My post about the old M1A1 in the Battle Creek Memorial Cemetary got me to thinking. The Internet is an amazing place and I wondered what videos I could find that might feature the old howitzer.
Right off the bat, I found the following fascinating old WWII-era USMC training film on the M1A1:
A collector actually owns one and this next video gives a bit of history and shows the howitzer firing:
The next is historic combat footage of an M1A1 being fired in Saipan:
And last is historic footage of a pack howitzer being unloaded by a crew and assembled at Fort Hale, CO.
These videos pretty much satisfied my curiosity. After all these years, I finally know a bit more about the old howitzer and got to see it operate.
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