Beasts of Steel – The First Tanks On The Battlefield I THE GREAT WAR Week 112

100 thoughts on “Beasts of Steel – The First Tanks On The Battlefield I THE GREAT WAR Week 112

  1. 5:10 and you have to go to history of USA to see a creation of a federation based on genocide of local people, the only rightful owners of the country that is now inhabited by arrogant self righteous trash…

  2. The Great War, I am not sure if you guys have seen this Channel:

    It is pretty darn amazing and there is a show in it:

    Just about the topic (Tank) you were talking about.

    I highly encourage everybody who watched TGW to also go to Military History Visualized.

  3. "You have to go back to the times of the Medes and the Persians to find a like example of a whole people carried into bondadge." No, Mr. Archbishop, just 60 years and in your own country. Hypocrisy at it best again.

  4. Great video, I just discovered this channel a few hours ago and I'm really enjoying watching your videos!
    So now that you have made a video about tanks you could make a video about anti tank weapons for the germans, because as we all know they didn't had like much tanks they could sent out to the battlefield so they invented guns like the T-Gewehr. Would be very cool to see a video about that 🙂

  5. At last, a gleam of Dawn's early light in the long night of trench warfare, a false dawn sadly as having taken two years to invent tanks it will now take the Allied powers another two years to learn how to use them.

    Still progress is progress, and well done Winston Churchill, Col Swinton, and all the others who made this possible: but it is going to be heartbreaking to watch the World War I generals apply their own unique brand of incompetence to this new and wonderful thing.

    The truly remarkable thing about all this is that the population of the world was only one seventh of what it is now and yet human life is valued so much more by just about everyone.

    And that's an even better sort of progress.

  6. an irony in the development of the Tank is that once Armies knew how to use them they could arguably be credited with reducing causalities simply by making trench warfare impossible.

  7. Interesting fact and funny story: The first prototype of an armored and armed vehicle with a 360 degree turret was presented in 1906 in Vienna: The "Austro-Daimler Panzerwagen". It was proposed in 1903 by Leopold Salvator, a General of the austro-hungarian army, and developed by Paul Daimler. However: When the vehicle was tested at military exercises under supervision of emperor Franz-Joseph, the loud startup noise of the engine caused the horse of a General to balk. This prompted Franz-Joseph to reject the "Panzerwagen" as being impractical for the military.

  8. First tanks are such a comic secret weapon – clear flaws, not quite used as effectively in hindsight – seemingly terrifying and invincible for their first appearance, easier to handle in the future.

  9. Great vid as always 🙂 I found a small channel today called Oak Leaves & Iron, he mostly does ww2 stuff and he's very new but I'm loving his content so far.

  10. hey great work as always from you guys i follow you since the early year of 2015. I am in a Historical k.u.k. cavalary Regiment. Would you maybe feature our historical counterpart if i provide you the research? Or maybe just a bit about the gear?

  11. For "Out of the Trenches". Now that tanks have appeared on the battlefield could you please go into detail on how the armored fighting vehicle got the name "TANK"? I believe your audience will find it very interesting since most people think it is an acronym. Thank you everyone at The Great War for all you do. I continue to tell all the Soldiers I work with about your channel and many have even thanked me for showing them. I look forward to each new episode.

  12. Did any nation attempt to counter the tank by building a large tunnel that, when driven over, would collapse and the tank would fall into a pit it could not get out of?

  13. I don't get something… you have waves after waves of Italians charging against mgs and…after the first day Austrian casualties matched Italian ones?

  14. Kavala troops were not deserted. The surrendered to Germans because Greece was not officially at war and after Germans assured that were not to surrender to Bulgarians.

  15. 4:52 i dont know if it was intentional but you can see a face in the picture behind if you look really closely abode where is says "of the armies is now" you can see to bomb holes for eyes and a man for an ear and a really creepy face reply if you saw it to xD

  16. Nice job covering armor. One hasn't lived until you have fired a 105 mm gun or a 152mm gun it is awesome to feel that power. indescribable.

  17. Did they ever use tanks as personnel carriers in WW1? Seems like a few dozen tanks would be a really efficient way to get hundreds of men across no mans land safely.

  18. 9:37 That name comes from a Russian spies TV show, it's the fake identity the protagonist (a Soviet spy infiltrated in the German high command during WW2) uses.

  19. Hey guys love this show doing so well I'm a history graduate from sterling uni in Scotland. I love history and always wanted my girlfriend and son to get into history your show is something we have both enjoyed together so thank you.

  20. Arcbishop John Farley was either oblivious of his country's own history or simply did not consider people of other ethnicities people… we all know the answer though.

  21. How Germany Captured it's First Tank
    German Soldier: Schnel Hans Schenl ze British are having their tea and crumpets und have left the keys in the ignition

  22. The new Fighters and plane airforce and the Tanks are the only modern warfare weapons which evolves the fair fight between both sides, all other chemical bombs and nukes and flamethrowers are really bad for humanity itself and aren't really fair on a battlefield. But am I talking about fairness in war? War itself isn't fair in the first place, But humanity haves to be saved and the individual human have to matter…

  23. Incidentally, "kavala" would mean "perfidious" in Finnish. I just found it a funny coincidence that major desertion happened in a place called Kavala.

  24. There were only 61,000 Belgian forced labourers in Germany & only from October 1916 to February 1917, additionally there were some 60,000 forced labourers (French & Belgian) till the end of the war behind the front lines in Belgium & France. See e.g.: Jens Thiel: "Menschenbassin Belgien". Anwerbung, Deportation und Zwangsarbeit im Ersten Weltkrieg. Klartext Verlag, Essen 2007

  25. I don't understand the casualties number for the 7th Isonzo battle. At one point it is stated that the Austrian frontal defence lines held only a token force and that the Italians were attempting "mass suicide" but later, the casualties numbers are the same.

  26. What a fantastic invention….and like most other fantastic inventions…it was British.
    Clever old us, eh????
    It scared the life out of the Germans who thought the tank was absolutely terrifying and some kind of devil machine.

  27. Little Willie didn't perform well…..
    BIG Willie did…. Where have I heard that before??? Ha Ha ha Ha..

  28. H. G. Wells thought up the tank when the machine gun was being put to use. DaVinci did it when muskets were unreliable.

  29. Standing in the line of fire
    32 will lead the way
    Coming over trench and wire
    Going through the endless grey
    Standing in the line of fire
    Moving on through the fray
    Coming over trench and wire
    Live to fight another day

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