Battle of Berlin (ft. Potential History) | Animated History

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Potential History:
Glantz, David M. "The Soviet-German War 1941-1945: Myths and Realities: A Survey Essay." Distinguished Lecture at the Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs, Clemson University 22 (2001): 2001.
Beevor, Antony. Berlin: the downfall 1945. Penguin Uk, 2007.
Кривошеев, Григорий Федотович. "Россия и СССР в войнах ХХ века. Потери вооруженных сил." (2005).
The Historical Atlas of World War II by Alexander Swanston & Malcolm Swanston
Great Battles of World War II by Chris Mann
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      John arvie gumapacJohn arvie gumapacAylar önce
    • Can you please make the indo-Pak war?

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    • How do you know that it wasn't a strategic plan to encircle Berlin?)) Zhukov or Stalin told you that? Or you just read American books?) Prove yourself

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    • but the south carolina is a t3

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  • That's a lot of gold you have in the intro

    MustardIsMurderMustardIsMurder6 saatler önce
  • The beginning of ww3.

  • 1:01 for those who hate to watch advertisements

    Javier PachecoJavier PachecoGün önce
  • so . . . who gonna tell him about steiner?

    Average JoeAverage JoeGün önce
  • 1:02 to skip ad

    Murcielago30Murcielago302 gün önce
  • In Downfall the Russian Army cornered the remaining Germans and the SS in a particular region of Berlin. How historically accurate was that?

    Andrew DurhamAndrew Durham3 gün önce
  • 2:42 Not gonna lie, objectively speaking it's pretty epic when a leader remains till the very very end to die along with his nation, like "If my whole world is gonna disappear, I'll vanish with it". Reminds me to the last battle of Byzantium and the fall of Constantinople.

    The cake is a lieThe cake is a lie4 gün önce
  • Funnily enough my partly Jewish grandfather as there fighting to keep the soviets from touching our sacred capitol.

    Ben GBen G4 gün önce
  • 11:29 *LOL*

    AlphaNameAlphaName4 gün önce
  • Patton was right. We should have helped the Germans push back the Soviets to their border. We would have avoided the tje cold war and Russian wouldn't have built the Easter bloc.

    GlidescubeGlidescube4 gün önce
    • But would that be worth the millions of lives lost and ruined?

      Captain PhoneBoothCaptain PhoneBoothGün önce
  • *Not for a stratigic purpose per se but in order to keep the western allies out* And people call me bad for not counting the soviets as part of the allies

    Dirck the Dork-KnightDirck the Dork-Knight5 gün önce
  • Me, A Czech : *_Die, DIE!_*

    The Czechoslovakian KameradThe Czechoslovakian Kamerad5 gün önce
  • 1:25

    Mike FlyMike Fly6 gün önce
  • *Sabaton Hearts of iron intensifies*

    Your Drill SergeantYour Drill Sergeant6 gün önce
  • the author of the video, sometimes just nonsense carries.

    WiLLi TeLLWiLLi TeLL6 gün önce
  • The shot of hitler with a birthday hat is my favorite thing ever

    Elan GarfiasElan Garfias7 gün önce
  • ez win

    Elderly 228Elderly 2287 gün önce
  • This guy need to study more. not a movie. There is few crucial mistake.

    Kazu TamaKazu Tama7 gün önce
  • ' Hitler and the nazi Germany were the same ' This statement is kinda true when I think about it now

    RS TomarRS Tomar7 gün önce
  • the battle of berlim was a courageous effort and last stand by the german people to fight to the last and die on their feet instead of living as slaves to a comunist system

    jonh stonkjonh stonk8 gün önce
    • Bad take

      James CooperJames Cooper7 gün önce
  • BauEr.

    Erik SyringErik Syring8 gün önce
  • "At this point, Hitler was so delusional that he believed Roosevelt's death would turn the tide of war and save his Reich."

    LegoBrickStudiosLegoBrickStudios8 gün önce
  • Wait is he even sitting in a armchair .?

    DSD-Lazer -RayDSD-Lazer -Ray10 gün önce
  • "Our grip tightens around the black heart of Berlin. The Fuhrer demands all to shed their last drop of blood. The old, the young, the weak. If they stand for Germany, than they will die for Germany. Building by building. Room by room. One rat at a time"-Sgt Reznov Call of duty World at War

    Andres HerreraAndres Herrera10 gün önce
    • Steiner Dragovich Dreznov all must die "- Capt Reznov

      Recovering INCELRecovering INCEL6 gün önce
  • My grandfather defended berlin when he was 12. He survived. he claims he took out 4 soldier and helped take out 1 tank

    FinndisFinndis11 gün önce
    • Soviet didnt kill children

      Thomas ArsaThomas Arsa9 gün önce
    • Wow cool grandfather

      Thomas ArsaThomas Arsa9 gün önce
  • Why did himmler lie about the soviets? Did he want to lose the war or was he just wrong?

    John McKayJohn McKay11 gün önce
  • Hitler: Hey Stalin wanna hear a joke? Stalin: Ok sure! Hitler: Berlin Stalin: Ohhhh I get it! Hitler: Wait what

    King Gloria XDKing Gloria XD11 gün önce
  • Allies: alright, we will go to Berlin with minimal casualties, carefully Russia: Hitler is going to the gulag

    Another MonkeAnother Monke12 gün önce
  • 13:42 World at War looking different than I remember.

    King MarshKing Marsh13 gün önce
  • Best documentaries that you can find on Bitchute: - HELLSTORM - The Greatest Story Never told - Europa: the last battle

    Read SiegeRead Siege13 gün önce
  • "The Soviets encircled Hitler's Capitol as a Birthday Gift" If that isn't the most Soviet thing, then I don't know what is...

    Nathaniel MonderoNathaniel Mondero15 gün önce

    thegamerator10thegamerator1015 gün önce
  • Hitler: "Promises a new land and powerful army for german" German People: THE LIES

  • Reznov would be proud

    CeenomonCeenomon17 gün önce
  • Just look at seelow and bautzen The Germans were inexperienced by that time,lack of artillery ,tank and airsupport! Morale almost broken,generals depressed due to stress still wrecked blows on soviets

    Eric von MansteinEric von Manstein18 gün önce
    • How is this relevant to anything? Even if they were as god-like as you make them out, that didn't slow down the Soviets.

      Captain PhoneBoothCaptain PhoneBoothGün önce
  • I love those stock still soldiers at 11:04

    Ryan FisherRyan Fisher19 gün önce
  • Watching this in Jan 2021 and just seeing parallels with trump failed election campaign. Dude did not listen.

    theDarkNighttheDarkNight19 gün önce
  • Died like the dogs they were.

    Christopher DennisChristopher Dennis20 gün önce
  • "We stand at the gates of Berlin. With two and a half million men With six thousand tanks in our ranks.Use them as battering rams"

    Johnny guitarJohnny guitar21 gün önce
    • There was no gate to Berlin tho...

      Kid FoxKid Fox17 gün önce
  • My cruel world

    ag thelag thel21 gün önce
  • "To argentina" did he not?

    MaxiLukMaxiLuk22 gün önce
  • Saying that the German high command was delusional might just be an understatement

    Gustavo PetersGustavo Peters22 gün önce
  • The meaty russia problematically lighten because packet fascinatingly bubble till a overjoyed earth. wicked, rough quiver

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  • What's the outro music?

    Panos XatzPanos Xatz24 gün önce
  • 13:55 hey Dimitri! Hows it going?

    Brandon StanfieldBrandon Stanfield25 gün önce
  • German Alphabet: Ä Bein Cein Dein Ë Fein Gein Hein Ï Jein Kein Lein Mein Nein Ö Pein Qein Rein Sein Tein Ü Vein Wein Sein Yein Zein

    Just a guy who plays roblox and stuffsJust a guy who plays roblox and stuffs26 gün önce
  • 2:28 the man who tried to achieve something but failed .

    Jamil DacalosJamil Dacalos26 gün önce
  • WW2 flashbacks

    U.K. BallU.K. Ball27 gün önce
  • Ummm Berlin had 4 million people and my country has only 1 million people

    Robert Alexander PeetsRobert Alexander Peets27 gün önce
    • 🇪🇪

      Robert Alexander PeetsRobert Alexander Peets27 gün önce
  • Now its 2020 but still we are waiting for steiner's attack.

  • This is just sad to watch. The poor Germans.

    Ben StangBen Stang28 gün önce
  • 4:05 pretty good advice

    Oliver StykOliver Styk28 gün önce
  • I don't know how you can tell this story without mentioning the contributions of Soviet Private Dimitri Petrenko and Sergeant Viktor Reznov who almost single-handedly stormed the Reichstag and planted the flag. Vikor was right.... There is no room for heroes in Stalin's Russia

    prickly10000prickly10000Aylar önce
  • 11:14 to remember where I am

    Bruh7894Bruh7894Aylar önce
  • Get fucked Naziboos.

    Valor RepublicValor RepublicAylar önce
  • A Soviet invasion a bluff? I guess right wingers have always been delusional.

    B. Richard SalasB. Richard SalasAylar önce
  • Я: них*я не понял, но очень интересно...

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  • 1:25 Video starts

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  • This guy has a flint lock I bet he goes hunting with that

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  • 7:51 it would also good to point Soviet units have personnel that what you expect in that time.

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  • Battle of Berlin was like Constantinople 1453

    Mr. BrekiMr. BrekiAylar önce
  • Can you maybe do the battle For the scheldt sometime in the future

    Zeldris The ExecutionerZeldris The ExecutionerAylar önce
  • Berlin was NAZI's ultimate karma

    Artem MorozovArtem MorozovAylar önce
  • I knew almost all of this from Call of Duty This is a bloody joke

    Captain John PriceCaptain John PriceAylar önce
    • @Kid Fox Jesus fucking Christ man... The allies did commit multiple war crimes but that in no way excuses the Nazis or the Japanese of what they did. There is no good side in war, but there is always a bad side and I would confidently say the Axis was the bad side in World War 2.

      Captain PhoneBoothCaptain PhoneBoothGün önce
    • @Kid Fox woah t-thats a lot mate And I was kidding

      Captain John PriceCaptain John Price17 gün önce
    • Funny though that Call of Duty neglects to mention how the Soviets proceeded to rape and murder innocent civilians, mass executed prisoners of war, send non party members who happened to work in the Fuhrerbunker to gulags, and put German children in concentration camps. But of course they don't forget to mention every last war crime the Germans commited while conveniently leaving out the generals who conspired to assassinate Hitler, the soldiers who helped with the plan, and the fact that there was a difference between the Heer and the SS. Makes the SJWs happy... I couldn't care less what your thoughts are on the Nazi party and all the atrocities they ordered, the fact is that the German citizen and even most of the Heer, Luftwaffe, and Kreigsmarine had nothing to do with any of that. Don't even start mentioning Poland or Yugoslavia as Luftwaffe atrocities either, unless you're willing to call out Great Britain for bombing Berlin or America for bombing Tokyo which left more than 100,000 dead and more than 1 million homeless.

      Kid FoxKid Fox17 gün önce

    John arvie gumapacJohn arvie gumapacAylar önce
  • Pulling in 400k German soldiers from Norway to defend berlin: Nein putting old people and children on the front: Ja

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  • The 12th army bassicly made a corridor to help the 9th army and civilians to flee Berlin and to surrender to the west

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  • 7:27 music?

    B bob gamingB bob gamingAylar önce
  • My Grandfather was a soviet zank commander who fought in kursk and later in berlin. He was honored as a hero and 2 days later he had to fight with his crew for the reichstag but some hitlerjugend blew his tank up. Only one crew member survived and ir was not my grandfather. Long Live The CCCP

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