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In episode 64 Angus discussed the start of the Guadalcanal-Solomons campaign with Jeffery Cox. They left that discussion of the campaign unfinished, the Americans were in control of the airfield on Guadalcanal but the Marines had no way secured the island. The US navy had suffered a number of...read more

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 Teniente) November 01, 2020
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The skill and bravery of the Doolittle raiders during WWII, who bombed Tokyo in 1942 captured the American public’s imagination, but not all the crews returned. Eight US flyers became Japanese prisoners of war who were tortured, put on trial for war crimes and found guilty… Not all of these men...read more

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 Teniente) August 01, 2020
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On 6th August 1945, Colonel Paul Tibbets, flying the ‘Enola Gay’ a B-29 Superfortress named after Tibbets’s mother, dropped the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

The bomb, ‘little-boy’, devastated the city; exploding with the energy of approximately 15 kilotons of TNT....read more

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 Teniente) March 01, 2020
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"Richard Sorge was a man with two homelands. Born of a German father and a Russian mother in Baku in 1895, he moved in a world of shifting alliances and infinite possibility. A member of the angry and deluded generation who found new, radical faiths after their experiences on the...read more

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 Teniente) January 15, 2020
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We’re all familiar with the events on that day of ‘infamy’, the 7th December 1941. The Japanese launch their typhoon in the pacific with the attack on Pearl Harbour. Hours later they would invade Malaya; an operation that would outflank the British 'fortress’ singapore. Japanese units would land...read more

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 Teniente) 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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 Teniente) 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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 Teniente) 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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 Teniente) 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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In this episode we’ll be looking at two British soldiers in occupied Burma.

Major Hugh Seagrim operated for two years behind the Japanese lines, organising Karen resistance before he was eventually forced to surrender. Seagrim crosses paths with Roy Pagani, trying to make his way back to...read more

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