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 Lieutenant) October 01, 2019
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On the night of May 16th, 1943, 19 Lancaster bombers took off from England heading toward the German industrial heartland of the Ruhr. They carried a new bomb, designed to skip across water avoiding any torpedo nets before hitting the target and sinking into the depths; then exploding.. The bomb...read more

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 Lieutenant) June 15, 2019
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In the last episode we looked at the American experience of D-Day at Omaha beach, this time it’s the turn of the British and Canadians at Sword, Juno and Gold on the 6th June 1944.

In this episode we’re going to concentrate on the British and Canadian landings on D-Day. Angus is joined by...read more

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May 2019 marked the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino, fought over four main battles between 17 January and 18 May 1944. They saw the Allied Forces involved in some of the most bitter fighting of the Second World War, where steep mountain slopes and...read more

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 Lieutenant) January 15, 2019
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In 1943 allied surveillance picked up the construction of  V1 and V2 rocket sites in France. Without quite knowing the extent of the threat allied planners decided to embark upon a pre-emptive campaign to deny the Germans the use of these sites, the code name was Operation Crossbow.

It...read more

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 Lieutenant) August 01, 2018
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Back in episode 7, Angus talked to Alexander Fitzgerald-Black about his MA thesis which focused on the allied air campaign in support of Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily....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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 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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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) April 26, 2017

Bane of the heavy German armour, the Sherman Firefly was the British invention that mounted the powerful 17 pdr anti-tank gun in a Sherman V. It was the most powerfully gunned tank fielded by the Allies during World War II. An ordinary American-built Sherman modified by the British, the Firefly...read more

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