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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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Soviet Air Force Vvs 1941 1942 Defeat And Recovery

Soviet Air Force 1941/1942 – Defeat & Recovery

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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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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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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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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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