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Sightseeing in Paris; German officers

Film | Accession Number: 2003.483.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4408 | Film ID: 2720

Unsteady, shot from moving vehicle across streets, monument. Montmarte district in Paris. Camera steadies at 01:01:40. People exiting buildings. Germans in uniform on the street then across and to the top of the La Basilique du Sacre Coeur. Pan across street, encompassing bars (including one at 01:02:26 seen later in Story 4411), restaurants, shops. Civilians on the street; German officer (SS?) watching the scene turns and walks toward the camera, smiling, acknowledging the camera. Quality deteriorates at 01:02:55: darker and grainy, showing Germans walking on the street against French civilians; brief focus on a couple of older French people on the street; paintings for sale hung on the walls of buildings outside. Appears to be snowing. View down a narrow street toward the Basilica. German officer with dark-rimmed glasses with female friend. Brief shot of Germans entering a shop. 01:03:38 Scene at the Arc de Triomphe. The camera takes in the entire monument, panning up from the ground. French civilians walk through and around the Arc. German officer with female friend, and a lower-ranking German soldier, walking toward the camera. The same three are shown next to a car a moment later. This is probably a Paris sightseeing tour. 01:04:27 shows Notre Dame; same woman and man in the scene.

Duration
00:04:11
Event Date
June 1940?
Locale
Paris, France
Language
Silent
Genre/Form
Amateur.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Unknown Film Source
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Record last modified: 2018-11-27 11:03:36
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