Destroy Paris: Hitler’s Secret Plans

By 1944, as the Reich was crumbling, Hitler gave detailed orders for the destruction of Paris. He wanted the monuments and all the bridges mined and the city reduced to a “pile of rubble”.

General von Choltitz, the las Nazi commander in charge of Paris, famously claimed he saved the City of Light.

But what really happened? We investigate.


  • Year: 2018
  • Duration: 52 mins
  • Production: Eclectic
  • Director: Françoise Cros de Fabrique
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France


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