From training in the States to fighting in Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge, this World War II combat rifleman depended on his M1 Garand, which he described as getting him through “some tough situations.”
American G.I.s thwarted Hitler’s last-ditch offensive, even though Hitler threw the best men and weapons that he had available against America's troops in the Ardennes. Here the author looks at the small arms used by our troops to stop the Nazi war machine dead in its tracks.
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.
For the men of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, the frozen foxholes in the Bois Jacques were where they defended the road from Bastogne to Foy during one of Europe’s coldest winters. Watch this third installation in American Rifleman Television's series on the Men and Guns of the Battle of the Bulge.
The ARTV crew stands on the hallowed ground of Malmedy, where 86 American prisoners of war were executed by the Germans, and then goes to the spot were the Nazi offensive ended. Watch more in this feature segment of a recent episode of American Rifleman Television.
In this first segment on the Battle of the Bulge, American Rifleman TV visits the actual battlefield, covers in depth two of the guns used in the largest land battle ever fought by the U.S. Army.