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During World War II, the War Department made many  "Field Manuals", which are issued to soldiers for everything from how to operate a rifle to radio equipment, first aid etc. 

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The present manual is primarily designed for self·instruccion and general use but wilI also serve as a text in recognirion courses. It includes four types of material: black and white silhouettes; wash drawings; photographs; and editorial matter. The material in this manual has been assembled...read more

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 Lieutenant) January 06, 2015

This film presents a straightforward how-to guide for instruction in some of the basic aerobatic moves: loops, rolls, spins, etc.
National Archives Identifier: 6050353 - Local Identifier: 111-TF-505 - Creator(s): War Department. Office of the Chief Signal Officer.

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 Lieutenant) December 25, 2014

This training film shows virtually all the weapons and ammunition used by the US Army in WWII and how they are being used most efficiently. 

  • 45mm pistol 
  • 30 cal. carbine 
  • 30 cal. machine gun 
  • 50 cal. machine gun 
  • hand grenades 
  • rifle
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 Lieutenant) December 17, 2014

This film was produced by the Department of War and was overseen by film great John Ford. This full length version was cut to a half an hour for release because it concentrated too much on analysis and history and also because it criticized the U.S. Navy. At its new size, It was used to help...read more

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The Japanese produced their first modern light tank in 1935. This vehicle, the Type 95 (1935), subsequently was standardized and manufactured in large numbers. With its improved suspension and hull, and its turret-mounting of a Type 94 (1934) 37-mm highvelocity gun, it represented a...read more

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This bulletin has l)been l pl)ared from first-hand rleports on German methods of warfare as ellcollntered in lbi)va; many of thi docilllellts are
British in origin, but some of the more importanlt are verl)atiml reprints of captured German orders. The bulletin will serve a dual purl)ose: (...read more

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 Lieutenant) November 17, 2014
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German policy has consistently emphasized the development of highly mobile armies, and Germany's military successes have been gained in wars of maneuver. During the past 25 years the German High Command has become thoroughly convinced of the soundness of the Schlieffen theories of movement, ...read more

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 Lieutenant) November 16, 2014
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Germany is at present committed to a strategic defensive on her Western Front, and in recent months she has had to spur herself to feverish activity to add new fortifications on that front. Despite this recent emphasis on fortifications, however, there is no factual
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 Lieutenant) November 16, 2014
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The principal Germnan infantry weapons are here described in order to enable U. S. troops to identify and, when the opportunity exists, to operate them.'No attempt has been made to provide all the details necessary for the maintenance and repair of the weapons described.
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