If you are like me there is no such thing as too much history. It would be comparable as to saying there is too much air to breathe. Fortunately for those of us that have a continuous history craving there is just the fix for us.
On Youtube there is a content creator by the name of Indy Neidell, along with his highly skilled team. This group specializes on covering the two world wars, week by week. This isn’t just history content released week by week, but the covering of the wars as they unfold in real time.
Certainly a daunting feat, but they have already done it with their first series, The Great War. For that project they covered the war each week for four years. Calling it impressive would be a bit of an understatement.
They manage to cover not only the numerous fronts around the world but also cover the political aspects, economics, and various other factors. With the amount of firsthand quotes from soldiers, generals, and civilians it also gives an intimate look into how they viewed the war.
They also produce various special episodes such as Out of the Trenches, where they answer viewer questions and a series where they cover the important players in the war.
The current production quality is quite high, thanks to the donations they receive from their audience. They have numerous clips and images to display as they narrate the events, custom animated maps to display troops movements and the situation of the war, and a lovely designed set from which Indy discusses the war.
If you are looking for an in depth coverage of both world wars there is no better series to watch. Although it may seem daunting at first to jump into such a lengthy series the years will flash by before you know it.
With the World War Two series just starting a few months ago it still has a little less than 6 years left, and I am eagerly awaiting every single episode.