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World War II Part 1: Crash Course US History #35

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course U.S. history, and today we’re going to talk about a topic so huge to history buffs that we can only discuss a tiny, little fraction of it. I am of course referring to paratroopering. No World War II. World War II is the only historical event that …

A Brief History of the Normans | Animated History

A Brief History of the Normans | Animated History

So, who were the Normans? You might think they were French, but they were in fact descended from Norse raiders from Scandinavia. They settled in northern France in the ninth and early 10th century, calling their new homeland Normandy 150 years later, their leader, Duke William II, claimed he also had the right to the …