Video of calvary and horse training at Camp Wheeler in Macon, Georgia in February of 1918 by the U.S. Army’s 31st Division.
Most everyone is aware of the World War II amphibious landings at Normandy, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and many other islands. However, some armchair generals may not be aware of the invasion of Angaur Island in the Pacific in 1944.
America’s fighting men and women have endured the hardships of combat for almost 250 years. However, those hardships haven’t prevented Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen from celebrating the Holy holiday. CombatTales.com presents a look at American war fighters celebrating Christmas during times of war.
Rare video footage of soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 27th Infantry Division boxing.
Recently uncovered color video footage of U.S. Navy and Marines forces conducting combat landing operations in the Pacific Theater. Large numbers of captured Japanese soldiers are also shown.
United States forces captured the Japanese hospital ship Tachibana Maru in early August 1945 after it was discovered the Japanese were transporting fresh troops and weapons to battle areas of need.
Watch as soldiers of the U.S. Army’s 101st Division find a weapons cache in the Ashau Valley in Vietnam and then prepare to destroy the weapons and ordinance. Video shot on April 2, 1969.
Video footage of the launching of the aircraft carrier, CV-41, on Midway on 20 March 1945. Decommissioned in 1992, the Midway is now a museum ship at the USS Midway Museum, in San Diego, California.
Raw video of soldiers from the United States Army’s 1st Battalion, of the 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One) in March, 1966 in Vietnam.
Raw video with added music. Large group of Japanese prisoners in compound, Prisoners struggle to get water from water cans, Prisoners in compound eating “K” rations, Prisoner is treated by US medics outside of tent. Two trucks loaded with prisoners move toward and away from camera, Facial studies of prisoners in trucks, Prisoners are counted by Okinawan as they leave compound. Japanese officers in enclosure are lectured by Japanese major, Prisoners’ heads are shaved by other prisoners.
Thousands of dogs were used during World War II by U.S. forces during World War II. Many died during their service of helping protect American soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen. Look inside for historic video of military working dogs of the 6th Marine Division conducting operations at Iwo Jima in 1945 during World War II.
In June of 1944 the Allies landed thousands of troops on the shores of Normandy, France. Look inside for video and photos of the historic military mission.