Would D-Day have Failed without the Airborne? | Animated History

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  • Hey guys! Obviously the conclusion is just our opinion. Feel free to give us your thoughts on if D-Day would've failed without paratroopers below! Our Sponsor: Get your monthly subscription of quality razors here! www.patronblades.com/ Our Patreon: www.patreon.com/armchairhistory Our Twitter: @ArmchairHist Our Discord: discord.gg/Ppb2cUd

    The Armchair HistorianThe Armchair Historian2 yıl önce
    • Churchill was having ptsd about Gallipoli for sure! How cud u blame him for feelingl that. He didn’t understand how much air power n the para troops helped just wanted to say you so do a video on Gallipoli WW1 GALLIPOLI PLZTHANKS!!

      Nick DrexlerNick Drexler7 aylar önce
    • It probably may have not failed, but there would be a lot, lot more casualties.

      Thomas 20042282Thomas 20042282Yıl önce
    • The Armchair Historian u too young to shave u don’t know about this history boy

      Integ bone shyrect8Integ bone shyrect82 yıl önce
    • Well put together. As a historian and the great grand son of a member of the 101st I cannot stress how important it is that you make our history available in a modern format.

      Barry MorgantiBarry Morganti2 yıl önce
    • Remember you spent a long time editing the video and also can we have fry ASMR now?

      Renault Ft Hon HonRenault Ft Hon Hon2 yıl önce
  • 5:21 Don "that's a bunch of Malarkey"

    Pablo Martínez ÁlvarezPablo Martínez Álvarez4 gün önce
  • “Up the Ox and Bucks”

    Mick HollowdayMick Hollowday26 gün önce
  • How about doing a video about the Abraham Lincoln Battalion volunteers who fought in the Spanish Civil War.

    Jim GJim GAylar önce
  • My great grandfather was in the 82 air born division he passed to natural cuasses in im pretty sure the 1970s

    cool guy squadcool guy squadAylar önce
  • There is no doubt that the invasion would not work the way it did without the Airborne troops.

    TheRapper10000TheRapper10000Aylar önce
  • German soldier : Is that a bird? is that a plane? is that the Luftwaffe? German officer : where? German soldier : Just joking sir, we dont have air support

    Anime Yahallo StudioAnime Yahallo Studio3 aylar önce
  • Malarkey-Malarkey’s slang for bullshit, isn’t it?

    Liam WeaverLiam Weaver4 aylar önce
  • 5:29 - That plane looks upset. ;-/

    Sir PrizeSir Prize5 aylar önce
  • Airborne!!!!

    Justin DerosaJustin Derosa5 aylar önce
  • Paid.... laughs in russian conscript.

    Si4koTushxDSi4koTushxD6 aylar önce
  • I came here after watching band of brothers, and I was disappointed he didn’t mention easy company.

    Sebastian MerrillSebastian Merrill7 aylar önce
    • bordgard1 yeah I know but you’d think he’d mention something the audience could relate to, and also easy company did a fair job in capturing crucial towns in France

      Sebastian MerrillSebastian Merrill6 aylar önce
    • Sebastian Merrill "Easy Company" was merely one of many scores of companies that jumped into Normandy. Easy Company wasn’t the center of the universe. Not intended to in any way denigrate them.

      bordgard1bordgard16 aylar önce
  • Richard winters lived near where I live

    TheSmallzTVTheSmallzTV7 aylar önce
  • D day child's play compared to Easter front

    president Of Americapresident Of America7 aylar önce
  • My granddad, John Hinchliff, is the last surviving member of the 507th PIR that jumped on D-Day. 2004 men jumped...none remain. Except him. He fought in buldge and Varsity as well.

    Patrick OstergrenPatrick Ostergren8 aylar önce
  • Can you make a video on a war between Azerbaijan And Armenia

    MeltDown 4680MeltDown 46808 aylar önce
  • Unless it has changed then the 6th airborne quoted in the video is now the 16th air assault brigade.

    Rice PotRice Pot8 aylar önce
  • James Francis Ryan was in the 101st airborne, this was a Bourne Ultimatum .

    Snoozer TSnoozer T8 aylar önce
  • Do another tank vid!

    Elijah DuerElijah Duer9 aylar önce
  • Love your videos--- would you mind watching mine?verrieres ridge?most underrestimated normandy Defensive position with 500 tanks and 500 guns?m.trvision.net/detail/video-8rCuhVPzIzw.html

    Dave KellarDave Kellar9 aylar önce
  • Wow, call of duty 2003 was accurate.

    Krio Is awesomeKrio Is awesome10 aylar önce
  • Blah blah blah....repeating the same old same old

    mrmaje1mrmaje111 aylar önce
  • I got to meet Winters one time I was in prison with his grandson and my family and his family visited us at the same time

    notman 34notman 34Yıl önce
  • Pegasus Bridge was one of most significant achievements of the Airborne assault. The 3 gliders who land almost of top of it, is acknowledged as an incredible feat of flying. Taking the bridge prevented the Panzer division making directly to the beaches, forcing them to go the long way round, through congested and bombed Caen. Failure to take the bridges would have had Panzer divisions in the landing beaches. Not a big fan of Ambrose, but his "Pegasus Bridge: D-day: The Daring British Airborne Raid" is a compelling and detailed read.

    Ian HIan HYıl önce
  • You use war to promote razor blades? And for the same reason you play Wagner's music in the background of a 1980s Vietnam war movie, I believe you are a true American.

    Yoda MasterYoda MasterYıl önce
  • As an Airborne Infantry combat veteran myself, I have the utmost respect for the Paratroopers that jumped behind enemy lines on D-Day. Would the operation be successful without the Airborne landings? Probably. Would the troops on the beaches have suffered a lot more casualties without them? I think the answer is unequivocally, yes. The determination and tactical skill of the Airborne units cannot be underestimated. Those men jumped into the void and caused mass havoc and confusion amongst the German defenders. The devils in baggy pants made their presence known and struck fear into the enemy. They were everywhere, in ditches, city streets, right amongst the Germans. LGOPs(little groups of paratroopers). This effect on morale cannot be understated. Armed only with what they could carry, they fought voraciously and well above their weight class. My combat experience in the Iraq War pales in comparison to what these heroes faced on those drop zones in Normandy. Paratroopers don't die, we just slip away....

    TrashPanda -TrashPanda -Yıl önce
  • The 82nd "All American" title was introduced in 1917 with the forming of the 82nd Infantry Division.

    Jeremy MorganJeremy MorganYıl önce
  • Flashbacks of Medal of Honor intensify

    Gillan BaclayonGillan BaclayonYıl önce
  • Oh no you upset the jumpy boys

    11Broomstick11BroomstickYıl önce
  • Heavily armed is not exactly accurate.

    Michael SwaimMichael SwaimYıl önce
  • I'm not so sure whether the airborne troops would've been so keen on thanking "Fritz" for making this story possible.

    Vitabrick SnailslimeVitabrick SnailslimeYıl önce
  • Without the taking of Pegasus Bridge to prevent German reinforcements joining the battle for the beaches the breakout would have been severely compromised.

    Colin deBourgColin deBourgYıl önce
  • The U.S. airborne missed their mark.

    Mike nhgoldprospectorMike nhgoldprospectorYıl önce
  • My step dad was a captain with the 101st. Airborne Div. He was an Intel. Officer and was on plane #2 with the Pathfinders jumping into Normandy the night just before the D- Day landings. He receive the DSC. and was later promoted to Major. He also jumped into Holland. Ha also has several Purple Hearts, Silver and Bronze Stars. All Decoration but the Medal of Honor.

    Edward M. PlittEdward M. PlittYıl önce
  • The Paratroopers that landed with gliders weren't paid anymore than infantry divisions on other fronts, though landing behind enemy lines as a supplement to the parachute soldiers and sharing the same risk, they weren't given a pay raise by any means whatsoever. Gun fact.

    Rich DrizzledickRich DrizzledickYıl önce
  • 82nd called themselves 'All American' because they believed they had men from all over America.

    avn rulzavn rulzYıl önce
  • With hindsight I claim that D-Day would have been more successful without paratroopers. Without them German high command would have believed it to be a diversion for days. Of course nobody could have known that without hind sight.

    Erik ItterErik ItterYıl önce
  • Those trhee planes that crashlanded that you mention was about the ONLY airbourne operation that went according to plan that night. All the rest of them were various degrees of FUBAR, at the higher end of the scale... which probably was the biggest succes of the operation due to the ensueing command chaos among the Germans.

    Unpainted Lead SyndromeUnpainted Lead SyndromeYıl önce
  • Nice cartoons, but not much historical content. No mention of the Canadian paras and the bridges that they destroyed to secure the flanks of the British paras.

    Doug LaPointeDoug LaPointeYıl önce
  • Nice work. I was in the 82nd - WAY back in the 60's . I was in the Division Band - nice duty .

    john choquettejohn choquetteYıl önce
  • wreaked havoc not wrecked havoc

    Matt AMatt AYıl önce
  • American paratroopers were trained to operate individually, so they were somewhat prepared to fight in the confused battleground behind Utah Beach. Some may have just hunkered down to wait for the troops coming inland, but others sought out their objectives or fought the battle in front of them. The 505th had a relatively good drop and secured their objectives around Ste. Mere Eglise, while only a handful of troopers managed do the job of a larger unit to destroy a key communications junction. Their activities hindered the assembly of the German 6th Parachute Regiment so much that they could not form up to mount a counterattack until enough American troopers had assembled to block the attack.

    William A. WalkerWilliam A. WalkerYıl önce
  • So nice vídeo!!!!

    Francis MatosFrancis MatosYıl önce
  • The paratroopers were considered essential by the planners of D-Day.

    Robert DawsonRobert DawsonYıl önce
  • you can't make videos based on only one book mate. you have to research every source before making a vid that is educational. i like your vids but they lack precision, and sometimes details that are crucial.

    lalas lalakislalas lalakisYıl önce
  • So Airborne was created to be a literal pain in the rear...

    CMDRFandragonCMDRFandragonYıl önce
  • Air assault

    BooswishousBooswishousYıl önce
  • Glider pilots used to train near my hometown of Fort Morgan Colorado.

    Luke RhodeLuke RhodeYıl önce
  • You basically knew these divisions by heart if you played COD 1

    N3K1_L1KN3K1_L1KYıl önce
  • I think some of the guys that were dropped over Sicily might take umbridge with your statement that, "airborne troops played no significant part in the war before D-Day."

    Michael FrenchMichael FrenchYıl önce
    • Not to mention North Africa and the Bruneval Raid.

      The Perth Guy with the BowtieThe Perth Guy with the BowtieYıl önce
  • antique aircraft?wtf?blow it out your ass.

    Pertti EräreikäPertti EräreikäYıl önce
  • WOuld have been nice to mention the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion

    Haterswillhateme4erHaterswillhateme4erYıl önce
  • LGOPs for the win.

    Craig LovelaceCraig LovelaceYıl önce
  • Gory, gory, what a helluva way to die. Gory, gory, what a helluva way to die. And he aint gonna jump no more.

    SuspectSuspectYıl önce
    • The risers swung around his neck, connectors cracked his dome, Suspension lines were tied in knots around his skinny bones; The canopy became his shroud; he hurtled to the ground. And he ain't gonna jump no more!

      Liam WeaverLiam Weaver4 aylar önce
  • Us civil war. Do it

    Theodicist EddieTheodicist EddieYıl önce
  • Why is it the anglo-american command when as many brits werent angles as were?

    SeaghánSeaghánYıl önce
  • I’m jumping into normandy for D-Day 75 on June 9th.

    Muff AficionadoMuff AficionadoYıl önce
  • There were Canadians that also paratroopers they jumped in the Battle of Normandy my great-uncle just one of them.

    Tommy CuthbertTommy CuthbertYıl önce
  • Thanks for mentioning the Canadian, Pole's and French who were also part of the Airborne landings on D-Day.

    LessCommonKnowledgeLessCommonKnowledgeYıl önce
    • There were also a few jewish paratroops sent in before dday

      Jax WalkerJax Walker8 aylar önce
  • You can't say for sure what would happen because if they did not have the airborne unites the plan they would have put in place would not be the same even up to the area they would land.

    KrudemonKrudemonYıl önce
  • Don Malarkey actually lived in my neighborhood, right around the corner from the high school I attended. Seeing Band of Brothers and knowing that was a real trip.

    Jj SmithJj SmithYıl önce
  • I don't beleive that D-DAY would of failed if there was no paratroopers or if they would of have failed but I think the fight and struggle on the beaches would of been much different and bloodier.

    Matt KellyMatt KellyYıl önce
  • Tanks would not have saved d day, there was always fear of panzers being hit by naval guns

    SeaSeaYıl önce
  • You are aware that the Canadians also dropped paratroopers on D Day are you not? To omit them and put them under the British banner is just insulting to their memories and an indication of a lazy recount of history.

    Meadow SongMeadow SongYıl önce
    • They were part of the 6th Airborne Division, so they were mentioned as much as the Ox and Bucks Light Infantry were. An analysis of greater depth and length could mention every sub unit, but in this case the divisions only were covered. It's a bit like the failure to mention the Royal Marine Commandos on the Canadian beach, Juno.

      adventus saxonumadventus saxonumYıl önce
  • My grandfather was in the 82nd airborne.

    Joe The JuggaloJoe The JuggaloYıl önce
  • How did you get that picture at 6:37 ?

    RayRayYıl önce
  • Answer: Not a failure but much more casualties

    Chance WebsterChance WebsterYıl önce
  • allies: we have canada axis: ha! and what your "canada" have? united-states: ... englande: ... canada: we have Leo Major germany: and who is this guy? canada: your nightmare germany: glup! O-O,

    • Whut?

      Nathan TopNathan TopYıl önce
  • Well done - keep up the great work

    Peter BertanzettiPeter BertanzettiYıl önce
  • Not to mention that the vast majority of the German army was on the eastern front. That and awaiting a landing that never happened from General Patton's fake army he was commanding when he was in "time out". As brilliant as Rommel was he just didn't have the manpower to defend the way that he wanted. If he did history would've been much different.

    Lamont ShaversLamont ShaversYıl önce
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