Operation Barbarossa - Biggest Land Invasion in History - WW2 - 096a - June 22 1941

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Operation Barbarossa - Biggest Land Invasion in History - WW2 - 096a - June 22 1941 5

June 22 1941. The first day of Operation Barbarossa begins as Adolf Hitler’s German armies invade Joseph Stalin’s Soviet Union with the largest force on the longest front ever seen in human history...

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Director: Astrid Deinhard
Producers: Astrid Deinhard and Spartacus Olsson
Executive Producers: Astrid Deinhard, Indy Neidell, Spartacus Olsson, Bodo Rittenauer
Creative Producer: Joram Appel
Post-Production Director: Wieke Kapteijns
Research by: Indy Neidell
Edited by: Iryna Dulka
Sound design: Marek Kamiński

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Author — World War Two


Awesome: I'm sure I speak for many Patreon subscribers when I say this is the one video we've been long awaiting: Indy picks up the phone and learns about Barbarossa. No words: perfectly done.

Author — Brian L.


Imagine two decades ago were TV was the only Historical shows airing, the only other available media that was wide spread was books. Now today history channel has been discredited and mocked for their comical shows, and a YouTube channel and its sponsors make a series spanning weekly uploads following events across years. These times are truly the greatest.

Author — SCP 096


Funny, how Stalin, who saw an enemy in every shadow, got caught red-handed by the one major power that really wanted his guts turned inside out at all costs.

Author — Piscator


In exactly 3 years time I will finally learn how to pronounce "Bagration": The countdown has begun!

Author — Andy Crawley


"If Hitler invaded hell, I will atleast make a positive reference about the devil in the house of commons"
- Churchill, june 21 1941

Author — Niranjan Srinivasan


Stalin wakes up literally being shot by Hitler

Stalin: “Hm... it’s probably nothing”

Stalin goes back to bed.

Author — David Umstattd


Hitler: I created quite a plan to get Caucasian oil first then go to for the rest, I can't wait to see Halder executing my plan flawlessly without changing priorities because he knows better
Halder:Hey Hey

Author — Wojszach


Stalin hears about invasion:
"So this is the end?"
"No, this is just Prelude!"

Author — Matti Taneli Hämäläinen


That last 60 seconds was probably some of the most chilling writing and visual presentation I've ever seen. It's such an honour to be able to support such an immense project. Here's to another 4 years of content. It'll be Hell, but at least we're marching through it together. ✊

Author — TheRavingCelt


"Finally! A worthy opponent! This operation will be legendary!" - Hitler, 22th June 1941, probably

Author — Kacper Kociszewski


Stalin: "I'm paranoid about my generals questioning my authority, they're looking to overthrow me! Purge Them!" also Stalin: "Nah, those thousands of Panzers and fighter planes at our border don't mean anything. All of this intelligence is false!"

Author — excelon13


When mentioning an army under "insert general name here" a picture of the man would be a nice addition.

Author — Steven Wills


text of Molotov's speech for those interested.

"Today at 4 a.m. ... without declaring war, Germany attacked our country ... the attack was perpetrated despite a pact of non-aggression between the USSR and Germany, which the USSR faithfully abided by ... responsibility for this attack falls entirely upon German fascist rulers ... at 5:30 a.m. the German ambassador in Moscow relayed the message from the German government that the decision to launch war against the USSR was due to Red Army units concentrated near the East German border. I replied on behalf of the USSR, that Germany attacked despite the peace agreement, making Germany the aggressor ... Hitler's declaration today is a lie and a provocation, and he is trying belatedly to invent charges that the Soviet Union failed to observe the Soviet-German pact. Now that the attack on the Soviet Union has already been committed, the Soviet Government has ordered our troops to retaliate and to drive German troops from our country. This war has been forced upon us, not by the German people, not by German workers, peasants and intellectuals, whose sufferings we well understand, but by the clique of bloodthirsty Fascist rulers of Germany who have enslaved Frenchmen, Czechs, Poles, Serbians, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, Holland, Greece and other nations. The government of the Soviet Union expresses its unshakable confidence that our valiant army and navy and brave falcons of the Soviet Air Force will acquit themselves with honor in performing their duty to the fatherland and to the Soviet people, and will inflict a crushing blow upon the aggressor ... The government of the Soviet Union expresses the firm conviction that the whole population of our country, all workers, peasants and intellectuals, men and women, will conscientiously perform their duties and do their work. Our entire people must now stand solid and united as never before ... The government calls upon you, citizens of the Soviet Union, to rally still more closely around our glorious Bolshevist party, around our Soviet Government, around our great leader and comrade, Stalin. Ours is a righteous cause. The enemy shall be defeated. Victory will be ours."

Author — Fite-4-Ever


German High Command: "We're about ready to launch Operation Barbarossa."
Hitler: "Hold on, I'm still working on putting together the soundtrack."

Author — David Beach


"The Great Patriotic War" begins

Author — thekar


will there be any mention of Shostakovitch "Leningrad" symphony during the siege of Leningrad?
I really hope so. The book "siege and symphony" is worth a read, as it is a bloody good book!

Author — Evolution Rocks


The prelude has ended. The REAL war starts now...

Author — Ненад Спасић


How to destroy your thousand year Reich in Two Easy Steps.
Step One: Invade Russia.
Step Two: Russia Invades YOU.

Author — Grand Moff


Fitting they called it Barbarossa, who died by drowing after falling from his horse into a river in full plate armour. Kinda fits the theme of how the operation went.

Author — The Martial Lord of Loyalty