Friday, May 9, 2014

How to Derail a Train (World War II Edition)

"Have you any ideas on how to wreck a train? Sounds easy, doesn't it?"

That's the question asked by the narrator in this World War II video about how to sabotage a moving train.

As the video shows, it's not as easy as it sounds. It took the "saboteurs" six attempts.

This movie was made in 1944 by the U.S. National Defense Resources Committee & Office of Strategic Services on the Claiborne-Polk military railroad. 

The goal was to learn the best way to derail trains in wartime using "subversive warfare.

You can watch the movie here on YouTube.

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