Great Blunders of WWII: Blunders By Hitlers Luftwaffe 4

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From the History Channel DVD Series "Great Blunders of WWII"

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It’s over. Germany lost. Why and what could have been are irrelevant. Turn down the sound and enjoy the footage.
Acurate History
Powered flight was first invented by insects 500 million years ago, who stole the idea from the consulate of French Indochina
Alfa Painting
Inaf of Warmongering.No ona cares about the Peace! F-------warmongering going on 24 hours.
Billy Two Knives
The 'Stuka' was not withdrawn from service in autumn of 1943.
Bjørnar Iversen
Incompetent politicians running departments they dont understand. Nothing new.
Brian Carriere
Should never have attacked Russia. And should have developed long range bombers. Imagine attacking London instead of the RAF airfields because of a minor attack on Berlin. Some of Hitler's generals were competent but he along with Goering had no idea about the risks in war
Burlats de Montaigne
You might want to have a look at the Spanish Civil war again. Your political compass is seriously out of whack.
with Italy as an expensive parasite army what can go wrong???. They wasted billions helping the lazy and coward Italians try to win battles. Fail. You are as strong as your weakes link. Italy was it in WW2. Good for them, for believing bullshit from Italy which only wanted military equipment, but not fight at all-- due they were big pussies when the bullets start flying. That is history. Even now most Germans still hate Italians..
Cal Gary
What a beautiful time in our history!!!
Chan Loon
Germany lost world war 2 due to her leaders' mismanagement and disorganisation.
Charles Kettering
Germany was led by a man that had achieved the rank no higher than Corporal.
Mastery of the skies should not have been the criteria for cancelling Operation Sealine.
Darryl Robinson
Interesting, can be debated for a while. Germany’s biggest blunder was what I have not read in these posts. That was their declaration of war on the US after Pearl Harbor attack. Germany was member of pact with Japan and Italy. After Pearl Harbor attack the US still did not have reason to intervene in Europe. Our war was with Japan only! Hitler by declaring war on US after Pearl Harbor attack gave the US it’s reason to be involved in European war. Food for thought here. What would have happened if Hitler had not declared war on US.
David Parry
_...and the usa is following the nazis into the toilet of history, in much the same way._\nSee usaf training, the laughable F-22 and the clown-car F-35 for more details.
Deaf Smith
Hitler and Goring were our best weapons of that war. Those two screwed up everything! And thus when Churchill found a way to assassinate Hitler in Bavaria, he nixed it! With ULTRA he could have killed them many times but why ruin a good thing.
Dennis Mckown
Hitler was a \
Dick Zuckerburg
When you have Hitler in charge and you are 1 medium sized country in a war where the people on the other side were America, The British commonwealth, and the largest country in the world. The best thing that can happen is to lose QUICKLY. Their problem was they were in a war of attrition with a group of enemies that had unlimited resources.
We should be thankful that such morons were in the nazi hierarchy. Otherwise, the world would be speaking German today.
I think if Hitler, Goering and maybe Himmler wasn't so stupid and actually took advice from there experienced generals they could have won the war easily. It's just that the Party was ran by idiots. Heck Himmler used to be a chicken farmer, and Hitler was just ruled with rage and revenge that he was blind sighted by everything.
Hindsight's always 20/20 . Everyone makes blunders. And the winners write the history books.
Frank Stall
The Germans were right doing this being that they were cut off from resources by the west and Stalin. God bless the third Reich ,They are freedom !
Froggy Frog 9000
So many blunders! Insisting heavy bombers be dive-bomber capable, not mass producing until the very end, not getting into jets, not taking out British Radar systems, no long range heavy bomber, and the total incompetence of how they handled the Heinkel HS177. Milch had major personality clashes with Messerschmitt Heinkel and Jeschonek - and others, which contributed to the big delay in the ME262 and probably restrained general aircraft mass production.
Giant Robot
Herman Goering had a I.Q. test in Nuremberg & it was 13huuu8(genius)I wish Hitler we would the best gen.Patton wanted to join forces à .wq1\nW
Greg Mackenzie
Imagine the outcome of WW2 , if Hitler and Goering were out of the picture and somebody who knew what they were doing was running the show , every German soldier was carrying an MP 44 assault rifle , ( cancelled by Hitler ! ) , Type XXI U boats were at sea , the RAF were trying to defend Great Britain against large 4 engine , heavy payload bombers , escorted by ME 262s , an invasion would have been easier to accomplish, 300,000 soldiers captured at Dunkirk,( nice try Hermann ), now where do the allies stage a counterattack ? , things could have been very different , I am glad these two nitwits were in charge !
uttrly boring, and filled with lies and i watched 2.5 minutes....
Heinrich Muller
one name *Herman Goering*.... his occupation of acquiring titles & rank along with stolen air work din't help matters, along with his strong preference to Eukodol aka German Oxycontin & morphine I'd say ti'd be safe to say Goring wasn't of \
Jan Hollon
Hitler's major blunder was to not supply his troops in Russia with warm Winter clothing and this alone caused his forces to suffer and led to its defeat.
Jim Sutherland
The entire Nazi war machine was based on the principle of Blitzkrieg. It needed speed and constant movement to overrun the enemy and win. Any time it came across an obstacle that slowed it down... the English Channel, scorched Russian earth, African desert, low fuel, whatever... it ground to a halt and the advantage swung to the other side.
Joanne Toohey
Ya, German's are still za vurels best toymakers!
Joe Tairei
They should never have invaded Poland. This triggered the Allies to declare war. Their attack on the USSR was also ill advised. Stalin and Beria didn't even believe it at first; reports of German attacks were discounted and disbelieved. Finally they had to accept reality, and a mighty army awoke that would take millions of casualties but ultimately prevail over Germany's eastern armies.\n\nInterestingly, the eastern European countries that the Germans entered had been so poorly treated by Stalin, that they actually welcomed the Nazi soldiers, until they saw that the Germans were worse monsters than the Soviets. Had the German leadership been smarter, they could have treated these campaigns as a war of liberation, and they would have won the support of the Eastern European people, at least versus the Soviets.\n\nGermany should have avoided war with Britain, a powerful worldwide empire with a mighty navy and armies in Asia, Africa, Europe, and even north America. They certainly should not have gotten the U.S. into the war. Had they held off on war with the West, they could have continued developing their war machine, weakening the Soviet bloc, and perfect jet engines and possibly even nukes. Wiping out their Jewish population was needless and self-defeating (among other things). The Jews were scientists, physicians, artists, writers, etc. They were loyal citizens who fought on Germany's side in WW1. The Germans should have preserved their human capital.\n\nUltimately, a powerful and slightly expanded Germany would have survived intact through the 1940s and down to the present day. Today they might be a mighty nation of 100 million people, with democratic institutions finally adopted in the 1960s-70s, and no \
John Hancock
The HE 280 flew in April 1941, as did the ME 262. Yet the ME 262 would not see it's first combat until July 1944, some THIRTY-NINE MONTHS LATER.\n\nThat's right, three years and three months. Which is unfathomable, utterly incompetent.
John Smith
Any army that loses has made blunders. lol
Juda Behur
There was \
Kenneth Besig
The German war philosophy was to fight and kill, not plan, not prepare, but to always to be on the offensive, and mostly on the ground.
King of All Buttocks
The Ju-87 was NOT withdrawn in the fall of 1943. IDIOTS.
Lon W.
Versailles was not a treaty. It was an Armistice Agreement. A temporary suspension of hostilities. EDit: this is the problem with the 1967 armistice lines of the West Bank. The lines are not borders and only temporary. Check any dictionary: \
M.r. Moon
Joe Stalin seems to have escaped any scrutiny at all.\n...all he did was execute 2/3rds of the competent commanders and loose millions of troops by his own inbred idiocy.
Maria King
you need more than arrogance and silly uniforms to win a war and arrogance they had by the bucket full and brains by the cup full thank god
Martina Dejaquiz
in short these idiot bastards bit off more than they could chew. hit liked.
Melvin Bennett
Germany's aircraft production actually increased during the war. What they didn't have was enough qualified pilots to fly them.\nAnd that is a manpower shortage, which after 6 years of war against the 2 largest military powers, the USA & USSR any nation would find themselves in. In a war of attrition the smaller nation eventually runs out of soldiers and in this case...pilots too !
Michael McKenzie
One of their greatest blunders--perhaps their greatest--was their complete underestimation of how quickly and thoroughly American industry could change from civilian to military production. In the final analysis, the Axis were destroyed by Seattle, Topeka, Buffalo, Burbank, Chattanooga, Chicago, New York, and other industrial centers that turned out planes, tanks, and armaments in quantities that stagger the imagination.
Michael Stewart
Poor intelligence regarding RAF fighter command's excellent fighters and the UK's comprehensive radar system, was the cause of the Luftwaffe's defeat in the Battle of Britain.
Germany's biggest blunder was declaring war upon the U.S.A. . They should have left that one alone for a little while.
Just a thought - of the WWII flying Aces, out of the top 121, 120 were Germans. Then the top non-German ace was a chap called Ilmari Juutilainen who claimed 126 victories. Then another 30 Germans followed by a Japanese pilot with 80 kills. Followed by another 16 German pilots and so it goes on.\n\n\n\nJust saying - they were frighteningly good at what they did.
Muzaffar Krylov
-*So much for that \
Nathaniel Carreon
Getting too fat was his first blunder.
Neil Richardet
In spite of these short comings the Luftwaffe was 2 weeks away from defeating the RAF over England when Hitler intervened because of a minor bombing of Berlin and diverted the air attack away from the British fighter aerodromes to London. If the RAF had ceased operations and the Germans had air superiority, the invasion of England would have been possible. The direction and outcome of the war would have been drastically changed - the war was lost right at this moment.  And Goering was never a real commander , he was too busy plundering art and his opiode addiction clouded his mind. Hitler and Goering lost the war not the Luftwaffe. Still this film explains a lot of the short comings of the German airforce and that certainly contributed to the German defeat.
Old, bald fat man
Oct. 13, 2018---Brother's been into strategic computer games for decades and bit by bit, I've been getting interested in them. One game I want to learn is Hearts of Iron and have bought the first 3 along with an addition to the 2nd game. Only interested in playing the Japanese, then later, the Germans with both countries really mechanizing their forces like the U.S. for the rest of the world. Also, work on development and production of new vehicles, aircraft, carriers, subs, etc. Anyway, thanks for the video.
Paul Hartley
What a ridiculous video - you can't call it a documentary. So many ridiculous statements about what caused the Germans to lose. All the countries involved in the war were unsure of the 'best' strategy, even if such a thing existed. In that sense they all mad emistakes - war is full of mistakes. The reasons given here were not the major reasons for Germany's loss.
Primordial Wilderness
The Germany economy was not ready for a war and certainly not one of this magnitude with production, supply chain, logistics and so forth. Also they had idiots like Hitler and Goering making military and industrial decisions when they had no professional comprehension of such complex matters. \n\nGoering and Hitlers blunders alone in the Soviet Union are biblical. It got a lot of German boys and men killed. The entire 6th army was slaughtered due to both of those fools telling Paulus to hold tight and that Goering could supply their beseiged forces from Berlin via air drops.
Without the help of major American compagnies such as Ford, IBM, Teco, ITT etc.. , Nazi Germany couldn't have started world war II. Read the book of J. J. Pauwell : The Myth of the Good War.
Ralph Bernhard
Is this supposed to be 'history'?\nThe LW was conceptionally designed for ground support. How was that 'a blunder'?\nIt was a result of constraints posed by outside circumstances (mainly a lack of resources like oil, manpower and aluminum).\nHow is that 'a planning error'?\nStupid reasoning.
Ralph Selwyn
I look at the serious expressions of German soldiers particularly during ceremonies and at funerals of big army brass and I ask me , these guys look so important, as if what they do has any bearing on the future of Germans, it means nothing, they go to their destruction despite their earnest expressions. German generals should have started negotiations for peace as soon as Stalingrad was lost. In instead they let Hitler carry with his hallucinations until GERMANY was totally destroyed. I noticed after 1943 that Hitler never appeared in public , no speeches, no grandiose gatherings to pronounce victory and the stupid went along wi this !!!!
Reichsfuehrer Nivea Creme
This is a terribly written piece of Allied propaganda.
Rick Velocity
No they're biggest mistake wasn't invading Russia it was not being properly prepared for their horrific winters.
Robert Becken-Scheidt
Too many BF-109's and too few of the better FW-190's were built, and put into service. Lack of large strategic bomber-cargo planes cost Germany the war against the USSR. Only a German Atom Bomb could have saved Germany, and all Europe, in the end.
Robert Dawson
Hitler and the Wehrmacht imagined they would conquer the USSR before Soviet munition industries could be relocated
Roosje Keizer
The Nazis lost the war thanks to the drugs addicted Hilter and Göhring.
Ross T
I love WWII docs cos every time the Nazis lose....
Samantha Koizumi
One nation is simply not capable of defeating the rest of the world. Nazi debut spectacularly with Blitzkrieg but swiftly thinned out as Allied powers amassed resources and struck back with vastly superior logistics and manpower. Any longer than a decade for which the Nazi lasted, Germany would have to send women and children with an empty belly to war, and there are good reasons to suspect Führer himself knew this fatal plight.
Herman Goring is Eric Cartman at 45 years old
Special Android
The Luftwaffe was well ahead of the RAF at the out break of war, but Air Chief Marshal Dowding had put in defensive and other preparations in the few years before hand that helped to tip the balance in the battle of Britain - helped by the tactical and other failures of the Luaftwaffe. It was a close call though at times. The enemy were not convinced a crossing of the channel would succeed - subduing the royal air force was key but the british fleet (largest in the world at the time) would commit to stop a crossing and invasion albeit at considerable cost.
Steve Fortuna
Wonder what the great blunders of WW3 will be, besides having one?
Steve Weinstein
Notice the difference between Nazi aircraft assembly floor and the British and American? Almost all Rosie the Riveters in the Allies'; no women in the Nazi's. Hitler wouldn't let women work there.
Thomas Altorfer
One thing that should be mentioned is that Terror bombing, or Morale Bombing never worked, on either side. The British resolve strengthened, rather than weakened, as shown in this video.\nThe allied bombing campaign on Germany also needlessly prolonged the war. No doubt the Germans felt towards Hitler the way they thought about Kaiser Willhelm in November 1918, but the bombs falling on their compatriots made Goebbels' propaganda credible, that Germany had no choice but to win, or face annihilation.
Interesting documentary. I believe it was Adolf Galland who said when he saw the first allied fighters (P51 Mustangs) accompanying the bombers: \
True Grit
Blame Hitler and Goering for the blunders, not the Luftwaffe.
Wendell Montague
Excellently presented documentary. Obviously Germany could only think tactically because its leaders never learned the lessons of 1914. Why have long range bombers if the war was going to be over in a few months? Thank goodness for arrogance.
If the Germans had better leadership I really think it would have been a different story.. I mean their military equipment was the best the world have at the time.. they were on The Cutting Edge.. I mean they were flying jets for Christ's sake by the end of the war.. their tanks were incredible.. just amazing military armament... Unfortunately they didn't know their limitations..
Failed to coordinate with the German Kreigsmarine in any matter ... with of course the opposite being true as well.\nThe USA had this problem in the Pacific Theater I might add..
art carney
really three mistakes the german fighters were short range. In the air battle over England they ( the german fighters) could not say but a few minutes before heading back to base because of fuel. I have read and heard many german fighter pilots say this. ALso they did not have long range bombers, and their bombers lack the  self defense fire power as did the US  bombers..
The biggest blunder was believing that the rest of the entire planet would like being dominated once they got to know the Nazis. Still isn't working. Never will.
Just a correction. Ernst Udet was given 2 Curtis Hawk American aircraft by Goering as an incentive to join the Nazis. They weren't dive bombers as stated in the narative, but Udet used them extensively to practice the dive that became so recognizable with the Stuka Dive Bomber. The Jericho trumpet was added to strike fear in the people/soldiers in the strike zone when the bomb was released.
The lack of a German heavy bomber is a valid point but even with its' shortcomings the Luftwaffe had every opportunity to prevail. It was Hitler's order to stop Guderian that allowed the British to escape at Dunkirk. The video also ignores Hitler's fateful decision to change course during the battle of Britain from destroying the Royal Air Force to an ineffective bombing campaign. 20 minute videos don't do this topic justice.
Nazi Goering is still my favorite Asian meal.
cell pat
The luftwaffe had the typical case of too many chiefs, not enough Indians. \nGood for us that it was that way.
chales dor
Lying English baastards
dave alen
Why did didn't England protest when USSR invaded Poland?
Should be called blunders by Görings luftwaffe..
The mistakes were made and we had to live with them we being the allies. A war was seen by a large portion of the world as a way to bring growth into the world economy therefore a war ensued. If no one wanted it they would have stepped on Germany as soon as Hitler started making his demands, as it was millions killed property destroyed all done so we can discus a hateful group of villains.
it is hard to do anything when all of your leaders are on drugs.
james smith
Who banked rolled the 2nd world war.??? Go back and dig deep you will be astonished. Ask the question,s .? Who benefitted from it.??.
Hold on, the Jumo 004B never went into production until August 1944, aside from a few jet aircraft receiving a batch or test Jumo engines which ended up having resonance issues that needed to be corrected it would be Dec 1944 before any German jet fighter entered squadron operational service. With Jumo production starting in Aug Hitler rescinded his Bomber priority order in September and right away the fighter bomber units then in training changed over to learning fighter tactics. By Dec they were made operational but suffered heavily losing 12 aircraft on one day against bombers with one B17 shooting down three aircraft alone. The pre production aircraft did see use with test units as early as April but with little success. As touched on in 1940 Stuka dive bombers were heavily defeated in the Battle of Britain causing Hitler to order all further fighters have the ability to carry bombs, for this he is often criticised yet both the RAF and USAF did the exact same thing using that ability to great advantage when after doing fighter sweeps they could attack ground targets causing great damage to the enemy. Also not noted but factual is that the first German jet to fly dis so on engines derived from Whittles original patents which ran out and became public. Ohain studied them and constructed a Centrifugal Flow TurboJet very much like Whittles.
by the time the me262 was available in large enough numbers to do any good the Germans had run out of pilots
jimmi hotdog
There is one survey of the Jewish question in Europe during World War Two and the conditions of Germany’s concentration camps which is almost unique in its honesty and objectivity, the three-volume Report of the International Committee of the Red Cross on its Activities during the Second World War, Geneva, 1948.\nThis comprehensive account from an entirely neutral source incorporated and expanded the findings of two previous works: Documents sur l’activité du CICR en faveur des civils détenus dans les camps de concentration en Allemagne 1939-1945 (Geneva, 1946), and Inter Arma Caritas: the Work of the ICRC during the Second World War (Geneva, 1947). The team of authors, headed by Frédéric Siordet, explained in the opening pages of the Report that their object, in the tradition of the Red Cross, had been strict political neutrality, and herein lies its great value.\nThe ICRC (Red Cross) successfully applied the 1929 Geneva military convention in order to gain access to civilian internees held in Central and Western Europe by the Germany authorities. By contrast, the ICRC was unable to gain any access to the Soviet Union, which had failed to ratify the Convention. The millions of civilian and military internees held in the USSR, whose conditions were known to be by far the worst, were completely cut off from any international contact or supervision.\nThe Red Cross Report is of value in that it first clarifies the legitimate circumstances under which Jews were detained in concentration camps, i.e. as enemy aliens. In describing the two categories of civilian internees, the Report distinguishes the second type as “Civilians deported on administrative grounds (in German, “Schutzhäftlinge”), who were arrested for political or racial motives because their presence was considered a danger to the State or the occupation forces” (Vol. 111, p. 73). These persons, it continues, “were placed on the same footing as persons arrested or imprisoned under common law for security reasons.” (P.74).\nThe Report admits that the Germans were at first reluctant to permit supervision by the Red Cross of people detained on grounds relating to security, but by the latter part of 1942, the ICRC obtained important concessions from Germany. They were permitted to distribute food parcels to major concentration camps in Germany from August 1942, and “from February 1943 onwards this concession was extended to all other camps and prisons” (Vol. 111, p. 78). The ICRC soon established contact with camp commandants and launched a food relief programme which continued to function until the last months of 1945, letters of thanks for which came pouring in from Jewish internees.\nThe Report states that “As many as 9,000 parcels were packed daily. \u003eFrom the autumn of 1943 until May 1945, about 1,112,000 parcels with a total weight of 4,500 tons were sent off to the concentration camps” (Vol. III, p. 80). In addition to food, these contained clothing and pharmaceutical supplies. “Parcels were sent to Dachau, Buchenwald, Sangerhausen, Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg, Flossenburg, Landsberg-am-Lech, Flöha, Ravensbrück, Hamburg-Neuengamme, Mauthausen, Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, to camps near Vienna and in Central and Southern Germany. The principal recipients were Belgians, Dutch, French, Greeks, Italians, Norwegians, Poles and stateless Jews” (Vol. III, p. 83).\nIn the course of the war, “The Committee was in a position to transfer and distribute in the form of relief supplies over twenty million Swiss francs collected by Jewish welfare organisations throughout the world, in particular by the American Joint Distribution Committee of New York” (Vol. I, p. 644). This latter organisation was permitted by the German Government to maintain offices in Berlin until the American entry into the war. The ICRC complained that obstruction of their vast relief operation for Jewish internees came not from the Germans but from the tight Allied blockade of Europe. Most of their purchases of relief food were made in Rumania, Hungary and Slovakia.\n\nVolume III of the Red Cross Report, Chapter 3 (I. Jewish Civilian Population) deals with the “aid given to the Jewish section of the free population,” and this chapter makes it quite plain that by no means all of the European Jews were placed in internment camps, but remained, subject to certain restrictions, as part of the free civilian population. This conflicts directly with the “thoroughness” of the supposed “extermination programme”, and with the claim in the forged Höss memoirs that Eichmann was obsessed with seizing “every single Jew he could lay his hands on.”\nIn Slovakia, for example, where Eichmann’s assistant Dieter Wisliceny was in charge, the Report states that “A large proportion of the Jewish minority had permission to stay in the country, and at certain periods Slovakia was looked upon as a comparative haven of refuge for Jews, especially for those coming from Poland. Those who remained in Slovakia seem to have been in comparative safety until the end of August 1944, when a rising against the German forces took place. While it is true that the law of May 15th, 1942 had brought about the internment of several thousand Jews, these people were held in camps where the conditions of food and lodging were tolerable, and where the internees were allowed to do paid work on terms almost equal to those of the free labour market” (Vol. I, p. 646).\n\nProvided here is a scanned image of an Official International Red Cross document, proving the so-called “Holocaust” [the long-and-often-claimed-6-million Jews] is just plain wrong. Jews around the world have intentionally exaggerated and perpetually lied for the purpose of gaining political, emotional and business advantages for themselves.\n\nThey committed willful, criminal FRAUD upon millions of trusting people around the world!\n
jupiter moongauge
The Nazi party, a blueprint for the Trump administration
the french had an airforce to admire? really?
Can´t stand speakers who allways say luftoaffe. Idiots!
The only blunder was to think he could conquer the world.
nobby roberts
Germany reasons for defeat are numerous but here is my few !!\n1. Didn't win the Battle of Britain ...allowed Britain to continue the war and become a \
oscar Blaketon
The German armed forces the Luftwaffe & their Army were controlled by Adolf Hitler , allied armed forces were controlled by army Generals & air force generals.If the German armed forces weren't controlled by Adolf Hitler who knows what would have happened in WW2.
If the Luftwaffe had put jets into combat service earlier in the war, Allied jet development would have been given top priority. As stated in the video, British jets were flying soon after the first German ones. The first U.S. jet was flying in late 1942. U.S. production facilities dedicated to jets would have been very quickly built . Chances are, jet bombers would have been developed sooner. B-47 type aircraft would have taken over the heavy bomber role. Necessity is the mother of invention.\n Jet production in Germany was hampered by shortages of raw materials required for jet engine production, notably metals needed for high temperature alloys.These materials were readily available to U.S. manufacturers. Once in production, Allied jets would have overwhelmed the German Luftwaffe, just as propeller aircraft did. German production could never have rivaled U.S. capabilities that were safe from German attack.
shawn corrigan
Ok, the comment about the ME 262has some merit,however the jet was brand new and the decision was made to produce more tried and true planes and other inventions. \n I had a friend named wally groce who shot down a ME 262 so they were not invincible but they very well may have tipped the war if the germans put all of there resources into an untested new technology(does that even sound reasonable). i am just saying it wasn't what i call a blunder. i believe almost 35,000 ,109's were built. so this video doesn't give the germans enough credit,what they did with the little resources they had against the greatest superpowers on earth is pretty amazing. I'm just not buying the major german blunders story ,yes they could have done some things different but what they accomplished with what they had to work with is an amazing untold story. and that whole lie about barbarosa is a huge coverup(that is because the entire russian army was in a offensive buildup mode when hitler hit them with their pants down, that is why hitler with 1/9 the amount of tanks had massive victories early on.,do the research stalin said in his own words he was going to expand into europe,his 10,000 BT tanks are evidence of it.they were only designed for use on european roads.\n Take france and briton ,they had bigger tanks(which we are not told)and they had more. germany was not building equipment like we are told they were pulling out of a huge depression and building autobahns.\n. they even used many enemy tanks and painted german markings on them. the germans had much better organization,better communication, and i believe hitler let them go at dunkirk hoping for peace(we are not told that either)he tried 12 times for peace and his no. one man even flew over directly and parachuted to another diplomats house because the globalist controlled churchill would not consider a fair peace treaty. \n the bigger story is WHY are we being lied to so much, i know a bunch of idiots will defend the narrative but you are just plain wrong.
silver fox
There are multiple factors as to why Nazi Germany never invaded Britain, Germany at the time had no specialised landing craft, they planned to use converted river barges most of which would have to be towed across the Channel.\n\nTo do this demanded complete air and sea supremacy, this never came close to being achieved, any idea that heavy capital ships or the U-boats would or could have operated in the close confines of the Channel was a non starter, the RN had way more medium and light naval attack craft than Germany's navy could even think of.\n\nWithout the destruction of both the RAF and to a large extent the RN, any attempted invasion would have been extremely costly to say the least.\n\nThe Luftwaffe had been lulled into a false sense of superiority in that their operations in Spain and across Europe had been largely as a spearhead for the army following up behind, flying against Britain was a different ball game, Luftwaffe pilots found themselves a long way from home and friendly ground defences, instead they were hounded tenaciously by the RAF which resolutely wouldn't give way.\n\nOne of the major mistakes from Goering was important to Britain, the Luftwaffe bombers were taking a hiding, Goering ordered the fighters to stay in close support of the bombers which for the RAF was excellent, the Hurricanes went mainly for the bomber fleet leaving the Spitfires to come down from altitude onto the escorting fighters, who thanks to Goering had already thrown away the advantages of height and speed by flying closely with bombers.
Invading Russia was their biggest mistake.
Hitler lost the war when he ordered the bombing raids to stop targeting British airfields and focus on cities, primarily London.
Hitler and his cronies were all megalomaniacs and therefore not the right minds to plan properly
Hermann Goering assured Hitler that Americans can only build cars and refrigerators, they cannot build airplanes. 3 years later B17s escorted by P51 Mustangs were bombing Berlin in the broad daylight. He looked at Hitler and said \
The V1 and V2 project was a total waste of money. 3,000 V2s fired at London, 5,000 deaths. Deaths of non combatant civilians. An utter waste of money, and engineering.\n\nHas that engineering and money been spent on developing a better propeller engined fighter, to match the Tempest, jet engine development, etc it might have done better.\n\nBut, of course, all top down, dictatorial regimes fail in one way: Slow and poor decision making.