WW2- The Eastern Front- The Soviets

Spring 1941. Nazi Germany dominated Europe. Poland and France had been occupied, and only the British Commonwealth fought on. Now Hitler turned east to the USSR, where Nazi dreams of a new land empire were to be fulfilled. In June 1941, he unleashed Operation Barbarossa, the largest military operation in history and the beginning of the most destructive conflict ever known.

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  1. Nick Walker

    Nick Walker

    2 년 전

    Excellent documentary. Find it odd the maps explaining the tactical movements are in Russian, but nevertheless, I enjoyed this. Thank you AFV

  2. Ben Quinney

    Ben Quinney

    2 년 전

    Don’t think too much

  3. Tomasz Wozniak

    Tomasz Wozniak

    2 년 전

    Historical revisionism at its finest.

  4. 13th Step

    13th Step

    2 년 전

    World War 3 is coming soon and I hope we get whiped out. I hope we Nuke the Sun I wanna watch it explode

    • weee

      weee

      2 년 전

      13th Step bro i think a nuke is like 1 millionth of the earth and the earth is a millionth of the sun so nukes wont do shit also the nuke would not reach the sun also also if it did reach the sun it woulve burned up also also also the sun os gas so it wont blow up

  5. Aidan Stephens

    Aidan Stephens

    2 년 전

    Nazi Germany and the US SO we're allies, thought it was a NAP

    • Panzer Ace

      Panzer Ace

      2 년 전

      Aidan Stephens Molotov-Ribbentrop treaty. Germans are pretty traitorous so the 2nd front was established.

    • Aidan Stephens

      Aidan Stephens

      2 년 전

      *USSR

  6. Cornelius McMuffin

    Cornelius McMuffin

    2 년 전

    But they never expected what was to come. The Germans invaded with their small, fast panzers, and the Soviets responded with huge, lumbering beasts, with armor impervious to the German weaponry, and easily capable of dispatching a German tank in a single shot. These were the KV tanks. KV-1, armed with a 76 millimeter gun, similar to early t-34 tanks, was very well armored, and had the same firepower as a t-34, just enough to punch through German panzers. The KV-2, which was actually developed at the same time, in 1939, was far ahead of its time. Armed with a 152 millimeter howitzer, intended to destroy bunkers, it was a fears on beast indeed. With a single shot, this massive gun would easily punch a massive whole through the armor of the famous tiger, blasting it into a million tiny pieces. It was not ever used for this, however, as it was ineffective against the blitzkreig tactics used by the Germans, being very difficult to reload and the limited ammo capacity from the sheer size of its shells. There was the famous story of how a single KV-2 was able to hold back the entire German army for two entire days of continuous fire, even after running out of ammunition and being immobilized, before finally being knocked out, probably by a flak 88. This legitimately shook the Germans, who simply had not expected this kind of resistance from the Soviets. They were expecting infantry and light tanks, like those deployed in Poland. Because of this, the panzer IV, which at the time was supposed to be a support tank to the panzer III, the mainline tank which was unable to deal with the new threat, was re-equipped with a longer, anti tank gun, the 75mm PaK 40. This gun could get through the armor of a KV or T-34, and the panzer IV, which was intended to use a short howitzer for light artillery support, found itself thrust into a new role as a frontline tank, and hence it also had to receive better armor. The success panzer IV led to the development of the Tiger and Panther tanks. The tiger took the strength of the 88 flak and stuck it into a tank, and the panther took the strengths of a T-34, its sloped armor, and a Panzer IV, its powerful gun, and combined them into one lethal machine. Finally, there was the ultimate supertank, the Maus. This machine had one goal, which was to recapture the success of the early Soviet heavy tanks with a machine that was well armed, and extremely heavily armored. But they never got the chance to make many, as like the tiger, it was very expensive. The mighty Maus, like the KV-2, fell to sheer numbers in defense of Berlin. Both of the two prototypes were destroyed, one by a soviet IS-2, and the other never received a turret, and it was seized by invading soviet forces.

    • Panzer Ace

      Panzer Ace

      2 년 전

      Cornelius McMuffin and clarify that the KV-2 that held the line in Raiseinai had two endings. 1st version: The KV-2 was being shot at by multiple anti-tank guns that it made a few holes in them. An infantry platoon creeped on the KV-2 but was spotted by the commander. The Germans charged while the KV-2 was still turning its turret. The Germans placed grenades on the holes and one of the grenades killed the crew. The Germans buried the fallen Soviet crewmen with full honors for their bravery. 2nd version: The KV-2's ammunition ran out and the crewmen abandoned the tank at night.

    • Panzer Ace

      Panzer Ace

      2 년 전

      Cornelius McMuffin didn't one of the surviving prototypes were captured? No such reports suggests that the Maus was used in battle. It's also unreliable.

    • Panzer Ace

      Panzer Ace

      2 년 전

      Cornelius McMuffin would like to confirm some stuff. KV-2 is not a behemoth. It was a pain in the ass. The tank would often go on its sides if it turns its turret on uneven terrain. The 152mm is unreliable, often missing its own shots within 200 metres. The KV-2 is only good at games where realism is not the priority.

    • Mag Tinfal

      Mag Tinfal

      2 년 전

      Cornelius McMuffin Ya know no one is going to read this whole thing right?

  7. Nba young uzi

    Nba young uzi

    2 년 전

    the most cool front of ww2

    • DiamondOranges 123

      DiamondOranges 123

      년 전

      War isn't cool its scary and bloody

    • Miko Mido

      Miko Mido

      2 년 전

      Both literally & figuratively

  8. Rocksetter

    Rocksetter

    2 년 전

    What's to comment about other than to comment on the lack of commenting?

  9. sushikid 77

    sushikid 77

    2 년 전

    did no one comment on this?

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