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Battle Of Britain Setting British Defense System

Battle Of Britain – Setting and the British Defense Organization

Men & Equipment Probably one of the most iconic references to the Battle of Britain is the quote ”Never was so much owed by so many to so few”, hence let’s start with the numbers of men and equipment: During the height of the battle in August 1940 the Fighter Command had around 1380 and the Luftwaffe 870 fighter pilots. …

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Operation Barbarossa Would An Earlier Date Made A Difference

Barbarossa would an earlier date made a difference?

Intro There are many comments and remarks that state that if the Operation Barbarossa would have started about a month earlier, it would have been successful or at least that Moscow could have been taken. This is a common belief and in the past I also thought it was true, but life is about learning. So let’s take a closer …

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Imperial Roman Army Training

Imperial Roman Army – Training

Intro “Put an equally brave, but untrained soldier in the front line, and he will look like a woman.” -Cicero This gives a very good impression how the Romans thought about training. Training served many purposes like, ensuring combat readiness, discipline and unit cohesion serving as a political tool in foreign and domestic affairs improving and maintaining the infrastructure of …

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Imperial Roman Army Recruitment Process Probatio

Imperial Roman Army – Recruitment

Intro The Imperial Roman Army has been and is still admired by many people as an excellent fighting force. There are many reasons why the Roman Army was so effective, one was its recruitment process (probatio) which consisted in determining if a potential recruit fulfilled the necessary criteria to serve in the Imperial Roman Army. Requirements There were physical, mental …

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Waterloo Napoleonic Era Combat Vs Modern Combat

[Waterloo] Napoleonic Era Infantry Combat vs. Modern Combat

Intro The realities of Napoleonic infantry combat were very different from that of the World Wars and especially contemporary combat. This video takes a look at the weapons, basic principles and other important factors from that era. In order to provide a more relatable and vivid impression I will use references to modern weapons and combat. Weapon Comparison First off, …

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Preview Infographic German Infantry Division 1914 1918

Infographic – German Infantry Division 1914/1918 – Organization, Structure & Numbers

Video German Infantry Division 1914/18 – Visualization – Organization & Structure Sources Stachelbeck, Christian: Deutschland Heer und Marine im Ersten Weltkrieg (amazon.de affiliate link) amazon.com amazon.de

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German Infantry Division 1914 1918 Organization Structure Visualization

German Infantry Division 1914/18 – Visualization – Organization & Structure

Infographic – German Infantry Division 1914/1918 – Organization & Structure Intro – Basic Numbers of 1914 Division In 1914 a German infantry division consisted of about 18000 men. The division was equipped with 4600 horses. 24 heavy Machine guns and 72 light field guns. (Source: Stachelbeck: Deutschland Heer und Marine im Ersten Weltkrieg (S. 120) – amazon.de affiliate link) Organization …

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Organization Imperial Roman Army

Imperial Roman Army – Organization & Structure

Intro The Roman Imperial Army consisted of Provincial Armies Garrison in Rome And the Navy The brunt of the forces was in the Provincial armies that were made up by the legions and their auxiliaries in total around 240k men. The Garrison in Rome was about 15k men, although few in numbers these units were the most powerful in political …

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Soviet Air Force Vvs 1941 1942 Defeat And Recovery

Soviet Air Force 1941/1942 – Defeat & Recovery

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Logistics German Air Force Luftwaffe World War2 Ww2

Logistics of the Luftwaffe in World War 2

for a more thorough look check my video on why the Luftwaffe Failed in World War 2. Intro In order to understand the logistics of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) in World War 2, we must take a look at the rearmament process, the military control of the industry, the attitude towards logistics and the dominance of the operational-tactical approach. …

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