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The Logistics Of Alexander The Greats Campaigns

The Logistics of Alexander the Great

Script & Notes Intro – Alexander the Great Alexander the Great started in 334 BC his series of conquests that would last for ten years. He successfully invaded and conquered the First Persian Empire. In 326 BC he invaded India, but eventually had to stop the campaign, because his troops wouldn’t carry on. In 323 BC he died in Babylon …

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Stalingrad Romania Germanys Blamed Ally

Stalingrad & Romania – Germany’s blamed Ally

Note this is a script for the video, this is not intended as an article, but it contains also a few more information and references. Intro One common theme in Germany and Austria was and sadly still often is to blame the Romanians and Italians for various German defeats in World War 2.Probably the most common is to blame the …

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Us Army Infantry Battalion 1944 Attack Tactics World War 2

US Army Infantry Battalion Structure & Attack Tactics World War 2 (1944)

This is the script for the video, not an article. US Army Infantry Battalion Numbers In 1944 an US Army infantry battalion roughly consisted of 900 men. These were divided up in the HQ Company with 120 men. Three rifle companies with 190 men each. A weapons company with 160 men and a medical detachment with 30 men. The HQ …

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How Does A Mortar Work Basic Principles Military History Visualized

How does a Mortar work?

The text below is the basic script of the video. Intro A modern mortar is a weapon that provides short-range indirect fire at high angles, usually between 45 and 80 degree. The first modern mortar was the so called Stokes Mortar, it was developed during the First World War unlike traditional mortars it was relatively small and mobile, which made …

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Why The Luftwaffe Failed In World War 2

Why the Luftwaffe Failed in World War 2 – Failures, Shortcomings and Blunders

Video Note the following is the script for the video NOT an article, furthermore it might be a bit different to due last minute changes. There is usually also a bit more detail in the script.

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Falklands War Guerra De Las Malvinas Inevitable Defeat Argentine Perspective

Falklands War – Argentine Perspective – An Inevitable Defeat?

Note the following text is the script, not an article. Intro In the Falklands War in 1982 Argentina suffered a disastrous defeat, thus many believe that Argentina never stood a chance. Yet, taking a closer look at the Argentine side reveals that the conflict wasn’t a forgone conclusion at all. During and prior to the conflict the Argentine leadership committed …

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German Tank Division (1939) – Organization and Structure – Visualization

Video Below is the Script to video, note that this is not an article and is probably not really meaningful without the video. Intro – Distribution of Men A German Tank division in 1939 consisted of about 12000 men. 3000 of them were assigned to the Tank Brigade, 3200 to the motorized infantry brigade and 1200 to the artillery regiment. …

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The First German Tank – The A7V Sturmpanzerwagen

Introduction The A7V or “Sturmpanzerwagen A7V” was the first German Tank and saw action in the later stages of the First World War. The rather unusual name of the tank was directly derived from a transport department in the war ministry, notably the department 7. (Abteilung 7 Verkehrswesen) (S. 54/2). The A7V was not only the first German tank, it …

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