World War II in Europe: Every Day

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Oct 072013
 

As a student of history, I found this animated short video interesting. And, of course, as with all “students” of history I could debate the finer points of the producer’s interpretations. However, I thought it was a visually interesting and well-done video that shows each thrust and parry of World War II as they occurred. I have posted it here since anyone who is reading my alternative history novella series “The Specialists” likely has a more than passing interest in history in general and World War II in particular.

This video shows the changing front lines of the European Theater of World War II every day from the German invasion of Poland to the surrender of Germany.
DETAILED KEY:
Maroon: Axis Power members, their dependencies/colonies, and annexed lands.
Burgundy: Areas militarily occupied by the Axis Powers.
Red: Axis puppet states.
Pink: Axis gains during that day.
Blue: Allied powers and areas occupied by the allies.
Light blue: Allied gains for that day.
Purple colors (left to right): Finland, occupied by Finland, and Finnish gains that day.
Dark Green: The USSR before it joined the allies and annexed lands.
Green: Areas militarily occupied by the USSR before it joined the allies.
Light Green: Soviet gains for that day.

Music and speech credits are at the end of the video.