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German Squad Tactics In Ww2

German Squad Tactics & Organization in World War 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rKRt5zVZgw Intro Time to take a look a German Squad Tactics in World War 2. Two important points, first a squad rarely acted alone on the battlefield, it was used in coordination with other squads of its platoon and/or company. Second, the main source for this is the US Manual “German Squad in Combat” from the Military Intelligence Service released …

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Tanks 101 Armor Protection 1920 1980

[Tanks 101] Armor Protection 1920-1980 – Features and Characteristics

Intro Time to talk about the basics of Tank Armor. After all, we all wanna know the basics when we are diving into tank designs in upcoming videos. Note that this video is limited in scope and mostly deals with developments from the interwar period up to the 1980ies. Anyway, let’s get started with armor materials. Armor Materials The usual …

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Trebuchets Traction Counterweight Medieal Weapons 101

[Weapons 101] Trebuchet – Traction & Counterweight – Medieval Equipment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-oFIGt8j0Y Intro “The word ‘trebuchet’ has been used for convenience to designate the rotating-beam siege machines, in the full knowledge that other terms were also used in the Middle Ages, and that the question of nomenclature remains unresolved.” (Hill, Donald R.: Trebuchets, in: France, John: Medieval Warfare, p. 271) Now, since we covered that part, let’s get started. There are …

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Japanese Field Fortifications and Defensive Organization

Japanese Fortifications and Defense Organization in World War 2

Intro Time to take a look at some Japanese field fortifications and defense measures. Note that in this case I used mostly sources from US military intelligence in World War 2. Unlike the Atlantikwall video this video is about the small scale units, hence you will see an individual bunker and also layouts for company and platoon defenses. Note that …

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