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 Lieutenant) April 01, 2018
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The Guadalcanal Campaign was the the first major offensive by Allied forces against the Japan.

On 7 August 1942, Allied forces, predominantly United States Marines, landed on Guadalcanal, Tulagi, and Florida in the southern Solomon Islands, with the objective of denying their use by the...read more

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 Lieutenant) February 15, 2018
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If Slim’s 14th army was the ‘Forgotten Army’ the RAF bombing campaign in the Far East is even more forgotten!

In this episode Angus talks to Matt Poole.

Matt's mother is from Liverpool, her first husband was in the RAF serving in Burma when he was shot down over Rangoon. In trying...read more

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 Lieutenant) January 15, 2018
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In this episode Angus is looking at ‘Case Red’ the German attack on France post Dunkirk. Often when we talk about the Battle of France the history seems to stop at Dunkirk, in actual fact the fight carried on for a few more weeks. There was still British 100,000+ troops in France, Churchill was...read more

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 Lieutenant) December 15, 2017
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This episode is being released on the 15th of December, the eve of the Battle of the Bulge. It was the 16th of December 1944 that Hitler launched Operation Watch on the Rhine, the last great offensive in the...read more

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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 at...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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