Documentary of events in Europe from just before D-day until the liberation of Paris.
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01:41:47 Start of Part Two titles.
01:41:55 VS Mulberry harbours. Free French army come ashore. Planes overhead. VS bombing. Smoke rising from the ground. British infantry at Falaise in France. Tanks firing on buildings. VS vehicles travelling through damaged streets.
01:43:28 German trucks in Paris. French listening to radios. Ambulances in streets. Street sign "Zur Normandie Front". People tear down posters of Lavalle. FFI (French Forces of the Interior) work in offices. Man checks pistol, two stick grenades lie on table. Women tie on FFI armbands. Poster from French Resistance. German soldiers cycle. German troops in truck. Civilians preparing barricades. French tricolour flag out of window.
01:44:41 Aerial allied trucks and tanks. American troops in French town. Crowds greet liberating troops. Aerials of allied aircraft strafe German trucks. Explosions on railway lines. CU road sign 'Chartres'. GV Chartres Cathedral. American troops advance through the town. Paris - People fire guns. VS Resistance fighting and wounded rescued. American troops relax. People wave from gate. Captured German troops. Newspapers given out.
01:46:50 Allied troops coming on shore on Cote D'Azur. Aerials French army along roads. People greet the troops, they wave and blow kisses. Paris skyline. Civilians on the streets. Burned out vehicles. German soldier looking rather dishevelled. Injured man carried on stretcher. German armoured personal carrier along road. French people run along street. French resistance fighters shoot. Injured man bleeding heavily. French troop carriers along road. Fighting on the streets of Paris. Vehicles burn. Man throws grenade from window. Wonderful aerial shot following road into Paris - people walk along road. People wave to advancing troops. Great tracking shot from car along road - crowds wave and cheer.
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