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 Lieutenant) August 15, 2016
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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

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On the same day that the world was struck by news of a second atomic bomb, the last Victoria Cross of World War 2 was won by a Royal Navy Reservist. No sailor or Royal Marine has been awarded Britain’s – and the Commonwealth’s – highest military decoration since the...read more

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On July 18 1944, while taking part in Operation Goodwood (Battle of Normandy), he was commanding a group of M4 Sherman tanks east of Cagny that suddenly encountered a mixed group of four German tanks at a range of only 300 yards (270 m). The group included one of the formidable Tiger II heavy...read more

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Sergeant Warren G.H. Crecy enlisted in the US Army in 1941 was one of the founding members of the 761st Tank Battalion, the first-ever all-black armored unit. The 761st, dubbed "The Black Panthers", were assigned to Patton's 3rd Army during much of the European campaign.

On November 10,...read more

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Mariya Vasilyevna Oktyabrskaya (16 August 1905 – 15 March 1944) was a Soviet tank driver during World War II. Mariya Vasilyevna Oktyabrskaya was married to a Soviet army officer. While married to her husband, she began to...read more

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He was Ganju Lama, 19, a rifleman in the 1st Battalion, 7th Gurkha Rifles, in the Indian Army during World War II. He won the Victoria Cross (VC) in Burma on 12 June 1944. A month before this engagement, Ganju Lama had been awarded the...read more

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He is Rudolf von Ribbentrop, a former Waffen-SS Captain who served in World War II. He is the son of the German diplomat and Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop.  

On 1 September 1939, when the Second World War ...read more

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