D-Day - The Great Crusade - Extra History - #1

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  • Published on Jun 6, 2017
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    D-Day: June 6, 1944, the day when Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy to retake France from the Germans. They hoped to take the Germans by surprise, and their decision to brave rough weather to make their landings certainly accomplished that, but despite these small advantages, the American forces at Utah and Omaha Beach had to overcome monumental challenges to establish a successful beachhead.
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  • Extra Credits
    Extra Credits  3 months ago +89

    Listen to this Extra History series as a podcast! becausegamesmatter.com/podcast

    • Fortnite Anonymous Lit
      Fortnite Anonymous Lit 28 days ago

      Extra Credits B90:Nope son

    • Lolly Lemur
      Lolly Lemur 2 months ago

      “Because games matter” what happened to the historical video games controversy?!

    • Peanut Brain
      Peanut Brain 3 months ago +1

      Nice video I liked sink the Bismarck videos they were good

  • DudeBro
    DudeBro 17 hours ago

    Smh they should've just sang rain rain go away and then invaded that day, so dumb.

  • Daniel Bell
    Daniel Bell 2 days ago

    I feel likeyou may have left out some of the ending. (Post beach D -Day held a lot of historical importance

  • tim p
    tim p 3 days ago

    I heard the intro song on terminal montage and would really like to know what the song title is.
    (I would have drawn this but more sloppier. WAY more sloppier.

  • Edgelord 9000
    Edgelord 9000 4 days ago

    Simple history is superior than extra credits

  • PBMS123
    PBMS123 4 days ago

    0:56 you represented the New Zealand troops with their "orange juicer fur felt hat" but didn't represent the Australians with the incredibly iconic slouch hat? That is a big shame I must admit.

  • Adrian Z Kai
    Adrian Z Kai 6 days ago

    Primo Victria!!!!!!!!!!

  • Vulcan
    Vulcan 7 days ago

    My computer said no signal at 0:00

  • ScarecrowHobo
    ScarecrowHobo 9 days ago

    This is the most NA operation ever recorded in history

  • Jax Shep
    Jax Shep 9 days ago +3

    Imagine if D-Day happened on July 4.

    *MURICA*

  • Andrew Hoyle
    Andrew Hoyle 10 days ago +1

    Also CASUALTIES were expected to be much higher the planners thought 50,000-150,000

  • Andrew Hoyle
    Andrew Hoyle 10 days ago

    GERMAN SOLDIER writes in his diary "I looked thru the the scope, I thought I was dreaming theres no way they're that many ships in this world"

  • Alexander Benner
    Alexander Benner 11 days ago +1

    You forgot a small but Good company conpany easy.

  • weedle godess
    weedle godess 11 days ago +1

    And im not watching this in my school im watching this in my own time

  • Hazama Terumi
    Hazama Terumi 12 days ago

    What happened to you Extra Credits. What happened.

  • Wiktor Prymas
    Wiktor Prymas 13 days ago

    If allies landed at the other side of france there wouldint be useless blood loss at the beach of normandy coz there arent eny defences. Always scout first attack seacond.

  • Wiktor Prymas
    Wiktor Prymas 13 days ago

    D-day. Me: slaps his face NO, OPERATION SEA LION!!!!

  • The Meme Expert
    The Meme Expert 14 days ago

    OMG!
    I HAVE WORLD OF TANKS!!!

  • Zanesushi Plays
    Zanesushi Plays 18 days ago

    Is it weird I want to see a list of the most consequential weather reports really badly?

  • Вячеслав Герасимов

    Wow, allies f#&@up all, what they can do

  • Tracey Gonzalez
    Tracey Gonzalez 19 days ago +1

    why does no one know about Dutch coda

  • The leather minecart

    Okay apparently there are only 48 States in the USA

  • Josh Hernandez
    Josh Hernandez 22 days ago

    My grandpa was in the screaming eagles

  • Michael
    Michael 22 days ago +1

    How is Iran pronounced
    “Eee-Ron” or
    “Aye-ran”

    • Shapur the great
      Shapur the great 13 days ago

      Andrew Jackson
      Iran :
      Ir like "Eat" , "in" , "ill"
      ran like "run" , "sun" , "Done"
      Eye-ran is incorrect.

  • Sheputster
    Sheputster 24 days ago +1

    D-Day was purely political.

  • Giannis Kos
    Giannis Kos 27 days ago +1

    Calais was a lot closer to Germany than Normandy don't forget Operation Market Garden in Benelux a complete Allied failure where Germans pawned your asses, had it been in Calais the Allies would had been completely decimated Dunkirk 2.0

  • IM STUPID AND DUMB
    IM STUPID AND DUMB 28 days ago

    _________༼ ◦ ◦ ༽_______Killroy was here
    ¯¯¯¯¯uuu¯¯¯U¯¯¯uuu¯¯¯¯¯

  • Murdinah Sukmayati
    Murdinah Sukmayati 29 days ago

    Time for a Crusade

  • El Gweedy
    El Gweedy Month ago +1

    My Great Grandfather was situated in India as a field Marshall. He returned in 1946, the last of his family to return. My uncle has his hat and in he was buried with a bundle of his letters he sent, the last one having his blood stain from his lost leg.

  • Iain Hansen
    Iain Hansen Month ago

    0:50 Reeeeeeeeeewwe you forgot to include us Canadians!


    I’m sorry for my outburst I’m just a little annoyed about being left out.........I’ll get back to sipping my mug of maple syrup.

  • YoursTruly
    YoursTruly Month ago

    3:13
    Yeah I think the Russians have that under control.

    • TheHoly Hay
      TheHoly Hay 29 days ago

      YoursTruly yeah they’ll just throw them at the machine guns

  • Jennifer Crawford
    Jennifer Crawford Month ago

    *germany*: I think we better re think out plan
    *Italy*: ya sorry mate can’t help you out there
    *ITALY HAS SWITCHED TEAMS*
    then the crusade begins

  • philippine kkk Rebellion

    Who else thinks that germany could have won ww2 if hitler just listened to hus generals?

    • TheHoly Hay
      TheHoly Hay 29 days ago

      philippine kkk Rebellion depends, even the most moderate of politicians (not even just the generals) and US generals and British thought that USSR wouldn’t last 5 months of war

  • Iranian Dude
    Iranian Dude Month ago

    Out in the desserts of Iran ? Seriously ? The meeting was held in Tehran which is not a desert.

  • fuzzX
    fuzzX Month ago

    so D-Day was just big clusterfuck

  • About Me
    About Me Month ago +1

    so the only reason for the Normandy invasion is to keep them commies away from western Europe but let them overrun asia.

    • About Me
      About Me Month ago

      @Dan Isrusski you have one? please cite your sources.

    • Dan Isrusski
      Dan Isrusski Month ago

      Yeah no, read a book? The US was heavily involved in covert ops versus Chinese communists but in the end, beating the Axis was considered more important than fighting against someone you don't like, but who is killing people who want to kill you.

  • T3L3V1S10N the adventurer

    0:00 - 0:19
    Guess I'm going to die in war instead of suicide

  • A E
    A E Month ago +2

    Why does every channel that does a view on the airborne assault on D-day, think the 101 had the most experience? They were a brand new unit. The 82nd had already did a combat jump previously. Making them the ones with the most experience. Let's give credit where credit is due. Just because theres more written about the 101 doesn't make them the best , the first, ir what ever. Yes they did great things. So did everyone else.

    • John Cornell
      John Cornell Month ago +1

      Yes it's annoying. The British paratroopers had more experience as well. The British considered the 82nd the most experienced US paratroop division.

  • Kansas City Shuffle
    Kansas City Shuffle Month ago +1

    Most American thing I've ever heard, brings a tear to my eye. Go to invade beach A and land on beach B but fuck it yolo we here now.

  • Kleinalrik
    Kleinalrik Month ago

    Gute Übersetzung.

  • Elijah Manzo
    Elijah Manzo Month ago

    My great uncle landed on Omaha

  • Flutz YT
    Flutz YT Month ago

    good video❤

  • Dark Star
    Dark Star Month ago

    Super tare!

  • Jeffy Jeffy From Jeffy street

    You didn’t even mention the major importance of the French resistance

    • TheHoly Hay
      TheHoly Hay 29 days ago

      Jeffy Jeffy From Jeffy street next vids

    • Dan Isrusski
      Dan Isrusski Month ago

      Yeah it's a 10min video? You have to cut out content

  • Inverted Momentum
    Inverted Momentum Month ago

    Good thing Mussolini was suffering a disease call my army is trash

  • MOStein
    MOStein Month ago +2

    You join the US army, then all of a sudden, you're in Normandy. You didn't ask for this, you didn't choose th-
    Oh wait, wrong video....

  • RA!-RA! Russian man

    why do all the video games forget D-day happened at 6:30 a.m. which is early in the morning.

  • Atrji_the_khajiit
    Atrji_the_khajiit Month ago

    Fun fact: Argonne forest in ww1 killed more americans and Germans than d-day

  • ImAgoodPerson!
    ImAgoodPerson! Month ago +1

    Why I have to hear This when I can play COD?

  • F14 tomcat That’s a secret

    You know what would be I good idea dive bombing the front part of Normandy

    • TheHoly Hay
      TheHoly Hay Month ago

      F14 tomcat That’s a secret i think dive bombing was long left before 1944, i think because it was really costly

  • Pi is the best
    Pi is the best Month ago +4

    That one general who re-routed the whole Utah beach plan was an absolute genius, I’ll tell you that much.

    • Erock Stoenescu
      Erock Stoenescu Month ago

      Teddy Roosevelt jr! Better put some respect on his name! His father was one of if not the most badass presidents in history. He literally hunted down some pirates/thieves, all on his own, who stole his boat and captured them. He also stormed the beaches of Cuba on horseback and won against Spain. I could go on for days but there’s a bunch of great videos of him on here look him up.

  • Gunsz123
    Gunsz123 Month ago +2

    6:38 voice cracked

  • Blad
    Blad Month ago

    Norway Wohooa

  • Are you joking mate
    Are you joking mate Month ago +2

    can you tell Canadian story too

  • Ash Williams
    Ash Williams Month ago +1

    The germans could of won. they let america have some land, and thats how they lost ww2.

    • Lets Play King
      Lets Play King Month ago

      Ihr solltet die Deutschen fragen oder Österreicher da ihr keine Ahnung habt.😂😂😂😂

    • TheHoly Hay
      TheHoly Hay Month ago

      Ash Williams not even a 1% chance, even without the US and Britain, USSR was already all the way at Poland and encircling the armies before D-Day

    • Cary Belliveau
      Cary Belliveau Month ago +1

      That’s not even close; they lost the war on the eastern front. 80% of the Germans went to Russia.

    • Cary Belliveau
      Cary Belliveau Month ago

      Ash Williams no.. lmao.

  • Pie Guy
    Pie Guy Month ago +2

    Me: (watches literally every Extra History episode to ever exist)
    My History Teacher: (says anything)
    Me: When are we gonna LEARN anything in this class?

  • ProSea BarBarian
    ProSea BarBarian Month ago

    title : *The Great Crusade*
    the first crusade: am i a joke to you?

  • Matthew Evans
    Matthew Evans Month ago +1

    it's weird to hear what my great-granddad went through i know that it's not an exact outlook on in but just the fact that it sheds some life on him a man i never knew and died before i was born is amazing to me

  • Oscar Yamada
    Oscar Yamada Month ago +1

    Germany did an oopsie. This angered everyone, who punished them severely

  • R4VEN
    R4VEN Month ago +1

    I think it’s said like the five o five not the five o fith