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 Lieutenant) March 16, 2016
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This month marks 75 years since the United States launched its Lend-Lease program to supply the Allies with much-needed war materiel for the fight against Hitler. Downplayed by the Soviet Union, the program was of vital importance to the USSR’s war effort, as...read more

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In June 1942 the most modern aircraft carriers in the US Navy and IJN were the USS Enterprise and the HIJMS Zuikaku. This video gives you an overview on the dimensions, defensive capabilities and aircraft of these Yorktown and Shokaku class carriers.read more

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As early as October 1940 aircraft designer Willy Messerschmitt proposed to Ernst Udet, Chief of Air Armaments, that the Luftwaffe should procure "tank-carrying gliders". The first technical proposal for such a plane was produced in November of the same year...read more

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The Sd.Kfz. 247 was an armored command car used by the German Armed Forces during World War II. The 58 four-wheeled models (Ausf. B), were built during the war. The proper name was schwerer geländegängiger...read more

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Rommel just escaped total defeat during Operation Crusader in 1941. After came the defeat in the Battle of Gazala and the fall of Tobruk in 1942. Finally, the allied victory in El Alamein at the end of 1942. You can watch a lot of tanks: Crusaders, Grants, Shermans... a lot of Allied and Axis...read more

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In this episode Angus is looking at the Java Sea Campaign, with Jeffrey Cox.

Jeff’s book Rising Sun, Falling Skies: The disastrous Java Sea Campaign of World War II from Osprey publishing, examines the events following Pearl Harbor.

In their own lighting offensive the Japanese...read more

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The Battle of Stalingrad was one of the largest and deadliest battles in World War II. It was a turning point in the war. The Sixth Army, under the command of Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus went into battle with 675 Tanks of various models. ...read more

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 HQ Batallón) February 22, 2016

The Eastern Front stretched for 1,400 kilometers, from the Arctic Circle in the North, to Crimea in the South, and flashpoints changed all through the war as the two adversaries probed each other and fought over the same increasingly devastated territory. This heatmap shows the major battles of...read more

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The 7.5 cm Pak 40 formed the backbone of German anti-tank guns for the latter part of World War II, so it was the standard German anti-tank gun. Following the invasion of the USSR in 1941 and the appearance of heavily armoured Soviet tanks such as the T-34...read more

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At the beginning of the "First Battle of Alamein", Rommel's DAK suffered an unexpected coup when they lost the signals intercept unit Nachrichten Fern Aufklarung Kompanie 621 (NFAK 621) which was commanded by the Hauptmann (Captain) Alfred...read more

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