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 HQ Batallón) June 21, 2017

Railway guns like the German WWII K5 gun had a very narrow aim. To get around that problem, Germans developed a circular track, allowing the gun to rotate and fire in 360 degrees.

A K5(E) is preserved at the United States Army Ordnance Museum in Fort Lee (Petersburg, Virginia). Leopold...read more

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As main part of the Manstein Plan or Fall Gelb (Case Yellow), you know the German Army Group A goal was crossing the Meuse river with the intention of capturing Sedan and pushing northwards towards the Channel coast, in order to entrap the Allied forces that were...read more

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The 4.7 cm PaK(t) (Sf) auf Panzerkampfwagen I ohne Turm, translating as "4.7 cm anti-tank gun (Czech) on turretless Pz.Kpfw. I was the first of its kind of tank destroyers in the war. 

It mounted a Czech Škoda 4.7 cm (1.9 in) cm Pak (t) anti-tank gun on a converted Panzer I Ausf. B...read more

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This tank battle, happened between 12 and 14 May 1940 at Hannut in Belgium, contributed decisively to the success of the German operational plan Fall Gelb (Case Yellow), by General Erich von Manstein. The primary purpose of the Germans was to tie down the strongest...read more

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 Lieutenant) June 15, 2017
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In this episode we’re looking at three brothers all in the US Navy at the start of the war, and their remarkable story. 

Angus is joined by Sally Mott Freeman, her book “The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific...read more

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A new discovery has been done by Paul G. Allen and his research team on boarding of R/V Petrel, his new research vessel outfitted with the latest deep sea exploration technology. It's the wreckage of the Italian destroyer: Artigliere RM. The Italian government was...read more

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 Lieutenant) June 04, 2017

Four reels discovered by researchers at the Eisenhower Library in 2014, were found to contain the first ever documentary of the D-Day landings. Intended as an initial report and produced in only days, the film was screened for military leadership and is mentioned in OSS reports as having been...read more

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US Troops made good use of large caches of abandoned German drop tanks as Ninth Air Force P-47 Thunderbolt fighter units moved into France in 1944, occupying airfields once used by the Luftwaffe. Empty they must weigh all of 25 pounds!

External drop tanks turned the Republic P-47...read more

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 HQ Batallón) June 04, 2017

PT-305 is a torpedo-armed fast attack craft used by Allied Navy in World War II. It's one of two fully restored and operational PT boats (and the only combat veteran). PT-305 ("Half Hitch", "Barfly", "USS Sudden Jerk") is a Higgins 78-foot (24 m) boat, that sank three enemy ships and took part...read more

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 Lieutenant) June 04, 2017

Historian David Fletcher MBE presents the thirty-eighth Tank Chat about the Churchill tank,  the last infantry tank design of the war and one of the most successful British tank designs of the Second World War. This tank is also the last Churchill VII of the production line (sometimes called...read more

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