Saturday, July 14, 2018

Video: "Infantry Weapons and Their Effects 1943 US Army; World War II Weaponry"

     Jeff Quitney's channel on YouTube features a lot of old educational films, including some produced for our troops during World War II. Below is one that gives an overview on the capabilities of various standard infantry weapons at the time, from the 1911 pistol to the 105 mm Howitzer. What makes this video interesting is that it provides a brief demonstration against different types of targets, from a German steel pot helmet for the small arms, through various vehicles, and up to walls and fortified positions.

        This video should be sobering for anyone who thinks that they can fortify their home or retreat to withstand an attack by much more than an unarmed mob or handful of bandits--especially if those attackers have obtained military grade weapons.

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