Attack! US Tanks in Action in World War 2
The films on this DVD have been digitally restored. (See what that means)
10th Armored Division in World War 2: Tigers on the Loose. (1960,
B&W, 55:00) Documentary -- Archival footage and interviews.The 10th Armored
Division served with distinction with George Patton's Third Army from
the Fall of 1944 through the final defeat of the German Army in May
1945. This thorough documentary, prepared by the US Army's Pictorial
Center after the war, combines excellent archival film footage,
comprehensive maps, and in depth interviews with key personnel from
Commanding General William H.H. Morris down the chain of command to
front line NCOs. The 10th entered the fierce fighting in France near
the Fortress of Metz in November. In December they hurried North to
counter the German thrust in the Battle of the Bulge, covering Third
Armies right flank. The 10th's Combat Command B was one of the units
surrounded with the 101st Airborne in defense of the critical road
junction of Bastogne. 101st Commander General Anthony
pays tribute to the pivotal (and under reported) contribution of 10th CCB
in the defense of Bastogne and you'll hear an account of the action
from CCB Commander, Col. William L. Roberts. After Bastogne 10th
Armored played a key roll in pushing German forces back and then
driving across the Siegfried line and into the heavily fortified city of Trier. Excellent combat footage and first hand accounts of fierce
house to house fighting. The 10th fought it's way across Germany in
a series of tough engagements against die hard opposition, thrusting
its way to Innsbruck, Austria by VE Day.
Tank Destroyer Boot Camp in Color (1943,Color,24:00) This unique
color documentary gives a rare look inside "Camp" Hood's
tank destroyer troop training school in 1943. Includes up close
looks at M10 tank destroyers and camp facilities. Highlights
include target practice using field guns and M10s against moving
targets, field maneuvers against tanks, live fire exercises, armored
infantry assaults and bazooka training.
Operating Light and Medium Tanks (1942, B&W,20:00) Features M5
"Stuart" light and M3 "Lee" medium tanks inside
and out in a variety of situations. You'll learn about engines,
instruments, fuel systems, starting, gear shifting, turning,
breaking, general driving instruction, track maintenance and more.
You'll also learn the advantages and disadvantages of each type of
tank in the field and the roles of different crew members.
TM 9-1729A Technical Manual for Light Tanks M5 ("Stuart"),
M5A1, and M24 ("Chaffee"), 75mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M8
and Twin Motor Carriage 40-mm Gun M19: Engines, Cooling Systems and
Fuel Systems. 150 pages in Adobe Acrobat ,pdf file format.
M4 "Sherman" M4A3 Medium Tank Technical manual 64 pages in
Adobe Acrobat ,pdf file format. Includes technical data, operating
instructions, engines and more.
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