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14/06/1940 German tanks enter Paris


German Troops In Paris: World War II (1940) | British Pathé


Fall of Paris


Paris 1940 - Deutsche Besatzung - German Occupation - l´Occupation allemande, film: color/bw

The Battle of France was the German invasion of France during the Second World War. As the Germans progressed towards the capital, the French resisted their approaches strongly, but the line eventually broke in several places. To bolster French resistance, Churchill attended a meeting of the Anglo-French Supreme War Council at Tours where he suggested a Franco-British Union. The French rejected the offer, and the following day, Paris fell.
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    • Prelude 

    • Battle 

    • Aftermath