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 Lieutenant) October 01, 2019
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On the night of May 16th, 1943, 19 Lancaster bombers took off from England heading toward the German industrial heartland of the Ruhr. They carried a new bomb, designed to skip across water avoiding any torpedo nets before hitting the target and sinking into the depths; then exploding.. The bomb...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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 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 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 15, 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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 Lieutenant) February 15, 2019
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"There are no more than a handful of Second World War Luftwaffe members alive today. Patrick Eriksson had the foresight to record these experiences first-hand before it was too late. Some witnesses ended up as senior fighter controllers. The recollections and views of the veterans are put...read more

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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) December 02, 2018
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Long standing listeners will have heard Angus chat to Walter Zapotoczny before, in episode 57 they looked at Ardennes offensive, and in episode 63 they looked at ...read more

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