In World War II, dogs and United States Army began to be closely related. The first step in this direction was done by Dogs for Defense, Inc. (DFD), a national civilian organization whose was intended to train dogs to perform sentry duty for the army along the coast of the United States. Aware...read more
Action by the Spearhead Division during the capture of Cologne in March, 1945, the first major German city to fall to Allied troops. Includes scenes of the fiery destruction of a German Mark V Panther tank by a 3rd Armored T26 Pershing tank in which gunner Clarence Smoyer of Pennsylvania scored...read more
Suicide Bomber Footage - Kamikaze Pilots in action. Japanese men and boys trained for death during WWII. Pathe video on Japanese suicide pilots during World War 2. The story behind the bombers, their training and first pictures of the killer weapons above the Pacific Ocean. Actual shots of...read more
Russia, Soviet Union (USSR). Various shots of the large scale Red Army manoeuvres in Russia. Infantry, artillery, air force, thanks etc. Troops advancing across the field. Several officers overlooking the manoeuvres. Various shots of Red Army officer (listed in the old record as Marshal...read more
Another quiet night for the RAF with only 51 bombers in the air on minelaying operations at Texel, Frisian Islands, Heligoland and the Baltic Sea. 27 Lancasters from 5 BG flew to the Baltic Sea, and R5679 was the only loss over enemy territory. The British service that listened to radio...read more
The de Havilland Mosquito is an important aircraft to the RNZAF. Two wartime New Zealand squadrons flew the Mosquito and the type saw service in the post-war RNZAF. The accompanying image shows four Mosquitoes of No.75 Sqn taxi-ing past the Whenuapai control tower during a public Open Day in...read more
On 23 November 1942 six Lockheed Hudsons of No.3 Sqn RNZAF flew into Henderson Field, Guadalcanal. A small party of ground crew and mechanics had already set up a camp which would be No.3 Sqn’s home on the front line. Guadalcanal had been fiercely fought over, when No. 3 Squadron deployed there...read more
In the dark years of WWII Bomber Command of the RAF provided the only means of taking the offensive against Nazi Germany. In January 1943 the Allied leaders authorised the Combined Bomber Offensive as the primary Allied assault on the Nazi war economy.