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This is our WW1 compilation video, originally released in 2016. Unfortunately, the original was demonetized and made 18+ by KRclip, presumably because of the very few (and carefully chosen) photographs of war dead (no actual reason was given). This was frustrating not only for the obvious financial reasons, but because the video was intended as an educational resource. The video has now been re-edited to remove some of the more explicit photographs. Hopefully KRclip will allow this version to remain available to those of all ages seeking to learn more about this important episode of history. For those wishing to support the channel you can find out more at www.patreon.com/EpicHistoryTV
Understandable. Still a great video.
@sam reynolds unacceptable *
They shouldn't have made it 18+ in the first place, there was nothing wrong or gratuitous about teaching history, fantastic job on your guy's part
(03:16) August 1914: Opening Moves(05:13) 1914: The War at Sea(06:23) 1914: The Eastern Front(08:09) The World at War(10:18) 1914: Winter(11:45) 1915(13:01) Total War(15:24) Trench Deadlock(17:40) German advances in the East(19:35) Italy enters the war(21:23) The Great Autumn Offensive(24:21) 1916(25:10) The War of Attrition(27:47) Verdun: The Mill of the Meuse(29:59) The Arab Revolt(31:44) The Big Push / The Battle of the Somme(34:03) Romania joins the war / The Battle of Verdun(37:59) 1917(40:02) Russian Revolution(42:23) The Nivelle Offensive / Third Battle of Ypres (Paschendaele)(46:47) 1917 Middle East(48:28) Caporetto(51:20) 1918(52:20) Kaiserschlacht(54:29) The Dawn of Air Power(57:22) Collapse(1:01:41) ConclusionPut this here for myself since KRclip Buried the other comments with timestamps
I don't understand why they compelled Epic History to do an edit.Do you know why? What content was too graphic or controversial?
@ninobrownish They usually do it to get remonitized. KRclip demonitizes it because 1 or 2 100 year old picture in the video have some injury or "gore" in it. KRclip be fickle like that
Well done, boy!
dimensional X First I don't know why you're commenting this on my comment. Second Ottoman Empire brings in the middle East and Germany had many colonies in Africa and Asia that were involved in the conflict. Plus most of the world was neutral until the end of the war when it was clear the entente were going to win
The amount of people dying in each battle was mind blowing... imagine being that last soldier who died in ww1 when 5 mins later the war ended
But casualties doesn't mean people killed only but also those injured n captured or unable to continue to wage war
@vincent mwahu even then the death toll was still massive
@stoic WW2 made this one look like a boy scout camp.9 million German and22 million Soviet fatalities in That one.
@S C in my opinion other than what they did to the jews ww1 looks worse... I mean no general knew what they where doing in this new type of warfare it was an actual meat grinder of trying to cross the trench and getting killed by machine guns. Ww2 was in a way a bit more honorable than being eaten alive in trenches by rats or your toes falling off . Just my opinion if I had a choice to live trough one I would chose ww2 a thousand times
Not only is this the best WW1 Documentary I've ever seen but this is the best Documentary period... (In my opinion of course) Showing this mainly on the map is PERFECT... I wish you guys would do a WW2 Doc the exact same way, SO EDUCATIONAL. You all deserve some kind of an award for this piece...
Hope you know the voice is A.I
@Aerys Targaryen II Is it really tho?
@sheldonspider86 yup. You watch enough history channels you're notice.
@Aerys Targaryen IIit doesn’t matter though
@Andrei McAllister yes it does. It easily replaces people who know how to properly speak, and there ain't that many people who are like that
Better than most multi million dollar production companies and networks. Fantastic educational content. Thank you for all the hard work!
I worry that the allies humiliated Germany too much at the end of ww1, taking such large portions of land on all sides (not to mention what did Africa do to deserve being served up like a piece of pie) corners of their land they took national pride in, it just sowed too much hate and resentment over the following decade and a half among its citizens. It's not excuse for what they did during ww2 but I think there's a lesson to be learned. If you are going to allow a power to continue to exist, it might not be a good idea to beat them down and leave them with such shame they cannot let it go. They had way too much incentive to not let it end that way. It's sad because maybe of all the needless slaughter on all sides especially what would start at the end of the 30's.
@rightpath Yes you are completely right. If they had actually done that than the lives of upto 100 million people would have been saved.
Great content. Much appreciated.
nice of you did that!
cheers mate for keeping history content alive and funded
What a man, what a guy!
For the war efforts :)
@LUCA bro donated 0 💀💀
The most amazing thing is that basically you're looking at a map the whole entire time, but the animations, music, sound effects and pictures make it feel like you're watching a movie. And the narration is my favorite type (accent, voice, tone, pace). Thank you for these great videos!
I don't know why they sent their own soldiers, mostly civilians who enlisted in the last hour. They should have caught people from their colonies like Africa, India and all, maybe 500 million of them and sent them to fight their enemies with bare hands.
give the narrator a cookie. he rocks!
@Monkey Singh find some happiness in your life
He sounds as though he attended the "Jack Palance (RIP) School of Narration." And i mean that, in the best way, possible, believe it.......or not.
Too bad its all an Bull S, caved to an corporation sponsored event.
The fact that enemies were really playing a game with each other in Christmas despite them being in a war against each other really shows that soldiers dont want to fight unnecessarily and die, they just have to cuz of their superiors
From the stories I've been told, if the soldiers were on patrol and they ran into an enemy soldier they wouldn't shoot unless the enemy shot at them. But that isn't the case for every solder.
Class solidarity have the power to destroy all barries
@Son of Kronos and yet the average human being can’t see beyond irrelevant differences like race… you at least seem to have something between your ears, salute to you Vini
Agreed, as someone else mentioned patrols would sometimes break away from eachother.I know of one instance were a well was shared by German and French troops.But there are always over zealous people who believe in the cause.This war is horrific. This is the destruction of generations of men.
General Lettow-Vorbeck is so overlooked and its really sad because he fought off the Entente troops for almost 4 years and won most of his engagements. And also the fact that he surrenders a full 3 days after the armistice is just so cool to me. People really should give him more credit during ww1
Anyone who can carry out combat operations unsupported for an extended period of time against such numbers and resources is someone that should be studied closely.
@Just so I can Fing comment agreed
In Germany he is especially known for his genocide committed in the colonies.
@Ultra Violet it's true that he committed atrocities but he also had some mad respect for the soldiers he fought with and he had refused to listen to Hitler which got him sent to a concentration camp. The balls on that man.
@DockboyDoesThings absolutely. But I guess that's why he is "forgotten" often times. It's easier not to talk about someone then to have light and shadow I guess.
This was the most amazing history lesson I've seen. Sad that KRclip would do this. Also it's awful to imagine so many young men's lives lost. The incredible sacrifices. I wish we could have built a land fit for heroes.
Been listening about military history all day. Crazy to me that the first 5 months of WWI had more dead than Alexander the Great's entire campaign
Man Alexander's army fielded almost 50.000 men at its peak. With spears mostly. What do you even compare? :D
I mean the entire population at alexander's time was around 200 million. During ww1 it was more than a little less than 2 billion.
@Chris Kalogrias I think you could make the case of not comparing percentages based on world population in between each era, and seeing the casualties individualized. Alexander’s campaigns lasted 10 years or so? In 5 months, more husbands, brothers, sons and friends were lost than 10 years worth of killings. Regardless of the number it represents.
@Chris Kalogrias I mean its still crazy to think about the fatal count of Vietnam was roughly 58k and that was the casualty count of a couple hours for a single battle in ww1 so i mean the comparison stands.
This is the evolution of old History Channel content we all enjoyed. Incredible, with this level of production value, this is just freely available on youtube.
This is the best way to really understand any wars in our history, showing what actually happened in a sequence one can visually see. Reading it in a textbook is nothing compared to this. Thank you
. Usa won both wars
@Colin Mcclymont USA executed 2 wars. Just because they join the war in very end of it doesn't make USA the victors(after years of war, USA send fresh troops and suplies to the winning side, and puff USA wins...). Oh and BTW berlin was taken by USSR. So nazism was defeated by Russia. USA defeated Japan. USA didn't win WW I nor WWII.It's like mike tyson going against holyfield after the latter was fighting for 20 rounds. Would you call tyson a victor?! lmao
@Colin Mcclymont You have no idea of what you are talking about.
@Colin Mcclymont 8 out of every 10 German soldiers in ww2 were killed by the Russians.....fact. It's weird though, Germany and Russia split up Poland in the beginning of the war. Russia was not on the allies side at the beginning.
@Captain Ron it is weird, but it was inevitable eventually russia would have invaded germany once build up more meanwhile germany suffering casualties against the allies
I learned more about WW1 in this hour than I had in my 47 years of life. This was amazing. Please tell me you guys plan on a full year by year just like this of WW2 and maybe Vietnam? Thanks so much for the knowledge.
be carefull, it's not completly accurate and with an anglo saxon bias (and i have a french bias)
@Olivier B well yeah it’s pretty obvious in a English bias but also a French bias too
If you're interested in possibly the best war history documentary series ever made, in my opinion, check out "battlefield" there are I think 5 seasons on world war 2 and a separate series in one season called battlefield: Vietnam (not to be confused with the video game) They are absolutely fantastic, they go over the politics, disposition of belligerents, the generals, equipment, formations, everything, they're a bit dry with not much dramatic flair but I personally prefer that style, just straight up history without all the fluff.
Dan Carlins ww1 is EPIC
Fun fact: There is a city in Canada, Ontario that was called "New Berlin" but during the first world war, it was seen as odd to have that as a name.. and upon hearing of the death of Lord Kitchener, took up the name Kitchener as a sign of British patriotism and anti-German sentiment.
Love looking at the name list for kitchener, the submitted new names weren't exactly inventive
The British Royal Family also switched their name of their house from “Saxe-Coburg and Gotha" to “Windsor” for exactly the same reason.
@RngCheese We literally just looked at a map of the UK and copied every name lol
@nolanone soon we will have new beijing, hongcouver, comgary, sumtingwong, and a bunch of diverse city names.
Done the same with german shepherd's, were called alsastion s from Alsace just inside france
The numbers of casualties in one battle is mind boggling. One batter was almost the total number of killed in the entire American Cival War. Absolutely insane.
I am shocked that I spent an hour mainly looking at a world map and was enthralled by what it was just saying while moving flags and ship images back and forth. Background music was pretty much the same throughout and was captivating.
As a Canadian I was pleased to see the Canadian attack on Vimy Ridge was mentioned, Canada fought in the war not by choice like the United States, but because it was a dominion of Britain at the time, and that successful attack along with the many contributions that Canadian soldiers made fighting alongside British soldiers is important to our history as it came to lead to Canada's independence allowing Canadian officials their own seat at the signing of the Treaty of Versailles
Didn’t know Canada had an army.
@JAquino Yeah the Canadian Corps were pulled together by the British Army to work as part of their forces, it was British first army commander General Henry Horne who planned the Vimy Ridge attack, and his planning combined with barrages from allied troops and the determination of the Canadian Corps led to the majority of the ridge being captured in a single day on April 9th, by the 12th the whole of the ridge and it's villages were under Canadian control, and to this day the ridge park is marked as Canadian land in spite of it being in France
and still If the queen told Canadian to go towar , u all canadian still go to war. Its in ur own constitution
@Gundar Varr That's incorrect, while Canada does still have ties to Britain in that a vote of no confidence could lead to a British government member temporarily taking over before a new Prime Minister would take on leadership, the queen cannot force Canada to go into war, in 1939 when Britain went to war during World War II the Canadian government felt it was a good decision to aid Britain knowing the long history between the two nations as allies and trade partners and the majority of the people supported this at the time because for many it was where many Canadians had migrated fromIf Britain went to war now with Russia to help Ukraine it would ultimately be a decision by Trudeau whether Canada goes to war or not and as for the people I feel it would be more split, Canada's population is much more varied with immigrants from many different nations with different views of the world
We lost History Channel to stupid pawn and lumber shows, but we have you. I'm speechless, this is truly an internet treasure.
Yes Indeed.... whats ironic.. I came here as a misclick... Best misclick I ever made... HAHA
@Kas Adam I have read a lot about WWI and what I am seeing is spot on despite the complexity. Care to elaborate on your concern?
@Kas Adam "he's wrong! Believe me!"Evidence?"Look it up yourself or you're a sheep!"
@Kas Adam it only concerns you yet here you are making a fuss about it.
@Kas Adam It was barely even discussed in the video. No need to call me a sheep because I am unclear of your position. Me looking it up does not clarify how you see it as misrepresented.
I'm sure that this leaves a lot out, but I know that in June 1919, the remnants of the German Navy were taken to the north of Scotland to salvage the steel from the ships. There were barely enough German naval soldiers to run the ships under Allied control, but rather than see their ships scrapped for their enemy's gain, the German naval soldiers mutinied and scuttled the last bits of the German fleet and died several months after the Versailles Treaty. Many consider THEM to be the last casualties of the First World War.
This was intense just watching. Even with all the pictures, I doubt the overall devastation in WW1 can ever be put into a sense. With all that's currently going on in the world right now. I hope world leaders would keep history in heart and mind. Blessings and positivity on Earth. ✌️🙏
I’ve always been a great lover of history, and while I had a basic understanding of WW1, watching this made me realize that understanding was seriously deficient! This was so well done. As others have said, you were just looking at maps (which fascinates me anyway) but it feels like you’re watching a movie! Strange but fabulous. I truly applaud the people making this very, very important vids. These important facts are no longer taught in our schools, including universities, and it is a travesty. When people on Twitter & other social media attack current political situations, I have to laugh. They write with such “authority” while knowing absolutely nothing and telling you that you’re ignorant! If it wasn’t so sad it would be very funny. Anyhow, thank. you again. I hit subscribe and notifications bell and look forward to more of these kinds of wonderful presentations. THANK. YOU!
So true, I was never taught about WW1 at school. It should be mandatory learning for everybody.
@Karl Gharst Thanks! Great information.
I wasn’t even taught about any war at school.
@SMOKEY FALCON That is criminal as far as I’m concerned. I was lucky to go to school while education from kindergarten right through high school completion was filled with history lessons from ancient history through Greek & Roman empires to the great European wars, to the founding of America, Russian Revolution and up through Viet Nam wars. We were taught geography, how to read maps, how to figure compound interest, how to write a check, the great philosophers & writers, geez, I’m exhausted just reading my own words😂. Bottom line, we got “educated” and came out of high school knowing more than college graduates with graduate degrees do today. Not bragging, just really sad at what has been done to our education system overall. They do such a disservice to the kids who are embarrassingly uninformed about so much. And, not to get political….but I will…by saying it all began the downward slide in USA when in 1962 JFK allowed collective bargaining in government/schools. Public employee unions are, literally, “bargaining” with themselves! Think about that; they’re the boss and employee. So a win-win for government employees and departments and tax payers and academic standards be damned. This is why I love these kinds of programs on KRclip. They’re a great service and I hope KRclip appreciates that supporting historical programs and other well done presentations like these serves only good. As for gruesome war photos, that’s what wars result in and the more people see them the more they’ll learn NOT to start them. Sorry to ramble Smokey Falcon, but that was a salient comment. Keep watching and God Bless!
Great job guys. I served in Europe and many other places around the world. Unless you were there, you cannot even begin to grasp the details of this material. Reading about it, and studying to make a grade cannot prepare you for war or training to fight a war. I'm grateful for this material.
we're not studying history to be "prepared for war" lol
We can all agree... War is not the answer. Democracy is how we move forward. Sadly one person can change that
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Some slightly deeper explanations:1. Italy never really wanted to be allied with Austria-Hungary. Although Italy and Germany had been co-belligerents in prior wars during their unifications, Austria-Hungary had been the main opponent of Italian unification, and still controlled territory near Venice that Italy believed properly belonged to them. But in the 1880s, Italy and France were trying to colonize the same parts of Africa, and Italy was concerned that they might wind up at war with France- a war they couldn't win. So they reluctantly joined the Triple Alliance. By 1900, the danger of war with France had passed and it became quite clear that Italy wanted out of the alliance. To wit, Austria-Hungary actually drew up plans to invade Italy and seriously considered doing it in 1911. They didn't, however, and when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, Italy finally had their escape hatch and pulled out of the Alliance. 2. The Schlieffen Plan actually called for a tiny token force to guard eastern Germany while the majority of the German Army invaded France via Belgium and the Netherlands. But the German chief of staff at the war's start didn't believe the plan could actually work so he changed it, notably that he left more forces in the east to face Russia (despite how badly Russia had fared in their recent war with Japan), and did not invade the Netherlands. So as it played out, Germany bogged down in Belgium, and was stopped at the Marne as shown in the video. Would Schlieffen's plan have worked better? There's no way to know, but Nazi Germany did do a version of it in 1940 and it was wildly successful. Although it also involved driving a lot of tanks through the Ardennes and tanks weren't invented yet when Schlieffen came up with his plan.3. The collapse of Austria-Hungary was actually already starting as the Battle of Vittorio Veneto was being fought. It was pretty clear that the empire wasn't going to win the war, so Hungary's parliament voted to declare independence on October 17. Within days of the battle's end, what would soon become Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia also declared independence (on October 28th and 29th, respectively). When Austria-Hungary signed the armistice at Villa Giusti on November 3rd, the empire was already shattered. On November 11th, the Emperor issued a declaration that (deep paraphrasing) he was going to allow Austria to become a constitutional monarchy, but the writing was on the wall and everyone just took it as an abdication (even though he had deliberately avoided abdicating). Austria immediately became a republic and banned the Habsburgs. The Emperor also happened to be the King of Hungary, so when Hungary later became a monarchy again (it's complicated), he tried to take his throne back but nobody accepted it and Hungary became a kingdom without a king- an old Austro-Hungarian Navy admiral became the "regent" and ruled Hungary until he was overthrown by the Nazis near the end of World War II. Anyway... this is why Austria and Hungary signed separate peace treaties after the war- they were already separate countries by that point.
Really interesting - thanks for this 👍
Too long didn't read also didn't ask
What happened to the Hasburgs??? They are a very powerful family.
Alan Pratama didn't read sorry
I've always been more interested in WW2 history but this really opened my eyes to the massive scope of WW1, it's no wonder they call it The Great War.
Fun fact…Hitler was supposed to die during the Great War, but since a British soldier hesitated to pull the trigger we got WW2
@Ian Dagmil we would have a war either way the spark would have been something else
@abdi abdi yeah… I mean… Hitler is not the only one who hated the treaty of Versailles….
It's useful to think of WW1 and WW2 as one war with a long cease-fire in between.
This channel continues to capture my attention. This is so well done. This and the Napoleon one has got to be my favorite two! Would love to see a world war II and a Revolutionary War one too
Agreed. Either one would be seen by hundreds/thousands and want more!
An exhaustive account of WW1 with a great watching experience. Thank you for your generous time and effort to make history known to many.
Thank you for this. Will there be a similar video on World War II? This was incredibly informative!
Wow. I wish this sort of content existed when I was younger, and I hope that today's young are taking full advantage now that it does! A phenomenally clear overview of a war I have always struggled to wrap my head around. You have a new and very grateful subscriber!
This is one of the best WW1 videos I've ever seen on KRclip. I love geography and seeing it unfold on a map is amazing!
Time Stamps-0:06 July 1914 EUROPE GOES TO WAR3:16 August 1914 OPENING MOVES5:12 1914 The War at Sea6:21 1914 The Eastern Front8:09 The World at War10:17 Winter 191411:44 191513:00 Total War 15:23 Trench Deadlock17:39 German Advances in the East19:33 Italy Enters War21:20 The Great Autumn Offence24:19 191625:06 War of Attrition27:44 Verdun “The Mill on the Meuse”30:00 The Arab Revolt31:43 The Big Push34:05 Romania Joins the War37:58 191738:33 1917: Breaking Point40:01 Russian Revolution 42:22 The Nivelle Offensive 46:46 Middle East 191748:26 Caporetto51:20 191852:19 Kaiserschlacht ‘The Kaiser’s Battle’54:27 The Dawn of Air Power57:20 Collapse
dude. somebody should pin this,
@BJT never going to give you up never going to let you down never going to turn around and desert you
Wild animals fighting
Amazing production. Very well done and meticulous. While there’s no quantifiable way to measure this, I feel like WWI had more geopolitical repercussions than any other conflict in history…including WW2.Keep up the excellent material.
@WarVanEagle TV - More true in many more ways than most people realize. In fact, it is a MAJOR reason why WWII happened (it led Hitler to decry the "unfairness" of the Allied "punishment" of Germany for their part in WWI and his vengeful desire to retaliate), why much of what is going on in the Middle East is still happening (due the "promises" that the British made to the Turks and Palestinians that were never kept), and the breakup and eventual rise of African countries (which at the time were colonies of the various European countries that, due to the financial disastermath of WWI, were no longer able to maintain them and led to their long struggle to rise out of subservience into nationalism). Those who would deny history will only see humanity repeating the same mistakes. All we have to do is look around our so-call "modern" world and see how that is still being played today. The question is who will become the new rivals striving for power and conquest.
Thank you for this thorough and comprehensive documentary. It really brings across the totality, the cost and the world scale of this brutal war.
This is impressive and I appreciate the efforts you have put in. Outstanding work!
I've learned more than my entire 4 years in history classes in high school. Good lord that's a lot of killing.
I was only looking at a screen with maps and pictures but my hands turned cold in just 15 minutes of watching. The execution, narration and music is so good. I can't help but feel emotional in the lost of too many lives. I knew WW1 happened but I only understand the events of WW2 now I know a lot more. Thank you.
It’s honestly impressive how well the Germans were able to fight this war. For much of the war, 2-3 Allies fighting Germany were lost for every German soldier.
Germany did well but was not almighty their population was almost in the line of dead for inanitation, the iron and metal end en the last mount of the wars to create more thanks and munitions for heavy weapon was imposible,
Play bf1 is set in ww1.
Their geography were pretty bad too, easily isolated
What seperated the Germans from everyone else at the time was they had supreme engineering on all fronts.
Germany was and still is OP for it's tiny size and small population. On the military front, the Germans were the true successors to ancient Rome
I'm a 5th grade teacher. We have included the original (and now presumably revised) video since 2018. We show the first 20-30 minutes and the last 10 minutes. Our major learning goals are to become familiar with the basic facts and imagery of WWI that set it apart from other wars, especially WWII, because 5th graders usually have a very limited sense of historical timelines. The video also supports our targets for learning global geography and the "one thing leads to another" course of history. The restricted notice at the beginning looks alarming, but handled with respect for history there is little to be concerned about content-wise. There is no sex or profanity. There is no political angling. There is grainy, black-and-white imagery of war, both still and motion. Within these, there is next to nothing graphic and certainly gratuitous. I'm fairly conservative as a parent, and I don't feel concerned about sharing this video with my 5th graders each year.
I cannot really imagine the hours spent in order to make this video. Amazing work!
I must say this was very well done. Great narration, pace and effects, and with an almost perfect level/layer of detail.
This video brings me back
This is very well done, the maps help a lot, the narrator is very clear, it sticks to facts, it's engaging without the use of inflammatory, controversial or biased comments.
This is such an amazing video. Beautiful explanation. I would learn more from taking notes on this video alone than I learned in my quarter-long history unit.
Wow man watching this was a way more emotional experience than I expected.No wonder everyone was sick of war by the 70's.
"Only the dead have seen the end of war"-Plato
Majority of the people fighting against the war in the 70s never even went to war
É incrível que a narração em inglês britânico torna o documentário ainda mais fascinante pra assisti-lo.
Amazingly done. Without doubt, the most informative documentary I’ve seen on the great war
This is an outstandingly done piece and is appreciated!
This is so good. I just saw 13 million views and it makes me very happy that such quality content is rewarded. We must know our history
yhaa it is really good ï like history and ï love it when most people get to know and love history 2
This is the best documentary summary I have seen of this sad drawn out war. I have a personal interest in this war as my great uncle's from SA were involved, collecting all the medals, VC included. A book written in his honor, The Bravest Man in the British Army, as he was known. Jack Kelly VC. Excellent comments.
36:34 The Allies have advanced 10 miles at the cost of 600,000 casualties. German losses are about 450,000. The Allies reassure themselves that this is a winning strategy, because at this rate, Germany will run out of men first. INSANITY
But it worked... because the allies had 5 to 6 times the manpower. The British Empire alone had over 400 million to Germanys 80 million.
I would assume those population numbers include Germany’s colonies in WW1
@Thinking Again wow, they were absolute beast it seems, so effective.
This is easily the best video I have seen regarding WWI, the narration and music make you feel excitement and amusement. I learnt plenty of things I didnt know by watching it.
This is the best "World War 1" documentary on KRclip. Please make a "World War 2" documentary as detailed as this❤️
thats just a straight up lie
thank you for this video, i feel like i was living the moment watching these wars and history take place. great content
Everyone watching owes this video a thumbs up, not only did he make this once but he had to make it twice and I can only imagine the work that had to be put into this 1 hour plus video. Thank you.
Hoping for WW2 stories delivered like this. Great job!
The casualties are hard to wrap your head around some times, imagine losing nearly 200k men in a day across all allies 8n a single charge, all to capture 10 miles of trenches...it's insane
I feel the same way about the battle of Kursk in WWII. In almost 4 months the Germans lost as many men as the Americans did in the whole war, both theaters, about 650,000 men. The Russians lost 1.1 million in the battle of Kursk. Both of the Great Wars casualties are hard to wrap your head around.
whats really insane is this is when no one had the same firepower we do today. imagine if ww1 happened in like 2005
@Thurman53 if you look at the actual numbers in each battle and the equipment involved more men were in the field fighting in First World War than in any battle on the western front in WW2. Prior to attacking a :1,000 guns fired almost non stop for three to five days to soften up a small front of about three miles. Today’s armies battle to put a 1,000 guns across complete armies.
Impossible for us to in America outside some kind of nuclear war. Our largest in a day EVER was in our own civil war at Antietam, which I believe was half that number. The only way for Americans to understand WWI would be to look at our closest equivalent, Vietnam, and ask what it would be like if basically all 18-30-year-old men in the 1960s had been drafted and wiped out in the war... that's what Europe dealt with.
Not to mention that the population was much lower back then, making these numbers all the more staggering.
This is an epic documentary. Beautifully presented. It reminds me of how the History Channel used to be before stupid shows like Pawn Stars.
I've tried to understand WW1 for my entire life but have never got the information in the way you have done it in this video. Fantastic
Best history educational video I've seen in KRclip! Eternal gratitude, team! 🇧🇬
I’d actually pay for a WW2 all parts vid!! Amazing work my friend.
It's amazing just how much changed in 1916, what an eventful year.
The fact that there were numerous battles where BOTH sides lost 250 thousand people in a matter of days is staggering. Thats such an incomprehensible level of human misery that we just look at it like a statistic and cant even relate to what it means. An entire war fought over essentially nothing
Like most war's
@Spammer Generico 567 This one was particularly stupid. WWII at least had a clear enemy with an ideology that needed to be defeated; this was just the pride and stubbornness of the upper class combined with a lack of empathy for those beneath them.
It's not very surprising, the battle of Cannae had 70000 casualties, the battle of Leipzig had 130000 and those battles were fought with stoneage warfare technology compared to WWI.
It was all so Serbia could be free.
@MiguelDS the battle of Leipzig was fought with large amounts of artillery and was only in the early 1800s, the battle of Cannae is likely over exaggerated and most deaths didn’t occur during direct combat.
Best hands down documentary I have ever watched on WW1. So clear and well explained. Narrator did an excellent job.
The best WWI presentation I've seen so far. Thank you so much.
Thank you for the detailed history lesson love all your work and it is appreciated
Watched this stoned and I cried. What a horrible world event. And words Connot describe the level of amazing this video is. Well done.
Very fine. As an historian, absolutely love the honesty of the narrative. Thank you.
You are the reason my love for History flourished even more as a younger lad. First Alexander the Great, then the Russian Revolution*, the Napoleonic Wars, and now World War 1. Some of the most significant events in world history, told with absolute beautiful writing and quality. Not all Hero's wear capes. Some just make damn good educational videos for all. Keep doing what you do!Edit: Forgot to add another insanely impactful historical event that you covered amazingly.
Thank you Devon, very kind words.
Alexander the Great is the greatest man who ever lived. His story is 2nd to none. I'm obsessed with history and always have been. Alexander is the GOAT, when I die and enter the after life I'm searching for Alexander
@Epic History TV Hello. Can you put and Albanian Substiles for this video. Please
@Gledis Ajazi hello there, you can do that yourself by pressing the 3 dots.
What an amazing experience you have taken us, to see how the world changed course. But sad to see the lost of life.
I love this video, and I'm hearing that the og video was deleted? Why would they delete such a great video? This taught me so much from African fronts to Italy staying neutral.This video was insanely amazing to watch and you deserve more credit. I love this video so much, so thank you for giving me all the info I needed.
Absolutely amazing work. Excellent job on covering this
I'm surprised you didn't mention the affect of the influenza pandemic at the end of the war. It especially reduced the ability of the German army to fight.
I have always been focused on the western front. Never knew there were so many other appendages to this war. So very interesting and informative. Thank you for this.
I can't get over how well the music accompanies the storytelling. If this isn't quality content I don't know what is.
It really is amazing. But every time he mentions the number of dead after a battle i get shivers. It really is incredible that people allowed this style of warfare to happen. It's not even fighting anymore its just throwing each other into a hale of bullets, hoping for the best.
@EJ Math Honestly those numbers are mind boggling. The human capacity for war knows no bounds
@EJ Math soon as they mentioned the dardanelles my heart sank (australian/gallipoli) - you're telling me brother
This explains everything is such precise detail ! Thankyou so much. The narration, visuals and music, everything was wonderful.
Quite a new experience to rewatch this while a new war is happening in Europe. The senselessness of these invasions and the deaths never changed.
This was indeed epic!! Great video. Would love to see one on WWII all parts.
Will there be a video about WW2 anytime soon? What you did with WW1 is simply brilliant. Thank you so much for your efforts, and thank you for mentioning additional sources for further study of the subject. I subed because of this video. So good! :)
This is how this should be taught in school. I'm more engaged in this than anything I've ever read in a book. Thank you so much for this video. Time we'll spent.
It is absolutely amazing how much detail you managed to pack into just over an hour. The pace of this was incredible and I loved it.
When a war breaks out no sides win
Why the is no mention of the pandemic … Spanish flu
Can't wait for alein war
What an amazing experience it was to see this
Yes very informative and exciting! It's crazy how low humans can go to fight over land and men with titles...
Props to Italy for holding their defences with little to no allied support.
This is a wonderfully made video. This is Moran formative and concise than anything I learned in school. Teachers should begin using this rather than textbooks as the basis for teaching World War I
This is the most comprehensive video I've ever seen about WW1. Really thank you for this. Do you also have the documentary video for WW2? I couldn't find it on your channel. I hope you can also make a one.
I'll never understand war, but I finally understand world war 1 thanks to this clear concise video. Thank you.
Can't wait for your channel to tackle WWII. These videos are absolutely stunningly well constructed, incredibly educational and easy to consume
Wwiii is here
Very fascinating, and most importantly informative. I liked this format, I will watch your videos more often.
This is the first time I watched a documentary twice in a week. Everything was as captivating as in Montemayor's The Battle of Midway.
i really like this because you wont get bored listening to the voiceline..and also i wrote the whole world war one in my big notebook, yes my finger is hurt but its worth it i wrote it because i might forgot the things so yeah i used to hate history but now im loving it!
very well done...amazing to see what it was all about....the horror of so many had to perrish.....they should learn more more about this in school....to see how history repeats itself
The work that went into this is amazing, hopefully a WW2 video will be made
German East African campaign: 8:09 27:06 Serbia falls: 26:30 Battle of Jutland: 31:18 Best music: 35:25 Somme casualties: 36:30 Worldwide: 46:11
Bro song name at 35:25
Outstanding information about the Great War. Most readings and videos are typical of the Western Front in France. Your video is very comprehensive, and includes all of the players globally, and how it truly changed the world.
I have the utmost respect and appreciation for your wonderful and distinguished posts that overflow with accurate and useful information. A wonderful work that deserves respect and admiration to a large extent. I wish you good luck and success in all your endeavors. Please, please, do not stop posting more. All admiration, appreciation and pride
I watched this after seeing All Quiet On The Western Front and realising I knew absolutely naff all about ww1. I'm shocked to see how many countries participated and how it's shaped the world we recognise and live in today! Great video, thank you.
59:46 The German general Erich Ludendorff wrote that, without the Italian victory at the battle of Vittorio Veneto, the Central Powers could have resisted until the spring of 1919.
this is so interesting. My history teacher in middle school went over WWl backwards because he thought we would understand the events better. Idek how he thought that would be easier
Henry Gunther’s story is a sad one. He was quickly promoted to Sergeant for being a good soldier on the front after arriving in July of 1918 but then wrote home to a friend about the “miserable” conditions at the front and wrote a friend encouraging him to do anything he could to keep from being drafted. When the Army’s censors read that letter they didn’t like it and so Sergeant Gunter was demoted to Private. Gunter felt shamed by this and wanted to get his rank and honor back before the war ended. Gunter then charged a German road block that included a machine gun against orders of his close friend who was a Sergeant. The German soldiers manning the road block knew about the armistice and so shouted and Gunter urging him to turn back. Gunter fired a shot or two at the Germans who were then forced to return fire and kill him 1 minute before the armistice went into effect Just a sad story about a good soldier who was unfairly demoted just for speaking his mind.
theirs a short film about his final moments krclip.com/video/U10ON2aau3g/비디오.html skip to 7:26
And to think, with a name like Gunter he was probably of German ancestry.
@PORRIDGE GUN he was. Both his parents were children of German immigrants That’s a good catch
@Zack Stump we're forgetting those soldiers were 21-22 year olds in 1918 who were reckless and quite ignorant
Can you please do ww2 like this? I've watched this countless times and love the way it's explained not to mention how great the music fits too.
beautiful documentary. I could not put my phone down after I hit play. It was so well narrated. Keep up the good work.
Well done. Fantastic production!