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The Second World War: Fighters of WWII

The Second World War: Fighters of WWII

(somber music) – [Narrator] Fame, according to the experts, is the condition of being much talked about. The fighter aircraft in this film were much talked about during World War II, and they’ve all found their place in the annals of aviation history as famous fighters of the period. (airplane buzzes) Each suffered its shortcomings, …

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 …

Top 10 Conquerors In History

Top 10 Conquerors In History

These are the greatest conquerors in human history ranked solely by the amount of land they brought under their control while in power. Hernán Cortés is a big reason why Spanish is the second-most spoken language in the world. Starting with just a few hundred armored soldiers, about 15 horses, and – most importantly, guns …

What Was Life Like For Prisoners of WWII

What Was Life Like For Prisoners of WWII

It’s December, 1944, and the Nazis are on the attack. You’re a soldier in the Allied forces pushing forward to liberate France, Belgium, and beyond. But progress toward Germany has slowed. You’d been at the front for just days1 when the enemy launched a surprise assault. Now, you and your brothers-in-arms struggle to hold a …

Escaping The Nazi Death Camp

Escaping The Nazi Death Camp

World War II was a time of terror that brought out the worst in many. Yet even in the darkest, most desperate times people joined together to fight against the wicked in positions of authority, even when the consequence they would face was often certain death. Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler are two such men …