The Submarine War - WW2 - 008 October 20 1939

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For the men in the navies of the warring nations in Europe, there was nothing phony about WW2 in October 1939 - mortal danger was immediately under the cold surface at the receiving end of a torpedo or a depth charge... WW2 day by day, every day is now live on our Instagram account @World_war_two_realtime Between 2 Wars: Join us on Patreon: Or join The TimeGhost Army directly at: Like us on Facebook: Written and Hosted by: Indy Neidell Produced and Directed by: Spartacus Olsson and Astrid Deinhard Executive Producers: Bodo Rittenauer, Astrid Deinhard, Indy Neidell, Spartacus Olsson Creative Producer: Joram Appel Research by: Indy Neidell Edited by: Spartacus Olsson and Ben Ollerenshaw Trainee editor: Sarvesh Coloring by Spartacus Olsson, Olga Shirnina and Norman Stewart Olga's pictures: Norman's pictures Archive by Screenocean/Reuters A TimeGhost chronological documentary produced by OnLion Entertainment GmbH


Slightly Right Of Centre : Indy's phone bill must be astronomical at this point... Imagine what it will be by 1945

Timothy House : SS officer: "We investigated ourselves and found that we did nothing wrong."

Bart De Coucke : A Polish submarine captain is asked: ‘you see in your periscope a German and a Soviet cruiser. Which one do you attack first?’ ‘Of course the German one’ the Pole answers, ‘duty comes always before pleasure.’

Darth Calanil : The Polish submarine story should be made into a movie. Like seriously damn!

Grishnikov : Hunt for Red October - Poland Edition

A Henderson : Thanks for giving the Polish Navy a mention I never expected them to ever be talked about in any detail. My Great Grandfather was a sailor in the Polish Navy and served on a couple of destroyers throughout the war before settling here in Glasgow, Scotland afterward, I left a comment about it a couple of weeks back so wont repeat the whole story.

poonczey : "make Poland so poor that poles would want to work subservient jobs in Germany" WHAT YEAR IS IT??!

idigcrzychicks : I don't know about anyone else but I LOVE how you did the maps for this. Also the colorization on the pictures is fantastic. Great job all around. I'd like to buy one of the maps behind Indy if you ever decide to put them for sale.

Indiana Jones : “One man says to another let’s get together and have a game of war. Everybody dies” -Stanislaw Sosabowski

BIRD MUST FEED : Soviet Union: We stand against the Imperialism dogs who oppress and exploit Native people across the world!! _Also Soviet Union_ _Invades Poland_ _Invades Baltics_ _Invades Finland_ _Invades Iran_

Skuerzo Skuerzo : "The Fins said 'no'". What a missed opportunity to say "No way, Jose".

NeuesTestament : “Make Poles so poor that they want to work subservient jobs in Germany” Sounds familiar to something, I can’t really put my hand on it.

Pirusiandres : Indy was receiving a call from himself back in 1918. He is a time traveler!

Joint Special Operations Command : *SUBMARINE ONLY CHALLENGE*

fuckyshityfuckshit : I’m glad you guys have a channel you own now you deserve that more then anything. Can’t wait to see what the future holds for your team. Much love from New Zealand

Chef Mussolini : USSR:Finland can I have some land? Finland:No!!! USSR:Why u so rude Finland😔😔😔

TwoHeavens : Really nicely done team, getting better every episode! And those subs are going up every episode too!

Chezzers : I think I need to be taken prisoner by a Polish submarine

Astro Bot : Clothing from other decades..., detailed knowledge about two world wars...,funding of 2 YouTube shows, Indy appearing on a photo of a pinada in Mexico in 1885..., that telephone is obviously a time machine!

Marin Eduard : That moment when the British do a blockade: Hans ,get the u boat.

Marcin Dobrowolski : This is official now, this is the best history channel on YouTube. I have never seen any series that were made as well and detailed as yours, not to mention historically unbiased and accurate. The honour you give to my people by this series is worth very much to us. We have been fighting for years to remind the world about those forgotten deeds. Thank you! Best channel ever!

Behemoth29 : I love a good nautical adventure, this episode was thrilling!

capnazrael : I'd like to know how they were going to rob a vessel for maps without any small arms. Were they going to climb aboard with knives between their teeth?

Artur M. : What can I say? It's an awesome episode! You did a good job pronouncing Grudzińkski and "Wilk" (wolf) and acceptable job pronouncing "Orzeł" (eagle). :-) The "rz" digraph is kinda like the French "j" only a bit harder, or voiced retroflex sibilant fricative, using the proper terminology. It is usually represented in English as "zh", for example in transliterations of Russian words.

Gianluca Borg : Awesome, simply awesome. Keep up the good work. Good job to all the team for both this and all previous such videos! Your documentaries are a great service to those who fought and died, to historians then and now and to these generations and future generations of people, historians, politicians and, the list goes on. This work is priceless. Thank you!

Maciek300 : Phenomenal episode. I'm Polish and I never heard that submarine story. I never even knew that we had a submarine division.

Radoslaw Piotrowski : All your effort and hard work should receive far more recognition. All historical content should be (must be?) widely presented to teaching program at schools. Maybe then, now twenty-something year old's, stop talking rubbish like Americans retrieved first Enigma coding machine from German U-boat??? And is not even outrageous any more, it makes me sad. Great work!

Mr.Denton : When will you start doing Special Episodes about Countries, tactics, weapons etc?

Pereplut : 6:06 The tale of two estonian guards makes me laugh. Of course Germans thought they were killed because that's what Germans would do. But they were guests on polish ship and polish hospitality is not a myth :D


alexander williams : Nice country you have there, would be a shame if somebody invaded it.

Leanne Boulton : Wow... that Polish submarine story is astounding, just one of thousands upon thousands of incredible stories I have never known about during this war, thank you for the outstanding work you and the team do Indy.

Vern Etzel : I'm really enjoying this series.

Kev : It looks like You got some very bad news, from that call in the begening

rampantjesus : The phone thing is so corny, but I love it

kingsofserbiangameplay 162 : What a great story of Orzel, those guys were heroes, btw what happened to the captain?

Jan Wacławik : Indy, the "rz" in "Orzeł" is pronounced like the "rz" in "Przemyśl". You pretty much mastered saying "Przemyśl" in the last four years, so I guess that'll be a good hint.

Valdagast : Who else here plays Hearts of Iron IV?

Wyrmshadow : Wilk- Wolf Orzel - Eagle

oOkenzoOo : Friendly fire against submarines because of poor communication or identification.... why have i the feeling this won't be the last during this war ?

A.J. K : I love how in this format there is room for all the little details of the war, like the story of the submarine, that just get lost in other hour long documentaries. It gives a much more complete story of the war.

Anonymous Person : I love this channel

typxxilps : Recoloured pics are pretty impressive ... especially the new british movie with coloured and resynched footage from the time , this "they won't grow old" movie that had been released this week.

Jay Higdon : Our Great Maginot line will stop them

Eric Gabriel Along : "How much did your life change in the past two months?" That question, in reference to the invasion of Poland, really struck me. I love this channel so much. It makes us feel and live history. We no longer merely look at black-and-white pictures and read about casualties on footnotes. Because of you, we are brought in 1939, beside the generals as they planned their slaughter, their poor victims, and the world clueless of the greater horrors ahead. Thank you so much for this. I hope you will make it to 1945. 😊

mikiroony : 7th like, reporting for duty

Der Wüstenfuchs : What a story! I once read a book which covered many such things but was dedicated to the german site only It was filled with a lot of exciting storys, some of were strange in particular, but some were to crazy and to good to be true After reading the whole book i was amazed what history can bring us if we know and understand how to live with and learn from it, together Huge thx to Indy and Crew, love youre work Been here since day zero and looking forward to stay till the end of this show

Troy Ortega : Quite an adventure had by the Polish sub crew. Can't remember ever hearing the story anywhere. Trying to go all the way to UK would be difficult under the prevailing conditions, but without charts, forget it. Great series. I know i will enjoy it imnensely, as i have The Great War. J uh st go tg some money i have been waiting for. Patreon donation coming

Dicio : Yeah Orzel is a really epic tale that few know. I remember reading about it and being dumbfounded, first question being "did it really happen!?". What more USSR actually used that incident as a causis belli "Estonia is not neutral, he is helping our enemy!". Now think about it for a moment, USSR used Poland that they were overrunning militarily as a precursor on a "hostile" talk against Estonia. Another angle is USSR used it to question Estonian neutrality about Poland....while the current motive Russia likes to bring out is that they "support Poland" and "saved" it from the Germans. You can't have your cake and eat it. : )