Cracks in the Soviet-Nazi Alliance - WW2 - 065 - November 23, 1940

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As the Greek campaign continues, Hitler points his attention eastwards. While he can't invade the Soviet Union just yet, his dependence on it is making him nervous.



Written and Hosted by: Indy Neidell
Produced and Directed by: Spartacus Olsson and Astrid Deinhard
Executive Producers: Bodo Rittenauer, Astrid Deinhard, Indy Neidell, Spartacus Olsson
Creative Producer: Joram Appel
Post-Production Director: Wieke Kapteijns
Research by: Indy Neidell
Edited by: Iryna Dulka

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Sources:
- Coal energy by supalerk laipawat, wheat Grain Bag by Symbolon, oil barrel by BomSymbols from the Noun Project
- Portrait of Sir John Salmond courtessy of National Portrait Gallery, London
- Lord Beaverbrook photographed by Yousuf Karash
- IWM: HU 94169, D 1640, D 1556, D 1507, D 1589, D 1513, D 1567, H 12224
- Narodowe Archiwum Cyfrowe

A TimeGhost chronological documentary produced by OnLion Entertainment GmbH.

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Cheers, Joram

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Author — World War Two

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At this rate the Greeks will be in Venice by Christmas.

Author — Jacob Clark

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Indy is a damn fine presenter. Here's hoping he's just run out of world wars.

Author — A Brit

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A few years ago I visited the area of these battles. There, I heard the following story from the locals:

In the summer of 1941, when Greece was eventually occupied by the Germans, and the snow had melted, the italian authorities in albania were looking on the mountains for corpses of soldiers from the winter battles.
There, in a ditch they saw something strange

Two soldiers. A greek and an italian almost embraced. They had bayoneted each other, they died there and were covered by the snow for many months.

The Italians tried to separate the corpses but they couldn't. They were stuck.
They tried to move them together but they failed. They were too heavy.
Thus they decided to leave them in the ditch.
They burried them in the same ditch they found them, and over their tomb they wrote the following inscription on a stone (in italian):

Enemies at war
Brothers in death

Author — George T

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lines on elderly people in bomb shelters... Knowing so much of so numerous attrocities and suffering of that time I didnt expect this apparently trivial incovienences to be so touching illustration of human condition in modern war.
Love the show, Your attitude, compassion and professionalism.
Gret job, thank You Indy and Crew :)

Author — Jacek Łu

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"He doesn't like that situation", that was funny as hell Indy. Great job guys, excellent episode, thank you a bunch.

Author — Canthama

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Attacking one of your biggest suppliers of food and raw materials.


What could possibly wrong?

Author — David Beach

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USSR: Hey guys what are you doing with those troop build-ups in Romania?
Germany: Uhhh...um..I, I'm planning to invade north Africa and also help Italy in Greece?
USSR: Oh cool can I join you guys, Looks like you and your pals might need a hand dealing with the allies, especially Italy, the poor thing.
Germany: no no, you are helping by just standing there. I do warn you not to trust Britain, they'll try to spread propaganda such as something outrageous as us invading you.
USSR: Oh that's silly, thanks for the warning pal.
Germany: Never trust those pesky anglos, Tschuss.
*[Germany plans to invade USSR secretly intensify]*

Author — Dataizm

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I thought Conrad Von Hötzendorf would be on the phone this time.
At least his picture is on the wall

Author — Indiana Jones

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Dear Indy and Crew,

I’d like to let you know I personally appreciate the content you produce and the interest in history which you’ve sparked in my heart.

Cheers,

Author — The Drifter

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Mussolini scores enormous moron- points by deciding to attack the greeks in november, just in time for the mud

Author — jeremyramone

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I can't imagine how bad it would have been to be an Italian soldier in either World War.

Author — Toss Off

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This is honestly one of the best Youtube Channels ever. Thanks guys.

Author — ZachGamr

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Oh dear, we absolutely must not laugh at Italy... 😂 Got to hand it to those Greek troops though who seemed to be emulating the spirit of Thermopylae in the last few weeks.

Author — Simon Turner

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Soviets are coming
It is worse than winter

Author — România Countryball

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I just want to say that I am exited for the upcomming Italian spring offensive in 1941

Author — El Presidente

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Dang Stalin, don't trust weird strangers, especially when they have a moustache like THAT!!!!

Author — stopscammingman

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The pacific naval theatre is coming in soon. Hoping for some neat details to come with it

Author — falcon ぬるぽ

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The Soviet Union was Germany's lend lease lol

Author — Lutherus P-XCs

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Honestly who are these people that hit dislike on these videos? Lol they dislike learning I suppose.

Author — Winter Soldier