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Season 2018

  • SPECIAL 0x8 Outbreak of the War Against Humanity - March 5, 1940

    • March 6, 2019
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    When the Second World War breaks out, it is at first largely a war between one side of totalitarian aggressors against a portion of the democratic countries of the world defending other totalitarian states. From the first day of the war in Poland, as it already is in China, this will be a war against humanity.

  • SPECIAL 0x12 To the Argonne with Sabaton - Daily Road Trip Video 03

    • April 12, 2019
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    On the third day of our road trip in France, we mainly shot stuff for Sabaton History in the Argonne Forest. Tomorrow, we will spend the whole day on the Maginot Line surrounding Sedan again. But today, we went back to World War One with Sabaton and some of the songs of their upcoming album 'The Great War'.

  • S2018E01 The Polish German War - September 1, 1939

    • September 1, 2018
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    When Germany invades Poland on September 1 1939, the world is already at the brink of a new world war…

  • S2018E02 World War Two Begins - September 8, 1939

    • September 8, 2018
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    The German-Polish war is the match that ignites the flames that finally burn British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's appeasement efforts to the ground.

  • S2018E03 Poland on Her Own - September 15, 1939

    • September 15, 2018
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    When the Wehrmacht and the SS continue devastating Poland and her people in the first weeks of September, her last chance is her western allies.

  • S2018E04 The Russians are Coming! - September 22, 1939

    • September 22, 2018
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    When the USSR crushes the plans of the Allies for Poland and the Japanese plans in China in the same week, it is Germany that benefits.

  • S2018E05 Poland is Crushed - September 29, 1939

    • September 29, 2018
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    Facing two enemies at once, Poland finds itself in a crushing vice after less than a month of war and the Polish forces must flee their own country to live to fight another day.

  • S2018E06 Poland Falls and China Rises - October 6, 1939

    • October 6, 2018
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    In the West, the sun sets on Poland as the last forces surrender, but her defenders are already regrouping abroad. In the East,​ the sun rises on China as Japan meets yet another defeat.

  • S2018E07 The Baltic in Stalin's Squeeze - October 13, 1939

    • October 13, 2018
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    While the Third Reich and USSR consolidate their Polish conquest, their leaders are wary of each other but turn the attention to the next prize. Stalin moves to the North and Hitler pushes for an attack in the West.

  • S2018E08 The Submarine War - October 20, 1939

    • October 20, 2018
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    For the men in the navies of the warring nations in Europe, there was nothing phony about WW2 in October 1939 - mortal danger was immediately under the cold surface at the receiving end of a torpedo or a depth charge...

  • S2018E09 Stalin's Murderous Adventures - October 27, 1939

    • October 27, 2018
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    The persecution, incarceration, enslavement and murder of the Polish people in occupied Poland is driven by ideological hatred for both Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia, but it's also a personal matter for Joseph Stalin.

  • S2018E10 Molotov's Heel on Finland and Nobody to Fight in the West - November 3, 1939

    • November 3, 2018
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    Ten weeks into World War Two, and the Allied ground forces are bored in France. In North-Eastern Europe, Poland's suffering has no end and Finland is in the crosshairs of the USSR.

  • S2018E11 Hitler Almost Killed - November 10, 1939

    • November 10, 2018
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    As Hitler drives for a fast invasion he faces covert and open resistance, even an assassination attempt. In the background British and German agents and double agents play a game of betrayal and counter-betrayal.

  • S2018E12 The Mysterious Threat to the Royal Navy - November 17, 1939

    • November 17, 2018
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    While the Finnish and the Soviets seem to be moving ever closer to war, the Royal Navy is losing ships at a frightening rate to an explosive threat not yet understood.

  • S2018E13 Will the Kriegsmarine Rule the Waves - November 24, 1939

    • November 24, 2018
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    The European Allies seek a countermeasure to the mysterious German mines, in China the Japanese advance, and in Poland it is the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto.

  • S2018E14 The Winter War - December 1, 1939

    • December 1, 2018
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    On the last day of November 1939 the Red Army of the USSR invades Finland and the Winter War begins.

  • S2018E15 The Invasion of Finland - December 8, 1939

    • December 8, 2018
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    When the Red Army invades Finland they get a cold reception and a pretty nasty surprise. It looks like team Stalin might just be skating on some very thin ice.

  • S2018E16 Perkele! Finland Strikes Back - December 15, 1939

    • December 15, 2018
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    In the second week of the Winter War, during multiple counteroffensives, including the famous Sausage War, the Finnish Defence Forces dash any hopes of a quick victory that the Red Army and Stalin might have had.

  • S2018E17 Trouble in China - December 22, 1939

    • December 22, 2018
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    While the Winter War continues with a Soviet armoured attack at Summa and the Lähde Road and the British attack the Germans from the skies in the first official aerial battle of World War Two, there's trouble in China. Chiang Kai Shek is looking for ways to gain a new advantage on the Japanese.

  • S2018E18 Stalin’s Unexpected Bedfellows - December 29, 1939

    • December 29, 2018
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    The Chinese Nationalists under command of Chiang Kai Shek is desperately looking to make new or restore old, allies to aid them in their fight against the Japanese. Meanwhile, the Soviets are still struggling to turn the Winter War against the Finnish in their favor.

Season 2019

  • S2019E01 The Finns Strike Again and Japan Strikes Back - January 5, 1940

    • January 5, 2019
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    In Finland the invading Red Army suffers catastrophic casualties, while in China the Nationalists are divided as Japan uses diplomacy to strike back.

  • S2019E02 The Red Army Regroups to Crush Finland - January 12, 1940

    • January 12, 2019
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    After the chaotic invasion and catastrophic losses of the first weeks of the Winter War, the Soviet Army has learnt their lesson. Further west the Wehrmacht is ready to move, as long as the skies stay clear.

  • S2019E03 Swedes not Sweden to Finland's Rescue - January 19, 1940

    • January 19, 2019
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    As the Winter War rolls on the only help the Finns are getting are from volunteers. The Western Allies still have their thoughts on Norway, little do they know that the Phony​ War almost ends this week...

  • S2019E04 The Enigma of Germany's Wartime Economy - January 26, 1940

    • January 26, 2019
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    This week shows the Allies first attempts to break the German Enigma code. Meanwhile, the German war economy shows some flaws and the Soviets are massing artillery in an effort to break the Finnish defenses. As the Winter War rolls on the only help the Finns are getting are from volunteers. The Western Allies still have their thoughts on Norway, little do they know that the phony​ War almost ends this week...

  • S2019E05 The Soviet Hammer Strikes Hard at Finland - February 2, 1940

    • February 2, 2019
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    The Soviet forces revive their winter offensive this week. More men, more tanks and more artillery are brought in to try to force a breakthrough in the Finnish lines. Meanwhile, Churchill encounters resistance to his plan to cut of the German iron trade with Sweden.

  • S2019E06 Stalemate in China, Bombs over Finland - February 9, 1940

    • February 9, 2019
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    While the Winter War rages on in Finland, Japan is confronted with a dilemma. Keep fighting the Chinese and face huge problems feeding the populace in Japan and their newly conquered territories or withdraw and face your own populace to whom you've promised a glorious victory.

  • S2019E07 Finland’s Desperate Fight - February 16, 1940

    • February 16, 2019
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    After more than a week of preliminary bombardments and attacks, the Red Army finally attacks the Finnish defensive positions on the Karelian Isthmus en masse. They throw thousands of troops at the Finns at the entire width of their lines, even exceeding them. The Finns defend the best as they can, but their winning streak seems to come to an end.

  • S2019E08 Manstein Makes a Plan and Hitler has a Man Crush - February 23, 1940

    • February 23, 2019
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    German Genral Erich von Manstein has a cunning plan. And as it happens, it's just how Hitler likes it. This week, the German war plans change quite drastically. In the meantime, the Soviet Red Army continues it push through the Finnish Mannerheim line, except for a stubborrn Finnish pocket of resistance at Taipale.

  • S2019E09 Hitler Plans His New Wars - March 2, 1940

    • March 2, 2019
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    The German plans for the invasion of Western Europe start taking shape. Mansteins plan is innovative, bold and controversial, but Hitler likes it. If everything goes according to his plan, the Germans will be celebrating their victory in Paris come spring.

  • S2019E10 Finnish Winter is Almost Over - March 9, 1940

    • March 9, 2019
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    The French promise to send troops to aid Finland, though the majority is planned to go to Norway or Sweden. In return, the Finns postpone their peace talks with the Soviets. It is at that moment that the Finns realise that the French are playing tricks and the Soviets are not to be messed with. It's deal or no deal, and they need to decide quick.

  • S2019E11 The Soviets Finish a Costly Winter War - March 16, 1940

    • March 16, 2019
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    The Winter War is over. The Allies tried to stall the Finns for as long as possible to justify their invasion of Norway, but the Finns have had it and don't trust the British and French to come to their aid. This week, the Finns sign a peace agreement with the Soviet in Moscow.

  • S2019E12 II Duce and der Führer Have a Date - March 23, 1940

    • March 23, 2019
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    French Prime Minister Daladier overplays his hand and is replaced after his vision regarding Scandinavia wasn't widely shared in the French parliament. Meanwhile, the French and British in France are preparing for a German attack. If Hitler gets it his way, they will also have to prepare for an attack in the south as Hitler tries to persuade Mussolini to join his invasion.

  • S2019E13 Allies Plan to Hit the Nazis Where it Hurts - March 30, 1940

    • March 30, 2019
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    Newly appointed French Prime Minister Paul Reynaud and his British counterpart Neville Chamberlain spend the week looking for ways to harm the Germans. Not just by targeting their direct opponent directly, but also by exploring the idea of expanding the war into much bigger territory. In the meantime, the French prepare for the expected invasion and the Allies are laying the foundations of what might one time become a weapon of mass destruction.

  • S2019E14 Germans and British make their way to the North - April 6, 1940

    • April 6, 2019
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    While China gets a new government, or at least in the eyes of Japan, the British are trying to cope with the rationing of meat and dairy products by trying out some new recipes. More importantly, Germany seems to be very serious about invading Norway. However, the British also plan to move closer to Norway.

  • S2019E15 The Invasion of Norway and Denmark - April 13, 1940

    • April 13, 2019
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    This week, the Phoney War seems to come to an end when Germany invades Denmark and Norway. The Allies seek confrontation with the Germany in the hope to at least deny them full access to the Swedish Iron mines. Nevertheless, the Germans are prepared and have been planning this for weeks. It looks like it will cost a lot to put a stop to this.

  • S2019E16 The Scramble For Norway - April 20, 1940

    • April 20, 2019
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    The German Invasion of Norway is still very much in full swing. The German Wehrmacht is moving north from Oslo, where a Norwegian force is trying to halt them in anticipation of Allied reinforcements. The British do land in Norway, but don't necessarily rush to relief the Norwegian army. Meanwhile, Norwegian 'traitor' and 'failure' Vidkun Quisling rises to be the new leader of Norway – only to get rejected by Hitler again. Numerous powers are now trying to grab, restore or consolidate military or political power in Norway. It's a mess.

  • S2019E17 Norway is Burning - April 27, 1940

    • April 27, 2019
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    The Invasion and subsequent Battle of Norway has only just begun when the British decide to pull back. Poor planning and misfortune after misfortune harms the British campaign, which becomes very apparent this week while the fighting continues. Almost everywhere, except for in the far north, the Allied troops pull back under heavy German pressure.

  • S2019E18 Retreat in the North, Preparations in the West - May 4, 1940

    • May 4, 2019
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    Allied plans to take Trondheim in Norway to allow for larger reinforcements and even bigger aerial support to come in are disbanded as the troops approaching Trondheim are pulled back from Norway. While the Allied efforts in Norway lose force there, the Allied forces in Western Europe are prepared for a German invasion through the Benelux countries. The Japanese too are determined to continue their campaign in China, and send thousands more young men into the battlefields.

  • S2019E19 Hitler Strikes in the West - May 11, 1940

    • May 11, 2019
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    As the Allied troops in Central Norway are evacuated and the Norwegian troops there surrender to the Germans, the Allied position around Narvik is still quite strong. With the addition of roughly 5000 Polish soldiers, the French, British and Norwegian force will prove to be a formidable foe for the Germans up North. This week however, the war drastically changes as not three but four Neutral countries are invaded. The Phoney War is ultimately over.

  • S2019E20 Blitzkrieg in the West - May 18, 1940

    • May 18, 2019
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    The German invasion of Western Europe has been going for over a week now, and the Neutral and Allied countries are in disarray. The Netherlands, despite putting up fierce resistance on some occasions, faces overwhelming powers while Belgium, France and the British feel the pressure from an organised and armoured assault from the Ardennes. And still, the German tanks, soldiers and aircraft are not all the Allies have to fear, as many of their losses are caused by their own command.

  • S2019E21 The Allied Clusterf_k in France - May 25, 1940

    • May 25, 2019
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    While the massive invasion of the Benelux countries and France was going down last week, things were also developing on the fronts in Norway and China. But this week, the German beast is let loose. After breaking through its cage at Sedan last week, nothing seems strong enough to block its way to the English Channel. And if one thing becomes clear, it is that the Allied command structure and the way they communicate is one big smoking mess...

  • S2019E22 The First Brexit? - The Dunkirk Evacuation - June 1, 1940

    • June 1, 2019
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    When the Germans Panzers move north from Calais, the British Expeditionary Force and France's soldiers still fighting in Belgium and Northern France are trapped between a numerically superior German army. A big operation code-named 'Dynamo' is set up to evacuate as many as possible from Dunkirk.

  • S2019E23 Will Britain Remain?! - June 8, 1940

    • June 8, 2019
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    As the battle for France is still raging but looks like a ringing victory for Nazi Germany, and the encircled troops in Dunkirk have been evacuated, will Great Britain remain in the war? If so will British forces remain in continental Europe? In fact will Great Britain even be able to remain an independent nation, or also fall to the Nazis?

  • S2019E24 Britain Votes to Leave - June 15, 1940

    • June 15, 2019
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    The fighting in France isn't over, not even when Paris falls, as the Germans advance and Italy joins the fight. But the Brits now have their back to yet another ocean and see no option but out. Further east Stalin uses the chaos in the West as cover to start moving in on his neighbours.

  • S2019E25 Nazi Europe?! - June 22, 1940

    • June 22, 2019
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    While the fighting subsides in much of France, the Italians invade in the south, while tension continues to grow in the Baltic states as the Red Army increases its presence and the USSR makes plans for coups.

  • S2019E26 Hitler ♥ Paris - June 29, 1940

    • June 29, 2019
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    Hitler goes to Paris, while Stalin occupies more territory... but something is on Stalin's mind. News of the sudden success of the Wehrmacht in the West is not what he had hoped for. Churchill also looks to the West for help while a German invasion of the British Isles seems imminent. Far East the Japanese are on the advance.

  • S2019E27 Do the Brits hate the French?! - July 6, 1940

    • July 6, 2019
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    The repercussions of the fall of France are not yet seen in full. But this week Britain makes it clear it isn't about to give up, even if it will mean some really hard decisions.

  • S2019E28 The Dictator of France - July 13, 1940

    • July 13, 2019
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    The Germans and the French in Vichy consolidate their newly acquired power as the British deal with the remnants of the French navy. The Battle of Britain begins with fighting above the English Channel, a battle with great consequences for the future of Europe.

  • S2019E29 Good People on Both Sides? - July 20, 1940

    • July 20, 2019
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    Peace seems to slowly return to the European mainland, but not for long, as the Germans move their airplanes to the French coast to Battle Britain in the skies while they make invasion plans, and the Soviets are entering the Baltics after 'elections' invited them to.

  • S2019E30 No Deal Herr Hitler! - July 27, 1940

    • July 27, 2019
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    Hitler searches for ways to force Britain out of the war, but the British sit safely behind their cliffs, their channel and their Royal Navy. Engaging the navy and invading Britain would require a major air-superiority. As a result, the germans plan to knock the British out of the skies. This is the Battle of Britain.

  • S2019E31 The Hippo vs. the Bulldog, Göring’s War - August 3, 1940

    • August 3, 2019
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    As the Kanalkampf comes to a close, the Battle of Britain heats up. Hitler wants Britain out of the war. But before the Germans can invade Britain, it will have to deal with the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy.

  • S2019E32 Hail Mussolini, Haile Selassie's Usurper - August 10, 1940

    • August 10, 2019
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    This week, the war spreads to Africa, when the Italians invade the British Colony of British Somaliland. While this might seem trivial, it might have tremendous consequences on the remainder of the war.

  • S2019E33 Il Duce Kicks Churchill Where it Hurts - August 17, 1940

    • August 17, 2019
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    As the Battle of Britain reaches not seen before levels of intensity, one of the British colonies is lost to the Italians.

  • S2019E34 The Battle of Britain is a Bitch - August 24, 1940

    • August 24, 2019
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    This week, the communists attack the Japanese in the Battle of 100 Regiments. Meanwhile, in Europe, the Battle of Britain enters phase three with the Luftwaffe actively targeting British airfields.

  • S2019E35 366 Days of Crushed Hopes, Suffering and Death - August 31, 1940

    • August 31, 2019
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    As the war turns one year old, there seems to be no end in sight. The Luftwaffe starts targeting civilian areas of London, the peoples of Eastern Europe switch country without moving houses, in occupied territory the population continues to be terrorized, and an end to the Chinese war that has been raging on for years now seems ever further away.

  • S2019E36 Burn London, Burn it's the Blitz - September 07, 1940

    • September 7, 2019
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    This week, the battle in the skies of Britain enters a new, even deadlier phase, as the crowded streets of London turn into a war zone. It is the start of the Blitz.

  • S2019E37 The Nazi Invasion of Britain?! - September 14, 1940

    • September 14, 2019
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    The Blitz continues as the German army seems close to the execution of Operation Sea Lion: The Invasion of Britain.

  • S2019E38 The Brits teach the Germans to bugger off! - September 21, 1940

    • September 21, 2019
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    The Battle of Britain continues as planes fight over the South-English shorelines and large parts of London are targeted during the Blitz. However, this week the ultimate goal of this air battle is postponed. The invasion of Britain, Operation Sea Lion, is called off. For now at least.

  • S2019E39 An Axis of Evil is Complete - September 28, 1940

    • September 28, 2019
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    This week, the factions of World War Two begin to crystallise as the Japanese join the Axis powers.

  • S2019E40 Hitler and the Art of the Deal - October 5, 1940

    • October 5, 2019
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    Hitler is trying to get new Axis Powers on board in his fight against Britain, promising them all huge territorial gains.

  • S2019E41 It’s Raining Bombs, Keep Calm and Carry On... - October 12, 1940

    • October 12, 2019
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    The Blitz continues while Chinese Communists are fighting Chinese Nationalist in China. But the mass bombing of civilian targets does not really do what it is supposed to.

  • S2019E42 USA enters WW2 in 1940?! - October 19, 1940

    • October 19, 2019
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    The World War seems to get bigger and bigger as Italy plans to invade Greece and the USA takes a stance.

  • S2019E43 Hitler is Disappointed by his Allies - October 26, 1940

    • October 26, 2019
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    Hitler finds out that not everyone is ready to do his bidding. Much to the frustration of Hitler, Franco, Petain and Mussolini all have their reasons to take the high road.

  • S2019E44 Mussolini plays Hitler like a Fiddle - The Invasion of Greece - November 2, 1940

    • November 2, 2019
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    A new front opens up in Greece as the Italians invade, while the Battle of Britain seems to come to an end.

  • S2019E45 Britain’s First Victory, Germany Plunders Europe & Mussolini’s Folly - November 9, 1940

    • November 9, 2019
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    The Battle of Britain is finished, but the war is far from over. New German plans are being made for the Balkans and Greece, where the Italian offensive is not as successful as planned.

  • S2019E46 Britain shows Japan how to Attack Pearl Harbor - November 16, 1940

    • November 16, 2019
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    Japan has two wins this week, and one might turn out to be very consequential for the rest of the war. In the meantime, the British RAF fights the Luftwaffe and Italy struggles in their offensive against Greece.

  • S2019E47 Cracks in the Soviet-Nazi Alliance - November 23, 1940

    • November 23, 2019
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    As the Greek campaign continues, Hitler points his attention eastwards. While he can't invade the Soviet Union just yet, his dependence on it is making him nervous.

  • S2019E48 The German Plan to Destroy French Culture - The Occupation of France - November 30, 1940

    • November 30, 2019
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    While Hitler consolidates his power in occupied France, Japanese and Italian forces try to get an edge, but fail. The war is not looking too well for anyone at this point.

  • S2019E49 The Road to Moscow - German Invasion Plans - December 7, 1940

    • December 7, 2019
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    Wilhelm Canaris once again disturbs Hitlers plans to drag Spain into the war, as the Germans finalize their plan for the Invasion of the Soviet Union which is scheduled for the summer of 1941. Meanwhile, the Greek counter-offensive into Albania loses steam and the Pope objects to the German T-4 euthanasia program.

  • S2019E50 The Empire Strikes Back - Britain’s Operation Compass - December 14, 1940

    • December 14, 2019
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    The First British offensive of the War begins in North Africa. Meanwhile, the German Knickebein system is designed for bombers to accurately bomb British targets at night. This is what the Brits do to stop them.

  • S2019E51 Red Beard’s Ghost Returns - German Invasion Plans - December 21, 1940

    • December 21, 2019
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    What Adolf Hitler expects to be his Magnum Opus offensive is still 6 months in the future, but it's going to need plans and more plans. The British, though, are seeing success right now on two fronts far to the south.

  • S2019E52 Winter is coming, peace is not - the frozen fronts - December 28, 1940

    • December 28, 2019
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    Italy finds itself in a dire position in Albania as Christmas is celebrated in a war-torn Europe and fighting continues in China.

Season 2020

  • S2020E01 It's 1941 - A World at War - January 4, 1941

    • January 4, 2020
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    1941 begins with action in North-Africa and China, but Indy also takes a moment to assess the current stakes and stakeholders in the East-Asian theatre. What is sure, is that 1941 will be an eventful year!

  • S2020E02 Fighting Far Away From Home - Allied Advance in Africa - January 11, 1941

    • January 11, 2020
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    Action in Albania. Action in North-Africa. Action in East-Africa. Action in China and action on the Mediterranean. It looks like every belligerent party is amping up its efforts to get a foothold wherever they are. And if your enemy is gaining ground? You just throw more material and men at them.

  • S2020E03 Mao Against Everyone - China at War and Civil War - January 18, 1941

    • January 18, 2020
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    The Chinese Communists and Nationalists Clash while they're also both facing Japanese armies in the North. And although the Communists are not the obvious victor this week, the battle has bigger ramifications. Other action takes place in Cambodia and the Mediterranean.

  • S2020E04 When Anti-Semites Infight, Jews Still Die - Pogroms in Romania - January 25, 1941

    • January 25, 2020
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    The British offensive in East-Africa takes off with some rapid advances. Meanwhile in Eastern-Europe, Romania is the stage of fierce anti-semitism, but also infighting between two of the groups causing the anti-semitism.

  • S2020E05 Africa, the Axis’ Achilles Heel - The Allied African Campaigns - February 1, 1941

    • February 1, 2020
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    Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas dies this week as Italy is still uncomfortably wrapped up in the Albanian Mountains. Italy also finds itself in a pickle on other fronts, as Allied troops in Africa moves into Italian territory with three offensives this week.

  • S2020E06 Rommel to fix the Bungle in Benghazi - February 8, 1941

    • February 8, 2020
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    As the Italian campaigns in Africa collapse, Hitler considers his options and then chooses Erwin Rommel to rescue their Italian allies.

  • S2020E07 Enter Erwin Rommel - The British Advance in Africa - February 15, 1941

    • February 15, 2020
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    While the Germans send one of their best generals to North Africa to bail out the Italians, Great Britain switches focus from Libya to Greece, but make symbolically important gains in East Africa.

  • S2020E08 The British Will Walk 500 Miles, and They Will Walk 500 more - February 22, 1941

    • February 22, 2020
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    As the British make spectacular advances in East-Africa, with even more spectacular advances on the horizon, South-Eastern Europe is getting increasingly tense.

  • S2020E09 The Nazis Building Bridges, Not Walls - February 28, 1941

    • February 28, 2020
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    Parts of the British forces in North-Africa are being send to Greece to strengthen the Allied position there. While the remaining British plan for the near future, others make huge advances in East-Africa and Hitler plans his attack on Greece through Bulgaria.

  • S2020E10 Bulgaria Joins the Fascist Alliance - March 7, 1941

    • March 7, 2020
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    German troops pour into Bulgaria as they join the Axis alliance, while British troops enter Greece in anticipation of a German attack. Meanwhile, the British celebrate victories in East-Africa and on the Atlantic.

  • S2020E11 Nigerians Chasing Italians Like Cheetahs Hunt a Bull - March 14, 1941

    • March 14, 2020
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    An Italian offensive into Greece is prepared, just as the Germans are preparing to also attack Greece via Bulgaria. Meanwhile, a daring and spectacular dash is made by the Nigerian Army.

  • S2020E12 Culling the Nazi Wolfpacks - Submarines, Spies, China, and Africa - March 21, 1941

    • March 21, 2020
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    While two more Kriegsmarine u-boat aces go down, the moving parts of the war are getting more complex leaving the intelligence services scrambling to separate fact from fiction - they don't always get it right.

  • S2020E13 Yugoslavia Joins the Axis Powers. and then they don’t - March 28, 1941

    • March 28, 2020
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    This week, the Yugoslavia is the stage for some rather dramatic and quite consequential events. Furthermore, the Nigerian Army keeps on doing well in East-Africa, while the Italians think they can outsmart the British Royal Navy in the Mediterranean.

  • S2020E14 Rommel Storms Into North-Africa - April 4, 1941

    • April 4, 2020
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    The British thought they would be safe for a while, but this week they are proven wrong. This week, Erwin Rommel begins his advance towards the East of North-Africa.

  • S2020E15 Nazis in the Balkans - The Invasion of Greece and Yugoslavia - April 11, 1941

    • April 11, 2020
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    This week, the German Army invades Greece and Yugoslavia as it launches Operation Marita and Operation 25 respectively. They also take some remarkable captives in North-Africa.

  • S2020E16 Yugoslavia Crushed - Battle for Greece Continues - April 18, 1941

    • April 18, 2020
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    The Battles for Yugoslavia and Greece continue as the Soviet-Union and Japan sign a non-aggression pact.

  • S2020E17 Another Last Stand at Thermopylae - The Battle of Greece - April 25, 1941

    • April 25, 2020
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    The Battle of Greece continues as forces clash once more at the historic site of Thermopylae.

  • S2020E18 Balkans in Nazi Hands - A Greek Tragedy - May 2, 1941

    • May 2, 2020
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    Greece falls as Axis troops push through the last Allied defences. New plans are made for a German invasion of Crete, and a new war breaks out between Great Britain and Iraq.

  • S2020E19 Enigma Captured! - May 9, 1941

    • May 9, 2020
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    An Enigma encode is captured in the Atlantic Ocean as the Germans make plans for a new offensive in Crete. Britain is heavily bombed by the Luftwaffe and fighting continues in Iraq, China and East-Africa.

  • S2020E20 Nazi Nuts Trading Places & Victory for the Commonwealth - May 16, 1941

    • May 16, 2020
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    In the week that Rudolf Hess makes his flight to Britain, the Luftwaffe prepares for theirs to Crete. The British utilize their code-breaking methods and prepare for defense.

  • S2020E21 Invasion of Crete: a Bloody Mess - May 23, 1941

    • May 23, 2020
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    Operation Mercury commences as fallschirmjäger airborne troops land on the Greek island of Crete. A bloody and messy battle follows as it turns out to be costly in more ways than one.

  • S2020E22 Sink the Bismarck! - The Pride of the Kriegsmarine's Demise - May 30, 1941

    • May 30, 2020
    • YouTube

    This week, the Battle of Crete continues as the Bismarck and Prinz Eugen set sail to the Atlantic, starting one of the most dramatic episodes in the histories of the Royal Navy and the Kriegsmarine.

  • S2020E23 British Officers Abandon Their Men to the Nazis - June 6, 1941

    • June 6, 2020
    • YouTube

    The British morale reaches new low after losses at Crete and the loss of the HMS Hood. New plans are made for North-Africa and Syria to restore the public and the soldier's faith.

  • S2020E24 Finland and France Join Hitler - June 13, 1941

    • June 13, 2020
    • YouTube

    Germany, Romania and Finland prepare for a gigantic invasion of the Soviet Union, whose own military is in a dire state. The Allies invade Vichy French Syria and prepare to relieve the Australians besieged at Tobruk.

  • S2020E25 French Killing French in Syria - June 20, 1941

    • June 20, 2020
    • YouTube

    The Allies continue advancing into Vichy French Syria, but they are halted and pushed back by Erwin Rommel at the Halfaya Pass in Libya. Meanwhile, the last preparations are being made for Operation Barbarossa. It will begin in two days.

  • S2020E26 Operation Barbarossa - Biggest Land Invasion in History - June, 22nd 1941

    • June 22, 2020
    • YouTube

    June 22 1941. The first day of Operation Barbarossa begins as Adolf Hitler’s German armies invade Joseph Stalin’s Soviet Union with the largest force on the longest front ever seen in human history...

  • S2020E27 Operation Barbarossa - End of the Nazi-Soviet Alliance - June 27th, 1941

    • June 27, 2020
    • YouTube

    Operation Barbarossa kicks off this week with action all along the front as German panzers pierce through deep into the Soviet Union. Meanwhile, Claude Auchinleck becomes Commander of the Allied forces in the Middle East that capture Damascus.

  • S2020E28 Wehrmacht 1/3 of Way to Moscow - July 4, 1941

    • July 4, 2020
    • YouTube

    Operation Barbarossa continues this week but is already running into problems that are gonna be hard to fix. The Japanese are thinking future war strategy, while the British set up a focused research program on nuclear power and atom bombs...

  • S2020E29 Has Germany Lost WW2 Already in Mid-1941? - July 11, 1941

    • July 11, 2020
    • YouTube

    Germany keeps advancing on the eastern front, and yet by now, transport and supply problems are seriously undermining the capability of the German spearheads, even as they pull further away from the infantry. The Syria-Lebanon campaign is coming to an end, though, and an armistice is proposed which would give the Allies victory if accepted.

  • S2020E30 Barbarossa: a Wehrmacht Soap Opera - July 18, 1941

    • July 18, 2020
    • YouTube

    As the German armed forces stretch further and further into the USSR, the Wehrmacht command doesn't seem to agree where they are really going. In the Middle East, the Facsit French forces are delivered a hard blow as the Allied Syrian campaign comes to an end.

  • S2020E31 The Wehrmacht - an Army on Horseback - July 25, 1941

    • July 25, 2020
    • YouTube

    Although we may picture panzers when we think of the German Army in WW2, it was very much an army that relied on horses- especially in the east- for a large part of its supplies and logistics, and the horse situation on the Eastern Front has grown dire. Japan's economic situation has also grown dire and they are now looking south for new sources of raw materials.

  • S2020E32 Japan Gets Hungry - August 1, 1941

    • August 1, 2020
    • YouTube

    Japan needs resources for its seemingly endless war in China, but where to look for them? And who might have a problem with it? Meanwhile in the Soviet Union, Hitler's forces have been diverted from the Moscow Road, and are on the move in the north and the south.

  • S2020E33 Tanks, but no Tanks - Hitler Hinders the Blitzkrieg - August 8, 1941

    • August 8, 2020
    • YouTube

    In Japan those in power are divided as to what to do as war with the Western powers looks more and more likely. Meanwhile in the USSR the war gets deadlier and deadlier, but also more and more confusing with leadership conflicts on both sides of the front.

  • S2020E34 Churchill and Roosevelt vow to destroy all Nazis - August 15, 1941

    • August 15, 2020
    • YouTube

    Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt issue a charter that lays out their thoughts for the future, the Soviets are in trouble on two fronts, and Adolf Hitler repeats his orders to those who failed to heed them the first time.

  • S2020E35 "There are no Soviet Prisoners of War, only Traitors" - August 22, 1941

    • August 22, 2020
    • YouTube

    Josef Stalin is forming new armies to fight off the German onslaught, and yet it continues gaining ground in the north and the south. He also issues orders Draconian orders to the Red Army concerning any form of surrender.

  • S2020E36 The Allies Invade Iran, Barbarossa Continues - August 29, 1941

    • August 29, 2020
    • YouTube

    The British and Soviets work together invade Iran, while Barbarossa trudges ever on, with heavy losses. Bletchley Park intercepts German messages, and unease grows among the German public.

  • S2020E37 The war is two years old - September 5, 1941

    • September 5, 2020
    • YouTube

    It is two years this week since Germany invaded Poland. That European conflict soon became a global one. Japan's invasion of China began two years before that, but with Japan allied to the Axis Powers, they are now the same conflict. Those Axis are all fighting together now to try and defeat the Soviet Union, but the war has grown not just in the scale of the armies fighting, but also in the scale of man's inhumanity to man. We see that this week in German occupied territory.

  • S2020E38 Victory for the Red Army! - September 12, 1941

    • September 12, 2020
    • YouTube

    The German invasion of the Soviet Union has taken enormous amounts of territory, but this week the Red Army not only stops the Germans, they score a ringing victory. However, Leningrad comes under siege and Kiev is in great danger, and Adolf Hitler is issuing directives for the next phase of the Operation.

  • S2020E39 Another week, another half million for the Germans - September 19, 1941

    • September 19, 2020
    • YouTube

    Kiev falls to the Germans, yielding hundreds of thousands of prisoners as whole armies are surrounded, but behind the lines all over German-occupied territories, partisan movements are gaining steam. Meanwhile, in China, Japan launches another campaign against Changsha.

  • S2020E40 Free from the Nazi Occupation - but for how long can it last? - September 26, 1941

    • September 26, 2020
    • YouTube

    In former Yugoslavia, the Republic of Uzice breaks free from the German occupation, even as the Germans are mopping up the masses of shattered Soviet Armies after last week's capture of Kiev. In the north, it really looks as if Leningrad will hold out for the time being, and German troops from both north and south converge on the center for the coming drive on Moscow.

  • S2020E41 A huge new German Offensive begins - Operation Typhoon! - October 3, 1941

    • October 3, 2020
    • YouTube

    Adolf Hitler's renewed drive on Moscow, the Soviet capital, begins this week, even as the Japanese drive on Changsha ends. But major news this week is the colossal amount of equipment, arms, and ammunition that Britain and the neutral USA plan to ship to the beleaguered Soviet Union.

  • S2020E42 An Open Road to Moscow! - October 10, 1941

    • October 10, 2020
    • YouTube

    The road to Moscow does indeed lay open before the Germans, but for how long? And can they exploit such an opportunity- since the panzers are busy encircling hundreds of thousands of Soviet soldiers near Vyazema? Georgy Zhukov arrives in Moscow to take charge of the Soviet defenses and try to shut the door.

  • S2020E43 Panic in Moscow! The Germans are here! - October 17, 1941

    • October 17, 2020
    • YouTube

    Moscow panics as the Germans edge closer and take prisoners by the hundreds of thousands, even as the temperature drops far below freezing. At home in Germany, Josef Goebbels has a problem - he's promised victory too soon and too often. And in Japan, a government falls.

  • S2020E44 Martial Law in Moscow, but is the Cavalry coming? - October 24, 1941

    • October 24, 2020
    • YouTube

    The Germans draw ever closer to Moscow, but Soviet reinforcements have begun to arrive from Siberia and the city's defenses have grown stronger. Meanwhile in the south, the Germans are sweeping into the Crimea and looking hungrily at the Caucasus.

  • S2020E45 Winter is Coming - October 31, 1941

    • October 31, 2020
    • YouTube

    Operation Typhoon is halted until the coming winter can freeze enough ground to increase mobility. But the ever colder weather is a disaster waiting to happen for an already over-stretched German supply line.

  • S2020E46 The Red Army must double in size... and now! - November 7, 1941

    • November 7, 2020
    • YouTube

    There is a lull now on the Eastern Front, and Adolf Hitler uses the time to plan another drive on Moscow and points beyond, but he'll be facing a larger Red Army, as reinforcements and recruits hope to nearly double its size in a matter of weeks. The British are counting down the days to their upcoming North African offensive, and the Japanese are sending out orders that will change the world dramatically in a single morning.

  • S2020E47 Night Vision Brings Triumph to the British! - November 14, 1941

    • November 14, 2020
    • YouTube

    The British sink an entire convoy of supplies heading for Rommel in North Africa by using radar at night, something their opponents lack. In North Africa itself, the Allies are gearing up for a major offensive to begin in a few days. Meanwhile, the Germans are gearing up for a renewed drive on Moscow even as Georgy Zhukov launches small attacks there designed to spoil the larger German plans.

  • S2020E48 Surprise Attack On Rommel! - Operation Crusader Begins - November 21, 1941

    • November 21, 2020
    • YouTube

    The long planned Allied Offensive in North Africa- Operation Crusader- begins, but the Allies are worrying about how to defend Singapore in case of Japanese aggression. The Germans renew their drive on Moscow, but their number one flying ace perishes, a major PR hit.

  • S2020E49 Winter is here? The Germans can see Moscow - November 28, 1941

    • November 28, 2020
    • YouTube

    The German advance has pushed within artillery range of Moscow, but can they reach it- and take it- before the Red Army and the murderously cold weather halt them? Meanwhile in North Africa, both Erwin Rommel and Claude Auchinlek make daring and brilliant moves that save the fight for their sides. A mighty Japanese fleet is now secretly heading for Hawaii to make a surprise attack on American territory while the US worries where in Southeast Asia the Japanese are planning to attack.

  • S2020E50 December 5, 1941

    • December 5, 2020
    • YouTube

  • S2020E51 December 12, 1941

    • December 12, 2020
    • YouTube

  • S2020E52 December 19, 1941

    • December 19, 2020
    • YouTube

  • S2020E53 December 26, 1941

    • December 26, 2020
    • YouTube

Season 2021

Additional Specials

  • SPECIAL 0x1 Thank You For Launching WW2 - a TimeGhost WW2 Public Announcement

    • September 21, 2018

    Three mad weeks and we're so happy for your support. Your TimeGhost Team Indy Neidell, Spartacus Olsson, and Astrid Deinhard

  • SPECIAL 0x2 Coming to a foxhole near you: Between 2 Wars, Q&A, and WW2 day by day

    • October 9, 2018

    Six Weeks of WW2 and 112,450 Subscribers later and thanks to your support there will be more.

  • SPECIAL 0x3 New Collaborations and our live hangout on Sunday 11.11.2018

    • November 5, 2018

    Eleven weeks into World War Two, we're proud to announce upcoming collaborations with The Tank Museum, Bovington and Simon Whistler of Biographics, TopTenz, and Today I Found Out fame. And on 11.11.18 at 11AM CET we will be live here on this channel.

  • SPECIAL 0x4 Sabaton History Starts 7 February 2019

    • January 8, 2019

    Sabaton in cooperation with Indy Neidell and TimeGhost History will cover the real story behind Sabaton songs - one video every week, starting February 7, 2019. It will be historical! Subscribe now to not miss anything.

  • SPECIAL 0x5 The T-26 and Tank Warfare in Finland and China

    • January 28, 2019

    The T-26 tank was one of the most frequently used tanks during the first battles of World War Two. It saw action in the Soviet Union, Finland and China. In our first collaborative video with the Tank Museum in Bovington, UK, David Willey and David Fletcher talk about the development, production and action of the this tank.

  • SPECIAL 0x6 New Format, Community Involvement – Dispatches from 23rd HQ – 001

    • February 25, 2019

    We have a few announcements to make every now and again, which we'll do in our 'Dispatches from 23rd HQ' videos, where Joram will talk about all updates regarding TimeGhost and World War Two.

  • SPECIAL 0x7 Rommel, German Press and Polish Resistance

    • February 28, 2019

    The early-war career of Erwin Rommel, German Press on the Invasion of Poland and the birth of Polish resistance movements after the German occupation in 1939.

  • SPECIAL 0x9 Food Rationing - How to Make Woolton Pie - April 1940

    • March 24, 2019

    Rationing of goods in Europe started immediately when the war broke out. Lord Woolton, British Minister of Food came up with one of the first substitute dishes... a vegetable pie that was promptly named after him. Our team chef Joram shows you how to do it.

  • SPECIAL 0x10 The Start of our Road Trip Through France 1940 - Daily Road Trip Video 01

    • April 10, 2019

    Hi guys and girls! As you might know, we are currently doing a road trip through France to make some interesting specials for this channel. This is the first of our daily videos in which we update you about our adventures and discoveries. Things are good, or as the French say, 'ca va tres bien'. Lets make history!

  • SPECIAL 0x11 Visiting The Fields of Death - Daily Road Trip Video 02

    • April 11, 2019

    Another update from la France! Wednesday, we visited some sites around Verdun to film a World War Two special as well as some stuff with the guys from Sabaton. We had a very long but rewarding during which we visited very impactful places. They literally made us shiver and effectively reminded us of the importance of what we are doing here: this history can never be forgotten.

  • SPECIAL 0x13 Debunking Maginot Line Myths - Daily Road Trip Video 04

    • April 13, 2019

    On the fourth day of our road-trip through France, we visit Sedan and its surroundings together with local expert and guide Richard Tucker. He shows us that many of the common knowledge about the Maginot Line and its effectiveness in wartime is either doubtful or even outright incorrect. We visit several key locations which will play a major role in the coming events in May 1940.

  • SPECIAL 0x14 The History Books are Wrong About France 1940 - Daily Road Trip Video 05

    • April 15, 2019

    On the fifth and last day of our road-trip through France, we take some time to reflect on what we have seen, and to have some chips, paprika chips.

  • SPECIAL 0x15 System of a Nazi Terror - April 1940

    • April 27, 2019

    In April 1940 in Poland, if you are on the list of Nazi or Soviet non-desirables, there three options: run for your life, be shipped off to a camp, or face the execution squad... if you happen to be Jewish it's likely to be the fourth option: the Ghetto.

  • SPECIAL 0x16 The Neurology of Hate

    • April 27, 2019

    In this special episode of War Against Humanity, we take a look at the underlying neurological functions that allow us to hate another group of people. Maybe it helps us to understand the ultimate question about WW2; how on earth could all of this happen?

  • SPECIAL 0x17 French Defense Politics and the Char B

    • April 30, 2019

    After the Great War was over, the French reconsidered their armies function and the role that tanks would play in future warfare. At the brink of World War Two, the Char B tank is deeply embedded in the structure of the French armoured defences. David Willey from the Tank Museum in Bovington (UK) tells how French politics influenced how the Char B will be used if the Germans attack.

  • SPECIAL 0x18 Balkans, Bazookas, and Bunkers

    • May 10, 2019

    Out of the Foxholes is back to answer your questions about the war. In this episode, we take a look at anti-tank weaponry for infantry, the German defensive lines of the Westwall, the never-finished German aircraft-carrier Graf Zeppelin and the Balkans. The Chieftain, who has his own YouTube channel about tanks and armored vehicles.

  • SPECIAL 0x19 The Maginot Line - WW2 on Location - France 1940 - 01

    • May 16, 2019

    The Maginot Line was not the failure many think - in fact it was quite a remarkable feat - find out more in this video.

  • SPECIAL 0x20 Armoured Vehicles of the Invasion of France 1940

    • May 20, 2019

    The Chieftain takes you on an extensive walk through of the armored vehicles used by both sides during the German invasion of France in 1940.

  • SPECIAL 0x21 107 Abandoned French Soldiers Killed for Propaganda - WW2 on Location - France 1940 - 02

    • May 23, 2019

    After the German army breaks through the French lines at Sedan, the left flank of the moving army has to be secured. The French Ouvrage la Ferté, part of the Maginot Line Defense works, is subject to this consolidation. But the Germans move with ulterior motives, as to them capturing a Maginot Line fort in the first week of the offensive has a huge propaganda value. Tour guide Richard Tucker shows Indy the grounds of a modern tragedy, where 107 French soldiers gave their lives.

  • SPECIAL 0x22 Tour of the Maginot Line Ouvrage Schoenenbourg - WW2 on Location - France 1940 - 03

    • May 30, 2019

    Marc Halter takes Indy and all of us on a tour through the fort at Schoenenbourg on the Maginot Line.

  • SPECIAL 0x23 The Strategy of Terror Bombing - May 1940

    • June 9, 2019

    When WW2 breaks out, the belligerents promise to not bomb civilians. The promise is broken, literally within minutes by the Nazis and within weeks by the Soviets. Now, nine months later the Allies are about to follow suite.

  • SPECIAL 0x24 High Hitler! - Nazis on Crystal Meth Part 1

    • June 11, 2019

    You might have heard he a was vegetarian. You might have heard that he shunned alcohol. You might have heard he was anti-tobacco. Then you might think he was against hard drugs as well, but you’d be wrong…

  • SPECIAL 0x25 Blitzkrieg on Speed - Nazis on Crystal Meth Part 2

    • June 17, 2019

    While many armies use performance enhancing drugs during WW2, the Wehrmacht takes it to extremes in 1940, with more than debatable consequences.

  • SPECIAL 0x26 The European Migration Crisis - June 1940

    • July 11, 2019

    When the Nazi German Reich invades western and northern Europe this creates a massive refugee and forced migration crisis all across Europe. In eastern Europe, The Nazis and the Soviets have already been forcing families out of their homes to be relocated, incarcerated and murdered for nine months by now.

  • SPECIAL 0x27 107 Abandoned French Soldiers Killed for Propaganda - France 1940

    • July 11, 2019

    After the German army breaks through the French lines at Sedan, the left flank of the moving army has to be secured. The French Ouvrage la Ferté, part of the Maginot Line Defense works, is subject to this consolidation. But the Germans move with ulterior motives, as to them capturing a Maginot Line fort in the first week of the offensive has a huge propaganda value. Tour guide Richard Tucker shows Indy the grounds of a modern tragedy, where 107 French soldiers gave their lives.

  • SPECIAL 0x28 Monetize This, YouTube! - WW2 - Cat 01

    • July 24, 2019

    Last week YouTube sent us a list of things we could do to make sure our content gets monetized - that list made clear that any historical content is at risk of demonetization. So... is this what you want us to do YouTube?

  • SPECIAL 0x29 "What the actual f*ck, France?"- WW2 - Reading Comments

    • August 1, 2019

    Some of our comments are worthy of a bigger audience. Thats why we decided to start our sub-series 'Across the Airwaves', where we read to you some of our dear communities comments. This episode includes a roleplay and a touching eyewitness account from the Invasion of the Netherlands.

  • SPECIAL 0x30 Young Recruits, French Planes, and Graf Spee

    • August 30, 2019

    How young were British soldiers? Could Graf Spee have gotten away? What was the French air force like? Questions, questions, questions - from you no less! With answers from us Out of the Foxholes.

  • SPECIAL 0x31 Göring, the Stoned Nazi Nut - Doped WW2 Leaders Part 1

    • October 10, 2019

    Hermann Göring was one of the most powerful leaders of the Third Reich. He was also a drug addict with some serious problems and a remarkable lifestyle.

  • SPECIAL 0x32 Churchill Was a Drunk... or Was He? - Doped WW2 Leaders Part 2

    • October 17, 2019

    Winston Churchill was one of the most influential figures of World War Two. But as a heavy drinker he must have been under influence of constant drunkenness, right?

  • SPECIAL 0x33 Greenland to USA, Australia to war, and French Colonies to…

    • October 27, 2019

    In another edition of our Q&A format, Indy answers some questions about Greenland after the German occupation of Denmark, the state of Australia and the fate of the French Colonies.

  • SPECIAL 0x34 War in 3 Fascist Ways: Slovakia, Spain, and Greece

    • November 5, 2019

    What role did Slovakia play during the invasion of Poland? How did Franco view the war in Europe? And did Greece see an invasion coming? We answer all of this in this episode of Out of the Foxholes.

  • SPECIAL 0x35 War Exiles: Kaiser Bill, Polish Forces, and US Volunteers

    • November 14, 2019

    What happened to Kaiser Wilhelm II after World War One? How did Polish soldiers flee to Allied territories after the 1939 invasion? And did any American volunteers serve in the war in 1939 and 1940? We answer all of this in this episode of Out of the Foxholes.

  • SPECIAL 0x36 The British Blitz Spirit is a Myth

    • December 3, 2019

    Strategic bombing was used to destroy the popular support for their governments war effort, and the British boosted that their resistance to bombing was an unique trait. But both are false, based on lies and propaganda.

  • SPECIAL 0x37 The Few Who Opposed Hitler - German Resistance in 1940

    • December 11, 2019

    Where all German faithful Nazis? Not by a stretch, but a resounding majority approved of the Nazis, especially before the war, and again after the victory in France. Anyone that actively opposed Hitler and his gang were not only risking their life, but faced an uphill battle against public opinion. And yet... some people did.

  • SPECIAL 0x38 Vive la Résistance! well, not really... French Resistance 1940

    • December 18, 2019

    Immediately after France is occupied by the Nazis in 1940, the French are divided about what to do; resist for collaborate? To put it mildly, it's complicated.

  • SPECIAL 0x39 9 Days of Christmas with the TimeGhost of Christmas Past

    • December 19, 2019

    We are going to do something special for Christmas! For every day between 24 December and 1 January 2020, we'll have one episode about something that happened on that day in History. Tell your friends and stay tuned on our TimeGhost channel!

  • SPECIAL 0x40 1941 and 2020 will be a Crazy Year on WW2 and TimeGhost

    • January 21, 2020

    It's a new year - and what a year. We're going to make more content and new kinds of content and we will have two new hosts.

  • SPECIAL 0x41 TimeGhost's Attacks for 1941 - WW2 PSA

    • February 15, 2020

    Lot of new stuff coming and here's a preview by Indy and Spartacus on some of it - new TimeGhost series, Barbarossa, Pearl Harbor, who knows... well any minute you will.

  • SPECIAL 0x42 Royal Resistance in Benelux and Scandinavia 1940

    • February 17, 2020

    When the Racism of Naziism hits the Nationalism of Monarchism, it doesn't quite go like Hitler would have imagined.

  • SPECIAL 0x43 The TimeGhost WW2 Memorial for the Heroes of a Great Generation - WW2 Public Service Announcement

    • February 19, 2020

    We want to increase the scope of this channel by visiting locations relevant to World War Two. And for that, we need more financial support. We want to handle that tasteful though, without abandoning the integrity of this channel. This is what we came up with.

  • SPECIAL 0x44 What if the Spanish Fascists Lost the Civil War?

    • February 20, 2020

    This video is sponsored by Paradox Interactive. Indy shares his thoughts on what he thinks would have happened if the Spanish Revolution would have happened differently.

  • SPECIAL 0x45 On December 7, 2020 - World War Two Goes Global

    • February 25, 2020

    Pearl Harbor is one of the major events of 1941 and World War Two, bringing America into the war and changing history for ever. We want to do it justice by going there with boots on the ground, and by covering it minute-by-minute as it unfolds.

  • SPECIAL 0x46 A French Civil War in 1937? - WW2 feat. Hearts of Iron IV

    • February 26, 2020

    Indy shares his thoughts on what he thinks would have happened if the French would have decided to meddle in the Spanish Civil War – triggering a Civil War.

  • SPECIAL 0x47 Resistance in China - Myth or Reality?

    • March 3, 2020

    The war in China already started in 1931 when Japan invaded Manchuria. Early resistance was small and was met by heavy Japanese retaliations. But throughout the 30's, the movement started to grow.

  • SPECIAL 0x48 August von Mackensen in WW2, Stolen Wine, and America

    • March 5, 2020

    In this episode of Out of the Foxholes, we answer some community questions on what August von Mackensen did in World War Two, if there was a shortage on French wines and what the Axis' perception of the Monroe Doctrine was.

  • SPECIAL 0x49 Pearl Harbor Teaser - WW2 - Coming December 7th 1941

    • March 5, 2020

    On 7 December 1941, we will cover the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor minute-by-minute.

  • SPECIAL 0x50 Carton de Wiart - A Man For All Seasons

    • March 10, 2020

    Carton de Wiart was a remarkable figure in World War One, but his story continues in World War Two, where he rolls from one adventure into the next.

  • SPECIAL 0x51 WW2 On The Homefront Starts next week!

    • March 11, 2020

    Next week our monthly new sub series On The Homefront premieres hosted by Anna Deinhard. This is why...

  • SPECIAL 0x52 Fallschirmjäger - Germany's Finest

    • March 12, 2020

    The Fallschirmjäger were Germany's own paratrooper branch, designed to deal a swift and fatal blow behind the enemy's lines. They were deployed with great success in Scandinavia and the Benelux, but they come too close to the sun when they attempt to invade Crete.

  • SPECIAL 0x53 When You Run Out of Stuff to Hoard - Rationing 1940

    • March 17, 2020

    In this first episode of On the Homefront, Anna tells you about division of labour, food production and rationing in the early years of the war.

  • SPECIAL 0x54 Will Stalin invade India? And what about the West Indies?

    • March 19, 2020

    In today's episode of Out of the Foxholes, we answer exciting questions concerning Dutch and French colonies in America, British defence strategies in India and French soldiers stuck in Britain post-armistice.

  • SPECIAL 0x55 Hans Oster - A German Against Nazism

    • March 24, 2020

    Hans Oster opposed the Nazis and tried to oppose them from early on. As a member of the Abwehr, he tried to do whatever he could. During the war, his efforts increased with a dramatic outcome.

  • SPECIAL 0x56 Poland Will Not Bow to Nazis & Stalinists

    • March 27, 2020

    Poland faces two brutal occupiers led by Hitler and Stalin, hellbent on wiping Poland off the map. But the Poles have been preparing to stand up and resist since before the war - and now they do.

  • SPECIAL 0x57 The end of US neutrality? The Lend-Lease Act

    • March 31, 2020

    The United States of America aims to remain neutral during World War Two. But they see it in their best interest to aid the British in their fight against Nazism. The Lend-Lease Act is designed to do exactly that.

  • SPECIAL 0x58 Barbarossa, African Jews, and the fate of PoWs in Germany

    • April 2, 2020

    Did the British government know of the German plans for Operation Barbarossa? What happened to Jewish communities in Ethiopia? And to Prisoners of War in occupied countries?

  • SPECIAL 0x59 Prince Paul of Yugoslavia - Victim of Circumstance?

    • April 7, 2020

    A Serb royal with an English heart sounds pretty romantic, but the story of Prince Paul of Yugoslavia is far from it. Trapped by circumstance, he is forced to make decisions that go against his own personal beliefs and leave him condemned as a traitor.

  • SPECIAL 0x60 Did the British Engineer the Yugoslavian Coup of March 1941?

    • April 9, 2020

    As Hitler pressured Yugoslavia to join the Axis Powers, Britain tried to gain a Balkan ally. Then Yugoslavia did join then Axis... and then there was an anti-Axis coup in Yugoslavia. But just how much were the British involved in that coup? Let's find out.

  • SPECIAL 0x61 Girls Armed With Pitchforks - The Women’s Land Army

    • April 14, 2020

    Now that the labour-needs and the availability of manpower has changed due to the outbreak of World War Two, Women are required to join the workforce. They're put to work in the Women's Land Army.

  • SPECIAL 0x62 Charles De Gaulle - The Flame of French Resistance?

    • April 16, 2020

    Charles De Gaulle is a towering figure in history, and not just because of his height. Becoming increasingly political in the interwar years due to his unorthodox views on military strategy, The Fall of France will thrust him into the limelight.

  • SPECIAL 0x63 Tanks of the Early North-Africa Campaigns, by The Chieftain

    • April 21, 2020

    The Chieftain takes us to North-Africa, where he talks us through the tanks that were used during the first months of the Battles in North-Africa between the Italians and Germans on the one side and British and commonwealth forces on the other.

  • SPECIAL 0x64 Field Rations, Foreign Legion, and French Anti-Semitism

    • April 23, 2020

    What did soldiers eat on the frontlines? What happened to the French Foreign Legion? And how is the legacy of Alfred Dreyfus handled in the anti-semitic Vichy France? Find out in this exciting episode of Out of the Foxholes!

  • SPECIAL 0x65 Haile Selassie - The New Messiah

    • April 28, 2020

    Haile Selassie was the Emperor of the Ethiopian Empire. He led the country against the Italians in the Second Italo-Ethiopian War after which he is exiled to Britain.

  • SPECIAL 0x66 Why Pearl Harbor? Peaceful Portugal, and the poor Kriegsmarine

    • April 30, 2020

    How were relations between Japan and the United States at the beginning of the war? What were both sides doing to try and make Portugal enter the war? And to what extent did the Kriegsmarine match the Royal Navy? Find out as we answer these questions in this Out of the Foxholes episode!

  • SPECIAL 0x67 Georgy Zhukov - Hero of the Soviet Union!

    • May 5, 2020

    Georgy Zhukov's rise to one day become the Hero of the Soviet Union did not happen overnight. Instead, the son of a poor tradesman has slowly worked himself up the ranks of the Red Army using his grit, determination, and iron will.

  • SPECIAL 0x68 Sending the Jews to Madagascar? - May 1941

    • May 7, 2020

    The War Against Humanity is accelerating and accelerating. Across the world, people live under oppression. In Nazi Europe, solutions to the so-called "Jewish Question" has taken on new, fantastical, proportions.

  • SPECIAL 0x69 Rudolf Hess - Nazi Pacifist, Traitor or Madman?

    • May 12, 2020

    In a series of events, Hitlers second in command Rudolf Hess decides to fly to Britain to enter peace negotiations with the Allies. But the true reasons behind and effects of his action remain ambiguous at best.

  • SPECIAL 0x70 Protecting the Innocent - Kids Evacuations

    • May 14, 2020

    The European powers may be at war but there's now thing they can agree on: their young must be protected. So, before the first RAF or Luftwaffe bombs were even dropped on cities, countries are drawing up plans to save as many lives of their youth as they possibly can.

  • SPECIAL 0x71 Roald Dahl - Pilot, Seducer and Author

    • May 19, 2020

    Roald Dahl is not just a beloved author, he is also a wartime adventurer. He saw plenty of action in North-Africa and Greece, where he got the inspiration for many of his work to come.

  • SPECIAL 0x72 Indy is in recovery from COVID 19

    • May 20, 2020

    Indy has been suffering with Covid-19 for the past three weeks, but he seems to be well on the road to recovery. How does this affect the content and scheduling for WW2, TimeGhost, and Sabaton History?

  • SPECIAL 0x73 Wehrmacht Wages, Argentina in WW2, and Otto von Habsburg

    • May 21, 2020

    You’re just an average German doing your work when suddenly you’re called up for service and asked to put your life on the line for your country. But how does your country repay you? Find out today as we take a look at the regular German soldier’s salary, the political turmoil in Argentina during the war and the former powerhouse of Europe: the mighty Habsburg dynasty.

  • SPECIAL 0x74 The Battle to Crack Enigma - The real story of "The Imitation Game"

    • May 26, 2020

    For the British, breaking the German's seemingly unbreakable codes is one of the most vital battles of the war. If they fail, there is litte to stop the German U-Boats hunting down Allied shipping in the Atlantic.

  • SPECIAL 0x75 Der Bismarck: Doomed to Fail?

    • May 28, 2020

    The Bismarck is without a doubt a force to be reckoned with. But with the Kriegsmarine experiencing an identity crisis throughout the 1930s, the Bismarcks design and strategic purpose foreshadow a dramatic ending.

  • SPECIAL 0x76 The Wehrmacht's License to Kill the Innocent - May 1941

    • June 2, 2020

    As the Blitzes of Britain slow down considerably, violence in Croatia increases dramatically as the Ustaše government purges the country of Jews and Serbs and the Wehrmacht gets deadly instructions for their Invasion of the Soviet Union.

  • SPECIAL 0x77 Foreign Fighters Part 1 - The Non-German Germanics Fighting for Hitler

    • June 5, 2020

    The SS are the elite force of the Third Reich, representing everything good about the German race. But half of them will one day be foreign-born non-Germans. How did this happen?

  • SPECIAL 0x78 US Racism Against Germans, South African Neutrality and the Occupation of the Maginot

    • June 9, 2020

    Did the neutral US discriminate against German- and Italian-Americans? And exactly how pro-Axis was South Africa? And what happened to the Maginot Line after the Fall of France? Find out as Indy answers three more of your interesting questions in this episode of Out of the Foxholes!

  • SPECIAL 0x79 Operation Barbarossa Transport Vehicles and Logistics

    • June 11, 2020

    What good is your army if you can't supply it? As the German army prepares to invade the massive lands of the Soviet Union, it faces hefty production, logistical and supply challenges.

  • SPECIAL 0x80 The Tanks of Operation Barbarossa

    • June 16, 2020

    We take a look at the types and amounts of tanks available to the German and Soviet armies on the eve before Barbarossa.

  • SPECIAL 0x81 What Actually Is Blitzkrieg?

    • June 18, 2020

    When the Nazi war machines tears through Poland, France, and the Soviet Union, people will call it Blitzkrieg. But what is Blitzkrieg and is it anything that unique?

  • SPECIAL 0x82 Soviet Gender Equality Was a Scam

    • June 19, 2020

    The future looks bright for soviet women in the 1910s, they have the right to vote and they're on track for social emancipation. Yet this doesn't last long. Soon, the demands of the nation will rob them of these promises.

  • SPECIAL 0x83 Bonus Before Barbarossa - Ep 001 to 014 1939 Remakes

    • June 21, 2020

    Are you new to WW2 in Real Time, or a long time viewer? No matter, now you can see our first 14 weekly episodes in higher quality and with even more detail.

  • SPECIAL 0x84 The Holocaust Begins in Lithuania - June 1941

    • June 25, 2020

    The German Fallschirmjäger target the Cretan civilian population as they take the Island with big losses. But the War Against Humanity intensifies dramatically as Operation Barbarossa is launched on 22nd June, 1941.

  • SPECIAL 0x85 A Non-Nazi in Nazi Uniform? - Gerd von Rundstedt

    • June 30, 2020

    Most of the German high-command are not committed National Socialists. So what were like and why did they still serve the Nazi regime?

  • SPECIAL 0x86 500,000 subs! - Bloopers

    • July 1, 2020

    To celebrate that we have reached the milestone of 500k subscribers, we have a nice message from us for you. And some bloopers.

  • SPECIAL 0x87 The Healthcare Crisis of 1941

    • July 2, 2020

    When WWII breaks out many parts of the world are still missing population wide healthcare. The pressure of the war deteriorates healthcare services even further. By 1941, both the British Commonwealth and Germany are facing an outright healthcare crisis on the home front.

  • SPECIAL 0x88 The Luftwaffe and Barbarossa

    • July 7, 2020

    Unlike the German Army, which for the most part had many idle months over the past year, the German Air Force- the Luftwaffe- has seen constant action in the Battle of Britain and the Mediterranean Theater. How did this affect its preparations and plans for the invasion of the Soviet Union?

  • SPECIAL 0x89 The Real James Bond was Balkan - Duško Popov

    • July 9, 2020

    The career of Duško Popov is probably more exciting than any work of fiction. A glamorous and brave spy who plays a central role in the underground intelligence war of the time.

  • SPECIAL 0x90 Barbarossa, Hitler's and Stalin's Hell on Earth - July 1941, Part 01

    • July 14, 2020

    When the German armed forces invade the USSR, they come with an order to exterminate from Hitler. Now the defending Soviet armed forces receive similar orders from Stalin. The bloodshed that follows defies human imagination.

  • SPECIAL 0x91 Spanish Republican Exiles - Nazi Colonialism & Hitler + Mussolini ≠ ❤️

    • July 16, 2020

    What did Spanish Republicans do during the Second World War? How would the Axis have divided Africa? And did Hitler plan to keep Mussolini around after the war? Find out as Indy and the Chair of Infinite Knowledge answer three more intriguing questions in this episode of Out of the Foxholes!

  • SPECIAL 0x92 Operation Barbarossa - The German Plans to Lose the War

    • July 21, 2020

    The planning for Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union, took nearly a year and went through a variety of scenarios. The basic plan was finalized in December 1940, and that month General Friedrich Paulus ran a series of war games to test its feasibility. Today we'll look at his conclusions.

  • SPECIAL 0x93 War Diplomats, Japanese/Soviet Neutrality, and why not Sweden?

    • July 23, 2020

    What happened to Allied ambassadors? And how did Hitler react to the Soviet-Japanese Neutrality Pact? And why didn’t he invade Sweden? Once again, Indy is in the Chair of Infinite Knowledge answering all your exciting questions about World War Two!

  • SPECIAL 0x94 Operation Barbarossa - How much Intelligence do you need?

    • July 30, 2020

    Josef Stalin was warned time and again from a variety of sources of the German plans for invading the Soviet Union, and yet, he did NOT heed those warnings.

  • SPECIAL 0x95 Generalplan Ost, the Nazi plan to kill the Slavs

    • August 4, 2020

    In China, and the Soviet Union, all sides are causing widespread death to the local civilians. The defending forces are scorching the earth and plundering their own civilians, the attacking armed forces of Japan and Germany are executing planned genocide and mass destruction.

  • SPECIAL 0x96 A Career Anti-Fascist – George Orwell

    • August 6, 2020

    George Orwell is one of the most famous English writers in the modern age. But how did he become the man who would coin so many of the words we still use in our political debates?

  • SPECIAL 0x97 Hitler's screen idol - Leni Riefenstahl

    • August 12, 2020

    Leni Riefenstal's film techniques were groundbreaking and are still influential today. She did, though, create her most famous works in the service of Adolf Hitler.

  • SPECIAL 0x98 How Feminism Came to the Middle East - Women's Emancipation

    • August 13, 2020

    While battles rage across the world, women at home are fighting for their basic emancipation. In Egypt, Huda Shaarawi stands at the centre of this struggle.

  • SPECIAL 0x99 The Luftwaffe and Barbarossa, Part II - No Longer Masters of the Sky

    • August 18, 2020

    As Barbarossa unfolds and the Germans take ever more Soviet territory, they have ever fewer planes with which to fly over it. What does this mean for the forces on the ground? What does this mean for their other theaters of war?

  • SPECIAL 0x100 British Deserters, Sword Fights, and Poison Gas

    • August 20, 2020

    What happened to deserters in the British Army? Did Chinese and Japanese troops ever engage in sword to sword combat? Why didn’t Germany use poison gas on the battlefield? Find out the answers to all these questions in today’s Out of the Foxholes!

  • SPECIAL 0x101 "Your Strict Thesis is not Correct!" - Reading Comments

    • August 25, 2020

    Indy and Sparty are back again for ‘Across the Airwaves,’ where we look at interesting and unique comments from our videos and forums. In this episode, we will look at foreign volunteers in the SS, and the Polish experience in World War Two.

  • SPECIAL 0x102 Pearl Harbor and Tie Barn Update!

    • August 27, 2020

    Join us for a progress update of the intense and thrilling work with the Pearl Harbor minute-by-minute special! Indy and Spartacus will - in their own special way - walk you through what's going on with this MEGA DOCUMENTARY. Indy and Astrid will also let you know the status of the ties from Indy's Tie Barn that have been auctioned off so far.

  • SPECIAL 0x103 Extermination Now! - August 1941, Part 01

    • August 28, 2020

    Not all plans for Operation Barbarossa are as successful as hoped. In August 1941, Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler push forward their plans to wage war on all Jews, unleashing the Einzatsgruppen and the SS Cavalry Brigade of Hermann Fegelein on the Jewish people of Eastern Europe.

  • SPECIAL 0x104 Hitler's Hangman and Himmler's Protégé - Reinhard Heydrich

    • September 1, 2020

    After being taken in by Himmler as a sort of apprentice, Reinhard Heydrich rapidly climbed the Nazi political hierarchy. With the outbreak of World War Two, he expands his political power by ruthlessly carrying out political repression on the home front and genocidal racial policies of the Third Reich.

  • SPECIAL 0x105 The ϟϟ and Wehrmacht Murder Inc. - August 1941, Part 2

    • September 3, 2020

    Fegelein's and Himmler's actions to 'comb' the Pripet Marshes for Jews continues. The largest mass-murder yet is committed in Kamianets-Podilskyi, while new methods to commit genocide on an industrial scale are being devised.

  • SPECIAL 0x106 Tanks of the Red Army in 1941: Armoured Cars and Light Tanks, by the Chieftain

    • September 8, 2020

    Chieftain is back on the World War Two channel with a deep-dive into the Soviet armour in the first months of war on the Eastern Front. Remember that this is only Part 1 and covers armoured cars and light tanks. Part 2 comes out next week and focuses on medium and heavy tanks.

  • SPECIAL 0x107 Ecuadorian-Peruvian War: The War That Had Nothing to do with World War Two

    • September 10, 2020

    While the Second World War grows ever more destructive, some nations take advantage of the global chaos to settle old disputes. In Peru and Ecuador, long standing territorial disputes turn violent.

  • SPECIAL 0x108 Tanks of the Red Army in 1941: Medium and Heavy Tanks, by the Chieftain

    • September 15, 2020

    Chieftain returns to the World War Two channel this week for Part 2 of his deep-dive into the Soviet armor in the first months of war on the Eastern Front. This week, the focus is on medium and heavy tanks.

  • SPECIAL 0x109 Édith Piaf during World War Two, Kerensky, & the German Journey to N. Africa

    • September 17, 2020

    How did Alexander Kerensky react towards the invasion of the Soviet Union? How were French musicians working during the war? How did Germans get to Africa in 1940? Find out from Indy the answers to all these questions in Out of the Foxholes!

  • SPECIAL 0x110 The Man in Monty's Shadow - Claude Auchinleck

    • September 22, 2020

    Claude Auchinleck put military matters over that of politics. Although this angered some, mainly Churchill, Auchinleck still found himself in India, and later facing down Rommel in North Africa.

  • SPECIAL 0x111 Resistance is Futile in Nazi Europe - September 1941, Part 1

    • September 25, 2020

    In the first half of September, Nazi murder campaigns in Vilnius and the Pripet Marshes continue. In the rest of Europe, the Germans tighten their grip on the occupied countries, taking away media privileges and further restricting the freedoms of Jewish populations.

  • SPECIAL 0x112 America First - Patriots or Nazis?

    • September 29, 2020

    In 1941, the question of whether America should join the European War still isn't settled. Different groups whip up opposition to it, and those such as the America First Committee seem suspiciously sympathetic to Hitler's message and cause.

  • SPECIAL 0x113 The Rape of Humanity at Babi Yar

    • October 1, 2020

    Killing Jews by the thousands becomes the main way of eradicating the Jews in Eastern Europe in August and September 1941. The Mass Murder at Babi Yar in Kiev is yet another escalation in that process.

  • SPECIAL 0x114 Keeping up with the Bonapartes, Sino-German relations and Barbarossa news

    • October 7, 2020

    What were the Bonapartes up to during World War Two? How were the German casualties of Operation Barbarossa reported, if at all, in Germany? And what exactly was the relationship between China and Germany in World War Two? Join Indy in the Chair of Infinite Wisdom to find out.

  • SPECIAL 0x115 Yugoslav Resistance and Serb Collaboration in 1941

    • October 8, 2020

    Resistance has been brewing since the Axis invasion in April 1941. Multiple resistance groups fight for very different reasons and with different methods. When they launch a big offensive against the occupier, lines between friend and foe become blurry.

  • SPECIAL 0x116 Wolfpack Killers - U-Boat Tactics

    • October 13, 2020

    German U-Boats were a big threat to Allied shipping across the Atlantic. New inventions and tactics triggered a race to outsmart the opponent, dramatically changing the tides of the Battle of the Atlantic every few months.

  • SPECIAL 0x117 The Wehrmacht is Not Clean! - October 1941 Pt 1

    • October 15, 2020

    The Wehrmacht is deeply involved with the Nazis' War Against Humanity. They are complicit in the murder of thousands of Jews in the 'Holocaust of Bullets', and the severe treatment of Soviet Prisoners of War. In October 1941, Wehrmacht General Walther von Reichenau issues the 'Severity Order', taking away any ambiguity there may be as to the Wehrmacht's vision.

  • SPECIAL 0x118 The First Liberation From Nazism - The Republic of Užice

    • October 20, 2020

    When the Yugoslav Partisans and Chetniks liberate a large part of modern-day Serbia, the Partisans found the Republic of Užice, complete with its own governmental structure, education and cultural policy and weapons factory.

  • SPECIAL 0x119 On Stalin's Secret Service - Richard Sorge

    • October 22, 2020

    A spy who is famous for warning Stalin about Hitler's plan to invade the Soviet Union. But he was so much more than that. His fascinating life begins in the Cacuausases and eventually leads him to Tokyo.

  • SPECIAL 0x120 Cranking This War Up to Eleven - Hideki Tojo

    • October 28, 2020

    A man who was both Japan's War Minister and Prime Minister, who played a large role in escalating the already daunting scale of the war in China to a world war against multiple world powers. We learn about his life from his birth in Tokyo in 1884 to his execution at Sugamo prison in Tokyo in 1948.

  • SPECIAL 0x121 The Banality of Death - October 1941 Pt. 2

    • October 29, 2020

    French resistance members liquidate a high-ranking German officer, triggering a series of retaliatory actions by the German occupiers. Meanwhile, actions in the 'Holocaust of Bullets' continue in the east as German forces move further into the USSR, taking Odessa.

  • SPECIAL 0x122 How Mighty is the Red Army?

    • November 3, 2020

    Hitler and German High Command had expected the invasion of the Soviet Union to be an easy victory and for the Red Army to quickly collapse. Yet here we are, with millions of Soviet soldiers captured, wounded or killed and the Red Army still holding fast.

  • SPECIAL 0x123 An American Globalist - Cordell Hull

    • November 5, 2020

    Cordell Hull is the face of American diplomacy in 1941 as it navigates the precarious road to war against Imperial Japan.

  • SPECIAL 0x124 How To Kill 15,000 People in One Day - November 1941 Pt 1

    • November 10, 2020

    As German troops pull into eastern Ukraine, locals fight back in any way they can. Some of them have been the target of Soviet brutalization for decades. For many who are deemed 'enemy of the Third Reich', the first two weeks of November 1941 are their last, as the 'Holocaust of Bullets' continues.

  • SPECIAL 0x125 Pearl Harbor- Minute by Minute - Official Teaser!

    • November 12, 2020

    December 7th is one of the pivotal dates in world history. That day, Japan launched offensives all over Southeast Asia and the Pacific to secure the resources that embargo had denied them. They also- more famously- launched a surprise attack against the American Pacific Fleet at anchor at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii- the only naval power with any realistic chance of stopping them. The United States was neutral, but this "Day of Infamy" brought the US very much into World War Two. We are covering the events of that day for five hours in real time as they happen, and have recreated many of the action sequences in collaboration with World of Warships using their game engine. It's going to be very cool; it's going to be very good; and it's going to happen December 7th.

  • SPECIAL 0x126 Deception and Dust-ups - Desert Warfare Tactics

    • November 18, 2020

    When Allies and Axis clash on the deserts of North Africa, harsh and unique conditions force them to develop new tactics. From misdirection to new ways to move across the desert, all to gain an advantage over the enemy.

  • SPECIAL 0x127 Patton marches on Shreveport, Romania vs. USSR, and Free French intelligence

    • November 19, 2020

    How did the non-German Axis fare against the Soviet Union? What was the intelligence agency of the Free French like? And what were the Louisiana Maneuvers? All these questions are answered in this edition of Out of the Foxholes.

  • SPECIAL 0x128 Switzerland: Neutral or Nazi Ally?

    • November 24, 2020

    After the fall of France in June 1940, neutral Switzerland found itself surrounded on all sides by a hostile expansionist power. The small nation would have been a valuable possession but the jaws of the Reich hesitated to swallow it. How did Switzerland manage to exit the conflict intact and largely unscathed?

  • SPECIAL 0x129 Japanese Plague Bombs - November 1941, Pt. 2

    • November 26, 2020

    Japanse deploys Biological Weapons in China, leading to un unspecified number of deaths. Meanwhile, European Jews from Germany and their occupied territories are deported to Eastern Europe, where Jews are already being killed by the thousands.

  • SPECIAL 0x130 The Nazis: Most Notorious Art Thieves in History

    • December 1, 2020

    During their occupation of large parts of Europe, the Nazis systematically looted foreign countries for art, gold and other items holding financial or cultural value. Often for any larger purpose, but for their own, egocentric, criminal gain.