My Luftwaffe is invincible.... And so now we turn to England. How long will this one last - two, three weeks? (Hermann Goering, June 1940) One of the most famous people in the world came to tour the city of Paris for the first time on June 28, 1940. Over the next three hours, he rode through the city's streets, stopping to tour L'Opéra Paris. He rode down the Champs-Elysées toward the Trocadero and the Eiffel Tower, where he had his picture taken. After passing through the Arc de Triomphe, he toured the Pantheon and old medieval churches, though he did not manage to see the Louvre or the Palace of Justice. Heading back to the airport, he told his staff, "It was the dream of my life to be permitted to see Paris. I cannot say how happy I am to have that dream fulfilled today." Four years after his tour, Adolf Hitler would order the city's garrison commander, General Dietrich von Choltitz, to destroy Paris, warning his subordinate that the city "must not fall into the enemy's hand except lying in complete debris." Of course Paris was not destroyed before the Allies liberated it, but it would take more than four years for them to wrest control of France from Nazi Germany after they took the country by storm in about a month in 1940. That said, it's widely overlooked today given how history played out that as the power of Nazi Germany grew alarmingly during the 1930s, the French sought means to defend their territory against the rising menace of the Thousand-Year Reich. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christian Carvajal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039607/bk_acx0_039607_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Athis Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield which is located approximately 1 km southeast of Athis, approximately 132 km east-northeast of Paris.Originally a 1930s airport which was seized by the Germans during the Battle of France, it was used by the Luftwaffe, then by the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. After the war, the site was abandoned and is now agricultural fields.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Valence-Chabeuil Airport is an airport in France, located about 5 miles east-southeast of Bourg-lès-Valence (Departement de la Drome,Rhone-Alpes), approximately 300 miles south-southeast of Paris. The airport was a pre-World War II French Air Force (Armée de l'Air) airfield. After the Battle of France, it was sized by Nazi Germany in November 1942. It was later used by the Luftwaffe, and after the Allied Invasion of southern France in August 1944, by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force. Used by the French Air Force base after the war, it was closed and today the airport is used for general aviation, with no commercial airline service. It is still occasionally used by military aircraft.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Amiens Glisy Aerodrome (French: Aérodrome d'Amiens - Glisy) (IATA: QAM, ICAO: LFAY) is an airport serving Amiens, the capital city of the Somme department in the Picardy (Picardie) region of France. The airport is located 7 km (4 mi) east-southeast of Amiens, in Glisy.The airport is used for general aviation, with no commercial airline service.During World War II the airport was used by the German Luftwaffe during the occupation of France. It was attacked by the United States Army Air Force on several occasions in the spring of 1944. Later, it was liberated by the British Second Army in August 1944.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Aeroperú (Empresa Nacional de Aeronavegación del Perú, SA) war die nationale Fluggesellschaft Perus. Sie existierte von 1973 bis 1999. Finanzielle Probleme führten zum Ende der Gesellschaft. Aeroperú begann ihr Fluggeschäft im Jahr 1973, um die internationalen Destinationen von APSA (damals eine Tochter der PanAm) zu übernehmen. Zunächst wurde Aeroperú überwiegend von der peruanischen Luftwaffe kontrolliert. Von ihrer Basis am Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima aus wuchs das Streckennetz der Airline national wie auch international. Zur Flotte gehörten damals Fokker F-28, Boeing 727 und Douglas DC-8. Schwerpunktmäßig wurden südamerikanische Flughäfen angeflogen aber auch Mexiko-Stadt und Miami.