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August, 25th 1944 : General dietrich Von Choltitz signs the german surrender 

August 1944: The Liberation of Paris

Archives américaines

1943-1946: World War II in colour
17 hours - Gaumont Collection

From 1942 until 1944, only one programme was broadcast throughout France: France Actualités. Produced by a Franco-German company, these materials were of course riddled with propaganda

Other newsreel programmes would not reappear until 1946 .

Intent on compiling the entire history of the 20th century on film and eager to fill the gap caused by wartime, Cinémathèque Gaumont acquired 100 or so items from the National Archives filmed during World War II, including some 20 colour sequences in 16 mm