German Army operations in the assault on France, during World War II
France Date:1940 Duration:2 min 53 sec Sound:Yes
The German assault on France during the Battle of France in World War II. French and other Allied soldiers surrender. The soldiers surrender to German officers on a street. Officers question the soldiers. French African soldiers surrender. German troops proceeding through places made famous during World War 1. The World War I battlefield at Compiegne. World War I memorials at the site. French Marshal Ferdinand Foch's statue and a memorial tablet with a dedication to him. A swastika placed on the memorial. A museum containing Foch's railway car in which the World War I armistice was signed. The Alsace-Lorraine Memorial. German troops battle their way through a village. Soldiers march with rifles. armored vehicles advance on roads. Street fighting between German and French soldiers. Soldiers fire machine guns and take cover among the ruins on the village. Rubble strewn across the streets. Soldiers enter and inspect damaged buildings. Smoke due to a sudden explosions nearby. The soldiers pass a corpse on the street.
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