Times Italy WAS Effective in WWII | Animated History

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Sources:
Armistice and Civil War -www.historynet.com/italy-a-nation-divided-1943-1945.htm
Raid on Alexandria - www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/military-obituaries/naval-obituaries/11814603/Emilio-Bianchi-human-torpedo-obituary.html
Commander Borghese - comandosupremo.com/junio-valerio-borghese/
The Manned Torpedoes - www.formulapassion.it/worldnews/cult/slc-il-maiale-odiato-da-winston-churchill-286723.html
El Alamein:
The Foxes of the Desert, Paul Carell, p. 279, Bantam Books, 1962
El Alamein: Desert Victory, John Strawson, p. 119, J M Dent & Sons Limited, 1981
Pendulum Of War: Three Battles at El Alamein, Niall Barr, p. 360, Random House, 2010
Iron Hulls, Iron Hearts: Mussolini's Elite Armoured Divisions in North Africa, Ian Walker, Crowood, 2012
trvision.net/detail/video-jfTXsO-Uviw.html
The Folgore:
www.ansa.it/english/news/politics/2014/10/31/el-alamein-lost-with-great-honour_a6aedfe0-da47-45c6-b8c9-07bd0d1c6203.html
books.google.co.uk/books?id=kTppDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT82&dq=folgore+el+alamein&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiUu9yn0cnjAhV8UBUIHfnnBA0Q6AEIPjAE#v=onepage&q=folgore%20el%20alamein&f=false
The CSIR - www.unirr.it/storia/c-s-i-r#faqnoanchor
Battle of Petrikowka - books.google.co.uk/books?id=_0jJBAAAQBAJ&pg=PA96&lpg=PA96&dq=battaglia+di+petrikovka&source=bl&ots=UlObUDF4uy&sig=ACfU3U1BbXYj7qUg5BfOydfZG4SB1z8q_Q&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjv2OeLqrjkAhVaQxUIHVViDVEQ6AEwEHoECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=battaglia%20di%20petrikovka&f=false
books.google.co.uk/books?id=snGwAAAAIAAJ&dq=Le+operazioni+delle+unit%C3%A0+italiane+al+fronte+russo&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=291
The Charge of the Savoia:
www.luciolami.com/libro_1970_isbuscenskij_l_ultima_carica.htm
antoniobassetti.altervista.org/carica-di-isbuscenskij/
The Charge at Keru :
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/military-obituaries/7866571/Amedeo-Guillet.html
www.ft.com/content/5586116c-8b8a-11df-ab4d-00144feab49a
Battle of Keren - comandosupremo.com/battle-of-keren/
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  • Get 70% off NordVPN! Only $3.45/mo, plus you get TWO additional months FREE at nordvpn.org/history Use codeword: history

    The Armchair HistorianThe Armchair HistorianYıl önce
    • this content create a lot of hate, would not be a surprise when armchair historian are getting demonetized or blocked, people can't handle this!!

      the Godfatherthe Godfather8 gün önce
    • *Yes, I would VERY MUCH like to hear more about additional Italian WWII victories and accomplishments; before, during and after their Axis relationship. Thank You!*

      Jeff di GiustoJeff di Giusto3 aylar önce
    • Can you do the French ? I think they are the most ridiculed nation of WW2 . ( with maybe the Italians )

      StormbringerStormbringer9 aylar önce
    • this should have been a ten-second video of a black background

      Soren AxelsonSoren AxelsonYıl önce
    • Do something about the Romanians please!

      eine Stadt voller Leicheneine Stadt voller LeichenYıl önce
  • In fact Italy was the most important ally to Germany.

    DatOnePandaBoiDatOnePandaBoi9 saatler önce
  • germany:help me italy! italy:🖕🏻

    Ashmaan Daniyal AzaharAshmaan Daniyal Azahar18 saatler önce
  • Uuh the story of Amadeo Guillet Is Great trust me

    LeonArdoLeonArdo2 gün önce
  • Help I mocked the italians and now there are angry men on horses trying to break into my house

    Angelos CharitosAngelos Charitos3 gün önce
  • ngl, this video was 13:33 minutes longer than i expected

    pedro nabaispedro nabais4 gün önce
    • Then it means your history knowledge was really low

      TheCommentaryKingTheCommentaryKing2 gün önce
  • The attack on Alexandria port led by Luigi Durand de la Penne is worth a full episode IMHO, amazing story.

    eugeniobbeugeniobb6 gün önce
  • Bad Leaders, Not many weapons, *_does a cavalry charge and wins._*

    Chicken NuggetsChicken Nuggets7 gün önce
  • Romania

    Buturca DavidButurca David9 gün önce
  • Imagine taking one wrong step in the Russian army

    FA_UribeFA_Uribe10 gün önce
  • Cazzo duro e pedalare. Fighting a war we didn't want as a people to fight for, without supplies and led by jerkasses... Bravery at least, foolishness as a minimum.. It would have been nice to reverse roles vs Western Allies and see if they would fight or surrender.... I still find unbelievable the fact that we didn't disbanded before...

    Non OmologatoNon Omologato11 gün önce
  • "Mein Führer, Italy has joined the war." "Send 2 divisions." "No, they joined our side." "... send 10 divisions to assist them."

    SweHumorSweHumor12 gün önce
    • Also Hitler: "let's fault everyone else for my failings"

      TheCommentaryKingTheCommentaryKing2 gün önce
  • It's heart warming to see all of theese good comments about italian people and italy, sadly, for the most part i dont think we deserve them

    Alberto PardiAlberto Pardi12 gün önce
  • The video could end at 0:01 Jk, I'm Italian

    RavolRavol12 gün önce
  • That title reads like drinking sand. "The Times Italy was Effective/Good During WWII".

    Robert McRobert Mc12 gün önce
    • History is not made of myths

      TheCommentaryKingTheCommentaryKing2 gün önce
  • italians were good but all their equipment and leadership sucked ass

    Grandma GertrudeGrandma Gertrude13 gün önce
  • If we had true commanders and a true industry we would have kicked many asses

    tunch90tunch9014 gün önce
  • Italian soldiers were brave and exceptional, if anyone believes otherwise its because they've been brainwashed by allied propaganda

    Dom GratteriDom Gratteri14 gün önce
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    Rifaz KhanRifaz Khan14 gün önce
  • Italian contribution....Russians are coming Giants are going to rape us

    Perun VelesPerun Veles16 gün önce
  • Italian victories have been hushed up but so have their crimes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_war_crimes

    Stephen ChappellStephen Chappell16 gün önce
    • I know about US and French atrocities in Vietnam and I think the Brits in India? My point was that Italy was a defeated nation like Germany but unlike Germany, Italy's crimes were covered up.

      Stephen ChappellStephen Chappell16 gün önce
    • Yeah like if USA,Uk,France and the others haven't done such things

      LorenzoLorenzo16 gün önce
  • The Matilda tank was effectively retired by El Alamein with only 1 Brigade of mine flails. At El Alamein the British had mixed Brigades of Shermans, Grants and Crusaders plus 1 Brigade (23rd Armoured) of Valentines.

    Philip DrewPhilip Drew17 gün önce
  • I'm italian

    Giacomo MarcominiGiacomo Marcomini17 gün önce
  • Italian army was without money like now because our economy is a transformation economy without raw materials. And now industies are transferring production in East Europe where wages are lower. For example the newest rifle Carcano model 1938 7.35 mm caliber that killed president Kennedy was never in italian army because there were no money to buy. They were sold to finnish army. So italian rifle was the old model 1891 6,50 mm caliber, the same of WW1. 50% of fighters were Fiat CR 42 biplane, without canopy, max speed 430 Km/h with only two 12,7 mm machine with low rhythm. A WW1 army in the WW2. Anti ytank gun was 47 mm austrian Bholer inabel to penetrate over 40 mm and Matilda II had a forward armor of 80 mm.

    Roberto OrsiRoberto Orsi17 gün önce
  • Creativity and stubborness: this has always been the secret to italians making other people think "how the hell did they think of that"

    Ares WalkerAres Walker17 gün önce
  • You didn't mention "Operation Pedstal", during the Siege of Malta. Italian Navy and Italian Air Force, from 11th to 13th August 1942, inflicted several losses to Royal Navy and annihileted the supplies convoys to Malta. In that battle Royal Navy losses were heavy: 1 aircraft carrier sunk 2 light cruisers sunk 1 destroyer sunk 9 merchant ships sunk 1 aircraft carrier damaged 2 light cruisers damaged 3 merchant ships damaged 34 aircraft destroyed The italians had: 2 submarines sunk 1 heavy cruiser damaged 1 light cruiser damaged 1 submarine damaged 60 aircraft destroyed

    Alan MasalaAlan Masala17 gün önce
  • The moments that the Italian Military reminded the world that Rome had once led an Empire greater than many throughout history.

    Connor McLernonConnor McLernon18 gün önce
  • Soviet Union: "FOR THE GLORY OF MOTHER RUSSIA! URAAAAAAAAA-" Italian Corpo Spedizione: "No." Soviet Union: "SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII-"

    Vasilis GMVasilis GM18 gün önce
  • h-h-h-how h-how how HOW??????????

    ryutoryuto18 gün önce
  • Italians one paratrooper Division in North Africa fought 2 English infantry 1 English tank 1 Free French infantry and 1 Free French tank division. When ran out if ammo destroyed weapons. Then marched into POW camps without raising hands or showing a white flag

    James McSherryJames McSherry19 gün önce
  • Dis u know that the man in the title photo of the video was a fascist that tryed a Golpe in 70'?

    Andrea PassAndrea Pass19 gün önce
  • the chicken army

    SursumkordaSursumkorda20 gün önce
    • stfu sucker

      LorenzoLorenzo16 gün önce
  • MANCO' LA FORTVNA NON IL VALORE

    EightyhateEightyhate20 gün önce
    • @Lorenzo lo so che è l'iscrizione sul mausoleo a QUOTA 33, ma è giusto ricordarlo.

      maurizio boggianmaurizio boggian16 gün önce
    • @maurizio boggian è un modo di dire...

      LorenzoLorenzo16 gün önce
    • no, mancò la benzina, l'acqua, i viveri, le munizioni, il supporto aereo, carri armati degni di questo nome, le armi controcarro, e soprattutto un sistema logistico serio e dei bravi comandanti!

      maurizio boggianmaurizio boggian19 gün önce
  • Error: the mines utilized by the "uomini Gamma" (Gamma-men) weren't attached magnetically to the hull of the target ship, instead, two Metallic cables would be tied to the ship's anti-roll fins (basically rudders monunted on the side of ships to reduce rolling motion in rough sea conditions), then the mine would be hoisted utilizing whinches so that it sat about 1,5 meters below the hull. This massively increased the effectiveness of the explosive charge (only 200kg). Another interesting fact is that the actions of the Uomini Gamma account for 53% of the complessive tonnage sunk in the mediterrean by the Regia marina italiana. One of these ballsy men, Spartaco Schergat, was a relative of mine. Thx for making this video highlighting the bravery of some of italy's greatest WWII heroes. It means a lot to me.

    Giulio ZapelliGiulio Zapelli20 gün önce
  • So what were the Weapon of the Italians *BREDDA PG* *GERMAN WEOPONS*

    Coconut tankCoconut tank21 gün önce
  • Griffin: I know it's late but how about a vid on the Republic of China in WW2?

    Ming DynastyMing Dynasty23 gün önce
  • This video: *exists* Americans: LoL mE nO cArE, ItAlY bAd HaHaHaHaHa SpAgHeTi ArMy

    SamuDrummer TVSamuDrummer TV23 gün önce
  • The accurate freezer timely watch because security family fry times a clear ukraine. sophisticated, slim gander

    Chica PumpkinChica Pumpkin24 gün önce
  • This video is under 14 minutes long. That should tell you all you need to know about the times the Italians were effective..

    Rory FisherRory Fisher25 gün önce
    • This is the usual format of the Armchair Historian. They would dedicate 10-15 minutes even to Napoleon’s victories.

      Arnaldo TeodoraniArnaldo Teodorani12 gün önce
    • That comment alone shows how little you know about history

      TheCommentaryKingTheCommentaryKing24 gün önce
  • Let's not forget that the Allies had an important advantage by being able to decode Axis radio transmissions.

    Norman MattsonNorman Mattson26 gün önce
  • AND NOT YOUR FALSELY CLAMING ITALY TOOK OVER THE SOVIET UNION

    jack Playsgamezjack Playsgamez27 gün önce
  • Oh so you call the Soviet Union (a country like 47x Stronger then Italy) Ineffective in WW2. But you call Italy important in WW2 even tho they just sat there and started losing to Greece of all places.

    jack Playsgamezjack Playsgamez27 gün önce
  • The snow speaks Finnish... The tree's speak vietnamese... But the waves... the waves speak Italian

    SwissMarshallSwissMarshall27 gün önce
  • Thank you so very much for this video concerning the unnecessarily traduced Italian forces of the Second World War. The reasons for the Italian shortcomings were many, but, none of those reasons have anything whatsoever to do with the average Italian soldier. It is truly pathetic that people who have no real direct, or even verifiable indirect knowledge of Italy's performance in The Second World War proclaim Italy to have been 'useless' and even 'cowardly' during the war; as nothing could be further from reality. Italy had been fighting bravely in conflict after conflict post 'Great War'. As such, Italy was not only exhausted, it's resources, both imported and internal were depleted. Her internal manufacturing capability was good, but not good enough to support Italy's detailed military armaments plan for the next global war. Further, Italy's hand was forced into a war encompassing the vast majority of the earth via their German Axis partners, in fact six years too early. As Mussolini's government had explained to Hitler and his Foreign Minister Joachim Von Ribbentrop via Count Ciano, in a detailed memorandum of the military and national civilian requirements (as well as other Italian national supply deficiencies). Yet Hitler seemed to believe that these deficiencies were unimportant and continued in his bellicose ways, which lead to the destruction of both Nazi-Germany and Fascist-Italy. In any case, The truly great and typically brave Italian Colonel Amadeo Guillet, AKA 'The Devil Commander' attempted to defeat death itself, refusing to die until he was 101! The great man passed away and was admitted to 'Walhalla' on 16 June, 2010 at the age of 101. Thank you again for this telling, yet all too short list of Italian bravery in WWII. *"The German soldier has impressed the world but, the Italian Bersaglieri has impressed the German soldier!"*

    Jeff di GiustoJeff di Giusto28 gün önce
  • “An army of sheep led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by a sheep.” - Alexander the Great

    GazGaz28 gün önce
  • A nice reinstatement of a much ridiculed army, i applaud this endevour to set the record straight... Taking the politics aside you cant denie you had courage on all sides

    Tintin milouTintin milou29 gün önce
  • From UK Yorkshire do not mock Italians. They, hopefully, will leave the EU and join in with trade with the UK and the Commonwealth.

    TREVOR HARTTREVOR HART29 gün önce
    • that would be great but our government is so philoeuropean...

      LorenzoLorenzo16 gün önce
  • I thought you made videos about historical fact

    BillyBillyAylar önce
  • Rommel basically thanked the Italians for being his "meat shield" while he retreated...

    d0nKsTaHd0nKsTaHAylar önce
  • the Italian soldiers were excellent and courageous and there are no doubts about this while the officers were bad, ok, but the others were certainly no better ... the German officers completely mistaken the plans to attack Russia: one of the most obvious mistakes in history ..the British officers showed their full inability and amateurism in dunkirk .. the French officers were the worst: they thought that the ww1 tactics were valid also in 1939 .. so the Italian officers were no worse than the others

    PrincepsPrincepsAylar önce
  • The soldiers were extremely efficient, it was their command which underperformed

    DavGP1208DavGP1208Aylar önce
  • 8:00 unlucky for them,they did not attack The Grand Old Lady,which would be a very fatal mistake

    the angery T-90the angery T-90Aylar önce
  • the Philippines please

    julien kyle de guzmanjulien kyle de guzmanAylar önce
  • Mussolini and even Hitler didn’t listen to their own generals ,why have them?

    George EvangelGeorge EvangelAylar önce
  • bravo, grazie

    angelo senlobangelo senlobAylar önce
  • Nothing

    An JaAn JaAylar önce
  • Italy never controlled their colonies entirely...only their cities but not the countryside.

    Rob alRob alAylar önce
    • @Rob al Only in Ethiopia was in 1941 after the British and the Allies started invading the Italian East Africa a rebellion was restarted. In Eritrea, Somalia and Libya there were none

      TheCommentaryKingTheCommentaryKing20 gün önce
    • @TheCommentaryKing are you saying that there wasn't any insurgences even though? Especially in Ethiopia were Ras Aregai fouth until the return of the Emperor...

      Rob alRob al20 gün önce
    • @Rob al Ignorance again, even after I proved you wrong, it looks like you can't handle the truth. In Libya all forms of resistance came to an end in 1931/32 after the death of al-Mukhtar In Eritrea the rebel groups were few and swiftly defeated. In Somalia the south was pacified in 1926. While in Ethiopia 90% of the country was pacified in 1940.

      TheCommentaryKingTheCommentaryKing21 gün önce
    • @TheCommentaryKing In most of these countries, many resisted in the countryside and in the south of the countries because they had patriots still praised today. Italy even couldnt submit Greece and Albania...

      Rob alRob al21 gün önce
    • @Rob al Idiotic question that can be answered by a simple search on the Internet. But I will answer nonetheless. Libya after different military operations was put under total Italian control in 1931, after all cities and territories in the desert were captured and the rebel leader Omar al-Mukhtar was exexuted. Eritrea was undel full Italian control since 1900 if not the 1890s. Central and northern Somalia were fully under Italian control since 1908, southern Somalia was completely pacified in 1926. Ethiopia was another thing, but by 1940 90% of the country was pacified

      TheCommentaryKingTheCommentaryKing23 gün önce
  • Fun fact: That one Italian song you most likely've heard, but can't remember the name of, is called "Funiculi Funicula".

    Dr. Harold Pontiff CoomerDr. Harold Pontiff CoomerAylar önce
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    Imperial JapanImperial JapanAylar önce
    • ok then cry

      LorenzoLorenzo16 gün önce
    • Um why?

      Sen JanSen JanAylar önce
  • Really nice vid! Can you make a vid about the Four days of Naples?

    Frank BorrFrank BorrAylar önce
  • Borghese is notorious not only for the assault on Alexandria port, but for one of the weirdest post-war episode, a last-time-withdraw coup (Golpe Borghese) in 1970, one of the mistery of the Years of Lead..

    Matteo GarzaMatteo GarzaAylar önce
  • Why is this video this long!

    Shane GrewellShane GrewellAylar önce
  • Can you teach us world history that doesn’t involve war?

    Toxic AngelToxic AngelAylar önce
    • no

      maurizio boggianmaurizio boggian19 gün önce
  • Times Italy was effective in war. Roman Empire 2000 years ago and never since.

    Laughing ManLaughing ManAylar önce
    • @Lorenzo his joke is asinine

      JOSEPH DALELIOJOSEPH DALELIO15 gün önce
    • Not funny, didn't laugh

      LorenzoLorenzo16 gün önce
  • I was fully prepared for thsi video to be a 1 second video of him just laughing

    Samuel SrokaSamuel SrokaAylar önce
  • Good joke

    Deidara did nine elevanDeidara did nine elevanAylar önce
  • Everyone: omg the events of the second world war were so tragic Me HE SAID URANUS TEEHEE. (6:18)

    Cole SandrichCole SandrichAylar önce
  • Excellent video!

    Hector MarmolHector MarmolAylar önce
  • Talk about Austro-Hungary in WW1

    Alex the BeardAlex the BeardAylar önce
  • *Out here, the horse nomads run wild and free, and they would like to ransack your city.*

    The HorizonThe HorizonAylar önce
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