In the west we know very little about the Soviet efforts fighting the Nazi’s. We know about the battle of Stalingrad and the battle of Leningrad etc, And we know that Stalin actually killed more people then Hitler but we know very little of the Soviet Armed Forces, leave alone about an all...read more
At the beginning of the "First Battle of Alamein", Rommel's DAK suffered an unexpected coup when they lost the signals intercept unit Nachrichten Fern Aufklarung Kompanie 621 (NFAK 621) which was commanded by the Hauptmann (Captain) Alfred...read more
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
Presents the story of the 12th Bomb Group of the 9th Air Force and its role in the air campaign against the German Army in North Africa during World War II. 1944 16mm color Film (runtime 19:44) produced by the First US...read more
This wartime colour film of Lancasters is the only known to exist. It is believed to be the only colour film made during WW2 concerning the RAF. It was de-classified under the "Thirty Year's Rule" in 1978. Viewed as a whole, the film reflects a full day of activity at a front line RAF Bomber...read more
In this episode I talk to Douglas Waller about the Office of Strategic Services, the OSS.
The US entered the Second World War with no foreign intelligence service. Roosevelt selected William Donovan, WW1 Medal of Honor recipient, to create an agency based on the British MI6 and SOE....read more
Back in World War II the Tuskegee Airmen flew this P-51C Mustang, since then this plane has been restored. Pilot Bill Shepard now flies it as a tribute to those airmen and support personnel, as reported...read more