Panfilov's 28 Guardsmen and The Battle of Moscow *Without Music*

The Battle of Moscow was truly epic in scope, and represented a desperate effort by a people defending their homeland. One of the great legends of the battle- the brave last stand of Panfilov’s Twenty-Eight Guardsmen, stands as a symbol of the sacrifice of the soldiers of the Red Army in the Great Patriotic War, and the story of that legend raises unique questions about the nature of heroism, and the importance of legends themselves.

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  • We understand that some viewers preferred not to have Sabaton in the background. Check out their new single here:

    The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedСарын өмнө
    • The original is the same issue I have with modern production of movies, shows and YT videos that include music when someone is speaking. Most times the music drowns out the speaker to the point they are intelligible. Thank you for this version of the video.

      Todd WakefieldTodd Wakefield3 өдрийн өмнө
    • I think just lecturing what the situation was. Also note that ***ALL*** combat footage even through Vietnam War was all done with no-sound cameras (with few exceptions during Vietnam War where camera crew lugged an extra guy with a reel-to-reel sound recorder). Every combat footage I've seen from movies, to documentaries including PBS, ***ALL*** combat footage have foley added sound effects for gun blasts and explosions. If they don't add sound to the original silent footage, they add music for dramatic effects. Except for atom bombs, people that do foley effects found that footage best left silent.

      wrightmfwrightmf26 өдрийн өмнө
    • Try instrumental music with a smoother sound. Pieces by Two Steps From Hell or some other work from the "epic soundtrack" genre may work well.

      John BeckmanJohn Beckman26 өдрийн өмнө
    • @Russell Cannon Yeah just ignore those kinds of comments. I'm in the same boat you are, coupled with the fact that so many videos seem to think that loud, blaring music is necessary for intros and outros that it's a pleasure to have these videos which have neither. Background music in videos very often makes it a lot harder to focus on the words unless it's done very, very carefully.

      TheDoctor1225TheDoctor122529 өдрийн өмнө
    • Thank you!

      Kaboul's CabalKaboul's Cabal29 өдрийн өмнө
  • Algorithm food.

    broncobubba3169broncobubba316910 өдрийн өмнө
  • We should always know the truth... Unfortunately here in the USA the legends are often taught in school, rather than the truth of events. It was not until University that I learned how warped High school history about the USA Indian wars and slavery is pushed on students, and unless later they actually study history in University they never learn the truth.

    SteveKYSteveKY22 өдрийн өмнө
  • Two important reasons for the Soviet initial failure to counter the German invasion: Stalin didn't believe that the Germans would invade and his removal of senior officers from their positions in the military. From Wiki: 'The purge of the Red Army and Military Maritime Fleet removed three of five marshals (then equivalent to four-star generals), 13 of 15 army commanders (then equivalent to three-star generals), eight of nine admirals (the purge fell heavily on the Navy, who were suspected of exploiting their opportunities for foreign contacts), 50 of 57 army corps commanders, 154 out of 186 division commanders, 16 of 16 army commissars, and 25 of 28 army corps commissars.'

    Christopher BarclayChristopher Barclay22 өдрийн өмнө
  • Having recently finished Gulag Archipelago I have to wonder how Germany lost. I also have to wonder what would have happened if Germany would have won? Would we have had a cold war with Germany instead? No cold war at all?

    dcf4psudcf4psu23 өдрийн өмнө
  • Reminds me of the Rolling Stone story about rape culture at the University of Virginia. That was a completely bogus rally cry.

    Gerard TyrrellGerard Tyrrell25 өдрийн өмнө
  • A death is a tragedy but a million deaths is a statistic

    Stephen BlackwellStephen Blackwell25 өдрийн өмнө
  • What did they do with all those disabled tanks, in general? Did they or the enemy tow them away for scrap, were they repaired and repurposed, or just left there?

    Frank CookeFrank Cooke26 өдрийн өмнө
  • I remember reading "How the steel was tempered" by Nikolai Ostrovsky and "The story of a real man" by Boris Polevoy (both translated version) when I was a teenager. I am not even a Russian and was born much after the war ended, but those two books made me feel like I should've been there fighting alongside them. If 50 years after the war ended, those fictional stories can have that much impact on a foreign teenager, I can only imagine what kind of impact the Battle of Moscow story would have to the country men/women at that time.

    Arka BhattacharjeeArka Bhattacharjee26 өдрийн өмнө
  • The Germans killed them all but failed to break through? BS

    DawnOfTheDead991DawnOfTheDead99126 өдрийн өмнө
    • @The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered Of course, how stupid of me.

      DawnOfTheDead991DawnOfTheDead99126 өдрийн өмнө
    • According to the legend reinforcements arrived just as the last man fell.

      The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered26 өдрийн өмнө
  • Definitely much better without that horrible music. So this 28 is a myth? I can easily see in near future anyone that was alive during that time will have passed. No more witnesses to this war, and many legends of Russia's Great Patriotic War will grow. Fact is the number of casualties is staggering, nobody can comprehend that number. However, I think there were many battles that actually occurred probably of this particular effort but was not documented with references. But then many other battles like the Spartan 300 may be a myth.

    wrightmfwrightmf26 өдрийн өмнө
  • I'm sure there were other events on both sides which were described (or invented) with great slabs of inspired poetic licence. If it holds morale up fairly high, then why not?

    JBJB26 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thanks! Music was ok but too loud for my old ears to hear you well.

    marianne luginbuhlmarianne luginbuhl27 өдрийн өмнө
  • As usual, THG does more than just tell a great story; he reveals the lesson the story teaches.

    Kevin HorneKevin Horne27 өдрийн өмнө
  • Людям не из бывших республик СССР стоит с осторожностью употреблять слова "миф" и "легенда". Потому что многие дураки вообще отрицают сам факт тяжелейшего, очень трудного боя на этом направлении. Будто там вообще ничего не было и ничего не происходило. Тот факт, что статья про "28 человек" оказалась не совсем верной, и следовало писать про целую роту бойцов, усиленную противотанковыми пушками и пулеметным взводом, так вот неточность в цифре, и вымысел для журналисткой статьи, совершенно никак не отменяет факта боя, и факта подвига людей, отдавших свои жизни, но не пустивших врага к Москве. Да, их было не 28, а можеть быть 128 - но сам бой был. Об этом надо помнить всем, кто употребляет в отношении подвига 28 панфиловцев слово "миф и легенда".

    MadGCatMadGCat28 өдрийн өмнө
  • All countries, cultures or armies have there own legends of heroes. And yes, anybody who questions them is scum 🙏🏻

    wansh013wansh01328 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thank you History Guy. this is definitely one of my favorite channels on YT.

    SlugHunter20SlugHunter2028 өдрийн өмнө
  • Lolz I was thinking the stalin controlled media had made half of it up

    Brian JOnkerBrian JOnker28 өдрийн өмнө
  • I tried both, and I do prefer with no music. Great video as usual! 👍

    James HisselfJames Hisself29 өдрийн өмнө
  • I lived in Northwest Moscow on Panfilov's 28 Guardsmen Street (Улица 28-и Панфиловцев)

    Paul KachurPaul Kachur29 өдрийн өмнө
  • Oh wow

    Samhian BlackmoonSamhian Blackmoon29 өдрийн өмнө
  • How ironic that as an ally of the U.S. during the war the Soviet Union would be so reviled after it ended, despite having suffered more casualties than the U.S. and the other allied countries combined. We owe a debt of gratitude to those who so bravely fought our mutual enemy. If Hitler had instead decided to turn westward, launching a massive attack on the U.S., the war might have gone on much longer and, perhaps, had a different outcome.

    David WittDavid Witt29 өдрийн өмнө
  • This sounds more like propoganda....

    Marin3rMarin3r29 өдрийн өмнө
  • Don't mess with my Battle of the Alamo. Accolades to the 28.

    David TaylorDavid Taylor29 өдрийн өмнө
  • "In war, the 1st casualty is the truth".

    good 'ungood 'un29 өдрийн өмнө
  • 14:17 I can't help thinking of the analogy with another hero's story. Perhaps you could consider a video on the interesting character of Josephus Flavius, allegedly the creator of a myth that is still remembered but perhaps shouldn't be...

    JZ's Best FriendJZ's Best FriendСарын өмнө
  • And this is why Americans need to be vigilant against attempts to falsify history, whether from the right or from the left.

    mebsreamebsreaСарын өмнө
  • In Soviet Russia, legend writes you!

    Mad MattMad MattСарын өмнө
  • Its an often said point that there is no factualy true history, as memories of participants are often shrouded in bias and eventualy history is written by and slanted by the victor. this is more obvious the closer one examines history and its legends, be it the american civil war where the confederates are shown as inept rabble, ignoring that until gettysburg they were closer than any defeated before or since to winning. or ww2 where the allies and their troops fought a gentlemanly struggle against a totaly evil foe, disregarding the evil done by some allied troops and the gallantry of some axis. or the legends of history both factual and fictional from the bias of the crusades, war of the roses, war of independence. remember propoganda of victors becomes legend and fact while that of losers is reviled as lies. remember the fact of the crucified sergeant from ww1 who depending on who tells it is a crucified american sergeant/bitish private/belgion nun/french nurse/baby. there is no evidence it ever happened and is now becoming accepted as ww1 propaganda to spur the troops, rouse the homeland and dehumanise the enemy, so effectively it was still an allies rally call in ww2. ironically an identical legend spread around ww1 german troops but their leadership tried to squash it. or the fact germans invented consentration camps, which actually were invented by british in the boar war, not to be confused with POW camps. History should be remembered and studied but never taken as gospel truth. no victor is going to write history about succeeding against a good fair enemy by evil underhand brutal villainous methods. had NAZIs won no doubt history would record how the benevolent nazi party saved the world from evil forces of thebrutal villainous allies.

    Robert BrownhillRobert BrownhillСарын өмнө
  • Nothing about generals mud and winter

    Phyllis FagerPhyllis FagerСарын өмнө
  • I too switched to this version after a couple of minutes. Thanks for the options. :)

    Vee DragonVee DragonСарын өмнө
  • Suggesting a bio of Fred Adair, the world's greatest firefighter. Congratulations on illuminating history, ala Felton, Neidell, et al. A kind of intellectual gardening. Saw your exemplary heroism on A with Joe - invaluable and commendable work.

    Charles McGladeCharles McGladeСарын өмнө
  • .....Thanks.....

    steve shoemakersteve shoemakerСарын өмнө
  • Pravda press release: Comrades, our glorious Kremlin has suffered NO serious damage'', of course it didnt.......

    Mike SpillmanMike SpillmanСарын өмнө
  • As always, love your video's. You and yours do amazing research and work. I've watched both video's and while they both are great, the background music made it hard to follow you and served as a distraction. That being said, thank you and your family for all the amazing work y'all do.

    DamionDamionСарын өмнө
  • So... believe and celebrate the lie or you are a bad person?

    Ian StradianIan StradianСарын өмнө
  • Lovely video

    Radio231 DRadio231 DСарын өмнө
  • Every government lies. That's their job. Why change to what people don't want and tell the truth?

    Planet EarthPlanet EarthСарын өмнө
  • +

    abqdez1abqdez1Сарын өмнө
  • Good timing with animated history just doing a vid on the encirclement at Kiev too

    yeahitskimmelyeahitskimmelСарын өмнө
  • When you have to choose between history and legend, print the legend..(See the "Man Who Shot Liberty Valance")

    Lars PorsenaLars PorsenaСарын өмнө
  • I've no doubt the Allies could not have defeated the Axis forces had the Russians not entered the conflict.

    • The russians didn't 'enter' the conflict, they were forced into it after the nazis decided that they absolutely "must" get rid of "jewish bolshevism" which they believed was going to destroy them if they didn't destroy it... whatever 'it' was... first. So they thought that they could have a three month campaign to completely eliminate any resistance to what they upfront stated was a war of complete extermination. Kinda creates some motivated resistance. The Axis was lead by ideological nutcases who put their ideology before rational thought. That's not really sufficient to win a world war. Within a year of Operation Barbarossa the axis forces were in their last throws of offensive capabilities, and within a year and six months, were doomed to lose catastrophically being on the retreat for just about the entire rest of the war.

      Killua2001Killua200129 өдрийн өмнө
  • Would the American version of a legend being tegarded as truth be the story of John Smith and Pocahontas?

    Steven WhiteSteven WhiteСарын өмнө
  • I do many historical presentations. It's not uncommon to run across information that punctures sacred cows. I have to weigh the likely fallout. Often I just record the event and leave it for some one else to discover if they actually want the facts. I've been denounced many times for transcribing news that someone wrote a century ago. History research is just frosting the cake if it doesn't offend anyone.

    Jim NorthlandJim NorthlandСарын өмнө
  • I like to buy history books from the time the history happened. It makes for more interesting stories when the people don't have all the facts. I have a WWI book, printed in 1919, that says the reason the Germans did so well early in the war was because they had uniforms that made them invisible.

    David PerrierDavid PerrierСарын өмнө
  • an excellent film in russian with english subtitles, real earthy in the trenches warfare

    Toten VTToten VTСарын өмнө
  • There were probably many little Alamo's in the defense of Moscow just like during the Battle of the Bulge like The Battle of Lanzerath Ridge where an 18 man recon platoon stood up a division lead by 500 Fallschirmjägers for 20 hours on the first day that they could have used. Instead they went with the lie? /boggle

    Thomas BThomas BСарын өмнө
  • Could you give us the history of "the match?" From basic illumination to starting a campfire, this useful tool has been around for some time, but How long? By Whom? When, Where, etc.

    CC RiderCC RiderСарын өмнө
  • Soviet dictator and mass murderer Stalin speaking about liberty, LOL

    Ivan TheMadVandalIvan TheMadVandalСарын өмнө
  • Here's a suggestion for a future episode: The meltdown and explosion of the SL-1 nuclear reactor in Idaho. So far as I know, it's It's the only nuclear reactor explosion and the only fatal nuclear reactor accident in U.S. history. Some of the casualties are buried in lead coffins in Arlington cemetery. The ambulance used to carry away the victims was so radioactive that they had to bury it in the Idaho desert.

    bkm83442bkm83442Сарын өмнө
  • My name is Joe Biden, and i approve this tactic.

    Anthony BenashAnthony BenashСарын өмнө
  • OK, those 28 never existed, but millions of Russians did fight and die defending their country, so why quibble?

    oldgysgtoldgysgtСарын өмнө
  • There was a neat little propaganda-ish movie about this in 2016. Very watchable.

    Edward JollyEdward JollyСарын өмнө
  • Too much time and words for the 28, the german army they have thousands of men well armed, with tanks, artillery, planes in the batlle of Moscow the soviet army stop them fighting with weapons and courage they allready destroy a lot of soldiers and materials, and weakeness the german army, and later the counteroffensive too, a lot of sacrifice!!! From my view point there a lot of real heroic fighting from the soviets against the nazis. That's tragic almost 2 millon of german soldiers go in the central front towards Moscow the Russians stop them with steel balls. fighting no fake no bullshit!!

    EDGARDO RomeroEDGARDO RomeroСарын өмнө
  • So what why can't the Russians have their own "Liberty Valance" effect story, the other nations of the world have enough of their own...

    Everett RiceEverett RiceСарын өмнө
  • The price that the Russians paid to defeat the German army was paid in thousands of gallons of Soviet blood. They lost army after army after army after army after army after army and they still kept feeding troops into the grinder. Make no mistake about it and let this be stated very plainly the second world war specifically the defeating of Germany happened in Russia. Look up Colonel David Glantz. He has one of the best talks on MNthe concerning the Eastern front I've ever had the privilege of listening to.

    brt 123brt 123Сарын өмнө
  • SO GLAD i listened to this first. i then tried the " with music" ... please ..... no music .... ever.

    Pado PadoPado PadoСарын өмнө

    Jeffrey HickmanJeffrey HickmanСарын өмнө
  • The lie should be remembered, but only as a lie. Those who knowingly tell the lie as the truth are ‘filthy scum’.

    Toby BartelsToby BartelsСарын өмнө
  • Stalin actually said to our liberty and independence - wow. I do not think those words mean what you think they mean uncle joe

    Celtic BatmanCeltic BatmanСарын өмнө
  • People defending getting shot in the back by commissars. With all respect to the guys forced to fight, the Soviets managed to kill more Soviets than the Germans did overall.

    Roch ChamboRoch ChamboСарын өмнө
  • Seeing the History Guy recommend Sabaton makes me feel like peanut butter just met chocolate.

    Celtic BatmanCeltic BatmanСарын өмнө
  • Haha he reads the comments!

    richard hallrichard hallСарын өмнө
  • "Nothing ruins a good war story like a few facts." unkown

    Pavel TölzPavel TölzСарын өмнө
    • There's a good reason that person remains unknown

      brok2brok228 өдрийн өмнө
  • Not gonna lie, they had us in the first half...

    Legato DeadWintersLegato DeadWintersСарын өмнө
  • whoooo, this is way better. You've got such a great voice, best not to cover it with loud music!

    Adam SmithAdam SmithСарын өмнө
  • Good propaganda can not be bought, but it can be made up. Stalin knew this and thus did nothing to reveal the truth.

    mkendallpkmkendallpkСарын өмнө
  • Definitely skip the music for this type of video :-)

    philip4x4guyphilip4x4guyСарын өмнө
  • The Soviet Union was losing at that time. I mean, losing. Badly. Had Hitler not siphoned off forces to the south, Moscow would likely have fallen, Russian soldiers valiantly defending or not. The Soviet Union would still likely have held out, but the soldiers and people were losing heart. They needed heroes and inspiration, and Panfilov's 28 Guardsmen gave them that. It was a necessary fiction to keep them fighting and give them hope. The story gave people an example to live up to...even if it wasn't exactly true, there were likely dozens if not hundreds of examples of small groups of Soviet soldiers going down swinging that no one will ever know about. SO think of it as a metaphor for the courage of the Soviet soldier, serving a rotten regime but fighting for their homes and families against another rotten regime.

    ross lundbergross lundbergСарын өмнө
    • @Killua2001 lol. So we calling your a Communist apologizist ..figures do show 100% trust in Govt propaganda owned by big bankers.. .your thinking which is like a a NPC a computer. Is to NEVER questioned Why .. something happen Or look for another view why something happened in history... .. or we're going to call you names.... Lol ..childish... but we'll play by your games communist apologist When you don't get both sides any or all the conflicts.. you're biased right off the bat or an idiot...... So your either communist apologist or Npc idiot?? and don't you dare question the narrative about World War II.... Even know things don't make sense.. .but lets simplify it. When rational intelligent people see a problem with some history will slap in some radical ideology thinking .. they were just blinded with .. The Nazis created Rockets the Nazis created some awesome tags and awesome weapons and awesome tactics freaking Jets.... but they were stupid with ideology RRRRIIUGGGHHHTTTTT . you can't be this simple-minded but then again you are a communist apologist.. and it's the Communists who would kill you for wrong think..or sent off too a goolag or force a famine on there own people. For wrong thinking. Or questioning them They're the ones that wanted to Kill and rape and pillage all the way through Poland into Germany 1920 ... thank God for the Polish stopped there frist try.. But then the communist apologist like you support them during ww2. And they did it again and won. We already know what the evil is and you support the evil.. The evil ideology is never question history never question government.... you don't want people to think a different way or learn why they thought that way why they did things different .... You mock and get upset with those who dare see a wrong or question the authorities.... If you continue to think this way and keep pushing that ideology on me your the communist. Authoritarian nut. you're the evil one with the radical ideology.... thinking like that is what's going to cause evil things to happen to good people.... clearly you don't know your history but you are clearly brainwashed..... God help you....

      Jacen ExcarkunJacen Excarkun28 өдрийн өмнө
    • @Jacen Excarkun .... Well, sure enough, we've gone into full on nazi apology. Kinda suspected that, hence the "this always strikes me as coming from post-war german high command propaganda". It seems the people who say "history is written by the victors" tend to always accept history written by surviving losers over the actual order of events themselves. Generally because they tacitly (or openly) support the ideology that lost. Ultimately, nazis wanted to abuse an underclass of people with impunity. It seems the people promoting the "nazis weren't bad" story seem to be inherently ok with that as a starting point. Same with lost cause revisionist mythology. Or anyone promoting the 'virtues' of the Japanese expansionism. "It should be our right to harm others without consequence" is the starting and end point. It was openly stated. I don't trust people who pretend that wasn't the case. Because it seems like they'd be the first ones to murder me if given the chance.

      Killua2001Killua200128 өдрийн өмнө
    • @Killua2001 the Germans realize they were not going to win a long out war with the Soviets they kept trying negotiate peace...while pushing ahead ...with invasion...that was the mistake...but also only choice ..

      Jacen ExcarkunJacen Excarkun28 өдрийн өмнө
    • @Killua2001 the argument why Barbarossa happened was to surprise a surprise attack plain and simple...

      Jacen ExcarkunJacen Excarkun28 өдрийн өмнө
    • @Killua2001 Killua Yes there is a good good amount of evidence that proves other wise.. That they were actually rational people and that the demons are the victors. Who also wrote the history books... the real demons and radical ideologies in our wolrd where the Bolsheviks the Soviets and those who financially supported those monsters.... The histories out there keep digging... Have you ever heard of hidden history? while there's a lot of hidden history on World War 2...a lot important people don't want you ever to believe the Nazis were rational.... because then we were the bad guys..... and just look at the city of Dresden.... murdering women and children with firebombing the city to the ground is evil The allies did that...we were not the good guys. It didnt. Need to be done near rhe end of the war... That is pure evil...

      Jacen ExcarkunJacen Excarkun28 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thank you

    graybeardproductionsgraybeardproductionsСарын өмнө
  • "We have reserves." sm

    Matt WoodardMatt WoodardСарын өмнө
  • Says a lot about todays media culture today, the more things change, the less they change.

    Enrique SonoraEnrique SonoraСарын өмнө
  • Very little of any history is accurate, let alone true . . . For thousands of years the majority of history is told from only the winner's perspectuve. Our modern rendition of history is NO BETTER, with revisionists using propaganda to sell perverse political ideology much as was done to Europe by communists in the early 1900's. But . . . nonetheless, history, when properly and accurately conveyed, is the single most powerful tool common folk have to weave the fabric of society into a nearly indestructible force.

    Thomas HolmesThomas HolmesСарын өмнө
  • Thank you for hearing our request

    largethankslargethanksСарын өмнө
  • The lies spoken back then by the communist Marxists mirror those of the regime occupying the white house today.

    John MatJohn MatСарын өмнө
    • I love it. We had to deal with four years of liberal trash. Yes trash. Trump did this. Trump did that. Now you one legitimately critizes the Biden regime and you make obscure references to the Nazis. Buddy, it's getting old and well beneath the viewers of this channel.

      John MatJohn Mat28 өдрийн өмнө
    • I'm glad that history serves your purpose of slander. No historical retelling is complete without the overlay of "my certain opinion" whether fact or fiction. We historians constntly battle the comment of those who can compare and contrast - without fact or reason. Glad to see Goebbels initiative remains alive and well in the 21st century.

      Karma0junKarma0junСарын өмнө
  • Great Russian movie about this!

    Michael GarciaMichael GarciaСарын өмнө
  • I think the history of the USS Tang during WWII needs to be remembered

    OldensloOldensloСарын өмнө
  • A very stirring video, but no discussion of involuntary conscriptions, summary executions?

    Scott AndersenScott AndersenСарын өмнө
    • @Alfred Nueman I don't know of any history that being normal for Germany

      Jacen ExcarkunJacen ExcarkunСарын өмнө
    • That was normal for Russia. And Germany.

      Alfred NuemanAlfred NuemanСарын өмнө
  • Hey, History Guy, What's the role of Truth vis-a-vis History? (The converse of that question could be asked, too.) I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. It would seem there could be no neutrality in this answer.

    Kevin RobertsKevin RobertsСарын өмнө
  • Propaganda that deserves to be remembered

    raymond oversonraymond oversonСарын өмнө
  • Have you done a video on the Red Ball Express?

    traxiiitraxiiiСарын өмнө
  • Alas, the Battle of Moscow was not the first time the German army was beaten in WW2 - as asserted in your quote. The German army was defeated at the Battle of Tobruk (10 April - 27 November 1941). At the time this Battle started, the USSR was not even at war with Germany.

    Sydney AtheistSydney AtheistСарын өмнө
  • Thank you, much more pleasant to listen. I love history and I love your videos. You make it come alive.

    Mark RiMark RiСарын өмнө
  • All most mist this history that deserves to be remembered thank you from Australia🇭🇲🇺🇲🇭🇲

    George PantazisGeorge PantazisСарын өмнө
  • Great work!

    James WeedmanJames WeedmanСарын өмнө
  • Kind of like the 28 Capitol Rioters who tried to take over the USA recently. People who interfere with that myth are certainly filthy scum.

    John DJohn DСарын өмнө
    • ? Antifa tried taking over the capitol again??

      Jacen ExcarkunJacen ExcarkunСарын өмнө
  • It doesn't matter if the story is true or not there were likely countless real incidents in the Battle for Moscow just as heroic that never got written down or reported. This story is representative of all of them. In the end, the Germans had been stopped and they had failed. After then it was really just a matter of time.

    andyf10andyf10Сарын өмнө
  • On a very shallow note, your hair looks very nice when it gets a little full like this!

    SafetySpooonSafetySpooonСарын өмнө
  • This is the first detailed story that I have ever heard about the battle of Moscow.Thank you HISTORY GUY.

    Mark PaulMark PaulСарын өмнө
  • The people in the red army were stuck between a rock and a hard place. Killed by the enemy, your own commissar, and arrested for surrendering. Fight or die was the only two choices.

    Pete EngardPete EngardСарын өмнө
  • The soviets used propaganda? NO WAY!? Sounds like our media these days.

    Mr. Dmitri RavenoffMr. Dmitri RavenoffСарын өмнө
  • Look into Jasper Maskelyne - a stage magician who worked with the British army and used his 'magic' skills to save thousands of lives during the second world war!

    Alan MossAlan MossСарын өмнө
  • Better without the music. I understand in featuring music bands, but when it interferes with the content, the content loses meaning. Also, please the Halifax Explosion?!

    Michael500caMichael500caСарын өмнө
  • BLM have put up their new demands (search for it). They say that the police started as “slave patrols”. Could you please do a programme on the history of the first US police forces.

    Inner FieldInner FieldСарын өмнө
    • The police may have not started as "slave patrols" but that is what they have become in 2020.

      Alfred NuemanAlfred NuemanСарын өмнө
  • neat twist :p and food for thought about stories, truth, and myth.

    Adam BechtolAdam BechtolСарын өмнө
  • Don't confuse me with facts, son. We all have our legends, i.e. the flag raising on Iwo Jima was reshot giving us the memorial we have in Washington D C. today. No legend should ever detract from the heroism of the brave soldiers that lost their lives in every war.

    charles clagercharles clagerСарын өмнө
  • Yeah, better without Sabaton

    Yes NoYes NoСарын өмнө
  • According to Sergey,me,The History Guy & many historians I know are filthy scums.I hope they live long & continue their hobby.

    Chen Fawn MengChen Fawn MengСарын өмнө
  • If you think about it, the story being false had the benefit of not costing 28 precious lives

    Lewis IrwinLewis IrwinСарын өмнө
    • @The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered Oh dear, I sadly stand corrected.

      Lewis IrwinLewis IrwinСарын өмнө
    • At least 22 of the 28 did die in the battle, just not on the way described. Their names were simply picked from casualty lists. In fact, the regiment lost nearly 100 men in the fighting that day.

      The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedСарын өмнө
  • Fascinating as usual, thanks.

    Peter PaynePeter PayneСарын өмнө