North African Campaign 1941 | Animated History

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  • We are excited to be able to offer you a 30-day free trial with Scribd! Use this link to start: "Rommel, you magnificent bastard, I read your book!" Now you can too! :) Sorry about the narration in this one guys, I'll be working on improving the recording quality in future videos. Also, my recording studio is being moved to a different part of the house so I had to animate the intro & conclusion. I think I'm going to try animating intro's and conclusions in future videos, but only if I can get the mouth to move.

    The Armchair HistorianThe Armchair Historian2 yıl önce
    • Why couldn't rommel be resupplied from Bengahzi?

      Marin AnguishMarin Anguish10 aylar önce
    • Rich Taylor the Americans got slaughtered by Rommel at Kasserine.

      B WhitB WhitYıl önce
    • The Armchair Historian CAN u make a video about Enrich Von Meinstein or Heinz Guderein.Any Top notch Wehrmacht generals/field marshals.

      Kaung Myat HanKaung Myat HanYıl önce
    • What if, all the British troops were trained in Australia? A 5 year training makes for 20 year experience considering how everything will try to kill you Ps: I have no knowledge on what am I saying, but Im rather riding the wave that is "Austria is a deadly country"

      Emir Diego MontesEmir Diego MontesYıl önce
    • Did the British put the captured Italian tanks to work against the Germans?

      Bored FartlessBored FartlessYıl önce
  • Shouldn't have awakened the US lol.

    Burberry CrossBurberry CrossAylar önce
  • Unfortunately nobody talk about the battle of Bir el Gobi. 2000 Italians “Mussolini boys” pushed back 10.000 British and 100 tanks saving the ass of rommel during operation crusader

    Andrea UcchedduAndrea Uccheddu2 aylar önce
  • Why did the nazis even want North Africa ?

    Fighting ulster ManFighting ulster Man3 aylar önce
  • 10:15 love that random transition

    lavo 3108lavo 31083 aylar önce
  • Can you name a decent Italian general?

    MysteriousAdminMysteriousAdmin3 aylar önce
  • Why couldn't Rommel be supplied from Benghazi ?

    Paul CoolPaul Cool4 aylar önce
  • you should do an episode on the east africa and middle east campaign (anglo iraqi war, syria campaign and Soviet-British invasion of iraq

    Adam DanbergAdam Danberg4 aylar önce
  • Italy and germany VS rest of the world...

    Valerio LoscialeValerio Losciale6 aylar önce
  • Excellent video, thanks

    Ahmed KanuniAhmed Kanuni6 aylar önce
  • Did anyone else notice the subtle Operation Torch reference when taking about the Americans entering the war near the end of the vid?

    Logan KevittLogan Kevitt6 aylar önce
  • Did you really just pronounce Archibald as Arkibald lmao

    LordWellington15LordWellington156 aylar önce
  • yeah the only problem with battlefield v was those god damn Tigers in Libya in 1941

    Ahmed MohammedAhmed Mohammed6 aylar önce
  • 7:23 Tchad, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Center africa is French (free) !! Not british !

    J'aime mon PaysJ'aime mon Pays9 aylar önce
  • Nice video. Very informative. Nice job guy.

    Broken BridgeBroken Bridge9 aylar önce
  • Rubah gurun

    cholid bachricholid bachri9 aylar önce
  • 5:50 can someone for the love of Christ tell me what's the name of that soundtrack ? All the videos on youtube that uses it don't have its name on the description ... I've been looking for it for almost an year

    yαтѕυғυѕαyαтѕυғυѕα9 aylar önce
    • @Galaxy GamingYT cheers

      yαтѕυғυѕαyαтѕυғυѕα4 aylar önce
    • I got you it’s called video game soldiers by twin musicom

      Galaxy GamingYTGalaxy GamingYT4 aylar önce
  • You forgot to mention that Rommel told his troops they captured Moscow in order to boost morale.

    Flaka FazliuFlaka Fazliu10 aylar önce
  • Sure is a lot of cissies getting upset by misgendering here today

    Leonora EkaterinaLeonora Ekaterina10 aylar önce
  • Can you please make one on fall of singapore

    Agastya dev SharmaAgastya dev Sharma10 aylar önce
  • penis

    depression kid0depression kid010 aylar önce
  • 7:35 Reminds me of the 1996 version of Panzer General.

    SinkHollyWoodSinkHollyWood11 aylar önce
  • I don't see how Rommel's reputation can be sanitized. While he fought in the wrong side of history and worked with the some of the most evil people in history, he was a man with good morals, honor as a soldier and arguably, a tactical genius. I think his reputation shouldn't be muddied or treated with ignorance.

    chaosXpertchaosXpert11 aylar önce
  • I see how your title this

    F14 tomcat AF14 tomcat A11 aylar önce
  • Armchair Historian: So here’s a stick figure one of my writers drew Me: *such detail, so intricate, THIS SHOULD GO INTO THE LOUVRE*

    SgtAttacker 1701SgtAttacker 1701Yıl önce
  • Why do you say no tigers were used in Africa? The only running tiger to this day was captured by the British in africa

    Jordan ReuterJordan ReuterYıl önce
  • Anyone else in MN wishing axis had put up a better fight so that we didn't have to endure Somalians sucking from Sam's tit while refusing to integrate or am I just high and feeling sorry for myself after getting a woman grabbed by the neck forcefully just because I held the door open for her?

    risky faprisky fapYıl önce
  • Her Majesty’s forces? King George VI was King 1936 - 1952 ie throughout the war period; it should have been His Majesty’s forces! Another great production; thanks

    Elaine BlackhurstElaine BlackhurstYıl önce
  • 8:59

    gallegosgallegosYıl önce
  • Griffin, what were 'Her Majesty's' holdings in Egypt? The Last time I checked, HIS Majesty King George VI was King during the 1939-45 War.

    Jovan WeismillerJovan WeismillerYıl önce
  • You used "comprising" correctly. Damn.

    Dirk BastardreliefDirk BastardreliefYıl önce
  • You had me at "Arid desert air". Not. You didn't have me.

    Dirk BastardreliefDirk BastardreliefYıl önce
  • I only watch ww2 videos that are about the axis or the axis winning battles it's too sad to watch the allies win

    DylanDylanYıl önce
  • Germany woulda been better off goin it alone. They basically had to fight their war and the wars of Italy when they borked it up.

    CMDRFandragonCMDRFandragonYıl önce
  • To the torch...

    ReDFootYReDFootYYıl önce
  • Mussolini: Damn it! We lost North Africa to the Allies! Churchill: Nothing can stop us now! Rommel: Hold my beer.

    Iron Dragon 1990Iron Dragon 1990Yıl önce
    • Churchill 8 months later: SYKE!

      EpicQuaksEpicQuaks3 aylar önce
  • K

    Marvel WidjayaMarvel WidjayaYıl önce
  • 10:10 nice drawing tho

    Randomboi PostingRandomboi PostingYıl önce
  • Comment number 666

    Sleez SleezSleez SleezYıl önce
  • Britain: defeats Italy in north africa Germany: send Rommel Rommel: waddup g yall miss me

    Joku vitun JuutalaineJoku vitun JuutalaineYıl önce
  • WW2 Episode 5: The Axis Strikes Back

    Thomas 20042282Thomas 20042282Yıl önce
  • The 88s were not anti tank guns. They were anti air craft guns used to take out tank. And again they were all British as they all had the same Queen and head of state. They just had separate divisions

    Francis GilbertFrancis GilbertYıl önce
  • 2:30 his majesty’s not her majesty’s, Britain had king George VI

    Back Of The GarageBack Of The GarageYıl önce
  • Axis: ok the supplies are coming tomorro- Royal Navy: *No*

    Some GuySome GuyYıl önce
    • Regia Marina: *well no but actually yes*

      TheCommentaryKingTheCommentaryKingYıl önce
  • Didn't the british notice that Germany was moving troops and tanks into Libya? Why wasn't the royal navy sinking German troop ships?

    Glen CheneyGlen CheneyYıl önce
    • Because the German transports were escorted by warships of the Italian Navy and planes from the Italian and German air forces, any attack would have been costly for the British, since in 1941 the Central Mediterranean was controlled by the Axis

      TheCommentaryKingTheCommentaryKingYıl önce
    • Glen Cheney It's not easy it took the whole royal navy 3 times to sink a single Bismarck!!😂

      sam tobisam tobiYıl önce
  • "Threatened to put Axis plans to the torch" Like Operation Torch amiright.

    AlphadropAlphadropYıl önce
  • 2:28 *his, in 1941 George VI was king

    D'avis ProductionsD'avis ProductionsYıl önce
  • *His* majesty's holdings

    Jesús NavarroJesús NavarroYıl önce
  • I like how australian troops are just wearing some shorts

    Warm Glass Of MilkWarm Glass Of MilkYıl önce
  • Dude it's pronounced sc ry b Ed your saying it like it has 2 bs

    lordodin92 dietryinglordodin92 dietryingYıl önce
  • "Put Axis Plans to the Torch" Nice use of foreshadowing.

    RC GunnerRC GunnerYıl önce
  • Battlefield 5 is riddled with historical inaccuracies, which makes me believe they did not do their research. It’s hard to advertise an “immersive WW2 experience” when it hurts to play it. I think it’s more about a liberal’s wet dream with women on the front lines to do away with some sort of fake social justice move

  • Oh Italy. Just give up...

    The SheriffThe SheriffYıl önce
  • I live in Germany and i have a Basketball Trainer named David Rommel. Could it be that Erwin Rommel is his ancestor?

    Slm DajinSlm DajinYıl önce
  • At 2:06 nice uniforms. But why are they wearing womens uniforms? The buttons are on the wrong side. As are the decorations.

    typograf62typograf62Yıl önce
  • ''Her'' Majesty's holdings? Dude... we had a King then... Also it wasn't feudal times... They weren't 'his holdings'

    HeofonfyrHeofonfyrYıl önce
  • ''Arkibald'' xD

    HeofonfyrHeofonfyrYıl önce
  • Make your videos louder I whatch them on my phone it's never loud enough

    Andrew PetersAndrew PetersYıl önce
  • I just realized the star wars easter eggs lol. Look in the titles

    Sweet TokoSweet TokoYıl önce
  • O'Connor literally played 3d fucking chess during the African Campaign

    1 21 2Yıl önce
  • My grandpa said that when he was a young boy he and his family would sit next to the radio and just listen to Rommels millitary campagin that was the only thing on at the time in turkey

    A. DenizA. DenizYıl önce
  • 1:09 Judge the man by what he's done, not on who "liked" him.

    S PS PYıl önce
  • I accidently killed her in battle. Got the fur bandit though

    justin lutzjustin lutzYıl önce
  • 2:27 his majesty not her. Queen didn't take over till 1952 :P

    Adam ST205Adam ST205Yıl önce
  • Just saying rommel was serving germany not hitler he personaly dident like hitler

    PrincePrinceYıl önce
  • I've been meaning to look up the war in africa for such a long time, thanks for making these! My great grandfather fought there on the artillary shown at 6:02 Can't imagine how hard it must have been fighting in a desert with so few supplies.

    AkavanaAkavanaYıl önce
  • U say it's no evidence rommel opposed the nazi party. But he was involved in the attempted murder of Hitler the father of the nazi party.

    greenghost2212greenghost2212Yıl önce
  • 2:25 - *His Majesty Holdings, at that time. Britain was ruled by the king

    Мiron VitushkaМiron VitushkaYıl önce
  • I hate to be 'that' guy but it should be "to defend HIS majesty's holdings there".

    Electric SheepElectric SheepYıl önce
  • Battlefield 5 say Tiger came africa for defense of tunisia ı think

    Tarık TürkhanTarık TürkhanYıl önce
North African Campaign 1941 | Animated History