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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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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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Comparison of the German Army 1917 vs. 1944

Comparison German Field Army 1917 vs 1944 [Document]

Special thanks to Matthias Hoffmann for providing information on the German Field Army in 1917. Intro The title of this video may appear like click bait, yet actually it is the short version of a document from the organization department of the German Army’s Generals Staff in July 1944. The original title of the document was: “VERGLEICH DES FELDHEERES 1917 …

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Why Were The Allies Surprised Battle Of The Bulge

[Battle of the Bulge] Why were the Allies surprised?

Intro The Battle of Bulge was the last major German offensive operation in World War 2. Yet, it caught the Western Allies by surprise. How was this possible? After all, the Allied military intelligence throughout the war was for the most part very good or even excellent. There were major successes for longer operations like the Battle of the Atlantic …

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Assault Artillery Stug Life Assault Gun History Organization

Assault Artillery – History & Organization of Assault Gun Units #Stug Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFXZcC1xZnI Intro Time to talk about the famous the German assault guns or as they are called in German “Sturmgeschütze”. Now this video is more about the branch and organization and not individual vehicles. Thus, the name “assault artillery”, because this is the translation of the original name for this branch in German which was “Sturmartillerie”. Origin Story Now, the …

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Us German Atlantic Strategy 1939 1941

US and German Atlantic Strategy 1939-1941

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKiW2rQz29w Intro Time to take a look at the overall Strategy in early World War 2 concerning the Atlantic. This video will cover the views, actions and development of the German and American side from the time of the outbreak of the war to the situation just before the German declaration of war against the United States. So let’s get …

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Hearts Of Iron 4 Historical Division Infantry Division Layouts Early War Update

Update: HOI 4 – Historical Infantry Division Layouts – Early War #Hearts of Iron

Original video & script: HOI 4 – Historical Infantry Division Layouts – Early War #Hearts of Iron https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUikt4XxF6w Intro Since my first historical division layout video was a major success and a lot of people asked for more, I will do more, but first I have to address the errors in my original layouts, so here is a short update …

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Us Army Anti Tank Company Tactics And Organization Ww2

[US Army] Anti-Tank Company – Tactics & Organization – World War 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG01kVgAoiQ Intro Time to cover anti-tank tactics and principles, for this I took a look at the War Departments Field Manual 7-35 from March 1944 that covers the anti-tank company and other anti-tank units in an US Army Infantry Regiment. So let’s examine the company before we dive into the overall defensive setup, tactics and how to properly deploy a …

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Panzergrenadier Division 1944 Motorized Infantry Divsion 1939

German Panzergrenadier-Division 44 and Motorized Infantry Division 1939

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2HD2ZTs_Kg Intro In this video I will cover a German Panzergrenadier-Division setup and also its precursor the Motorized Infantry Division from 1939. Note that the word Panzergrenadier literally translated is “tank grenadier”, but the correct term nowadays is mechanized infantry or even armored infantry, but in World War 2 most Panzergrenadiers were actually motorized infantry. There were basically 2 Panzergrenadier …

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