US Forces demolish a hotel in Iraq…
B-29 plant stays open on V-E day to symbolize the fact that the war is not over yet. The country celebrates elsewhere. Capital building and the Statue of Liberty are lit again at night.
U.S. Air Force personnel from 557th Expeditionary Red Horse Squadron transport construction materials, and work on various construction projects in Tikrit, Iraq, Sept. 15, 2006.
IRAQ – CIVILIAN CONTRACTORS BLOW UP 100 TONS OF EXTRA EXPLOSIVES
After WWII the first Allied war trial found German General Anton Dostler guilty of war crimes. He was sentenced to death by firing squad. This remarkable footage shows General Dostler’s last minutes on December 1st, 1945
In WWII the Office of Strategic Services, the precursor to the CIA, was looking for innovative ways to retrieve secret agents who needed to make a quick escape. This was one method.
British Tank Squadron Officer describes his mission from Saudi Arabia into Iraq and contact with “enemy” forces..
Newsreel – 1938 – All nations shaken by war crisis – “Washington, DC: In the face of a possible new world conflict abroad, Pres. Roosevelt summons his cabinet officers for a conference on the European crisis. (2) Paris, France: Premier Daladier and Foreign Minister Bonnet fly to London, where they and Prime Minister Chamberlain move to exert pressure on Czechoslovakia to grant Hitler’s demands of Sudeten territory annexation. (3) England: Braemer, Scotland, King George cuts short a visit at the colorful Scottish games to rush home for conference with his ‘War’ Cabinet. (4) Germany: Goose-stepping soldiers march toward the Czech border as ‘incidents’ arise to threaten peace. Italy: Mussolini exhorts his followers and declares his nation will side with Germany, war or no war! (5) Russia: The Soviet Republic, ‘key’ factor in the crisis, displays its military might as a warning to the fascist bloc. (6) Czechoslovakia: Between the ‘frying pan’ of British and French pressure, and the ‘fire’ of Nazi aggression, Pres. Benes takes a firm stand against annexation.” scenes include White House, barrage balloons, Mussolini. (some parts silent in this partial newsreel without narration)