PG-13 | | Drama, History, War
The departure of the German Army from Paris in 1944.
Before the shooting of the movie, General De Gaulle discussed at the Elysee palace with Director René Clément about the way he wished the film to be made. De Gaulle refused to be shown in the film, and insisted that the French resistance was depicted as the true savior of Paris, and not the U.S. Army.
Général Von Choltitz:
Herr Consul, if I thought that the destruction of Paris could win the war for Germany... I would set the city on fire myself. But we've lost the war.
German sappers are shown setting conventional explosives on Paris bridges. The Germans actually set used surplus naval torpedoes under the bridges.
The end credit sequence is in color.
French, German, English