Experience what the men of WWII were taught about protection against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). This 2-minute video illustrates the importance of protection and wearing “rubbers” while serving to protect against STDs like Syphilis. The kicker is the message to soldiers to watch their alcohol intake because drinking leads to poor decisions!
This once-secret film details the discoveries and technology of the new era of “Smart Bombs”. The Fritz-X was steered by an operator in the launching aircraft. The steering signals were communicated over a radio link between the aircraft’s Kehl transmitter and the weapon’s Straßburg receiver. The crewman who guided the bomb had to be able to see the target at all times, and the bomb had a flare in the tail so it could be seen from the controlling aircraft. The disadvantage with this — in comparison to self contained glide bombs like the slightly later VB-6 Felix — were that the aircraft had to be flown toward the target on a steady course and that as the missile neared its target it became possible to misguide by jamming its radio channel.
Can you identify where and when this color WWII film was taken? This film
was spliced to another years ago and turned up in our research. What were
the soldiers and sailors up to? Looks like preparations for an amphibious
assault, but where? When? Please add your commentary to the video page.
In WWII outnumbered Allied tank battalions had to devise clever means of concealment and camouflage. In Africa they made use of the natural resources around them to create special dyes and created “dummy” tanks. So how do you hide a tank in plain sight? Surround it with a number of fake tanks.
A 105 mm Howitzer helps a tank with its “ventilation”.
One man versus five or more? Try the weapon with 250 rounds a minute and “mow ‘em down like wheat!”
Hmmm, which would I rather use — a .45 caliber pistol or a 105 mm Howitzer? They’ll need more than an aspirin after its used!
Also see parts 2 and 3 for more…
German Armed Forces in Finland invade the USSR.