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    I thought this might be useful to point out, since a lot of us watch YouTube lately. There's plenty to look at, on all periods.

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    Look at The Great War channel, dedicated to the First World War for the past 4 and a half years. The show has been very popular on YouTube so check it out.

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    The_Chieftain, history concentrating mainly on tanks. His Inside the Hatch series, aka Does He Fit, has revolutionised how tanks are seen, as did his lecture on Myths of American Armor. Operation Think Tank is highly enjoyable as well. "Drive me closer. I want to hit them with my sword."

    TIK. Concentrates on the more obscure aspects of WW2, and actively encouraging revisionism as a way of re-examining the historical evidence. His recently posted re-examination of Dan Pienaar during Crusader, in response to a critic's belittling of his knowledge on the subject, is a masterpiece of historiography.

    Also look at Military History (not) Visualized, which are two channels, Visualized and not Visualized. Extremely informative if you're already versed in the subject, but extremely dry if you don't already know a fair bit.

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    A wealth of good docu's on youtube, there is always something to watch. Also a lot of arthouse movies that nobody bought

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    World War 2 - each week.

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    Historia Civilis.

    Their video on the Roman Pomerium was fascinating.
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    I am a bit disappointed with Word War 2. The show is good, but not as great as WWI. I wonder why Indy left WWI so prematurely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crandar View Post
    I am a bit disappointed with Word War 2. The show is good, but not as great as WWI. I wonder why Indy left WWI so prematurely.
    Contract IIRC. TGW is basically finished except for the extra epilogue content.

    I've seen all of WWT so far but only ever a fraction of TGW. What's the complaint? Is it the absence of ancillary subject videos?
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    According to their statements, they will still regularly upload videos, on a monthly basis. I get it that he had other projects in mind, but his sudden departure left me quite disappointed, as he was a really talented commentator. The absence of the ancillary videos is indeed a bit of an issue, although, even in TGW, they were overly focused on the western front. However, my biggest complaint concerns a certain lack of professionalism. WWII is a more controversial conflict than WWI, but his vocabulary, selective reporting and outright cheering for some factions makes me suspect that he is either biased or his sources depend excessively on the revisionist Eastern European historiography. It's not terrible, but not as high as the exceptional standards of TGW, whose only weakness concerned the one-sided description of the Armenian Genocide.

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    TGW was a project undertaken over many years, and the difference in quality clearly shows between the first episodes and let's say, season 3. There's clearly a development of the whole process and it's quite impressive to see how they developed from a small project to something with quite a number of followers.

    Given Indy's passion for this, I hope WW2 will be the same.
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    Baz Battles is also very good.

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    Korean War documentaries:




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