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 Lieutenant) September 15, 2019
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On the 17th September 1944 Gene Metcalfe, of the 82 Airbourne, parachuted in to Holland as part of Operation Market Garden. Approaching the bridge they were to capture Gene is injured in a firefight and left for dead. He would spend the rest of the war as a POW.

Angus talks to Gene about...read more

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 Lieutenant) September 01, 2019
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September 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden, the allied attempt to create a sixty mile corridor, and secure a crossing over the Rhine. The plan was to use the newly formed First Allied Airborne Army to seize and hold nine key bridges until relieved by the British Army’s...read more

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 Lieutenant) July 01, 2019
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The usual narrative for WWII is that turning points of the war are in 1942 with the battles of Midway, El Alamein and Stalingrad. While these are unquestionably major victories that signalled the ‘end of the beginning’, as Churchill would put it. Friend of the podcast Andrew Nagorski has...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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 Lieutenant) June 01, 2019
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‘Before the war, Normandy’s Plage d’Or coast was best known for its sleepy villages and holiday destinations. Early in 1944, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel took one look at the gentle, sloping sands and announced ‘They will come here!’ He was referring to Omaha Beach ? the primary American D-Day...read more

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 HQ Comando Supremo) May 21, 2019
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¿Cuantas veces hemos escuchado que los italianos fueron uno de los peores ejércitos de la Segunda Guerra Mundial? Para juzgar su actuación es mejor conocer una pagina desconocida de la historia. En este programa conoceremos las unidades acorazadas de Italia durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial y...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) May 15, 2019
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In this episode Angus is joined by Walter Borneman, if you cast your mind back hr talked to him in episode 25about...read more

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 Lieutenant) May 01, 2019
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On the 6th of June 1942 Japanese troops invaded the island of Attu which is part of Alaska, it was the first time since 1812 that continental America had been invaded.

In this episode we’re looking at the US attack to recapture the island, the fighting was bitter in a very hostile...read more

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 Lieutenant) March 16, 2019
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We’ve all see the film Downfallabout the Führerbunker in Berlin, in the closing days of the war. And we all know the story of how Adolf Hitler, with his new wife Eva Braun, committed suicide and the body was destroyed. Well, how much of that story do we actually know?

Since the end of the...read more

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