Wednesday, 20 July 2011


Know Your Enemy - 1943 Training Video on Captured German Firearms

The video below was produced by the US Office of Strategic Services in 1943, and was designed to instruct American troops on the proper use of captured German firearms. It covers the most common weapons that were encountered in the field:
  • K98 rifle
  • MP40 submachine gun
  • Luger P08 pistol
  • Stielhandgranate 24 or 39 grenade
  • MG34 and MG42 machine guns
  • 8cm Granatwerfer 34 mortar

Unfortunately the video is rather low resolution, but I think it provides an excellent, if basic instruction in the operation of the weapons, and is a must-see for reenactors!