Videos | Smithsonian feed for VideosenMon, 10 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +0000Rare WWII Submarine Dog Fight Turns Deadly February 9, 1945, two submarines are poised to engage in a direct, underwater confrontation. It's the first - and only - underwater submarine dog fightMon, 10 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +0000The First Submarine to Launch Rockets From Its Deck's June 1945 and the USS Barb has just launched an unprecedented attack on the factories of the Japanese island of ShariFri, 07 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +0000This 1812 American Frigate Could Take a Direct Cannon Hit British frigate fires on the USS Constitution - but its shots either miss or rebound off its tough oak hullThu, 06 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +0000This Tiny Island Was Key for Allied Forces to Secure North Africa WWII, Nazi forces were preparing to take the coastal city of Tobruk and tighten their grip on North AfricaWed, 05 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +0000This U.S. Sub Launched an Attack on a Japanese Train USS Barb had an unusual target in its sights in 1945 - one that wasn't even in the water. It was a Japanese supply train on the island of KarafutoTue, 04 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +0000Why Shipbuilders Were Forced to Stop Using British Oak the Napoleonic Wars caused a shortage of British Oak, frigate builders looked all over the empire for an alternative. They found one in IndiaMon, 03 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +0000A Torpedo Malfunction Threatens to Destroy a U.S. Submarine USS Silversides is patrolling the Pacific during WWII when it finds itself in a terrifying situation: one of its torpedoes has jammedFri, 31 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000How Napalm Bombs Intensified U.S. Attacks During WWII ground targets from the air is tricky and not always accurate. But a new type of bomb creates an unimaginable level of destructionThu, 30 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000How the British Navy Camouflaged Their Ships Using Art British Navy knew it couldn't completely disguise a ship to protect it from attack during WWI. So they turned to 'Dazzle Painting'Wed, 29 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000This Secret Boat Was Built for a WWII Invasion That Never Happened 2011, declassified CIA documents shed light on a covert government program dating back to WWIITue, 28 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000U.S. Troops in the Pacific Treat Themselves to a Little R&R brief respite from the frontlines of the Pacific War sees American troops trying to inject a little comfort into their livesMon, 27 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000Why Depth Charges Don't Have to Touch a Submarine to Sink It's 1942 and the USS Silversides, a U.S. submarine submerged in the Pacific, is frantically trying to dodge depth charges dropped by a Japanese warshipFri, 24 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000When Rhinos Once Roamed in Washington State through prehistoric times on the West CoastThu, 23 Aug 2018 15:08:41 +0000Actual Combat Footage of the Battle of the Philippines Sea the aerial dogfights and naval clashes of the Battle of the Philippines Sea, thanks to stunning color footageThu, 23 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000Five Young Lion Brothers Mate With One Lioness group of five adolescent male lions - dubbed the Musketeers - are wandering the desert looking to find their own kingdomWed, 22 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000Hostile Lioness Withholds Food From Hungry Orphaned Cubs group of orphaned lion cubs are facing an uncertain futureTue, 21 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000How Italy Used Human Torpedoes to Attack British Ships December 16, 1941, the Italian navy launched a daring attack on three British ships outside Alexandria harborMon, 20 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000The Oldest American Combat Ship Ever Found 1935, an old wooden boat was found in a lake in upstate New York. It was the USS Philadelphia - the oldest U.S. gunboat ever recoveredFri, 17 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000These Women Stepped In to Fill a WWII Pilot Shortage a shortage of pilots in WWII forced the U.S. Air Force to recruit women, America was captivatedThu, 16 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000This Pacific Island Gave U.S. Troops a Chance to Recharge the vast majority of American troops, Saipan was their first experience of tropical livingWed, 15 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000Rare Color Footage of WWII Navy Hazing Rituals WWII naval recruits serving on U.S. ships had never been away from home. To strengthen their bonds, they organized colorful initiation ritualsTue, 14 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000Why the U.S. Military Pushed $10 Million Worth of Helicopters Overboard's 1975, and a small Vietnamese civilian aircraft is desperate to land on the flight deck of a U.S. aircraft carrierMon, 13 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000Why the USSR's First Nuclear Submarine Was a Disaster U.S. developed the world's first nuclear submarine in 1954 - and the USSR felt pressured to respondFri, 10 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000How This Brave Young Woman Saved Danish Jews From Nazis Sundig is a pivotal figure in the history of WWII Danish resistance. In 1943, aged just 19, she risked it all to make a daring journey in her boatThu, 09 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000A Rare Glimpse of Pre-War Army Life in Color 1939, America's military was far from the powerful force it is today, with just 600,000 servicemenWed, 08 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000The Wise U.S. Tactic Used to Win the Battle of Midway the U.S., the Battle of Midway wasn't just a turning point in the Pacific, it was also a brilliant naval gamble that paid off in spectacular fashionTue, 07 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000When Air Traffic Control Realized a 9/11 Flight Was Gone news starts pouring in of an attack on the World Trade Center, concerned air traffic controllers begin to suspect the worstTue, 31 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0000Children in Internment Camps: A Japanese American's Reflection for the 110,000 Japanese-Americans living in internment camps was oddly surreal: they could work, study, pray, even join the militaryMon, 30 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0000