Videos | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/video-2/RSS feed for VideosenMon, 10 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +0000Rare WWII Submarine Dog Fight Turns Deadlyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/rare-wwii-submarine-dog-fight-turns-deadly/On 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 Deckhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-first-submarine-to-launch-rockets-from-i_1/It'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 Hithttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-1812-american-frigate-could-take-a-dire/A 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 Africahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-tiny-island-was-key-for-allied-forces-t/During 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 Trainhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-us-sub-launched-an-attack-on-a-japane/The 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 Oakhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-shipbuilders-were-forced-to-stop-using-b/After 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. Submarinehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-torpedo-malfunction-threatens-to-destroy-a/The 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 WWIIhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-napalm-bombs-intensified-us-attacks-du_1/Bombing 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 Arthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-the-british-navy-camouflaged-their-ships/The 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 Happenedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-secret-boat-was-built-for-a-wwii-invasi/In 2011, declassified CIA documents shed light on a covert government program dating back to WWIITue, 28 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000