French officers examine facilities used by Gestapo during Nazi occupation of France in World War II
Paris France Date:1945 Duration:1 min 36 sec Sound:Yes
Views of Nazi facilities that had been used by the Gestapo to torture and kill prisoners during the German occupation of Paris, France, in World War 2. A long low tunnel is seen (that had been a rifle range for the Ministry of Aviation). French soldiers and Partisans examine wooden stakes and hand prints of victims on the walls. Closeup of the uniformed French officers examining the wooden stakes where prisoners were executed by firing squads. Numerous bullet holes and damage is evident in the stakes. A blindfold and rosary are found on one stake. In another area, the officers examine wooden coffins ready for use. In the courtyard, a large excavation is shown where numerous bodies were dug up. Wooden boxes are seen that contained bodies.
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