Reminiscent of a gangster hold-up, the capture in Libya of Lieut.-Gen. Sir Richard O'Connor and Maj.-Gen. Philip Neame, V.C. on 6 April 1941, was carried out by German motor cycle troops who had pushed on towards the coast from Mechili in the moonlight, and who whisked the officers away from a...read more
In this episode Angus is looking at Douglas MacArthur with Walter Borneman.
MacArthur is one of those personalities that war throws up which are hard to pin down. They have a big personalities and seemingly a huge confidence within themselves that overrides everything else (another two...read more
Richard O’Connor came very close to expelling the Italians out of North Africa, if things hadn’t distracted the British drawing away his troops, there very well could have been no Afrika Corps or El Alamein. Rommel and Monty would have had to make their names elsewhere.
Joachim Lemelsen born 28 September 1888 (Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia) died 30 March 1954 (Gottingen, Lower Saxony, West Germany) was a Panzer General (General der Panzertruppe) in the Wehrmacht during World War II.
Esto es BlitzoCast. No es HistoCast pero casi. Hoy hablaremos de las las circunstancias en las que murieron algunos generales alemanes, combatiendo en primera línea, y para ello tenemos a Hugo (@HugoACanete www.gehm.es). Se habla de los siguientes generales...read more
Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, the world's deadliest-ever night fighter Luftwaffe pilot, according to DailyMail's journalist, claiming more victories than the Red Baron, shot down 121 planes in Second World War, most of them were four-engined British bombers, such as the Lancaster. He marked each '...read more
The fifty-fourth annual meeting of the American Historical Association, held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., on 28–30 December 1939, drew 1,072 registered participants, making it the second largest gathering of the association to that date. The session entitled “Land Power and Sea...read more
Chivalry and honour are terms rarely associated with the Second World War. This was the time when industrial war had reached its zenith and military atrocities were commonplace. Gangs of murderers and paramilitaries stalked Asia and Europe and civilians had become the targets of state-...read more