French General, Philippe Leclerc consulting with staff in the Montparnasse, Paris, train station,during World War II
Paris France Date:1944, August 25 Duration:36 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Two civilians and two soldiers, are standing on the sidewalk in front of the train station at Montparnasse, Paris (Gare de Montparnasse) during World War 2. A remnant of former German occupation is a sign (in German) indicating it is for the German Army and contains the office of the train station guard officer. The French tricolor is displayed on the front of the building. Through the large glass window of the station, several men are seen huddled around a table inside. Camera moves inside, showing General Philippe Leclerc commander of the Free French 2nd Armored Division (2e Division Blindée,2e DB, aka La Division Leclerc). He is reviewing tactical maps with officers of his staff. After a glimpse of a train on a track behind them, the camera returns to Leclerc and his officers, and then pans upward to the train station clock reading 12:47.
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