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This tank battle, happened between 12 and 14 May 1940 at Hannut in Belgium, contributed decisively to the success of the German operational plan Fall Gelb (Case Yellow), by General Erich von Manstein. The primary purpose of the Germans was to tie down the strongest...read more

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 Lieutenant) June 15, 2017
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In this episode we’re looking at three brothers all in the US Navy at the start of the war, and their remarkable story. 

Angus is joined by Sally Mott Freeman, her book “The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific...read more

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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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US Troops made good use of large caches of abandoned German drop tanks as Ninth Air Force P-47 Thunderbolt fighter units moved into France in 1944, occupying airfields once used by the Luftwaffe. Empty they must weigh all of 25 pounds!

External drop tanks turned the Republic P-47...read more

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PT-305 is a torpedo-armed fast attack craft used by Allied Navy in World War II. It's one of two fully restored and operational PT boats (and the only combat veteran). PT-305 ("Half Hitch", "Barfly", "USS Sudden Jerk") is a Higgins 78-foot (24 m) boat, that sank three enemy ships and took part...read more

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Historian David Fletcher MBE presents the thirty-eighth Tank Chat about the Churchill tank,  the last infantry tank design of the war and one of the most successful British tank designs of the Second World War. This tank is also the last Churchill VII of the production line (sometimes called the...read more

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"The P-51 was the best prop fighter of World War II. It was the top air fighter and, hence, best for escort missions. The P-51 was a relative latecomer to the Pacific Theater. As the war in Europe wound down, the P-51 became more common: eventually, with the...read more

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Battle of Stalingrad, happened in the winter 1942-1943,  is considered as the biggest defeat in the history of the German Army. It is often identified as the turning point on the Eastern Front, in the war against Germany. In fact, it was a of pivotal battles of the Second Worl War. The Battle of...read more

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An American P-40 fighter aircraft from World War II was lifted from the bottom of the Kerch Strait, 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) from the Taman coast. The craft was discovered by team working on the Kerch Strait Bridge, between Russia and Crimea, RUPTLY video agency reported. It was leased to the...read more

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