Amazing German Color World War 2 Footage, Troops, Planes, Tanks, and Hardware!

Watch this amazing combat footage from WWII! It starts with Germans marching in their (in)famous goose-step in various military parades. Adolf Hitler makes a short appearance too as he reviews a parade.

Then it changes to combat. Paratroopers jump from Junkers JU52 planes and descend through the air; flamethrowers are used on a bunker which is blown up completely. Now it’s time for the big stuff, a dismounted 88mm gun is used in the anti-tank role as it fires on targets from a bridge.

A quad 20mm anti-aircraft gun is used to fire on buildings in the distance during what we assume to be the invasion of Poland. Next up, the infantry advance up a street in the cover of what is possibly an Sd.Kfz 231.

An artillery gun fires on a house followed by a Junkers JU87 Stuka dive bomber attacking a city. Various buildings collapse when, at 1:17, a rare vehicle can be seen: 15 cm sIG 33 (Sf) auf Panzerkampfwagen I Ausf B. Only 38 were ever built; they were in service from 1940 to 1943.

A Pz.Kpfw. 1 drives through a deep puddle and then the infantry is seen attacking, first in a village and then across a road to take shelter on the verge. A Dornier bomber drops a stick of bombs at 1:39 which cause massive explosions on the ground.

The infantry opens up with MG-34 machine guns; one is even fired over the shoulder of another soldier when a Heinkel HE 111 can be seen dropping bombs which hit a road below. A column of early Panzers drives across a field when another Sd.Kfz 231 is seen firing at distant targets at 2:01.

Joris Nieuwint

Joris Nieuwint is a battlefield guide for the Operation Market Garden area. His primary focus is on the Allied operations from September 17th, 1944 onwards. Having lived in the Market Garden area for 25 years, he has been studying the events for nearly as long. He has a deep understanding of the history and a passion for sharing the stories of the men who are no longer with us.