13 June 1940. The Wehrmacht forces entered the northern suburbs of Paris.
To avoid its destruction, the French capital was declared an open city. The German Army occupied Paris from East to West. Adolf Hitler had his revenge! The swastika was flown over all Paris landmarks. The Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Palais Garnier, and even Notre-Dame, were now under Nazi control.
The Fuhrer manifested his desire to gain greater knowledge of Parisian architecture in order to better enforce the might of New Berlin! But the Germans were not simple tourists. Acts of resistance would be organized around the great Paris monuments. The cables of the Eiffel Tower lifts were cut and the lifts would remain inoperative for the duration of the occupation. At the Opera Garnier, technicians and musicians carried out acts of sabotage. In the face of this resistance, the occupant did not remain idle, he chose to fix death sentences that were largely relayed by propaganda. Men and women joined the Resistance to save Paris monuments in the face of Germany supremacy.
Throughout this documentary, present-day historians and curators will revisit the darkest hours of the French capital.