- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: August 22, 1999
For the most part, they weren't revolutionary, but evolutionary. In an age when the horrors of war prompted extraordinary advances in weapons technology, the infantrymen who fought under the Stars and Stripes in World War II brandished rifles and sidearms that, for the most part, had been designed decades before.
But they worked. In all weather, from frozen fights in wintry Northern Europe to the steamy jungles of the Philippines, the U.S. GUNS OF WORLD WAR II proved their worth.
This authoritative film documents the origins, evolution and deployment of the firearms that preserved freedom. Go inside some of the world's foremost gun collections for an up-close look at authentic WWII weapons, and extensive combat footage shows them in action. Experts detail the refinements that made the American weapons into the most rugged and dependable ever built, while veterans recall the battles where they blasted their way into history.
TALES OF THE GUN blows away any preconceptions you've had as it takes dead aim at the origins, technology, design and use of the most significant firearms in history.