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This film depicts the story of USN Radioman George Tweed, who hid from the Japanese from December 1941 to July 1944 on the island of Guam with the aid of loyal Guamanians. During the invasion of Guam he was rescued by the US Navy.
Topic: WWII
Feature Films
by E.R. Kellogg, Georg Stevens
movies
eye 20,114
favorite 27
comment 2
"The Nazi Plan" was shown as evidence at the International Military Tribunal (IMT) in Nuremberg on December 11, 1945. It was compiled by Budd Schulberg and other military personnel, under the supervision of Navy Commander James Donovan. The compilers took pains to use only German source material, including official newsreels and other German films (1919-45). It was put together for the US Counsel for the Prosecution of Axis Criminality and the US Office of the Chief Counsel for War...
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Topics: WWII, Documentary
Feature Films
movies
eye 4,083
favorite 8
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This U.S. Marine Corps documentary shows the operation in the Marianas Islands group during World War 2 in detail. Phase 1. Saipan: The Invation of Saipan in the Marianas group in June 1944 by the 2nd, 4th, and 27 Army Divisions Phase 2. Guam: The landing on and recapture of Guam in the Marianas in 1944 featuring the joint Army, Navy and Marine operation. Phase 3. Tinian: Following the 2nd and 4th Marine Divisions landings on 24 July 1944, supported by naval bombardment and artillery firing...
Topics: WWII, Documentary
Feature Films
by David MacDonald
movies
eye 9,441
favorite 12
comment 1
A featureless land fit only for war, as the narrator, J. L. Hodson stated in the early scenes. "If war was to be fought then let it begin here". In endless miles of rock-strewn scrub desert, where civilians hardly existed. Desert Victory tells the story of the Allied campaign to drive Germany and Italy from North Africa is analysed, with the major portion of the film examining the battles at El Alamein, including some re-enactment
( 1 reviews )
Topics: WWII, Documentary
Feature Films
movies
eye 10,994
favorite 10
comment 2
Documentary about the construction of the Stilwell Road--originally called The Ledo Road--a 478-mile passage from Assam, India, to Ledo, Burma, during World War II.
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Topics: WWII, Documentary
Feature Films
by Frank Capra
movies
eye 12,765
favorite 11
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A documentary made in 1944 The cartoon arrows take us from Guadalcanal through Midway to Iwo Jima, without spending any particular time on any of these conflicts. No mention of one of the most blood-soaked, Okinawa, because it was yet to come.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: WWII, Documentary
Short Format Films
movies
eye 3,870
favorite 5
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Rare colour film about the war in North Africa after the American landed in 1942. It describes the campaign to capture Tunisia by the Americans under General Clark approaching from the West and the British 8th Army commanded by Montgomery, pushing forward from the East.
Topics: WWII, Documentary
Short Format Films
movies
eye 1,413
favorite 4
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General H.H. Arnold's story of how the United States Army Air Force in a period of two years emerged from the seventh to the first rate air power. Shows the latest method of air warfare.
Topics: WWII, Documentary
Short Format Films
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eye 2,618
favorite 6
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Documentary detailing the activities of American fighter escort pilots during bombing raids over Germany. Narrated by Ronald Reagan
Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary
Short Format Films
movies
eye 4,453
favorite 7
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This documentary chronicles the design and development of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber.
Topics: WWII, Documentary, Short
Short Format Films
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eye 1,154
favorite 2
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The Fleet That Came to Stay was a propaganda short film produced by the US Navy in 1945 about the naval engagements of Operation Iceberg the invasion of Okinawa.
Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary, Okinawa
Short Format Films
movies
eye 1,586
favorite 4
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The episode follows the French campaign in 1944 from the beaches in Normandy to the libaration of Paris
Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary
Feature Films
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eye 4,080
favorite 3
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This World War II Documentary looks at the contributions of U.S. Navy Seabees during the invasions of Sicily, Italy, and Normandy.
Topics: WWII, Documentary, U.S. Navy
Short Format Films
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eye 1,455
favorite 3
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In this short documantary the Disney Studios tells the story of the vital importance to the war effort of the pin-point bombing of the ball bearing industry in Schweinfurt Germany.
Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary
Short Format Films
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eye 2,403
favorite 7
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This Documentary shows the story of the Fourteenth Air Force (Flying Tigers) during World War 2 in China
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Topics: WWII, Documentary, Short
Short Format Films
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eye 1,370
favorite 3
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Documentary short film depicting the breakthrough of Von Rundstedt's German forces in Europe and how complacency on the American homefront may have contributed to near-disaster for the Allies.
Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary
Short Format Films
movies
eye 789
favorite 2
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The short documentary shows how U.S. merchant seamen were trained in seamanship, signaling, gunnery and radio operation
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Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary
Short Format Films
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eye 2,208
favorite 5
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Action at Anguar tells the story of the invasion and capture of Anguar Island by the US 81st Infantry Division in September 1944
Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary
Short Format Films
movies
eye 1,206
favorite 3
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This War Department Film Bulletin explains the use of Camouflage in desert warfare — Use of wire, cloth, paper, foliage, mud and soil in preparation and construction of dummies and decoys
Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary
Short Format Films
movies
eye 23,860
favorite 14
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Fury in the Pacific is a 1945 documentary short film about a pair of World War II battles in the Pacific: the Battle of Peleliu and the Battle of Angaur. It was co-produced by the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Marines, and directed by a series of combat cameraman — of whom nine became casualties of the battles they were filming. The film is especially noteworthy for its praise of the fighting abilities of Japanese soldiers (a rarity for American propaganda during World War II), and its...
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Topics: WWII, Documentary, Short
Short Format Films
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eye 1,374
favorite 6
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A Canadian-born, Boston-raised paratroop sergeant in World War II, Harold Russell lost both hands in a demolition accident and later appeared in this Army Signal Corps documentary in which he acted out the various phases of the rehabilitation process of an amputee. Director William Wyler saw the film while preparing "The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)" and cast Russell as the film's disabled returning veteran. For his performance in The Best Years of Our Lives, Russell won both the...
Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary
Short Format Films
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eye 3,336
favorite 13
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Postwar propaganda film in support of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. Strident but poignant, focusing on children. The film surveys the Nazi/Japanese atrocities, post-war devastation and the early relief efforts. This film was responsible for raising over $200,000,000, making it a top moneymaking film and won the Academy Award (Best Documentary, Short Subjects) in 1947
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Topics: WWII, Documentary, Short
Short Format Films
by Frank Capra
movies
eye 1,828
favorite 4
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Documentary short film produced by the U.S. Army, intended to enlighten the American public on the final thrust of the Allied war effort in Europe and on the plans for the return home of American forces.
Topics: WWII, Documentary, Frank Capra
Short Format Films
by Louis Hayward
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eye 50,514
favorite 21
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Documentary short film depicting the harrowing battle between the U.S. Marines and the Japanese for control of the Pacific island of Tarawa.
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Topics: WWII, war, documentary, Tarawa
Feature Films
movies
eye 4,200
favorite 7
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U.S. Marine SBDs and other aircraft attack Japanese-held Islands in the Pacific during world war II.
Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary
Short Format Films
by John Huston
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eye 20,063
favorite 32
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Director John Huston, while a member of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in 1943, creates an Academy Award winning documentary, which he narrates with assistance from his actor father Walter, treating of the Armed Forces' successful effort to prevent the fall of the Aleutian Islands to advancing Japanese troops who had captured several islets. Although no claim can be reasonably made that this location was of major strategic importance during the War, it presented enormous tactical and logistic...
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Topics: WWII, war, documentary, kiska
Short Format Films
movies
eye 9,102
favorite 7
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This War Department Film Bulletin explains the handling and maintaining of the standard german infantery weapons in order to enable U.S. troops to identify and, when the opportunity exists, to operate them. This movie was produced for the preparation of commandos and paratroops units for the invasion in normandy
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Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary
Short Format Films
movies
eye 1,106
favorite 2
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This Documentary short shows the work of the Army Civil Affairs units during the Battle of Okinawa
Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary, Okinawa
Feature Films
by Frank Capra
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eye 13,431
favorite 7
comment 1
Documentary film depicting the attack by Allied forces on the Japanese strong-holds of Arawe Beach and Cape Gloucester, New Britain, in the South Pacific theatre of the Second World War in 1943.
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Topics: WWII, Documentary, Frank Capra
Short Format Films
movies
eye 11,106
favorite 12
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Dilbert fearlessly provides a string of negative examples of what not to do during aerial gunnery practice.
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Topics: WWII, Short, Training Film
Short Format Films
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eye 1,479
favorite 3
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Follows the 7th Infantry Division from the Aleutian Islands to Seoul
Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary
Short Format Films
movies
eye 1,599
favorite 4
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This short U.S. Army Signal Corps report shows the fighting and casualties involved in securing Anzio beachhead during World War II.
Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary, Anzio
Feature Films
by John Ford
movies
eye 32,991
favorite 30
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The Battle of Midway chronicles a significant moment in U.S. History, as have other Ford films like Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) and My Darling Clementine (1946), but the focus here is on ordinary Americans filmed at the time, not famous historical figures seen in retrospect. Although the use of a hand-held 16mm camera will strike some as uncharacteristic of Ford's style, there are many ÂFordian touches throughout the film. Ford weaves voiceover and music into the real footage of the battle,...
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Topics: WWII, war, documentary, midway
Feature Films
movies
eye 5,507
favorite 7
comment 1
US propaganda/documentary film about the operations in France/Germany in World War II.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: WWII, Documentary, Frank Capra
Feature Films
movies
eye 5,275
favorite 7
comment 1
FlaK the german short term for Fl ug a bwehr k anone (Antiaircraft gun) This once-classified U.S. Air Force training film depicts evasive maneuvers used by bomber pilots to avoid being hit by enemy antiaircraft fire. The film includes animated illustrations by Disney studios and captured footage of enemy antiaircraft batteries in action
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Topics: WWII, Short, Training Film
Short Format Films
by Jack L. Warner
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favorite 21
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This is an Army Air Corps recruitment short in which James Stewart, after a year in the service, addresses the public to sell them on joining.
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Topics: WWII, Short, James Stewart
Feature Films
by First Motion Picture Unit of the U.S. Army Air Corps
movies
eye 186,712
favorite 50
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This film is a war documentary produced by one of the "Hollywood Colonels," William Wyler, who joined the Air Force Film unit and recorded the sights and sounds of the last mission of a B-17 bomber known as the Memphis Belle, named after the girlfriend of the pilot. A narrator told the story of the 10 crewmen as examples of simple average American boys doing a tough job. The men and plane were filmed during the bombing raid on the submarine plens in Wilhelmshafen, Germany, "just...
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Topics: WWII, war, documentary, b17
Short Format Films
movies
eye 781
favorite 4
comment 0
This documentary short follow the troop transport USS Wakefield (peacetime luxury liner Manhattan) on her voyage from America to England and back
Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary
Feature Films
movies
eye 6,116
favorite 6
comment 0
Traced in this documentary are the history and role of American sea power in the Pacific during World War II
Topics: WWII, Documentary, U.S. Navy
Feature Films
movies
eye 15,935
favorite 19
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During the campaign for Okinawa (Operation Iceberg) the Sixth Marine Division was assigned to the III Amphibious Corps. This Academy Award nominated Kodachrome color documentary film tells the story of the 82 days fighting on the Island of Okinawa.
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Topics: WWII, Documentary, Okinawa
Short Format Films
movies
eye 2,173
favorite 7
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Tuskegee — At a dusty, booming airdrome in the Southeast Air Forces Training Center, the 99th Pursuit Squadron, world’s first Negro aerial fighting unit, is girding for its opening sky-joust with the enemy.
Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary
Short Format Films
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eye 4,773
favorite 7
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AKA D-Day: The Normandy Invasion tells the story of the U.S Coast Guard doring operation Overlord
Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary
Feature Films
movies
eye 89,113
favorite 53
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Here is Germany was made to prepare soldiers who had not seen combat to go to Germany for the US occupation after the May 8, 1945 unconditional surrender. The film was, however, never used for its intended purpose. Here is Germany was a 1945 propaganda documentary film directed by Frank Capra. Like its companion film, Know Your Enemy: Japan, the film is a full-length exploration of why one of the two major Axis countries started World War II and what had to be done to keep them from "doing...
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Topics: WWII, Propaganda, Frank Capra
Short Format Films
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favorite 7
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This Army Training film explains the principles of operation of the M1 (Garand) Infantry Rifle The US Rifle M1 was the first semiautomatic rifle to be the standard small arm of the US Military, requiring a trigger pull to fire a round but automatically chambering the next round. This not only greatly increased the rate of fire over bolt-action rifles, but made it far easier to reacquire a target after each round. It was also the first semiautomatic rifle to be adopted by a major military power....
Topics: WWII, Short, Training Film
Short Format Films
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eye 2,446
favorite 6
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The Martin B-26 bomber was popularly known as the Marauder. This wartime training film shows how to handle the versatile craft, with Hollywood actor Don Porter playing the part of the pilot.
Topics: WWII, Training Film, B-26
Short Format Films
movies
eye 2,286
favorite 10
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The carrier-based fighter Grumman F6F Hellcat was designed from the beginning to take back the skies over the Pacific from the Japanese Zero. Successor to the Grumman Wildcat, the F6F Hellcat made history in 1942 when it decisively whipped the Japanese aircraft carrier based fighters opposing it in the Pacific
Topics: WWII, Short, Training Film, F6F
Short Format Films
movies
eye 1,386
favorite 3
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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
Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary, P-38
Short Format Films
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favorite 23
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Originally made with a German soundtrack for screening in occupied Germany and Austria, this film was the first documentary to show what the Allies found when they liberated the Nazi extermination camps: the survivors, the conditions, and the evidence of mass murder.
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Topics: WWII, War Crime, Documentary, Short
Feature Films
movies
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favorite 7
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A Film Bulletin outlining proper procedures for aiming, firing, etc... of hand guns.
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Topics: WWII, US Army, Training Film
Feature Films
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eye 5,779
favorite 9
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This training film shows virtually all the weapons and ammunition used by the US Army in WWII and how they are being used most efficiently. 45mm pistol 30 cal. carbine 30 cal. machine gun 50 cal. machine gun hand grenades rifle grenades anti tank grenades anti tank rockets 60mm mortar 81mm mortar 37mm armor piercing rounds Their effects are mainly shown on captured German equipment
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Topics: WWII, US Army, Training Film
Short Format Films
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eye 3,664
favorite 3
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Army-Navy Screen Magazine, no. 79.
Topics: WWII, War Crime, Documentary, Short
Short Format Films
by Milton Sperling
movies
eye 35,697
favorite 24
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An Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, this 20 minute Technicolor production unfolds with graphic energy the nearly month long battle for Iwo Jima, a volcanic island lying 700 miles southeast of Japan, in which 20000 Japanese and nearly 7000 American fighting men were killed, a struggle eternalized by Joe Rosenthal's photograph of five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising a giant U.S. flag atop 550 foot high Mt. Suribachi, cinematically captured here in this well-edited (by Warner Bros.)...
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Topics: WWII, Marine Corps, Iwo Jima
Feature Films
movies
eye 9,929
favorite 7
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A comparison of American and German automatic weapons Accuracy vs. Firepower
( 1 reviews )
Topics: WWII, US Army, Training Film
Feature Films
movies
eye 6,775
favorite 9
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Military training film in which an instructor takes a new B-17 bomber pilot through preflight inspections of the aircraft and preparation for departure.
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Topics: WWII, Training Film, B-17
Short Format Films
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eye 24,461
favorite 14
comment 3
A documentary about the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter bomber and its use in missions over Italy during the 2nd World War.
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Topics: WWII, Documentary, Short, William Wyler
Short Format Films
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favorite 5
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Armed to the teeth with powerful engines, radar, a remotely controlled 50 cal. machine gun turret, and four 20mm canon, the Northrop "Black Widow" Night Fighter was designed to sneak up on unsuspecting prey
Topics: WWII, Short, Training Film, P-61
Short Format Films
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eye 1,774
favorite 4
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This rare early war training films features P-39 "the 181st Squadron" carrying out a complete mission, with an emphasis on briefing sessions, gathering intelligence during a combat mission, and how to give accurate after action reports. Basic squadron tactics are also covered .
Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary, Training Film, P-39
Short Format Films
movies
eye 7,968
favorite 6
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Training film demonstrating techniques for piloting the P-39 Airacobra pursuit plane, including aerobatics and strafing.
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Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary, Training Film, P-39
Short Format Films
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eye 4,153
favorite 7
comment 3
Training film demonstrating basic operation of the P-47 pursuit plane.
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Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary, Training Film, P-47
Short Format Films
by Frank Ross, Mervyn LeRoy
movies
eye 53,844
favorite 25
comment 4
The House I Live In was a 1945 short film written by Albert Maltz and made by producer Frank Ross and actor Frank Sinatra to oppose anti-Semitism and prejudice at the end of World War II. It received a special Academy Award in 1946.
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Topics: WWII, Short, Drama, Music, Frank Sinatra
Short Format Films
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eye 2,094
favorite 5
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This thirty-two chapter series tracing Air Force history from World War I to the late 1950s. TO BE CONTINUED!
Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary, US Air Force
Short Format Films
movies
eye 3,644
favorite 4
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Military training film detailing flight procedure, crew assignments, and armament of the B-29 bomber aircraft.
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Topics: WWII, Short, Training Film, B-29
Short Format Films
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favorite 8
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This training film demonstrates specific techniques for landing B-24 Liberators that have sustained a wide variety of damage in differing conditions, including water landings.
Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary, Training Film, B-24
Short Format Films
movies
eye 2,594
favorite 3
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Training film for military pilots of the Bell P-39 Airacobra pursuit aircraft, examining flight techniques, cockpit layout, and armament.
Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary, Training Film, P-39
Short Format Films
movies
eye 7,126
favorite 5
comment 1
Training film for pilots of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning pursuit aircraft, focusing particularly on flight characteristics during operation on only one engine.
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Topics: WWII, Short, Training Film, P-38
Classic TV
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eye 8,675
favorite 16
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Glamour Gal tells the Story of a 105mm Gun Crew On Iwo Jima It documents the activities of a Marine gun crew (G Battery) from the 5th Marine Division and their 105mm howitzer (named Glamour Gal) on Iwo Jima. This short traces their activity from the time the unit leaves Camp Pendleton to the beach landing on Iwo Jima.
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Topics: WWII, Marine Corps, Iwo Jima, pdmovies
Short Format Films
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eye 4,563
favorite 6
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Military training film in which an instructor trains a new B-17 bomber pilot in proper procedure and technique while airborne.
Topics: WWII, Short, Training Film, B-17
Educational Films
by Darryl F. Zanuck
movies
eye 63,794
favorite 66
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Several servicemen relax by playing pool, but one of them goes off to spend time with a prostitute. Later, he discovers he has contracted a venereal disease. A graphic and frank presentation of the types and treatment of venereal disease follows.
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Topics: WWII, Military Training Film, John Ford
Short Format Films
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favorite 5
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Military training film on the characteristics, capabilities, weaknesses, and recognition of the World War II Japanese fighter aircraft, Mitsubishi A6M Rei Shiki Kanjo Sento Ki, known as the Zero.
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Topics: WWII, Short, Training Film, Ronald Reagan
Feature Films
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eye 9,033
favorite 5
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In this U.S Air Force training film Hoodie the Chameleon explains the importance of camouflage and decoys for equiment and ground installations against aerial attacks
Topics: WWII, US Air Force, Animation, Short, Training Film
Feature Films
movies
eye 3,036
favorite 6
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How to handle a Douglas C-47 Skytrain
Topics: WWII, US Army, Training Film, C-47 Skytrain
Feature Films
movies
eye 10,701
favorite 4
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In the autumn of 1936, the Argus engine company, began work on the further development of remote controlled aircraft for anti aircraft target practice the FZG 46 (Flak-Ziel-Gerät 46 = anti-aircraft targeting device 46). On 9 November 1939, Argus engine company came up with a proposal for a remote controlled aircraft carrying a payload of 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) over a distance of 500 km (310 mi) was forwarded to the RLM (German Air Ministry). In April 1940, presented an improved study of Project...
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Topics: WWII, German Air Force, Training Film, V-1 (flying bomb)