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Reenactment of WWII Paratrooper Squad Tactics

World War II was the first large scale war using modern tactics. It left behind trench warfare and focused more on squad based combat, and featured things like widespread use of semi automatic rifles, more common use of fully automatic rifles, artillery, armor, and the air force. While much of that was prevalent in World War I, it was a very different war as much of that technology was in its infancy. There’s definitely a lot of intricacies of the changes to warfare between World War I and World War II that could be debated to death, but that’s not why we’re here.

TFB TV put together a squad of paratroopers and ran through a Live Fire Maneuver Range as would have been employed by soldiers during World War II. They teamed up with World War II reenactors to ensure accuracy. Definitely a very cool video to watch.

The first portion of the video provides and overview of what they were doing and some of the complications of it, and the full WWII reenactment starts at about 5:45.

There are definitely many safety risks with drills like this. Do not try it at home without the proper supervision and skills.

Brian Purkiss
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Brian Purkiss is a Christian, husband, competitive shooter, firearms instructor, proponent for individual liberty and Second Amendment rights, and a web developer. He primarily focues on USPSA and Run & Gun competitions, but enjoys most other forms of shooting competitions as well.


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