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Aftermath Footage of Berlin and Potsdam in 1945

This video will show you a selection of unique HD footage that is partly unpublished. After World War 2 had ended in May 1945, almost all mayor cities of Germany were destroyed. This incredible film contains color footage of Berlin and Potsdam shot shortly after the war ended. The footage includes aerial views of the completely destroyed capital, …

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Boeing B-17E in flight. (Credits: U.S. Air Force)

When Eisenhower lost a B-17 bomber in a bet to Montgomery

The liberation of Sfax, Tunisia on April 10, 1943 was a joyous occasion for nearly everyone involved. The Allies gained an important Mediterranean port, the Tunisians in the city were liberated, and British Lt. Gen. Bernard Montgomery won a B-17 bomber from Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. That last one may need some explanation. Rommel retreats to the Mareth …

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VOTE: Best Tank of WWII

World War 2 tanks started as lightly armed “tankettes” and infantry support vehicles, but quickly gained in power and speed as the need for bigger and better tanks was revealed. Soon, the modern T-34, Panther, and Sherman were ruling the battlefield with bigger cannons, thicker armorer, and most importantly, mass quantities. By the end of …

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An SAS jeep (Sr/Nº4822478) in the Gabes-Tozeur area of Tunisia. The vehicle is heavily loaded with jerry cans of fuel and water, and personal kit. The 'gunner' is manning the .50 cal Browning machine gun, while the driver has a single Vickers 'K' gun in front, and a twin mounting vickers behind. 1943.

VOTE: Best Weapon of WWII

Infantry weapons of World War 2 began mostly as the standard issue weapons that had been used in World War 1, but by the end of the war, numerous modern assault rifles, automatic pistols, and machine guns were being made. These weapons were made in the millions, and some were the standard issue in front …

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Empire State Building 1945 after Crash

A B-25 crashed into the Empire State Building in 1945

On Saturday, July 28, 1945, 27-year old Lieutenant Colonel William Franklin Smith, Jr. was piloting a B-25 “Mitchell” bomber on a routine personnel transport mission from Boston to Newark Airport. Lt. Col. Smith, who served previously in the 457th Bomb Group with over 500 combat hours, asked for clearance to land, but was advised of zero visibility and …

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Kevin Wheatcroft – The man who sleeps in Hitler’s bed

When he was five years old, Kevin Wheatcroft received an unusual birthday present from his parents: a bullet-pocked SS stormtrooper’s helmet, lightning bolts on the ear-flaps. He had requested it especially. The next year, at a car auction in Monte Carlo, he asked his multimillionaire father for a Mercedes: the G4 that Hitler rode into …

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WWII Drama "13 Minutes"

TRAILER: Elser (13 Minutes) – WWII Drama

Downfall (Der Untergang) director Oliver Hirschbiegel is back in the WWII time period with 13 Minutes (Elser: Er hätte die Welt verändert), which has the first trailer online. Based on a true story, the movie revolves around Adolf Hitler, which focuses on a lively carpenter from Germany named Georg Elser and his conspirators’ assassination attempt on …

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