WAR IN FO­CUS

Taken: 23 JUNE 1940

History of War - - CONTENTS -

Stun­ning im­agery from through­out his­tory

Adolf Hitler and se­nior mem­bers of the Nazi lead­er­ship in Paris, dur­ing the führer’s one and only visit to the city. Dur­ing the oc­cu­pa­tion, a French re­sis­tance mem­ber scaled the Eif­fel Tower and un­furled a tri­colour. In 1944, as the Al­lies ap­proached the cap­i­tal, Hitler or­dered the Eif­fel Tower and the rest of the city to be de­mol­ished.

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