world war two

Soviet SVT-38 Self-Loading Rifle Soviet SVT-38 Self-Loading Rifle

Hi guys, thanks for tuning in to another video on ForgottenWeapons.com. I’m Ian, I am here today at the Rock Island Auction Company, and I’m taking a look at some of the guns that are coming up for sale in their February of 2016 Regional auction. Now, most people are probably familiar with the SVT-40,…

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The REAL Reason why Hitler HAD to start WW2 The REAL Reason why Hitler HAD to start WW2

When you stop and think about it, the traditional narrative as to why Hitler went to war makes no sense. Hitler, they say, was a madman who wanted to conquer the world. Or a big giant farm in the East… because… Hitler wanted Germans to be farmers. And they say it’s because Germany got blockaded…

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The Soviet Hammer Strikes Hard at Finland – WW2 – 023 – February 2 1940 The Soviet Hammer Strikes Hard at Finland – WW2 – 023 – February 2 1940

February 2, 1940 In December, the Finns had humiliated the invading Soviet Red Army in the field, but throughout January the Soviets have been planning and organizing for a massive new assault. This week, that assault begins. I’m Indy Neidell; this is World War Two. Last week the British made a strong step on the…

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What If Hitler Teamed Up With The Soviet Union? What If Hitler Teamed Up With The Soviet Union?

The soviet unions role in world war 2 is no secret, but its often overshadowed by the united states. World war 2 is a conflict that was won by the united states, at least, that’s the story we learn in school and on television. But Russia’s role in world war 2 was necessary for the…

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Not all Fascists Are Nazis – Civil War in Austria | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1934 Part 2 of 4 Not all Fascists Are Nazis – Civil War in Austria | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1934 Part 2 of 4

So what do you do when you have to choose between Fascism and Naziism? Hard choice? Well, if only one of them comes with independence you might take that one – this is what conservative politician Engelbert Dolfuss does when he decides to become the Fascist Dictator of Austria in 1934. Welcome to Between-2-Wars a…

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The Soviets Finish a Costly Winter War – WW2 – 029 – March 16 1940 The Soviets Finish a Costly Winter War – WW2 – 029 – March 16 1940

No, 12% Of the whole population Yes! Okay March 16, 1940 Finland has been fighting off the Red Army of the USSR since the beginning of December, in some of the most appalling conditions for war imaginable with temperatures as low as -40, but this week the Winter War ends. I’m Indy Neidell; this is…

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Artwork by a Polish Survivor of Soviet Deportations to Siberia Artwork by a Polish Survivor of Soviet Deportations to Siberia

Deportation of a family from their home by the Bolsheviks Deportees from a Polish town are herded into cattle wagons by the NKVD (the Soviet Union’s secret police organisation) Soviet officers doing a roll call of inmates at a Bolshevik holding prison Inmates are given delousing treatment and a bath Conditions inside the barracks of…

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Germany Never Elected Hitler | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1933 Part 1 of 3 Germany Never Elected Hitler | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1933 Part 1 of 3

On January 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler, Führer of the Nazi Party, walks out of the offices of German President Paul von Hindenburg with tears in his eyes. He is greeted by a small crowd cheering and saluting him with the Hitler Salute. When he gets into his car, he repeats; “we did it, we did…

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‘We must never let the NHS free from our grasp’: Harry Leslie Smith’s powerful 2014 speech ‘We must never let the NHS free from our grasp’: Harry Leslie Smith’s powerful 2014 speech

I came into this world in the rough and ready year of 1923. I am from Barnsley and I can tell you that my childhood – like so many others from that era – was not an episode from Downton Abbey. [Laughter/applause] Instead, it was a barbarous time. It was a bleak time and it…

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Hearts of Iron IV: Waking the Tiger – Release Trailer Hearts of Iron IV: Waking the Tiger – Release Trailer

The world is burning. War rages in the skies, on land and on the seas. And the future is as yet unknown. The German Generals may choose to defy their leader and restore the Kaiser. Japan might look north, towards Russia, for its resources, instead of striking against China. You must make hard choices. New…

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