It is estimated that between September 1943 and April 1945, some 60,000-70,000 Allied and 150,000 German soldiers died in Italy. Overall Allied casualties during the campaign totaled about 320,000 and the corresponding German figure (excluding those involved in the final surrender) was well...read more
Drone footage captured a freshly constructed Reichstag replica in Kubinka's Patriot Park, Moscow Region, Sunday, which has been installed to recreate the Red Army's storming of the building during the 1945 Battle of Berlin.
A dramatic and realistic reconstruction of the final days of...read more
We’re looking at amphibious operations during WWII in this episode. We’re all pretty familiar with the handful in the European Theatre (Torch, Husky, Avalanche, Overlord and Dragoon), but in the Pacific the list is long… And in many cases the men taking part would partake in numerous assault...read more
The Panther had an excellent combination of firepower, mobility, and protection. The Panther proved to be deadly in open country and long range engagements against tanks like the T-34, but vulnerable in close quarters combat.
Paratroopers from the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment jump from C47s flying at altitudes of 500-600 feet to begin the recapture of the island of Corregidor on 16 February 1945 in this footage from World War 2. The paratroopers land on the golf course and parade ground near the barracks and...read more
In this episode we’re looking at a topic we touched upon way back in episode 06 when we looked at the OSS. We’re looking at the OSS spy station chief in Bern, Switzerland, Allen Dulles and his connections with the German resistance during WWII.
The Japanese did not make very extensive use of paratroopers and development of specialized weapons for them also lagged. Japanese airborne troops jumped armed with pistols and grenades, and their rifles and machine guns were dropped separately in containers. The...read more