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Reel Number: 221369-06
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1940,1940s
TC Begins: 09:41:54
TC Ends: 09:51:55
WWII - 1940, France: German Panzer Invasion - Maps of Advance & Fighting German 19th Tank Corps & von Kleist group offensive against France, Jun40. 1st, 2nd & 10th Panzer DIv. Artillery in sandbagged position; plane falling straight down & exploding, CU burning wreckage. 09:42:12 Map w/ animation showing break thru of Maginot line. 09:43:19 Field w/ tanks (French?) spread across; twin engine bomber overhead & Stuka. Bombs exploding, tanks moving across fields, POV inside tank. Tanks firing, one burning. Biplanes overhead. Tanks across field & firing. Stuka dive bombing. CU tanks firing. French tank captured & inspected. Tank crew taken prisoner. CUs. Heavily bandaged crewmen into car; other questioned by German officers in another car. 09:46:05 Destroyed French tank, half-track truck & other vehicles. Dead & wounded crewmen. Ambulance. Man carried on stretcher. Grave w/ swastika over & officers salute. 09:46:55 Map w/ panzer advance & breakout animated. 09:49:13 German troops advance; massive number of French prisoners of war taken (POWs). Pontoon bridge crossed. Tanks moving forward; infantry thru woods & POV along road w/ tanks. Ten British fighter planes low, infantry to ground, tank in woods; planes fire. Troops get up & go forward, tanks forward. 09:51:08 Pipe smoking accordion player & troops singing while resting by road. Pan over hillside. Germans moving forward past wrecked equipment. NOTE: Very up-beat! Fall of France; WW2 German Invasion; German Officers; Panzer Tanks; Propaganda; NOTE: In our experience German Nazi material is considered in the public domain throughout the world. If users feel any further clearances are necessary they are to be their own responsibility.
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