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Animated Mini-DocumentaryOperation Market Garden

On September 17, 1944, 20,000 men dropped from the sky into the Nazi-occupied Netherlands. Comprised of troops primarily from Britain, the United States, and Poland, this force constituted the single largest airborne operation in history, one intended to begin the end of Nazi Germany. Instead, it ended in disaster. The operation, called Market Garden, has often been cited as one of the great allied failures of the Second World War. In this video, The Armchair Historian goes through the operation day by day and location by location to explore just how far short they fell of those lofty goals.

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Animated Mini-DocumentaryBattle of Berlin

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The battle for Berlin was among the final major offensives of the second world war and it marked the climactic end of the Nazi empire. In 1945, British and American air raids continued to intensify, prompting many residents to spend more time in shelters than not. But it was not the British, nor the Americans, that they truly feared.

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Animated Mini-DocumentaryHow the Nationalists Won the Spanish Civil War

The Spanish Civil War gave the world an early look at the type of war that would be waged on a global scale only a few years later. In the early decades of the twentieth century, Marxist and Fascist groups surged in popularity, competing for nothing less than total domination on the international stage.

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Animated Mini-DocumentarySeven Years’ War: Episode ½

The Seven Years’ War was the first large-scale globe-spanning conflict in history, preceding world war one by over a century and a half. Buckle in, as The Armchair Historian will take you on a journey from the wilderness of North America to the Mediterranean sea, and down to the tip of India.

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