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(5/5) Timewatch Battle for Warsaw World War II

World War II Second World War Videos Battle of Warsaw Warsaw uprising (1944), tragic attempt by the Polish Home Army (Armija Krajowa) to overthrow the German occupation as the Red Army closed on Warsaw. By 28 July 1944 citizens of Warsaw could hear the sounds of the battle between the Wehrmacht and the Red Army. The Soviets were concerned about a German counter-attack and ordered their troops onto the defensive on 1 August. The Home Army was sponsored by the British and the Polish government in exile in London, but the British turned down requests for active assistance from RAF aircraft and the Polish Parachute Brigade because Warsaw was beyond normal aircraft range and lay within the Soviet sphere. The USSR had its own plans and government-in-waiting, Rada Narodowa, and sponsored a different Polish army, the Armija Ludowa, which was unified with the Polish army that had been formed in the USSR. Nonetheless, the charge that the Soviets sat back and waited for the Germans to crush the uprising is baseless; there were four German armored divisions between them and the city and Marshal Rokossovsky, commanding the Soviet First Belorussian Front (army group), needed to regroup before continuing the offensive. The lamentable fact is that the uprising was intended to present the advancing Soviets with a fait accompli and was launched without prior consultation with either London or Moscow. It should also be noted that the Home Army did little to support the equally heroic and
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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 World War 2 Movies 25 Comments

(1/5) Timewatch The Spies that Fooled Hitler World War II

WORLD WAR II SECOND WORLD WAR VIDEOS The beginnings of MI5 (British Security Service) in World War II were not promising. The service was understaffed and overworked. The services long time inept director Vernon Hall was sacked and eventually replaced by David Petrie. With Operation Sea lion (The 1940 invasion of Great Britain) scrubbed by the Whermacht, MI5 would turn its organization into a highly valuable intelligence asset. And with MI6 and Bletchley Park, Great Britains intelligence network completely tricked the Abwher, SS SD and the German High Command throughout World War II. MI5 implemented was to be called the double cross system. Any captured agent was given the opportunity to transmit messages, under MI5 direction, back to Germany or be handed over to the British military to be hung or shot. Of the 115 agents captured by the British all were captured. Fifteen were turned over to the military and hung. Committees were then set up to control information that was feed back to the Abwehr through the crossed agent. The information had to seem valuable and accurate. Pieces of truths were mixed in with half truths to manipulate the agents controller. No other MI5 operation proved more valuable than that of agent GARBO. Amazingly enough GARBO was Spanish and not British. Juan Pujol (GARBO) was born in Spain in 1912. He fought during the Spanish Civil War against the Francos fascists. His loathing of Nazism grew from his deep hatred of the Spanish fascists. He was

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Sunday, December 26th, 2010 World War 2 Planes 7 Comments

(3/5) Timewatch Battle for Warsaw World War II

World War II Second World War Videos Battle of Warsaw Warsaw uprising (1944), tragic attempt by the Polish Home Army (Armija Krajowa) to overthrow the German occupation as the Red Army closed on Warsaw. By 28 July 1944 citizens of Warsaw could hear the sounds of the battle between the Wehrmacht and the Red Army. The Soviets were concerned about a German counter-attack and ordered their troops onto the defensive on 1 August. The Home Army was sponsored by the British and the Polish government in exile in London, but the British turned down requests for active assistance from RAF aircraft and the Polish Parachute Brigade because Warsaw was beyond normal aircraft range and lay within the Soviet sphere. The USSR had its own plans and government-in-waiting, Rada Narodowa, and sponsored a different Polish army, the Armija Ludowa, which was unified with the Polish army that had been formed in the USSR. Nonetheless, the charge that the Soviets sat back and waited for the Germans to crush the uprising is baseless; there were four German armored divisions between them and the city and Marshal Rokossovsky, commanding the Soviet First Belorussian Front (army group), needed to regroup before continuing the offensive. The lamentable fact is that the uprising was intended to present the advancing Soviets with a fait accompli and was launched without prior consultation with either London or Moscow. It should also be noted that the Home Army did little to support the equally heroic and
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avimilclub.webs.com The Northrop P-61 Black Widow was the first operational US military aircraft designed specifically to use radar. The “Black Widow” was an all-metal, twin-engine, twin-boom, aircraft flown as a night-fighter by United States Army Air Forces squadrons in the European Theater, the Pacific Theater, the CBI Theater, and the Mediterranean Theater during World War II. It replaced earlier British-designed night-fighter aircraft that had been updated to incorporate radar when it became available. On the night of 14 August 1945, a P-61B-2 of the 548th NFS named “Lady in the Dark” was unofficially credited with the last allied air victory before VJ Day. The P-61 was also modified to create the F-15 Reporter, the last piston-powered photo-reconnaissance aircraft designed and produced for the US Air Force.
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Thursday, December 9th, 2010 World War 2 Planes 33 Comments

(4/5) Timewatch Battle for Warsaw World War II

World War II Second World War Videos Battle of Warsaw Warsaw uprising (1944), tragic attempt by the Polish Home Army (Armija Krajowa) to overthrow the German occupation as the Red Army closed on Warsaw. By 28 July 1944 citizens of Warsaw could hear the sounds of the battle between the Wehrmacht and the Red Army. The Soviets were concerned about a German counter-attack and ordered their troops onto the defensive on 1 August. The Home Army was sponsored by the British and the Polish government in exile in London, but the British turned down requests for active assistance from RAF aircraft and the Polish Parachute Brigade because Warsaw was beyond normal aircraft range and lay within the Soviet sphere. The USSR had its own plans and government-in-waiting, Rada Narodowa, and sponsored a different Polish army, the Armija Ludowa, which was unified with the Polish army that had been formed in the USSR. Nonetheless, the charge that the Soviets sat back and waited for the Germans to crush the uprising is baseless; there were four German armored divisions between them and the city and Marshal Rokossovsky, commanding the Soviet First Belorussian Front (army group), needed to regroup before continuing the offensive. The lamentable fact is that the uprising was intended to present the advancing Soviets with a fait accompli and was launched without prior consultation with either London or Moscow. It should also be noted that the Home Army did little to support the equally heroic and
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Subscribe to excellent World War II videos The Battle of Okinawa started in April 1945. The capture of Okinawa was part of a three-point plan the Americans had for winning the war in the Far East. Okinawa was to prove a bloody battle even by the standards of the war in the Far East but it was to be one of the major battles of World War Two. Alongside, the territorial re-conquest of land in the Far East, the Americans wished to destroy what was left of Japan?s merchant fleet and use airstrips in the region to launch bombing raids on Japan?s industrial heartland. Okinawa is the largest of the Ryukyus islands at the southern tip of Japan. Okinawa is about 60 miles long and between 2 and 18 miles wide. Its strategic importance could not be underestimated ? there were four airfields on the island that America needed to control. America also faced the problem that they had not been able to get much intelligence information about Okinawa. The Americans estimated that there were about 65000 Japanese troops on the island ? with the bulk in the southern sector of the island. In fact, there were over 130000 Japanese troops on the island with more than 450000 civilians. The Japanese troops on the island were commanded by Lieutenant- General Ushijima who had been ordered to hold onto the island at all costs. Ushijima decided on his tactics ? he would concentrate his forces in the southern sector of the island and station his men in a series of secure fortifications. If the Americans
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Sunday, December 5th, 2010 World War 2 Planes 6 Comments

(6/6) Timewatch Omaha Beach World War II – Video

Subscribe to Excellent World War II Videos At six miles wide, Omaha was the largest of the landing areas, with the toughest defense. The water and beach were littered with mines and the entire beach being overlooked by 30-metre cliffs. The experienced 352nd German Infantry Division had the beach covered. The 1st Infantry assault experienced the worst ordeal of the D-Day operation. All but two out of 29 amphibious tanks sank and almost all the senior officers were killed or wounded as they set foot on the beach. Despite a 50% casualty rate, the survivors regrouped and pressed on. Aided by heavy naval bombardment, the infantry crossed the beach and began scaling the cliffs. Paratroops closed in on the German defense from behind, enabling the beach exits to be secured by midday. The Americans suffered 2400 casualties at Omaha on June 6th, but 34000 Allied troops had landed by nightfall.
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Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 World War 2 Movies 25 Comments

(3/6) Timewatch Omaha Beach World War II – footage

Subscribe to Excellent World War II Videos At six miles wide, Omaha was the largest of the landing areas, with the toughest defense. The water and beach were littered with mines and the entire beach being overlooked by 30-metre cliffs. The experienced 352nd German Infantry Division had the beach covered. The 1st Infantry assault experienced the worst ordeal of the D-Day operation. All but two out of 29 amphibious tanks sank and almost all the senior officers were killed or wounded as they set foot on the beach. Despite a 50% casualty rate, the survivors regrouped and pressed on. Aided by heavy naval bombardment, the infantry crossed the beach and began scaling the cliffs. Paratroops closed in on the German defense from behind, enabling the beach exits to be secured by midday. The Americans suffered 2400 casualties at Omaha on June 6th, but 34000 Allied troops had landed by nightfall.

Subscribe to Excellent World War II Videos At six miles wide, Omaha was the largest of the landing areas, with the toughest defense. The water and beach were littered with mines and the entire beach being overlooked by 30-metre cliffs. The experienced 352nd German Infantry Division had the beach covered. The 1st Infantry assault experienced the worst ordeal of the D-Day operation. All but two out of 29 amphibious tanks sank and almost all the senior officers were killed or wounded as they set foot on the beach. Despite a 50% casualty rate, the survivors regrouped and pressed on. Aided by heavy naval bombardment, the infantry crossed the beach and began scaling the cliffs. Paratroops closed in on the German defense from behind, enabling the beach exits to be secured by midday. The Americans suffered 2400 casualties at Omaha on June 6th, but 34000 Allied troops had landed by nightfall.
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Saturday, November 20th, 2010 World War 2 Movies 21 Comments

(2/6) Timewatch Omaha Beach World War II – Movie

Subscribe to Excellent World War II Videos At six miles wide, Omaha was the largest of the landing areas, with the toughest defense. The water and beach were littered with mines and the entire beach being overlooked by 30-metre cliffs. The experienced 352nd German Infantry Division had the beach covered. The 1st Infantry assault experienced the worst ordeal of the D-Day operation. All but two out of 29 amphibious tanks sank and almost all the senior officers were killed or wounded as they set foot on the beach. Despite a 50% casualty rate, the survivors regrouped and pressed on. Aided by heavy naval bombardment, the infantry crossed the beach and began scaling the cliffs. Paratroops closed in on the German defense from behind, enabling the beach exits to be secured by midday. The Americans suffered 2400 casualties at Omaha on June 6th, but 34000 Allied troops had landed by nightfall.

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Saturday, November 20th, 2010 World War 2 Movies 23 Comments

(5/6) Timewatch Omaha Beach World War II – footage

Subscribe to Excellent World War II Videos At six miles wide, Omaha was the largest of the landing areas, with the toughest defense. The water and beach were littered with mines and the entire beach being overlooked by 30-metre cliffs. The experienced 352nd German Infantry Division had the beach covered. The 1st Infantry assault experienced the worst ordeal of the D-Day operation. All but two out of 29 amphibious tanks sank and almost all the senior officers were killed or wounded as they set foot on the beach. Despite a 50% casualty rate, the survivors regrouped and pressed on. Aided by heavy naval bombardment, the infantry crossed the beach and began scaling the cliffs. Paratroops closed in on the German defense from behind, enabling the beach exits to be secured by midday. The Americans suffered 2400 casualties at Omaha on June 6th, but 34000 Allied troops had landed by nightfall.

Subscribe to Excellent World War II Videos At six miles wide, Omaha was the largest of the landing areas, with the toughest defense. The water and beach were littered with mines and the entire beach being overlooked by 30-metre cliffs. The experienced 352nd German Infantry Division had the beach covered. The 1st Infantry assault experienced the worst ordeal of the D-Day operation. All but two out of 29 amphibious tanks sank and almost all the senior officers were killed or wounded as they set foot on the beach. Despite a 50% casualty rate, the survivors regrouped and pressed on. Aided by heavy naval bombardment, the infantry crossed the beach and began scaling the cliffs. Paratroops closed in on the German defense from behind, enabling the beach exits to be secured by midday. The Americans suffered 2400 casualties at Omaha on June 6th, but 34000 Allied troops had landed by nightfall.

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Sunday, November 14th, 2010 World War 2 Movies 41 Comments

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