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 Teniente) April 23, 2017

It is estimated that between September 1943 and April 1945, some 60,000-70,000 Allied and 150,000 German soldiers died in Italy. Overall Allied casualties during the campaign totaled about 320,000 and the corresponding German figure (excluding those involved in the final surrender) was well over...read more

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 Teniente) April 19, 2017

Normandy, France, 6 June 1944. It is only just 00:15 when the American paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division of General Maxwell D. Taylor parachute over the Normandy, thus becoming the first soldiers to reach the French territory; their main mission is to capture Carentan....read more

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 Teniente) April 19, 2017

The fortifications of Cherbourg were still formidable. The city was surrounded by a ring of concrete fortifications built onto three ridges that commanded every line of approach. In the city itself the Arsenal was a powerful fortress, and the navy had built forts to defend the harbour. If von...read more

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 Teniente) April 15, 2017
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We’re looking at amphibious operations during WWII in this episode. We’re all pretty familiar with the handful in the European Theatre (Torch, Husky, Avalanche, Overlord and Dragoon),  but in the Pacific the list is long… And in many cases the men taking part would partake in numerous assault...read more

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 Teniente) April 14, 2017
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Last April 8 components of the group of recreation Durham Light Infantry - The Durhams realized a field exit placed in the Durham Project Verrieres 1944. There were achieved more than 500 photographic captures that will serve to illustrate good part of the equipment used by the British soldier...read more

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The Panther had an excellent combination of firepower, mobility, and protection. The Panther proved to be deadly in open country and long range engagements against tanks like the T-34, but vulnerable in close quarters combat.

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The T-34-85, aside from the enlarged turret ring for the new turret, used the same T-34 hull design. Armor was still about 45 mm thick, sloped at 60 degrees for a 90 mm effective thickness. The Christie suspension was retained, as well as the diesel engine. However, the biggest difference in the...read more

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Ray Wilton was just 19 years old when he participated in the June 6th D-Day landings on Gold beach. On that day he served on board a motor launch and was tasked with escorting the landing crafts through the German mines and right up on to the beach to help draw fire away from the landing troops...read more

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 Teniente) March 21, 2017

Hello, folks! In order to learn more about Omaha Beach we are visiting THE OMAHA BEACH MEMORIAL MUSEUM. Today CATHERINE and DANIEL will show us this museum which was built in memory of all those young men landed here in 1944.

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 Teniente) March 15, 2017
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In this episode we’re looking at a topic we touched upon way back in episode 06 when we looked at the OSS.  We’re looking at the OSS spy station chief in Bern, Switzerland, Allen Dulles and his connections with the German resistance during WWII.

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