I was recently looking at the Japanese wikipedia page for the Chi-Ha tank, and it had this section on the name of the tank:
I have never heard of such nomenclature, and obviously I don't have access to such documents since I don't live in Japan. There is no reference for this part, so can anyone confirm that they actually did use "MTK" etc.?
As everyone knows, modern documentaries are trash. Reduced to mere grout between advert breaks, with the same old stock footage repeated a hundred times, and the same old talking heads repeating conclusions that were debunked in the academic sphere decades ago.
This thread is for proper documentaries, from back before millennials killed the documentary industry corporate media ruined everything. A time when (especially immediately post war) some knowledge of military affairs could be expected from the audience, and veterans were still around to give interviews.
I'll start with The Silent Service: filmed in the late 50's, retelling true tales of heroism in the submarine branch of the US navy during WW2.
Season 1 playlist:
Season 2 playlist:
These are definitely a product of their time (the footage of the Japanese sailors is often entertaining for the wrong reasons), but still worth watching
I am, I must admit, a complete dilettante when it comes to military history. I know that there has been critical analysis of Guderian's autobiography, Erinnerungen eines Soldaten, or Panzer Leader in English, but other than that I am ignorant of it. Still, I found the book an interesting read, and at times amusing. Amusing, I think, for reasons old Heinz would not immediately have appreciated:
Production rationalization is haaarrrdd! Also, Guderian didn't even play World of Tanks and he knew that the aufklärungspanzer panther was a stupid idea.
Hitler cannot into tank tactics.
But just think of how dead it would kill a tank if it did hit!