1. L'Humanite newspaper with France Libre on the cover
2. Close up of front page photo of Parisians partying sixty years ago
3. People dressed as US soldiers and Frenchmen from the 1940's driving to the Bastille in military vehicles
4. Sun sets on the Bastille statue and tank
5. Wide pan from Parisian spectators to performers on stage
6. Super wide of stage and crowd
7. Mock US soldiers sitting on tank watching the show
8. Close up of mock US soldier's girlfriend
9. Crowd cheering and French tricolour being waved in crowd
10. Performers waving French flags on stage
11. Pan of performers dancing swing
12. Various of mock US soldiers and women and driving through the crowd in military vehicles
13. Performers dancing
14. Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe dancing
15. SOUNDBITE (French) Bertrand Delanoe, Paris Mayor:
"Tonight it's the party, the rejoicing, but before there is reflection, the get-together, the Parisians came in number to honour those who liberated us: French and foreigners, notably the Americans, and at the same time they really magnified the values of the liberation. The liberty, the solidarity, the fraternity, to fight against barbarism, the Nazis, anti-Semitism, fascism. The Parisians tonight are marvellous because they are celebrating the values that they have identified as their own. The values of the liberation, the values of civilisation."
16. SOUNDBITE (French) Karina Moulon, Vox Pop:
"I have Spanish friends and American friends who are here tonight in the crowds, so God bless America and long live France."
Paris capped a day of solemn and official ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of its liberation from Nazi occupiers on Wednesday with a big bash at the Place de la Bastille.
Tens of thousands turned out to watch a joyous show featuring swing dancers and 1940's music celebrating the anniversary of a freed France.
Female performers wore berets and long skirts while their male counterparts wore military uniforms from the war.
France's tricolour flag appeared to be everywhere and some Parisians held up the American flag as well.
Ahead of the show, vintage vehicles filled with actors portraying US soldiers and French soldiers snaked through Paris streets mirroring the paths taken by France's 2nd Armoured Division and the US 4th Infantry Division.
Their arrival at the Bastille sixty years ago assured an end to Paris' dark days.
But on Wednesday night they were part of the celebrations as mock US soldiers passing in military cars were kissed by French women.
Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe who joined the festivities said the French were exemplifying the values of the liberation.
Paris was a hungry, fearful city under the Nazi boot. Parisians ate sparsely with ration cards and, with collaborators among them, were uncertain
whom to trust and tens of thousands of Jews were rounded up and deported.
Hope for salvation soared with the Allied invasion of Normandy - D-Day - on June 6, 1944.
The Resistance movement, stepping up pressure, began taking its rebellion to the streets. On July 14, 1944, some 100,000 Parisians demonstrated around the city. Police emboldened by the growing revolt, did not intervene.
More than 1,400 Parisians - including 582 civilians - were killed in street battles. Some 3,200 Nazis were killed.
Despite an order from Hitler to leave Paris in ruins, when the Nazis left the city was battered but intact.