Why were Musicians used in Battle? (ft. BrandonF) | Animated History

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  • German soldier during WWI: Why do I hear boss music?

    Bacon NinjaBacon NinjaAylar önce
  • What's a color?....

    Mitch E. I. CMitch E. I. C2 aylar önce
  • Musicians in battle huh? *Memories of the Doof warrior intensifies*

    rishab0Brishab0B3 aylar önce
  • The historcal insurments

    Samuel CampoSamuel Campo3 aylar önce
  • 8:23 I am not going to lie, that would inspire me to go over the top of the trench.

    Logan BagleyLogan Bagley3 aylar önce
  • I'm here after watching Caleb's video lol

    SharutoSharuto4 aylar önce
  • I’m here form Caleb

    Nibba-ChanNibba-Chan4 aylar önce
  • who's here from caleb city??

    Sh1nrueSh1nrue4 aylar önce
  • Fun fact, a British drummer won a war against France in 1787 by playing YYZ in front of the French army.

    TheGreatMoonFrogTheGreatMoonFrog4 aylar önce
  • I think it started with the Jewish war horn.

    Sempro CherlisSempro Cherlis5 aylar önce
  • Ottoman Empire ❤🇹🇷

    AYTEKİNAYTEKİN5 aylar önce
  • Eden’s Gate would be set for war with their music

    Knights of Christ_1119Knights of Christ_11195 aylar önce
  • Hearing the last post as an Australian just makes me think about all the lives lost at Gallipoli, but it's worse for them because it meant they had to fight.

    Asexually Reproducible JellyfishAsexually Reproducible Jellyfish5 aylar önce
  • Well let's be real, if any army in the real world had fought alongside an orchestral ensemble playing the imperial march from star wars; nobody would stand against them

    Asexually Reproducible JellyfishAsexually Reproducible Jellyfish5 aylar önce
  • I seem to recall reading that the US had a plan to surround the bunker where Saddam Hussein was supposedly hiding. They were going to flush him out by blaring loudly Yoko Ono music.

    Chris ShugartChris Shugart5 aylar önce
  • The best battlefield music Metal just Metal

    AIRSOFT CalhounAIRSOFT Calhoun5 aylar önce
  • Gosh darn.. The British Grenadier song with some Redcoats in it, gave me some Goosebumps

    SS Officer KarlSS Officer Karl6 aylar önce
  • Wait, so Holdfast: Nations at War lied to me? It doesn't make me reload faster when musicians are playing nearby?

    Elliot TorranceElliot Torrance6 aylar önce
  • whats the instrument called he was talking about at 3:11 ?

    sleepysleepy6 aylar önce
  • If there was a heavy metal band playing in the warfare the opposing forces would freak out lol

    Ike DeleonIke Deleon7 aylar önce
  • Okay no offense but that drumming is awful...

    Erick ZunigaErick Zuniga7 aylar önce

    GazGaz8 aylar önce
  • Blood and iron players who play fifers: allow us to introduce ourselves

    rexrex8 aylar önce
  • Why Is this demonitized

    Historical ArcheryHistorical Archery8 aylar önce
  • *Insert Säkkijärven polkka Winter War Radio Jamming joke here.*

    Shrimpen ShrimpekeitShrimpen Shrimpekeit8 aylar önce
  • Nice and impressive video. I loved it. I knew the military musician was quite important but had no idea just how important until seeing this video. Nice job guy.

    Broken BridgeBroken Bridge9 aylar önce
  • Oh cool, now when my friend tells me bards are useless again I'll have a video to refer them to. =)

    KadenKaden9 aylar önce
  • i always like it when my instrument, the fife

    CorwinCorwin10 aylar önce
  • Doctor DorkDoctor Dork10 aylar önce
  • it's not directly related to musicians but I think it's worth noting the use of music in general as a psychological tool in recent modern conflicts since its apparent cessation as a tool of war. For example, when Noriega hid himself inside the Vatican's de facto embassy to avoid capture by US troops in 1989, the US Army resorted to blasting it with very loud rock music for days at a time, among other psychological exploits, since they could not forcibly enter the compound without causing diplomatic fallout with the Holy See

    LuepolaLuepolaYıl önce
  • well done video!

    Tom SkonieczkaTom SkonieczkaYıl önce
  • Love your video, Sir. In the Common Wealth, every Regiment has it's own march. During battle it was played to not only inspire, but as formation got broken up in battle, to help soldiers find their formations again. They would move to the sound of their Regimental march till they saw their colours and re-from. Also, Bandsmen; once they marched their Regiments into full contact, fell to the rear to act as streacher bearers. All Bandsmen were "suto" medics of their era and got their wounded comrades back the Regimental Surgen. They were definately force multipliers of their day: Moral boosters, Corpmen, and Signalers. Who know? Thanks again for the video!

    Just Another CaptainJust Another CaptainYıl önce
  • I want to hear more about 1879 Zulu wars.

    Jake e LeeJake e LeeYıl önce
  • War involving Scotland: appears Scotts: *YE BÅGPĒIP, BRUCE!*

    ExuExuYıl önce
  • Simple! So one could go:"Why do I hear boss music?"

    VideoCrowsNestVideoCrowsNestYıl önce
  • A foggy Saipan, you are crosing the jungle alongside your divisions but suddenly "For the daimyo" starts playing

    shooterxd23shooterxd23Yıl önce
  • Imagine being banzai charged by the Japanese while battle of shinobue or good death by jeff van dyck is playing...

    shooterxd23shooterxd23Yıl önce
  • Imagine a Japanese banzai charge with taiko drums, and traditional flutes alongside shimasen (japanese guitar). Now THAT would've won the war.

    shooterxd23shooterxd23Yıl önce
  • shut up and talk about real politics

    Adamn adissidentAdamn adissidentYıl önce
  • Fun fact: a unit of the British Pathfinders paratrooper force always jump to Thunderstruck by AC/DC

    DC4DC4Yıl önce
  • Too bad you didn't mention how the Spanish bugle call "Deguello" was used by the Mexican Army during the Seige and Battle of the Alamo.

    Texian 1836Texian 1836Yıl önce
  • Because the soldiers wanted to get their pizzas from homeless guys?

    Someone from the Center pleaseSomeone from the Center pleaseYıl önce
  • We have modern day war musicians they are Sabaton

    Leviathan Dreadnought The Great Knight DravenLeviathan Dreadnought The Great Knight DravenYıl önce
  • 🎶

    Ace HardyAce HardyYıl önce
  • Great video. Another awesome example of this as late as WW2 is Scottish Piper Bill Millin, whose story is Chronicled by the Swedish metal band Civil War, in their song "The Mad Piper." The band sings about the American Civil War AND other history, formed after that schism in Sabaton back in 2012. trvision.net/detail/video-auavXyiPosc.html

    hammer326hammer326Yıl önce
  • 4:20 Me: plays British Grenadiers

    Dulcet Stew8440Dulcet Stew8440Yıl önce
  • Imagine being a frenchman and having to face british and prussian bands......

    Knights of Christ_1119Knights of Christ_1119Yıl önce
  • I loved this! Thank you for taking the time and effort to make this!

    Rose MWMRose MWMYıl önce
  • @The Armchair Historian: Can you please post a new Discord invitation? The old one has expired...

    NobleKorhedronNobleKorhedronYıl önce
  • I played in the 380th Army Band. I have some videos of our performances posted

    Mike ShetleyMike ShetleyYıl önce
  • Current US Military Bands role is morale and public relations. If the SHTF they are security for division HQ and TOC. I'm a retired US Army Bandsmen and I can shoot too.

    Ken RupkalvisKen RupkalvisYıl önce
  • How i explain the evolution of military music simply. Ancient times=Ben Hur march, Napoleonic Wars=British Grenadiers, ww2=Erika, Operation Iraqi Freedom= teenage dirtbag.

    Asoiaf79 Rdr/43Asoiaf79 Rdr/43Yıl önce
  • In modern times, workers all around the world rarely use muscial instruments. They use their voice to sing a beautiful song Here is the Spanish civil war song by the CNT-FAI (glorious anarchists) song: trvision.net/detail/video-op3w3wMqdwg.html

    Comrade LynxComrade LynxYıl önce
  • Were the musicans armed when they were used on the battlefield?

    Mark' Anthony Par-WiseMark' Anthony Par-WiseYıl önce
  • At 8:35 it was chlorine gas

    KhanyayKhanyayYıl önce
  • I’m the British army musicians when not doing ceremonial stuff are stretcher bearers for field hospitals

    Mawgan LuffMawgan LuffYıl önce
  • Great video! I was an Army Bandsmen for 9 years. I deployed to Iraq for about a year for OIF2 and served as a Gunner, QRF, and primarily in Dixie Band, Rock Band, Ceremonial Band, and a few gigs with our Latin Band. We'd load up all our gear; I'd climb into the turret and we'd head off the FOB to whatever gigs we had around the city or on other FOBs.

  • Wow, you're putting so much Time into your work! You deserve more Subs!

    Guynolie HDGuynolie HDYıl önce
  • So this is why middle school+ have weird uniforms for band ;-;

    oiero is toadsaroiero is toadsarYıl önce
  • *USSR Anthem*

    Some GuySome GuyYıl önce
  • The ottomans used the "Mehteran" Band up until the late 18th century. İn some battles its even recorded how 300drums played during the battle. While they were effective in every battle, especially in the battle of Haçova in 1596 they were decisive in the outcome of the battle.

    BrUEnsalBrUEnsalYıl önce
  • Love him or hate him he is spitting faccs

    White CloudWhite CloudYıl önce
  • Blood and Iron, anyone?

    Lx1MattLx1MattYıl önce
  • Hi bro!) I noticed you have a connoisseur of history here, and you’re declaring the USSR so boldly that I’m ready to tell you that I’ll throw you $ 100 if you tell me about the civil war in Spain in 1936))) With the presence of the USSR, it is desirable))) Forward, my "unsuccessful" friend who destroyed blacks until the 70s.)))

    Ratel ArmonterRatel ArmonterYıl önce
  • Jannisaries were getting lit though.

    ByronthecrusaderByronthecrusaderYıl önce
  • One national anthem that didn't start out as a military song is the Swedish one. It has quite a laid back beginning, just like the Swedish national holiday. It was written in the mid-1800's and wasn't intended as a national anthem, but it gained more and more status as such as it got printed in song books and played on the radio in the 1900's. In the late 1800's an amusement park created a day for celebrating the Swedish flag (using some historical event as basis for the date) and that song was often sung on that day in "allsång" (big sing-along events). It wasn't until 1983 that the Day of the Swedish Flag was officially recognized as Sweden's national holiday and not until 2005 that it became an actual holiday. The song still hasn't been formally accepted as the national anthem because the government is like "the people has already chosen it in a natural way, there's no need for the government to make a decision on it".

    Kapten-NKapten-NYıl önce
  • To this day the US Marine Corps uses the Adjutant's Call during various ceremonies like during the Evening Retreat at Marine Corps Barracks 8th & I, boot camp graduations, and during Marine Corps balls. Then there's the ubiquitous playing of Reveille and Taps in the morning and evening as well as the playing of Colors whenever the flag is raised in the morning and lowered in the evening.

    Riceball01Riceball01Yıl önce
  • 3.38 as bayrakları as as as...

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  • Could you guys do an episode on the Greek & Italian Civil War?

    Clement KongClement KongYıl önce
  • For some reason the fact that the Armchair Historian pronounces mobile as "mob-eye-il" really throws me off. Great videos though.

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Why were Musicians used in Battle? (ft. BrandonF) | Animated History