• 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
  • 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
  • 1943 US War Department Anti-Fascist PSA

    In 1943, the US government created and distributed an anti-fascism PSA that showed a man realizing the danger in fascist propaganda and hateful rhetoric. At one point he says, "He's talking about me." I don't know who owns the copyright on this short film, but I offer it under the basic YouTube license and hope it's permitted to stay up. This should be watched and shared. #hatehasnohomehere

    published: 14 Aug 2017
  • "Don't Be a Sucker!" 1943 -- US War Department

    From Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_Be_a_Sucker! Don't Be a Sucker is a short film produced by the United States War Department released in 1947, adapted from an earlier, longer version from 1943. It has anti-racist and anti-fascist themes. The film was made to make the case for the desegregation of the United States armed forces.

    published: 14 Aug 2017
  • 1916 Sunbeam War Department Motorcycle

    1916 built Sunbeam War Department Model Motorcycle, as used in the First World War by dispatch riders of the Royal Engineers

    published: 05 Oct 2008
  • 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
  • Radar Secrets circa 1945 War Department; narrated by Arthur Kennedy

    more at http://scitech.quickfound.net/ Post World War II explanation of radar and how it was used in the war. NEW VERSION with improved video & sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWpTuLl-Kq4 Reupload of a previously uploaded film, in one piece instead of multiple parts. Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archive, 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 (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 worki...

    published: 08 Nov 2014
  • War Department: The Unknown Little Round Top

    You think you know Little Round Top? Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman and Tim Smith take viewers on a tour of some of the lesser known facts about the hill.

    published: 19 Apr 2017
  • Official Training Film War Department (1943) - Rifle U.S. Cal. .30 M1

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  • War Department: Pickett's Charge

    Learn More at: https://www.civilwar.org/ Historian Tim Smith and several members of the Civil War Trust Staff discuss the strategy, effectiveness, and significance of Pickett's famous charge at Gettysburg.

    published: 25 Oct 2017
  • War Department Films of Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany

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  • War Department: An Inside Look at Antietam

    Learn More At: https://www.civilwar.org/learn/videos In our War DepartmentAntietam episode, hear our experts discuss and analyze the cause, course, and consequences of the Battle of Antietam. Featuring Park Ranger Keith Snyder as well as the Trust's own Garry Adelman, this episode covers the varying command styles displayed on the battlefield and answers the age-old question: who won the battle?

    published: 20 Dec 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • War Department: The Crater at Petersburg

    Learn More at: https://www.civilwar.org/ Douglas Ullman, Jr. speaks with National Battlefield Guide Emmanuel Dabney and author Kevin Levin about The Crater at Petersburg.

    published: 03 Aug 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
  • Official Training Film War Department (1942) - Sex Hygiene

    published: 31 May 2013
  • 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
  • 1944 U.S. War Department Training Film "FLAK" Anti-Aircraft Artillery

    1944 U.S. War Department Training Film "FLAK" Anti-Aircraft Artillery Explains flak (anti-aircraft artillery) avoidance tactics to World War II pilots and bomber crews. US Army training film TF1-3389 ...Important non-English terms for air defence include German flak (from the German Fliegerabwehrkanone, aircraft defence cannon; also cited as Flugzeugabwehrkanone or Flugabwehrkanone) and the Russian term Protivovozdushnaya oborona (Cyrillic: Противовоздушная оборона), a literal translation of "anti-air defence", abbreviated as PVO. Nicknames for anti-aircraft guns include AA, AAA or triple-A, an abbreviation of anti-aircraft artillery, "ack-ack" (from the World War I phonetic alphabet for AA), archie (a World War I British term probably coined by Amyas Borton and believed to derive via the...

    published: 21 Dec 2016
  • Racial & Religious Propaganda: "Don't Be a Sucker" 1945 War Department Education Film; World War II

    World War II playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3E5ED4749AE3CD2C Psychology & Social Guidance Films playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_hX5wLdhf_KKDUI3dzMqPn1uZRXt_8dp more at http://quickfound.net 'Dramatizes the destructive effects of racial and religious prejudice. Reel 1 shows a fake wrestling match and "crooked" gambling games. An agitator addresses a street crowd; he almost convinces one man in the audience until the man begins to talk to a Hungarian refugee from Germany. A Nazi speaker harangues a crowd in Germany denouncing Jews, Catholics, and Freemasons. Reel 2, a German unemployed worker joins Hitler's Storm Troops. SS men attack Jewish and Catholic headquarters in Germany, and beat up a Jewish storekeeper. A German teacher explains Nazi racial t...

    published: 17 Sep 2017
  • F-0112 War Department Report by OSS

    Review of World War Two Circa 1944 from the OSS and the War Department. From the archives of the San Diego Air and Space Museum http://www.sandiegoairandspace.org/research/ Please do not use for commercial purposes without permission.

    published: 05 Oct 2011
  • War Department: The Clara Barton Collection

    Learn More At: https://www.civilwar.org/learn/videos Jake Wynn of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine joins this Civil War Trust War Department episode to talk about the museum's Clara Barton collection. The collection includes artifacts found at Clara Barton's office in Washington, DC, and a book containing the names of Union soldiers that died at Andersonville Prison.

    published: 21 Mar 2018
  • War Department: A Bloodstained Artifact from Gettysburg

    Learn More at: https://www.civilwar.org/ Garry Adelman and Douglas Ullman, Jr. meet with Wayne Motts 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.

    published: 15 Aug 2017
  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki A-Bombs: "A Tale of Two Cities" 1946 War Department

    more at http://quickfound.net/ "How the atomic bomb destroyed the people and cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan." Includes film of the Trinity atomic explosion (first atomic test) and the Nagasaki bomb exploding. From Army-Navy Screen Magazine, Issue No. 74. 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/...

    published: 28 Dec 2015
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Combat: "Kill Or Be Killed" 1943 War Department World War II US Army Training Film 10min
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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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Automatic Weapons: American vs. German 1943 War Department (US Army); World War II
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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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1943 US War Department Anti-Fascist PSA
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1943 US War Department Anti-Fascist PSA

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In 1943, the US government created and distributed an anti-fascism PSA that showed a man realizing the danger in fascist propaganda and hateful rhetoric. At one point he says, "He's talking about me." I don't know who owns the copyright on this short film, but I offer it under the basic YouTube license and hope it's permitted to stay up. This should be watched and shared. #hatehasnohomehere
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"Don't Be a Sucker!" 1943 -- US War Department
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"Don't Be a Sucker!" 1943 -- US War Department

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From Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_Be_a_Sucker! Don't Be a Sucker is a short film produced by the United States War Department released in 1947, adapted from an earlier, longer version from 1943. It has anti-racist and anti-fascist themes. The film was made to make the case for the desegregation of the United States armed forces.
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1916 Sunbeam War Department Motorcycle
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1916 Sunbeam War Department Motorcycle

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1916 built Sunbeam War Department Model Motorcycle, as used in the First World War by dispatch riders of the Royal Engineers
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War Department: Culp's Hill
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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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Radar Secrets circa 1945 War Department; narrated by Arthur Kennedy
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Radar Secrets circa 1945 War Department; narrated by Arthur Kennedy

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more at http://scitech.quickfound.net/ Post World War II explanation of radar and how it was used in the war. NEW VERSION with improved video & sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWpTuLl-Kq4 Reupload of a previously uploaded film, in one piece instead of multiple parts. Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archive, 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 (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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War Department: The Unknown Little Round Top
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War Department: The Unknown Little Round Top

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You think you know Little Round Top? Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman and Tim Smith take viewers on a tour of some of the lesser known facts about the hill.
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Official Training Film War Department (1943) - Rifle U.S. Cal. .30 M1
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Official Training Film War Department (1943) - Rifle U.S. Cal. .30 M1

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War Department: Pickett's Charge
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War Department: Pickett's Charge

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Learn More at: https://www.civilwar.org/ Historian Tim Smith and several members of the Civil War Trust Staff discuss the strategy, effectiveness, and significance of Pickett's famous charge at Gettysburg.
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War Department Films of Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany
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War Department Films of Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany

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War Department: An Inside Look at Antietam
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War Department: An Inside Look at Antietam

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Learn More At: https://www.civilwar.org/learn/videos In our War DepartmentAntietam episode, hear our experts discuss and analyze the cause, course, and consequences of the Battle of Antietam. Featuring Park Ranger Keith Snyder as well as the Trust's own Garry Adelman, this episode covers the varying command styles displayed on the battlefield and answers the age-old question: who won the battle?
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War Department: Shock and Awe at Bull Run
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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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Death Mills 1945 US War Department Film
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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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War Department: The Crater at Petersburg
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War Department: The Crater at Petersburg

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Learn More at: https://www.civilwar.org/ Douglas Ullman, Jr. speaks with National Battlefield Guide Emmanuel Dabney and author Kevin Levin about The Crater at Petersburg.
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War Department film from WW2 #1 of 7
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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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Official Training Film War Department (1942) - Sex Hygiene
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Official Training Film War Department (1942) - Sex Hygiene

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Dogs in WWII: "The Use of War Dogs" 1943 War Department (US Army); K-9 Corps
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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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1944 U.S. War Department Training Film "FLAK" Anti-Aircraft Artillery
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1944 U.S. War Department Training Film "FLAK" Anti-Aircraft Artillery

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1944 U.S. War Department Training Film "FLAK" Anti-Aircraft Artillery Explains flak (anti-aircraft artillery) avoidance tactics to World War II pilots and bomber crews. US Army training film TF1-3389 ...Important non-English terms for air defence include German flak (from the German Fliegerabwehrkanone, aircraft defence cannon; also cited as Flugzeugabwehrkanone or Flugabwehrkanone) and the Russian term Protivovozdushnaya oborona (Cyrillic: Противовоздушная оборона), a literal translation of "anti-air defence", abbreviated as PVO. Nicknames for anti-aircraft guns include AA, AAA or triple-A, an abbreviation of anti-aircraft artillery, "ack-ack" (from the World War I phonetic alphabet for AA), archie (a World War I British term probably coined by Amyas Borton and believed to derive via the Royal Flying Corps from the music-hall comedian George Robey's line "Archibald, certainly not!"). In Russian all AA systems called as 'zenit' (zenith) systems (guns, missiles etc.)... World War II Germany's high-altitude needs were originally going to be filled by a 75 mm gun from Krupp, designed in collaboration with their Swedish counterpart Bofors, but the specifications were later amended to require much higher performance. In response Krupp's engineers presented a new 88 mm design, the FlaK 36. The eighty-eight would go on to become one of the most famous artillery pieces in history. First used in Spain during the Spanish Civil War, the gun proved to be one of the best anti-aircraft guns in the world, as well as particularly deadly against light and medium tanks. After the Dambusters raid in 1943 an entirely new system was developed that was required to knock down any low-flying aircraft with a single hit. The first attempt to produce such a system used a 50 mm gun, but this proved inaccurate and a new 55 mm gun replaced it. The system used a centralised control system including both search and targeting radar, which calculated the aim point for the guns after considering windage and ballistics, and then sent electrical commands to the guns, which used hydraulics to point themselves at high speeds. Operators simply fed the guns and selected the targets. This system, modern even by today's standards, was in late development when the war ended. The British had already arranged license building of the 40 mm Bofors gun, and introduced these into service. These had the power to knock down aircraft of any size, yet were light enough to be mobile and easily swung. The gun became so important to the British war effort that they even produced a movie, The Gun, that encouraged workers on the assembly line to work harder. The Imperial measurement production drawings the British had developed were supplied to the Americans who produced their own (unlicensed) copy of the 40 mm at the start of the war, moving to licensed production in mid-1941. Service trials demonstrated another problem however: that ranging and tracking the new high-speed targets was almost impossible. At short range, the apparent target area is relatively large, the trajectory is flat and the time of flight is short, allowing to correct lead by watching the tracers. At long range, the aircraft remains in firing range for a long time, so the necessary calculations can in theory be done by slide rules - though, because small errors in distance cause large errors in shell fall height and detonation time, exact ranging is crucial. For the ranges and speeds that the Bofors worked at, neither solution was good enough. The solution was automation, in the form of a mechanical computer, the Kerrison Predictor. Operators kept it pointed at the target, and the Predictor then calculated the proper aim point automatically and displayed it as a pointer mounted on the gun. The gun operators simply followed the pointer and loaded the shells. The Kerrison was fairly simple, but it pointed the way to future generations that incorporated radar, first for ranging and later for tracking. Similar predictor systems were introduced by Germany during the war, also adding radar ranging as the war progressed...
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Racial & Religious Propaganda: "Don't Be a Sucker" 1945 War Department Education Film; World War II
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Racial & Religious Propaganda: "Don't Be a Sucker" 1945 War Department Education Film; World War II

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World War II playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3E5ED4749AE3CD2C Psychology & Social Guidance Films playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_hX5wLdhf_KKDUI3dzMqPn1uZRXt_8dp more at http://quickfound.net 'Dramatizes the destructive effects of racial and religious prejudice. Reel 1 shows a fake wrestling match and "crooked" gambling games. An agitator addresses a street crowd; he almost convinces one man in the audience until the man begins to talk to a Hungarian refugee from Germany. A Nazi speaker harangues a crowd in Germany denouncing Jews, Catholics, and Freemasons. Reel 2, a German unemployed worker joins Hitler's Storm Troops. SS men attack Jewish and Catholic headquarters in Germany, and beat up a Jewish storekeeper. A German teacher explains Nazi racial theories; the teacher is dragged away by German soldiers.' Originally a public domain film from the 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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prejudice Wikipedia license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ The word prejudice refers to prejudgment: i.e. making a decision before becoming aware of the relevant facts of a case. In recent times, the word has come to be most often used to refer to preconceived, usually unfavorable, judgments toward people or a person because of gender, social class, age, disability, religion, sexuality, race/ethnicity, language, nationality or other personal characteristics. In this case it refers to a positive or negative evaluation of another person based on their group membership. Prejudice can also refer to unfounded beliefs and may include "any unreasonable attitude that is unusually resistant to rational influence." Gordon Allport defined prejudice as a "feeling, favorable or unfavorable, toward a person or thing, prior to, or not based on, actual experience... In 1954, Gordon Allport linked prejudice and categorical thinking. Allport claims prejudice is in part a normal process for humans. According to him, "The human mind must think with the aid of categories... Once formed, categories are the basis for normal prejudgment. We cannot possibly avoid this process. Orderly living depends upon it." In the 1970s, research began to show that much of prejudice is based not on negative feelings towards other groups but favoritism towards one's own groups. According to Marilyn Brewer, prejudice "may develop not because outgroups are hated, but because positive emotions such as admiration, sympathy, and trust are reserved for the ingroup... Racism Racism is defined as the belief that races exist, that physical characteristics determine cultural traits, and that racial characteristics make some groups superior. By separating people into hierarchies based upon their race, it has been argued that unequal treatment among the different groups of people is just and fair due to their genetic differences. Racism can occur amongst any group that can be identified based upon physical features or even characteristics of their culture. Though people may be lumped together and called a specific race, everyone does not fit neatly into such categories, making it hard to define and describe a race accurately...
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F-0112 War Department Report  by OSS
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F-0112 War Department Report by OSS

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Review of World War Two Circa 1944 from the OSS and the War Department. From the archives of the San Diego Air and Space Museum http://www.sandiegoairandspace.org/research/ Please do not use for commercial purposes without permission.
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War Department: The Clara Barton Collection
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War Department: The Clara Barton Collection

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Learn More At: https://www.civilwar.org/learn/videos Jake Wynn of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine joins this Civil War Trust War Department episode to talk about the museum's Clara Barton collection. The collection includes artifacts found at Clara Barton's office in Washington, DC, and a book containing the names of Union soldiers that died at Andersonville Prison.
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War Department: A Bloodstained Artifact from Gettysburg
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War Department: A Bloodstained Artifact from Gettysburg

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Learn More at: https://www.civilwar.org/ Garry Adelman and Douglas Ullman, Jr. meet with Wayne Motts 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.
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Hiroshima and Nagasaki A-Bombs: "A Tale of Two Cities" 1946 War Department
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Hiroshima and Nagasaki A-Bombs: "A Tale of Two Cities" 1946 War Department

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more at http://quickfound.net/ "How the atomic bomb destroyed the people and cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan." Includes film of the Trinity atomic explosion (first atomic test) and the Nagasaki bomb exploding. From Army-Navy Screen Magazine, Issue No. 74. 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/Atomic_bombings_of_Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki During the final stages of World War II in 1945, the Allies of World War II conducted two atomic bombings against the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. These two events are the only use of nuclear weapons in war to date. Following a firebombing campaign that destroyed many Japanese cities, the Allies prepared for a costly invasion of Japan. The war in Europe ended when Nazi Germany signed its instrument of surrender on 8 May, but the Pacific War continued. Together with the United Kingdom and the Republic of China, the United States called for a surrender of Japan in the Potsdam Declaration on 26 July 1945, threatening Japan with "prompt and utter destruction". The Japanese government ignored this ultimatum, and two nuclear weapons developed by the Manhattan Project were deployed. Little Boy was dropped on the city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945, followed by the Fat Man over Nagasaki on 9 August. Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000--166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000--80,000 in Nagasaki, with roughly half of the deaths in each city occurring on the first day. The Hiroshima prefecture health department estimated that, of the people who died on the day of the explosion, 60% died from flash or flame burns, 30% from falling debris and 10% from other causes. During the following months, large numbers died from the effect of burns, radiation sickness, and other injuries, compounded by illness. In a U.S. estimate of the total immediate and short term cause of death, 15--20% died from radiation sickness, 20--30% from burns, and 50--60% from other injuries, compounded by illness. In both cities, most of the dead were civilians, although Hiroshima had a sizeable garrison. On 15 August, six days after the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan announced its surrender to the Allies, signing the Instrument of Surrender on 2 September, officially ending World War II. The bombings led, in part, to post-war Japan's adopting Three Non-Nuclear Principles, forbidding the nation from nuclear armament... The bombing Hiroshima was the primary target of the first nuclear bombing mission on 6 August, with Kokura and Nagasaki as alternative targets. The 393d Bombardment Squadron B-29 Enola Gay, piloted by Tibbets, was launched from North Field airbase on Tinian, about six hours flight time from Japan. The Enola Gay (named after Tibbets' mother) was accompanied by two other B-29s. The Great Artiste, commanded by Major Major Charles W. Sweeney, carried instrumentation, and a then-nameless aircraft later called Necessary Evil, commanded by Captain George Marquardt, served as the photography aircraft... The release at 0815 (Hiroshima time) went as planned, and the gravity bomb known as "Little Boy", a gun-type fission weapon with 60 kilograms (130 lb) of uranium-235, took 43 seconds to fall from the aircraft flying at 31,060 feet (9,470 m) to the predetermined detonation height about 1,900 feet (580 m) above the city.... On the morning of 9 August 1945, the B-29 Superfortress Bockscar, flown by Sweeney's crew, carried Fat Man, with Kokura as the primary target and Nagasaki the secondary target... At 1101, a last minute break in the clouds over Nagasaki allowed Bockscar's bombardier, Captain Kermit Beahan, to visually sight the target as ordered. The Fat Man weapon, containing a core of about 6.4 kilograms (14 lb) of Plutonium, was dropped over the city's industrial valley. It exploded 43 seconds later at 469 metres (1,539 ft) above the ground halfway between the Mitsubishi Steel and Arms Works in the south and the Mitsubishi-Urakami Ordnance Works (Torpedo Works) in the north... Casualty estimates for immediate deaths range from 40,000 to 75,000. Total deaths by the end of 1945 may have reached 80,000...
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