The Badass WWII Squadron of Female Pilots Known as the Night WitchesJoin War Thunder for free using this link and get a premium tank or aircraft or ship and three days of premium time as a bonus: http://v2.xyz/TIFOaboutWarThunder If you happen to like our videos and have a few bucks to spare to support our efforts, check out our Patreon page where we've got a variety of perks for our Patrons, including Simon's voice on your GPS and the ever requested Simon Whistler whistling package: https://www.patreon.com/TodayIFoundOut This video is #sponsored by War Thunder. →Some of our favorites: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR0XuDegDqP10d4vrztQ0fVzNnTiQBEAA →Subscribe for new videos every day! https://www.youtube.com/user/TodayIFoundOut?sub_confirmation=1 Follow Simon on social media: https://twitter.com/SimonWhistler https://www.instagram.com/simonwhistler/ Never run out of things to say at the water cooler with TodayIFoundOut! Brand new videos 7 days a week! More from TodayIFoundOut: How Do Blue and Green Eyes Exist When Those Pigments Are Not Found in the Human Eye? https://youtu.be/NOeQXTwQaJQ A Genius Among Us https://youtu.be/p450T8cCRtQ In this video: Throughout the 1930s pilots around the world were continually trying to push the limits of anything that had been done before in the air. While the likes of Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart are more familiar names in the Western World, the Soviets had their own equivalents such as Mikhail Gromov who, in 1937 along with his two man crew, managed to break the world distance record for non-stop flight, flying 6,306 miles from Moscow to California via a rather dangerous North Pole route. Hailed as heroes upon their return, Premier Joseph Stalin decided the Soviet Union should follow this up in 1938 by having a group of women pilots attempt to set the distance record for non-stop flight for a female crew. The selected trio, who each already held one or more world records for female aviators, were Polina Osipenko, Valentina Grizodubova, and the woman who would ultimately form the squadron that is the subject of today’s video, Marina Raskova. Want the text version?: https://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2019/10/night-witches/ Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Witches http://armedforcesmuseum.com/wwii-night-witches/ http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=202401669 http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/07/night-witches-the-female-fighter-pilots-of-world-war-ii/277779/ http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/flight-of-the-night-witches-wwii-s-all-female-fighting-force http://www.defensemedianetwork.com/stories/night-witches-soviet-female-aviators-in-world-war-ii/ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/rbth/features/8610709/Russian-women-pilots-the-Nazis-feared.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2360652/The-Night-Witch-carried-hundreds-bombing-raids-Russia-s-elite-women-World-War-Two-air-squad.html http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/nadezhda-popova-soviet-pilot-known-as-the-night-witch-8711677.html http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/15/world/europe/nadezhda-popova-ww-ii-night-witch-dies-at-91.html?_r=1 https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/nadezhda-popova-celebrated-soviet-night-witch-aviator-of-world-war-ii-dies-at-91/2013/07/13/5561fb1a-ea3c-11e2-a301-ea5a8116d211_story.html http://thefemalesoldier.com/blog/marina-raskova https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polikarpov_Po-2#Operators http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/operation-barbarossa https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero_of_the_Soviet_Union https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Museum-Exhibits/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/196261/focke-wulf-fw-190d-9/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/03/01/fierce-feared-female-wwii-pilots-known-night-witches/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marina_Raskova https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yevdokiya_Bershanskaya https://airandspace.si.edu/stories/editorial/airspaces2ep10 https://bridgeofwings.com/historical-flight/ http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/soviet_women_pilots.html https://sites.psu.edu/womeninhistory/2016/08/24/thenightwitches/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_ANT-37 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Gromov_(aviator) https://www.thisdayinaviation.com/tag/rodina/ https://tass.com/defense/1029111 https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Hero_of_the_Soviet_Union http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/b17.htm
Fall of Asmara in Ethiopia (1941)GAUMONT BRITISH NEWSREEL (REUTERS) To license this film, visit https://www.britishpathe.com/video/VLVAEQ9KXHZQHMHQ386WIIGEAS05I-FALL-OF-ASMARA-IN-ETHIOPIA Empire army advances through Africa to recapture Ethiopian towns, prisoners march, Italians surrender to British officers, entering the city of Asmara, greetings from civilians, rescue of British prisoners, wreck of Italian aerodrome Full Description: Gaumont British Ident SLATE INFORMATION: The Fall of Asmara and Massawa AFRICA: Ethiopia: EXT ASMARA British troops & Indian infantry advancing on.. engineers clear road..ammunition & guns left by Italians..Conference w.British & Italian generals Scottish Regiment w.Piper march thro' silent streets..blocks on road etc. INDIA. Indian infantry advances on Asmara MASSAWA Instructions for attack given w.aid of map in sand..car enters w. white flag..Italian envoy returns blindfolded..crashed munition lorry on road..Admiral Benetti in charge of defence..destruction caused in harbour. MILITARY BRITISH. British forces push on to Asmara & Massawa.. engineers clear road..prisoners..Indian infantry advancing..ammunition & guns left by Italians..Italian Generals & Bishop of Asmara w. Brig. Gen. make arrangements to surrender..Scottish Regiment w. Piper march thro' silent streets..natives write notice of welcome..prisoners released by Empire troops...instructors for attack on Massawa given w. aid of map in sand... w. white flag..destruction caused in harbour..crashed ammunition lorry..Admiral Benetti in charge of defence PRISONERS OF WAR Italian prisoners taken during capture of Asmara and Massawa Ethiopia; Military - Active World War II, World War Two, WW II, World War II, Second World War, soldiers, troops, guns, cannon, prisoners, officers, Italians, civilians, regiment, piper, motorcycle, military vehicles, African, Africans, tunnel, Empire troops, roadblocks, Bishop of Asmara, Brigadier General, Scottish regiment, Allies, Allied Forces, Eritrea, General Sir William Platt Background: Empire army advances through Africa to recapture Ethiopian towns, prisoners march, Italians surrender to British officers, entering the city of Asmara, greetings from civilians, rescue of British prisoners, wreck of Italian aerodrome FILM ID: VLVAEQ9KXHZQHMHQ386WIIGEAS05I To license this film, visit https://www.britishpathe.com/video/VLVAEQ9KXHZQHMHQ386WIIGEAS05I-FALL-OF-ASMARA-IN-ETHIOPIA Archive: Reuters Archive managed by: British Pathé