Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Educational Films. 1942 - 1947. THE FRENCH CAMPAIGN

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Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Educational Films. 1942 - 1947. THE FRENCH CAMPAIGN

1944

Reel 1 shows the Eiffel Tower and crowds in the streets of Paris. Mobilization placards are posted in 1939 as war is declared on Germany. Civilians dig air raid shelters and sandbag buildings. Newspaper headlines announce the fall of Poland and the invasion of the Low Countries. German motorized forces roll through France. German troops march into Paris under the Arc de Triomphe as Parisians weep. Hitler and Goring enter Paris. Pres. Roosevelt addresses Congress. Volunteer workers prepare packages for French relief. U.S. troops drill, ships are constructed, factories turn out guns and tanks, and convoys cross the Atlantic. President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Churchill confer in Quebec and confer with Stalin, Molotov, and Marshall in Tehran. U.S. planes bomb Germany. Slave laborers construct German fortifications along the French coast and German officers inspect it. Gens. Montgomery and Eisenhower plan the European invasion at headquarters. Allied troops land on the Normandy coast under cover of an aerial and naval barrage. Reel 2 shows the fighting in Normandy and the capture of Cherbourg. Engineers clear Cherbourg harbor. Gens. Eisenhower, Bradley, and Patton confer at the front. Allied planes bomb Germany. Shows wrecked German equipment and German prisoners. Free French forces battle the Germans in Paris and Gens. Le Clerc and De Gaulle enter the city as crowds cheer.

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