German tanks and troops advance through the Weygand Line defenses and remove rubble from streets in France.
France Date:1940 Duration:7 min 3 sec Sound:Yes
The German assault on France during the Battle of France in World War II. Camouflaged German tanks crash through a forest. They emerge from thick undergrowth onto a road. A German observation aircraft flies over bomb damaged areas. German tanks advance under aerial cover. German aircraft drop bombs over target areas. Explosions in and, on either side of a river. Wrecked vehicles on the roadside. The German convoy advances. Aircraft in flight. Soldiers take cover. Tank crews rest and advance with other forces. Tanks climb up and go down hill. Soldiers advance on foot. Tanks break through walls and advance through the Weygand Line defenses. An animated map depicts the advance of German Army Group A (under Gerd von Rundstedt) and Army Group B (under Fedor von Bock) through the Weygand Line defenses into the Chemin des Dames sector. German tanks advance through a wooded area, amidst trees and through water. Soldiers look through periscopes, take aim and fire tank guns. View of the battle field through tank periscopes. German units advance through a city. Soldiers on motorcycles, in trucks, Armored Personnel Carriers. The units move past bomb damaged buildings and dead horses on streets. A German officer surveys the area. Burning buildings and blazing oil tanks. Burning electric poles and wires. A French cathedral. German soldiers clear rubble. A German officer leeve supervises as soldiers clear rubble from a street. 'Cafe de Paris' on the sidewalk. A bomb damaged cathedral.
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