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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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 Lieutenant) June 04, 2017

Four reels discovered by researchers at the Eisenhower Library in 2014, were found to contain the first ever documentary of the D-Day landings. Intended as an initial report and produced in only days, the film was screened for military leadership and is mentioned in OSS reports as having been...read more

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"The P-51 was the best prop fighter of World War II. It was the top air fighter and, hence, best for escort missions. The P-51 was a relative latecomer to the Pacific Theater. As the war in Europe wound down, the P-51 became more common: eventually, with the...read more

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 Lieutenant) May 22, 2017

6 June 1944

06.39 – H-Hour – D, E and F companies of 2nd Ranger Battalion approach the Normandy coast in a flotilla of twelve craft.

07.05 – Strong tides and navigation errors mean the initial assault arrives late and the 5th Ranger Battalion as well A and B...read more

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Once France was occupied in 1940, Hitler begun quickly  the preparatives to invade Great Britain, this plan would be code named "Operation Sea Lion". Nevertheless, it never was carried out. As a precondition, Hitler specified the achievement of both air...read more

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Stanley Maxted, BBC's journalist, reports "live" radio reports from the fighting in Arnhem. He describes Operation Berlin. The evacuation of the 1st Airborne across the Rhine on the night of 25/26 September 1944. Scenes of men dressed in military uniforms. A house on fire. A man talking into a...read more

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 Lieutenant) May 01, 2017
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The naval clash at in the Coral sea was pivotal in the war against Japan. Since the attack on Pearl Harbor nothing had stood in the way of the Japanese typhoon that had swept across the pacific. Fortress Singapore, the Dutch East Indies there was nothing seemingly the Royal Navy or Americans...read more

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