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 Lieutenant) December 01, 2017
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In the classic narrative, the second world war starts with the invasion of Poland in 1939, though for the Chinese it started with the Japanese invasion of Manchuria in 1931.

Wikipedia solves the start date by stating ‘relate conflicts started earlier’, and that is what we’ll be looking...read more

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 Lieutenant) November 01, 2017
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One topic thats been skirted round in a number of episodes is the Bataan Death March, its been a topic Angus has been keen to look at.

Angus is joined by Jay Wertz.

Jay has authored a number of books in...read more

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 Lieutenant) September 15, 2017
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In 1940 the Germans achieved stunning successes with the use of airborne troops, the Fallschirmjäger.  The first recorded attack by parachutists was in Denmark against the fortress at  Masnedø. The reputed impregnable fortress at...read more

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 Lieutenant) September 01, 2017
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In this episode Angus is looking at Operation Tonga, the British airborne element that led the way during the D-Day landings in 1944.

Angus is joined by Stephen Wright.

Stephen is keenly interested in the operation, an operation his uncle was killed taking part in. For the last...read more

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During the Battle of St. Vith in the Battle of the Bulge, on 18 December 1944, an M8 armored car from Troop B, 87th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron and Company A, was able to destroy a German Tiger I heavy tank from 1st SS Panzer Division. The M8...read more

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 Lieutenant) July 15, 2017
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In this episode we’re in the Western Desert in 1940-41 looking at the air campaign fought by Raymond Collishaw and his RAF crews.

Collishaw was a WW1 fighter ace. When the war broke out in 1939 now Air Commodore Collishaw he commanded an RAF Group in Egypt. The fighting in the western...read more

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The Tunisia Campaign was a series of battles that took place in Tunisia during the North African Campaign of the Second World War, between Axis and Allied forces. 

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As main part of the Manstein Plan or Fall Gelb (Case Yellow), you know the German Army Group A goal was crossing the Meuse river with the intention of capturing Sedan and pushing northwards towards the Channel coast, in order to entrap the Allied forces that were...read more

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This tank battle, happened between 12 and 14 May 1940 at Hannut in Belgium, contributed decisively to the success of the German operational plan Fall Gelb (Case Yellow), by General Erich von Manstein. The primary purpose of the Germans was to tie down the strongest...read more

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 Lieutenant) June 15, 2017
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In this episode we’re looking at three brothers all in the US Navy at the start of the war, and their remarkable story. 

Angus is joined by Sally Mott Freeman, her book “The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific...read more

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