From Pearl Harbor until the Japanese surrender, the AN/M2 .50-cal. Browning machine gun served in the air, on land and at sea, and was a part of every major American battle in every theater of operations around the world. It was the unsung hero of American firepower during World War II.
The National Museum of the United States Army holds nearly 1,400 artifacts that tell the story of the fighting men and women of America through the ages.
In March 1945, tanks and infantry under the command of the 3rd Armored Division took the largest German city captured by the U.S. during WWII: Cologne.
An infantryman with the 3rd Armored Division figures prominently in the bestselling book Spearhead. Now 95 years old, Buck Marsh relates some of his combat experiences as a rifleman armed with the M1 Garand from three-quarters of a century ago.
Explore the history and strategic importance of Greenland during the Second World War.
We end this ARTV series with interviews with American soldiers who, as young men, fought to stop and throw back the Nazi onslaught . We also cover the M1 Garand, the Browning Automatic Rifle, the Browning Model 1917A1, Model 1919A4 and M1919A6 machines guns.