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A collection of public domain World War II books, radio broadcasts, V-discs, films, and other ephemera. Curated by a librarian. Thanks for the support & please consider donating to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or the Internet Archive (so that others can enjoy this WWII Archive in the future).



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by United States. War Department
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TM 10-412 Army Recipes 1944-08-15 CONTENTS Paragraph Section 1. Introduction 1-4 2. Beverages 5 3. Breads 6-7 4. Cakes and cookies 8-10 5. Breakfast cereals 11 6. Desserts 12 7. Eggs 13 8. Fish 14 9. Fritters and croquettes 15 10. Fruits 16-17 11. Macaroni, spaghetti, noodles, and rice 18 12. Meat 19 13. Pies 20-21 14. Salads 22-23 15. Sandwiches 24 16. Sauces 25 17. Soups 26 18. Vegetables 27-28 19. Miscellaneous 29-31 Index 245 Digitized by Google.
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, Cooking for military personnel, Field Manual,...
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by United States. Army Air Forces
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Army Air Forces film # TF 1-3711 "Covers the invasion of Normandy when 13,000 combat troops landed behind German lines in 2 hours; & footage of both the 82nd & 101st Airborne units in action. Also included is official RAF Combat footage of Normandy battle from the Air." Goes into great detail about the glider and Troop Carrier plans for ferrying airborne troops and materiel. Sounds like Orson Welles narrating?   National Archives Identifier: 6981972 As always, any error or...
Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy, Douglas DC-3 (Transport Plane), IX Troop...
WWII Archive
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A romance set in NYC's Stage Door Canteen for WWII service members. Features dozens of cameos: Aline MacMahon, Gypsy Rose Lee, Alan Mowbray, Harry J. Wild, Sol Lesser, William Terry, Lucile Gleason, Elliott Nugent, Bert Lytell, Ethel Waters, Margaret Early, Julie Conway, Helen Menken, Sunset Carson, Judith Anderson, Henry Armetta, Trudy Erwin, Katharine Cornell, Count Basie and His Orchestra, Lina Romay, Count Basie, Dorothea Kent, Frank Borzage, Pat Flaherty, Benny Goodman Orchestra, Yehudi...
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Topics: WWII, World War II, American Theatre Wing, World War II: Homefront, World War, 1939-1945, Swing,...
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by Walt Disney Studios
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WWII 1943 Walt Disney animated short about Hitler Youth. Features book burning, anti-Catholic persecution, Nazi indoctrination, etc. Disney produced this under contract with the U.S. Government. See this article in Life Magazine http://books.google.com/books?id=ZVEEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA40#v=onepage&q&f=true As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's...
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Topics: WWII, RKO Radio Pictures, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, National Socialism And Youth, Walt...
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by United States. Army Air Forces
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Academy Award-nominated documentary, which shows the 21st Bombing Command and its role in the B-29 bombing of Japan and the Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO). As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: World War II, WWII In Color, Atomic Bomb, Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945,...
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by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1942 Walt Disney made this short film for the U.S. War Production Board (a now-defunct agency of the federal government during WWII). It stresses the importance of saving waste fats, which are made into explosives, for the war effort. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, World War II: Homefront, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Caricatures...
WWII Archive
by United States. Office of Strategic Services
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January 17, 1944. "This information is to characterize simple sabotage, to outline its possible effects, and to present suggestions for inciting and executing it." Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center. http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/
Topics: OSS, Sabotage, Guerrilla warfare -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, WWII, Counterinsurgency -- Handbooks,...
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by United States. War Department; United States. Army. Ordnance Department
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STANDARD MILITARY MOTOR VEHICLES CONTENTS Introduction and explanation of terminology 3 Classification 4 Section I. Amphibians and landing vehicles 6-15 II. Armored cars 16-23 III. Scout cars 24-25 IV. Cargo and personnel carriers 26-45 V. Self-propelled artillery 46-87 VI. Tanks 88-125 VII. Tank transport and recovery vehicles 126-135 VIII. Trucks Truck, 1/4 -ton, 4x4 through Truck, 1 1/2-ton, 4x2 136-191 Truck, 1 1/2-ton, 4x4 through Truck, 2 1/2-ton, 6x4 192-237 Truck, 2 1/2-ton, 6x6...
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Topics: WWII, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc,...
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by War Department: Bureau Of Public Relations
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War Department Bureau of Public Relations film # BPR 1182, Mussolini Is Executed . Silent very graphic footage. National Archives  description: "Shows a crowd of Italian Communist partisans; closeups of the corpses of Mussolini, his mistress Clara Petacci, and other Italian Fascists hanging head down from overhead beams; the crowd jeering Mussolini's picture; and closeups of the bloody features of Mussolini and Clara Petacci." National Archives Identifier: 13738 As always, any error...
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Topics: War Department: Bureau Of Public Relations, Assassination, Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945, Fascism --...
WWII Archive
by Blakeley, Harold Whittle, 1893-1966
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The 32d Infantry Division in World War II Digitized by Google.
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental...
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"This major update of the original 1955 study offers a well organized chronology of the operational aspects of the U.S. Navy's war in every theater." Table of Contents • Introduction 2 • Chapter I: Events of the Year 1939 6 • Chapter II: Events of the Year 1940 32 • Chapter III: Events of the Year 1941 74 • Chapter IV: Events of the Year 1942 138 • Chapter V: Events of the Year 1943 294 • Chapter VI: Events of the Year 1944 425 • Chapter VII: Events of the Year 1945...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American -- Chronology, World War II, World War,...
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Soviet army film of Auschwitz liberation  in January 1945. More information is available at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum . No National Archives description. National Archives Identifier: 22321 listed as Prosecution Exhibit 228, 229 Concentration Camps, Auschwitz ca 1941 - ca 1945 h30.
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities, World War II,...
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by Quartermaster General
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TM 10-405 The Army Cook 1942-04-24 Chapter 1. Fundamentals. Section I. General 1-4 II. Elements of nutrition 5-12 III. Foods 13-50 IV. Practice of cooking 51-65 V. Rations 66-69 VI. Kitchen management 70-75 VII. Field cooking 76-82 Chapter 2. Recipes. Section I. General 83-84 II. List of recipes. Breakfast dishes (1 to 13) 147 Soups (14 to 45) 157 Meat dishes (46 to 120) 164 Gravies and sauces (121 to 135) 184 Fish and seafood dishes (136 to 142) 187 Vegetable dishes (143 to 211) 189 Deserts...
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War II, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks,...
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TM 9-1575 Ordnance Maintenance: Wrist Watches, Pocket Watches, Stop Watches, and Clocks 1945-04-06 "This manual is published for the information and guidance of ordnance maintenance personnel. It contains detailed instructions for inspection, disassembly, assembly, maintenance, and repair of pocket watches, wrist watches, stop watches, and message center clocks, and is supplementary to those in the Field Manuals and Technical Manuals prepared for the using arms. This manual does not...
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Topics: Technical Manual, Clocks and watches -- Repairing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. --...
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by United States. Army Air Forces
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National Archives description "MS Patients: Hideko and Takao Irie, Mother and Child. Establishing shot 3/4 view showing mother with child strapped in position at time of blast. The mother's face and entire body was burned while only the child's legs, which were protruding, were burned. The mother's body protected the rest of the child, including it's face and body. MC Same as above, closer shot of face of mother and child. MS Showing child behind face of mother and straps in their position...
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army Air Forces, World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan,...
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by United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Service
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TM E 30-420 Handbook on the Italian Military Forces 1943-08-03. TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword 1-5 1 CHAPTER 1. Introduction: Section I. Distinctive Branches, or Specialties 6-11 5 II. Semimilitary Forces 12-19 7 CHAPTER 2. Recruitment and Mobilization: Section I. System of Conscription and Mobilization 20-27 18 II. Professional Cadre and Officers 28-30 28 III. Training, Efficiency, and Morale 31-35 30 IV. Pay and Emoluments 30-38 37 CHAPTER 3. Organization: Section I. Command and Staff 39-44 39...
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Topics: WWII, Technical Manual, Field Manual, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Italy, World War,...
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by United States. Army. Ninth Army. [from old catalog]
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Conquer: the Story of Ninth Army, 1944-1945 Digitized by Google. CONTENTS CHAPTER PAGE FOREWORD by Army Commander 9 INTRODUCTION 11 1. THE BEGINNINGS 15 2. BREST AND THE BRITTANY PENINSULA 21 3. THE NOVEMBER OFFENSIVE 55 4. PREPARATION FOR "GRENADE" 114 5. FROM THE ROER TO THE RHINE 161 6. CROSSING THE RHINE 199 7. THE RUHR AND THE ELBE 269 8. OCCUPATION AND MILITARY GOVERNMENT 331 9. THE END OF THE STORY 362 APPENDICES I. CHRONOLOGY 366 II. CORPS AND DIVISIONS UNDER NINTH ARMY 368...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental...
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by United States. Army. 3rd Division; Taggart, Donald G. (Donald Gilbert)
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CONTENTS PREFACE xxi ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xxiii I. PREPARATION FOR WAR "Coming Events Cast Their Shadows Before"; We Prepare for the Showdown 3 II. CASABLANCA We Storm the Beaches of North Africa and Capture a White- Walled City 13 III. NORTH AFRICAN INTERLUDE We Learn the "Truscott Trot" and Prepare to Invade Sicily 37 IV. SICILY "In Which We Carve Our Name" 51 V. SOUTHERN ITALY We Battle in the Craggy Apennines 79 VI. ANZIO 1. The First Battle of Cisterna di Littoria...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental Histories --...
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by United States. Adjutant-General's Office
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"This is the first of a series of three publications dealing with World War II APOs. This particular list shows the APOs in numerical order with their geographical location." See also: Alphabetical Listing of APO's, January 1942 - November 1947 (1949)
Topics: United States. -- Armed Forces -- Postal service, Post office stations and branches -- United...
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The Ninth Marines, A Brief History Of The Ninth Marine Regiment, With Lists Of The Officers And Men Who Served From Organization To Disbandment, 1942-1945 CONTENTS Preface by Colonel Howard N. Kenyon 7 Presidential Citation of Ninth Marines 10 General A. A. Vandegrift 13 Major General Allen Hal Turnage 17 Major General Graves B. Erskine 21 Brigadier General William Edward Riley 25 Chapter 1 Organization and Initial Training 29 Chapter 2 The Battle for Bougainville 41 Chapter 3 The Battle for...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- United States -- Marine Corps. 9th Regiment,...
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by Walt Disney Studios
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Stop That Tank! (AKA Boys Anti-Tank Rifle) Disney created this 1942 training film for the Canadian government. Article in Popular Science: http://books.google.com/books?id=NycDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA62#v=onepage&q&f=true and Life Magazine http://books.google.com/books?id=iU4EAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA61#v=onepage&q&f=true As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider...
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Topics: WWII, Boys anti-tank rifle, World War, 1939-1945, Training Film, Mark I, World War, 1939-1945 --...
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by United States. Army. Signal Corps; United States. War Dept
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TM 11-410 The Homing Pigeon, 1945-01-01 CONTENTS Paragraph Page SECTION I. GENERAL Purpose 1 1 Methods 2 1 Origin and history 3 1 Nature 4 1 Utility 5 2 II. DESCRIPTION General appearance 6 3 Weight 7 3 Plumage 8 3 Head 9 3 Neck 10 3 Body 11 3 Respiratory channels 12 S Digestive organs 13 6 Bloom or milt 14 6 Molt 15 8 Varieties of feathers 16 9 III. CARE Loft 17 11 Preparation of loft to receive pigeons 18 11 Receipt of pigeons at loft 19 11 Watering 20 14 Feeding 21 15 Pigeon feed 22 16...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, World War II, Field...
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TM 30-544 Russian Military Dictionary: English-Russian, Russian-English 1945-01-15. CONTENTS Foreword iii Abbreviations Used in This Dictionary vi Part I — English-Russian 1 Part II — Russian-English 173 Appendixes: I. Military Abbreviations of the U.S.S.R 437 II. Symbols Used in Ballistics 459 III. Abbreviations Used on Intelligence Maps to Indicate Various Sources of Information 466 IV. Numbers 467 V. Weights and Measures 469 VI. Money Table 473 VII. Territorial and Administrative...
Topics: Technical Manual, Field Manual, WWII, World War, 1939-1945, Russian language -- Dictionaries --...
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by United States. Bureau of ships; United States. Bureau of naval personnel. [from old catalog]
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CONTENTS Chapter 1. Troubles: Their Symptoms and Their Causes A. General Trouble Shooting Procedure 1A1. Recognizing and locating troubles B. Engine Fails to Start 1B1. Engine will not crank but can be barred over 1B2. Engine cannot be cranked and cannot be 1B3. C. Unusual or Erratic Operation 1C1. 1C2. Engine stops suddenly 1C3. Engine overspeeds 1C4. Engine will not carry load (loss of power). 1C5. Engine will not shut off 1C6. 1C7. 1C8. Cylinder safety valves pop frequently during engine...
Topics: NAVPERS, Diesel motor -- Maintenance and repair -- Handbooks, manuals, etc., United States. Navy,...
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by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1941 Walt Disney produced this short film, which promotes Canadian War Bonds, for the Canadian government. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Donald Duck, World War II: Homefront, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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PAM 672-1 Unit Citation and Campaign Participation Credit Register 1961-07-06 "This pamphlet is published to assist commanders and personnel officers in determining or establishing the eligibility of individual members for campaign participation credit, assault landing credit, unit distinguished Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Core citation emblems, and occupation duty credit for World War II and for the Korean War." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections)...
Topics: Korean War, 1950-1953, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. Army, US...
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by United States. War Department
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TM 30-506 German Military Dictionary: German-English, English-German. 1944-05-20 "This dictionary has been intentionally limited in scope to military subject matter and directly related fields. It has been compiled primarily for use by American military personnel with at least a fair knowledge of German." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections) http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/
Topics: Technical Manual, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. Army, Military...
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by United States. War Department
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TM 9-879 Motorcycle, Solo (Harley Davidson Model WLA) 1943-10-18 "In addition to a description of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle, this manual contains technical information required for the identification, use, and care of the materiel. The manual is divided into two parts, Part One, section I through section VI, gives vehicle operating instructions. Part Two, section VII through section XXV, gives vehicle maintenance instructions to using arm personnel charged with the responsibility of...
Topics: WWII, Harley-Davidson motorcycle -- Maintenance and repair -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Motorcycles,...
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Battlefield The Battle For Normandy
Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy
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by United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Service
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MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE, WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington DC, SPECIAL SERIES No. 12 German Military Abbreviations, April 12, 1943 "Perhaps to a greater extent than any other army, the German Armed Forces employ military abbreviations on their maps and charts, on task force tables of organization, on direction and location sign posts in combat zones, on field orders, and, in short, in every case where abbreviations may possibly be used. These abbreviations are often used in connection with...
Topics: Special Series, WWII, World War II, World War, 1939-1945, Field Manual, United States. Army,...
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by United States. Army Air Forces. Office of Flying Safety
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Air Air Forces Manual 51-127-1. RESTRICTED This manual is the text for your training as a P-38 pilot. The Air Forces' most experienced training and supervisory personnel have collaborated to make it a complete exposition of what your duties as a pilot ore, how each duty will be performed, and why it must be performed in the manner prescribed. The techniques and procedures described in this book are standard and mandatory. In this respect the manual serves the dual purpose of a training...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army Air Forces, World War II, Flight Training,...
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by United States. War Department
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Handbook On German Army Identification 1943-04-03 "THIS HANDBOOK was prepared at the Military Intelligence Training Center, Camp Ritchie, Maryland, and is designed to provide a ready reference manual for intelligence personnel in combat operations. The need for such a manual was so pressing that some errors and omissions are anticipated in the current edition. Any suggestions as to additions, or errors noted, should be reported directly to the Commandant, Military Intelligence Training...
Topics: World War II, World War, 1939-1945, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Field...
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by United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 2nd
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Digitized by Google.
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental Histories --...
WWII Archive
by United States. Bureau of supplies and accounts (Navy Department)
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SOS is on page 117. Table of Contents Foreword iv Nutritional Value of Foods 1 The Menu 3 Food Preparation for the Mess 12 Recipes 14 General Information and Tables 297 Baking 314 General Information 314 Formulas 322 Index 409 Foreword Navy Department Bureau of Supplies and Accounts Washington, D. C., 1 May 1944 The Cook Book of the United States Navy contains a summary of the principles of cookery, menu planning, and a comprehensive collection of recipes based on the newer knowledge of...
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, Cooking for military personnel, Cookbook, World...
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History Of The 363d Infantry, One Regiment Of The 91st Division In World War II CONTENTS FOREWORD BY THE REGIMENTAL COMMANDER A NOTE ON INFANTRY TACTICS COMPOSITION OF THE 91st INFANTRY DIVISION CHAPTER 1 THE OLD 363d AND THE NEW 1 CHAPTER 2 INTRODUCTION TO BATTLE 7 CHAPTER 3 TO THE ARNO 36 CHAPTER 4 THE GOTHIC LINE 59 CHAPTER 5 UP 65 89 CHAPTER 6 THROUGH THE WINTER 121 CHAPTER 7 THE PUSH NORTH 170 CHAPTER 8 THE PURSUIT ACROSS THE PO VALLEY 199 CHAPTER 9 OCCUPATION 223 CHAPTER 10 HOME AGAIN 229...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental...
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by United States. Army. 94th Division; Byrnes, Laurence G., 1919- ed
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CONTENTS DIVISION COMMANDER'S MESSAGE xi FOREWORD xiii PART ONE: THE UNITED STATES Chapter 1: IN THE BEGINNING 1 PART TWO: THE UNITED KINGDOM Chapter 2: AT SEA 10 Chapter 3: WILTSHIRE COUNTY 13 PART THREE: FRANCE Chapter 4: THE SITUATION 18 Chapter 5: CROSSING AND COMMITMENT 23 Chapter 6: THE POCKETS 27 Chapter 7: THE FFI 33 Chapter 8: OPERATIONS IN BRITTANY 38 Chapter 9: POW EXCHANGES 57 Chapter 10: THE BRETONS 65 Chapter 11: ADIEU 69 PART FOUR: GERMANY: THE SAAR-MOSELLE TRIANGLE Chapter 12:...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental...
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by United States. War Dept
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DA PAM 21-30 Our Red Army Ally 1945-04-23. "TO THE AMERICAN SOLDIER — The purpose of the first part of this booklet is to introduce you to the Red Army soldier — the everyday "G.I." of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. You have heard and read a lot about him, now you are seeing and meeting him personally. He is your friend. He is your ally. He has fought hard in this war, just as you have, to bring about a United Nations victory. The meeting of troops of the United...
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Topics: DA pam, Soviet Union. -- Armed Forces, Department of the Army Pamphlet, World War, 1939-1945, World...
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by United States. Department of Agriculture
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"This handbook offers some suggestions to those who are leading the great drive for Victory Gardens, and points out certain things to watch out for -- common errors which waste seed, fertilizer, land arid labor, and therefore must be most carefully avoided in wartime." Digitized by Central University Libraries, Southern Methodist University http://digitalcollections.smu.edu/all/
Topics: WWII, Rationing -- United States, World War, 1939-1945, World War II: Homefront, World War II,...
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1945 documentary short that won the Academy Award in 1946 for Documentary Short Subject. Based on Your Job in Germany , which was written by Dr. Seuss. Though Hitler may be dead, beware - his ideas live on. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Knox Manning, World War II: Postwar Issues, Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972,...
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by United States. Army. Division, 78th
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Lightning, The History Of The 78th Infantry Division CONTENTS FOREWORD vii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix CHAPTER 1: PREPARATION FOR COMBAT 1 The Lightning Division in World War I — Reactivation At Camp Butner — Training Replacements — Carolina and Tennessee Maneuvers — Camp Pickett — Overseas — Bournemouth — France — Belgium — Up to The line! CHAPTER 2: ATTACK 23 The Jumpoff — Through The Minefields — Rollesbroich — Simmerath — Witzerath — Bickerath — Patrols In The Hurtgen...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental...
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TM 30-541 Japanese Military Dictionary 1944-08-29 CONTENTS Page Foreword iii Abbreviations Used in This Dictionary - vi Part I — Japanese-English Part II — English-Japanese 246 Appendix I — Table of Ranks 599 Appendix II — Weights and Measures 601 Appendix III — Gazetteer 607 Appendix IV — Japanese Years 613 Appendix V — Numbers 614 Digitized by Google.
Topics: WWII, Japan. -- Armed Forces -- Dictionaries, World War, 1939-1945, Field Manual, Technical Manual,...
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by United States. Office of Naval Intelligence
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The Landings in North Africa: November 1942 . Part of the U.S. Navy Office of Naval Intelligence "Combat Narratives" series of books. The Moroccan expedition Characteristics of the coast Fixed defenses Mobile defenses The French naval forces Organization of the United States Amphibious Force Departure The Atlantic crossing The Battle of Casablanca The attack on Mehdia and the Port Lyautey airfield The attack on Safi The attack on Fedala The Algerian expedition The attack on Oran and...
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North, United States. Navy, World War,...
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by United States. War Department
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FM 17-12 Armored Force Field Manual, Tank Gunnery 1943-04-22 "This manual provides the unit commander and the gunnery officer with a step-by-step outline of tank gunnery training and the necessary explanation and references. The discussion of training methods is limited to tank guns. Necessary information pertaining to assault guns, antitank guns, and mortars is found in the references in appendix II. The plan of training can be adapted to those weapons. This field manual addresses crew...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. Army,...
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by U.S. Army Air Forces. Office of Flying Safety
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"This manual is the text for your training as a B-25 pilot and airplane commander. The Air Forces' most experienced training and supervisory personnel have collaborated to make it a complete exposition of what your pilot duties are, how each will be performed, and why it must be performed in the manner prescribed. The techniques and procedures described in this book are standard and mandatory. In this respect the manual serves the dual purpose of a training checklist and working handbook....
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Topics: WWII, B-25 bomber -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Mitchell Bomber, United States. Army Air Forces,...
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FM 23-36 Revolver, Colt, Caliber .45, M1917 and Revolver, Smith and Wesson, Caliber .45, M1917 1941-10-20 "The Colt revolver, caliber .45, M1917, and the Smith and Wesson revolver, caliber .45. M1917, are single shot, breech loading hand weapons. Each Is provided with a cylinder having six chambers arranged about a central axis so that six shots may be fired before reloading is necessary. Both weapons may be fired either single action or double action. Single and double action for these...
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Topics: M1917, Pistols -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Shooting, Military, Pistol shooting, United States. --...
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by United States. War Department
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FM 23-30 Hand And Rifle Grenades, Rocket, AT, HE, 2.36-Inch 1944-02-14 Not the greatest scan - 2 pages are blurred and some text is cropped on others.
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by United States. War Department
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Documentary short about the US Army Women's Army Corps - WAC - and their role in winning the war. Includes animation from the Walt Disney Studios. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: United States. -- Army -- Women's Army Corps, Fort Oglethorpe (Ga.), World War, 1939-1945 -- Women...
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by United States. Army Air Forces. Office of Flying Safety; United States. Army Air Forces. Office of Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Training
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Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center. http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/ "Volumes I and II are both contained in this document (German and Japanese). There is a practical reading and translation of Japanese characters, tables of basic key characters for Japanese ordnance, instructions for translating Japanese markings, an index to weapons by caliber for both forces, and an extensive index to both volumes. This document contains many...
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November 11, 1943 issue of The Bayonet, the Ft. Benning newspaper. Digitized by  http://www.benning.army.mil/library .
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by United States. War Department
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FM 23-5 Basic field manual : U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1, 1940-07-20 "The rifle must be kept clean and free from dirt and properly lubricated with lubricating grease. To obtain its maximum efficiency the following points must be observed...." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections) http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/
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Google digitized. A different version is at  https://archive.org/details/Tm30-410 TM 30-410 Handbook On The British Army 1942-09-30 TABLE OF CONTENTS Paragraphs Pages CHAPTER 1. Introduction 1-4 1 CHAPTER 2. General 5-10 3 CHAPTER 3. Organization: Section I. Supreme Command 11-15 7 II. Higher Organizations 16-18 10 III. Administration 19-20 11 IV. Tactical Staffs 21-22 13 V. Infantry 23-26 22 VI. Parachute Troops 27 26 VII. Royal Regiment of Artillery 28-34 29 VIII. Anti- Aircraft Command...
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by United States. Army Air Forces. Office of Flying Safety
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AAF Manual 51-126-1 INTRODUCTION This manual is the text for your training as a A-26 pilot and airplane commander. The Air Forces' most experienced training and supervisory personnel have collaborated to make it a complete exposition of what your pilot duties are, how each will be performed, and why it must be performed in the manner prescribed. The techniques and procedures described in this book are standard and mandatory. In this respect the manual serves the dual purpose of a training...
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The 84th Infantry Division In The Battle Of Germany, November 1944-May 1945 CONTENTS page Foreword by Major General Bolling vii Note ix The Infantry Division x The Units xv Introduction 1 Part One: THE SIEGFRIED LINE I. The Big Picture 9 II. Prummem 22 III. Geilenkirchen 37 IV. Lindem 49 V. Goodbye to the Siegfried Line 65 Part Two: THE ARDENNES VI. At All Costs 83 VII. The Battle of the Bulge 104 Part Three: TO THE RHINE VIII. The Battle behind the Battle 131 IX. Across the Roer 143 X. The...
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by United States. War Department
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FM 23-7 U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30, M1 1942-05-20 "The U. S. carbine, caliber .30, Ml, is a self-loading shoulder weapon (see fig. 1). It is gas operated, magazine fed, and air cooled. It weighs approximately 5 pounds. The weapon is fed from a box type magazine having a capacity of 15 rounds." Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center. http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/
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by United States. War Dept
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TM 30-333 Chinese: A Guide to the Spoken Language 1943-06-23 CONTENTS Chinese Language Guide. 1 How to Use the Records and Guide 1 Hints on Pronunciation 3 Special Points 3 Regional Differences 4 Useful Words and Phrases 6 Greetings and General Phrases 6 Location 9 Directions 10 Numbers 11 What's This? 12 Asking for Things 13 Money 16 Time 17 Useful Phrases 19 Additional Expressions 20 Fill-in Sentences 23 Alphabetical Word List 39
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by United States. War Department
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TM 10-412 Army Recipes, 1946-08-26 CONTENTS SECTION Paragraph Page I. INTRODUCTION 5 1 II. BEVERAGES 7 III. BREADS 3 13 IV. BREAKFAST FOODS 9 23 V. CAKES AND COOKIES 10-12 29 VI. DESSERTS 13 53 VII. EGGS 14 67 VIII. FISH AND OTHER SEA FOOD 15 71 IX. FRITTERS AND CROQUETTES 16 87 X. FRUIT 17-13 97 XI. MACARONI, SPAGHETTI, NOODLES AND RICE 19 101 XII. MEAT 20 109 XIII. PIES 21-22 151 XIV. POULTRY 23 163 XV. SALADS 24-25 173 XVI. SANDWICHES 26 197 XVII. SAUCES AND GRAVIES 27 201 XVIII. SOUPS 28...
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by Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers; MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964; Willoughby, Charles Andrew, 1892-1972
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CMH Pub 13-2 Reports of General MacArthur Japanese Operations in the Southwest Pacific Area Volume II Part II Facsimile Reprint, 1994 "Reports of General MacArthur are the official after-action reports of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur. Long out of print, this facsimile edition contains not only MacArthur's own perspective of his operations against the Japanese in the Southwest Pacific Area during World War II but also the enemy's unique account of Imperial Army campaigns against...
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by Mueller-Hillebrand, Burkhart, 1904-; Center of Military History
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Department of the Army Pamphlet DA PAM 20-202 German Tank Maintenance in World War II. Republished 1988 as CMH Pub 104-7. CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION I. The Centralized Tank Maintenance System 1 II. The Collapse of the Centralized System 2 III. Decentralization 8 IV. New Tanks versus Spare Parts 4 CHAPTER 8. ORGANIZATION AND EQUIPMENT I. General 5 II. The Tank Maintenance Detachment 6 III. The Tank Maintenance Company 6 IV. Nonorganic Tank Maintenance Units 14 V. Automotive Maintenance 14 CHAPTER...
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by United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel; United States. Navy. Naval Air Technical Training Command
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Aircraft Munitions 1944 TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Preface iii CHAPTER I Explosives and how they work 3 CHAPTER 2 Gun ammunition 21 CHAPTER 3 Bombs 49 CHAPTER 4 Bomb fuzes 79 CHAPTER 5 Torpedoes 109 CHAPTER 6 Rockets and rocket launchers 129 CHAPTER 7 Mines 141 CHAPTER 8 Pyrotechnics 149 CHAPTER 9 Smoke 159 CHAPTER 10 Destructors 165
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TM 30-250 Military Dictionary Part I. English--Spanish, Part II. Spanish--English 1941 Digitized by Google.
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by United States. Department of the Army. Office of Military History; Dornbusch, C. E. (Charles Emil), 1907-1990; New York Public Library
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Unit Histories Of World War II, United States Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy "This list is concerned only with histories covering unit operations in World War II and published in some form. Although a certain number of these histories were prepared and published by Information and Education sections of Army commands, the great majority were unofficial. This list includes, within both types, all publications that were intended for general distribution to members of a unit. After-action and...
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United States Army Field Manual FM 24-6 Radio Operator's Manual, Army Ground Forces, June 1945. Formerly restricted. 1945-06-15 " 1. PURPOSE AND REFERENCES, The purpose of this Field Manual is to provide a guide for training field radio operators in radiotelegraph procedure and ready reference data required in the operation of field radio communication. The procedure contained herein describes the brief, basic method of operation that will be employed by units of the Army Ground Forces,...
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by United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Service
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MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE, WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington DC, SPECIAL SERIES No. 9 The German Squad In Combat, December 25, 1943 "This text is the translation of the greater part of a German handbook designed to aid in squad training. The material illustrates, with a wealth of concrete examples the basic tactics of the German rifle squad. These tactics differ somewhat from those of the U. S. squad, mainly in that the enemy unit is built for tactical purposes around the employment of the...
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by United States. Navy
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U.S. Navy film #2586 "Nagasaki Burst." National Archives description: "NAGASAKI BURST AS Atom bomb bursting over Nagasaki; huge column in sky.(4-10889)1/04/82 16mm Color MASTER, to be used as arig, sp" National Archives Identifier: 76482
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by United States. Army Air Forces. Office of Flying Safety
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Pilot Training Manual For The Thunderbolt P-47N AAF manual 51-127-4. Contents The P47N, 5 Description, 6-7 Canopy, 8 Cockpit, 9-10-11 Flight Controls, 12-13 Power Plant, 14-15-16 Induction System, 16«>18 Carburetor, 19-20 Propeller, 21-23 Throttle Quadrant, 23-24 Power Settings, 25 Woter Injection, 26-27 Detonotion, 27 Long Range Cruising, 28-30 Fuel System, 31-35 Oil System, 36-37 Hydraulic System, 37-40 Electrical System, 41 Radio Equipment, 42-49 Lighting System, 50-51 K-14 Gunsight,...
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by United States. Navy
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Full-length documentary, which won the 1948 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Documents a large Antarctic expedition, "Operation Highjump," in 1946-1947. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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by U.S. Engineer Department
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TM 5-236 Surveying Tables, 1940 Digitized by Google.
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by United States. War Department
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TM 9-1901 Artillery Ammunition 1944-06-29 "The purpose of this Technical Manual is to impart information of a general and technical nature concerning artillery ammunition, including trench-mortar ammunition,, and components thereof, such as may be necessary for their intelligent care, handling, and use. This is a companion volume to TM 9-1900, Ammunition, general ."
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by United States. War Dept
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See also the 1943 version:  https://archive.org/details/TM-E30-451 TM-E 30-451 Handbook on German Military Forces 1945-03-15 CONTENTS CHAPTER I. THE GERMAN MILITARY SYSTEM Section I. Introduction — 1 I. The German Soldier — 2 III. The High Command — 15 IV. Organization of the Army for War V. Functions of the Corps Area — 4S VI. Conscription, Replacement, and Training — 54 CHAPTER II. ORGANIZATION OF THE FIELD FORCES Section I. Over-all Field Organization — 1 II. High Command in the...
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National Archives description: "Urges the purchase of war bonds, showing scenes of publicity parades in Washington, New York, and Chicago. Pres. Roosevelt greets wounded veterans at the White House. Shows rallies in factory yards and at Soldiers Field, Chicago, where a speaker urges bond purchases." National Archives Identifier: 24434 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making...
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by United States. Army. Services of Supply; United States. War Dept
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TM 9-1215 Ordnance Maintenance: Thompson Submachine Gun cal .45, M1928A1 1942-03-01 "This manual is published for the information and guidance of ordnance maintenance personnel. It contains detailed instructions for inspection, disassembly, assembly, maintenance, and repair of the Thompson submachine gun, cal.45. M1D28A1, supplementary to those in the Field mid Technical Manuals prepared for the using arm. Additional descriptive matter and illustrations are included to aid in providing a...
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Order of battle of the United States Army ground forces in World War II: Pacific Theater of operations. AKA Order of battle of the United States Army ground forces in World War II: Pacific Theater of operations, administrative and logistical commands, armies, corps, and divisions. "This volume is concerned with the organization and disposition of United States Army ground forces that opposed the Japanese during World War II. The area covered includes Alaska, the islands of the central and...
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by United States. Army Service Forces. Special Service Division
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"CHINA has been at war for 5 years with her enemy and ours — the Japanese. She has met heavy defeats and won important victories. She has suffered more than 5,000,000 casualties in those years of war. Yet, today, the free people of China are still fighting, still holding a better armed foe. You and your outfit have been ordered to China to help this gallant ally. Your job, fighting side by side with the Chinese, is to rid that country of the Japanese. No American troops anywhere have a...
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by United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Division
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MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE, WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON D. C. SPECIAL SERIES No. 33 The Punch Below the Belt: Japanese Ruses, Deception Tactics, and Anti-Personnel Measures. August 1, 1945 This is a comic training pamphlet about Japanese methods of camouflage, combat methods, etc. Illustrated by New Yorker cartoonist Sam Cobean and may be offensive. Digitized by http://www.fakeproject.com/The_Punch_Below_The_Belt/
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