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 Lieutenant) June 01, 2018
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Hitler when he came to power, had few international connections, and he distrusted elements of his civil service. What he needed was people he could trust, who were connected to the highest echelons of power throughout Europe. These emissaries would be used to sound out opinion, and smooth over...read more

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 Lieutenant) May 15, 2018
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Joining Angus is Max Thimmig, Max’s grandfather was the German WWII night fighter ace, Wolfgang Thimmig. Wolfgang joined the German Army, the Reichswehr, in 1934, and was one of the early pilots in Hitler’s newly created Luftwaffe, in 1935.

Incredibly Wolfgang flew with the Luftwaffe...read more

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 Lieutenant) May 01, 2018
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The P-61 was built in response to the Blitz on Great Britain, in 1940. The RAF were in need of a night fighter and they confirmed with their US counterparts on the specifications. The result was a twin tail plane with a crew of three, it was specifically designed to house a radar to zero the...read more

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 Lieutenant) April 15, 2018
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This episode, is released just after the 75th anniversary of the escape of ten American prisoners of war, and two Filipino convicts, from the Davao Penal Colony. The following year when the story broke, the US War Department would call it the ‘greatest story of the war’. The man made famous at...read more

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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) 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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It's a of the three Ausf D vehicles which were sent to North Africa and saw service with Sonderverband z.b.V 288 - special deployment unit. This unit was a Kampfgruppe formed from Arabs and Germans who had lived in Africa for service in Iraq, however the Iraqi...read more

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 Lieutenant) March 01, 2018
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In this episode Angus is discussing the plight of 168 Allied Airmen who found themselves imprisoned in Buchenwald concentration camp. It’s something that even to this day governments seem unwilling to admit to.

“As we got close to the camp and saw what was inside... a terrible,...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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