Germans advance through the burning ruins of Tagnon and abandoned French war equipment in Chateau-Thierry during World War II.
France Date:1940 Duration:6 min 2 sec Sound:Yes
The German assault on France during the Battle of France in World War II. German artillery on a rail car. Soldiers load and fire the gun. Troops on the railway tracks. German cavalry advances with horse carts. French prisoners march to the rear carrying their wounded. Ruins of Fort Brimont after bombing by German Luftwaffe Stukas. Street fighting in the town. Soldiers fire and take cover among the ruins. Rubble strewn all over the roads. Soldiers jump over barricades erected on the roads. Soldiers on foot and in horse carriages. The Notre Dame de Reims cathedral. The Germans charge French positions amid the burning ruins of Tagnon. Panzer division tanks and troops make their way through the streets. Smoke due to explosions in a town and in nearby fields. Soldiers cross fields. Burning structures. Street fighting in the town. Machine guns fired. Soldiers ready artillery. Chateau-Thierry: Germans advance past abandoned and wrecked French war equipment. Street fighting. Soldiers take cover in the ruins. They enter and check damaged buildings. Soldiers fire machine guns from within the ruins. The deserted streets. Germans cross the Marne on rafts. Troops on foot, in vehicles, the horse cavalry and equipment laden carriages advance towards Paris. Soldiers rest and sleep.
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