1. Hell On Wheels: United States Army Tanks & Artillery (1951)

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    Black-and-white video tells the history of the U.S. 2nd Armored Division "Hell on Wheels" in combat action during World War II. From the United States Army film MISC. 7864 produced in 1951. Tanks, halftracks, infantry, artillery, and engineers. Soldiers training at Fort Benning. General Patton. Light tanks advance at high-speed during maneuvers. Pontoon bridge crossing. Training of invasion teams at Norfolk, Virginia. Operation Torch in North Africa, 1942. Into Algeria. Training for Sicily landing. Invasion of Sicily. German Marders and StuGs. We knocked the "H" out of Herman. Advance over blown roads and bridges. Reached Palermo. Another boat ride to England. First combat-tested armor to hit Great Britain. The big show in France. Training stepped up. Churchill visits. D-Day invasion. Landing at D+3 on Omaha Beach. Slugging it out with the Germans at Carentan. Hedgerow country. Used tanks as battering rams. St. Lo breakthrough. Tessy sur Vire. Cerences. M4 Sherman tanks advance. Sweat, blood, and tears. City fighting. BAR. German armor. Mortain counterattack. Destroyed Panzer IVs and Panthers. Picking up speed to the Seine. Thousands of prisoners. U.S. tanks attack. Destroyed German 88mm and vehicles. Into Belgium and Netherlands. Crossing German border. Soldiers and tanks firing. Siegfried Line. Westwall bunkers. 2nd AD as part of Ninth Army. Soldiers advance behind U.S. tanks. Fighting around Aachen. Resumed offensive. Battle of the Bulge. German Tiger IIs advance. Panzers in action in Ardennes. Engaging the 2nd Panzer Division. Artillery and antiaircraft. Destroyed German tanks and captured prisoners. Meeting Patton's Third Army. Bulge is sealed off. New offensive. Panther destroyed in Cologne. Pontoon bridge over the Rhine. 17th Engineers bridge the river. Hitting the autobahn. Linking up with 3rd Armored Division. More prisoners. Attack rolls on into north Germany. Beginning of the end. Reaching the Elbe. 45,000 prisoners captured. Marching in Berlin. First U.S. division in Berlin. President Truman arrives. Spit and polish. Finally, 2nd AD starts home. Fifteen unit citations. Peacetime duties at Fort Hood, Texas. Back into the field for training. Ready to go overseas. New weapons and new men. Always will be "Hell on Wheels".

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    • U.S. Army’s top logistician makes command visit to U.S. Army Africa

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      VICENZA, Italy – Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, the U.S. Army deputy chief of staff for logistics visited U. S. Army Africa during a tour of Europe-based military installations March 20. Mason met with USARAF Commander Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg and his staff for a briefing on the unit’s structure and recent activities. “The Chief of Staff of the Army has asked the Army staff to stay engaged with the Army Service Component Commands. We’re here to support these commanders. As a result, I’m visiting U.S. Army Africa, U.S. Army Europe and European Command,” Mason said.

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      • USARAF Forward Command Post

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        For the past 18 months, U.S. Army Africa soldiers have worked toward developing flexible mobile communications command center that can function as the unit’s headquarters anywhere in the world to respond to deployment requests from U.S. Africa Command. Known as USARAF’s Forward Command Post or FCP, it’s similar to many Army tactical operations centers in appearance. However, its unique characteristics allow the FCP to provide vast variety of sophisticated radio, internet and video teleconference capabilities.

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        • Rescue at Pine Ridge - A Buffalo Soldier Novel

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          Read the novel, Rescue at Pine Ridge, "RaPR", where Buffalo Bill Cody meets a Buffalo Soldier. A great story of black military history...the first generation of Buffalo Soldiers. How do you keep a people down? ‘Never' let them 'know' their history. The 7th Cavalry got their butts in a sling again after the Little Big Horn Massacre fourteen years later, the day after the Wounded Knee Massacre. If it wasn't for the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers, there would of been a second massacre of the 7th Cavalry. Read the novel, “Rescue at Pine Ridge”, 5 stars Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the youtube trailer commercial...and visit the website http://www.rescueatpineridge.com I hope you’ll enjoy the novel. I wrote the story that embodied the Native Americans and African-American/Black soldiers, from the south to the north, in the days of the Native American Wars with the approaching United States of America. This story is about, brutality, compassion, reprisal, bravery, heroism and gallantry. The story shows the truism to the fullest of a PG-14 perspective...with a DVD release to show the fullest reality of war. Read the novel, Rescue at Pine Ridge, the story of the rescue of the famed 7th Cavalry by the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers. Also the novel was taken from my mini-series movie of the same title, “RaPR” to keep my story alive. Hollywood has had a lot of strikes and doesn’t like telling our stories…its been “his-story” of history all along…until now. The movie so far has attached, Bill Duke directing, Hill Harper, Glynn Turman and a host of other major actors in which we are in talks with…see imdb.com at; http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0925633/ When you get a chance, also please visit our Alpha Wolf Production website at; http://www.alphawolfprods.com and see our other productions, like Stagecoach Mary, the first Black Woman to deliver mail for Wells Fargo in Montana, in the 1890's, “spread the word”. Peace.

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          • Episode 58 - Pte Jim Summersides - The Black Devils

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            This episode was we will talk to Jim Summersides a member of the famous Devil’s Brigade of WWII. The Devil’s Brigade or the Black Devils was a combined US/Canadian Force established to conduct special commando operations on and behind enemy lines. The Unit was so famous Hollywood dedicated a movie to its WWII exploits. If you hunger for historic adventure you’ll want to see this episode

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            • NETCOM SHARP - Mr Dan Bradford

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              This video is about NETCOM SHARP - Mr Dan Bradford

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              • Black Daggers Special Ops & 82nd Airborne Paratroopers jump into Vanderbilt Stadium

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                Pastor Kris and Pastor Joe from Revolution were attending the Florida at Vanderbilt football game when paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne and Black Daggers United States Army Special Forces Operations from Fort Bragg, NC, delivered the game ball. Watch the full jump from the plane to the ground, recorded with an iPhone4s. Video recorded on Saturday, October 19th. Vanderbilt University, the University of Florida or the Southeastern Conference are not officially affiliated with this video and it is the property of the owner. Revolution Church as always says a big thanks for the men and women who serve our country including those who serve at Revolution each weekend! Live.Love.Serve.

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                • Sheridan Tank Weapons Demonstration (1969)

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                  This United States Army film demonstrates the method of firing each of the weapons on the General Sheridan tank, including the 50 cal and 7.62mm machine guns, 152mm gun/launcher, and grenade launchers.

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                  • Rajiv Bio

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                    Bio video of Fortnight Journal Edition II contributor Rajiv Srinivasan. Rajiv, a Captain in the United States Army, is an Admissions Officer at West Point and young veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, where he served as Platoon Leader in Kandahar, Afghanistan ('09-'10). Fortnight Journal: Edition II For more on Rajiv, visit Fortnight Journal at http://fortnightjournal.com/. © Fortnight Journal, Project of the Fourteen Foundation 2011

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                    • Special Operations Oral History Project: Interview with MSG Taft Yates

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                      From the archives of the Special Operations Oral History Project: an interview with Master Sergeant (ret.) Taft Yates about combat operations with the 2nd Battalion, 75th Infantry Regiment (Ranger) during the invasion of Grenada.

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