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 +0000U.S. Troops in the Pacific Treat Themselves to a Little R&Rhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/us-troops-in-the-pacific-treat-themselves-_1/A 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 Ithttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-depth-charges-dont-have-to-touch-a-subm/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 Statehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/when-rhinos-once-roamed-washington-state-180970035/Road-tripping through prehistoric times on the West CoastThu, 23 Aug 2018 15:08:41 +0000Actual Combat Footage of the Battle of the Philippines Seahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/actual-combat-footage-of-the-battle-of-the-p_2/Relive 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 Lionesshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/five-young-lion-brothers-mate-with-one-lioness/A 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 Cubshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/hostile-lioness-withholds-food-from-hungry-o/A group of orphaned lion cubs are facing an uncertain futureTue, 21 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000How Italy Used Human Torpedoes to Attack British Shipshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-italy-used-human-torpedoes-to-attack-bri/On 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 Foundhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-oldest-american-combat-ship-ever-found/In 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 Shortagehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/these-women-stepped-in-to-fill-a-wwii-pilot/When 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 Rechargehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-pacific-island-gave-us-troops-a-chanc/For 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 Ritualshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/rare-color-footage-of-wwii-navy-hazing-rituals/Many 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 Overboardhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-the-us-military-pushed-10-million-wor_2/It'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 Disasterhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-the-ussrs-first-nuclear-submarine-was-a/The 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 Nazishttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-this-brave-young-woman-saved-danish-jews/Henny 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 Colorhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-rare-glimpse-of-pre-war-army-life-in-color_1/In 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 Midwayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-wise-us-tactic-used-to-win-the-battle-_1/For 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 Gonehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/new-label/when-air-traffic-control-realized-a-911-fli/As 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 Reflectionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/children-in-internment-camps-a-japanese-am/Life 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