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Rescuing the Lost Battalion

Rescuing the Lost Battalion During World War II, Japanese-Americans formed the 442nd Infantry Regiment to show their loyalty to the United States. Despite discrimination at home, they served with distinction on the Western Front and were regarded as heroes. In October 1944, the team responded to an emergency order to rescue soldiers who were surrounded…

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Białystok, Poland, massacred by germans, liberated by the Polish People’s and Soviet Army

On June 22, 1941, the Germans broke the pact and attacked the USSR. On June 27, the battalions of Einsatzgruppen and Wehrmacht entered Bialystok. On the same day, they pacified the Jewish district of Chanajki , murdering several thousand inhabitants, burning about 2,000 people alive in the Main Synagogue . As a result of the…

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Germany Mourns (1935)

Full title reads: “Germany mourns. Impressive ceremony for those who fell in the Great War”. Great State Opera House, Berlin, Germany. Various shots of General Werner von Blomberg (Minister of Defence) giving speech from podium draped in German flag (with military cross on). Behind him stand soldiers holding colours of each regiment that fought in…

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Allies break gothic line in Italy WWII Newsreel PublicDomainFootage.com

“Like” us on Facebook.com/PublicDomainFootage Allies break gothic line in Italy WWII Newsreel This is a low-resolution sample. Watermark does not appear on master. To order this material as broadcast-quality full screen/full resolution, send a request (with link) to FootageRequest@PublicDomainFootage.com or visit http://www.PublicDomainFootage.com. All material public domain and royalty-free saving you hundreds and even thousands. Total…

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Berlin 1945 Wehrmacht stop a Russian tank.

Waffen-SS Battle of Berlin, 1945 It was supremely ironic that in the last days of the Third Reich, many of Hitler’s Waffen-SS soldiers who fought in the rubble of Berlin were non-German nationals. The élite Aryan divisions of the Waffen-SS were in the process of saving themselves as their Führer faced his final days in…

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Captain Jack Holmes, 4th Armored Division, US Army, World War II

This is a tribute to my father, Jack Holmes (1913-1991), who served as a tank commander in the 37th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored Division of General Patton’s 3rd Army During World War II. His division participated in many battles in Europe, including the Relief of Bastogne (Battle of the Bulge). After entering Germany, they liberated…

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Japanese in color ww2

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