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 Lieutenant) December 17, 2016

Rifles were a widely used type of weapon during the Second World War. A nation would field one or more types of infantry rifles. While some were more specifically identified with particular nations, others were used by various countries more randomly with no apparent partialities.

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 Lieutenant) December 15, 2016
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With the holiday season upon us Angus has a festive episode for you.

The US 28th Infantry Division landed in France in July of 1944. After fighting through the Bocage, and taking part in the parade through Paris to mark its liberation, they were sent to the Hürtgen Forest.

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"Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."

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World War II Navy veteran Will Lehner recalls sinking a Japanese submarine while aboard USS Ward during the onset of the attack on Pearl Harbor. 

USS Ward fired the first American shot in World War II. USS Ward (DD-139) was a 1,267 t Wickes-class destroyer in the United States Navy during...read more

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Listen to the 2,000 horsepower generated by the 2,800 cubic inches of the supercharged, 18 cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-2800! You'll see during the flybys why the Japanese called this fighter the "Whistling Death." 

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"Atlantic Wall" is a new war movie set during World War II, which will be starred by Bradley Cooper. At this moment, the Black List WWII drama film is in development. This project will be set for a 2018 release and it's planned to shoot on location in Normandy, as...read more

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Battleships and Battlecruisers were still seen as the height of sea power at the beginning of WWII, and having the most powerful and fastest battleships was considered all important, but by the war's end, these floating fortresses found their...read more

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The P-47 was designed around the powerful Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp, 18 cylindre engine—the same engine used by two very successful U.S. Navy fighters, the Grumman F6F Hellcat, Vought F4U Corsair, F7F Tigercat, F8F Bearcat, P-61 Black Widow, A-26 Invader and many others. The P-47D-...read more

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The Brewster SB2A Buccaneer lacked ruggedness, incurring many stress problems that made it unreliable, even as a trainer. Overweight, underpowered, and lacking maneuverability, the Brewster SB2A Buccaneer was a classic failure. As a result, SB2As only...read more

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 Lieutenant) November 27, 2016

War was not yet over, and that was the reason what it was still necessary making patriotic films with propagandistic value. This was the case of the film "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" (1944), which  was based on the true story of the Doolittle Raid, America's first retaliatory air strike against...read more

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