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 Lieutenant) March 15, 2018
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In episode 57 Angus talked to Walter Zapotoczny about Ardennes Offensive, chatting with him he mentioned he had a new book out in 2018 looking at German Penal Battalions. That sounded like a topic right up...read more

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Operation Supercharge represents the crucial ‘break in’ battle at El Alamein that triggered the end for Rommel’s forces. The 9th Armoured Brigade was involved in the attack, they starred an heoric charge, few expected their returning. The...read more

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 Lieutenant) February 01, 2018
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Joining Angus is Patrick Eriksson.

Patrick is the author of Alarmstart: The German Fighter Pilot’s Experience in the Second World War. Since the 1970’s Patrick has been an associate...read more

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 Lieutenant) November 15, 2017
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Within a year of Belgium falling to the Germans in 1940, Belgian citizens were volunteering to join the Waffen SS to fight communism on the newly formed Eastern Front. Thousands volunteered, and the suffered heavy casualties.

Angus is joined by Jonathan Trigg author of Voices of the...read more

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 Lieutenant) October 01, 2017
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Between 1943-45 Fernaufklärungsgruppe 5Atlantik” would fly missions of up to 18 hours at a time over the Atlantic. They acted as the eyes for the U-Boats. Equipped with big, four-engined Junkers Ju 290s fitted out with advanced search radar and other maritime 'ELINT...read more

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Fallschirmjäger were established in 1938. They had to train hard. If you was a NCOs, officer or other rank of the Luftwaffe you had to successfully complete six jumps in order to receive the Luftwaffe Parachutist's Badge. Nevertheless, during World War II, the...read more

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 Lieutenant) February 16, 2017

It's possible that you have seen many times the footage of the boys from the Hitler Youth as young as 12, being decorated by Adolf Hitler with Iron Crosses for their heroism in the defense of Berlin. This happened on March 19th 1945, on the 56th Hitler's birthday. This moment was the last time...read more

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 Lieutenant) February 08, 2017

When the Luftwaffe entered World War 2, its nightfighter force was virtually nonexistent thanks to its leader, Reichmarschall Hermann Göring, who boasted that bombs would never fall on Germany. 

By mid-1940 his folly was evident; the first night fighter wing was hastily formed with Bf...read more

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 Lieutenant) January 31, 2017

During World War II, a total of about 13 million soldiers served in the German Army. Most army personnel were conscripted. The regular German Armed Forces were mobilized in 1935 and dissolved in August 1946read more

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After the failure of the raid on Dieppe in 1942, plans to invade continental Europe were completely revised. The invasion of Europe required a host of new-type tanks and armored vehicles. Tanks were needed for bridging ditches and rivers, clearing mine fields,...read more

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