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Battle of Keresztes, 1596 AD ⚔️ ALL PARTS ⚔️ What happens when you don't give up ⚔️ Full Documentary

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  • HistoryMarche
    HistoryMarche  8 ай бұрын +115

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    • TJ O
      TJ O 21 күн бұрын

      Ottomans always faught multiple european kingdoms at once. That must've been challenging.

    • Rudolf Scholz
      Rudolf Scholz 2 ай бұрын

      @Unnamed Namedg h76

    • Tercümeyle Sabit 🅥
      Tercümeyle Sabit 🅥  3 ай бұрын +5

      if you enter the house of the lion, you know that the lion will show you compassion

    • Unnamed Named
      Unnamed Named 3 ай бұрын

      I read a book were a hungarian war prisoner wrote that the turks saw wounding opponents in combat aiming at the hands or aiming at there horses were seen cowardly so they always aimed at the head. Shows that even the europeans had better equipments the turks managed the beat them thanks to there courage and warrior mentality

  • Jon Red
    Jon Red 8 ай бұрын +2341

    Imagine hearing that the only reason the Ottomans didn't take over your town was because it was deemed "too easy" and not worthy of the Sultan.

    • me not you
      me not you 28 күн бұрын

      @Kaya Gürcü
      Except there is that little inconvenient fact that they took the women.
      Oh and then there is the issue of Janissaries.

    • Delano Van raalte
      Delano Van raalte 28 күн бұрын

      @Dave Brown are you talking about the ottomans?

    • Dibosh
      Dibosh Ай бұрын +1

      @Doc, Stock, & Barrel That should be in Monty Python

  • valar
    valar 7 ай бұрын +409

    By this time, the Ottomans had reached the very end of the logistical capacities of 16th-19th Century armies in Europe. You could just barely move artillery from Constantinople to Vienna in the spring and summer before the fall rains set in. You could prepare the previous fall, as the Ottomans did in 1683, but your enemies would therefore also have time to prepare.
    The Ottomans could not establish a closer logistical base, such as at Belgrade, because they were also at war with the Safavid Dynasty of Persia to the east. Basically, they had expanded as far as they could, anywhere.

    • Widodo Akrom
      Widodo Akrom 4 күн бұрын +1

      Not really after industrial revolution at 18 century UK has bigger army

    • YourAvarageToxicMasculineMan
      YourAvarageToxicMasculineMan 6 күн бұрын

      @Yamamoto Hiromori Roman did not carried Artilery at all and Ottoman Army was going to siege so they had to carry the heav artilery which can weight up to tons.

    • Reinier NN
      Reinier NN Ай бұрын

      @J Mansfield Remember that even a more or less modern army lost millions to illness only one century ago....spanish flue was also a death sentence for many soldiers in 1919-1922. Due to lack of natural working immunsystem because poorly fed.
      And in Ukraine we see that by destroying bridges, warehouses with supplies it's not much better.
      So not only those old time it was dufficult to fed an army properly.
      In these days only mechanized warfare will be immuun to these problems if the drivers can sit in their office to stear the robots.

    • J Mansfield
      J Mansfield Ай бұрын

      @Reinier NN A modern army could manage that certainly but armies from this period had ALL manner of trouble whether they fought, marched or rested. Local infrastructure would struggle to feed and house an army camped for months. Plague, dysentery and VD were constant companions. Also, God forbid there’s a bad harvest in the region.

    • dylan hunt
      dylan hunt 2 ай бұрын

      Well written.

  • trian Warshield
    trian Warshield 7 ай бұрын +165

    shocking how quickly and easily a victory could be turned into a defeat.

    • Ada Deutsch
      Ada Deutsch Ай бұрын

      story of my life

    • darklordojeda
      darklordojeda 2 ай бұрын +1

      Watch a few Las Vegas Raiders games, it will become commonplace.

    • Gani Zhunis
      Gani Zhunis 3 ай бұрын +9

      Playing chess I would say that is common things. But this battle was interesting.

  • Rahmi ILKILIC
    Rahmi ILKILIC 8 ай бұрын +613

    In Turkish this battle is known as "Kepçe Kazan Savaşı" (The Battle of Ladle and Cauldron) in honor of the cooks and other auxiliary units that took up arms and fought in the face of imminent defeat.

    • Reshat Avcioglu ovchuyev
      Reshat Avcioglu ovchuyev 29 күн бұрын +1

      @Someone in 1 muslim family there are 4-5 children, and even so from 7 bilion of people are just 1,5 bilion muslims, so stop make yourself dumb.

  • henry Posadas
    henry Posadas 8 ай бұрын +1567

    Wow after numerous cautious, brilliant and disciplined moves by the Chriatians, greed took over just before the final moment. This is a good textbook study on the necessity to remain disciplined til the very end.

    • jorgeferreira2009
      jorgeferreira2009 Ай бұрын

      ​@CuzImMOODYit is exactly because of God that the early muslim streak of victories turned to defeats ... to this day.

    • J Mansfield
      J Mansfield Ай бұрын

      @Ghazan The Janissaries and Ghazis and the Sultan’s personal guard were certainly disciplined but I don’t believe the Delis and Tatars were to any great extent. Seems like most of these stories end with them running away. But the Europeans had no proper soldiers at this time and really wouldn’t for almost another century.

    • J Mansfield
      J Mansfield Ай бұрын

      @Cem Ersever Wow! You were there?

    • No Way
      No Way Ай бұрын

      A lot of the Christian mercenaries were not getting paid, they were fighting against Islam but they were living only out of loot from the enemies. It was not greed, but they had to make a living out of it.

  • Vintinoo
    Vintinoo 8 ай бұрын +304

    Channels like this are the reason I’m so into history. Battles this well animated and documented put everything to scale for me to understand and you really grasp that these are thousands of men fighting for what they believe is a good cause or for pay for their families. So much blood and gunpowder. Thank you for what you do!

    • Gabriel teodosiu
      Gabriel teodosiu 13 күн бұрын

      @NeonKnight - Ah Blasphemy!How dare you insult the gods!

    • Juan Trujillo
      Juan Trujillo 2 ай бұрын

      Same brother

    • NeonKnight -
      NeonKnight - 8 ай бұрын +4

      @Hello total war does a bad job at simulating real life battles. Just look at how few troops it lets you deploy you burger

    • FarradBengals
      FarradBengals 8 ай бұрын

      Lol. You should try Omega 3s. This channel is far better

    • Hello
      Hello 8 ай бұрын

      total war led to these channels being created.
      so therefore, it total war is the reason you are so into history.

  • Scipio Africanus
    Scipio Africanus 8 ай бұрын +562

    What a dramatic battle. I wish older battles could have been preserved in the same way more "modern" battles are. Each one is a story full of bravery and tragedy, with dramatic plot-twists around every turn. Imagine all battles Rome fought being as well documented as this one.

    • EgoreAir
      EgoreAir 2 ай бұрын

      Modern battles be like more hide in cover and shoot

    • Resentfuldragon
      Resentfuldragon 3 ай бұрын +1

      honestly rome had pretty good documentation, honestly its more of the non-mediterranian powers that got forgotten more. We have a lot from the romans, egyptians, greeks, and more.
      Its pretty hard to find great battles of sub-saharren african history, though the few times we did get so (example: adal-ethiopian war) we see they were quite fantastic and very interesting.
      China, india, and japan were also pretty well documented for its time, but the surrounding areas in asia have a lot less recorded battles saved from their history.
      In the americas we basically have nothing that was saved from before the spanish.

    • Cron11
      Cron11 4 ай бұрын

      @Stopreadingmyusername I remember hearing that (I think Romans) used burning pigs against Carthaginian elephants because the sounds they made would make the elephants turn around and trample their own army in fear

    • Michael Terrell
      Michael Terrell 5 ай бұрын

      @Scipio Africanus Eh, fact is that sources are usually contradictory and not usually 100 percent accurate.

    • xALLSTATEx
      xALLSTATEx 6 ай бұрын +2

      @Richard Lindquist
      Congratulations, you've officially been chosen to receive my personal nomination for this week's:
      "Most Underrated Comment I've Read This Week Award...!!"
      🤪 😜

  • Henk Stander
    Henk Stander 8 ай бұрын +88

    1 hour extravaganza!!!! Loved every moment of it guys! Your shorter productions are obviously great and that is why we are here, but having a total storyline told from beginning to end is ironically more engaging then the shorter devided parts.
    Brilliant, love it and please make more!

    • Al Amore
      Al Amore 7 ай бұрын +2

      Agree it is indeed an extravaganza. Prime or Netflix should commission them for a multi series deal.

    • Wind Surfer
      Wind Surfer 8 ай бұрын +4

      Just realized it was 1 hour long. The video was very well made.

  • Базированный Демократ

    Dear HistoryMarche, I really love your channel and content. Would you consider covering Khmelnytsky uprising and Polish - Zaporozhian war? There are a lot of epic battles, plot twists and overall it is the one of the most important events, (if not the most) in the ukrainian history. In fact it is the most important war of Eastern Europe, because it marked the beginning of rise of Russia and fall of Poland-Lithuania. Plus nobody on youtube made a good strategic analysis on it like you do, as far as I know.

    • Adrian Jezierski
      Adrian Jezierski 2 ай бұрын

      @CREEPERSLAYER2013 ROBLOX4LIFE A Pole here, well Im pretty sure they are the closest to Ukrainian culture

    • Classic Rock Forever 91
      Classic Rock Forever 91 3 ай бұрын

      Better Petro Sahaidachny decisive compaign against moscovites

    • Alexander Nicholas
      Alexander Nicholas 7 ай бұрын +6

      @CREEPERSLAYER2013 ROBLOX4LIFE their songs are in Ukrainian- they were relocated to Russia (Kuban region) by Catherine the Great. Now they speak Russian of course but their music and singing is definitely Ukrainian (and was back then too!).

      CREEPERSLAYER2013 ROBLOX4LIFE 7 ай бұрын +3

      Dude do you really consider zaporozhian cossacks Ukrainians?

    • Sensei Shu
      Sensei Shu 8 ай бұрын +3

      Kings and Generals is starting did a video on the cossacks, and he’ll go further into Ukrainian history, if you’re interested

  • Abdul Rafay
    Abdul Rafay 8 ай бұрын +102

    This was such a great look on this battle. You guys did a great job at making this documentary series. While I had known that the Ottomans won this battle for most of this video it didn't seem like it and I was beginning to question whether I recalled my memory correctly. Amazing battle and video. Keep doing what you are and I really enjoyed it.

  • Diego Solis
    Diego Solis 7 ай бұрын +11

    The way this channel studies hundred year old registries and records from many different sources and then condenses them into an hour long video it's simply astounding.
    So much information, so many names, strategies and places all portraited so perfectly and with so much clarity and care that it is perfectly manageable by the viewer and easily retained thanks to the masterful visuals.
    I wish all history professors would try to teach history with such passion!
    They who don't know their history, are damned to repeat it. And how true it is for our time.

  • Alex W
    Alex W 8 ай бұрын +20

    What an amazing story.. and it all actually happened. I think about all the people who died that day and wonder if they’d have chosen differently now that we know how it all ended that day.

  • William Poole
    William Poole 8 ай бұрын +473

    Now that I've beaten Kingdom Come: Deliverance, the name Sigismund instantly catches my attention

    • Saad A.
      Saad A. 3 ай бұрын

      same here!!! same hare!!!

    • Stefan Vella
      Stefan Vella 6 ай бұрын

      I immediatly liked that game. Its so awesome.

    • I G
      I G 7 ай бұрын

      @Mario Dominguez And Varna

    • MintyLime
      MintyLime 7 ай бұрын

      @Kábel Pretty sure from the perspective of a Bohemian peasant you wouldn't be very fond of him. It's easy to forget just how catastrophic wars are when you're viewing them occur as squares fighting each other on a map in a video. You're not seeing the fields of dead and dying soldiers, burning villages and corpses of entire families of peasants strewn about who had no say in the war to begin with. Not to mention the years of suffering that often follows any war. They hardly give a shit who was right or wrong.

    • Starbug Mechanic
      Starbug Mechanic 7 ай бұрын +2

      @Chase Crompton all the historical Sigismunds are named after the Sigismund from Warhammer 40k. The dates check out.

  • Khal Drago
    Khal Drago 8 ай бұрын +27

    Just goes to show you the value of persistence. The Ottoman head honcho stayed and rallied his troops, while that archduke dude fled to the stream and didn’t even bother heading into his own camp, so he lost. Like an old staff sergeant I knew used to say, discipline wins battles.

    • Markhas
      Markhas 8 ай бұрын +12

      @P T These numbers are subject to great bias. Like imagine the first fight, Christians lost 15 men while there are Janissaries shooting them? And Ottomans lost 1000? Westerners sure know how to manipulate the results. Howerver, I would agree that Ottomans in total would outnumber them due to their old Roman conscription methods but it would not be 2 or 3 to one.

    • P T
      P T 8 ай бұрын +1

      It didn't hurt that the Turks significantly outnumbered the Christians. Staying in the fight with a riotous army would've done more harm than good for the Christians

    • Allen Lindsey
      Allen Lindsey 8 ай бұрын +2

      Close order drill #1

    • Khal Drago
      Khal Drago 8 ай бұрын +2

      @D DC Napoleon sure knew a thing or two about winning battles. Thank you for sharing this.

    • D DC
      D DC 8 ай бұрын +6

      “Victory belongs to he who perseveres the longest.” - Napoleon

  • Blue Fish
    Blue Fish 8 ай бұрын +46

    Love this channel, very good coverage of this war. I also find the bloody revenge raids between the Cossacks and Crimean Tartars very interesting over this time period, even when the Habsburgs and Ottomans were at peace they couldn't stop these people from killing each other.

    • Blue Fish
      Blue Fish 7 ай бұрын +2

      @KUSTURUCU Well that goes for all people around the world through history I guess.

      KUSTURUCU 7 ай бұрын +3

      @Роман Гнечко Still doesn't change the fact that what i wrote above is true

    • Роман Гнечко
      Роман Гнечко 7 ай бұрын +3

      @KUSTURUCU Cossacs were of Ruthenian-Polish-Lituanian ethnicity.

      KUSTURUCU 7 ай бұрын +5

      For the whole history Turks fought against each other more than they fought against the foreigners you know

  • Peoples Liberation Front of Ambience

    The Habsburg strategy on ottoman affairs is something to be studied more closely. They literally refused to meet them on an open battlefield until the long turkish war. Dont fight an enemy on the open field you cant beat and wait for a more opportune time and place. Much to learn in that.

    • Rémi Lenoir
      Rémi Lenoir 21 күн бұрын

      ​@Billy Jesus Does it matter that 20 countries are allied against you if your army outnumbers theirs ?
      Of course not. I
      At Varna, since you are fond of that example, the Ottomon force outnumbered the allied army by about 20,000 soldiers (40,000 (high estimate) vs 60,000).

    • Rémi Lenoir
      Rémi Lenoir 21 күн бұрын

      ​@Billy Jesus Does it matter that 20 countries are allied against you if your army outnumbers theirs ?
      Of course not. I
      At Varna, since you are fond of that example, the Ottomon force outnumbered the allied army by about 20,000 soldiers (40,000 (high estimate) vs 60,000).

    • Rémi Lenoir
      Rémi Lenoir 21 күн бұрын

      ​@Billy Jesus Does it matter that 20 countries are allied against you if your army outnumbers theirs ?
      Of course not. I
      At Varna, since you are fond of that example, the Ottomon force outnumbered the allied army by about 20,000 soldiers (40,000 (high estimate) vs 60,000).

    • Rémi Lenoir
      Rémi Lenoir 21 күн бұрын

      ​@Billy Jesus Does it matter that 20 countries are allied against you if your army outnumbers theirs ?
      Of course not. I
      At Varna, since you are fond of that example, the Ottomon force outnumbered the allied army by about 20,000 soldiers (40,000 (high estimate) vs 60,000).

    • Rémi Lenoir
      Rémi Lenoir 21 күн бұрын

      ​@Billy Jesus Does it matter that 20 countries are allied against you if your army outnumbers theirs ?
      Of course not. I
      At Varna, since you are fond of that example, the Ottomon force outnumbered the allied army by about 20,000 soldiers (40,000 (high estimate) vs 60,000).

  • Joseph Gabel
    Joseph Gabel 8 ай бұрын +63

    Can you just imagine thousands of men and horses on a battle feild on a large scale. Talk about balls of steel. every battle sounds like a movie nowadays

    • ski e
      ski e 8 күн бұрын

      If you play video games you might like the total war series, its on steam. Some are old but amazing to play, empire tw and napoleon is this time period.

    • Михаил Радулов
      Михаил Радулов 6 ай бұрын +3

      Balls of steel you say ?
      Did you miss the videos of battles where 90% of an army would run away as soon as a battle wasnt a 100% win for them in the first minutes.
      The fact we have made into legends the rare occansions of people standing their ground and fighting to the last or refusing to stop fighting even tho the enemy had the upper hand at first clearly shows that it was unexpected and very rare so it points that quite often most people will run away as soon as the fight begins.
      Were some of the men brave - no doubt
      but majority were just like any of us who would rather prefer to live than die on some field for someone`s agenda.
      Lets not forget a lot of those people were on wages at the time so it made no sense for them to die and not have a chance to use the money.
      Routing was even more common in armies that levied their soldiers without actual payment , so you risk your life for a potential loot - wasnt a great deal for most.
      Few had the mentioned balls of steel.

  • Mortanos
    Mortanos 19 күн бұрын

    Im just going to point out that whoever you are, you are a truly gifted narrator who has yet to be aptly recognised for the talent you are. I would love to hear you narrate the "Earth war stories" from the Alien franchise literature by Dark Horse comics, or better yet Robert E Howards Conan. However for now I am happy to learn of historic confrontations because your voice is so very easy on the ear. Please keep doing what you do, and I hope that one day you will be discovered for greater projects where you belong.

  • Shawn Gilliland
    Shawn Gilliland 8 ай бұрын +9

    You tell the tale of the battle well. It is astounding to hear how the Christian forces prevailed in every clash until they lost discipline and fell to looting before the battle was over; talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory! One edit I would recommend is to replace all references to" rifles" to "muskets". I much doubt that more than a few - if indeed any! - of the firearms were rifled, even among the better-equipped Christian forces.

  • Otter Karman
    Otter Karman Ай бұрын +2

    These guys really know his to tell a true account of history, superb details and most enjoyable to listen and watch right to the end. Quality .

  • Paul Redinger
    Paul Redinger 8 ай бұрын +5

    I love the combined videos! Much easier to follow, and obviously easy to watch in the proper order also! Well done! Brother!

  • Fmattb22
    Fmattb22 7 ай бұрын +3

    Awesome illustrations and explanations, was genuinely enjoyable to watch!

  • rantanplan178
    rantanplan178 7 ай бұрын +3

    What a great presentation of the events. Enjoyed every single minute of it

  • Ikhsan fahri pratama
    Ikhsan fahri pratama 8 ай бұрын +155

    I got to admit, Mehmed III had me during most of the videos. Looking very incompetent, culminating in his decision to retreat to the camp, leaving 4000 janissaries to their doom outside the camp and looking like a complete fool by mounting no defense of his camp wall, he waited the enemy to get in and turned the tide. The ability of charading a chaos is the acme of discipline according to Tsun Tzu.

    • Otto von Bismarck
      Otto von Bismarck Ай бұрын

      @StillCant BeSilenced Haha, I wouldn't take offense from a random guy online, but let me remind you, as a part of NATO, I am in higher rank than you so don't be like that if we meet, if you're still in service 😊

    • Otto von Bismarck
      Otto von Bismarck Ай бұрын +1

      @StillCant BeSilenced What does make sense? You think I'm Pro-Ottoman because I am a Turk? Unlike you Americans we don't have a shallow history, one country and two parties. We are deeper than that. I am one of the man Pro-Republic people that you probably have never heard of, who make like 40-45% of Turkish population

  • N Sbn UR
    N Sbn UR 8 ай бұрын +25

    One of the best historical based KZclip channels, great work, love everything you are doing 🥰!!

    • Al Amore
      Al Amore 7 ай бұрын +1

      Agree. Would go as far as saying one of the best history channels. They deserve a shot at producing series for mainstream TV. This really is good stuff and would be great if more could see it👍

  • White Privilege
    White Privilege 8 ай бұрын +22

    I love your content. Have you ever thought about making a video on the Rebellions of Upper & Lower Canada in 1837/38? It was Canada's failed revolution against the British.

    • White Privilege
      White Privilege 7 ай бұрын

      @Dec3k5 the federation was formed on the very principal's Mackenzie fought for. it was "against the british" because it ultimately aimed for a self governing sovereign libertarian republic. i for one would love to have seen an independent Canada like our brothers to the South. I bet you wear a mask while driving solo tho.

    • Dec3k5
      Dec3k5 7 ай бұрын +1

      It wasn't against "the British" it was mainly due to political corruption and a desire for local reform. Thankfully it was defeated, many of the rebels hung, and the Canadian federation was formed.

  • Gamer 3357
    Gamer 3357 8 ай бұрын +6

    Well presented as always. keep up the good work!

  • Himmel Herscher
    Himmel Herscher 2 ай бұрын +4

    Last week, I was reading a first-hand source about this war in the Archives of the Prime Minister in Istanbul. According to the source, the Ottoman Sultan didn't want to join in the war, but the official historian of the palace Hodja Sadeddin motivated him to join in it. Finally, Mehmet the third joined the war. Hodja Sadeddin was Sultan`s advisor at the same time.

    • Sam S
      Sam S 2 ай бұрын

      which document in the BOA discusses this?

  • skeletorrobo
    skeletorrobo 8 ай бұрын +87

    This battle shows that if you stay in the fight you have a chance of winning. Also, it seems that the tens of thousands of people who died on both sides died for nothing.

    • Arda Arsen ACER
      Arda Arsen ACER 3 ай бұрын

      Lets say both sides reduced the pressure on the border by losing their belongings and guaranteed some years long silence

    • YouTube Mods Are Snowflake Lefties
      YouTube Mods Are Snowflake Lefties 5 ай бұрын +1

      A map Which reminds me...
      Herbert Asquith's widdow (Asquith was PM at at the outbreak of WW1, Churchill was in the Admiralty) would later on write about the meeting that took place at Dowding Street No 10...
      She wrote that everyone was in a somber mood, when war with Germany was announced. Except Churchill, who was "beaming with glee"...

    • YouTube Mods Are Snowflake Lefties
      YouTube Mods Are Snowflake Lefties 5 ай бұрын +1

      A map They didn't annex French territory, they took back what belonged to Germany in the first place, and most of which (but not all by this time) was MAJORITY German. Particularly Alsace. Lorraine did have more majority French areas through re-settling etc, but was still historically German.
      But yes, Germany also figured this war would happen sooner or later, and at the going rate the enemies would eventually become too powerful (with the alliance constellation) and it was a now or never thing.
      But simply throwing Austria to the wolves would have made their situation even worse, which played into their decision to fight and strike preemptively as well.
      Alliances not working that way is also why Britain didn't intervene in the fight to begin with (I'm sure the government might have wanted to, but it wasn't an alliance case + there was NO public support for it, until the Belgian invasion + the propaganda that followed from it [hacking off the hands of children, bayonetting babies, etc..]).

    • YouTube Mods Are Snowflake Lefties
      YouTube Mods Are Snowflake Lefties 5 ай бұрын

      A map Austria was eager to finally punish Serbia, yes.
      There were many more incidents that lead to that though, such as Serbia refusing Austrian investigators, Serbia allowing captured accomplices of Princep to "escape" (so they couldn't be questioned), etc.
      I find it disgusting that the plot being directly linked to the Serb state & military is never discussed in history, and most people simply assume this was some "misguided" youth who killed the Austrian heir.
      Ironically enough the heir was very unpopular with Kaiser Franz Josef and court, because he wanted to reform the A-H Empire & give equal rights to ALL, rather than Germans and Hungarians lording over everyone else. He wanted to reorganize it as "the united states of Greater Austria".
      He was also very well liked in Bosnia, and when he was killed there were riots all over Sarajewo and other Bosnian towns, where Serbs were hunted down and beaten (some were killed), Serb shops etc destroyed. Austrians had to send in troops to restore order and protect the Serbs from the Bosnians.
      And realistically what was Germany supposed to do, once it became clear that Serbia wasn't going to accept Austria's demands (so despite all their terrorism and interference in Austrian lands there was still a chance of peace, but they had had enough) and there would be war?
      When Russia started mobilizing, they asked the French what they would do (which is why I said alliances don't work that way, because if they did there would have been no need to even ask to begin with), and the French essentially said "we will do what is best for France" and also started mobilizing.
      At that point Germany had two options:
      Fight and strike first (rather than allow Russia and France to get fully mobilized, especially Russia fully mobilizing would be bad)
      They could watch their last reliable ally (Italy was also part of the Central Powers, but they weren't considered a real power and not reliable either, which proved right since they sold out Austria and Germany for land gains and false promises) get crushed in between Serbia and Russia, and then stand alone against a war that was going to happen sooner or later anyway.
      This wasn't the first provocation by ie France to try to get Germany into a war. There was also the crisis over Morocco... France and Spain split up Morocco DESPITE international agreements NOT to do so. Germany protested and sent a gun boat to "show flag" off of the Moroccan coast, but because France and Britain were making friends now Britain essentially told France to go ahead with the annexation/occupation, and told Germany that they'd fight alongside the French if Germany would go to war over this, despite Germany being one of the guarantor powers of Morocco's independence.
      France was itching to start another fight, to regain "their" provinces of Elsaß-Lothringen which they first stole under Louis XIV in the 17th Century.

    • YouTube Mods Are Snowflake Lefties
      YouTube Mods Are Snowflake Lefties 5 ай бұрын +1

      A map A) that serbia was literally begging for war (in 1911 they murdered their own King and Queen for not being hostile enough towards Austria)
      B) Russia had no business guaranteeing them, but they wanted that war to kick off to distract from problems at home, having clearly not learned a lesson from 1904/05
      C) France was gonna use this opportunity to fall into Germany's back to get "revenge" for 1870/71 (a war THEY started) and got invaded instead, because they refused to back down.

  • Al Amore
    Al Amore 7 ай бұрын +11

    Prime or Netflix really should commission this channel for several seasons. It would be popular and markedly better than a lot of the history content on there.

    • HistoryMarche
      HistoryMarche  7 ай бұрын +2

      That would definitely be awesome on my end :)

  • dave1234aust
    dave1234aust 8 ай бұрын +5

    Great set of videos, thank you - very informative and logically set out. Where there any final casualty figures given?

  • Historyverse
    Historyverse 8 ай бұрын +36

    Thanks again for the collab, looking forward to working with HistoryMarche again soon!

    • HistoryMarche
      HistoryMarche  8 ай бұрын +8

      Likewise. Looking forward to late July!

  • Tamás Kósa
    Tamás Kósa 7 ай бұрын +70

    Alternate title: How to throw away a victory and make the battle a loss for both parties
    A very nice detailed video! 👍 As a hungarian it was painful to watch though

    • boz
      boz 5 ай бұрын +1

      @Johnny Boy they didn't capitalise on the win, but thats not what pyrrhic means. last reply.

    • Johnny Boy
      Johnny Boy 5 ай бұрын +6

      @boz I guess a Pyrrhic victory is still technically a victory. Although, not a victory of their own making, which is why I consider it a loss.

    • captan james
      captan james 7 ай бұрын


    • boz
      boz 7 ай бұрын +9

      nah the Ottomans won. no ambiguity about that

  • Mertcan Yıldız
    Mertcan Yıldız 8 ай бұрын +23

    The war called in Turkish kepçe kazan savaşı that means spoon and pot war because the servants cooks, tent makers everyone joined the war in the camp with whatever they found including cook spoons, hammers to make tent and axes to cut trees :)

    • Boleg
      Boleg 5 ай бұрын +1

      as the famous saying goes; the spoon is mightier then the sword!

  • Zach Taylor
    Zach Taylor 8 ай бұрын +1

    man, i really love your content. i hope that after i get my job situation figured out i can support you guys. you are doing amazing work!

  • zero3556
    zero3556 8 ай бұрын +6

    Imagine starting a war between two major superpowers just because you are embarassed about how your subordinate went to start shit on his own and got stomped the second time around.

  • The French on the hill
    The French on the hill 8 ай бұрын +4

    It's really super interesting to learn about battles I had never ever heard of before, from countries I'm not even from.

    • Silent Noises
      Silent Noises Ай бұрын

      Greetings from Türkiye 🇹🇷😉

  • Juan Carlos Buenaventura
    Juan Carlos Buenaventura 7 ай бұрын

    Excellent video.
    A little suggestion: when explaining a progressing sequence of events and movements, it can be helpful to show the year in one corner. Something not intrusive but that can be checked anytime.

  • J.F. Fisher
    J.F. Fisher Ай бұрын +1

    Crazy situation. Thanks for the history lesson!

  • Vistas del Mundo por Melvin
    Vistas del Mundo por Melvin 8 ай бұрын +1

    Your your way to describe the battle is fantastic,make you see in your mind what happened like a movie and a very good entertaining one. Hope someone put your work in a live action,will be Fantastic to hear your voice in the background giving life to the thinking of military minds of the past

  • TheTimer81
    TheTimer81 8 ай бұрын +42

    Nice to see more videos of conflicts from the pike and shot era.

    • sloop
      sloop 8 ай бұрын +7

      Check out the channel "SandRhoman History" for great content about this era.

  • Paris 1900
    Paris 1900 8 ай бұрын +19

    I love those documentaries talking about events in History mainly unknown. Especially about battles and wars in the Balkans.

  • Hilman Sudirman
    Hilman Sudirman 8 ай бұрын +21

    The Ottoman Sultan Probably only have 1/2/2 stats to begin with but the Christian having at leat 2/3/2 or 1/0/2 Princes. It 's indecisive battle, and very frustrating how both Armies create mistakes after mistakes that eventually all those stacks only meant huge amount casualities.

    • Tacidar
      Tacidar 7 ай бұрын +2

      @Ggoddkkiller + Siege ability 5% and National Manpower 15% skills

    • Ggoddkkiller
      Ggoddkkiller 7 ай бұрын +4

      The worst of all it happaned because Suleiman killed his 5/4/5 son!!..

    • Tacidar
      Tacidar 8 ай бұрын +3

      Are the stats from eu4 ?

  • Dennis Scott
    Dennis Scott 21 күн бұрын

    Discovering and subbing to this channel feels like Christmas morning. What an awesome presentation. New sub.

  • Tulio Flaco Marón
    Tulio Flaco Marón 7 ай бұрын +1

    Tus vídeos son la ostia, de lo mejor que se puede ver en cuestiones militares de KZclip. Un placer verlos.

  • Andrew Metz
    Andrew Metz 3 ай бұрын +1

    Wow! Much handier to have all 3-in1. I always thumbs-up your youtube content, and once I am earning more money I will become a Patreon supporter. You guys cover it accurately, and usually do a great job visually - especially of the commanders. (Yeah, we know - having to put in cartoon-balloon - [actually 1594] stuff.

  • Craig
    Craig 8 ай бұрын +1

    Absolutely brillant history lesson, thankyou.

  • Zsolt Bakos
    Zsolt Bakos 7 ай бұрын +6

    these battles are relatively unknown by the larger world, thanks for posting

  • Yung Cut Throat
    Yung Cut Throat 7 ай бұрын +5

    It honestly baffles me how after an absolute tactical masterclass from the Christian commanders, that they managed to achieve such a massive defeat from the Jaws of victory

    • Betta Warrior
      Betta Warrior 5 ай бұрын

      Gold and plunder is what drives these men not god

  • Juan Sanchez
    Juan Sanchez 8 ай бұрын +1

    Love you videos thanks for your hard work and I never take you guys for granted thank you

  • Elijah West
    Elijah West 7 ай бұрын +1

    Great video up until your last verse. This, like most battles are not "for nothing". The continuation of their histories is everything.

  • Jordi
    Jordi 7 ай бұрын +1

    What a fascinating battle! And so well explained, amazing! It almost seemed watching the movie of it, almost live history! Sad it was almost a Christian victory but surely is a great lesson of history! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👍🏼👍🏼

    • Jordi
      Jordi 7 ай бұрын

      Correct@noor indra , like in almost all conflicts.

  • Stev Kohl
    Stev Kohl 5 ай бұрын +1

    Very good video!
    Can I add that it would be awesome to have pictures or drawing of soldiers equipment or what they look like?

  • Jesse Dawg
    Jesse Dawg 2 ай бұрын +1

    This video was excellent! Please keep making more

  • dipanwita dasgupta
    dipanwita dasgupta 8 ай бұрын +5

    Can't imagine the real scenes of such battlefield 👀

  • Attila Kovács
    Attila Kovács 6 ай бұрын +1

    Nice history lesson! Thanks!👍❤️

  • The Zero Line
    The Zero Line 6 ай бұрын +1

    It’s wild how many times blood lust and premature looting has resulted in commanders and their troops snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

  • suicidebxmber
    suicidebxmber 8 ай бұрын +2

    Hey! A new subscriber here; I don't know how I ended up on this channel, but I really like the content (I mean, the content itself and the way it's displayed) and seeing this video, it really strikes me that Spain had control of Portugal, a good part of Italy and what seems to be Belgium. Does anyone know of any tool or video that shows the geopolitical change of Europe over time?

  • Lee
    Lee 4 ай бұрын +1

    I'm rather surprised to hear that rifles were so important at this point in time. I thought it was a couple of hundred years later before they became at all common.

  • Whiskey Tango
    Whiskey Tango 7 ай бұрын

    I love how the maps look like!
    You do an amazing job there.

  • Basheer Phiri
    Basheer Phiri 8 ай бұрын +12

    Awesome video, love this series

  • Diego Chavez
    Diego Chavez 7 ай бұрын +2

    We need a historical total war game based in the 1500-1600s!

  • Robliss
    Robliss 9 күн бұрын +2

    If you are ever feeling worthless just keep calm and remember THIS actually happened.

  • Jaroslav Záruba
    Jaroslav Záruba Ай бұрын

    props for showing the names of the towns/cities/settlements in their native languages (judging by those few slovakian ones i know)

  • Alessandro Politi
    Alessandro Politi 8 ай бұрын +2

    Thank you! Extremely interesting story about discipline determination prudence clear planning and morale.

  • Свобода для россии
    Свобода для россии 8 ай бұрын +19

    One of the biggest fumbles in history... seemingly very well done until the moment where everything fell apart for no reason.

    • unfftfdrg 5bub fgtttczv
      unfftfdrg 5bub fgtttczv 8 ай бұрын +1

      For real, if it was a movie I would call it bad writing 😂 But history is like that sometimes

    • Chado Sama
      Chado Sama 8 ай бұрын

      علي ياسر .Never said she was, mate

    • Levi
      Levi 8 ай бұрын +2

      @Chado Sama I couldn't agree more, he really did have a Leroy Jenkins mindset 😂😂

    • Chado Sama
      Chado Sama 8 ай бұрын +3

      @Levi lol, I was half way through writing "Hail Mary", but thought it bad taste considering they were Christians, and old Leroy suited the allied leader's behaviour better.
      When they announce the Christians were going to dig in and wait for the Sultan to come to them, I was impressed. When the Sultan arrived late to practically zero defences, I was constantly shaking my head.

    • Levi
      Levi 8 ай бұрын +4

      @Chado Sama amazing write up there mate love the "Leroy Jenkins" quote 😂😂😂😂

  • Ortega
    Ortega 8 ай бұрын +11

    Thank you for this great video. Do you know what happened to cannons on the battlefield?

    • EB
      EB 7 ай бұрын +3

      @Turcarum Imperator Rahatladım lan

    • Turcarum Imperator
      Turcarum Imperator 8 ай бұрын +5

      Ottoman army captured the cannons after the battle and copied the austrian designs.

  • Saru Bet
    Saru Bet 6 ай бұрын +9

    Janissaries were 50.000 men at their peak (and that was the time after they abandon devshirme system).
    Also Ottomans did not have "nobles". They were appointed officers. The Turkish nobility stood on their Beyliks.

    • Enis Ektem
      Enis Ektem 2 ай бұрын

      Ottoman "nobles" (laughing in Turkish 😅)

  • Marius
    Marius 8 ай бұрын +41

    You guys should make a series of on Timur rise to power next.

    • Saru Bet
      Saru Bet 6 ай бұрын

      @Magnus Coles he was crippled when his gang were stealing life stock. He was young when he was injured.
      Regardless, best Uzbek commander.

    • Motörhead
      Motörhead 7 ай бұрын

      @Magnus Coles The guy starts with a gang of 5, so count the fights he had when he was a kid. Once he becomes an HAN, there is no defeat.

    • Magnus Coles
      Magnus Coles 7 ай бұрын

      @Motörhead you know why his title is timur the lang? which means timur the crippled? that should explain his early defeats

    • Motörhead
      Motörhead 8 ай бұрын

      @RefTop give date

    • RefTop
      RefTop 8 ай бұрын +1

      @Motörhead timur was defeated in his early life several times and so gengis khan

  • Alec Payne
    Alec Payne 8 ай бұрын +5

    I've been to eger, I saw the fortress, what remained of it, where over 100 thousand Europeans apparently besieged it. It was hard to imagine, with the size of the remaining castle and layout of the city, but I got some sense of it

    • Wilhelm Krem
      Wilhelm Krem 8 ай бұрын +2

      100 thousand? That seems a bit much

  • Kevin
    Kevin Ай бұрын

    Did I hear the Wilhelm scream at 18:35 and 35:22? Great video guys, thanks. The only suggestion I would have that might improve it a lot would be to include a distance scale on the maps.

  • Tomasz Szuniewicz
    Tomasz Szuniewicz 5 ай бұрын

    Great content as always

  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare 8 ай бұрын +5

    Great video! But it might be worth using images of soldiers from the late 16th century, rather than a mid 14th century on the thumbnail. (I'm referring to the European Knight in this case)

  • sanyokS1
    sanyokS1 5 ай бұрын

    i know that this is an older video, so I don't expect an answer, but is there a reason why the troops that went around at about the 18 minute mark didn't go for the seemingly undefended ottoman artillery first?

  • jubjub4261
    jubjub4261 7 ай бұрын

    Thanks for the video. that was a really unforeseen result haha. even the side who won could not claim the spoils

  • Kendrick Monroe
    Kendrick Monroe 8 ай бұрын +2

    Wow, This is a amazing battle.

  • Enrique E. Puricelli
    Enrique E. Puricelli 7 ай бұрын

    Excellent narration & descriotion of the battle

  • B BG
    B BG 8 ай бұрын +1

    Another great All Parts Series. Brilliant. 👍

  • spasjt
    spasjt 8 ай бұрын +6

    How could you loot your own camp when you just got driven back from looting the enemy camp and with an enemy army in close pursuit? Fools could have won it all if not for their greed. A lesson we should all take to heart.

  • Adrian Beckmann
    Adrian Beckmann 7 ай бұрын

    thank you for this, I never knew about this part of history.

  • raditz
    raditz 7 ай бұрын

    I was like "Meh 1 hour, too long, I just look into it"... couldn't stop "looking into" for the full hour. Subscribed.

    MELVYN O'BRIEN 7 ай бұрын

    First of your videos I've seen, and it was very good. I'll be watching more.

  • Robert Longtin
    Robert Longtin 8 күн бұрын

    I really love your videos, always so great. But I *really* have to ask this question...why is it spelled "Otooman Empire" for the first 3 seconds only to be corrected at second #4? Are you testing us to see who notices? XD

  • iustin iustin
    iustin iustin 8 ай бұрын +1

    I love this documentaries! Thank you!

  • dRG
    dRG 6 ай бұрын +5

    Those deaths weren't for nothing. They gave me 58 minutes of enjoyment.

    • Erkut Timur
      Erkut Timur 2 ай бұрын +2

      Imagine that you suddenly being teleported in to that battle.
      Between two mad armies and they know what you think about them indeed...:D

    • dRG
      dRG 6 ай бұрын

      @HistoryMarche Great content btw. Only recently found your channel. Off to learn about William!

    • HistoryMarche
      HistoryMarche  6 ай бұрын +1

      Fair enough lol

  • Micah Wagner
    Micah Wagner 6 ай бұрын

    @HistoryMarche great video! I have one critique however, the video keeps referring to “rifles” when there were none at this battle, and are not even known to exist yet. Musket or arquebus is much more accurate.

  • Rory McDuff
    Rory McDuff 2 ай бұрын

    Well done .. a brilliant peek into the past ...

  • AM AN
    AM AN 8 ай бұрын +1

    Didn't expect that lucky outcome

  • Roger Odle
    Roger Odle 8 ай бұрын +20

    At 34:35 you state that the Christians were "outgunned". If the initial Ottoman artillery consisted of 170 inferior cannon and they lost 49 cannon (43+6) to the Christians in two earlier engagements, how can the Christians be "outgunned" given that the Christians had 97 superior cannon to begin with -- plus the 49 captured Ottoman cannon?
    Ottomans: 170 inferior cannon - 49 cannon lost = 121 inferior cannon
    Christians: 97 superior cannon + 49 captured Ottoman cannon = 146 cannon

    • Darth Vader
      Darth Vader 5 ай бұрын +1

      @MarcusBrutusPLalso, aren't artillerymen specially trained troops, so even if they have captured additional guns, would they be able to man those pieces with decent gunners, they wouldn't have enough gunners, won't they??

    • MarcusBrutusPL
      MarcusBrutusPL 8 ай бұрын +6

      They would be outgunned for a simple reason - they had not concentated their entire arillery in a single "grand battery" (as Napoleon used to over 200 years later). Each Christian contingent had it's own artillery and some was left to secure the camp (possibly all captured Turkish pieces as well). Mind you demi-culverin, which was the heaviest gun possible to move on the battle field had a range of about 550 - 600 meters. Transilvanian artillery on the southern flank (in the war-wagon camp) definitelly could not reach the main ford area, because of the curve in the battle line.

    • Berke Kaan
      Berke Kaan 8 ай бұрын +9

      Maybe they didn't have the appropriate ammuninion for ottoman cannons. I guess both army estimated number of volleys they will fire that day and bring just enough ammunition. It seems logical since both sides might fear leaving excessive amount of ammunition behind in case of potential withdrawal. Also those cannon balls were probably hella heavy.

    • Shoaib Samdani
      Shoaib Samdani 8 ай бұрын +2


  • Gábor Szarka
    Gábor Szarka 2 ай бұрын

    I'm living 4 kilometres from Mezőkeresztes. Thank You so much History Marche! Transylvania and Hungary are the same since more than You think!😁

  • Mohammed Says Rashid
    Mohammed Says Rashid 8 ай бұрын +4

    always History Marche introducing a wonderful coverage thanks

  • Yoni Reinon
    Yoni Reinon 3 ай бұрын +1

    Lessons to be learned. The sultan followed his commanders advice, which proved right whilst the Archduke followed his commanders advice which proved wrong. Troops were driven by greed and misery

  • Bob Idit
    Bob Idit 5 ай бұрын

    Just awesome! thanks, really enjoy your videos.

  • Tim Sullivan
    Tim Sullivan 3 ай бұрын +1

    Appreciate this combined version

  • S M
    S M Ай бұрын

    Amazing work. Thank you very much.

  • Larry Moran
    Larry Moran 8 ай бұрын +2

    July 27, 2022 - Aside from providing a really enthralling account of a battle that few people will ever become aware of. This video shows that History is far more interesting than the cookie cutter entertainment that the entertainment industry currently offers. There are so many stories of real events, and people from many countries that are compelling, informative and interesting. Fortunately, more people like those responsible for HistoryMarche, and other channels and websites. Are offering productions that are both educational and entertaining. In my opinion, one of the reasons so many errors are made in Geopolitics generally. Is because the diplomates and politicians from most countries have no knowledge of important events and people of the past. That strongly influence the events of today and the future. Not knowing about regional and cultural conflicts that took place centuries ago, but continue to impact on the present day. Creates opportunities for grave miscalculations, that can result in devastating wars, and social upheaval. One can only hope that as people get bored with the offerings of the entertainment industry. They will find more informative and engaging offerings online. Also, as technologies evolve, presentations of non-fiction will be more and more engaging and immersive.

  • notsm
    notsm 8 ай бұрын +3

    What kind of ammo did the artillery shoot in those battles?
    I can't imagine shooting a big stone to be very effective against infantry...

    • Magni 56
      Magni 56 8 ай бұрын +4

      Stone or metal round shot for the most part. Actually pretty devastating against massed infantry fighting in close formations.

  • Afreen Molla
    Afreen Molla 4 ай бұрын +1

    Very good & neutral analysis. 👍

  • Carl Manvers
    Carl Manvers 3 ай бұрын +1

    And *that* , children, is how one snatches defeat from the jaws of victory.