• War Department: The Myth of Stonewall Jackson

    Learn More at: https://www.civilwar.org/ Garry Adelman debunks myths regarding Thomas Jackson's famous nickname in this episode of the War Department™ video series by the Civil War Trust.

    published: 19 Jul 2017
  • Automatic Weapons: American vs. German 1943 War Department (US Army); World War II

    Firearms playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL22A5611941174745 more at http://quickfound.net/links/military_news_and_links.html "A comparison of American and German automatic weapons Accuracy vs. Firepower" War Department film FB-181 Reupload of a previously uploaded film with improved video & sound. Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.o...

    published: 04 Apr 2016
  • War Department Films of Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany

    published: 07 Apr 2012
  • Strictly Personal - War Department official training film (US Army Pictorial Service, 1945)

    This film presents advice on fitness and health to servicewomen -- nutrition, rest, exercise, etc. The film gives an explanation of menses, personal hygiene, prevention of disease, care of the feet, etc. Produced by United States Army Pictorial Service Learn more about this film and search its transcript at NLM Digital Collections: http://resource.nlm.nih.gov/9422795 Learn more about the National Library of Medicine's historical audiovisuals program at: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/collections/films

    published: 08 Aug 2013
  • Radar Secrets ~ 1945 War Department; narrated by Arthur Kennedy

    Radar playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL980B7449450779A2 more at http://scitech.quickfound.net/ Post World War II explanation of radar and how it was used in the war. Reupload of a previously uploaded film with improved video & sound. Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radar ...In 1922 A. Hoyt Taylor and Leo...

    published: 22 Sep 2016
  • Dogs in WWII: "The Use of War Dogs" 1943 War Department (US Army); K-9 Corps

    more at http://quickfound.net Overview of the work done by Army dogs in World War II. War Dept Film Bulletin 91. 'This film shows war dogs as they were trained by the Remount Section of the Quartermaster Corps. Scenes show dogs as they were being trained to lead patrols, to silently warn of the presence of enemies, and to seek out intruders. Scenes also show a messenger dog demonstrating how to deliver a message and return with needed ammunition; messenger dogs delivering carrier pigeons; laying wire on a battlefield; and a casualty dog helping his master locate wounded soldiers on a battlefield. Creator: Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964) (Most Recent)' Public domain film from the United States National Archives...

    published: 17 Sep 2013
  • Combat: "Kill Or Be Killed" 1943 War Department World War II US Army Training Film 10min

    NEW VERSION with improved video & sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tj2eE65yS4 more at http://quickfound.net/links/military_news_and_links.html "Fighting Men: Kill or Be Killed - Department of Defense. Department of the Army... This military training film shows that there are no rules of sportsmanship or fair play on the battlefield. As expressed in the film: 'Anything goes when the stakes are kill or be killed.' Soldiers were encouraged to use any weapon that comes to hand which could be anything from a rifle, to a bayonet or hand grenade." US Army training film TF21-1024 Public domain film from the National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume nor...

    published: 26 Feb 2012
  • War Department: Shock and Awe at Bull Run

    Civil War Trust and National Park Service staff analyze the Battle of Bull Run in this episode of the War Department™ video series by the Civil War Trust. Learn More at: http://www.civilwar.org/education/war-department/

    published: 10 Apr 2017
  • U.S. war department anti-Japanese propaganda film 1945

    Help us caption and translate this video on Amara.org: http://www.amara.org/en/v/B1rL/ Clip from an archival 1945 World War II propaganda film released by the U.S. War Department entitled "Know Your Enemy: Japan." You can watch the hour-long film in its entirety for free at the Media Burn Archive: http://mediaburn.org/video/know-your-enemy-japan/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/B1rL/

    published: 02 Jun 2009
  • War Department: Culp's Hill

    Learn More at: https://www.civilwar.org/ Licensed Battlefield Guide Tim Smith and The Civil War Trust's Sam Smith debate whether or not the Confederate Army should have tried to take Culp's Hill on the first night of The Battle of Gettysburg.

    published: 31 May 2017
  • War Department: A Bloodstained Artifact from Gettysburg

    Garry Adelman and Douglas Ullman, Jr. meet with Wes Small of The National Civil War Museum to look at artifacts owned by Captain Henry Fuller, who was killed in The Battle of Gettysburg. Adelman and Small also visit the site where Fuller took his final breaths. Learn More at: http://www.civilwar.org/education/war-department/

    published: 13 Apr 2017
  • War Department film from WW2 #1 of 7

    Film 1 of 7 - Informational films from the war department from WW2. As a publication of the United States government, this work is in the public domain.

    published: 11 Jun 2017
  • Death Mills 1945 US War Department Film

    Presented here for historical purposes, this film was released by the United States Department of War in 1945. It's purpose was to educate the German people about atrocities committed by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust. It contains footage of various liberated concentration camps, including the Majdanek death camp, the first of its kind to be liberated during the war. As this film was produced Department of War, which was a United States federal agency (its known as the defense department today), this film is in the public domain per 17 U.S.C. § 105

    published: 30 Apr 2015
  • Don't Be A Sucker (1947) | U.S. War Department

    Don't believe the haters Full movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag40XYIj4hE

    published: 30 Jan 2017
  • Lockheed P-38 Lightning: "Angel in Overalls" circa 1942 War Department; War Film No.53 WWII

    Aircraft playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL23A1203602337689 "This World War II-era short film tells the story of the worker back home in the States, who ran the factories to make the Lockheed P-38." more at http://quickfound.net Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_P-38_Lightning The Lockheed P-38 Lig...

    published: 05 Jun 2016
  • Alaska Highway: "Highway to Alaska" 1942 US War Department Film Bulletin FB-37

    Alaska History & Travel Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL347ED3ECF3455A38 more at http://quickfound.net/links/military_news_and_links.html "VITAL ARTERY FOR FLOW OF MILITARY SUPPLIES TO ALASKA." US Army film FB-37 also see: Alaska Highway (1944, Technicolor) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzaIvxDr0BE Reupload of a previously uploaded film with improved video & sound. Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the origina...

    published: 26 Aug 2016
War Department: The Myth of Stonewall Jackson

War Department: The Myth of Stonewall Jackson

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Learn More at: https://www.civilwar.org/ Garry Adelman debunks myths regarding Thomas Jackson's famous nickname in this episode of the War Department™ video series by the Civil War Trust.
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Automatic Weapons: American vs. German 1943 War Department (US Army); World War II

Automatic Weapons: American vs. German 1943 War Department (US Army); World War II

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Firearms playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL22A5611941174745 more at http://quickfound.net/links/military_news_and_links.html "A comparison of American and German automatic weapons Accuracy vs. Firepower" War Department film FB-181 Reupload of a previously uploaded film with improved video & sound. Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StG_44 The StG 44 (Sturmgewehr 44, literally "storm (or assault) rifle (model of 19)44") was an assault rifle developed in Nazi Germany during World War II that was the first of its kind to see major deployment and is considered by many historians to be the first modern assault rifle It is also known under the designations MP 43 and MP 44 (Maschinenpistole 43, Maschinenpistole 44 respectively), which denote earlier development versions of the same weapon with some differences like a different butt end, muzzle nut, shape of the front sight base or with an unstepped barrel, all only visible with close inspection. MP 43, MP 44, and StG 44 were different designations for what was essentially the same rifle, with minor updates in production. The variety in nomenclatures resulted from the complicated bureaucracy in Nazi Germany. Developed from the Mkb 42(H) "machine carbine", the StG44 combined the characteristics of a carbine, submachine gun and automatic rifle. StG is an abbreviation of Sturmgewehr. The name was chosen for propaganda reasons and literally means "storm rifle" as in "to storm (i.e. "assault") an enemy position". After the adoption of the StG 44, the English translation "assault rifle" became the accepted designation for this type of infantry small arm. The rifle was chambered for the 7.92×33mm Kurz cartridge. This shorter version of the German standard (7.92x57mm) rifle round... had less range and power than the more powerful infantry rifles of the day, Wehrmacht studies had shown that most combat engagements occurred at less than 300 m, with the majority within 200 m... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thompson_submachine_gun The Thompson is an American submachine gun, invented by John T. Thompson in 1919, that became infamous during the Prohibition era. It was a common sight in the media of the time, being used by both law enforcement officers and criminals. The Thompson was also known informally as: the "Tommy Gun", "Trench Broom", "Trench Sweeper", "Chicago Typewriter", "Chicago Piano", "Chicago Style", and "The Chopper"... Development The Thompson Submachine Gun was developed by General John T. Thompson who originally envisioned an auto rifle (semi-automatic rifle) to replace the bolt action service rifles then in use. While searching for a way to allow such a weapon to operate safely without the complexity of a recoil or gas operated mechanism, Thompson came across a patent issued to John Bell Blish in 1915 based on adhesion of inclined metal surfaces under pressure. Thompson found a financial backer, Thomas F. Ryan, and started the Auto-Ordnance Company in 1916 for the purpose of developing his auto rifle. The principal designers were Theodore H. Eickhoff, Oscar V. Payne, and George E. Goll. By late 1917, the limits of the Blish Principle were discovered: rather than working as a locked breech, it functioned as a friction-delayed blowback action. It was found that the only cartridge currently in U.S. service suitable for use with the lock was the .45 ACP round. Thompson then envisioned a "one-man, hand-held machine gun" in .45 ACP as a "trench broom" for use in the on-going trench warfare of World War I. Payne designed the gun itself and its stick and drum magazines. The project was then titled "Annihilator I", and by 1918, most of the design issues had been resolved. However, the war ended before prototypes could be shipped to Europe. At an Auto-Ordnance board meeting in 1919 to discuss the marketing of the "Annihilator", with the war over, the weapon was officially renamed the "Thompson Submachine Gun". While other weapons had been developed shortly prior with similar objectives in mind, the Thompson was the first weapon to be labeled and marketed as a "submachine gun".... Early use The Thompson first entered production as the M1921. It was available to civilians, though its high price resulted in few sales. (A Thompson with one Type XX 20 shot "stick" magazine was priced at $200.00, at a time when a Ford automobile sold for $400.00.) ...
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War Department Films of Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany

War Department Films of Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany

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Strictly Personal - War Department official training film (US Army Pictorial Service, 1945)

Strictly Personal - War Department official training film (US Army Pictorial Service, 1945)

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This film presents advice on fitness and health to servicewomen -- nutrition, rest, exercise, etc. The film gives an explanation of menses, personal hygiene, prevention of disease, care of the feet, etc. Produced by United States Army Pictorial Service Learn more about this film and search its transcript at NLM Digital Collections: http://resource.nlm.nih.gov/9422795 Learn more about the National Library of Medicine's historical audiovisuals program at: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/collections/films
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Radar Secrets ~ 1945 War Department; narrated by Arthur Kennedy

Radar Secrets ~ 1945 War Department; narrated by Arthur Kennedy

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Radar playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL980B7449450779A2 more at http://scitech.quickfound.net/ Post World War II explanation of radar and how it was used in the war. Reupload of a previously uploaded film with improved video & sound. Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radar ...In 1922 A. Hoyt Taylor and Leo C. Young, researchers working with the U.S. Navy, discovered that when radio waves were broadcast at 60 MHz it was possible to determine the range and bearing of nearby ships in the Potomac River. Despite Taylor's suggestion that this method could be used in low visibility, the Navy did not immediately continue the work. Serious investigation began eight years later after the discovery that radar could be used to track airplanes. Before the Second World War, researchers in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States, independently and in great secrecy, developed technologies that led to the modern version of radar. Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa followed prewar Great Britain, and Hungary had similar developments during the war. In 1934 the Frenchman Émile Girardeau stated he was building an obstacle-locating radio apparatus "conceived according to the principles stated by Tesla" and obtained a patent for a working system, a part of which was installed on the Normandie liner in 1935. During the same year, the Soviet military engineer P.K.Oschepkov, in collaboration with Leningrad Electrophysical Institute, produced an experimental apparatus, RAPID, capable of detecting an aircraft within 3 km of a receiver. The French and Soviet systems, however, had continuous-wave operation and could not give the full performance that was ultimately at the center of modern radar. Full radar evolved as a pulsed system, and the first such elementary apparatus was demonstrated in December 1934 by American Robert M. Page, working at the Naval Research Laboratory. The following year, the United States Army successfully tested a primitive surface to surface radar to aim coastal battery search lights at night. This was followed by a pulsed system demonstrated in May 1935 by Rudolf Kühnhold and the firm GEMA in Germany and then one in June 1935 by an Air Ministry team led by Robert A. Watson Watt in Great Britain. Later, in 1943, Page greatly improved radar with the monopulse technique that was used for many years in most radar applications. The British were the first to fully exploit radar as a defence against aircraft attack. This was spurred on by fears that the Germans were developing death rays. The Air Ministry asked British scientists in 1934 to investigate the possibility of propagating electromagnetic energy and the likely effect. Following a study, they concluded that a death ray was impractical but that detection of aircraft appeared feasible. Robert Watson Watt's team demonstrated to his superiors the capabilities of a working prototype and then patented the device. It served as the basis for the Chain Home network of radars to defend Great Britain. In April 1940, Popular Science showed an example of a radar unit using the Watson-Watt patent in an article on air defence, but not knowing that the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy were working on radars with the same principle, stated under the illustration, "This is not U.S. Army equipment." Also, in late 1941 Popular Mechanics had an article in which a U.S. scientist conjectured what he believed the British early warning system on the English east coast most likely looked like and was very close to what it actually was and how it worked in principle. The war precipitated research to find better resolution, more portability, and more features for radar, including complementary navigation systems like Oboe used by the RAF's Pathfinder...
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Dogs in WWII: "The Use of War Dogs" 1943 War Department (US Army); K-9 Corps

Dogs in WWII: "The Use of War Dogs" 1943 War Department (US Army); K-9 Corps

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more at http://quickfound.net Overview of the work done by Army dogs in World War II. War Dept Film Bulletin 91. 'This film shows war dogs as they were trained by the Remount Section of the Quartermaster Corps. Scenes show dogs as they were being trained to lead patrols, to silently warn of the presence of enemies, and to seek out intruders. Scenes also show a messenger dog demonstrating how to deliver a message and return with needed ammunition; messenger dogs delivering carrier pigeons; laying wire on a battlefield; and a casualty dog helping his master locate wounded soldiers on a battlefield. Creator: Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964) (Most Recent)' Public domain film from the United States National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogs_in_warfare Dogs in warfare have a long history starting in ancient times. From 'war dogs' trained in combat to their use as scouts, sentries and trackers, their uses have been varied and some continue to exist in modern military usage... In ancient times, dogs, often large mastiff- or molosser-type breeds, would be strapped with armor and spiked collars, and sent into battle to attack the enemy. This strategy was used by various civilizations, such as the Romans and the Greeks. This approach has been largely abandoned in modern day militaries due to the fact that modern weapons would allow the dogs to be killed almost immediately, as on Okinawa when U.S. soldiers quickly eliminated a platoon of Japanese soldiers and their dogs. Another program attempted during World War II was suggested by a Swiss citizen living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. William A. Prestre proposed using large dogs to kill Japanese soldiers. He convinced the military to lease an entire island in the Mississippi to house the training facilities. There the army hoped to train as many as two million dogs. The idea was to begin island invasions with landing craft releasing thousands of dogs against the Japanese defenders, then followed up by troops as the Japanese defenders scattered in confusion. One of the biggest problems encountered was getting Japanese soldiers to train the dogs with, as few Japanese soldiers were being captured. Eventually, Japanese-American soldiers volunteered for the training. The biggest problem was the dogs; either they were too docile, did not respond to training teaching them to rush across beaches, or were terrified by shellfire. After millions of dollars were spent, the program was abandoned. The Soviet Union used dogs for anti-tank purposes beginning in the 1930s... Contemporary dogs in military roles are also often referred to as police dogs, or in the United States as a Military Working Dog (MWD), or K-9. Their roles are nearly as varied as their ancient cousins, though they tend to be more rarely used in front-line formations. As of 2011, 600 U.S. Military dogs were actively participating in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Traditionally, the most common breed for these police-type operations has been the German Shepherd; in recent years there has been a shift to smaller dogs with keener senses of smell for detection work, and more resilient breeds such as the Belgian Malinois and Dutch Shepherd for patrolling and law enforcement. All MWDs in use today are paired with a single individual after their training. This person is called a handler. While a handler usually won't stay with one dog for the length of either's career, usually a handler will stay partnered with a dog for at least a year, and sometimes much longer. The latest canine tactical vests are outfitted with cameras and durable microphones that allow dogs to relay audio and visual information to their handlers. In the 1970s the US Air Force used over 1,600 dogs worldwide. Today, personnel cutbacks have reduced USAF dog teams to approximately 530, stationed throughout the world. Many dogs that operate in these roles are trained at Lackland Air Force Base, the only United States facility that currently trains dogs for military use. Change has also come in legislation for the benefit of the canines. Prior to 2000, older war dogs were required to be euthanized. Thanks to a new law, retired military dogs may now be adopted, one notable case of which was Lex, a working dog whose handler was killed in Iraq..
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Combat: "Kill Or Be Killed" 1943 War Department World War II US Army Training Film 10min

Combat: "Kill Or Be Killed" 1943 War Department World War II US Army Training Film 10min

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NEW VERSION with improved video & sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tj2eE65yS4 more at http://quickfound.net/links/military_news_and_links.html "Fighting Men: Kill or Be Killed - Department of Defense. Department of the Army... This military training film shows that there are no rules of sportsmanship or fair play on the battlefield. As expressed in the film: 'Anything goes when the stakes are kill or be killed.' Soldiers were encouraged to use any weapon that comes to hand which could be anything from a rifle, to a bayonet or hand grenade." US Army training film TF21-1024 Public domain film from the National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and equalization. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand-to-hand_combat Hand-to-hand combat (sometimes abbreviated as HTH or H2H) is a lethal or nonlethal physical confrontation between two or more persons at very short range (grappling distance) that does not involve the use of firearms or other distance weapons. While the phrase "hand-to-hand" appears to refer to unarmed combat, the term is generic and may include use of striking weapons used at grappling distance such as knives, sticks, batons, or improvised weapons such as entrenching tools. While the term hand-to-hand combat originally referred principally to engagements by military personnel on the battlefield, it can also refer to any personal physical engagement by two or more combatants, including police officers and civilians. Combat within close quarters (to a range just beyond grappling distance) is commonly termed close combat or close-quarters combat. It may include lethal and nonlethal weapons and methods depending upon the restrictions imposed by civilian law, military rules of engagement, or personal ethical codes. Close combat using firearms or other distance weapons by military combatants at the tactical level is modernly referred to as close quarter battle. The U.S. Army uses the term combatives to describe various military martial art combat systems used in hand-to-hand combat training, systems which may incorporate hybrid techniques from several different martial arts and combat sports... Sometimes called close combat, Close Quarters Combat, or CQC, World War II-era American combatives were largely codified by William Ewart Fairbairn and Eric Anthony Sykes. Also known for their eponymous Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife, Fairbairn and Sykes had worked in the Shanghai Municipal Police (SMP) and helped teach police officers as well as units of the U.S. Marine Corps and the Royal Marines a quick and effective and simple technique for fighting with or without weapons in melee situations. Similar training was provided to British Commandos, the Devil's Brigade, OSS, U.S. Army Rangers and Marine Raiders. Fairbairn at one point called this system Defendu, and later publishing an instructional training manual on the system. Defendu was later revised into a method of "quick kill" hand-to-hand combat training for soldiers by Fairbairn which he called "gutter fighting". The Fairbairn system was adopted and expanded by a U.S. military close combat instructor, Rex Applegate, for training U.S. military and paramilitary forces. Similar training was provided to British Commandos, the Devil's Brigade, OSS, U.S. Army Rangers and the Marine Raiders. Applegate would later describe this method of training in his own book, Kill or Get Killed. Other combat systems having their origins in military combat include European Unifight, Chinese Sanshou, Soviet/Russian sambo and Rukopaschnij Boj, Israeli Kapap and Krav Maga and Indian Bison System. The prevalence and style of hand-to-hand combat training often changes based on perceived need. Elite units such as special forces and commando units tend to place higher emphasis on hand-to-hand combat training. Although hand-to-hand fighting was accorded less importance in major militaries after World War II, insurgency conflicts such as the Vietnam War, low intensity conflict and urban warfare have prompted many armies to pay more attention to this form of combat. When such fighting includes firearms designed for close-in fighting, it is often referred to as Close Quarters Battle (CQB) at the platoon or squad level, or Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) at higher tactical levels...
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War Department: Shock and Awe at Bull Run

War Department: Shock and Awe at Bull Run

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Civil War Trust and National Park Service staff analyze the Battle of Bull Run in this episode of the War Department™ video series by the Civil War Trust. Learn More at: http://www.civilwar.org/education/war-department/
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U.S. war department anti-Japanese propaganda film 1945

U.S. war department anti-Japanese propaganda film 1945

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Help us caption and translate this video on Amara.org: http://www.amara.org/en/v/B1rL/ Clip from an archival 1945 World War II propaganda film released by the U.S. War Department entitled "Know Your Enemy: Japan." You can watch the hour-long film in its entirety for free at the Media Burn Archive: http://mediaburn.org/video/know-your-enemy-japan/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/B1rL/
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War Department: Culp's Hill

War Department: Culp's Hill

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Learn More at: https://www.civilwar.org/ Licensed Battlefield Guide Tim Smith and The Civil War Trust's Sam Smith debate whether or not the Confederate Army should have tried to take Culp's Hill on the first night of The Battle of Gettysburg.
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War Department: A Bloodstained Artifact from Gettysburg

War Department: A Bloodstained Artifact from Gettysburg

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Garry Adelman and Douglas Ullman, Jr. meet with Wes Small of The National Civil War Museum to look at artifacts owned by Captain Henry Fuller, who was killed in The Battle of Gettysburg. Adelman and Small also visit the site where Fuller took his final breaths. Learn More at: http://www.civilwar.org/education/war-department/
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War Department film from WW2 #1 of 7

War Department film from WW2 #1 of 7

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Film 1 of 7 - Informational films from the war department from WW2. As a publication of the United States government, this work is in the public domain.
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Death Mills 1945 US War Department Film

Death Mills 1945 US War Department Film

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Presented here for historical purposes, this film was released by the United States Department of War in 1945. It's purpose was to educate the German people about atrocities committed by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust. It contains footage of various liberated concentration camps, including the Majdanek death camp, the first of its kind to be liberated during the war. As this film was produced Department of War, which was a United States federal agency (its known as the defense department today), this film is in the public domain per 17 U.S.C. § 105
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Don't Be A Sucker (1947) | U.S. War Department

Don't Be A Sucker (1947) | U.S. War Department

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Don't believe the haters Full movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag40XYIj4hE
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Lockheed P-38 Lightning: "Angel in Overalls" circa 1942 War Department; War Film No.53 WWII

Lockheed P-38 Lightning: "Angel in Overalls" circa 1942 War Department; War Film No.53 WWII

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Aircraft playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL23A1203602337689 "This World War II-era short film tells the story of the worker back home in the States, who ran the factories to make the Lockheed P-38." more at http://quickfound.net Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_P-38_Lightning The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was a World War II American propeller-driven fighter aircraft. Developed to a United States Army Air Corps requirement, the P-38 had distinctive twin booms and a single, central nacelle containing the cockpit and armament. Allied propaganda claimed it had been nicknamed the "fork-tailed devil" (German: der Gabelschwanz-Teufel) by the Luftwaffe and "two planes, one pilot" (2飛行機、1パイロット Ni hikōki, ippairotto?) by the Japanese, the P-38 was used in a number of roles, including interception, dive bombing, level bombing, ground attack, night fighting, photo reconnaissance, radar and visual pathfinding for bombers, and evacuation missions, and extensively as a long-range escort fighter when equipped with drop tanks under its wings. The P-38 was used most successfully in the Pacific Theater of Operations and the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations as the aircraft of America's top aces, Richard Bong (40 victories), Thomas McGuire (38 victories) and Charles H. MacDonald (36 victories). In the South West Pacific theater, the P-38 was the primary long-range fighter of United States Army Air Forces until the appearance of large numbers of P-51D Mustangs toward the end of the war. The P-38 was unusually quiet for a fighter, the exhaust muffled by the turbo-superchargers. It was extremely forgiving and could be mishandled in many ways, but the rate of roll in the early versions was too slow for it to excel as a dogfighter. The P-38 was the only American fighter aircraft in production throughout American involvement in the war, from Pearl Harbor to Victory over Japan Day. At the end of the war, orders for 1,887 were cancelled.... Lockheed designed the P-38 in response to a February 1937 specification from the United States Army Air Corps. Circular Proposal X-608 was a set of aircraft performance goals authored by First Lieutenants Benjamin S. Kelsey and Gordon P. Saville for a twin-engine, high-altitude "interceptor" having "the tactical mission of interception and attack of hostile aircraft at high altitude."... The eventual configuration was rare in terms of contemporary fighter aircraft design, with only the preceding Fokker G.1, the contemporary Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Luftwaffe reconnaissance aircraft, and the later Northrop P-61 Black Widow night fighter having a similar planform. The Lockheed team chose twin booms to accommodate the tail assembly, engines, and turbo-superchargers, with a central nacelle for the pilot and armament...
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Alaska Highway: "Highway to Alaska" 1942 US War Department Film Bulletin FB-37

Alaska Highway: "Highway to Alaska" 1942 US War Department Film Bulletin FB-37

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Alaska History & Travel Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL347ED3ECF3455A38 more at http://quickfound.net/links/military_news_and_links.html "VITAL ARTERY FOR FLOW OF MILITARY SUPPLIES TO ALASKA." US Army film FB-37 also see: Alaska Highway (1944, Technicolor) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzaIvxDr0BE Reupload of a previously uploaded film with improved video & sound. Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Highway The Alaska Highway (also known as the Alaskan Highway, Alaska-Canadian Highway, or ALCAN Highway) was constructed during World War II for the purpose of connecting the contiguous U.S. to Alaska through Canada. It begins at the junction with several Canadian highways in Dawson Creek, British Columbia and runs to Delta Junction, Alaska, via Whitehorse, Yukon. Completed in 1942 at a length of approximately 2,700 kilometres (1,700 mi), as of 2012 it was 2,232 km or 1,387 mi long. The difference in distance is due to constant reconstruction of the highway, which has rerouted and straightened out numerous sections. The highway was opened to the public in 1948. Legendary over many decades for being a rough, challenging drive, the highway is currently paved over its entire length. An informal system of historic mileposts developed over the years to denote major stopping points; Delta Junction, at the end of the highway, makes reference to its location at "Historic Milepost 1422." It is at this point where the Alaska Highway meets the Richardson Highway, which continues 155 km (96 mi) to Fairbanks. This is often regarded, though unofficially, as the northern portion of the Alaska Highway, with Fairbanks at Historic Milepost 1520.. Mileposts on this stretch of highway are measured from Valdez, rather than the Alaska Highway. The Alaska Highway is popularly (but unofficially) considered part of the Pan-American Highway, which extends south to Argentina. Proposals for a highway to Alaska originated in the 1920s. Thomas MacDonald, director of the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads, dreamed of an international highway spanning the United States and Canada... The attack on Pearl Harbor and beginning of the Pacific Theatre in World War II, coupled with Japanese threats to the west coast of North America and the Aleutian Islands, changed the priorities for both nations. On February 6, 1942 the construction of the Alaska Highway was approved by the United States Army and the project received the authorization from the U.S. Congress and President Franklin D. Roosevelt to proceed five days later. Canada agreed to allow construction as long as the United States bore the full cost, and that the road and other facilities in Canada be turned over to Canadian authority after the war ended... Although it was completed on October 28, 1942 and its completion was celebrated at Soldier's Summit on November 21 (and broadcast by radio, the exact outdoor temperature censored due to wartime concerns), the "highway" was not usable by general vehicles until 1943. Even then, there were many steep grades, a poor surface, switchbacks to gain and descend hills, and few or no guardrails. Bridges, which progressed during 1942 from pontoon bridges to temporary log bridges, were replaced with steel bridges where necessary only. A replica log bridge, the Canyon Creek bridge, can be seen at the Aishihik river crossing; the bridge was rebuilt in 1987 and refurbished in 2005 by the Yukon government as it is a popular tourist attraction. The easing of the Japanese invasion threat resulted in no more contracts being given to private contractors for upgrading of specific sections. In particular, some 100 miles (160 km) of route between Burwash Landing and Koidern, Yukon, became virtually impassable in May and June 1943, as the permafrost melted, no longer protected by a layer of delicate vegetation. A corduroy road was built to restore the route, and corduroy still underlays old sections of highway in the area. Modern construction methods do not allow the permafrost to melt, either by building a gravel berm on top or replacing the vegetation and soil immediately with gravel. However, the Burwash-Koidern section is still a problem, as the new highway built there in the late 1990s continues to experience frost heave...
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