The story of how the people of Paris cope with the strains and struggles of war, from the siege of the city by the Prussians during the Franco-Prussian War of 1871 to the invasion by the Germans in World War II.
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Not bad but nothing new here. One has to remember though, that the film was shot in 1940 and that Julien Duvivier, and the audience, didn't know who would be the winners of WWII. In this regard, The Heart of a Nation, is worth your time.