US vs German Squads (Mid-1944) Who was Superior? | Animated History

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To begin a new series for the channel, we seek to answer this question: between the United States and Germany, who had the superior infantry in World War 2? Using historical analysis to gather data on their weaponry, tactics, training, and other key factors, we have developed a program to simulate thousands of battles under various conditions and determine an answer. Will the American M1 Garand outclass the German Karabiner 98k? Will the United States be outsmarted by German tactics? Cast your vote, enjoy the video, and contribute your own thoughts in the comments below!
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  • Protect yourself online by using ExpressVPN. Get 3 extra months free by using this link: Which two nations do you want to see covered next? If you guys enjoyed this video, we can release our battle simulator on our website! **SPOILERS** --- BEHIND THE SCENES: An explanation to the American victory: You are taking highly trained, freshly equipped, and battle-hardened (Italy & Africa) American troops, against mid-1944 static German infantry in Normandy. These troops don't even have enough supplies to be maneuvered, hence the name static. They were not the disciplined soldiers you would find on the eastern front. Regular infantry in this region comprised of foreign conscripts and wounded Germans. If we were talking about Grenadiers, Waffen SS, Panzergrenadiers, Volksgrenadiers, Fallschirmjaeger, or even just standard German infantry from 1940-1943 we'd probably see a German victory. Even still, we came to the conclusion these quickly thrown together units would win 46% of the time, which is extremely impressive. In fact, our simulation stated that the Germans would win 55% of the time in rural environments, when the Americans are being engaged at further ranges, negating one of the main advantages of the fast-firing semi-automatic M1 Garand. --- A note about the simulation: The team did not blindly depend on the simulation to write the script. The battles included were completely made up and animated by hand to serve as a narrative for a video. There was no church tower or storming of the tower in the simulation program. The engagements were constructed to reflect our research about how the two country's squads behaved. The simulation does take into account for morale, suppression, intelligence, training, etc., however, it does not have any visuals, it just provides data and numbers and was calibrated by our researchers. You can look at our sources for this video - even if we hadn't designed our battle simulator, we would have presented the video in the exact same manner and arrived at a similar conclusion. There was no actual footage, and I doubt my audience wants to see me present code for 10 minutes. That's something I can show on my side channel if there's interest. At no point did we claim we had scientific information, hence the disclaimer, "this is just our opinion" at the beginning of the video. Lastly, we make these videos to both inform and to entertain. In real life, these types of engagements would have lasted hours, but we've condensed the battles to make them easier and more interesting to watch and understand...

    The Armchair HistorianThe Armchair Historian7 aylar önce
    • @Scott Smith They are the same now. Remember they made sex slaves of korean women also. They have a very racist attitude from what I have seen. They used to attack skate boarders in los Angeles. But maybe your right.

      Douglas MontagueDouglas Montague9 gün önce
    • @Douglas Montague No I never saw that, but not surprised. The Japanese were severely sadistic for some reason then. They are so polite now.

      Scott SmithScott Smith9 gün önce
    • @Scott Smith Did you see the Chinese army used bats with nails to kill Indian soldiers in November 2020.

      Douglas MontagueDouglas Montague13 gün önce
    • Too many replies to check them all so this may have already been suggested. Canadians vs Germans WW2.

      Scott SmithScott Smith13 gün önce
    • H mummy 5u⁹

      Derrick PaineDerrick Paine18 gün önce
  • i don t understand why germans can not throw granads but still a nice video.

    Wood AxWood Ax2 gün önce
  • Murphy’s Law : If your advance is to good to be true, chances are you are walking into an ambush...

    BLITZKRIEG 74BLITZKRIEG 742 gün önce
  • It's pronounced Gar Rand. And anyone who has used a bolt action knows you can make it very fast by operating the bolt while never having the rifle leave your shoulder. I've shot running deer with a bolt and it works.

    MusicMusic2 gün önce
  • Fire and move vs. Maneuvering fire.

    ram rodram rod3 gün önce
  • To you have same video but whit waffen ss and american army

    DustGaming /ESTDustGaming /EST3 gün önce
  • Bulgarian Squads VS Greek Squads 1916

    ThrillerThriller4 gün önce
  • 1944

    Alvaro Gavriel Timotius MilalaAlvaro Gavriel Timotius Milala4 gün önce
  • A couple of things to remember, The German troupes in France 1944 were not those elite troupes of the Blitz Krieg, they had been sent to Russia. The soldiers the US faced were second rate and green in comparison, The German soldiers were comparatively similar to the Americans. The Commonwealth troops were often veterans of other campaigns such as North Africa. American troops had almost unlimited resources compared to the Germans. You may want to compare a Commonwealth squad vs a German one to get a clearer evaluation of quality.

    Angry BobAngry Bob5 gün önce
  • 4:56 "Let them get the f*cking grenade"

    Eddie Jr BationEddie Jr Bation6 gün önce
  • Imagine putting voicelines from COH 😂 "Jesus Conrad tie your f-cking laces"

    Eddie Jr BationEddie Jr Bation6 gün önce
  • germans vs rusians pls

    Arturs KukulisArturs Kukulis6 gün önce
  • how about the germans when they were in their prime like 41 i think?

    PussySlayer69PussySlayer696 gün önce
  • Guys the German grenades were all on the eastern front being thrown at Dimitri

    BrendanJ RiceBrendanJ Rice7 gün önce
  • What’s the name of the background music when the german speaks?

    Daniel NúñezDaniel Núñez7 gün önce
  • “The Germans have pinned down the Americans” Me a Texan: THROW A GRENADE “The Texan throws a grenade and rallies the men” YEEAAH!!!!

    NCR SCOUTNCR SCOUT7 gün önce
    • ‘Merica

      Biotuned MusicBiotuned Music4 gün önce
    • yeehaw

      Kugi2Kugi26 gün önce
  • not gonna lie this makes me want to play Steel Division 2

    Varangian SquirrelVarangian Squirrel8 gün önce
  • Angry Stroheim noises

    Jo JoJo Jo8 gün önce
  • The Reapers vs. Shepherd. A simulation of the Reapers resetting the universe.

    John DoeJohn Doe8 gün önce
  • This guy's videos are so fucjing good

    Jvrlucena FilmsJvrlucena Films9 gün önce
  • The American ambush failed because no one had the high ground

    James HarrisJames Harris9 gün önce
  • Medellin cartels vs Colombian army Cartel vs MSF

    Trent ParkerTrent Parker9 gün önce
  • Germans were afraid of Americans.

    Brenda EcholsBrenda Echols9 gün önce
  • by 1944 the Germans were throwing out Hitler youth into the front lines, so no contest really. European theatre was really UK and Germany throwing hands and then when both were dazed the US comes and hits Germany with a steel chair

    Liam KnightLiam Knight9 gün önce
  • What game dis?

    EXTREME L.Z.SEXTREME L.Z.S11 gün önce
  • wheres the grenades for the germans lol

    Yeet YeetYeet Yeet11 gün önce
  • Honestly, this reminds me of Deadliest Warrior, and I can't wait to see more.

    KiichigoKiichigo11 gün önce
  • You should do Soviet vs German formations

    Iyube CaidIyube Caid12 gün önce
  • Russians VS Germans

    wendell angelo mejareswendell angelo mejares12 gün önce
  • 13:23 Well since this is a history channel, I’d put less of an importance on you knowing this but the model of Thompson the character is holding is the M1928A1, not the M1A1 as seen with the model there having the charging handle on the top of the gun. Plus its box magazines are 20 and 30 rounders, not 10 and 30. Plus, it’s 1944 already so where are the StG 44 and the M1919A6 Browning?

    Invictus AngelicaInvictus Angelica14 gün önce
  • Why create theoretical battles instead analyzing actual battles that really occurred

    Eric JohnsonEric Johnson14 gün önce
  • It like WWII dnd.

    SomeDonkusSomeDonkus15 gün önce
  • Can you make a Free French Squad vs Italian Squad or a Vichy French Squad.

    Cyril Jasper TolentinoCyril Jasper Tolentino15 gün önce
  • Wermacht all the day lol

    Juraj JakubikJuraj Jakubik15 gün önce
  • America would destroy nazi Germany if it was just the 2 fighting

    Brian ClemonsBrian Clemons17 gün önce
  • Can You make the next video on the forces of Britain and France during Napoleonic wars

    Swayam Swarup PatraSwayam Swarup Patra17 gün önce
  • That Staff Sergeant: Oh my god! My lighter is out! This is an EMERGENCY!!!

    Ginger YamGinger Yam17 gün önce
  • Yes let the americand toss grenades willy nilly butbthe germans throw ZERO GRENADES😂 biased and bullshit.

    Alec bowersAlec bowers19 gün önce
  • One of the best history channels I have stumbled upon recently, the style of it, the showcase of weapons is all favorable and unique. Keep doing what you do.

    ok yesok yes20 gün önce
  • Does the American Commander on the Video Titelscreen Look Like Captain Winters from BoB to anybody Else?

    Max BrunnbauerMax Brunnbauer20 gün önce
  • No country alone could have stopped Germany back then, cut the bs

    Ibo VancedIbo Vanced21 gün önce
  • One thing you forgot to mention is sergeant saunders with his thompson and kirby with the BAR

    mark holmesmark holmes22 gün önce
  • I am taking a guess that it will be the Germans who will win. Not because I like them, but simply due to superior Equipment and Tactics over the Americans. Never mind.

    The Other Aussie BlokeThe Other Aussie Bloke22 gün önce
  • Hello everybody here my grandpa battled in ww2. And sadly passed away but I forgive Germany it’s not there fault it’s the man with the square mustache comment if u agree

    Lonestar XDX1Lonestar XDX122 gün önce
  • You need Jesus

    Codyasian RiceCodyasian Rice22 gün önce
  • I don't agree with the result

    BisosoBisoso23 gün önce
  • i would like to see Italy vs. Ethiopia

    Conor WakemanConor Wakeman24 gün önce
  • Such ignorance and idiosyncrasies, kindly stick to history playing deadliest worrior is not ur forte. The allied bias is visible.

    ritvik jharitvik jha25 gün önce
  • My only complaint was the lack of a machine gun assistant for the Germans. They carried all the extra ammo, assisted with weapon jammings and replaced the gunner if they died

    Victor LeeseVictor Leese27 gün önce
  • Do the French vs the Italians

    I can do Anything productionI can do Anything production28 gün önce
  • I would love to see Japanese vs Nationalist and Communist Chinese forces

    Takai05Takai05Aylar önce
  • The video was great.....waiting for more❤️

    pulak parijatpulak parijatAylar önce
  • Requesting such a simulation between Bangladeshi troops and those of Myanmar......

    pulak parijatpulak parijatAylar önce
  • This channel is meant as entertainment not as information.

    Pectus72Pectus72Aylar önce
  • Maybe this clip had in mind an US audience. It is not very convincing and simplistic. If the American squads were superior then why they only attacked the Germans when they outnumbered them at least two to one plus had air superiority. And the well known signature move of the Germans was the counter attack (even in the last months of the war) and not a gathering around the MG42. In the three examples the Germans remain always passive.

    Pectus72Pectus72Aylar önce
  • A U.S platon vs. a German stumagz platoon.

    Mark DunnMark DunnAylar önce
  • It was the late war If it was the early case was diffrent.

    Neetu ChaitanyaNeetu ChaitanyaAylar önce
  • wow a yank has them better than the germans who would has guessed that

    BlinkyBlinkyAylar önce
  • The thing is will this sim be released for free or do you have to pay for it

    LuckyD1ceLuckyD1ceAylar önce
  • I'm guessing the Americans because if they weren't I'd be speaking German right now.

    HoBrosGamingHoBrosGamingAylar önce
  • I think British and Italian would be cool

    Loadout MachineLoadout MachineAylar önce
  • How many Soldiers died during WW2? - _Germany:_ *[3.1 million]* - _Yugoslavia:_ *[446.000]* - _United States:_ *[416.800]* - _United Kingdom:_ *[384.000]* - _Hungary:_ *[300.000]* - _Romania:_ *[300.000]* - _Austria:_ *[261.000]* - _Poland:_ *[240.000]* - _France:_ *[217.600]* - _Canada:_ *[45.400]* - *SOVIET UNION: [11 MILLION]*

    Quadros HFUQuadros HFUAylar önce
  • This gives Some men of war 2 vibes ngl

    Robin SchouwstraRobin SchouwstraAylar önce
  • You forget small unit leadership take out german squad leader they are lost take out the american leader and they still have have a leader

    gustavo sandovalgustavo sandovalAylar önce
  • Please Add the Soviets

    Jose EspejoJose EspejoAylar önce
  • sprühen und beten haha cracked me up

    Benjamin JasarBenjamin JasarAylar önce
  • German soldiers in World War II were superior to American soldiers, both in discipline and in fighting tactics. Alemanda only lost the war because she had to fight the world.

    Marcelo brunno villares mendes juniorMarcelo brunno villares mendes juniorAylar önce
  • Comrade

    Dolfi Nazi GermanyDolfi Nazi GermanyAylar önce
  • ANZACS (Rats of Tobruk) vs Rommel in North Africa, spinning artillery weapons around on german tanks. Lived in rats nests and popped up to shoot a crout. They even built a fake army battalions with blow up tanks and trucks etc. That woukd be good to cover for many tactical reasons👍

    Dan smithDan smithAylar önce
  • 9:22 show me only one single german soldoer holding a mp40 like this and ill give you 10’000 euros

    Centra SpikeCentra SpikeAylar önce
US vs German Squads (Mid-1944) Who was Superior?  | Animated History