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An exceptional researcher from Germany looks at the concept of a "firebase".....
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Re: Reference Video Training

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This video could just as easily be titled,
AUTARKY -- WHY IT IS CRITICAL TO THE EMPIRE
Note that the TIK channel is sometimes uneven, but this video is spot-on......
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Re: Reference Video Training

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While I, personally, am not a "gamer" by nature, war-gaming certainly has it's place in military education. This is an introductory overview to the Prussian "Kreigsspiel" game, that sparked a revolution in military staff training, from the excellent "Invicta" channel.....
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Erbswurst - the Iron Ration (Re: Reference Video Training)

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Created in 1867, Erbswurst was the soup component of the standard "marching" - or "iron" - ration of the Imperial German Army from 1867 to 1945. The German company Knorr manufactured erbswurst until 2018. Because of the nature of its manufacture, erbswurst has essentially no expiry date (this, of course, should not be taken as medical advice; use discretion). A tube of erbswurst, along with several pieces of hardtack/biscuit, along with a few condiments, could feed a soldier for a day.

Below are a pair of videos that provide both an introduction to erbswurst, and a method for making it is the home, as Knorr has ceased production of the product. The home-production method described here, as well as its product, are under study by the Imperial General Headquarters.

Erbswurst On The Range
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Making Erbswurst At Home
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Real-World Combat 1 (Re: Reference Video Training)

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The following video was shot around 2012. It depicts a combined team of US Army Special Forces (the "ODA" referenced stands for "Operational Detachment Alpha", what used to be known as "A-Teams"), Rangers and Paratroopers operating as instructors with Afghan National Army troops, somewhere in the mountains of Afghanistan. The column, traveling by road, was engaged by sniper fire, and dismounted. This sniper fire was likely premature, as no IED detonated in the road. The Taliban attempted to engage in a close infantry attack on the column -- which column engaged them at under 200meters range, while calling in air support from a pair of US Air Force A-10 "Warthog" ground support attack aircraft; the "Winchester" call-sign about 2/3 of the way through the video indicates one of the aircraft being forced to return to base because it had expended every round and munition it had on board. The end of the video shows a light mortar team in action, as the surviving enemy withdraw.

This video is an excellent example of the confusion and stress of real combat, as well as giving a sense of how "empty" a real modern battlefield can feel.

O vídeo a seguir foi gravado por volta de 2012. Representa uma equipe combinada das Forças Especiais do Exército dos EUA (a "ODA" referenciada "Operational Destacamento Alfa", que costumava ser conhecida como "Equipas A"), Rangers e Pára-quedistas operando como instrutores das tropas do Exército Nacional Afegão, em algum lugar nas montanhas do Afeganistão. A coluna, viajando por estrada, foi atacada por atiradores de elite e desmontada. Esse fogo de atirador provavelmente foi prematuro, pois nenhum IED foi detonado na estrada. O Taliban tentou se envolver em um ataque de infantaria próximo à coluna - que a atacou a menos de 200 metros de distância, enquanto chamava o apoio aéreo de um par de aeronaves de ataque terrestre da Força Aérea Americana A-10 "Warthog"; o indicativo de chamada "Winchester", cerca de 2/3 do vídeo, indica que uma das aeronaves foi forçada a retornar à base porque gastara todas as rodadas e munições a bordo. O final do vídeo mostra uma equipe de morteiros leves em ação, enquanto o inimigo sobrevivente se retira.

Este vídeo é um excelente exemplo da confusão e do estresse de um combate real, além de dar uma sensação de quão "vazio" um campo de batalha real e moderno pode parecer.
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Free Navies of WW2

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A 20 minute program giving a brief overview of the "free navies", mostly of the European Theater of Operations (ETO), who escaped the Nazi onslaught in 1939-1940. The Drachinifel channel is recommended in the highest terms for introductions to naval warfare and histories.

'Free' Navies of World War 2 - Small but Deadly (and a little crazy)

[bbvideo=560,315]https://youtu.be/nATHU6rHKsk[/bbvideo]
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Guerilla Warfare At Sea: Modern Commerce Raiding

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And excellent short history of German Commerce Raiders in the Pacific during World War 2:


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Re: Guerilla Warfare At Sea: Modern Commerce Raiding

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See Also:

German Merchant Raiders of WW2 - Gentleman Raiders of the High Seas
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Technicals - The Modern Chariot (Re: Reference Video Training)

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"Technicals" is a new(-ish) term for a type of improvised fighting vehicle that has been around since motor vehicles started being pressed into military service. Since the 1980's, however, the Technical has become the go-to combat vehicle for military forces - both regular and irregular - around the world.

In these three videos, the tank Encyclopedia channel takes a deep dive on the subject. It is an excellent series of videos, from an excellent channel......

The Toyota War | Type 1 Technical (Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series) Part 1
[bbvideo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwm7MlOP5ms[/bbvideo]


Death's Modern War Horse | Type 1 Technical (Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series) Part 2
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Indestructible | Type 1 Technical (Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series) Part 3
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Op/Serval...Mali (Re: Reference Video Training)

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This was an impressive operation, much more so than I first thought. France rapidly assembled a widely dispersed mobile and airborne battle group, and conducted a mostly-successful, multi-pronged offensive all on very short notice. This included mounted dragoons, helicopter assaults, special operations insertions, air-landings and even parachute infantry drops, in a mirror of both French operations from the Cold War, as well as an echo of the Rhodesian Bush War.

Impressive. Most impressive.
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