This silent WWII German newsreel shows long range German bomber aircraft making strikes against Allied shipping in the Atlantic sea lanes near Ireland. In 1940, these "back door" raids were commonplace and costly to both sides. On one raid in July of that year for example, the Luftwaffe...read more
With the Marines at Tarawa (1944) - Academy Award Winning Documentary.- With the Marines at Tarawa is a 1944 short propaganda documentary film directed by Louis Hayward. It used authentic footage taken at the Battle of Tarawa to tell the story of the American servicemen from the time they get...read more
A lot of interesting scenes are showing on this footage: AVs, B-17s flying in formation over enemy terrain (numerous shots). Ints, B-17 in flight. Crewmen at their stations. AV, B-17s leaving vapor trails in the sky. AVs, flak bursts outside bomber. CU, airmen in helmet and oxygen mask. AVs,...read more
Footage of Allied landings in Normandy during Operation Neptune as a part of Operation Overlord. This video shows the fighting for the beaches mainly at Omaha Beach but also the other landing zones are shown.
The Normandy landings, codenamed Operation Neptune, were the landing operations...read more
Lancaster crew recorded during a bombing raid. This recording was made of the crew inside a Lancaster bomber during a raid over Berlin in September 1943 during World War Two. The bomber is attacked by a German fighter later on in the clip. The crew seems to panic as the fighter engages them,...read more
Stunning restored color footage of Corsairs, Hellcats and many other warbirds taking off, dogfighting, crashing and landing, probably during the Battle of the Philippine, a decisive naval battle of World War II which eliminated the Imperial Japanese Navy's ability to conduct large-scale carrier...read more
On 2 May 1945, after one of the most intense battles in human history, the guns at last stopped firing amongst the ruins of Berlin. According to Soviet veterans, the silence that followed the fighting was literally deafening. Less than four years after his attack on the Soviet Union, Hitler's...read more
On 6 June, 1944, D-Day, Easy 506th fought one of its most important battles. In a field between le Grand Chemin and the Brecourt Manor house, was a manmade ditch lined with trees. Spaced at intervals along that ditch, were three German artillery pieces, sited on the shoreline of Utah Beach near...read more
I know what you are thinking” This is going to be one of those Isis or refugee stories” ! No it is a WWII story, but it does indicate that that part of the world has been troublesome for quite a while.
On this day in 1941, British,Australian,Indian and Free French forces entered Syria...read more