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World War 2 week by week - 10/9/2018 7:32:19 AM   
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Indy Niedell the same bloke the did the great war week by week (excellent series) has now started a WW2 week by week (started first week of September).

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP1AejCL4DA7jYkZAELRhHQ/featured
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RE: World War 2 week by week - 10/9/2018 12:41:25 PM   
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RE: World War 2 week by week - 10/9/2018 1:32:53 PM   
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Indy Niedell the same bloke the did the great war week by week (excellent series) has now started a WW2 week by week (started first week of September).

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP1AejCL4DA7jYkZAELRhHQ/featured


+1 been watching both the great war and the WW2 since sept, very good both series.

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RE: World War 2 week by week - 10/9/2018 3:03:48 PM   
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I watched the somewhat disappointing first episode.

When Hitler postponed the original date for the invasion of Poland, one unit did not get the order in time. That unit invaded Poland on the originally planned date to take a vital RR tunnel and were defeated. The Poles had captured German soldiers with their written orders. So the idea that the Nazis invaded Poland with a surprise attack on 1 September may be what we tell school children, but that is simply untrue.

Poland was not able to adequately defend its borders because Hitler had absorbed the non-German remaining part of the Czech state a few months earlier. This allowed the southern Nazi forces access to hundreds of miles of undefended Polish border. Also, Guderian was not the only German whose ancestral Prussian home was inside the new state of Poland. The Treaty of Versailles ended the first world war by planting the seeds of the second.

The Poles had horse cavalry. The Germans had armored units. At some point, for whatever reason, the two met. The Russians used horse cavalry throughout the war. The Germans used horse cavalry too. In the film "12 Strong" about the actual Green Beret A-team that infiltrated Afghanistan after 9/11, a US Captain led a cavalry charge that encountered Taliban T-72s. Acts of desperation in war are not an embarrassment.

After 79 years, I would hope that any discussion of WW2 would involve the actual truth.

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RE: World War 2 week by week - 10/9/2018 4:26:12 PM   
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I guess its an overview and at 11 minutes a pop there is only so much detail that can be drawn out. For example there is no explanation of why the Poles were deployed as they were (maybe it will be mentioned in later episodes) but the inference is that this was a mistake.

However the Poles did not have much choice as they could not afford to concede the Western districts straightaway as they were still mobilising in these areas and was where much of the industry was.

The plan was to complete the mobilisation and hold as far forward as possible - by which time the French and British will have attacked from the west to take the pressure off.....well that was the plan anyway....

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RE: World War 2 week by week - 10/10/2018 10:21:18 AM   
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If the formats the same as the great war there will be a 10 min(ish) show per week for ever week of the war so details will be light in places and actual, factual, truth is harder to nail down than a blancmange, but if the great war is anything to go by there are lots of one off more in-depth pieces to back up the narrative, also there is a good between the wars section. https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreatWar


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RE: World War 2 week by week - 11/2/2018 4:20:37 PM   
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Thanks for posting. I really like his series. It's interesting to learn about WW2 history.

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RE: World War 2 week by week - 11/2/2018 6:10:24 PM   
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Thanks James M, I'm watching the Great War series at the moment.

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RE: World War 2 week by week - 11/2/2018 10:14:21 PM   
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+1 been watching both the great war and the WW2 since sept, very good both series.



I signed up for The Great War in June 1914 - oops! June 2014.
I have seen the waves and the troughs and it has been a roller coaster ride!
To me, The Great War is the most interesting of all wars.
The series has been fabulous!
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RE: World War 2 week by week - 11/22/2018 6:31:22 AM   
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The series is great and very interesting, I am watching it now.

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RE: World War 2 week by week - 2/13/2019 10:18:10 AM   
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But if the great war is anything to go by there?

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RE: World War 2 week by week - 2/13/2019 3:36:35 PM   
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Thanks!

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RE: World War 2 week by week - 2/13/2019 4:38:55 PM   
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Make your own series, play SC WaW and post an AAR!

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