Eastern Front Deployments, July 1942 – WW2 Special

It is what it says it is, the front line deployments of the Axis and Soviet forces in the Southern Part of the Eastern Front in late July 1942. Hitler’s forces invading, and Josef Stalin’s on defense.

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Hosted by: Indy Neidell
Director: Astrid Deinhard
Producers: Astrid Deinhard and Spartacus Olsson
Executive Producers: Astrid Deinhard, Indy Neidell, Spartacus Olsson, Bodo Rittenauer
Creative Director: Wieke Kapteijns
Creative Producer: Maria Kyhle
Written by: Indy Neidell
Research by: Indy Neidell
Edited by: Daniel Weiss
Map animations by: Daniel Weiss
Map research by: Markus Linke
Sound design by: Marek Kamiński
Colorizations by: – Julius Jääskeläinen –

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Archive footage: Screenocean/Reuters –

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  1. This is another exciting special episode, and by now we've done an awful lot of them. Dozens, in fact, on a variety of subjects. You owe it to yourself to check out the specials playlist where we cover a wide variety of aspects of the war that we are not able to go in depth into in the regular episodes. Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsIk0qF0R1j6TfuWStd-aigrv6HQKk5Ty

    And check out out subseries on the intelligence war right here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsIk0qF0R1j5rv_TTlEuYJpRmWa1QCfZ0

    That's some good stuff. Real "behind the scenes" material.

  2. Stats for "Fall Blau" i found so far: (28 June – 24 November 1942)

    Strength Initially:

    AXIS 1,570,287

    Nazi Germany: 1,210,861

    Kingdom of Romania: 159,426

    Kingdom of Hungary (1920–1946): 200,000

    1,934 tanks/assault guns

    1,593–2,035 aircraft

    Strength Initially:

    Soviet Union 1,715,000

    1,000,000 (In reserve)

    2,959–3,720 tanks

    1,671 aircraft

    16,500 artillery pieces

    Total: 2,715,000

    Casualties and losses

    Nazi Germany:


    700 tanks destroyed

    Kingdom of Romania:


    Kingdom of Hungary:


    Soviet Union 1,200,000

    4,862 tanks destroyed

  3. Can i ask what the diffrence is between a rifle division and a rifle brigade ? You talk about them both but i have no clue what numbers i should think of.

  4. How obsessed we are with ww2? Enough to make a board game based on it in 6th standard in boarding school days with whatever info i could gather out of the school library

  5. I love you Russia, but I know how this goes and man….how can you throw away so much armour for nothing.

    It's so frustrating watching how the CCCP is so incompetently inefficient when you know their generals know better.

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