Beachhead to Berlin is a 1945 film about the D-day landings shot by Coast Guard photographers. It centers on the activities of the Coast Guard on D-day and has some really good Technicolor footage of the invasion.
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This episode of the WWII documentaries series The Big Picture tells about the life of General George Patton. It’s narrated by Ronald Reagan.
These are the? Alpha and Baker atom bomb tests of Operation Crossroads in 1946. They were each 23 kilotons. There was a supposed to be a Charlie test, but the Navy couldn’t decontaminate the wrecked target ships enough to move them after test Baker. This nuclear test is brought to you by Lucky Strike and the United Stated Department of Defense. These cameras are at 22 miles. The target ships are at 2 miles.
Tunisian Victory is an Anglo-American propaganda film about the victories in the North Africa Campaign.
I was thinking May 18th? Why is May 18th important. Then I remembered. Mt. St Helens is about 80 miles from here. In volcano terms that’s in your back yard. And 33 years ago my volcano went off. It covered my house in 6 inches of volcanic ash. It was dark at noon. You had to wear a mask to go outside. You had to wrap your car air cleaner with layer of ladies nylons to keep the volcanic ash from grinding the inside of your motor out. It destroyed every living thing for 15 miles with 57 people. The…