You just don't provide counter examples or any other sources. Dan has a captivating and accessible way of describing the events he has researched and presents that make these events come alive in my mind. An absolute must-listen for anyone interested in human drama, the limits of the human experience, the horrors of traditional warfare and the effects of it on the global community. Every sentence spoken here is an absolute work of art. Having been brought to America as a child after the Soviet Union collapsed as refugees fleeing anti-semitism, having this history playing like a movie in my head just floored me. I love the Eastern Front and I'm always looking to learn more about it.
There are a lot of parallels between historical research and law. Sometimes a bit rambling though, curious on how much he speaks off the cuff or from a script. You will be banned possibly without warning depending on the severity of the issue if you persist in this behavior. Just paste the urls you'll find below and we'll download file for you! Duration — 1:39:34 In the final episode of the horror story that is the Eastern Front the tale descends into unimaginable darkness as vengeance is called down on Germany. But to a Historian looking to increase public awareness and interest in History, I would think Dan's particular style would be very refreshing indeed. A piece of history that has been discounted and rarely told.
Dan provides better facts and research than my professors did. You didn't read every textbook that's available. Chances are your question has already been answered. Speaking to them with intentional spite will not be tolerated and may result in the loss of your forum privileges. Please be understanding if you are advised to change something. This broke one of the major rules of warfare - the attacker should hold at least a 3:1 advantage in numbers; the High Command thought that tanks would make up for this deficit, but professional Generals knew better.
This episode continues to discuss the darkest periods of the Eastern Front campaign; atrocities, cruelties and massacres. Is it worth listening to? I think it's great and i've learned maybe more from this series than any other one to date. What is mild humour to you may well be deeply offensive to others. Blank lines count as lines. Once a professional radio host, Carlin eventually took his show to the Internet, and he now hosts two popular independent podcasts: Common Sense and Hardcore History. The initial startling advances due to Blitzkrieg and Stalin's insistence to his troops to not fight back astonished everybody - he refused to believe that the Germans had attacked despite evidence to the contrary.
Dan gives an introduction to the subject and discusses the causes and opening moves of Operation Barbarossa. References are made to individual soldiers' memoirs as well as to the works of other historians bibliography on website. I listened to Part I of Ghosts of the Ostfront. You have many ways to participate and be a constructive part of this community, even when you disagree. Edit: Having listened to part 2, I can give some impressions: this is an introductory, overall view of the first 6 months of campaign and includes comments on the familiar topics such as the speed of the Axis advance, the great encirclements, the partisans, atrocities, fatal mistakes in decision-making by the leaders, the effect of the winter and so on. For someone who's usually so meticulous in his research it was a disappointing inclusion. Secondly, I don't owe you or anyone else anything.
Although a lot of his views come from Herododus' writings. Carlin broke into the television news business in Los Angeles in the late 1980s. If you can't keep the conversation civil, you will be removed from the forums. The ruthlessness of some of the women's sniper units, the daring of their night bombers, the brothels to support the morale of the male troops all added up to a swelling of combat personnel by around 40%, contributing to the pressure on the now hopelessly outnumbered Wermacht. The stories are horrifying, but it really shows what humans are capable of when pushed to their extremes, and how much power a couple of radical dictators are capable of controlling.
Plans for part 3 are Stalingrad to Kursk and part 4 to cover the final defensive battles. Not for the faint of heart. Dan does an excellent job of describing the events. But I do have an issue with your approach. It's comparable to a book report, except he's taken a dozen readily available books, picked a few choice examples and mashed them together into a simple chronological narrative of the Eastern Front that's missing a lot of context he never encountered in the first place due to the fact that he's only read those dozen or so books, and most are popular histories or memoirs. I grew up in the west and we hear so little about the eastern front. They present the material in an interesting manner so as to sell to a large group.
Is it worth listening to? But when you think about it he's distilling simply massive amounts of information into friendly bite-size pieces. It will be treated just the same as if you had posted it here. Churchill was not a historian and wrote the series for other non-historians of the day. For those who don't know, his podcast is on iTunes and his website. Not a brush stroke extra or lacking. In the truest sense of the word. His target is the general public.
First off, I listened to his 'podcast' months ago and little if anything made an impression on me, hence I can't recall examples off the top of my head. Its all about analysis of material and writing papers to justify one view or another. Conclusion This series is a highly recommended listening - it will open your eyes to the reality of the worst that Humanity can offer during war, and really is a fascinating insight into the background, reasoning and feelings of Generals through to Privates. He takes knowledge, emotions, and master story telling to keep you glued to the podcast. The Battle of Kursk lasted for 10 days or so, and more men and armament met in combat than in any time before in history.
His podcast offers a rather narrow introduction to the topic and is missing a ton of context. Overall fascinating to learn about a part of the war I've never even really heard happened. Status quo for Hardcore History. It is a harrowing account of what war between two evil governments looks like. The background atmospheric sounds were nice too. Really enjoy Dan Carlin's approach to history.