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(1/5) Pacific Lost Evidence Guam Episode 4 World War II

World War II SUBSCRIBE TO EXCELLENT WORLD WAR II VIDEOS Guam was the southern-most major island of the Marianas, 150 miles south of Saipan. Major General Roy Geiger of the III Amphibious Corps commanded the Guam operation, originally scheduled for June 1944, but delayed by the unexpected difficulty capturing Saipan. The delay gave time for more preparation bombardment and better intelligence on Guam. Naval air strikes began on 5 July. From then to 21 July planes from the Fast Carrier Task Force bombed and strafed Guam daily followed by intense shelling of coastal installations and bivouac areas immediately before the landings. At 0830 on 21 July 1944, 3d Marine Division hit the Asan beach while 1st Provisional Marine Brigade came ashore at Agat, seven miles apart, north and south of the main Japanese positions, harbor and airstrip on Orote Peninsula on the west side of Guam. Progress against the well-entrenched, hard-fighting Japanese defenders of the beachhead was delayed by many factors including difficult terrain, high humidity, frequent rain showers, and difficulties landing reinforcements and equipment. As on Saipan, the Japanese fired on the invading Marines from well prepared positions located in caves and tunnels as well as pillboxes situated on the beaches, cliffs, and hillsides overlooking the invasion beaches. Japanese counterattacks with infantry and tanks were repulsed by Marines on the main defensive line, with tank, carrier-plane, and naval fire support
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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 World War 2 Planes 25 Comments

World War II: The Lost Color Archives (4/5)

Amazing footage of World War II in color. New World Order: Part 1 This is part one of a three part series on World War II using actual color film. If I can get the other two parts I’ll post them up. Enjoy.

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Friday, December 17th, 2010 World War 2 History 25 Comments

(5/5) Pacific Lost Evidence Peleliu Episode 5 World War II – footage

WORLD WAR II SUBSCRIBE TO EXCELLENT WORLD WAR II VIDEOS Japan seized the Palau Islands, along with the rest of Micronesia, from Germany in World War I. Receiving a mandate from the League of Nations after the war, Japan established its administrative headquarters for Micronesia at Koror, the capital of the Republic of Palau today. On Peleliu Island, thirty miles south of Koror, a phosphate crushing plant was established and, by World War II, an excellent airfield had been constructed. When war came, the Palaus served as a staging area and replacement depot for Japan’s forces in the Netherlands, East Indies, and New Guinea. The battle for Peleliu Island, the Gateway to the Philippines, was the longest and one of the most hard-fought battles in the entire Central Pacific amphibious operations of World War II. In contrast to earlier combats where the Japanese had vainly attempted to annihilate the enemy on the beaches, Peleliu’s defenses were organized with the main line of resistance established inland, artillery and mortar fire registered on the beaches, and defenses skillfully arranged in depth in order to sustain resistance to an attack while destroying the enemy. Although the crack Japanese troops lost the battle, their new tactics enabled them to inflict heavy losses on American Marine and Army forces and to hold out for 74 days. While some strategists have argued that the capture of Peleliu was not a necessary preliminary for the coming struggle in the Philippines
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World War II Videos The defeat of the German forces at the Falaise Gap in August 1944 was the culmination of an effort that had begun the previous June, when British, US and Canadian troops stormed the Normandy beaches during Operation Overlord. Then followed the bloody fighting for the all-important city of Caen. The Falaise Gap was an area between Argentan and Falaise, southeast of Caen. For the Germans, it represented an escape route from the advancing Allied troops, who threatened to trap the 7th Army, 5th Panzer Army and Panzergruppe Eberbach. The Canadian 1st and British 2nd Armies had finally broken out from Caen after weeks of hard and bitter fighting which had stalled the entire Normandy invasion. At the same time, the US 1st and 3rd Armies had forced their way off the Normandy beaches and were rapidly heading towards Falaise from the north and the east. The fighting in the lanes and fields was intense, as the Allies battled hard to overcome determined resistance by some 80000 German troops. With so many men and weapons on the ground, it is not surprising they were eventually undone by fierce artillery fire from three sides and by constant attacks from the air. The Gap was closed on 19th August, leaving only a small pocket of German resistance that was overrun on 21st August. The German losses were catastrophic 10000 killed, 50000 taken prisoner, nearly 600 tanks and assault guns destroyed, and 7500 vehicles lost. Featuring fascinating archive footage from all
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Sunday, December 12th, 2010 World War 2 Movies 30 Comments

(1/5) Pacific Lost Evidence Tarawa Episode 2 World War II – footage

World War II SUBSCRIBE TO EXCELLENT WORLD WAR II VIDEOS Tarawa is an atoll located approximately 2500 miles southwest of Hawaii. It consists of a series of coral islets that stretch through the ocean in a hook-like fashion. The military importance of Tarawa lay in its strategic location at the gateway of the US drive through the central Pacific towards the Philippines. The largest of Tarawa’s islets is Betio measuring less than 3 miles in length and 1/2 mile in width. Here, the Japanese built an airstrip defended by 4700 troops dug into a labyrinth of pillboxes and bunkers interconnected by tunnels and defended by wire and mines. The task of dislodging this force fell to the Marines of the 2nd Division. The resulting struggle produced one of the fiercest and bloodiest battles in Marine Corps. History The landings began on November 20 and immediately ran into trouble. Coming in at low tide, the assault boats were forced to disgorge their men far from shore. Wading through waist-deep water over piercing, razor-sharp coral, many were cut down by merciless enemy gunfire yards from the beach. Those who made it ashore huddled in the sand, hemmed in by the sea to one side and the Japanese to the other. The next morning, reinforcements made the same perilous journey bringing with them tanks and artillery. By the end of the day the Marines were able to break out from the beach to the inland. The fierce combat continued for another two days. The cost of victory was high for the

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Thursday, December 9th, 2010 World War 2 Movies 11 Comments

(4/5) Pacific Lost Evidence Tarawa Episode 2 World War II – Movie

World War II SUBSCRIBE TO EXCELLENT WORLD WAR II VIDEOS Tarawa is an atoll located approximately 2500 miles southwest of Hawaii. It consists of a series of coral islets that stretch through the ocean in a hook-like fashion. The military importance of Tarawa lay in its strategic location at the gateway of the US drive through the central Pacific towards the Philippines. The largest of Tarawa’s islets is Betio measuring less than 3 miles in length and 1/2 mile in width. Here, the Japanese built an airstrip defended by 4700 troops dug into a labyrinth of pillboxes and bunkers interconnected by tunnels and defended by wire and mines. The task of dislodging this force fell to the Marines of the 2nd Division. The resulting struggle produced one of the fiercest and bloodiest battles in Marine Corps. History The landings began on November 20 and immediately ran into trouble. Coming in at low tide, the assault boats were forced to disgorge their men far from shore. Wading through waist-deep water over piercing, razor-sharp coral, many were cut down by merciless enemy gunfire yards from the beach. Those who made it ashore huddled in the sand, hemmed in by the sea to one side and the Japanese to the other. The next morning, reinforcements made the same perilous journey bringing with them tanks and artillery. By the end of the day the Marines were able to break out from the beach to the inland. The fierce combat continued for another two days. The cost of victory was high for the

World War II Videos The defeat of the German forces at the Falaise Gap in August 1944 was the culmination of an effort that had begun the previous June, when British, US and Canadian troops stormed the Normandy beaches during Operation Overlord. Then followed the bloody fighting for the all-important city of Caen. The Falaise Gap was an area between Argentan and Falaise, southeast of Caen. For the Germans, it represented an escape route from the advancing Allied troops, who threatened to trap the 7th Army, 5th Panzer Army and Panzergruppe Eberbach. The Canadian 1st and British 2nd Armies had finally broken out from Caen after weeks of hard and bitter fighting which had stalled the entire Normandy invasion. At the same time, the US 1st and 3rd Armies had forced their way off the Normandy beaches and were rapidly heading towards Falaise from the north and the east. The fighting in the lanes and fields was intense, as the Allies battled hard to overcome determined resistance by some 80000 German troops. With so many men and weapons on the ground, it is not surprising they were eventually undone by fierce artillery fire from three sides and by constant attacks from the air. The Gap was closed on 19th August, leaving only a small pocket of German resistance that was overrun on 21st August. The German losses were catastrophic 10000 killed, 50000 taken prisoner, nearly 600 tanks and assault guns destroyed, and 7500 vehicles lost. Featuring fascinating archive footage from all
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Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 World War 2 Movies 29 Comments

(3/5) Pacific Lost Evidence Tarawa Episode 2 World War II – footage

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCELLENT WORLD WAR II VIDEOS Tarawa is an atoll located approximately 2500 miles southwest of Hawaii. It consists of a series of coral islets that stretch through the ocean in a hook-like fashion. The military importance of Tarawa lay in its strategic location at the gateway of the US drive through the central Pacific towards the Philippines. The largest of Tarawa’s islets is Betio measuring less than 3 miles in length and 1/2 mile in width. Here, the Japanese built an airstrip defended by 4700 troops dug into a labyrinth of pillboxes and bunkers interconnected by tunnels and defended by wire and mines. The task of dislodging this force fell to the Marines of the 2nd Division. The resulting struggle produced one of the fiercest and bloodiest battles in Marine Corps. History The landings began on November 20 and immediately ran into trouble. Coming in at low tide, the assault boats were forced to disgorge their men far from shore. Wading through waist-deep water over piercing, razor-sharp coral, many were cut down by merciless enemy gunfire yards from the beach. Those who made it ashore huddled in the sand, hemmed in by the sea to one side and the Japanese to the other. The next morning, reinforcements made the same perilous journey bringing with them tanks and artillery. By the end of the day the Marines were able to break out from the beach to the inland. The fierce combat continued for another two days. The cost of victory was high for the Marines who
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Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 World War 2 Movies 17 Comments

(4/5) Pacific Lost Evidence Peleliu Episode 5 World War II – Movie

WORLD WAR II SUBSCRIBE TO EXCELLENT WORLD WAR II VIDEOS Japan seized the Palau Islands, along with the rest of Micronesia, from Germany in World War I. Receiving a mandate from the League of Nations after the war, Japan established its administrative headquarters for Micronesia at Koror, the capital of the Republic of Palau today. On Peleliu Island, thirty miles south of Koror, a phosphate crushing plant was established and, by World War II, an excellent airfield had been constructed. When war came, the Palaus served as a staging area and replacement depot for Japan’s forces in the Netherlands, East Indies, and New Guinea. The battle for Peleliu Island, the Gateway to the Philippines, was the longest and one of the most hard-fought battles in the entire Central Pacific amphibious operations of World War II. In contrast to earlier combats where the Japanese had vainly attempted to annihilate the enemy on the beaches, Peleliu’s defenses were organized with the main line of resistance established inland, artillery and mortar fire registered on the beaches, and defenses skillfully arranged in depth in order to sustain resistance to an attack while destroying the enemy. Although the crack Japanese troops lost the battle, their new tactics enabled them to inflict heavy losses on American Marine and Army forces and to hold out for 74 days. While some strategists have argued that the capture of Peleliu was not a necessary preliminary for the coming struggle in the Philippines
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Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 World War 2 Movies 10 Comments

LOST WORLD WAR TWO FOOTAGE!!!! – Video

This is part one of our socials project. We still need to film dunkirk and get the news reports down. we filmed this in december so I was a wee bit cold. Anyway enjoy :)
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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 World War 2 Movies No Comments

Hanover Street — Lost and Found, Ending – Movie

stores.ebay.com.sg vincentyeo88.blogspot.com War-torn Europe is the setting for this romantic action about the fateful entanglements of two men in love with the same War-torn Europe is the setting for this romantic action/adventure about the fateful entanglements of two men in love with the same woman. Lt. David Halloran (Harrison Ford), a courageous American bomber pilot, and a British nurse (Lesley-Anne Down) accidentally meet during an air raid and fall instantly in love. Committed to an assignment, Halloran asks her to meet him two weeks later, in spite of the fact that she is married. And she does. Her husband, Paul Sellinger (Christopher Plummer), is a British intelligence officer in charge of special, dangerous mission behind enemy lines. As fate would have it, Halloran is chosen to fly Sellinger on the task. When their airplane is shot down, the two men must work together to complete the mission. It is only then that Halloran discovers who Sellinger is.
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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 World War 2 Movies 25 Comments

(1/5) Pacific Lost Evidence Peleliu Episode 5 World War II – Movie

WORLD WAR II SUBSCRIBE TO EXCELLENT WORLD WAR II VIDEOS Japan seized the Palau Islands, along with the rest of Micronesia, from Germany in World War I. Receiving a mandate from the League of Nations after the war, Japan established its administrative headquarters for Micronesia at Koror, the capital of the Republic of Palau today. On Peleliu Island, thirty miles south of Koror, a phosphate crushing plant was established and, by World War II, an excellent airfield had been constructed. When war came, the Palaus served as a staging area and replacement depot for Japan’s forces in the Netherlands, East Indies, and New Guinea. The battle for Peleliu Island, the Gateway to the Philippines, was the longest and one of the most hard-fought battles in the entire Central Pacific amphibious operations of World War II. In contrast to earlier combats where the Japanese had vainly attempted to annihilate the enemy on the beaches, Peleliu’s defenses were organized with the main line of resistance established inland, artillery and mortar fire registered on the beaches, and defenses skillfully arranged in depth in order to sustain resistance to an attack while destroying the enemy. Although the crack Japanese troops lost the battle, their new tactics enabled them to inflict heavy losses on American Marine and Army forces and to hold out for 74 days. While some strategists have argued that the capture of Peleliu was not a necessary preliminary for the coming struggle in the Philippines

World War II Videos TheBattle of Kursk was a horrific armor battle, between Nazi Germany and the USSR. Many view the Battle of Kursk as the turning point on the Eastern Front. After Kursk the German Army in the East, was a defense force against massive Soviet offensives. Operational delays set back the German timetable several times. By the time the German offensive was to commence, almost every German commander opposed the attack. Even Hitler explained to Col.Gen.Guderian: the mere thought of this battle makes my stomach turn. Several new German tanks took part in the offensive. The PzKw VI Tiger, was a battle tested design. The PzKw V Panther was Germanys answer to the T-34/76. The Panther was brilliantly designed. Well slopped and thick armor could blunt the T-34s 76mm gun at distance. The Panthers 75mm cannon shell possessed a higher muzzle velocity than the Tigers 88mm L/56 cannon. The Panther could reach an astonishing 30-35 mph on paved roads. However, the Panther was rushed into service without proper testing. The introduction of the Panther at Kursk proved to be a failure. By 1944 the Panther was the best medium tank, if not the best tank of World War II. The Elephant was an assault gun, with a turret less 88mm cannon. Its armor was impervious to any anti-tank gun at Kursk. The Elephants weakness lay its inability to defend itself against anti-tank infantry. The German offensive against the Kursk Salient proved a failure. Never again did Germany launch a full
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Sunday, December 5th, 2010 World War 2 Movies 49 Comments

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