World War II From Space

Tyler Durden's picture

With tensions raging in Asia (and the Middle East) and the anniversary of the start of World War I drawing closer, we thought it contextually useful to look at World War II from a different (and more broad) perspective. This History Channel documentary shows - using an all-seeing CGI eye - a satellite view of the conflicts, allowing you to experience it in a way that places key events and tipping points in a global perspective. By re-creating groundbreaking moments that could never have been captured on camera and by illustrating the importance of simultaneity and the hidden effects of crucial incidents, the war's monumental moments in never- before-seen context. And with new information brought to the forefront, you'll better understand how a nation ranked 19th in the world's militaries in 1939 emerged six years later as the planet's only atomic superpower.


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Rafferty's picture

Yes, must stick with the narrative that's been drilled into us.  No HATE questioning. Obey!  Obey!

teslaberry's picture

the type of tyranny in a world with telecommunications databases and massive surrveilance by way of sensor nets extending beyond mere cameras , to all sorts of other sensors ------this type of tyranny made possible by these technologies, far outpaces anything such as the nuclear bomb. 

we have yet to experience the tyranny brought about by the next major war. 


many globalists out there are playing up the possibility of world corporate government occuring without a full scale war such as ww3 being requried to occur. 


others predict world war 3 would be so quick and so limited that its occurence would more or less constitute a consolidation of power by the major superpowers of those developing nations, a more formal decalartion of how to split up the booty of the developing world. 


there's also the possibility for things simply to get 'out of control' and have a real full scale war with massive massive massive destruction. tactical nuclear weapons, massive drone smart fire-bomb campaigns. and all sorts of crazy biological and chemical weapons never seen in world war 2. 


truly massive devasation! .. 


JR's picture

The spying techniques become more dangerous than nuclear weapons and propaganda, such as this film demonstrates, becomes more powerful than guns or intelligience.

“Men build rules for a game and they name those rules law. And the man that breaks that law has got to pay.” Luke Short, Savage Range

chump666's picture

Any-day now

China fishing restrictions in disputed region - South China Sea.  Both sides are itching to set it off

tony wilson's picture

i can sees the sin bull of der swas ticka fore der horrible germ mens.

but where is der sin bull on the map for the rothschild jew bankers fundin all sides.

JR's picture

The words “documentary” and “History Channel” do not go together, as anyone who is familiar with accurate history has learned. One wonders why, on a quiet Sunday afternoon, Zero Hedge revisits with appalling drama, using space effects and NFL-like actor-talk, conflict in a way so misused by special interests these past seventy years.

As is its pattern, the History Channel tells all the facts from the winner’s perspective, be it a giant red swastika over Europe seen from space or a tale beginning with the Allies’ distorted version of Pearl Harbor.

The video includes many inaccuracies; below is the exposure of one, as told by Congressman Hamilton Fish:

“President Roosevelt’s responsibility for goading the Japanese into war by sending a war ultimatum on November 26, 1941, demanding that the Japanese withdraw all troops from Indo-china, and China (Manchuria) is an historic fact, although a closely-guarded secret.

“FDR’s war ultimatum was deliberately withheld from Congress until after Pearl Harbor... all agreed that the ultimatum left Japan no alternative but war...

“The Japanese would have done almost anything to avoid war with America...

“Prince Kenoye, the prime minister, who was very peacefully inclined, repeatedly requested to come to Washington or Honolulu to meet with President Roosevelt. He was willing to agree to our terms to keep out of war on a modus vivendi but FDR refused to talk with the Japanese prime minister simply because he was determined to get into war with Japan, and through that, with Germany. The American ambassador in Tokyo, Joseph Grew, knew how much the Japanese wanted to maintain peaceful relations and urged such a conference. But FDR and his fellow ardent interventionists used ruses, dodges and tricks to involve us in a totally unnecessary war. -- Hamilton Fish, FDR- The Other Side of the Coin, Vantage Press, pp. 132-134.

Said Fish, who believed that Roosevelt’s deception of the American people, i.e., assuring them as did Woodrow Wilson before WWI that their sons would not be going to war, was an immoral and infamous act:

“This shrewd and astute politician covered his tracks by shouting from the housetops and denouncing the attack on Pearl Harbor as a day of infamy, blaming it entirely on the Japanese. While Roosevelt was trying to bring America into war with Japan, he was telling Americans, ‘While I am talking to you mothers and fathers, I give you one more assurance. I have said this before, and I shall say it again and again: Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars.’” -- ibid. p. 29.  

suteibu's picture

The Pacific War has its roots in the Russo-Japanese War with American and Western bankers fingerprints all over it.

Kobe Beef's picture

Thanks again, Jacob Schiff.


Rafferty's picture

"One wonders why, on a quiet Sunday afternoon, Zero Hedge revisits with appalling drama, using space effects and NFL-like actor-talk, conflict in a way so misused by special interests these past seventy years."

Will be remembered by The People Who Matter at IPO time for ZH.

Nassim's picture

"Unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbour"

Give me a break! They cut off Japan's oil and deliberately sought this war. They could read Japan's naval intelligence and knew very well where their fleets were and their objectives.

Roosevelt felt that he had to get America into the war - everything else is window-dressing.

acetinker's picture

Y'all know this is a hitpiece designed to direct your attention away from the banksters, right?

JR's picture

By controlling the nations’ money, the bankers control the nations. This is exactly what has happened in the US and the EU. It's as simple as that. The International Bankers financed the French Revolution; they financed the Bolshevik Revolution; they financed WWI; they financed WWII; and they are financing the current world "War on Terror"--with money created out of nothing but backed by the assets of the people.

For every dollar the United States goes into debt, ever since it relinquished its duty to coin the nation's money to the Fed's private owners, a dollar plus the interest goes into the private pockets of the International Bankers who own the Fed.

Wrote biographer Frederick Morton:

The Rothschilds “conquered the world more thoroughly, more cunningly, and much more lastingly than all the Caesars before or all the Hitlers after them.” – The Rothschilds: A Family Portrait

Abraham Lincoln feared for the survival of the United States under the onslaught of the International Bankers whose quest was to destroy America and the freedom that she offered mankind:

"The money power preys upon the nation in time of peace and conspires against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me, and causes me to tremble for the safety of our country. Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people, until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands, and the republic is destroyed.” – Archer Shaw, editor, The Lincoln Encyclopedia, The Spoken and Written Words of Lincoln

acetinker's picture

It's so simple, yet so devious, that most can't perceive it.  Thanks for being aware, JR.  May the revolution begin!

flapdoodle's picture

IMHO the most interesting development of WWII is how Germany financed the war, something that is rarely discussed. Germany was pretty much broke in 1932 and technically that didn't change, but none-the-less the NAZIs opened up the factories and started rebuilding their war machine on pure fiat.

This is the *real* lesson of WWII - and one the Bankers that run the world learned well.

If you control the banks, the media, and the most important parts of means of production, that is ALL YOU NEED. Explains what is happening now to a T.

acetinker's picture

Germany financed the war? Rothschild financed the war.  Both sides.  Fiat money has many negative consequences.

acetinker's picture


"The hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain." - As quoted in The Money Masters (1995)

Attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte.  Who are the bad guys, again?

acetinker's picture

I can't even leave this place for ten minutes and folks downvote me.

Just so y'all know, I don't give a fuck.

flapdoodle's picture

The point is that in fiat world, you can finance it yourself. The Rothschilds did NOT *directly* finance the Germans (the amount of capital flow would have been immense, and would stick out like a sore thumb - I'm sure there are a few capital flows here and there that might be candidates for your conjecture, but they are a pittance in the actual capital flows that were required).

The lesson, and the truly astonishing thing about WWII, is (perhaps as intended by the Rothschilds) German financed its war by pure fiat.

acetinker's picture

You're full of shit, and you know it.  How is this different from the various undeclared wars waged by the US in (I assume you're an average dipshit American), in the years since WWII?

You presume to know Napoleon's mind and how he came to power?  I just told you what his motivations were.  I don't presume to know what future historians will say, but if they're honest, Napoleon may in fact be regarded as a great humanitarian.

flapdoodle's picture

You miss the essential point. The Fed is using exactly the same technique to finance the US as the Nazis used in WWII.

That is mindnumbing and earth shattering, and they seem to be gettin away with it save some relatively luke warm US bond selling by China/Russia/etc...

acetinker's picture

WTF are you talking about?  I can't argue your point about China/Russia selling off, they are.  However, the average US citizen is tapped out.  So, it seems that deflation will rule the day, for awhile.  And , if you think about it, the rest of the world will suffer, too.

The all powerful Fed can't fix this.  It's structural.

JR's picture

Richard Edward Noble, author of The Hobo Philosopher – in a review of James Pool’s book on “Who Financed Hitler,” writes on Amazon: 

After reading both of Mr. Pool's books on this subject (Who Financed Hitler: The Secret Funding of Hitler's Rise to Power, 1919-1933, and Hitler and His Secret Partners), I felt that these books should be required reading for every World War II veteran...

Fear of Communism or anti-Communism was the chief motivational concept behind the rise of Nazism and Adolf Hitler. From the man in the street to the captains of industry and the nobles and aristocrats the hatred, fear, and spirit of anti-Communism was common.
Patriotism and nationalism were the second strongest motivational characteristics of Hitler contributors inside Germany.

Industrialists, aristocrats, white Russian refugees and wealthy advocates of the capitalist system all around the world found cause in Hitler's anti-Communism…
The Aryan and the anti-Jewish attitudes seem to be a whole other study. This book would suggest to me that anti-Communism was a bigger motivation for the monetary support of Nazism or Hitlerism.

And, this, from Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler by Anthony C. Sutton:

[The] build-up for European war [WWII] both before and after 1933 was in great part due to Wall Street financial assistance in the 1920s to create the German cartel system, and to technical assistance from well-known American firms ... to build the German Wehrmach.

... The contribution made by American capitalism to German war preparations before 1940 can only be described as phenomenal. … Wall Street establishment financiers ... directed the activities of American I.G., the I.G. Farben affiliate in the United States promoting Nazi propaganda.

The board of American I.G. had three directors from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the most influential of the various Federal Reserve Banks. American I.G. also had interlocks with Standard Oil of New Jersey, Ford Motor Company, Bank of Manhattan (later to become the Chase Manhattan), and A.E.G. (German General Electric). Second, three members of the board of this American I.G. were found guilty at Nuremburg War Crimes Trials. These were the German, not the American, members. Among these Germans was Max Ligner, director of the I.G. Farben N. W. 7 office in Berlin, i.e., the Nazi pre-war intelligence office. If the directors of a corporation are collectively responsible for the activities of the corporation, then the American directors should also have been placed on trial at Nuremburg, along with the German directors - that is, if the purpose of the trials was to determine war guilt. Of course, if the purpose of the trials had been to divert attention away from the U.S. involvement in Hitler's rise to power, they succeeded very well in such an objective.

… Henry Ford, 1938 New York Times interview

If somebody would focus the spotlight on twenty-five persons who handle the nation's finances, the world's real warmakers would be brought into bold relief.

... if these financiers had their way we'd be in a war now. They want war because they make money out of such conflict - out of the human misery that wars bring.

…For most of the twentieth century the Federal Reserve System, particularly the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (which is outside the control of Congress, unaudited and uncontrolled, with the power to print money and create credit at will), has exercised a virtual monopoly over the direction of the American economy. In foreign affairs the Council on Foreign Relations, superficially an innocent forum for academics, businessmen, and politicians, contains within its shell, perhaps unknown to many of its members, a power center that unilaterally determines U.S. foreign policy. The major objective of this submerged - and obviously subversive - foreign policy is the acquisition of markets and economic power (profits, if you will), for a small group of giant multi-nationals under the virtual control of a few banking investment houses and controlling families.

…The total result of this manipulation of society by the Establishment elite has been four major wars in sixty years, a crippling national debt, abandonment of the Constitution, suppression of freedom and opportunity, and creation of a vast credibility gulf between the man in the street and Washington, D.C. While the transparent device of two major parties trumpeting artificial differences, circus-like conventions, and the cliché of "bipartisan foreign policy" no longer carries credibility, and the financial elite itself recognizes that its policies lack public acceptance, it is obviously prepared to go it alone without even nominal public support.

In brief, we now have to consider and debate whether this New York-based elitist Establishment is a subversive force operating with deliberation and knowledge to suppress the Constitution and a free society.

In short, the bankers were financing both the Communists who were overrunning  Germany and the desperate response by the German people. At this point in history, you didn't do anything without money. and both sides had incredible resources... from the bankers.

Joe A's picture

Not to mention the sympathy in certain Eugenic circles in the US, the UK and other countries for Hitler's ideas about race etc.

Missiondweller's picture

One of the last facts in the documentary: The US owned 2/3 of the world's gold.

Oh how far we have fallen.

22winmag's picture

I'm so sick of this bullshit map that fails to show a defiant, neutral Switzerland in the middle of the Nazi held territory.

suteibu's picture

Sorry, man.  This story is about the US of mutherfucking A.  Putting a neutral Switzerland on the map would just confuse the undereducated American audience.  And as we learned from Dan Rather, the lack of truth does not mean that the story is not accurate. 

Or something...

acetinker's picture

Many plus thumbs from one who resides in USA, or something...

Teknopagan's picture

These documentaries all suck; with a little investigation you can shred 98% of the propaganda. One should always strive for the truth no matter what and have the ability to clear out the bullshit. The Germans became the patsy for the jews in both world wars (it was one war) Today, the blame has been conveniently shifted to any white male who questions the zog matrix.

Johnny Cocknballs's picture

There's plenty of bullshit coming from Nazi apologists.

While it's important to strive for the truth, I don't think you can do that without getting used to doubting everything you read.


This said, there were far more German and Irish Americans than Jews before WW1 - and they were vehemently opposed to entering that war.  I do think that Jewish pressure, and internationally coordinated Jewish pressure, was an important factor in getting us into that war, although I would not necessarily claim it was the most important. British/WASP pressure as well.  Bankers, zionists, and those who would profit seem to overcome the will of the American people by a deliberated effort. 


Of course the facile answer has been the Zimmerman telegram... 


When I retire, I want to spend some time reading all about how we got into WW1 - I've read a fair amount of history, and still feel uncertain about just how we got into it, politically.  It's a fascinating topic.

ILLILLILLI's picture

"When I retire, I want to spend some time reading all about how we got into WW1 - I've read a fair amount of history, and still feel uncertain about just how we got into it, politically.  It's a fascinating topic."

Here is the first of a great 10-part series on WW1:


tony wilson's picture

wall street and the rise of hitler by  anthony c sutton

anything by eustace mullins.



forget tv

history channel bbc are  liars and child rapists


alibi's picture

That would be ANTONY C Sutton. And you are absolutley correct.


Reader1's picture

Why is this new?  Every time I trounced the USSR as Germany in Axis and Allies, this was the point of view I had. 

This so-called documentary looks like the cut scenes in Call of Duty World At War.  Also, please History Channel documentary people-please dump the stupid "high tech" sound effects.  If it's a documentary, quit trying to immitate a damn videogame.  Not all the viewers are 8 year olds.  Plus, the sound effects seem insanely silly for the pre-computer era depicted. 

jpc578's picture

Does this mean that the History Channel is getting back into the history business? Or was this a mistake and someone will be fired over it?

Goatboy's picture

I could not stand 10 minutes of this hyped and horrible shit.

Johnny Cocknballs's picture

David Irving, I suppose predictably, apparently claimed the Babi Yar massacre never happened. I never read any of his stuff but I'm aware of his 'reputation'.

Now, I wouldn't have given that much credit, at all, until I learned about the Katyn Forest massacre {committed by the Soviets, without any real doubt, and blamed on the Germans by the western press - recently in the news

Lavrentiy Beria headed the NKVD at that time and was responsible for Katyn. Interesting guy.  Huge cocksucker.

Now there was evidence, for all those years, that it had not been the Nazis - but of course, anyone claiming that the Nazis didn't do it would be dismissed as a "denier" presumably and perhaps {??} even face jail time.Because Nazis bad, m'kay?

So I'm not willing to claim that the BabiYar massacre didn't happen - but it certainly at least seems possible that Irving could be right. The only thing I feel adamantly about is people should be able to discuss it without fear of going to jail, which is not the case in many European nations.  Absurd. 



the0ther's picture

Youtube showed this link to me a half dozen times today. Guess I will give it a look after all.

Sauerkraut-Opinion's picture

Nice and dramatic cinema?

The latest historical surveys on basis of German and Russian archives are drawing an completely other picture about the outcome of the tank battle of Kursk. According to "Welt-Online" ( the used version in that film is just an old "legend".

Translation (Part-1)

"Legends about the biggest tank-battle of all times.
The battle for Prochorowka south of Kursk is regarded as the most important "single victory" of second world war. Allegedly the German tank troups were destroyed here. As new surveys show it's just a myth."

Shortly after survivors had registered that they fought the biggest tank battles of all time at Kursk, memories changed in legends and myth. Battles were described which never took place, and victors were honored who suffered a defeat. Until today the failure of the German offensive "Zitadelle" is commonly regarded as the crucial victory of the Red Army over Hitlers new generation of tanks. Burning Tiger-tanks turned into a symbol of an armed encounter, in that only 128 of this new "Super-Tanks" took part - in relation of a total of over 10.000 combat vehicles alltogether.

Point of departure of many missconstructions is July 12th of 1943. This day tanks of the 4th Panzer-Army of Germann Hoth encountered the 5th guard army under command of Pawel Rotmistrow near the village of Prochorowka. The scenery described by the British historican Richard Overy has become "common property":


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Flakmeister's picture

It has been well known since the mid 1990s that the accepted history of Kursk was wrong: Daily tank strength records reveal no great defeat of the 1st SS Panzer Corps and that the loss of "hundreds of Tigers" as per Martin Caidan's much copied and flawed history 

Prochorovka (your spelling is the Polish variation) was a tatactical victory for the Germans, however, the Germans could do nothing with it, moreover, the Northern front of the salient was a best a draw with Model's Army Group Center taking unaccetable casualties given the gains. Further exploitation in the south would require utilizing the last armored reserve of Army Group South with no guarentee of success. Don't forget that simultaneously, the Allies were landing in Sicily...

So the initiative slipped away to the Russians who still still had adequate reserves to counterattack in the Belgograd region. The cream of the 1st SS Pz Corps was bled dry in Mius River operations. Van Manstein knew the jig was up and was able to convince Hitler that retreat the Dnieper was the only viable alternative...

Kursk, on the whole, was an strategic defeat for the Germans as they no longer held the initiative on the Eastern Front...

Flakmeister's picture

Ah, the Hedge...

A beautiful melange of revisionist isolationists and NAZI apologistsa sprinkled with a few crackpot conspiracies and topped up with a couple of holocaust deniers...

BigJim's picture

Ah yes, I see YOU'VE arrived!

Self-knowledge is a beautiful thing.

Joe A's picture

The one thing that really should be learned from WWII or any other war for that matter is that humans are considered by their 'leaders' to be completely expendable and the cheapest commodity there is. So you know when WWIII breaks out.