How did Italy Fail to Invade Greece? | Animated History

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Sources:
Chan, Amy. “Greek Tragedy: Italy's Disastrous Campaign in Greece.” HistoryNet. HistoryNet, November 22, 2019. www.historynet.com/greek-tragedy-invading-greece-wwii.htm.
Gonsalves, Simon (2017) "The Italian Army in the Second World War: A Historiographical Analysis," The Great Lakes Journal of Undergraduate History: Vol. 5 : Iss. 1 , Article 2. scholar.uwindsor.ca/gljuh/vol5/iss1/2
Kretaner. “Greek Armed Forces 1940-41 WW2 Weapons.” WW2 Weapons, January 10, 2020. ww2-weapons.com/greek-armed-forces/.
Tsirpanlis, Zacharias N. “The Morale of the Greek and the Italian Soldier in the 1940-41 War,” Balkan Studies: Vol 25, 111-141. ojs.lib.uom.gr/index.php/BalkanStudies/article/view/150/157
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    The Armchair HistorianThe Armchair Historian5 aylar önce
    • @Freidheim of Prussia you don't have to kill the Greece, what have they achieved so far?? they won only a battle, but lost all their territories against the Turkish, where are they now? they have nothing, only Tourismus Industrie!!!

      the Godfatherthe Godfather10 gün önce
    • @Rav Tej he failed to mention, that the most successfully troops was coming from their colonies, Undia, Nepal and many more, the british always take the glory for itself, they are very good in this!!

      the Godfatherthe Godfather10 gün önce
    • @Ricky Spanish he has no clue about history!! When you study history you will note that!!

      the Godfatherthe Godfather10 gün önce
    • Bcv

      Rudolf With an eRudolf With an e2 aylar önce
    • @JOSEPH DALELIO it was a Hetalia joke

      Iron Lord 2014Iron Lord 20142 aylar önce
  • The animations are getting even better👍🏻

    Mr Magoo89Mr Magoo89Saatler önce
  • This is the most accurate and equilibrated video on the campaign in Greece I have ever seen

    ilGaddoRossoilGaddoRosso5 saatler önce
  • Maybe people need to realize that Italy started being irrelevant right after the antiquity period lmao

    CosyBibiCosyBibi14 saatler önce
  • Italy failed because they were in economic ruin

    Lachlan BainLachlan Bain19 saatler önce
  • Brotherhood, liberty, retaliation 🇬🇷

    ChillakoC92ChillakoC92Gün önce
  • So Sparta did live on after all

    wisam111wisam111Gün önce
  • Your production is really great! All the animations and animated graphs were a lovely additive to your relaxing voice uwu

    MurderIs4rtMurderIs4rtGün önce
  • Invade Greece now, for the Italy...

    KazavopKazavopGün önce
  • That's not an arm chair

    Brad PenmanBrad PenmanGün önce
  • “I will invade Greece!” Someone who cannot

    Rick FredrickRick FredrickGün önce
  • The italian invasion of greece in a nutshell. trvision.net/detail/video-W12BO9zJboY.html

    Spencer MosleySpencer MosleyGün önce
  • Italy: "Yeah, let's start our invasion in the middle of winter, *what could possibly go wrong?!"*

    Hermann FegeleinHermann Fegelein2 gün önce
  • So in short, they were like the French. It wasn’t the soldiers that were flawed, it was the incompetence of their leaders.

    Paul GibsonPaul Gibson2 gün önce
  • A great-uncle of mine fought in the war against Italy. At one point his whole squad was KIA, so he exited his cover to surrender since he had no other options, and the Italian squad instead surrendered to him. He even got a decoration for the Italian POWs he got.

    GyrosmeisterGyrosmeister2 gün önce
  • When winter is involved, you know you've failed.

    Fionist 'Fionist '2 gün önce
  • Call to arms, banners fly in the wind! FOR THE GLORY OF HELLAS!

    Aimless SavantAimless Savant2 gün önce
  • 🇮🇹🇬🇷❤️❤️❤️

    Nousseiba HaloauneNousseiba Haloaune2 gün önce
  • Ancient Romans: Mamaged to do a successful logistical supply line Italian Descendents: Somehow botched up the BASIC aspect of warfare.

    Mercenary GundamMercenary Gundam2 gün önce
  • "I'm going to take Greece." -Someone who can't take Greece

    SuperfieldSuperfield2 gün önce
  • Italy *fails terribly at invading greece* Me: Ever heard of an economy mussolini?!

    ElitelyElitely2 gün önce
  • Papagos: "Prime Minister, the Italians outnumber us 10 to 1!" Metaxas: "Then it is an even fight."

    NalydiousNalydious3 gün önce
  • Greece Soldiers are simply built different they had the moral and spirit to defend their

    zx ndzx nd3 gün önce
  • I literally searched up this video because of a meme

    yonda bigmanyonda bigman3 gün önce
  • The Italian infantry man just had very few ressources to use. Nothing worked as it should. Poor dudes.

    OgerPinataOgerPinata3 gün önce
  • This reminds me a lot of the winter war.

    Unfunnny MemeUnfunnny Meme3 gün önce
  • Italy: This is an invasion Greece: *THIS IS SPARTA*

    Nuzlocke ComicsNuzlocke Comics4 gün önce
  • Italy sucks in wars

    Greg ZWKGreg ZWK4 gün önce
  • The fact the Italians had bags under their eyes, great detail mate.

    Josh K.Josh K.4 gün önce
  • if greece had enough supplies Italy will get beaten soo hard that germany would kick it out of the axis

    MikeaniumMikeanium5 gün önce
  • Germany: Could you stop fucking up for *5 seconds* ?! Mussolini: No

    KhobotovKhobotov6 gün önce
  • Your close to 1 million subs👏😎

    Justin HJustin H6 gün önce
  • mountains

    CrunchyNorbertCrunchyNorbert6 gün önce
  • trvision.net/nameof-shorts9BugznGj6bU

    Jon SullivanJon Sullivan7 gün önce
  • Karma from the Roman Empire conquering the Ancient Greeks, duh.

    Dragon Of SpartaDragon Of Sparta7 gün önce
  • Oh Mate!!!! Cameraman also died at @5:51. Griffin why did your animation guy kill the cameraman ??

    Vezi KerzoyayevVezi Kerzoyayev7 gün önce
  • The Italians were great at building things, and had a great fashion sense, but should of left the fighting to others.

    paul meahanpaul meahan7 gün önce
  • This is what hoi4 as Italy I could clap greece in 3 months

    Margarine YEETnessMargarine YEETness7 gün önce
  • The yougner brother asked for help from his older brother because he was losing to a smaller but rather smarter kid.

    z1dz1d8 gün önce
  • No mention of the ANZACs who literally saved Greece? Nahh.. The ANZACs don't get any credit for saving Greece, France, Papa New Guinea and East Africa..

    Bradley GravesBradley Graves8 gün önce
    • They got a prime place of mention in the Battle of Crete video.

      TheIcelandicGeekTheIcelandicGeek7 gün önce
  • Fun fact: The posters in 8:34 were actual real life posters used for propaganda, especially the middle one.

    Giiit guuudGiiit guuud8 gün önce
  • Romans who captured Greece 2000 years ago looking at the failed invasion: Pathetic

    ChakrabortyChakraborty9 gün önce
  • Answer: Plot Armor

    Doctor FateDoctor Fate9 gün önce
  • Cool Animation of Modern Greek Soldier with Hoplite Cryo Armour (Linothorax) This video reminds me the movie of Nicholas Cage: The Mandoline of Captain Corelli

    Saguntum-Iberian-Greek KonstantinopoliSaguntum-Iberian-Greek Konstantinopoli10 gün önce
  • What is the thinnest book ever? Italian warheroes

    Citrus VampireCitrus Vampire10 gün önce
  • Britain's brave allies in Greece 🇬🇧🇬🇷

    The_red_ barronThe_red_ barron10 gün önce
  • Invade Greece now 4 the Italy!!

    hamza ghoulhamza ghoul10 gün önce
  • cause they were italy in ww2 smh, such an easy awnser

    Paint HDPaint HD10 gün önce
  • Italy is the pig of the axis nations

    Jun LyuJun Lyu11 gün önce
  • This shows that Spartans are stronger than Romans. (Don't take this serious)

    Jurgen Akulli 9A Maria ParkskolanJurgen Akulli 9A Maria Parkskolan11 gün önce
  • I went to albaina before

    Artur ElezajArtur Elezaj11 gün önce
  • Italy did not do too bad in the war at all. They chose the most difficult route over the Alps to invade France, and they did manage to break the French defense lines in about three days. They chose to invade Greece from Albania, again, through a mountainous terrain, with about 150.000 soldiers in total, but the Greek army called in reinforcements and soon grew to about 300.000. It was a miracle the Italians were able to hold the line after the Greek push in Albania. Greece was far from a week country, the Germans had many problems penetrating the Metaxas line, and were only able to enter Greece from (North) Macedonia, after Yugoslavia collapsed. Lastly, in Egypt, Italy's goal was not to take Egypt, but to put some pressure on Britain, which was fighting the Germans in the Battle of Britain at that time. They did not count on Britain to counterattack at all. They were expecting for Britain to immediately sue for a separate peace treaty with Italy. Italy would be able to get large amounts of land in North Africa (probably Tunisia), if that worked out. That's why the Italian force was basically a huge infantry regiment, without much naval, artillery, or air support. Despite what you were told, Italy was a powerhouse at the start of the war, if Mussolini was a smarter man, keeping his distance from Germany, not entering the war, Italy could have come out of the war a rich country.

    IndependentThoughtIndependentThought11 gün önce
  • We are Greeks, it's logical to win battles that might be seemingly impossible. We may not have enough power, but we are strong both physically and mentally and we never give up.

    George K.George K.12 gün önce
  • you know what I'm happy Greece made it because I live in Greece and I'm really happy even though I'm from Georgia :C yeah

    TSETSILIA DONADZETSETSILIA DONADZE12 gün önce
  • Am Ethiopian and we defeated italy twice Mostly by there own our Emperor Menelik l was being supply italy weapons before the last emperor they used to supply him guns but war happened when they tryed to fool menelik with treaty that make Ethiopia a colony of italy our BLACK LIONS defeated italy EMPEROR MENELIK joked at Italian by saying How can someone make the music instrument of death and give it away?😂

    Yo niYo ni12 gün önce
  • It’s not an Italian tank it’s a surprise malfunction

    Ian HulseyIan Hulsey13 gün önce
  • Italian and German fascist with Albanian chams makes so terrible Crime's in Greece Epirus state 1942

    Grave Digger 72Grave Digger 7214 gün önce
  • Does anybody know if Stalin/USSR supported the communist resistance in Greece from the beginning?

    Magnus NygaardMagnus Nygaard14 gün önce
  • Noone: Italy: LETS FAIL AGAINST AN NEUTRAL FIELD!

    LOS_ TronixLOS_ Tronix14 gün önce
  • That must have been embarrassing for Italy lol

    GamerGamer15 gün önce
  • They did not.

    Rino BellissimoRino Bellissimo15 gün önce
  • Among the great misconceptions of modern times is the assumption that Benito Mussolini was Hitler's junior partner, who made no significant contributions to the Second World War. That conclusion originated with Allied propagandists determined to boost Anglo-American morale, while undermining Axis cooperation. The Duce's failings, real or imagined, were inflated and ridiculed; his successes pointedly demeaned or ignored. Italy's bungling navy, ineffectual army - as cowardly as it was ill-equipped - and air force of antiquated biplanes were handily dealt with by the Western Allies. So effective was this disinformation campaign that it became post-war history, and is still generally taken for granted even by otherwise well-informed scholars and students of World War Two. But a closer examination of recently disclosed, and often neglected, original source materials presents an entirely different picture. They shine new light, for example, on Italy's submarine service, the world's greatest in terms of tonnage, its boats sinking nearly three-quarters of a million tons of Allied shipping in three years' time. During a single operation, Italian 'human torpedoes' sank the battleships HMS Valiant and Queen Elizabeth, plus an eight-thousand-ton tanker, at their home anchorage in Alexandria, Egypt. By mid-1942, Mussolini's navy had fought its way back from crushing defeats to become the dominant power in the Mediterranean Sea. Contrary to popular belief, his Fiat biplanes gave as good as they got in the Battle of Britain, and their monoplane replacements, such as the Macchi Greyhound, were state-of-the-art interceptors superior to the American Mustang. Savoia-Marchetti Sparrowhawk bombers accounted for seventy-two Allied warships and one hundred-ninety-six freighters before the Bagdolio armistice in 1943. On 7 June 1942, infantry of the Italian X Corps saved Rommel's XV Brigade near Gazala, in North Africa, from otherwise certain annihilation, while horse-soldiers of the Third Cavalry Division Amedeo Duca d'Aosta defeated Soviet forces on the Don River before Stalingrad the following August in history's last cavalry charge. Frank Joseph, Mussolini’s War, Fascists Italy’s Military Struggles from Africa and Western Europe to the Mediterranean and Soviet Union 1935 - 1945.

    Rino BellissimoRino Bellissimo15 gün önce
  • *CALL TO ARMS BANNERS FLY IN THE WIND*

    Mićko LovMićko Lov16 gün önce
  • Greece is the only country which celebrates the beginning of war at 28 of October 1940 and not the end of the war like the other countries do because of the great victory achieved in Pindus mountains and the unconditional courage and decisiveness Greek army had showed while going to the front . It was a celebration in Greece when Italy declared war against Greece and men rushed massively to join the army and go at the front to fight.

    persi vepersi ve16 gün önce
  • At dawn envoy arrives Morning of October 28th “No day” proven by deed Descendants of Sparta, Athens and Crete! Look north, ready to fight Enemies charge from the hills To arms! Facing defeat! There’s no surrender! There’s no retreat! Time after time Force their enemies back to the line Call to arms banners fly in the wind For the glory of Hellas Coat of arms reading “Freedom or death!” Blood of king Leonidas Air raid pounding the land Bombers are flying both day and night Endure six days of rain Dropped by invaders bomb raid in vain Strike hard, the tables have turned Drive them back over the hills At arms! Just like before Soldiers, civilians, Hellas at war By their own hand Forced the enemy out of their land Call to arms, banners fly in the wind For the glory of Hellas Coat of arms reading “Freedom or death!” Blood of king Leonidas Just like their ancestor's ages ago Fought in the face of defeat Those three hundred men Left a pride to uphold Freedom of death in effect Then, now again Blood of heroes saving their land Call to arms, banners fly in the wind For the glory of Hellas Coat of arms reading “Freedom or death!” Blood of king Leonidas Call to arms, banners fly in the wind For the glory of Hellas Coat of arms reading “Freedom or death!” Blood of king Leonidas

    Hartsock GamingHartsock Gaming17 gün önce
  • *invade greece now for the italy*

    Stall Machine 447Stall Machine 44718 gün önce
  • Everybody gangsta till the Tsipouro starts talking.

    Moto GuzziMoto Guzzi18 gün önce
  • I live in Karbitsa

    TheEnder GamerXTheEnder GamerX18 gün önce
  • I am from Greece

    TheEnder GamerXTheEnder GamerX18 gün önce
  • Thank you so much for your hard work man! my youtube Empire approves

    l Empirel Empire18 gün önce
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