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Eastern Front of WWII animated: 1941

Eastern Front of WWII animated: 1941

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  1. Hard to understand why the Soviets had 1.2 million soldiers along the southern front and 1 million more along the northern front if they weren't planning to use them offensively. Plausible that they were massing to invade Germany.

  2. how can i just discover dis!? this is pure gold! very clear explanation and animation! Very well done!

  3. Lmao why didn't the Soviets push Germany back to Berlin as soon as they invaded 🤣👌

  4. Мой прадед погиб под Полтавой в 1941 г другой в крепости брест в 1941 г

  5. Fun fact: Dubno Brody was the largest tank engagement in history; not Prokhorovka during Kursk.

  6. Germans in 1941: This will be easy.
    Germans in 1945: Well that was the worst idea we've had.

  7. Fortnite= Germany
    Minecraft= USSR
    1941 fortnite starts winning battles but minecraft's capital is not captured
    1942 fortnite fails to capture enderdrad
    1943 the largest build battle took place on crursk
    1944 with other games arriving to open up a second front minecraft launches a counterattack
    1945 minecraft was at the sight of the fortnite island, and on its way to the capital Tilted Towers, many buildings were created as a last ditch attempt to hold the advance. And fortnite's servers were shut down.

  8. Actually soviet forces were aware of German attack and were preparing as fast as they can. But Germans had too many forces

  9. Heres some further informations. At min 7.43 you can see 1.250.000 fresh soviet troops. Where did they came from? This was a major intelligence success and maybe decided the battle for moscow. Stalin had a spy in Japan, Dr. Sorge who gains top secret informations directly from germany. Dr. Sorge told Stalin the exact date of the day barbarossa attack started but he didn`t believe him but it was correct.
    Then Dr. Sorge told Stalin, Japan will definitly not declare war on Sowjet Union after barbarossa started, this time Stalin believed him and sended all well equipted, expierenced troops from the Sowjet- Japan war in the east western to defend moscow. The troops arrived just in time and maybe this decided the battle of moscow or maybe the whole war.
    You may ask why Japan didn`t declare war on Sowjet Union if Germany and Japan both Axis but this would be difficult to find out, some reasons maybe the very bloody Japan- Soviet war or just the lack of troops in china. It was a decision of the Tenno.

  10. So basically if the germans would've started the assault on Russia just a month earlier we wouldve been fucked

  11. Did it ever occur the people who watch the Shoal videos that the Germans moved the Jews out of war zones ?

  12. тухачевский бы сделал свое дело чем бездарь ворошилов

  13. You know I think Hitler was kind of dumb for going for Russia but for over a year it was an absolute slaughter, I would of been pretty confident too.

  14. Loving the videos about the WWII eastern front, they're amazing.

    It's insane to see how close Germany came to capture Moscow.

  15. Beautifully represented, even shows the German units lagging behind when the panzers got right out in front. The Germans had a lot of success but it was just not enough.

  16. In Toronto during the summer of 1941 I was 9 years old when my father said goodbye and marched off down the street in his Canadian Army Uniform, never to return. Killed in Germany in 1945, he lies in a war grave in Antwerp. From the time my father left I followed the war in Europe in newsreels, on the radio and in the Sunday papers. I remember a key statistic from 1944. The Nazis had 50 divisions on the Western Front to face the Allies based in the UK and 150 divisions on the Eastern Front to face the Russians and their allies among the various Soviet Republics. I concluded that the reason the Normandy invasion succeeded was the fact that the Russians and their allies tied down the bulk of the Nazi armies. I do not say "German armies" though we know that the German high Command could have prevented the Nazi takeover of the state. I no longer dwell on such thoughts.

  17. Damn !! These Germans were insane! It’s crazy to think that a small nation like Germany could take on the largest country in the World kick its ass all while the already occupied the rest of Europe !! Let’s also not forget 22 years earlier they had fought the WWI.
    Germany is still probably the strongest nation at least financially in Europe !!
    Love them of hate them you have to give it to these Germans ! They are one resilient nation !!!

  18. I think the statement that the Russians had no idea the attack was coming isn’t completely true as soviet spies informed Stalin of the impending attack but Stalin refused to act on said information so I’d say they weren’t completely unaware

  19. Thinking about what happened to the soldiers of the disappearing circles and squares, it's a grim thought.

  20. Just noticed some funny computer text… 6.10 Germans "Bear head" meant to be "Spearhead"…7.57 "Bush" Army Group Center. Meant to be "Push"..8.05.Near the towns of "Asthma and Bryants" I don't know spelling but get closer with "Viasma and Bryansk"

  21. THIS is exactly why the USA should NEVER try an attack on RUSSIA.  We would lose, and if we dared to attack Moscow, they would blow us off the face of the map.  They would also target all POLITICAL LEADERS, IMMEDIATELY.  You don't think there are Russian spies & defenders of their nation planted right here in D.C., and other places?  Just use your head…so our crazy war hawk leaders better back off!

  22. Also, if it weren't for the greedy Leaders and Oligarchs, greedy for power over the world, whatever, we wouldn't have all these ridiculous wars.  READ "WAR IS A RACKET" by General Smedley Butler of WW1.

  23. It's ridiculous that the Nazi's expected the Russians to surrender after they raped tens of thousands, murdered millions, and decimated villages, and entire towns. If i was one of the Russian soldiers at that time, my vision would have turned Red with wrath, anger, shame, and a multitude of other emotions. I would have died trying to inflict as much damage to the Nazi as i could, no matter how small.

  24. Imagine being hitler in 1942. You’ve encircled so many of Soviet troops and they are still pushing back and eventually will push you back yo Berlin. This happened to me in HOI4 when I played as germany and the Soviets pushing me back pissed me off so much.

  25. Eastern front 1941-1945 is a excellent game for Android and simulate the operation Barbarossa on a realistic way, play!

  26. A shame Stalin decided to split europe with Germany and supply them with the resources they needed to knock france out of the war early and instead invade and conquer neutral nations, including joint invasion with Germany in Poland. If he wasn't so shit in his planning, it would have been far easier to stop the war before it got anywhere near the size it eventually did. It was obvious Hitler hated communism and the USSR, can't believe Stalin ever trusted him. Look at how poorly the first year of the war went due to how unprepared they were… WW1 was Germany's best chance at winning tbh. If all 3 nations had attacked again this time, it wouldn't have lasted very long. Russia was much more industrialized by this time.

  27. once germany had taken the ukraine they should have concentrated on taking the oilfields without the ukraine russia was hurting for food. russia only has a narrow band in the south to grow food without the baikal oilfields they would have been starved for fuel. germany then truly would have been able to use their panzers to full effect.

  28. USA was helping Britain and USSR ,what was illegal ! That ultimately ruined this glorious crusade , because German uboats could not target USA ships, because then USA would have had reason to join the war

    So they had un-militarized ships totally vulnerable, and sent them ,at the mercy of German Wolfpack ,BEGGING Germany to attack them and kill them – What NEVER happend

  29. hi my friend Alex here in England do you have a video about Stalingrad and Strarkan the AA line in the Crimea hope all is well

  30. Things are looking great for this Hitler guy, I hope he doesn't make a huge blunder in the next year and get continually pushed back for several years.

  31. If Germany never goes East, the West never does either. Hitler surrendered victory when he turned on Russia. Thank god he was a mad man

  32. 08:08 fucking insane to suffer such catastrophic losses right at the gates of Moscow 4 months into the campaign…and Germany ended up the one losing the war. Sheer insanity…the more I stupid human history the more insane I become.

  33. Interestingly enough Hitler's main objective of this operation Barbarossa was to capture the crucial oil fields to the south and not to prioritize Moscow. He knew the SU was much too big a landmass to get them to capitulate once they lost their capital. Unfortunately for Hitler, and Germany I suppose, the generals in charge of Barbarossa decided to alter the plans and directed the main assault to Moscow which was the start of Hitlers decline in trust of his generals. Say what you will about his morals, but Hitler was not an idiot when it came to realising what Germany needed to continue the war effort.

    Also interesting is that Stalin was correct in anticipating that Hitler was going to gun for the south and dedicated most of his resources there. He was taken completely by suprise when he found out the German center was the largest which is most of the reason why the Germans were able to get so close to Moscow before encountering serious resistance as the Russian forces had to re organize. Those poor bastards on the Eastern front made hell look like a vacation. Glad not to be born 100 years ago.

  34. Если в паспорте есть российская прописка то обморожение не будет

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