Panther tank production line
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Troop train (1943)
Evocative World War II-era film following a troop train: the coordination of effort; its staging and assembly of cars, cargo and passengers.
Arkansas Field Artillery Unit Fires M109A6 Paladins
The M109A6 is a self propelled 155-mm Howitzer cannon, capable of delivering accurate predictive fires out to a distance of approximately 18 miles.
Self-propelled artillery has a history almost as old as tanks, and the French were early adopters in both fields. From First World War field guns to Cold War anti-aircraft weapons, here are some of their creations…
Self-propelled artillery has a history almost as old as tanks, and the French were early adopters in both fields. From First World War field guns to Cold
Preparation For The Airborne Invasion of Normandy (Original WW2 Footage)
Original WW2 footage of the preparation for the Airborne invasion of Normandy.
In addition to World War II, the M3 was used in the war in Algeria, Indochina and in Korea. Furthermore, it was part of the arsenal of the Israeli army and took part in the wars of 1948, 1956, 1976 and 1982. In 2013, about 20 M3 armored vehicles were still in service in Paraguay.
The M3 Half-Track Personnel Carrier was an open-topped armored car with front wheels and rear tracks. It was actively used by the USA during the Second
Albert Speer examines a T-34 in June 1943
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He was a man who was short in stature, standing only five foot five, but in terms of his deeds and reputation he was a giant.
On the December 23, 1950, a military jeep with two occupants was traveling on a dirt road just outside Seoul, Korea. A convoy of trucks was moving in the
Troops of British King's Shropshire Light Infantry regiment resting next to a Sherman tank of British 3rd Royal Tank Regiment, France, 15 August 1944.
The rebuild begins with help from the Weald Foundation
A few weeks ago disaster struck the Nashorn Restoration Project, the team had devoted their free time and a lot of money to their beloved project over the
According to Maskelyne, the success of the operation catapulted his group of men, known as the “Magic Gang”, to further assignments for the British Army in North Africa.
World War II has no shortage of heroes especially those that had no previous military experience. However, when duty called a British magician decided to
Seventy-seven years ago, Gen. George S. Patton’s biggest problem was boredom. The Army general was on a ship, the USS Augusta, in the Atlantic Ocean after a two-week voyage from the States but still a week before Operation Torch would begin.
Seventy-seven years ago, Gen. George S. Patton's biggest problem was boredom. The Army general was on a ship, the USS Augusta, in the Atlantic Ocean after
M4 Sherman tank and troops of Company G, 740th Tank Battalion, 504th Regiment, US 82nd Airborne Division operating in snowy conditions, near Herresbach, Belgium, January 1945.
Eight British soldiers, known as the Fray Bentos Boys, spent three days and two nights during World War I in possibly the worst place they could have been.
Eight British soldiers, known as the Fray Bentos Boys, spent three days and two nights during World War I in possibly the worst place they could have
The Germans had been preparing for years for this moment. Ever since Adolf Hitler came to power, he had been advancing a strategy of expansion in which Germany would dominate Europe through strength of arms.
On the 10th of May 1940, the German Army began its invasion of Western Europe. To ensure a route through to France, the Germans invaded neutral countries
Not a total failure. Made good razor blades after the war...
In online history buff circles the Ferdinand, or "Elefant" as later versions were renamed, is something of a meme. To many it represents the absurd
M46 medium tank of US 1st Marine Division, Korea, 5 July 1953.
"The Man in the High Castle" anyone?
Had the Führer’s strategic vision gone according to plan, the Third Reich would have reached its full military might in 1948. On June 22, 1941, Operation
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Soviet and American tanks face each other at Checkpoint Charlie, during the Berlin Crisis of 1961.
This is an exciting cinematic scene, but is such a thing possible? Could it actually happen during a real war?
In the movie Saving Private Ryan, there is a scene where American soldiers drop a grenade into a Tiger tank. This is an exciting cinematic scene, but is
The enormous scale of tank warfare during World War II consequently lead to creating counter-measures. The armor of early tanks was relatively thin.
Hamilton's Own Field Artillery Live Fire
1-5 Field Artillery (Hamilton's Own) conduct Live Fire.
"Rosco I wish, I just wish that for once you'd use your head for somethin other than a handy place to hang your teeth." - Boss Hogg
There was quite a number of television shows from the late 1970s which easily had spectators feeling like they were watching paint dry. But The Dukes of
While many battle cries died out without being passed to another generation, the Confederate “Rebell Yell” was captured on a recording in 1935, during a veteran reunion hosted by the Library of Congress.
War cries have played an important role in combat throughout history. Intended to boost the morale of those performing it, as well as to taunt the enemy,
Captain James B. Lloyd, liaison officer with the 370th Fighter Group, examines and overturned German "Panther" tank that fell victim to an attack by USAAF P-38 Lightning fighters during the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944. Mastery of the air gave Allied forces the decisive edge against the failing German defenders.
It's an honest account - my not be pretty but it is fact
As many US newspapers start to put their documents from the past years online - many long forgotten stories and interviews are coming to light. One
Come over and join us on instagram - These engines are the fastest in any tanks in the European Theater of Operations, forwards or backwards. You see, man, we like to feel we can get out of trouble, quicker than we got into it.
IS-2m heavy tanks in Berlin
The M22, classified as an “airborne tank”, first saw action during Operation Varsity in March 1945. Two units from the British 6th Airborne Division were equipped with eight M22s, now nicknamed the “Locust”. The Locusts were intended to land and reinforce the first wave of infantry paratroopers.
In 1941, the British were looking for a good light tank they could put on a glider and land with their infantry behind enemy lines. In 1941 the Allies
Even though French tanks were advanced for their time, the doctrines under which they were operated still dated from the Great War.
During the interwar period, France was the military powerhouse of Continental Europe. Being victors of the First World War, the French began to develop
Sherman tank literally blown open - artillery hit?
The heavy armor and powerful gun made it extremely efficient against other tanks on the battlefield. But it wasn’t without flaws.
The Germans were retreating on every front. They hadn’t had a real success against the Russians in years, and their last offensive at Kursk had been
Invasion of Southern France WW2 (Original footage)
Invasion of Southern France by the 7th army and subsequent junction with the American 3rd army in northwest part of France.
The U.S. invasion of Grenada was a success in spite of the lack of pertinent intelligence and other shortcomings that the invasion forces encountered
The United States’ invasion of Grenada commenced in earnest on 25 October 1983, on the orders of President Ronald Reagan. The invading force was made up
The tank performed fairly well in its early combat days, especially in North Africa. It was responsible for knocking out a Tiger I in Tunisia, in 1943.
The tank that had the honor of bearing the name of Winston Churchill easily falls into the category of one of the most iconic British armored vehicles of
The liberation of Western Europe from the Nazis was a truly international effort.
The D-Day landings and the subsequent campaign to capture Normandy might have been master-minded by British and American commanders, but they included
Trench maneuvering during the Battle of Cambrai. France, 1917.
The troops of the Red Army for the first time managed to encircle and defeat one of the strongest armies of the Wehrmacht. Here are five facts of this bloody battle.
The Battle of Stalingrad was one of the biggest battles of World War II. During the battle, both the Soviets and the Germans suffered significant losses.
Eerie Drone Footage Of The Abandoned Mullberry Harbour
June 6, 1944. The first day of the Allied invasion of France, beginning soon after midnight, was later to be dubbed the “longest day.” American, British,
With the battle of Berlin raging on and German defenses growing weaker by the minute, the war was already lost.
After France was reclaimed by Allied forces, the Germans mustered their own forces for an all-out counterattack in the Battle of the Bulge. They inflicted
The effect of large-caliber artillery projectiles could be very dramatic as seen in this Pz.Kpfw. IV with its lower bow blasted open .
A rolling bunker
The German Panzer VIII tank of World War II, codenamed the Maus tank, was intended to be the biggest, best-armored and most powerful tank ever built – and
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