1940, les secrets de l'armistice
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François Delpla (himself, historian)
Michèle Cointet (herself, historian)
Evelyne Reynaud (daughter of Paul Reynaud, French Prime Minister [March-June 1940])
Jean-Noël Jeanneney (Historian, grandson of Jules Jeanneney [President of the French Senate in 1940])
Focus on the Armistice signed between France and Germany in June 1940. First part is about the weeks before and part two is telling the chronology of the negociations with rare sound recording of this historic 22 June 1940.
- 1 Part One : Le piège d'Hitler (15 mai - 21 juin)
- 2 Part Two : Les enregistrements cachés
- 3 See also
Part One : Le piège d'Hitler (15 mai - 21 juin)
RI+AR Fieseler Fi 156 C1 Storch, personal aircraft of Hermann Göring.
From a German propaganda movie of Summer 1940.
Only two airframes built in the mid 1930s. This spotter aircraft was designed for use from the submarine Surcouf.
Well known footage of a Junkers Ju 52/3m landing at Oslo/ Fornebu, Norway, April 1940 (narrator is saying "General De Gaulle is coming back from London" (!) so it is the wrong footage). Same action reused from other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
Next footage displays a Ju 52 wing.
Another anachronism : this Lockheed C-60A Lodestar was used by General De Gaulle ... in North Africa in 1943 ! Note the hidden fuselage roundel, probably a Free French Cross of Lorraine.
Third big aeronautical mistake : Germans are dropping leaflets asking to surrender ... from these British aircraft !
Part Two : Les enregistrements cachés
Gourdou Leseurre GL-812 HY serial 8 from Escadrille 7S3, Aéronautique Navale (French Fleet Air Arm). This footage was used in 1939 for a cross fading; see Charlie Chan in City in Darkness.
Lioré et Olivier LeO H257bis
Gourdou Leseurre GL-832 HY
Twenty two Gourdou Leseurre GL-832 HY built in 1934.
Reg. F-AZJU, one the very first Spanish CASA 352 (plate 24) built in 1943 from subparts provided by Junkers.