WAR IN FOCUS
Taken: 23 JUNE 1940
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.