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WWII Soldiers Knew They Would Face German Auto Weapons, So the Government Made This

American troops in training during World War II knew they would face German automatic weapons.

Instead of facing unknown firepower, the U.S. government produced War Department film FB-181 to show the difference between American and German automatic weapons.

The tests in the video compare American heavy weapons and machine pistols to their German counterparts. Hearing the German weapons for the first time would probably freeze a new recruit. Why? Speed.

It would be natural to be scared, hearing the high rate of fire from the German guns, but according to field tests, American weapons were more accurate.

Or, as the narrator puts it, “Accuracy. Your slugs go where you want them.” Go ahead, watch the video again for a bit of history, and, of course, propaganda.

And “remember, their bark is worse than their bite.”

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WWII Soldiers Knew They Would Face German Auto Weapons, So the Government Made This