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Chew, Allen F. Fighting the Russians in Winter: Three Case Studies. Collingdale: DIANE Publishing, 1981.
Jukes, Geoffrey (2002). The Second World War: The Eastern Front 1941-1945 Oxford: Osprey. ISBN 978-1-84176-391-0
Moss, Walter (2005). A History of Russia: Since 1855, Volume 2. Anthem Russian and Slavonic studies (2nd ed.). Anthem Press. ISBN 978-1-84331-034-1.
Niepold, Gerd (1993). "Plan Barbarossa". In David M. Glantz (ed.). The Initial Period of War on the Eastern Front, 22 June - August 1941: Proceedings of the Fourth Art of War Symposium, Garmisch, FRG, October 1987. Cass series on Soviet military theory and practice. 2. Psychology Press. p. 67. ISBN 9780714633756
The Historical Atlas of World War II by Alexander Swanston & Malcolm Swanston
100 Decisive Battles by Paul K. Davis
The Raid by Zach Heyde
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Soviet March by Shane Ivers
Elegy by Wayne Jones
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  • How can the effects of weather be over exadirated...?????? It severely slowed the advance and nearly crippled the supply line as well as taking a huge mental and physical toll on the german soldiers

    Chuck PratChuck PratGün önce
  • 8:25 Mozhaisk isn't pronounced like Motzaisk, but ok. Also it's raspUtitsa, not rasputItsa. You're not a native speaker, so that's fine

    Великий и Ужасный АнусосВеликий и Ужасный Анусос3 gün önce
  • 999k subs wen im watching this lmao

    SPYderrSPYderr4 gün önce
  • I good thing about not having paved roads germans get stuck in mud

    Satsang PatelSatsang Patel4 gün önce
  • Goal line stand!!

    S KS K5 gün önce
  • I’m glad this channel blew up I love this

    Jake JanesJake Janes6 gün önce
  • cicatrizcicatriz8 gün önce
  • Does anyone know the name of the melody at 11:05-12:25?

    DanesovicDanesovic9 gün önce
  • NATO forces during War World III could lernt something from Napoleon and Hitler when they want to defeat Russia.

    AndriuAndriu9 gün önce
  • It's so refreshing to see Griffin from 1 year ago

    Rainier YanosRainier Yanos11 gün önce
  • hitler: "im gonna invade USSR!" stalin: "i wouldnt do that if i were you"

    Rizqi ArdaRizqi Arda13 gün önce
  • Omg I really like the gun sound's is coming from Call of Duty World At War Very nice video :D

    SamoSamo14 gün önce
  • Even though Stalin was an awful person I must say that he probably saved Russia from doom

    Ender Reaper 9000Ender Reaper 900015 gün önce
  • In Soviet Russia, General Winter is feared by all. His breath is the wind that cuts you to the bone. His fingers are ice that break you. And his hunger is insatiable. All Russians fear and respect the general lest his terrible hunger turn on them. So instead, when fools come to Russia, the Russians let the General have his feast. Our fields are grateful for the fertilizer. A Russian told me this once and it still makes me laugh. So dark ...

    Richard SmallRichard Small18 gün önce
  • WW1 WW2 WW3 WW?

    Josiah FrueanJosiah Fruean18 gün önce
  • All I am saying, Tula had never been captured, you have a mistake on your map)

    Валерий ЯкубовВалерий Якубов19 gün önce
  • imagine on the job training while be shot at and your country being invaded

    richard bradleyrichard bradley19 gün önce
  • Did you know that in Russia on November 4 every year they celebrate the liberation of Moscow from the Poles in 1612 ?The only ones who did it 😂👍🏻🇵🇱

    Makaveli The DonMakaveli The Don21 gün önce
  • *Gains National Spirit: Fighting for the motherland* *Adds -20% supply consumption* *2.5% recruitable population* *-20% surrender limit* *+15% division organisation* *+8% reinforce rate* *+5% division recovery rate* *Gains national spirit: Russian winter* *+75% division supply consumption* *+30% attrition* *-35% division speed* *-35% division organisation* *-20% division attack* *-30% division defence*

    Vegetable ManVegetable Man21 gün önce
  • Many people overlook the fact that the impassable roads and the cold acted against the Red Army, too.

    Артемий ДаниловАртемий Данилов23 gün önce
  • The T-34 was not heavily armored. It was a medium-armored tank. The sloped armor did give it some advantage and it was better adapted to the cold conditions but there were a lot of losses due to under-trained crews. On a head-on battle the T-34 could not stand up to a Panzer IV. The initial tank battles won were mainly due to knowing the terrain and outmaneuvering the Germans on the flanks.

    pop5678eyepop5678eye24 gün önce
    • Yes but by 1941 only 700 panzer 4s were produced making it rarer than T34s. And compared to the Panzerkampfwagen IV (1943) the T34 (1941) had a very balanced thickness of sloped armor. While the panzer 4 had a thick 80mm frontal armor, the hull side and rear only had a armor thickness of 20-30mm. If you look it at the from a 1941 perspective when the Panzer IV’s 75mm high velocity cannon could barely penetrate a 43mm armor, the T34s were seen as invincible tanks. The 37mm and 50mm Pak guns, which was the main anti tank gun during operation Barbarossa was powerless to do anything against the T34s or KVs. In one incident a T34 was hit more than 30 times by battalion sized 37mm-50mm anti tank guns and yet survived and drove back to friendly lines a few hours later. German General Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist called it “the finest tank in the world” and Heinz Guderian said it had “vast superiority over German tanks”. Although it was outclassed later on in the war T34s were seen as monsters by German soldiers during 1941.

      Ironuniverse 1230Ironuniverse 123022 gün önce
  • Fun fact: Stalin was Soviet but not Russian. He was Georgian by birth and his accent was often made fun of... (until of course he rose to power at which time you had to say such jokes very privately)

    pop5678eyepop5678eye24 gün önce
  • I want to do naughty things to Griffin

    ransom182ransom18224 gün önce
  • Epic

    Phillip PlanePhillip Plane24 gün önce
  • The picture is wrong. At the parade of 1941, there could not be shoulder straps on the shoulders of soldiers and Stalin could not have shoulder straps. In the red army, shoulder straps appeared only after the defeat of the Germans at Stalingrad in 1943.

    Сергей ПотаповСергей Потапов27 gün önce
  • The Germans were neither superior nor better armed than the Russians .... In addition, in the battle of Moscow there were 1,250,000 German soldiers against almost two million Russians, nice video but many historical inaccuracies. However, the Germans withdrew on December 5 as the temperature dropped to minus 40 degrees.

    xxsonounproxx lolxxsonounproxx lol29 gün önce
  • Love him or hate him,Stalin had some cojones staying in Moscow

    the angery T-90the angery T-90Aylar önce
  • It would nearly useless if the Germans actually captured Moscow,sure,it'll give a moral hit to the Russians,it would be nearly useless,the Soviet Union was not like France,who surrendered at the sight of German Soldiers outside Paris,History showed the Russians didn't mind losing their capital,and most of the Russian Industry was moved East

    the angery T-90the angery T-90Aylar önce
  • Funny, I never knew Hitler reached Moscow, let alone fought there. Great video, man!

    Brenner The Lego ManiacBrenner The Lego ManiacAylar önce
  • Just a good movie about the battle for Moscow: "Panfilov's 28" with English subtitles

    Shigidaropupay PupsShigidaropupay PupsAylar önce
  • How come you hide the swastika on the flags? We all know it's historical and not supportive. Is it the youtube nazis?

    John ChetcutiJohn ChetcutiAylar önce
  • well you can't invade Russia unless your the mongols

    EchO ZeroEchO ZeroAylar önce
  • Regardless of the result, so much respect for fascism here

    daveyork0daveyork0Aylar önce
  • Why did they remove the sycle (idk how to spell it) and the hammer!? Nothing's wrong with it, people should instead thank them than hating... It hurts me all the time, all that damn propaganda!

    ༒KittyKing07༒ YT༒KittyKing07༒ YTAylar önce
    • Awww poor Tankie

      Buddy ChristBuddy Christ23 gün önce
    • It's called the "hammer and sickle". And the reason is that thanks to politics between TRvision (Google) and advertisers, certain things are almost guaranteed to get the video demonetized. Nazi symbols, and certain topics, are among those things as well. The only way to stop it is if enough people email the companies who's ads play before a demonetized video, and complain enough to make them change their minds.

      Robert PruittRobert PruittAylar önce
  • 10:14 pog

    SmilesNFunSmilesNFunAylar önce
  • "Rasputitsa" always makes me wonder what "Rasputin" means. Included in that question: What does (just) Putin mean!!?!?!

    Michael ZimmermanMichael ZimmermanAylar önce
    • "Rasputin" actually comes from Rasputitsa - weather that destoys roads or ways. "Put' " means way in russian. "In" in the end stands for belonging to the family. Just like "ov" in last name Kalashnikov.

      Александр СавинкинАлександр СавинкинAylar önce
  • Mozhaisk sounds like MO-JA-Y-SK, JA, not TSHA ) J - Just like ZHenya, Jerome

    Михаил БалашовМихаил БалашовAylar önce
  • Keitel: "When we lost the war? Moskau."

    Maximus BrutusMaximus BrutusAylar önce
  • Ve named him Fritz butt ve har gooing to eat him 😂😂😂😂😂

    Ruben DavilaRuben DavilaAylar önce
  • i wanna watch the old vids but the mic kinda suck

    FizzyFizzyAylar önce
  • Fact: Moscow (North-West part of it) was defended by formations from Central Asian countries (that was a turning point) went down in history as stoic and heroic defence producing a lot of epic myths giving rise to increased moral among Soviet solders.

    Rashid JunusbekovRashid JunusbekovAylar önce
  • Awesome video. A couple of points: Briansk - pronounced "Bree-an-sk" Mozhaisk - pronounced "Mo-jai-sk" Lived in Russia, am married to a Russian, and visited both those places :) Keep up the good work!

    Nathan DrescherNathan DrescherAylar önce
  • We’ll beat them before Winter -Every General that attacked Russia (Except for the the Mongols)

    Bacon NinjaBacon NinjaAylar önce
  • Were can I make animations like this

    Saleem HalawaniSaleem HalawaniAylar önce
  • Its Not: "The Ukraine" "Kee-yev" Its "Ukraine" and "Kyiv" Don't use the old Russian words.

    Evan F.Evan F.Aylar önce
    • Kiev is a Russian city, teach history

      proproAylar önce
  • Well ,maybe if Russia didnt sign a non agression pack with Germany and help in invading and participate in the destruction of Poland, the second world war may have been delayed. Call upon the wind, you reap the whirl wind.

    ronin mayaronin mayaAylar önce
  • I was there in that war. I'm French who were been force by the Nazi to fight with them. I have been shoot and trapped in the ice. 80years later the scientist discovered my body and find me still alive inside this ice. They keep me in their lab, but I run away and escaped. So it'll tell story to public.

    Mohd HasyudinMohd HasyudinAylar önce
  • Symphony 7 always works

    Vicente GutierrezVicente GutierrezAylar önce
  • Bruh, battle of moscow will be quick if ussr deploy a KV2 with a strong track.

    Red PhoenixRed PhoenixAylar önce
  • Without me the world would be speaking German.

    Joseph StalinJoseph StalinAylar önce
  • Subtitulos xfaaa

    Mitsubishi A6M ZeroMitsubishi A6M ZeroAylar önce
  • Even if they reached Moscow, it would have just turned into another Stalingrad.

    Махамбет МамыровМахамбет МамыровAylar önce
  • Stop with the endless ads.

    christopher cardinalchristopher cardinalAylar önce
  • "If the United States had not helped us, we would not have won the war," he wrote in his memoirs. "One-on-one against Hitler's Germany, we would not have withstood its onslaught and would have lost the war. No one talks about this officially, and Stalin never, I think, left any written traces of his opinion, but I can say that he expressed this view several times in conversations with me." -Nikita Khrushchev

    MSgt BacaMSgt BacaAylar önce
  • Hitlers biggest inspiration was ironically Napoleon, and yet he didnt learn from Napoleons invasion?

    R AltiR AltiAylar önce
  • Mother of God saved Moscow!

    Andrei KucherenkoAndrei KucherenkoAylar önce
  • Can you imagine trying to get a quarter million modern day Americans to dig trenches in the cold?? Lmao

    Levee Was BriLevee Was BriAylar önce
    • You think that's impossible? Right after japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Americans gathered entire japanese population in the States, every woman, children, everyone, and sent them to concentration camps just because they were japanese. If one country is gravely threatened (and America wasn't even threatened in 1941. that much), then the rules are changed. So much changed immediately after 9/11 and that was nothing compared to world war. Imagine a real world war... None of us believe pandemics was possible in 21. century either.

      Maximus BrutusMaximus BrutusAylar önce
  • Gotta say your wrong that the Germans could not of won. More coordination with the Japanese could of led to their easy win. Japan focusing on China and declaring's war on the USSR to take their eastern oil fields and taking Vladivostok would of preventing them from taking their forces from the east to reinforce their western front. The US doesn't get into the war till 1943-44 and ignores Japan all together because "screw the communist's". The US still invades once 3-4 million Germans a thousand miles from Germany and have a easy go of it all the way to the Rhinelands, from there things get bloody because there is 2 million more German soldier would probably require the A-Bomb to finish the war. The Japanese are stopped eventually but take the Kamchatka Peninsula, and the surrounding area. Indo-China and the Philippines are left untouched so western domination of that area last another decade or 3.

    Shane MusserShane MusserAylar önce
    • Good luck getting the Japanese and Germans to cooperate when the Japanese were wary of Russia and wouldn't place Germany's interest before their own

      President PinguPresident PinguAylar önce
  • I’m just wondering: how many Russians watch this video?

    Alexey TrepakovAlexey TrepakovAylar önce
  • This makes me wonder how it would've gone differently had Japan also opened a major offensive on the USSR

    Zkittlez Tha BandittZkittlez Tha BandittAylar önce
  • Another updated, succinct and relatively unpolluted examination of what passes as accepted history. However I found the background soundtrack bleeding up and over your voice to point the point where I turned on the CC so I could see what you we're saying

    Terry TolkinTerry TolkinAylar önce
  • Germany stood 0% chance winning in Russia :D Logistical problems we're caused by Blitzkreig, maybe just maybe when you advanced too fast into land like this you will end up surounded by enemy, leaving a lot of uncharted map behind? to sabotage your trains and stuff :D

    No1 inhereNo1 inhereAylar önce
  • And I disagree, if Stalin went down (he was in Moscow) Russia would have crumpled like paper

    Matthew MisbachMatthew MisbachAylar önce
  • No reason Germany couldn’t have just focused all efforts on Moscow. Taking it would have probably ended the war, choosing to go for the useless city of Stalingrad cost him the war. Good thing he was a military fool

    Matthew MisbachMatthew MisbachAylar önce
    • @President Pingu Stalin and all of his cabinet and generals were in Moscow, that would have been it. With out the steel fist of stalin Russia would have submitted

      Matthew MisbachMatthew MisbachAylar önce
    • Moscow falls and the Soviets just move the line further back and leave the Germans to starve

      President PinguPresident PinguAylar önce
  • Ignorant generic statements on this video

    Aurelio AlmadaAurelio AlmadaAylar önce
  • Not stalins in russians they never give up when its about their mother land

    Amirali AsefvaziriAmirali AsefvaziriAylar önce
  • Moskau, Moskau Wirf die Gläser an die Wand Russland ist ein schönes Land Ho ho ho ho ho, hey Moskau, Moskau Deine Seele ist so groß Nachts da ist der Teufel los Ha ha ha ha ha, hey Had to

    just an average Audi quattrojust an average Audi quattroAylar önce
  • Always a sponsor that takes one minute of the video.

    War PowerWar PowerAylar önce
  • Sir,Can you animate falklands war and Korean war?

    Shaji PNShaji PNAylar önce
  • Nay : Help fight demonetization to support the channel Yay : Help fight demonetization to stop them from eating Fritz T^T

    Bogdan Gabriel OneteBogdan Gabriel OneteAylar önce
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