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The Battle of Okinawa was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II.On June 21, 1945, after 82 days of battle, the Japanese troops were defeated. This was not intended to be the final major battle of World War II, only the staging...read more

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The Armistice of 22 June 1940 was signed at 18:36 near Compiègne, France, by the top military officials of Nazi Germany and more junior representatives from the French Third Republic. They included General Wilhelm Keitel, the...read more

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Rare footage of the Nagasaki nuclear bombing that ended WW2. Footage shows preparation, flight, and actual bombing.

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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

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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

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