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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.

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 Lieutenant) January 01, 2019
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In this episode Angus is looking at Japanese submarine operations in the Pacific during the early part of the war. While we're sure you’re all familiar with the Imperial Japanese surface fleets actions during 1941-42, especially if you’ve listened to the discussions with Jeff Cox in episode ...read more

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 Lieutenant) November 15, 2018
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‘On a dark night in 1944, a beautiful stretch of the Devon coast became the scene of desperate horror. Tales began to leak out of night-time explosions and seaborne activity. This was practice for Exercise Tiger, the main rehearsal for the Utah Beach landings…’

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 Lieutenant) September 01, 2018
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The American built M3 tank was one of the first tanks purchased and supplied in large numbers to the British army in WWII, where it was known as the 'Grant' or the 'Lee'.

In this episode Angus is joined by prolific tank writer and former employee of ...read more

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 Lieutenant) August 15, 2018
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Last year Angus talked to Mark Felton about the escape attempts of British VIP prisoners, held by the Italians. That was episode 49 Castle of...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, 2018
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In this episode we’re looking at the sinking of the USS Indianapolis.

Returning from delivering the atomic bomb to Tinian, in preparation for it to be dropped, the Indianapolis was hit twice by torpedoes from a Japanese submarine. She sank in less than a quarter of an hour.

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 Lieutenant) July 01, 2018
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In the last episode we looked at the development of the world’s navies during the interwar period. To compliment that I thought we’d do something similar with aerial warfare. It is easy to forget in 1939 aviation was still very much in its infancy, and especially aerial warfare.

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 Lieutenant) June 15, 2018
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After WWI there was a series of naval agreements aimed at putting limits on the navies of the world. The 1922 Washington Agreementlimited Battleships, the ...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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