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 Lieutenant) April 23, 2017

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

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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

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 Lieutenant) April 15, 2017
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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

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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.

During...read more

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 Lieutenant) April 10, 2017

What was hidden in the WW2 trench? Lots of military equipment was hidden or lost in trenches in the World War II. Let's see what was inside in this old one – possibly used also like a dump…

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 Lieutenant) March 21, 2017

A captured German Panzerfaust is fired at an empty tank in a demonstration for 8th Division troops in Germany during WW2.

This clip is very short so I added a replay segment to save you from having to hit the replay button.  Sorry about the fuzzy blob in the upper right corner of the...read more

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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

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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.

Dulles incredibly was approached by a...read more

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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

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