The period of occupation in France prefer to remember how heroic times. Charles de Gaulle, resistance … However impartial footage photochronicles show that it was not quite as telling veterans and write in the history books. These pictures are made correspondent of German magazine «Signal» in Paris 1942-44 period. Color film, sunny days, smiles French, welcoming the invaders. After ’63 collection after the war became the exhibition «The Parisians during the Occupation.» It caused a huge scandal. City Hall of Paris forbade her show in Paris. As a result, permission has been achieved, but France saw the footage only once. Second — public opinion is no longer afford to be. Was too stark a contrast between the heroic legend and truth.
Orchestra of the Republic Square. 1943 or 1944
Changing of the Guard. 1941
Kommendatura on a street corner on September 4th Avenue and the Opera House.
The crowd in the cafe.
The beach near the bridge Karruzel. Summer 1943
At the photos «Parisians during the Occupation.» What is still hypocrisy on the part of city officials to condemn the show for the «lack of historical context»! Just pictures of the journalist-collaborator great complement other pictures of the same subject, telling mostly about everyday life in Paris since the war. At the cost of collaboration this city escaped the fate of London or Dresden, or Leningrad. Carefree Parisians sitting in a cafe or in the park, boys, roller-skating, and fishermen on the Seine — it’s the same reality in France since the war, as well as clandestine activities of the Resistance. For which he could blame the organizers of the exhibition, is unclear.
Rue de Rivoli
Cinema for the German soldiers.
Showcase a photo-collaborator Marshal Petain.
Stand on Avenue Gabrieel.
Metro Marbeuf-Champs Elysees (now — Franklin D. Roosevelt). 1943
Shoes in fiber with wooden block. 1940s.
Poster Exhibition at the corner of rue Tilsit and the Champs Elysees. 1942
View of the Seine embankment with St. Bernard, 1942
The famous milliner Rose Valois, Madame le Monnier and Madame Agnes during the races at Longchamp racecourse, in August 1943.
Weigh jockeys at the racetrack Longchamp. August 1943
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier beneath the Arc de Triomphe, 1942
In the Luxembourg Gardens, in May 1942.
Nazi propaganda on the Champs Elysees. The text on the poster in the center: THEY gave His blood is providing work for the salvation of Europe from Bolshevism.
Another Nazi propaganda poster, released after the bombing of Rouen British aircraft in April 1944. In Rouen, as we know, was executed by the English national heroine of France, Joan of Arc. The inscription on the poster: KILLER ALWAYS COME BACK .. .. At the scene.
The caption to the picture says that the fuel for this bus served as a «town gas».
Two more avtomonstra the occupation. Both photos taken in April 1942. The upper image — a car, for which the fuel is charcoal. In the lower picture — a car that runs on compressed gas.
In the garden of the Palais-Royal.
The central market of Paris (Les Halles) in July 1942. In the photo is visible one of the metal structures (as pavilions Baltara) Napoleon III, which were demolished in 1969.
One of the few black-and photo Zucco. On it — the national funeral of Philip Enrio, Secretary of State for information and propaganda, speaking for the all-round cooperation with the occupiers. June 28, 1944 Enrio was shot dead by members of the resistance movement.
Playing cards in the Luxembourg Gardens, May 1942
The audience in the Luxembourg Gardens, May 1942
The Paris Central market (Les Halles, the very «belly of Paris«), they were called «meat bosses.»
Central Market, 1942
Rue de Rivoli, 1942
Rosier street in the Jewish quarter of the Marais (the Jews had to wear a yellow star on his chest.) 1942
Fair in the quarter Nacion. 1941
Bani on the Seine.
Anglers on the Seine. 1943
Place de la Concorde, 1942
Bicycle taxi in front of the restaurant «Max» on Peace Street. 1942
Advertising, are invited to work in Germany. It says: «If you want to earn more … come to work in Germany.» 1943
In the Vincennes Zoo.
And some more pictures.