September 20, 2019
  • 8:14 pm This Restaurant Is Actually a Sex Cult
  • 7:14 pm Sex and the City – The Perfect Present
  • 7:14 pm 14. Mohammed and the Arab Conquests
  • 6:14 pm Prayer List Ideas
  • 6:14 pm Religion class for Education
The Terrifyingly Effective Nazi  De-Bollocker


While landmines have existed as a concept
as early as the 13th century when they were used by the Chinese to repel Mongol Invasions,
it’s Imperial Germany that is credited with making the advances that led to modern landmines
as we understand them. Utilised extensively during WW1 by the Germans, the weapons proved
to be so effective that they were rapidly copied and deployed by all the major superpowers
involved in the conflict. When Hitler assumed power of Germany in 1933, landmine technology
was once again pushed to the forefront of military research. This brings us to the topic
of today. Variously called the Schrapnellmine 35 (Shrapnel
Mine 35), Splinter-mine, or “Bouncing Betty”, the S-Mine, as it was officially dubbed in
Allied memos, was a deceptively simplistic weapon that one Lt. Col. C. E. E. Sloan dubbed
“the most feared device encountered by Allied troops in the war.”
Physically, the mine resembled a small cylinder inside of which was either powdered or poured
TNT. On top of each mine was a fuse which when sprung caused the explosive inside to
detonate. The thing that set the S-mine apart from similar devices was that, rather than
exploding immediately, it was designed to explode around four seconds after being tripped.
Another key distinguishing feature of the S-mine, and the one that made it so lethally
effective, is that instead of detonating in the ground, its fuse was designed to launch
the body of the mine about three feet into the air, at which point it would violently
explode. To maximise lethality, the body of the S-mine was filled with hundreds of steel
ball bearings that would be launched outwards at high speeds.
The capacity for destruction of the S-mine cannot be understated, and while the exact
lethal range of the mine isn’t clear, a 1943 US Army Field Manual claimed that it
could inflict casualties as far away as 460 feet from the point of detonation.
That said, perhaps due to their hastily constructed nature (the German Military produced nearly
two million of these things during WW2 alone), the quality of the mine varied dramatically.
As a result, more often than not the mine would simply severely maim rather than kill
outright. This is doubly terrifying in a weapon that
was explicitly designed to detonate at testicle height. And, in fact, it’s for this exact
reason that British soldiers sometimes referred to the S-mine as the “Debollocker” (bollock
being slang for testicles). Other similar nicknames adopted by the Allies for the device
included “The Bouncing Bitch” or more succinctly, “The Castrator”. However,
as noted, the most common name among Allied soldiers for the mine was “The Bouncing
Betty”- a name originally coined by American troops.
Incidentally, due to the fact that these mines didn’t detonate until they were a few feet
in the air and launched out shrapnel at a mostly horizontal angle, injury from S-mines
could sometimes be avoided by immediately laying down once the mine was triggered.
In any event, the first known Allied encounter with the S-mine occurred during the Saar Offensive
in 1939, shortly after the start of WW2. German forces mined the region so heavily that a
French offensive (yep, that’s a thing I just said) into German territory was halted
in its tracks… (shocker ;-)) Said soldiers reported the mine’s existence and effectiveness
to their superiors along with their own personal nickname for it- The Silent Soldier.
As this mine was developed during the Third Reich, records about its origins are understandably
hard to come by, but we do know that it was developed sometime in 1935- hence “Schrapnellmine
35”. Throughout the war, Nazi engineers continued to make improvements to the already
deadly device, culminating in the creation of a glass version of the mine unimaginatively
dubbed the “Glasmine 43” that was developed in- you guessed it- 1943. Along with being
largely undetectable to mine detectors of the time, the Glasmine carried an increased
risk of infection partially thanks to the fact that the glass shrapnel was harder for
X-rays to detect, making operating on a person injured by it that much more difficult.
Beyond German forces planting the S-mines “like grass seed” pretty much everywhere they
thought Allied soldiers might come near, they also cleverly peppered S-mines around anti-tank
and vehicle mines so that the soldiers inside the vehicles disabled by them would either
be killed by the S-mines when exiting the ruined vehicle or have to stay put.
Due to the extreme density of these mines in certain regions, even when particular Allied
troops had the ability to detect the mines (which was a big “if” considering mine detecting
equipment was in short supply throughout the war), proceeding through mined land was exceptionally
difficult and slow-going. At times, this became so bad that progress into certain German-held
territory stopped entirely. As an example of how saturated some areas
were with mines, after D-Day (which we’ll get into what the “D” in D-day stands
for shortly), Allies found and removed over 15,000 unexploded mines from the dunes around
Pouppeville alone. Further, after WW2 Allied forces conscripted some 49,000 German POWs
to remove as many mines as they could throughout Western Europe. Yet even with this massive
amount of man-power and meticulously kept Nazi maps of where the mines were planted,
there are still areas today, particularly in North Africa and certain parts of Eastern
Europe, that are considered unsafe to travel on because there may still be some functional,
undetonated WW2-era mines located there. As you can probably guess given the Bouncing
Betty’s brutal effectiveness, the design of the mine was quickly reverse engineered and
derivatives were extensively created by numerous countries. However, due to the fact that the
devices cause such horrific, debilitating injuries, and a buried, forgotten mine is
just as dangerous to your own people as your enemy’s, few countries today still use mines
of any design in combat. Notable exceptions to this include Russia and the People’s Republic
of China. Incidentally, beyond being an extremely deadly
mine, the Schrapnellmine 35 also gave birth to a common myth about land mines that you’ll
often see today in movies- that such mines only detonate when the person who set it off
steps off the trigger. This is a myth that became widespread during the war and likely
originated due to the fact that the S-mine was made to detonate a few seconds after being
triggered, making it appear to not go off until the person stepped away. In reality,
the mine was designed to detonate whenever a weight of more than 15 pounds hit the ground
anywhere near it. Bonus Fact:
• The Battle of Normandy, also known as D-Day, started
on June 6, 1944 and was the beginning of the major invasion of German-occupied Western
Europe during World War II. But why was it called “D-Day”? You might at first be inclined to think the
abbreviation is similar to V-Day (Victory Day). Indeed, one commonly touted explanation
given for the meaning of the “D” in D-Day is that it stands for “designated day.”
Others claim it stands for “decision day”, “debarkation”, or even “deliverance
day.” Even General Dwight Eisenhower, or at the least his assistant, weighed in when
Eisenhower received a letter asking for an explanation of the meaning of D-Day. His executive
assistant wrote back stating D-Day was a shortened version of “departed day”. Given Eisenhower helped plan it, that should
mean cased closed right? It turns out, most historians think not. And, indeed, the evidence
at hand doesn’t seem to support Eisenhower’s (or perhaps just his assistant’s) claim. Hints of the true meaning can be found long
before WWII in a U.S. Army Field Order dated September 7, 1918. The order stated that “The
First Army will attack at H hour on D day with the object of forcing the evacuation
of the St. Mihiel Salient.” In that context, and with numerous combat
operations that followed over the years, D-day referred to the “day” on which a combat attack
would occur with H-hour likewise referring to the “hour” when an attack is scheduled
to happen. Thus, the “D” is just a placeholder or variable for the actual date, and probably
originally was meant to stand for “date” or “day” (if anything), if the associated “H-hour”
is any indication. The use of D-day allows military personnel
to easily plan for a combat mission ahead of time without knowing the exact date that
it will occur. Given that planning for the most famous of all D-day’s in June of 1944
started way back in 1943, and that, due to factors like optimal tides, only a few days
in a given month were suitable for the launch of the invasion, trying to fix a firm date
in the planning process was pointless, even close to the time of the attack. (In fact,
the original set date was June 5, but bad weather at the last minute forced a day delay.)
By simply assigning the attack to occur on “D-day”, it solved this issue, and had the
side benefit of keeping the date of the attack a secret as long as possible, just one of
the many methods of deception the military employed to try to confuse the German brass
with regards to the pending invasion. As for handling the pre-D-day preparations
and the plan for after, adding a plus or minus sign and a number after the “D” was used.
For example, D-1 would indicate the day before the operation occurring while D+3 would mean
three days after the operation. In this way, the plans could be easily overlaid onto a
calendar when the military leadership decided on the day of the attack. If the day needed
to be switched at the last minute, it was then also easy enough to calibrate the plan
to the new date. As alluded to, the D-Day that occurred on
June 6, 1944 was not the only D-day during World War II and it certainly was not the
last, as this method of planning for military operations continues to this day. Of course,
because the D-day at the Battle of Normandy was, and continues to be, the most famous
of all given that designation, it seems unlikely in the foreseeable future that it will be
usurped in people’s minds when someone mentions “D-Day”, despite the military continuing to
occasionally use this designation.

Otis Rodgers

RELATED ARTICLES

100 COMMENTS

  1. Today I Found Out Posted on August 18, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Join us in Crossout for free using this link and get three extra
    weapons or a cool vehicle cabin as a bonus:
    http://v2.xyz/TIFO_Crossout

    Reply
  2. Phantoms End Posted on August 19, 2019 at 4:31 am

    what is that song in the background? Volume is pretty low but it does sound like it's a pretty decent soundtrack

    Reply
  3. Jason Somers Posted on August 19, 2019 at 4:41 am

    “A French offensive” apparently that’s a thing! Simon you crack me up. I can just see WWI krauts complaining about an American shotgun being in humane but a “hidden testicle remover” is just fine.

    Reply
  4. Kristofer Alexander Posted on August 19, 2019 at 4:48 am

    Okay I think I snapped xD.

    How the hell is 'Lieutenant' pronounced 'Lef-tenant' in the UK? It makes no sense at all. It's not spelled in any way similiar to form such a word lol.
    We use primarily UK English in Australia yet we still say it like 'Lu-tenant'. Lol.

    Reply
  5. NANCOK Posted on August 19, 2019 at 4:51 am

    So crossout finally became free to play? i mean, if Robocraft wasn't doing so good and was already stablished i don't think this game would have survived without F2P
    Also, i finally learn where the Bouncing Betty comes from, thx

    Reply
  6. Tom Haflinger Posted on August 19, 2019 at 4:52 am

    Was that Simon Whistler in the sponsor intro at the beginning? The "a" in "action" sounded so American.
    (I'm American.)

    Reply
  7. Hoosier Hippie Posted on August 19, 2019 at 4:57 am

    I always thought D Day was Dooms Day

    Reply
  8. jonny pepperston Posted on August 19, 2019 at 4:58 am

    So the d in d day stands for day 🤔

    Reply
  9. Senseyy Posted on August 19, 2019 at 4:59 am

    My great grandfather was an anti aircraft gunner in North Africa in WW2. His squadmates were digging an emplacement, and an S mine killed 6 of the men.

    Reply
  10. Mister Scaz Posted on August 19, 2019 at 5:04 am

    North Vietnamese/NLF used bouncing Bettys in Vietnam

    Reply
  11. Thrizzeat Posted on August 19, 2019 at 5:11 am

    Crossout is a grind heavy game. It gets boring real quick when you figure out you'll have to grind for days just to get almost anything that's one level higher than common.

    Reply
  12. William Rice Posted on August 19, 2019 at 5:12 am

    I could tell this was a Karl Smallwood written episode it had a Fact Fiend feel to it. I love how this channel collaborates with different authors.

    Reply
  13. Red Rooster Posted on August 19, 2019 at 5:32 am

    I like how you make it seem like you really play your sponsors game. 😉

    Reply
  14. BioCyberNaught Posted on August 19, 2019 at 5:39 am

    I stopped the video at the commercial. Stop putting commercials in videos.

    Reply
  15. Chris McDaniel Posted on August 19, 2019 at 5:52 am

    D-Day can also be used in a sexual context because you never know what day she'll want the d

    Reply
  16. SheriffCuddles Posted on August 19, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Worlds fastest vasectomy

    Reply
  17. Jennifer Decker Posted on August 19, 2019 at 6:01 am

    Dude that's diabolical.

    Reply
  18. Quixote Posted on August 19, 2019 at 6:08 am

    So would staying on or falling on the mine prevent or limit damage to others?

    Reply
  19. oilers_fan_77 Posted on August 19, 2019 at 6:30 am

    French offensive “Apparently that’s a thing” LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

    Reply
  20. Tiaan De Swardt Posted on August 19, 2019 at 6:47 am

    A landmine is only crazy when the Nazis use it, it seems.

    Do you know how damaging IED's are to the testicular region?

    Reply
  21. james mitchell Posted on August 19, 2019 at 6:58 am

    We as in Britain gave our troops sticks to detect mines nick named pig sticks they were entrenching tools with a bayonet lug at the end to allow us to attach bayonets that would allow us to pock the ground to find the mines

    Reply
  22. Sandy Sani Posted on August 19, 2019 at 7:17 am

    Dear me, I really wanted to watch this video but I'm not able to! Only got as far as 1,40 minutes of it and had to stop, because the very distracting and annoying "background" music was so unpleasant I had to give up. Really a pity.

    Reply
  23. Giuseppe Magnum Posted on August 19, 2019 at 7:18 am

    “Thee bouncing bitch”

    Reply
  24. GummoNZ Posted on August 19, 2019 at 7:25 am

    I love my S-Mines in Sniper Elite. They always have my back.

    Reply
  25. Malcur Posted on August 19, 2019 at 7:32 am

    mines are designed to maim: a dead soldier can be left until after the battle, a maimed one needs stretcher bearers, hospital care and feeding using up resources and his screams before the bearers get to him damage morale.

    Reply
  26. Ded2thaworld ! Posted on August 19, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Been playing crossout for couple years, fun game. Building your own death machine is just as fun as murdering people with it.

    Reply
  27. Raj Posted on August 19, 2019 at 8:26 am

    you state that China and Russia are notable countries that still use landmines but looking at countries that have not ratified the Ottawa treaty on landmines, the US is also on that list…. and its a short list. Most countries have ratified it. Are you sure there's no bias here?

    Reply
  28. whuzzzup Posted on August 19, 2019 at 8:31 am

    There is also a forest in Germany that is forbidden to enter, because there are still undetectable glass mines there.

    Reply
  29. kingpest13 Posted on August 19, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Bad human being, bad!

    Reply
  30. Dank Noodle Posted on August 19, 2019 at 9:09 am

    Simon just needs to do a lets play on crossout. Now that would be hilarious.

    Reply
  31. Marcin Dzikowski Posted on August 19, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Please use metric system or at least put the note on screen.

    Reply
  32. William Degener Posted on August 19, 2019 at 9:28 am

    3:15 "Apparantly that's a thing" lol

    Reply
  33. warlord Posted on August 19, 2019 at 9:32 am

    The Bouncing Betty still haunts my memories. CoD WaW was a difficult time in my life.

    Reply
  34. Roderick storey Posted on August 19, 2019 at 9:43 am

    I'm surprised this wasn't a Russian weapon- destroy the means of reproduction….

    Reply
  35. Liquid Flames Posted on August 19, 2019 at 9:55 am

    They totally missed the boat with those nicknames. "Nut cutter", "de-dicker", and "ball breaker" are way better.

    Reply
  36. spider0804 Posted on August 19, 2019 at 10:19 am

    "A French offensive, apparently that's a thing". Ya got me with that.

    Reply
  37. petethebastard Posted on August 19, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Bu-Bah! …it doesn't "implode" (pressure inwards) it explodes! (pressure outwards)

    Reply
  38. petethebastard Posted on August 19, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Side question! Why do Claymore mines have four legs?

    A: I f you had 700 steel balls, you'd need four legs too!

    Reply
  39. petethebastard Posted on August 19, 2019 at 10:28 am

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-mine

    Reply
  40. GHI66 Posted on August 19, 2019 at 10:40 am

    What about equal rights for women?

    Reply
  41. Colin Reddiar Posted on August 19, 2019 at 10:41 am

    What’s whit the smirky comment
    about the “French offensive” ?

    Reply
  42. Robertson McNaughton Posted on August 19, 2019 at 10:46 am

    French forces long paused that's? A thing. English feud lol

    Reply
  43. SwatkatPvP Posted on August 19, 2019 at 11:41 am

    3:16 throwing shade at the French hahahahaha

    Reply
  44. Adam Rasmussen Posted on August 19, 2019 at 11:52 am

    3:00 – 3:05 who knew CoD: World at War pro strats was a useful maneuver to real soldiers. Your muscle memory needs to be on point, tho.

    Reply
  45. Kai_T4 Posted on August 19, 2019 at 11:56 am

    please make a gaming channel

    Reply
  46. Bradon Posted on August 19, 2019 at 11:58 am

    Sponsored and swastikas is new to me lmao

    Reply
  47. reggiep75 Posted on August 19, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    The strange thing is that if these weapons were invented by the allies people would be celebrating them.

    After all it was over tho, the allies grabbed as many German scientists as possible with the threat of join us or face a trial.

    Reply
  48. The Dark Portal Posted on August 19, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    This channel should be boycotted by all AMERICANS. I will post a video soon about this British stooge. In many of his videos he mocks AMERICANS. Britain and the Crown are not our friends or allies. So much so President Truman and Eisenhower did not want Britain obtaining the Atomic Bomb. Before WWI Britain had plans to invade the US through Canada, so much so the US Army streangthened Ft. Ticonderoga and placed 5,000 troops on the border. Wake up people.

    Reply
  49. David Battle Posted on August 19, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Russia, the People's Republic of China, and the UNITED STATES; specifically on the Korean Peninsula.

    Reply
  50. Brentan Llewellyn Posted on August 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Ok.
    I got x out.

    Reply
  51. P K Posted on August 19, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    If D is just a common place holder, how come the staff of Eisenhower didn't know that? Shouldn't the guys in charge know such stuff?

    Reply
  52. Timbo Dewabem Posted on August 19, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Despite the well reported slang terms for the device, how do we know that this is the reason why the germans designed it to detonate a few feet from the air? I mean, a shrapnel mine, by design constraints alone would be most effective when it explodes in the air,(as it would be most efficient at launching all particles in every direction) and being a mine, needs to rise up from the ground.

    For arguments sake, lets say probably the head or the eyes would be an ideal target because eyes would be easily damaged by shrapnel, your face has no protection and being blind will knock you out of the fight if you arent already dead. But this isn't any good if the target was already prone or crouching, they might miss the target entirely if it detonates at 5 feet. Especially if they've got something to hide behind. Logically speaking most soldiers wont be advancing through enemy territory upright standing as plain as day. They'll be ducking and dodging whilst they move.

    So a good compromise for your explosive shrapnel weapon would be simply to go between the height of either standing or lying down, around 3 feet to get as many injured as possible. Nobody has these things to test anymore so we can't exactly know what the design process was or how they went about reaching their figure of "at the bollocks".

    btw, I'm not saying this wouldn't inflict terminal damage to your parts or most of your legs for that matter, other than knowing what the slang was we can't say they designed this "explicitly" to target reproductive organs without having evidence, documents saying that this was the case. It makes for a great story but we don't actually know the truth of why they made it this way without german evidence.

    I can think of a past case of this, where things have been reported over and over again, and it takes ages, years even for people to go back and look at these claims and ask "what do we actually know" and quite often the whole story needs to be revised because nobody thought to go back and look at what is actually there.

    I'm sorry to be that pedant but i can't let a glaring error of casual relationship and correlation without actually knowing the intention, slip by.

    Reply
  53. James Thomas Posted on August 19, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Take away the racial policy….. germany wins the war….scary stuff!

    Reply
  54. dolst Posted on August 19, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    3:16 Little bit of shade there, like a small azalea or boxwood, but shade all the same. 🇫🇷

    Surf Wisely.

    Reply
  55. P St Posted on August 19, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    I hate advertisement as part of the video. Unsubscribed

    Reply
  56. Sir Meow The Library Cat Posted on August 19, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    😢 The Mines Action Group, in response to the late Diana, Princess of Wales’s concerns over the time needed to render much of South East Asia free from landmines, stated that their best estimate was one hundred years given the cautious approach necessary. Meanwhile, people are still being maimed and lives are still being lost. BUT the arms industry and associated business is ‘good for the economy’ – an anonymous spokesperson at an arms fair in London. Money! Money! Money! What price death today? Such casual inhumanity is appalling beyond measure.

    Reply
  57. Ericmyrs Posted on August 19, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    I think you're the first youtuber to recommend an actually good game. Good on you Simon!

    Reply
  58. Will Buslinger Posted on August 19, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Saying "apparently that's a thing" about a French offensive got my like.

    Reply
  59. Stephen Ellias Posted on August 19, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Can you make a video on your watch collection?

    Reply
  60. Ral Crux Posted on August 19, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Minute [03:15] was more than enough to convince me to writebthis comment and read others alike.

    Reply
  61. JJ Seybold Posted on August 19, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    "The French offensive.. I guess that's a thing…"

    You guys killed me with that1 💀

    Reply
  62. Spenser T Posted on August 19, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    U forgot Twitter and facebook

    Reply
  63. DenseAlloy Posted on August 19, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    If I remember mine training at the school of infantry (in 1991 so just a few years ago), there were even triggers with a tilt rod. What that means, is that in tall grass a 1/2 meter rod would be the trigger when it was moved a set number of degrees in any direction. I also remember a foot switch that was about 10 cm vertical rod and 4 more at 20 degrees….|/ like this sort of. So even just bumping into it caused a trigger. Of course we were being trained on then current mines and I feel confident in saying these were later developments and not necessarily WW2 era.

    Reply
  64. Adam Harrison Posted on August 19, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    I have a question for a possible future episode.

    How is gunpowder made at an industrial scale without plants blowing up from sparks, heat, compression, or any of the other conditions you can get in an industrial environment?

    Reply
  65. Gae Shows Posted on August 19, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    what's a left tenant?

    Reply
  66. Gae Shows Posted on August 19, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    d day = doomsday

    Reply
  67. Al Meharg Posted on August 19, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    I'm really surprised that "Dieppe Day" wasn't mentioned, as that what it usually stands for in Canada for the failed "Dieppe Raid". The tanks could not support the infantry because they could not climb the rocky beach, and with heavy defenses never had a chance. This day inspired the need for the "Funny" tanks or "AVRE's"

    Reply
  68. Knife Chats with Tobias Posted on August 19, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Spot on about D-Day Just a place holder. (D=Day of attack H=Hour of attack)

    Reply
  69. Wilfred Morin Posted on August 19, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    The length of the advertisement turned me off. Thumbs down!

    Reply
  70. Atlas WalkedAway Posted on August 19, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Explosives do not implode. Scold your writer.

    Reply
  71. Arthur Wolff Posted on August 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    I already play crossout

    Reply
  72. Sanzhar Suleimen Posted on August 19, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    I thought D-Day stood for Dooms Day.

    Reply
  73. Chris Heichel Posted on August 19, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    A gentleman from our church passed away in 2013 at 105 he told me stories about those. He was lucky to not experience one personally but did see some loose life from bouncing betties.

    Reply
  74. Algolei I Posted on August 19, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    3:02 Lying down.

    Reply
  75. Make Racists Afraid Again Posted on August 19, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Can you cover the history of the claymore mine?
    Something I unfortunately have experience with.

    Reply
  76. Nash Rohack Posted on August 19, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Also keep in mind, Casualty doesn't just mean dead it also can mean injured so much they can't continue fighting.

    Reply
  77. Travis Abel Posted on August 19, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    I thought it meant "death day"

    Reply
  78. TheSassygrasshopper Posted on August 19, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    I watch every episode you post on this page, toptenz and biographics @SimonWhistler. I’ve even watched most of your old episodes thanks so much and keep up the good YouTube videos 🙂

    Reply
  79. KMSMista Posted on August 19, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    the nazis were fucking monsters. that's why you never stop killing them.

    Reply
  80. king james488 Posted on August 20, 2019 at 1:13 am

    doesn't korea also use mines?

    Reply
  81. Heights Posted on August 20, 2019 at 1:50 am

    Sorry… too much ads, i can’t ignore it anymore 🙁

    Reply
  82. Roxor128 Posted on August 20, 2019 at 2:11 am

    Also on the subject of landmines, the US is one of the countries that has not signed the Ottawa Treaty to ban the use of the vile things. Russia and China are also on that deplorable list.

    Reply
  83. Ed Quesada Posted on August 20, 2019 at 2:26 am

    One Land Mine can totally ruin your day and everyone around you

    Reply
  84. Fireflask Posted on August 20, 2019 at 3:43 am

    The ad got me thinking, how about some Simon “let’s plays” war thunder or cross out would be great!

    Reply
  85. Azzamatic Posted on August 20, 2019 at 4:14 am

    Wow the Chinese invented land mines

    Reply
  86. Jason Sun Posted on August 20, 2019 at 5:59 am

    The shade thrown at the French in this video was 🔥. Causing another massive French retreat in the process.

    Reply
  87. JerehmiaBoaz Posted on August 20, 2019 at 7:41 am

    When is "Today I Found Out" going to find out that historically the French army is the most successful army in the world?

    Reply
  88. - Werksmith Posted on August 20, 2019 at 8:11 am

    So to put it into today's terms, "to be determined" or maybe "X"- Day. Does that sound right?

    Reply
  89. Andy B Posted on August 20, 2019 at 9:48 am

    I always thought it meant "Deployment" Day.

    Reply
  90. Defensive Wounds Posted on August 20, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Nice bump/lump on your head, what happened?

    Reply
  91. Shireknight Posted on August 20, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Surprised to find that some area's of Africa and Eastern Europe are still off limits due to the possibility of land mines still being present, I would have thought that modern day Germany/Russia/Italy/UK would have taken it upon themselves to send out teams to these locations and remove them as it was them who placed them there.

    Reply
  92. Peter Posted on August 20, 2019 at 11:02 am

    Please Simon, with all this talk of feet dont forget to mention metric units.

    Reply
  93. Jorge Martins Posted on August 20, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Can you use metric units? Please

    Reply
  94. Dave Statler Posted on August 20, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    6 ads in less than 12 minutes. 4 from YouTube, and 2 in the video. Ridiculous

    Reply
  95. ben5056 Posted on August 20, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Can always count on the Germans to make war just that bit more horrible

    Reply
  96. Michelle Coons Posted on August 20, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    I think I read something about the allies using Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters as code leading up to D-Day so maybe D stood for Disney to continue on with the code.

    Reply
  97. Herdatec Posted on August 20, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    5:55 and the USA… M18 Claymore

    Reply
  98. Aurobindo Ghosh Posted on August 20, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    is this mine in the game?

    Reply
  99. Michael Katt Posted on August 20, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Did I hear an insult regarding the lack of French military prowess ?

    Reply
LEAVE A COMMENT