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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 Lieutenant) March 15, 2017
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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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 Lieutenant) March 01, 2017
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Once the Allies had crossed the English Channel on D-Day the next large natural barrier would be the crossing of the Rhine into Germany. 

Toward the end of 1944 the fighting had been hard, the Americans had slogged through the Hürtgen Forest, everyone had reeled against the German counter...read more

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 Lieutenant) February 28, 2017

In this case, is deal of a German coastal artillery position in Denmark. It was a heavily defended section of the 'Atlantic Wall' built by Nazi Germany during the World War II. 

The MarineKüstenBatterie (MKB = Navy Coast Battery) in Lokken, Jammerbucht bay, Northern Denmark, North Sea...read more

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 HQ Batallón) February 26, 2017

USS Wisconsin (BB-64), one of the "fast battleship" designs planned in 1938 by US Government, was the third of the four completed ships of the Iowa class of battleships. Her keel was laid down on January 25, 1941, at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. She was launched on December 7, 1943 and...read more

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 Lieutenant) February 19, 2017

No doubts! This is an original MG 42 in 7.92mm, although fire rate seems a bit slow. This is because it's simply using the heavy type bolt, which reduces the rate of fire to about 900 rpm. The maximum cyclic rate of the mechanisms of MG 42 is often exaggerated and inaccurate. This machine gun...read more

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 Lieutenant) February 16, 2017

It's possible that you have seen many times the footage of the boys from the Hitler Youth as young as 12, being decorated by Adolf Hitler with Iron Crosses for their heroism in the defense of Berlin. This happened on March 19th 1945, on the 56th Hitler's birthday. This moment was the last time...read more

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 Lieutenant) February 15, 2017

The Panzerfaust was a hand-held German anti-tank weapon with a hollow-charge/shaped-charge warhead. The Panzerfaust was in use from 1943 until the end of the war. When used against tanks, the Panzerfaust had an impressive Beyond-armour effect. During the last stages of the war, many poorly...read more

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