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    The Armchair HistorianThe Armchair HistorianYıl önce
    • I like the way you attached some of the screams of the men in the opening scene from Saving Private Ryan (pardon my English)

      Αλεξανδρος ΠαπανικολαουΑλεξανδρος Παπανικολαου18 gün önce
    • I love your channel man

    • Wait how did you get the helmets?

      TT5 aylar önce
    • Please you must do a video now on the battle of Okinawa it’s only right

    • Marin3r p.s you never stood a chance... I’m a survivor of the MK ultra program...

      72marshflower1572marshflower15Yıl önce
  • Lets not forget the roughly 7,000 marines that gave their life saved roughly 24,000 airmen.

    JskiJski6 gün önce
  • We considered using gas . It was a pure military target. 28,000 casualties and most defenders dead anyway.

    SurfdocerSurfdocer6 gün önce
  • You got sponsored by the same sponsor that sponsored OverSimplified, too?

    Just an Average CommentorJust an Average Commentor7 gün önce
  • 6:38 i wonder what would happend if they invaded Japan☠

    Coolgamerguest_YTCoolgamerguest_YT7 gün önce
  • The main reason for attacking Iwo was to aid the B-29s attacking Japanese industrial factories. BUT, the factories were no longer in operation. The navy submarines and B-24s and B-25 operating out of China had destroyed the Japanese oil tankers, which eliminated the factories from operating. No oil, no factories, so the attack on Iwo was near useless. Since the bombing of the factories was useless, the US Airforce started a genocide bombing campaign against Japanese cites. Over one million Japanese old people, women, children and babies were burned to death in the fire bombings of the mostly wooden houses. The fire bombings of the Japanese civilian population was one of the great war crimes of WW2.

    ziggy 2shusziggy 2shus11 gün önce
    • That's not what genocide means...

      RedAUGRedAUG8 gün önce
  • What is with video put out a such a low volume that the dialog.becormes unintelligible . How do you produce a video and not even Quaity controls you conversation teak lever lacks. Love the show just haven’t to go

    Bruce ChamberlinBruce Chamberlin23 gün önce
  • My kids great grandpa lost his leg in this battle. My grandkids will need to see this. Thanks for all you do!

    Leeanne HicksLeeanne Hicks24 gün önce
  • I never get when Europeans talk about how they'd have won the war without us but never mention we had a theater almost entirely to ourselves.

    Cyrax OzzamotazCyrax Ozzamotaz25 gün önce
  • Cool

    Mr. SlipperMr. Slipper25 gün önce
  • My great father was protecting this island. He was a machine gunner and in his letter, it said that Iwo Jima was hell He was killed when a marine threw a grenade in his bunker

    R NR N29 gün önce
  • 27 Medals of Honor awarded in this battle. 22 Marines, 5 Sailors. A lot of them were kids. Just 18, 19, 20 yrs. old. War is Hell. Warriors never die.

    Find Your SilenceFind Your SilenceAylar önce
  • Japanese plans actually weren't supposed to be smart and actually weren't . the reason the Japanese didn't defend the beaches was because of the U.S. rocket ships . these ships were capable of destroying any defenses the Japanese laid on the beach including the Japanese bunkers witch every one thought were invincible . so they fell there defenses back out of range of these rocket ships , and this resulted in the us gaining a massive beachhead thus making the island easier to take.

    Alexander MainAlexander MainAylar önce
  • Without iwo jima the war in Europe wouldve been lost

    Ryan KingRyan KingAylar önce
  • My dad was there..

    Bill HuberBill HuberAylar önce
  • I like how “the armchair historian” has a chair with no arm rests.

    It’s Stop Motion BruhIt’s Stop Motion BruhAylar önce
  • This guy has the same name as a tiktok star Edit: I know this because I looked up Griffin Johnson

    Nate BNate BAylar önce
  • It would have been fitting to include the tragic fact that only half the flag raisers on Mt. Suribachi survived the battle. That's how brutal this fight was.

    REB4REB4Aylar önce
  • Is there a current Discord link somewhere? The one in the description says invalid. I would love to add the Armchair Historian server!!!

    Kenneth PicoKenneth PicoAylar önce
  • Iwo Jima: hey Captian the ground is talking Japanese Vietnam: hey Captian the trees are speaking vietnamese

    Starguy 1o1Starguy 1o1Aylar önce
  • ugh... it's the "Naval Construction Battalion also knowns as Seabees", not the otherway around.

    maxdecphoenixmaxdecphoenixAylar önce
  • Battle field 5 player : I was a veteran

    abdulrehman khalidabdulrehman khalidAylar önce
  • I loved this systematic explanation of the battle in Iwo Jima. As a Marine myself and having stood on those black sands I can say that it is really sobering to know all the lives lost on that tiny place.

    Gold CrusaderGold CrusaderAylar önce
  • My great grandad was a Sea-Bee, and fought in the Island hopping campaign. Funny thing about him was that he worked on the USS Arizona but was dropped off in California on it's last stop before it's fatal voyage

    Shovely JoeShovely JoeAylar önce
  • A carnage.

    A AlbA AlbAylar önce
  • Crazy Fact: Two Imperial Japanese Navy machine gunners would not surrender on Iwo Jima until January 6, 1949. Around four years after the battle had ended.

    Darth KarnageDarth KarnageAylar önce
  • 7:20

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  • 6:24

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  • 1:44 6:14

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  • For John Basilone! A hero at Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima

    Vatsal DoshiVatsal DoshiAylar önce
  • I just want you to know I'm a huge fan of free and creative education and will totally watch it in your videos but the youtube ads suck cock. You should make a animated history video on the creation of the internet and when it became a corporation bitch.

    Treston ColemanTreston ColemanAylar önce
  • And thats why we do firewatch nowdays lol

    Ian FelicianoIan Feliciano2 aylar önce
  • The importance of Iwo Jima was to provide an emergency landing field for returning, damaged B-29s, and as a staging point for the invasion of main land Japan.

    Bubba22ableBubba22able2 aylar önce
  • Did we won the war?

    Emilio PlaysEmilio Plays2 aylar önce
  • I’ve wanted to say this for so long Hi griffin Johnson the armchair historian, I’m dad

    theCyberAppletheCyberApple2 aylar önce
  • The japanese only did the banzai charge when all men had no more ammunition. Plus the rifles they used were accurate to shot but it stood no chance against the American standard weapons when they were close range to mid range. Our navy pop shots from the ocean and airforce from the skies to soften up the enemy defenses. Good strategy but the japanese commander already knew this was the American strategy throughout the pacific islands invasion success. So he build those tunnels and defenses and improved where all the other japanese commanders have failed in the pacific islands. So many people died on a tiny island. Thousands of men just shooting at each other. I can't imagine that. God bless their souls

    Marvin MartinezMarvin Martinez2 aylar önce
  • America,s greatest victorious compared to eastern front is kindergarten

    cristiano Ronaldocristiano Ronaldo2 aylar önce
  • Does he talk about John Basilone the only Canadian to most likely fight on Iwo Jima

    Beast545 XboxBeast545 Xbox2 aylar önce
  • Can you make one about Yarmuk battle?

    Joe KDJoe KD2 aylar önce
  • Who else is watching this on they way to school

    Mark RaysonMark Rayson2 aylar önce
  • Amazing story! I didnt know 1/3 of marine losses of the war take place in this battle!

    Augusto VAugusto V2 aylar önce
  • Enjoyed slaying people here with Steve #BFV

    Mr ScratchMr Scratch2 aylar önce
  • The reason why Japan lost in WWII? They can infiltrate American lines without being noticed only to shout "BANZAI" throwing themselves to the heavy firepower of the Americans 😂

    nah ko ra tannah ko ra tan2 aylar önce
  • Gramdpa didnt talk much about iwo jima mom said he lost all his friends that guy was tough!

    Ryan BelisleRyan Belisle2 aylar önce
  • Of course not the year but the day

    Mississippi State FanMississippi State Fan2 aylar önce
  • I was born on the day when the flag on mount serabachi was raised

    Mississippi State FanMississippi State Fan2 aylar önce
  • Shout out to Nord VPN - keeping us safe. Was island hoping getting tougher the closer we got to the mainland - Okanowa among the worst.

    Great Horned OwlGreat Horned Owl2 aylar önce
  • Rest In Peace to John Basilone MOH recipient who went back to finish the fight

    Drag0nDrag0n2 aylar önce
  • 5:50 so wait your trying to tell me that the Navy Sea bees have been around since World War Two?!

    Eito NaraokaEito Naraoka3 aylar önce
  • There was only 1 hundred crafts

    Nathan H.Nathan H.3 aylar önce
  • Anyone think that if the Japanese didn’t use bonzai charges, they would’ve done better?

    Jake RamosJake Ramos3 aylar önce
  • Man, Banzai charge seems like a really effective way to get all of your troops killed while also inflicting light dmg. Whoever came up with it is truely genius.

    GistenGisten3 aylar önce
  • How do you get the United States to declare war on a country and ultimately curb stomp them into next generation? You sink one or two of their ships.

    Ag HouserAg Houser3 aylar önce
  • 9:47 rising storm lol

    Christopher RoaChristopher Roa3 aylar önce
  • This battle alone had more casualties than D-Day

    SleepLessSleepLess3 aylar önce
  • 21k on that island. CRAZY!

    SleepLessSleepLess3 aylar önce
  • True

    Franek PyrytFranek Pyryt3 aylar önce
  • True

    Franek PyrytFranek Pyryt3 aylar önce
  • What did historians think of the movie Flags of our fathers

    pasiden b6pasiden b63 aylar önce
  • US after the war: well, guerrilla tactics and tunnels almost ruined my plan, but it will never happen again! North Vietnam, 2 decades later : did somebody said tunnels? Afghanistan: hey, can I copy your homework, man?

    Julio Víctor Manuel Schaeffer ManriqueJulio Víctor Manuel Schaeffer Manrique3 aylar önce
  • More like long die the emperor

    thundered sunthundered sun3 aylar önce
  • me wondering how his voice change throughout the video:┬─┬ノ( º _ ºノ)

    thundered sunthundered sun3 aylar önce
  • Nice video. One thing you left out that I thought you should have mentioned. Was that Iwo Jima saw the longest round the clock carrier ops of the war. 174 hours of attacks on enemy airfields and shipping by USS Enterprise supported the marines with air support from February 23-March 2. Only to be interrupted by bad weather. The next day operations resumed till March 9 when the USAAF arrived and started using the captured airfields.

    Patrick DonnolleyPatrick Donnolley3 aylar önce
  • 8821 american soldiers ware killed at the battle

    Ludwig GustafssonLudwig Gustafsson3 aylar önce
  • I can just imagine Stalin sending a telegram to F.D.R. saying “plz help us we’re gonna die” and then F.D.R replies saying “it’s okay, we’ve got Iwo Jima, we’re driving past the Urals we’ll be there in 6 months.”

    Panzer Of The LakePanzer Of The Lake3 aylar önce
    • FDR: "Also we have Papa New Guinea, don't worry Stalin we got you"

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  • It's about Bangladesh's economic miracle, do check

    The vivid bookmarkThe vivid bookmark3 aylar önce
  • *bang bang pew pew pew* oh noes ahhhhh

    Julyon Jdei IboJulyon Jdei Ibo4 aylar önce
  • What a liar his chair doesn’t have arms

    Deez nuts 69Deez nuts 694 aylar önce
  • We call this island IWOTOU not IWOJIMA in JAPAN.

    とみづかひできとみづかひでき4 aylar önce
  • Sounds like Kuribayashi had the Kobayashi Maru.

    D SullivanD Sullivan4 aylar önce
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