Life of a Soldier Storming Normandy: Benjamin Alvarado | War Stories

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  • Thanks for watching guys! Our Patreon: www.patreon.com/armchairhistory Paratroopers on D-Day: trvision.net/detail/video-5X0yfIrd0sg.html Griff

    The Armchair HistorianThe Armchair Historian2 yıl önce
    • Terrific video, illustrations, and narration. Great stuff!

      Jumpin JoeJumpin Joe2 yıl önce
    • How do you research for the videos?

      Grover ColeGrover Cole2 yıl önce
  • Pshhhh, you americans think you had it hard at Normandy at least u had automated landing craft Fricken ANZACs were in row boats at Gallipoli

    Luca PicchioLuca Picchio12 gün önce
  • My Uncle was shot down flying a C47, his last mission. He didn't make it. His co-pilot looked all of 16 yrs. old.

    David AlexoffDavid Alexoff14 gün önce
  • i had memorized the speech in his 1940's type accent for my talent show day for the historical speech day plus i study in class 6 and i'm a history(ww2),maths and science buff. P.S the speech was incomplete.

    legal raylegal ray3 aylar önce
  • Please do more of these

    Raymond GarciaRaymond Garcia5 aylar önce
  • Seen

    ElveheimElveheim7 aylar önce
  • This video was an interesting insight into the life of a soldier at Normandy. Nice job guy.

    Broken BridgeBroken Bridge9 aylar önce
  • Slow down

    Joe BaggettJoe Baggett11 aylar önce
  • Take a breath... Told too fast-paced.

    Southern HunterSouthern Hunter11 aylar önce
  • can you make indonesia independence war

    captain abicaptain abi11 aylar önce
  • When you realise that "Holding my M1 high" could range between a rifle, a machinegun, submachinegun, pistol, bazooka, carbine or even a mortar

    PimentaPimentaYıl önce
    • Yep. I thought he said M1 Garand, M1A1 Thompson or M1 machine gun.

      c0ya1c0ya1Yıl önce
  • Nice vid!

    Clarence DavisClarence DavisYıl önce
  • It's time to take the fight to Hitler

    redshot 88redshot 88Yıl önce
  • It seems like everyone’s great grandfather was in d-day in this comment section

    Dmytro KalsaDmytro KalsaYıl önce
  • Believe it or not but my ship date to basic is on dday

    Lucas TurnerLucas TurnerYıl önce
  • Such a binge worthy channel

    A kamehameha manA kamehameha manYıl önce
  • I have made a playlist of The Armchair Historian War Stories Videos.

    Thomas 20042282Thomas 20042282Yıl önce
  • What were the Nazi's shouting when surrendering?

    Ben TarrBen TarrYıl önce
    • Germans: HANZ LETS CURSE THE AMERICANS THEY WON’T UNDERSTAND US WHILE PUTTING OUR HANDS IN THE AIR SO THEY THINK WE ARE SURRENDERING! American soldier who understand german: On mi wa mo shindarui Germans: NANI!?!

      Generic HOI4 GeneralGeneric HOI4 GeneralYıl önce
  • Need more of these style vids! This was intense!

    Captain KMFDCaptain KMFDYıl önce
  • My great grandpa fought on Omaha he was in the 4th infantry he survived fighting in the liberation of Paris and the battle of the bulge he is my hero and this video taught me why my grandpa would never talk about the war

    potato_sniper00potato_sniper00Yıl önce
  • You used audio from saving private ryan

    Aiden The History ReporterAiden The History ReporterYıl önce
  • June 6 is my birthday 😦

    jonathan lopez DRose1jonathan lopez DRose1Yıl önce
  • My great grandfather parachuted on d day with the 82 airborne

    Gary StadlerGary StadlerYıl önce
  • It has very little significance in the outcome of the war compared to the war between the Soviet Union and the bulk of the Nazi army (85% of it).

    skotiskillerskotiskillerYıl önce
  • Sound effects are cheesy and make it hard to hear the narration

    DropShockTroopr03DropShockTroopr03Yıl önce
  • Not the greatest story, guy lays down until it's over. Great video style, but of all the sacrifice and action at Omaha, strange story to highlight.

    Tapes Ma LadTapes Ma LadYıl önce
  • Countless time I’ve seen or read about D-Day and it still sends chills down my spine. The fact that those men faced death wherever they step on, run to, or took cover in shocks me. Also the men defending the beaches would not be able to grasp the amount of force that is in front of them. Salute to all those who served.

    Jet Black StormJet Black StormYıl önce
  • Great Video^^ but pls, make sure you write in the good way the cities's names ( Saint-Lo= Saint-Lô and Le Harve = Le Havre ) :p

    lucgonzolucgonzo2 yıl önce
  • Just discovered your channel and it's really high quality and well made. Only thing that disappointed me was that I'm running out of videos to watch!! Keep them coming.

    Jorge OrtegaJorge Ortega2 yıl önce
  • they protecc they attacc But most importantly... they bacc

    DexterDexter2 yıl önce
  • The turning point was much sooner, was as Paul’s army surrendered to the user at Stalingrad in 42.

    VTK1430VTK14302 yıl önce
  • I'm reading D-Day Through German Eyes right now. Best damn combat book I've ever read in my 42 years. Interesting getting multiple perspectives on the same event.

    Bob JonesBob Jones2 yıl önce
  • We get in a lot of wars because people keep destroying our ships

    Syrus PichSyrus Pich2 yıl önce
  • Did you use sound effects from Saving Private Ryan ay the part where they actually hit the beaches?

    Awkward DoggoAwkward Doggo2 yıl önce
  • we had people running into gun fire to save liberty amd freedom, now we have people offended if i call them a boy instead of non binary

    lil tech-9lil tech-92 yıl önce
  • Life *at* D-Day not during. If it was during, then most people around the world wouldn't have known about it.

    Cognetus MelieniusCognetus Melienius2 yıl önce
  • Second time hearing that from Eisenhower

    Logan BowenLogan Bowen2 yıl önce
  • The dislikes are the nazis

    RileyRiley2 yıl önce
  • I like the idea of normandy being the beginning of the fall, but I think it undervalues the soviet effort. To put it simply, the spearhead on the western front was basicly killstealing all the Germans from the Soviet, who fought the real war.

    lciclelcicle2 yıl önce
    • A kill steal? You speak as if Stalin didn't actively request for a second front in the West.

      American AtlasAmerican Atlas2 yıl önce
  • Absolutely great video!

    Gi DiGi Di2 yıl önce
  • We are so soft compared to these men

    Snack WrapSnack Wrap2 yıl önce
  • Most of the men storming that beach were younger than me, and I'm only 25. Think about that.

    The Night WatcherThe Night Watcher2 yıl önce
  • No mentioning of the double D day

    artoru vidal2artoru vidal22 yıl önce
  • My Great Grandfather was in the second wave at Omaha, also easy red sector. He was a BAR gunner and also fought in the Battle of the Ardennes. He was wounded by tank shelling there and spent the rest of the war hospitalized in France.

    memesarewildmemesarewild2 yıl önce
  • Jeez man, can you even imagine what that was like.

    Lorenzo broLorenzo bro2 yıl önce
  • My great grandfather Jack Cuhn was an army ranger during the d day landings.

    Tyler P.Tyler P.2 yıl önce
  • America loves to pretend as if D-Day was the game changer that won the war and glorifies it to infinity. Hitler had 90% of his entire army in the eastern front in Russia. The Russians lost 40 million people while the Americans lost roughly 500,000. Not taking credit away from the bravery and sacrifice of these marines in Omaha, but Russia won this war. Us “Allies” simply contributed in a minor capacity - and yes I believe minor to be an appropriate word relative to the misery and death the Russians endured ON THEIR OWN SOIL. I’m not Russian, I live in the US. But I grew tired throughout my years in school and after of hearing the U.S falsely claim glory and credit for saving the world and being the decisive catalyst that won the war and saved the world from the “nazi threat” when all they did was contribute on a minor capacity in relation to the degree and scale of the Eastern front. Germany had 25 or so divisions, DIVISIONS, in the western front. They had maybe 5 in the western front. It’s a joke.

    nsnz33nsnz332 yıl önce
  • My dad landed on Juno beach.

    James BodnarchukJames Bodnarchuk2 yıl önce
  • I'm sorry none of these guys were gender fluid or asexual. I don't respect them

    Callum TannerCallum Tanner2 yıl önce
  • Life of a soldier on D-day: probably not very long.

    Chase LegomanChase Legoman2 yıl önce
  • My father was wounded on Omaha beach. He was in the 16 th Infantry Regiment 1st Infantry Division.

    John MorrisJohn Morris2 yıl önce
  • Could you do the same from the perspective of a german soldier?

    Lord KonzillaLord Konzilla2 yıl önce
  • I feel sorry for both sides.. If they saw how the world looks like today, they would fight side by side

    Ivan CuricIvan Curic2 yıl önce
  • probably short

    Das HololoDas Hololo2 yıl önce
  • Honor to ALL the soldiers who fought and died during these terrible days ! RIP.!

    Michel FradinMichel Fradin2 yıl önce
  • Please can you make a video about life in Japan during ww2 pls your videos are astounding

    Leo 23Leo 232 yıl önce
  • you should do the life of a Choco at Kokoda or a Rat of Tobruk

    NiceNice2 yıl önce
  • The worst part is that most of the East battalions stationed there where once enemies of the third reich.

    Cryptosporidium 137Cryptosporidium 1372 yıl önce
  • I was born not knowing young frightened men were fighting for there lives for me . I was born not know men were killing for me stopping evil from reaching my crib and harming my family . I was born not knowing good men left for War to protect me and came home ravaged physically and mentally . When I was Born I didn't know Mothers , Fathers , Wifes or Children were receiving letters that dropped them to there knees with grief . But now that I'm older and know these things nothing not even the threat of injury or death would stop me from looking up at are Flag so many have paid the ultimate price hand over my grateful heart standing tall for our American National Anthem of this great Country .

    Taintickler MonkeyStabberTaintickler MonkeyStabber2 yıl önce
  • Their thrust (insert Lenny face)

    ÖöFÖöF2 yıl önce
  • sound effects too high in volume

    Jessen GithuiJessen Githui2 yıl önce
  • I’m never the nit picking type, I just wanted to point out that the illustration said camp Fann while I presume the actual name was Camp Fannin after the ‘hero’ of the Texas revolution and I wonder if anyone else noticed. Love your videos, thanks.

    Eliot BoveeEliot Bovee2 yıl önce
  • It ain't a historical mistake call germans when they were 'nazis' who held most of the so called 'germans' at gunpoint?

    Silva Dos SantosSilva Dos Santos2 yıl önce
  • My grandfather was a medic during the normandy invasion.Probably the most tough grandad i will ever have.

    Devin MossDevin Moss2 yıl önce
  • Coxswain is pronounced like "cox-in", no W sound :)

    jordan parkjordan park2 yıl önce
  • Awesome video!!

    Thehamstersgiude2uThehamstersgiude2u2 yıl önce
  • "Embark on a great Crusade" *insert Deus Vult/Crusade meme here*

    Painted SmilePainted Smile2 yıl önce
  • The special snowflakes of today would have an aneurysm followed by a heart attack if you called them a bad name on twitter.

    ShyhaluShyhalu2 yıl önce
  • Axis, rest in hell!

    Geovani MachadoGeovani Machado2 yıl önce
  • Cod2 dday

    Thomas SmithThomas Smith2 yıl önce
Life of a Soldier Storming Normandy: Benjamin Alvarado | War Stories