WWII Videos

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Video of The Week: WWII Color Military Mystery Film – Help Us: What is this?

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.
Thanks!


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Declassified Film – Nazi’s Top Secret Smart Bomb Explained

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.


MysteryMovie1

Video of The Week: WWII Color Military Mystery Film – Help Us: What is this?

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.
Thanks!


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Video of The Week: How To Hide a Tank In Plain Site

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.