The German Plan to Destroy French Culture - The Occupation of France - WW2 - 066 - November 30, 1940

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The German Plan to Destroy French Culture - The Occupation of France - WW2 - 066 - November 30, 1940 5

While Hitler consolidates his power in occupied France, Japanese and Italian forces try to get an edge, but fail. The war is not looking too well for anyone at this point.

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: Mikołaj Cackowski

Colorizations by:

-Archiwum Cyfrowe

A TimeGhost chronological documentary produced by OnLion Entertainment GmbH.

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Author — World War Two


Can we just appreciate that Indy and the crew use multiple sources, and let us know how the sources either compliment or contradict each other? Really insightful to the influence of bias as well as common perceptions of the war.

Author — Grishnikov


These phone conversations in the beggining keep getting weirder and weirder.

Author — David Gârbea


Greece did a lot more work in their battles with Italy than I realized.

Author — Ethan Matz


Can we appreciate that Indy is still doing this despite the demonization hell that has plagued history channels such as his, he doesn’t make nearly as much as he should but yet he continues to provide us education and entertainment!

Author — YFR


Mussolini: invading Greece will be a walk in the park!

Papagos: Unfortunately for you history will not see it that way!

Author — Steven Moore


"My name is Inigo Montoya you killed my father, prepare to die."

I busted out laughing at that intro!

Author — Gungriffen


This week in the Greco-Italian War is marked by the opening of the Battle of Pogradec:

The Battle of Pogradec, the Greek effort for the capture of the important Albanian city on the shores of lake Ohrid, near the border of Albania with Yugoslavia, opened on Sunday, November 27, 1940.
The battle was a stiff one because the Italians had heavily fortified the town.

A heavy Greek artillery bombardment was followed by bayonet charges launched by the divisions of Greek T.S.D.M ('West Macedonia Army Section' an army-sized unit with five infantry divisions under the overall command of Lt. Gen. Ioannis Pitsikas) for four days. As a result, the Italians fell in disarray. The Italian 53rd Infantry Division 'Arezzo' (Div. Gen. Ernesto Ferrone) in particular, was badly hit and started a full retreat to the north, towards Elbasan.

On November 30, 1940, the Greek XIII Infantry Division under new command (Maj. Gen. Sotirios Moutoussis became its CO just a few days earlier) from T.S.D.M. took Pogradec. It must be noted that during the operations for the capture of Pogradec, six battalion and two regimental commanders were relieved by Gen. Moutoussis.
Mopping-up operations continued for two more days. The bulk of the Italian forces however, managed to escape because the Greeks were poorly motorized and the weather had turned cold and snowy. The Battle of Pogradec cost the Greeks 2, 972 casualties.

Italian General Carlo Geloso, commanding officer of 11. Army in Albania, notified the Italian C-in-C, General Ubaldo Soddu after the fall of Pogradec, that:
'...a new line of defence is chosen in the hope of avoiding the loss - even temporarily - of Sarandë, Gjirokastër, and Përmet in Albania. Italian forces are exhausted and their efficiency is reduced by 70%'

Author — Αποστόλης Μ.


Inigo Montoya obviously had the wrong number. Indy clearly has five fingers on his right hand.

Author — Garret LeBuis


It is only coming to the end of 1940, and already so many events are happening at the same time in one week. Already, an average 12 min weekly video can barely keep up with things.

At this rate, at the end of the war, we might need a 30 min video just to cover your average week.... Still, keep up the good work!

Author — Dickson Phua


Britain: We need a Gyro

Greece: I gotcha

Author — Netro Lancer


What I like very much about this series is that, although I have read and seen so much about the war and all it's sides, stories, political events, battles and campaignes, for the first time I see all these things happen at the same timeline.

Author — Aram L.


I really appreciate placing the particular military movements into a bigger picture, like why the Greeks pushing further is so embarrassing for Germany, etc. It really helps understanding why things happened the way they happened.
Also, loved the Princess bride reference and how it made sense in the middle of the episode. 'Hello. My name is Inigo Campioni. You killed my ship. Prepare to die.' 😃

Author — Ágnes Keresztury


"Hubris never leads you to where you think it will."

Neither does Nemesis, come to think about it.

Author — JoDonHo


Greek plan for the war against Italy: it's over Italy, I got the high ground.

Author — nerokota


Me: Sees ad halfway through the video
Me: "Oh wow, a monetized ww2 video!"
World War 2: shows clip from the eternal jew
Me: "Yeah no way this is monetized"

Author — Bart De Coucke


Fun fact, my secondary school was actually bombed during this weeks attack on Southampton. To this day in one of the buildings theres a plaque dedicated to it

Author — Meowdy


Indy, as a greek, thank you for covering the Greco-Italian with so much detail, its actually one of the most celebrated events in our modern history because its one of the veeery few times where the greeks were united (might actually be the last ) .Even though this unity didn't last long (civil war started right after) its so important to us that we are probably the only country to celebrate the start of the war -people especially in Athens after the declaration of the war run to the streets with flags and a great sense of happiness and pride-and not the end which led to a total catastrophe. So again thank you and keep up this brilliant work

Author — Arrested Joker


"the germans do not recognise an expanse of water greater than a bloody lake" 😂 😂 😂 Churchill was the man

Author — paul leader


„Alright guys we really need a good codename for this operation near the han river“
„What about han region operation?“

Author — Affentaktik