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  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 15 Sep 2021

After the successful raid against the Italy Naval Fleet at Taranto, Cunningham and Churchill wonder when the Italians will strike back and when Hitler’s Luftwaffe will join them. They will not have to wait long. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 08 Sep 2021

Malta goes stronger each day, with Churchill's help and Adm. Cunningham's persistence. Still, the clouds grow darker as Mussolini invades Greece, which prompts Hitler to get involved in the Mediterranean. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 31 Aug 2021

As Malta is pounded by Mussolini's Air Force, PM Churchill is determined not to give up on the island or any of the Mediterranean Sea. And Adm. Andrew Cunningham is in full agreement as the Battle of Calabria gets underway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 24 Aug 2021

For thousands of years, Malta has had numerous masters. But as WWII seems inevitable, the British and Maltese people come together to ready themselves to take on the Axis Powers. Not until Mussolini declares war against the Allies does Malta get attacked, but even then, her defenses are far from strong. Thus the Siege of Malta has begun. Twitter @WW2Podcaster Facebook A History of World War II Podcast. TikTok – WWIIGuy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 16 Aug 2021

As most of Doolittle's Raiders make it home safely, one crew is soon in Stalin's hands and two others are captured by the Japanese. After this, go back and listen to Episode 299, to hear the end of the tale. Pic-Doolittle with President Roosevelt. Twitter-@WW2Podcaster. Facebook-A History of World War II Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 10 Aug 2021

This episode covers the flight paths of the 16 Doolittle Raiders. A solid hour of hell is visited upon The Japanese Empire. Adm. Yamamoto and his Combined Fleet will send 6 carriers to chase down Adm. Halsey’s Task Force 16, but it is long gone. Tokyo learns that war is a two way street. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 31 Jul 2021

As TF 16 under Admirals Halsey and Mitscher sail closer to the Japanese Home Islands, the Allies’ naval forces loose several vessels. It’s no longer a question of will Doolittle’s Raiders succeed, but rather, will the carrier Enterprise and Hornet make it safely back to Pearl Harbor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 19 Jul 2021

President Roosevelt, like the rest of America is reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbor. But his shock is soon joined by rage. He wants the Japanese Empire taught a lesson. The lessons of war. What is needed is a strike against Tokyo itself. Adm. Ernest J. King and his staff will answer the president’s call, by figuring out how to launch a bombing raid against the Land of the Rising Sun’s capital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 Jul 2021

Gen. Wainwright has set up his defenses for Corregidor as best he can, still, all involved know the outcome. It’s only a matter of playing it out, per his order from Gen. MacArthur. The defenders have a few tricks up their sleeve as Homma’s 4th Division lands on Corregidor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 04 Jul 2021

After Gen. Edward King’s surrender of Bataan, the Japanese focus on Corregidor and the three smaller islands below it. And now that the Battle of Bataan is over, Gen. Homma will send numerous Detachments to the Southern Islands. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 23 Jun 2021

Generals Wainwright, King and Parker are seriously considering surrendering. The problem is that Gen. MacArthur has forbidden it. But the facts of the ground dominate. Months of starvation have robbed the defenders of their ability to fight any longer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 18 Jun 2021

Gordon Joseph Lippman was only 18 years old when he joined the army in 1943. Earning a spot in the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team, he would see action in Italy, Southern France and help Easy Company in The Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he would stay in the Army and fight in Korea and Vietnam. The winner of 17 Commendations, Gordon Lippman was a man anyone would be happy to have in their foxhole. The full title is Honor Through Sacrifice: The Story of One of America's Greatest Military Leaders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 13 Jun 2021

During the second battle of Bataan, Gen. Homma has a specific plan, whereas the Allies are simply trying to hold onto their defensive line. But the men on the line are far too weak to offer any real resistance. Sector D has been crushed and its Sector C’s turn. If it falls the war is all but over. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 01 Jun 2021

Gen. Homma, now resupplied and reinforced, will come again. But this time, with MacArthur gone, the Japanese will face Gen. Edward P. King. And he is determined to hold out. But Homma’s plan is straightforward, to bombard the main defensive line to smithereens even before his men attack. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 21 May 2021

As Gen. Homma’ reinforcements come in, his confidence grows. Yet his plan to conquer southern Bataan and Corregidor is flawed. Meanwhile, Gen. Jonathan Wainwright is doing all he can to prepare his men to fight the enemy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 May 2021

As Gen. Homma, commander of the Japanese forces in The Philippines brings in reinforcements and food, the American Government is finding it all but impossible to resupply Gen. Jonathan Wainwright, the new commander on Corregidor. Meanwhile, MacArthur is still trying to control the defense of Bataan from Australia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 03 May 2021

MacArthur finishes up his escape from Corregidor to Melbourne Australia. But the news waiting for him is not the General’s liking, basically, there are more troops back on Bataan than there are in the whole of Australia. But Gen. George Marshall will sooth MacArthur’s wounded pride with The Medal of Honor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 24 Apr 2021

It's time for MacArthur to leave Corregidor, but how? Submarine, plane or boat. MacArthur chooses an early departure over safety, thus he and his will suffer for 600 miles on a PT Boat. But the net around Corregidor is being drawn ever tighter by the Japanese. It's now or never. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 15 Apr 2021

With the war of Bataan coming to a standstill, FDR and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Marshall start to think of the future. MacArthur is too popular to let be captured by the Japanese. Besides, someone will have to lead US Army forces in the SE Pacific and there is only one man the American public would accept in that post, Gen. Douglas MacArthur. But how to extract him with his pride intact? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 25 Mar 2021

During the Battle of the Points, Gen. Homma would attack Gen. Wainwright's western line. This allowed 1000 Japanese troops to get through. The Allied Command staff will soon find themselves dealing with 3 enemy forces in their rear. Hopefully the main defensive will hold while this threat is being dealt with. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 16 Mar 2021

Gen. Homma has decided to hit the Allied line in two sections. Which means, in Gen. Parker's I Corps, on the eastern side of the Bataan Peninsula, Gen. Clifford Bluemel's Sector C will get all of Gen. Nara's attention. And Bluemel discovers a massive hole in his line just before the attack. The battle of Trail 2 gets underway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 04 Mar 2021

I am joined today by Richard Lim, host of This American President Podcast to discuss Franklin Roosevelt. Now that the Japanese have struck at Pearl Harbor, FDR must lead the U.S. to victory. But what kind of man and politician was FDR. Join us to find out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 25 Feb 2021

In attempting to smash MacArthur’s line on the Bataan Peninsula, Gen. Homma will send several amphibious end runs behind the lines. If all works out well, in this Battle of the Points, the Allies will loose all. If not, those Japanese troops may find themselves sacrificed, with nothing to show for it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 18 Feb 2021

Diffusing a bomb, landing an airplane, selling your soul… very few people in the world need instructions on topics like these. Luckily Ari Cagan is here to talk to the experts in these limited fields and then teach you everything you’ll never need to know. Listen now, wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 15 Feb 2021

Gen. Homma sends his forces at MacArthur's defensive line on Bataan. For days the line holds, until it doesn't. Falling back, the Allied try to keep cohesion, in order to stave off destruction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 02 Feb 2021

As Gen. Jonathan Wainwright conducts the battle of the 5 lines, Gen. MacArthur declares Manila an open city and continues to pressure Washington to send him supplies and reinforcements. All the while, Gen. Homma comes to control more and more of Luzon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 26 Jan 2021

With the defenses of Lingayen Gulf shattered, Gen. MacArthur has decided to retreat to the Bataan peninsula, though there are no waiting supplies there. So while there is fighting to the north and south of Manila, supplies and men are moved to the final defensive position. Yet, Gen. Homma increases the pressure with a fresh invasion at Lamon Bay. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 14 Jan 2021

In Wondery’s newest series, Business Movers, host Lindsay Graham dives deep into the inner workings of some of the most successful companies of all time. From the origin stories of their famed leaders to the million dollar idea that catapulted them to success, how exactly did these companies grow from an idea and a dream to multi-billion dollar corporations? Hear the landmark decisions, the scandals, and the stunning triumphs that made them who they are. First up: Walt Disney. Listen at wondery.fm/historyofwwii_movers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 11 Jan 2021

With MacArthur’s alteration to the American defensive plan for the Philippines left in tatters, he reverts back to Plan Orange: to move all available troops to the Bataan Peninsula. But first, he has to give his command staff enough time to make this happen. Thus a series of defensive lines will be set up between the Japanese troops and Manila, but how long can they hold against better trained and experienced troops? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 04 Jan 2021

The main Japanese attack comes to Luzon on December 22nd, but Gen. Douglas MacArthur is overly confident. Besides, Gen. George Marshall is unable to help, as much as he wants to. This leaves the under trained and ill-equipped Philippine troops to guard the beaches of Lingayen Gulf. Also, the Asiatic Fleet will be of little help as their torpedoes, not that this is known yet, are mostly defective. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 25 Dec 2020

As northern and southern Luzon becomes Japanese controlled territory, Gen. Douglas MacArthur finds himself trapped, besides which, his air arm has been devastated. The Allies’ only chance for survival are reinforcements, which are on their way from Pearl Harbor. But will this convoy make it to Manila. Meanwhile, Air Commander Gen. Brereton and Adm. Hart of the Asiatic Fleet are ordered to make for Australia. MacArthur stands alone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 18 Dec 2020

Even with a seven hour warning Gen. Douglas MacArthur seems paralyzed by the shocking news from Pearl Harbor. Commander of the air forces in The Philippines, Gen. Lewis Brereton knows how he wants to react, but is unable to get the green light from MacArthur or his chief of staff Gen. Richard Sutherland. Thus the initiative passes to the Japanese invasion force, who happily take up the challenge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 06 Dec 2020

With the Japanese Empire deciding to invade to the south, the American fighters and bombers, under Gen. Douglas MacArthur's command in The Philippines must be taken out first. Previously, the American defense plan had been to fight a holding action, but MacArthur has changed this to meet the enemy on the beaches of Luzon. Only time would tell if this was the correct course of action. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 24 Nov 2020

As Gen. William Slim deals with the remains of Burma Corps, the American general Joseph "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell also has to find a way out. But the American commander of Chinese forces in Burma has decided he will walk out of the war zone, with his men. If he can make it out alive. Meanwhile Chiang Kai-shek's government feeds the American press false stories of all the Japanese armies Stilwell is defeating...on his way out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 02 Nov 2020

Gen. William Slim and Burma Corps finally reach India, as does several Chinese divisions. However the Battle of the Basin has to be fought first. Gen. Joseph Stilwell also has plans to leave Burma, but his route is cut off. As for Burma Corps, their entrance into India is not the reprieve they hoped it would be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 27 Oct 2020

Gen. William Slim and Burma Corps continue their retreat. But as hunger, fatigue and the coming Monsoons press down on the British General, his guard is dropped and the Japanese come rushing in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 13 Oct 2020

The British led forces are retreating from Burma. But first they must get to Mandalay and across the Ava Bridge there, all the while keeping the Japanese at bay. The most Gen. Slim and Stilwell can hope for is to get out of the fighting, mostly intact. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 03 Oct 2020

Lesley MM Blume joins us to tell of the US Government coverup of the effects of the Atomic Bomb. The book: Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover Up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 24 Sep 2020

It's the beginning of the end for the Allied defense of Burma. While Gen. Slim's men are pushed back, their Chinese Allies in the Shan States of Eastern Burma are set upon and scattered.. Their remnants head back to China. Still, Gen. Slim wants to stay and fight and plans to build on Gen. Joseph Stilwell's string of victories, but even these can not alter the course of the wider war. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 01 Sep 2020

Gen. William Slim will have to use all his experience and cunning to survive this latest defeat and retreat. In the balance is the entire 1st Burma Division. Fortunately for the Allies, Chinese Gen. Sun Li-jen of the 38th Division had dreamed as a boy that he would win a great victory and bring glory to China. The Sun was about to shine bright! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 22 Aug 2020

Michel Paradis joins us to talk about his book, Last Mission to Tokyo: The Extraordinary Story of The Doolittle Raiders and Their Final Fight for Justice. A few of the pilots are captured by the Japanese, tortured and sentenced to death. And it will be those Japanese officers connected with this cruelty, that will be tried by the American Government. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 17 Aug 2020

The British lead Allies will suffer defeat on land, sea and in the air, but Gen. Slim will not give up. Moving his men north after loosing at Prome, the defenders set up a new line further to the north. The Chinese lend another force to this new defensive line, but what arrives is a far cry than the tough 500th Division. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 08 Aug 2020

My web design guru Paul Finch of Scotland comes on as we discuss the WWII Podcast on its 10th Anniversary. Paul pitches the questions sent in by listeners and I answer them as best I can, with a pinch of humility. Thanks to everyone who listens and we should get this wrapped up...in another 10 years! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 01 Aug 2020

Bryan Rigg talks about his book Flamethrower: Iwo Jima Medal of Honor Recipient and US Marine Woody Williams and His Controversial Award, Japan's Holocaust and the Pacific War. Iwo Jima must fall to the Americans to allow more intense bombing of the Japanese Home Islands. But Lt. Gen. Tadamichi Kuribayashi, the commander on Iwo Jima will move Heaven and Earth, not to mention break all precedent to inflict staggering casualties on the approaching US Marines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 13 Jul 2020

This episode brings in Gen. Joseph “Vinegar Joe” Stilwell as he “takes command” of Chinese Armies bound for Burma. Yet, as he will find, appearances can be deceiving. The RAF and AVG crews are pushed out of Burma as the Japanese 55th Division comes at Toungoo, to begin the battle of central Burma. But in their way, is the Chinese 200th Division of the 5th Army, the best that Chiang Kai-Shek has to offer. Oh and this is my 10th Anniversary Episode! Thanks for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 05 Jul 2020

This episode introduces Gen. William Slim of BurCorps. It would be his job to turn the tables on the Japanese in Burma, by working with American Gen. Joseph "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell. But first, we look back at Slim's experiences in the Middle East as the Allies subdue Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Iran. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 26 Jun 2020

The Japanese 15th Army invades Burma, hoping to use speed to reach Rangoon. But several British officers hope to hold them off until reinforcements can arrive. The episode covers the fighting retreat from the Salween River, the fighting retreat from the Bilin River and the Battle of Sittang River, where the 17th Indian Division looses more than half of its troops due to bad planning and even worse communication. The situation is most dire before the arrival of Gen. William Slim and Gen. Joseph "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 09 Jun 2020

Although the British are unprepared to defend Burma, Wavell believes that the Japanese may have extended themselves too far with this invasion. But it’s wishful thinking as the 3 most southern British airfields quickly fall. With the invaders coming ever closer to Rangoon, it’s up to the Flying Tigers and RAF pilots at Rangoon to give hope to the Allies. And these men will deliver impressive defeats to the Japanese Air Arm. But the Japanese and Thai ground troops are still getting closer to the Burmese capital, where the Lend Lease material is waiting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 01 Jun 2020

This potpourri of an episode has lots from early 1942 in the Pacific. Covering the Admiralty, Marshall, Gilbert, Mariana, Caroline and Solomon Islands, we cover more Japanese victories, but also Washington's desire to strike back. Then asking the question, what was the turning point in the Pacific Campaign, Midway or the Solomon Islands Campaign. And finally, ending with Adm. Halsey and Adm. Fletcher as they lead air raids against the Marshall and Gilbert Islands. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 20 May 2020

The Japanese determine that Burma must be occupied to protect their new possession of Malaya. It's up to Chiang Kai-Shek, American Gen. Joe Stilwell and British Gen. Wavell to stop them. The problem is the Allies don't trust each other, in regards to Burma's future. Churchill doesn't care about China right now, but FDR needs the massive country to stay in the fight. Or else the many Japanese divisions in China might be turned on Australia and the US General Staff have determined that Australia has to hold out, to serve as a base. From their Gen. Douglas MacArthur will plan his return to the Philippines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 11 May 2020

With Rabaul taken the Japanese go after locations in NE New Guinea, but will have to deal with Vice Adm. Wilson Brown and the US carriers Lexington and Yorktown. The Americans and Australians achieve a surprise air raid on Lae and Salamaua, now owned by the Japanese, but the later will not be deterred from planning their next strike against Port Moresby. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 03 May 2020

The invasions of New Britain and New Ireland get underway. But are over just as quickly. Meanwhile, Australian PM John Curtain informs Churchill that his country will now tie its wagon to the US. Gen. Douglas MacArthur will be their overall commander. Lastly, the incredible story of the Lost Women of Rabaul is covered. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 26 Apr 2020

Joining us is Damien Lewis, to talk about his latest book Churchill's Shadow Raiders: The Race to Develop Radar, WWII's Invisible Secret Weapon. Operation Biting's goal was to steal a German Radar Device, yet because of that very device, the Germans knew the British Commandos were coming. And as the raid is launched, Churchill's cabinet can not forget the first airborne operation, which many thought ended in disaster, Operation Colossus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 21 Apr 2020

With much of SE Asia conquered, the Japanese now focus on New Guinea, staring with the islands of New Britain and New Ireland. Lark Force at Rabaul will be sacrificed, but will do their duty. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 Apr 2020

Despite Allied hopes that Timor would be left alone, the Japanese Empire has need of its airfields to bomb Australia. But what the invaders were not counting on was the tough Australian Commandos who stay behind and inflict impressive casualties until the end of 1942. Col. Doi, the Japanese officer in charge therefore, calls in the Tiger of Singapore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 07 Apr 2020

The Final of the Java series. East Java falls and what is left of the Java Allied Defense is trapped in the south at Tjilatjap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 06 Apr 2020

Business Wars digs deep into some of the greatest corporate rivalries of all time. Think Facebook VS Snapchat or Nike VS Adidas. On each episode we give you an inside look at what inspired entrepreneurs to take risks that drove their companies to new heights -- or into the ground. In this season “Starbucks VS Dunkin”, they follow these two java giants in a war that started brewing in the 1950s and is now hotter than ever. Coffee is a 100 billion dollar plus global industry with these two duking it out at the top, but their battle is about more than coffee. For the full episode go to: wondery.fm/HistoryOfWWIIBW  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 28 Mar 2020

The Japanese come at Java but first must deal with the Combined Fleet of Dutch, Australian, British and American vessels. What follows is The Battle of the Java Sea and The Battle of Sundra Straight. Then the fall of western Java. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 19 Mar 2020

Peter Lion joins up to talk about the incredible George Mergenthaler, the sole heir to a vast fortune, but after Pearl Harbor, he joined the US Army as a buck private, only wanting to do his part. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 17 Mar 2020

Celebrities, royals, heirs and heiresses—you may think you know them, you may think you envy them, but you have no idea what really goes on behind the scenes. Wondery’s new series Even the Rich pulls gives you a hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the stories of some of the greatest family dynasties in history. From the Murdochs to the Royals, and the Kardashians to the Kennedys, Even the Rich is part history, part comedy, part gossip, and all fascinating.Listen today: wondery.fm/historyofwwiiETR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 03 Mar 2020

With Sumatra lost the Allies know that Java is next. ABDA Commander Gen. Archibald Wavell prepares his meager forces as best he can. One asset is the heavy cruiser the USS Houston, but can this make up for the overwhelming Japanese forces coming their way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 23 Feb 2020

With Singapore all but taken, the Japanese start operations against Sumatra. The Dutch ask for help from ABDA Command, but it may be too little, too late. Still, the Allies have one chance to stop the invasion, as they launch 50 fighters and bombers at the coming invasion force. Yet the Japanese have their own surprise in store, paratroopers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 11 Feb 2020

Writer, Wes Tooke joins us to talk about the film Midway. We cover this pivotal turning point in the Pacific War, lead by Adm. Chester Nimitz. Young men like Dick Best, Wade McClusky and Clarence Dickinson lead the charge after the disastrous attack on Pearl Harbor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 03 Feb 2020

Needing another airfield to attack Java, the Japanese quickly work up a plan to take Bali. Dutch Rear Adm. Karel W. Doorman and ABDA Command respond with three separate naval groups of Dutch and American vessels to stop the invasion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 29 Jan 2020

The co-working company WeWork was the poster child for a new economy. It was born in New York City from the ashes of the Great Recession, WeWork’s founders wanted to change not just the way people work, but how they live, sleep, and even raise their children. Its charismatic founder Adam Neumann had an intoxicating vision for the company -- but did it ever match the reality? Hosted by David Brown of Wondery’s hit podcast Business Wars, WeCrashed is a six-part series about the rise and fall of WeWork. It’s a story of hope and hubris, and pulls back the curtain on the lengths certain people will go to chase “unicorns.” Listen now at Wondery.fm/wecrashedWWII  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 25 Jan 2020

During World War II, thousands of Axis prisoners of war were held throughout Nebraska in base camps that included Fort Robinson, Camp Scottsbluff and Camp Atlanta. Many Nebraskans did not view the POWs as "evil Nazis." To them, they were ordinary men and very human. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 19 Jan 2020

With Singapore captured, the Japanese Empire sets its sights on Sumatra and Java. But first, the Celebes and Maluku Islands must fall, so Australia and other nearby locations can be targeted. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 14 Jan 2020

The Sneak tells true crime stories from in and around the world of sports. In this season, they look at a bizarre heist planned by a disgraced former athlete. Listen now at wondery.fm/wwiiTS . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 31 Dec 2019

Despite a 3 to 1 advantage in men, Archibald Percival, GOC Malay, is pushed by Churchill and ABDACOM Commander Gen. Wavell to defy the Japanese in trying to take Singapore. Yet Gen. Yamashita will continue defying the odds with audacity and speed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 16 Dec 2019

Bringing up the Australian 8th Infantry Division, it's hoped these fresh troops can stop the Japanese 25th Army from taking Johore and thus capturing all of the Malayan Peninsula. Yet Percival and Wavell are already thinking of abandoning the peninsula and focusing on the island of Singapore. Even then, Churchill wants the island fortress held until there is protracted fighting among the ruins of Singapore City. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 10 Dec 2019

With reinforcements on the way, the British lead Commonwealth troops strive to keep the Japanese away from Singapore. And though exhausted, the Gurkhas, Punjabis, Hyderabad, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of the 11th Indian Infantry Division are on their own against Lt. Gen. Yamashita's 25th Army. It's a race between the arrival of help versus the capture of the port city. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 03 Dec 2019

The Japanese 25 Army continues pushing the Malaya Command further south, ever closer to Singapore. But the latest stand will take place near Kampar yet here, the defenders have the enviable position of having their guns on the heights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 26 Nov 2019

The third of the Battle of Singapore series. The 11th Indian Infantry Division, operating on the west coast, as well as the 9th Indian Infantry Division, on the East, both find themselves unable to deal with a few Japanese Battalion and a few companies of light tanks. Within a week, half the Malayan peninsula is lost. Soon, Singapore will be open to direct bombing by nearby, land based enemy bombers. The order of the day is retreat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 19 Nov 2019

Acting Admiral Sir Tom Phillips of the British Royal Navy, hopes to begin a campaign that will save SE Asia. If he can stop the invasion of southern Thailand and Northern Malaya, then one day, Singapore could be the starting point of retaking western possessions. Yet it's not the invading Japanese force Phillips fears or the convoy carrying it, it's the land based bombers in southern Indo-China. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 13 Nov 2019

Dr. David Stahel discusses his latest book, Retreat from Moscow, A New History of Germany's Winter Campaign, 1941-1942, in where he takes a new line on Operation Barbarossa's first winter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Though the British plans to defend Singapore with the Royal Navy and Air Force never materialize, Air Marshal Brooke-Popham and GOC Percival still want the British Far East possessions to hold out as long as possible. So Operation Matador and Operation Krohcol are created. But one will not be viable and the other, will be too little, too late. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 19 Oct 2019

Professor Mikhal Dekel joins me to talk about her book, covering Jewish Polish refugees, as 1000 children make an incredible 13,000 mile journey from Eastern Europe to Palestine, via Tehran. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 07 Oct 2019

The Japanese troops push the British led forces as well as the Dutch troops around Borneo, taking coastal towns and villages along the way. But not everything will go the invader's way, as the Dutch use their older bombers and fighters to resist. Not to mention, the US Navy makes an appearance. Still the Japanese win out. But then, both the defenders and the invaders have to content with the locals and some of them are headhunters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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After the raid on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese send 2 destroyers to damage the American facilities at Midway Island. Then the island of Borneo is attacked and the British and Dutch forces there have no choice but surrender, but will first make the invaders work for their victory. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 16 Sep 2019

Broken by overwhelming numbers, Gen. Maltby and Gov. Young surrender the cause of Hong Kong. But in some ways, the battle over the island is just beginning, as Chinese Communists and Nationalists come together to harass the occupiers of China and Hong Kong. Then comes the tragic tale of the Lisbon Maru, full of Commonwealth POWS, but sunk by an American sub. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 09 Sep 2019

As Christmas approaches, the overwhelming Japanese forces reduce the British holdings throughout Hong Kong. Still, Gen. Maltby is unwilling to give up. One counter attack after another is launched. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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With the eastern half of Hong Kong Island practically lost, it's up to the West Brigade, under Brig. John Lawson to hold the invading Japanese troops back. But Lawson will deal with the same conditions as the defeated Brig. Wallis of the East Brigade, not enough troops and overwhelming enemy forces. Still, both sides will bleed over the Wongneichong Gap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 27 Aug 2019

Gen. Sakai begins his invasion of Hong Kong, but Gen. Maltby has his troops ready and his Motor Torpedo Boats, which will hopefully stop the invasion before it can begin. Still, the Japanese reach shore and so begins Japanese atrocities, but the end of Hong Kong resistance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 19 Aug 2019

With the Gin Drinker's Line pierced, Gen. Maltby pulls back his men to Hong Kong Island. The Japanese will ask the Commonwealth forces to surrender, but Gov. Young and Maltby give a one word answer, no. Now Gen. Sakai prepares to invade Hong Kong with a bombardment to weaken British defenses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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As the Japanese military has been able to take the port cities of China by 1941, the British held Hong Kong is still free. But now its turn has come and Gen. Christopher Maltby and his mix of Canadian, British, Indian and Eurasians troops will try to hold out as long as possible. The Gin Drinkers Line, Maltby's first line of defense will be tested. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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London had decided that Hong Kong was to be sacrificed to the Japanese, but after Canada offered up two battalions, Churchill reversed this decision. Now, the hope was that the British Colony would hold out behind the Gin Drinker's Line, manned by Canadians, Indians and the men from a Hong Kong Chinese Regiment. Still, the odds were going to be 4 to 1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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The marines on Wake Island are holding out, due to discipline and Japanese tactical mistakes. Yet Maj. Devereux is unaware of this and thus brings to fighting to an end. Yet the Japanese atrocities are only just beginning, against the marine and civilian POWs. As for Adm. Frank Fletcher's task force to save Wake, that suffers too, from the equally timid Vice Adm. Pye. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 26 Jun 2019

Wake Island becomes the focal point of US resistance to Japanese aggression. Adm. Kimmel will send a relief force to Wake, but will it get there in time. Meanwhile, Rear Adm. Kajioka of the Imperial Japanese Navy, in command of the force that is to take Wake is reinforced by two of the carriers that led the Pearl Harbor attack. Pictured-1st Lt. John Kinney works himself into exhaustion trying to keep the marine's remaining Wildcat fighters operational. Who will get to Wake first, the Japanese or Task Force 14? This episode brought to you by ridgewallet.com/ww2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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The Marines on Wake Island are down to four Wildcat fighters, but are determined to resist any Japanese invasion, no matter the odds. "Hammering Hank" and Maj. Putnam and their pilots score hit after hit, but the Japanese bombers and transports keep coming. Meanwhile Maj. Devereux comes up with his own surprises for the invaders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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With MacArthur's airfields still smoldering, the Japanese attack Guam and Wake Island. But the Marines on Wake, though staggered after the first strike are determined to fight on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Gen. Douglas MacArthur, in command of all U.S. forces in The Philippines, is convinced that the Japanese will not attack until April of 1942 and plans accordingly. But as we have seen, Clark Field is ravaged and half of his B 17s are destroyed. Meanwhile, Adm. Tom Phillips of the British Royal Navy will take the warships Repulse and the Prince of Wales up, along the coast to check any Japanese landings. This episode is brought to you by www.ridgewallet.com/ww2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 27 May 2019

As Japan launches Operation No. 1, the invasion of SE Asia, numerous transport ships head out to attack The Philippines, Malaya and Thailand. The British believe themselves prepared while the Americans offer to help as much as they can, thinking themselves safe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Author Walter Borneman joins us to talk about his book, Brothers Down: Pearl Harbor and The Fate of the Many Brothers Aboard the USS Arizona Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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As the Japanese invasion fleet comes closer to Malaya, the various plans established by each side will be tested. Yet, the invaders will find that, perhaps, the gods are on their side. Meanwhile President Roosevelt addresses Congress and asks for a declaration of war against the Japanese Empire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 30 Apr 2019

As Axis victories cause colonial powers to become vulnerable in the Far East, Japan decides to enter the war. With a quick strike at Pearl Harbor, Japanese forces will make for Malaya, Thailand, Hong Kong, Guam, the Philippines, Wake Island and Midway. All this, President Roosevelt will have to share with Congress as he tells of the death and destruction at Pearl. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Here is the first part of the first episode of Espionage, the latest podcast from Parcast. Podcast.com/espionage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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With details of the Pearl Harbor attack still coming in, President Roosevelt knows he needs to inform but also calm his fellow Americans, who can only think of revenge. Japan declares war against the U.S. and Great Britain, but will FDR call for a war against Japan and Nazi Germany? What will Hitler do? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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The Second attack wave comes and goes at Pearl Harbor. Now, FDR, Adm. Nimitz, Adm. Halsey and Gen. Douglas MacArthur have to face what's coming next, the invasion of SE Asia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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The Americans with Canadian help attempt to drive away or capture the Japanese troops stationed on Attu and Kiska. Yet the mysterious Battle of the Pips will aid the Japanese. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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The Americans continue to bomb Kiska, but the Japanese troops are not leaving. Worse, the Imperial Japanese High Command has sent reinforcements. So the US 7th Division from California, along with parts of the 13th Canadian Infantry Brigade have been chosen to land on Attu, to capture the enemy or push them into the sea. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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As the Japanese grab a second Aleutian Island, the US military, though denying the Japanese advance, makes plans to remove them. The result-The Kiska Blitz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Adm. Yamamoto wants to occupy the Midway Islands, but first needs to confuse his opponent Adm. Chester Nimitz with a diversionary attack on the Aleutian Islands. The attack on Midway does not go according to plan, but neither does the defense of Dutch Harbor, Attu or Kiska. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Shot Down covers the events leading up to and after the crew of the B 17 Susan Ruth is shot down over the French/Belgium border on February 8, 1944. Of the ten man crew, some died, some ended up in prison camps, and some evaded capture. As for Pilot Howard Snyder, find out how he evaded capture from the Gestapo for 7 long months. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 30 Jan 2019

As the carrier USS Enterprise is late for its return to Pearl Harbor, Adm. Bull Halsey sends on ahead Scouting and Bombing squadron 6. The 18 Douglas Dauntless SBDs are about to fly into the tragedy that is the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. Also Lt. Gen. Walter Short, in overall command, realizes the unthinkable has happened. And Chaplin Lt. Howell M. Forgy of the USS New Orleans is about to utter his famous line, Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 26 Jan 2019

Dr. Jonathan Fennell discusses the importance of morale in his latest book: Fighting the People’s War: The British and Commonwealth Armies and The Second World War https://www.amazon.com/Fighting-Peoples-War-British-Commonwealth-ebook/dp/B07MHXD6D2/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1548475894&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=Dr.+Jonathan+Fennell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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As the Japanese bombs and bullets begin to destroy American equipment and lives, the mostly young men are about to find out what they're made of. This episode focuses on the American's response at Kaneohe Bay Naval Air Station, the Marines' Mooring Mast Field at Ewa and Bellows Field. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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This episode is a crossover from The Cold War Podcast that I co-host with Cameron Reilly. With us is historian Andrew Roberts as we discuss his new book, Churchill-Walking with Destiny. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 29 Dec 2018

Back with us is Flint Whitlock as we discuss his book Depths of Courage:American Submariners at War with Japan, 1941-1945. With America's surface fleet and air arm crippled after Pearl Harbor, the few subs in the Pacific were tasked with keeping the Japanese Navy at bay. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 09 Dec 2018

Laszlo Montgomery of The China History Podcast joins me to discuss Claire Chennault and the Flying Tigers. Just after the devastation of Pearl Harbor, the AVG are the only Americans taking the fight to the Japanese Empire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 28 Nov 2018

Please checkout The Parcast Network's latest hit: Assassinations. One death can change the world. Assassinations recounts history’s most dramatic deaths. Through little-known facts, “what-ifs?” and examining the assassin's motives, they explore how one murder can alter the course of history. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/assassinations/id1441176049?mt=2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 28 Nov 2018

With the Allies being held up in southern Italy by The Gustav Line, near the end of 1943, Gen. Mark Clark decides to do an end run. The force of British and American troops, led by Gen. John Lucas, will land just south of Rome. However, the Allies have few facts to go on and will be caught off guard by the number of troops Field Marshal Albert Kesselring will throw at the tiny beach head at Anzio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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The 2nd Air Wave comes at Pearl Harbor to finish what the First Wave started. Yet, their target selection will be poor. Meanwhile, the Americans are as ready as they can be and as such, the invaders will suffer more than double the losses from the first attack. Still, the battleships Nevada and Pennsylvania will be heavily targeted. Pictured are the Cassin, Downes and in the rear, the flag ship Pennsylvania. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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While the official government story has always been that no Allied POWs were held in German concentration camps, 168 Allied airmen were beaten, experimented on, and otherwise mistreated in Buchenwald, where the famous rocket scientist Wernher von Braun obtained slave labor for his V-2 factory, the Mittelwerk. Here is the story of one of those airmen, Frederic Martini. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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This episode covers the first attack wave of Japanese aircraft, from the Japanese point of view. Battleship Row is hit, but Fuchida's plan is far from perfect. Then came the high level bombers, which inflicted damage on every battleship, sinking 3 of them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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The first air wave of attacking Japanese warplanes reaches Oahu, on their way to Pearl Harbor. But before they reach Battleship Row, several civilian planes offer the excited pilots a chance to score their first kills. The locals and US Military personnel on the ground can't believe their eyes. They assume, it's the most life like war game ever put on by the Army and Navy Brass. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Writer Robin Hutton talks about her latest book which tells of the animals who contributed to the Allied effort of WWII. There's Chips, who served as a sentry dog for the Roosevelt-Churchill conference; Ding, a paradog whose plane was hit by enemy fire on D-Day, ended up in a tree, and once on the ground still saved lives. G.I. Joe, who flew 20 miles in 20 minutes and stopped the planes on the tarmac from bombing a town that had just been taken over by allied forces, saving the lives of over 100 British soldiers. And Winkie, the first Dickin recipient, who saved members of a downed plane when she flew 129 miles with oil clogged wings with an SOS message that helped a rescue team find the crew. Hutton's previous book was Sgt. Reckless: America's War Horse. This episode is brought to you by Audible.com. Start a 30-day trial and your first audiobook is free. Go to audible.com/WORLDWAR2 or text WORLDWAR2 to 500500. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 19 Sep 2018

In the predawn darkness, the Japanese Strike Force has prepared to launch its first wave of bombers and fighters. Meanwhile, the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor sleeps. However, a strange looking submarine is spotted and fired upon near the entrance to Pearl, by the USS Ward. Word of this gets back to Adm. Husband Kimmel, who then has to decide how to react. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Writer Mary Jo McConahay comes on the show to discuss her latest book, The Tango War: The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds and Riches of Latin America during WWII. We discuss Latin America's involvement in WWII, which includes Mexican Oil, Brazilian Rubber, The Smoking Cobras and Mickey Mouse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 28 Aug 2018

On December 7, 1941, Ambassador Nomura and Special Envoy Kurusu are about to give Secretary of State Hull and FDR Japan's response to the Hull Note. But really, it's a declaration of war. That is, until the Japanese Military changes the wording. All of America will find out about the attack on Pearl Harbor before the Japanese representatives do. Pictured is Nomura, Hull and Kurusu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Multiple Japanese Assault Fleets are on the move, but with so much incoming information, President Roosevelt and his cabinet do not pick up on the threat to Pearl Harbor. Besides, the military men advising FDR still can not imagine the smaller nation starting an all out war. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Attacked on 30 July 1945, the heavy cruiser was torpedoed by the Imperial Japanese Navy submarine I-58, and sank in 12 minutes. However, the two authors seek nothing short than to tell the entire story and return the USS indianpolis to its rightful place as the proud and courageous flagship of the US 5th Fleet during WWII. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 26 Jun 2018

Emperor Hirohito reluctantly gives his approval for the attack on Pearl Harbor. As Tojo said, "With war, if you don't try it, you can't know how it will turn out." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Through MAGIC, the US's ability to read Japan's diplomatic messages, FDR learns of a final deadline and a coming Japanese attack. Pictured are Ambassador Nomura and special representative Kurusu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Tokyo and Washington seem to be making progress in their peace talks. And yet, the Japanese 1st Air Fleet departs for its attack on Pearl Harbor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Prince Konoye's government collapses as Gen. Tojo demands war with the U.S. Emperor Hirohito then orders Tojo to form his own government, hoping this will cause the Japanese Army to be more cautious. Meanwhile the alerts sent to Pearl Harbor by Washington remain vague. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Dr. Vinogradova comes back to the show to discuss her latest book, Defending the Motherland: The Soviet Women Who Fought Hiter's Aces. This episode's sponsor: parcast.com/gone Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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As the various issues with attacking Pearl Harbor are overcome, the Japanese Military evades telling the truth to Emperor Hirohito and PM Konoye. And they, in learn, deceive President Roosevelt's cabinet. Please support the show by checking out our sponson, mackweldon.com. Use "worldwar" promo code at checkout to say 20% off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 20 Mar 2018

Washington and Tokyo continue their diplomatic dance but neither side is willing to give in. The Americans have broken the Japanese Diplomatic cypher codes, but so have the Japanese, of American Diplomatic codes. Then the Japanese Army finishes occupying the rest of French Indo-China. Of FDR's many responses, one is to reactivate Douglas MacArthur and send him to the Philippines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 05 Mar 2018

With Washington and Tokyo trying to bend the other to its will, President Roosevelt seeks to strangle Japan's aggression in China with a trade blockade while Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto begins to plan his attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor. War seems imminent, but both sides still hope for peace through negotiations, on their own terms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 Feb 2018

Chiang Kai-Shek struggles to keep China in the war, knowing the Soviet-German Non Aggression Pact can not last. The question is what will Japan do, once Russia is brought low. Meanwhile, the Japanese attack French Indochina and force Churchill to close the Burma Road. 1941 goes by with the U.S. and Japanese Empire negotiating, hoping to bring the other to heel. Neither side is participating in good faith. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Having chased Chiang Kai-Shek back to Chongqing, the Japanese Empire is still unable to get him to surrender. So, on to Chongqing it is, but events in Europe: The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland and then the war in the West will stymie one Japanese government after another. Which leaves Japan to head towards SE Asia and in conflict with the United States, setting up the attack on Pearl Harbor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 33 Minutes 30 Jan 2018

Chiang Kai-Shek starts over, again, in Chongqing, as the Japanese military seek to deny him the east coast. First Canton will fall, then other port cities. Meanwhile, British controlled Burma and the Nationalists work together to construct the Burma Road, so supplies can come over land. And finally, a border dispute between Japanese troops in Manchukuo and Mongolians, with their Russia allies, starts a series of events that will lead Japan to attack in SE Asia, which leads to Pearl Harbor.. . .

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Chiang Kai-Shek starts over, again, in Chongqing, as the Japanese military seek to deny him the east coast. First Canton will fall, then other port cities. Meanwhile, British controlled Burma and the Nationalists work together to construct the Burma… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 24 Jan 2018

Chiang Kai-Shek is staking everything on his defense of Wuhan. As such, the various Japanese forces attempt to encircle the city. Chiang throws everything he has at the enemy, even scoring one major victory at Tai’erzhuang. However, this is not enough and forces from the North China Army have to be stymied by digging around a dyke that helps hold back the Yellow River. Some half a million Chinese people are killed, but the threat to the north is stopped, for awhile.. . .

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Chiang Kai-Shek is staking everything on his defense of Wuhan. As such, the various Japanese forces attempt to encircle the city. Chiang throws everything he has at the enemy, even scoring one major victory at Tai’erzhuang. However, this is not…delete Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 16 Jan 2018

As Chiang Kai-Shek moves his capital and military Head Quarters west and Hideki Tojo becomes directly involved in the war to the north, the Japanese troops move out from Shanghai to Nanjing. There, their pent up frustration over the Nationalists refusing to concede will boil over into the Massacre or Rape of Nanjing. AND try Audible for 30 days at audible.com/worldwar. . .

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As Chiang Kai-Shek moves his capital and military Head Quarters west and Hideki Tojo becomes directly involved in the war to the north, the Japanese troops move out from Shanghai to Nanjing. There, their pent up frustration over the Nationalists… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 32 Minutes 08 Jan 2018

Chiang Kai-Shek's forces are barely holding out. But when a second enemy Expeditionary Force lands, it spells the end of Shanghai's freedom. Stalin agrees to supply the Chinese Nationalists, but the Japanese forces then move on to the Chinese capital Nanjing. The Rape of Nanjing will be bring the horror of occupation to a whole new level.. . .

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Chiang Kai-Shek's forces are barely holding out. But when a second enemy Expeditionary Force lands, it spells the end of Shanghai's freedom. Stalin agrees to supply the Chinese Nationalists, but the Japanese forces then move on to the Chinese capital Nanjing. The Rape of Nanjing will be bring the horror of occupation to a whole new level. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 32 Minutes 11 Dec 2017

The Japanese Expeditionary Force continues to push south to gain access to Shanghai. Meanwhile, Chiang Kai-Shek's nationalist troops continue to retreat. Yet, to show the world its defiance and courage, Chiang will leave one Battalion north of the Suzhou River, to face the Japanese alone. Link for book- http://bit.ly/2zVDxiC Survey link- http://survey.libsyn.com/wwiipodcast. . .

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The Japanese Expeditionary Force continues to push south to gain access to Shanghai. Meanwhile, Chiang Kai-Shek's nationalist troops continue to retreat. Yet, to show the world its defiance and courage, Chiang will leave one Battalion north of the Suzhou River, to face the Japanese alone. Link for book- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 26 Minutes 04 Dec 2017

The Chinese Nationalists are loosing the battle of Shanghai. Yet, Chiang has to hold on as the League of Nations will soon be discussing the conflict. Then U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt steps into the fray by criticizing Japan's aggression. Still, it seems that Chiang's holdings north of Shanghai will have to be abandoned. Yet, to make sure the world doesn't forget about the Chinese, 1000 soldiers will be left near the Foreign Settlements, so the westerns can watch these men be slaughtered and write home. These victims will be remembered as China's Lost Battalion. Becoming Hitler- http://bit.ly/2zVDxiC http://survey.libsyn.com/wwiipodcast. . .

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The Chinese Nationalists are loosing the battle of Shanghai. Yet, Chiang has to hold on as the League of Nations will soon be discussing the conflict. Then U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt steps into the fray by criticizing Japan's aggression. Still, it seems that Chiang's holdings north of Shanghai will have to be abandoned. Yet, to make sure the world doesn't forget about the Chinese, 1000 soldiers will be left near the Foreign Settlements, so the westerns can watch these men be slaughtered and write home. These victims will be remembered as China's Lost Battalion. Becoming Hitler- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 05 Nov 2017

The Japanese Expeditionary forces set the stage for a much larger attack, once their reinforcements arrive. The plan is to cut Shanghai off from any assistance. Meanwhile, Chiang Kai-Shek has taken personal command of the 3rd War Zone.. . .

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The Japanese Expeditionary forces set the stage for a much larger attack, once their reinforcements arrive. The plan is to cut Shanghai off from any assistance. Meanwhile, Chiang Kai-Shek has taken personal command of the 3rd War Zone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 28 Minutes 30 Oct 2017

The Chinese Nationalist forces have pulled back from the coast, yet are determined to establish their own Maginot Line. But as both sides have reinforcements in route, the fighting around Shanghai will continue. Thus giving the world, its first large clash, using modern weapons within a civilian population, five years before Stalingrad.. . .

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The Chinese Nationalist forces have pulled back from the coast, yet are determined to establish their own Maginot Line. But as both sides have reinforcements in route, the fighting around Shanghai will continue. Thus giving the world, its first large clash, using modern weapons within a civilian population, five years before Stalingrad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 51 Minutes 21 Oct 2017

Dr. Lyuba Vinogradova discusses her research and the resulting book that covers the young women of Stalin's USSR, who are conscripted to the Sniper Corps.. . .

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Dr. Lyuba Vinogradova discusses her research and the resulting book that covers the young women of Stalin's USSR, who are conscripted to the Sniper Corps. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 17 Oct 2017

Chiang Kai Shek and his ordinary soldiers are more determined than ever to defend Shanghai in 1937. However, the officers in the middle, due to their experience, see the writing on the wall. Thus Nationalist China will adopt the famous policy of trading land for time.. . .

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Chiang Kai Shek and his ordinary soldiers are more determined than ever to defend Shanghai in 1937. However, the officers in the middle, due to their experience, see the writing on the wall. Thus Nationalist China will adopt the famous policy of trading land for time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 26 Minutes 10 Oct 2017

The Japanese invasion of Shanghai, nor their desire to teach the Chinese a lesson, is moving forward fast enough for Tokyo. So when the Expeditionary commander requests 5 additional divisions, the Japanese Imperial Staff and Navy acquiesce with alacrity. Their new goal is to expand their holdings and when reinforced to push west on a general front. However, Chiang Kai-Shek has reached an agreement with Stalin and soon Soviet military supplies will be on the way. For now the Chinese Nationalist forces have the single task of holding out, until then.. . .

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The Japanese invasion of Shanghai, nor their desire to teach the Chinese a lesson, is moving forward fast enough for Tokyo. So when the Expeditionary commander requests 5 additional divisions, the Japanese Imperial Staff and Navy acquiesce with alacrity. Their new goal is to expand their holdings and when reinforced to push west on a general front. However, Chiang Kai-Shek has reached an agreement with Stalin and soon Soviet military supplies will be on the way. For now the Chinese Nationalist forces have the single task of holding out, until then. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 04 Oct 2017

The Japanese are unloading men and material at a frustratingly slow rate, due to the tides. Until they are ready to launch their assault, their navy and air force keep Chiang Kai-Shek's forces pinned down.. . .

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The Japanese are unloading men and material at a frustratingly slow rate, due to the tides. Until they are ready to launch their assault, their navy and air force keep Chiang Kai-Shek's forces pinned down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 33 Minutes 16 Sep 2017

The Japanese bring reinforcements to Shanghai as their marines are bogged down by Chiang Kai-Shek's best troops. Meanwhile, retired US Army Air Force Captain Claire Lee Chennault, finds the Chinese pilots woefully inadequate in deflecting the building assault. The Japanese invaders come ashore and now the fate of Shanghai is in the balance, as British and American civilians flee the International Settlement. Please fill out the survey at http://survey.libsyn.com/wwiipodcast.. . .

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The Japanese bring reinforcements to Shanghai as their marines are bogged down by Chiang Kai-Shek's best troops. Meanwhile, retired US Army Air Force Captain Claire Lee Chennault, finds the Chinese pilots woefully inadequate in deflecting the building assault. The Japanese invaders come ashore and now the fate of Shanghai is in the balance, as British and American civilians flee the International Settlement. Please fill out the survey at http://survey.libsyn.com/wwiipodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 26 Minutes 09 Sep 2017

Chiang Kai-Shek decides that the time has come to openly fight back against Japan. His chosen site is the port city of Shanghai. Both sides build up their forces there, but the Chinese Nationalists will attempt to deliver a surprise attack. As the war enlarges, Stalin decides to assist the Chinese. Tokyo will widen the battle of Shanghai, as their first attempt is blunted. Please help me out and fill out a survey at http://survey.libsyn.com/wwiipodcast.. . .

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Chiang Kai-Shek decides that the time has come to openly fight back against Japan. His chosen site is the port city of Shanghai. Both sides build up their forces there, but the Chinese Nationalists will attempt to deliver a surprise attack. As the war enlarges, Stalin decides to assist the Chinese. Tokyo will widen the battle of Shanghai, as their first attempt is blunted. Please help me out and fill out a survey at http://survey.libsyn.com/wwiipodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Japanese forces bring war to the China main land. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 38 Minutes 13 Aug 2017

After the clash at the Marco Polo bridge, the Japanese Military decides to occupy northern China. Defying them are the forces of Chiang Kai-Shek and Mao Zedong, as they come to an understanding and put on hold their civil war. After the episode I discuss the film Dunkirk and the events of the Alt Right in Charlottesville, VA.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 28 Minutes 23 Jul 2017

As we officially begin the Pacific Theatre, this episode covers the building tension between The Japanese Empire, dominated by the military and the Chinese Nationalist Government. From the Russo-Japanese War to the Mukden Incident, to the take over of Manchuria, to the fighting over Shanghai and at the Great Wall itself, Japanese desire for more and more Chinese territory, dominates relations between the two countries. The episode ends, with the beginning of the events at the Marco Polo Bridge.. . .

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As we officially begin the Pacific Theatre, this episode covers the building tension between The Japanese Empire, dominated by the military and the Chinese Nationalist Government. From the Russo-Japanese War to the Mukden Incident, to the take over of Manchuria, to the fighting over Shanghai and at the Great Wall itself, Japanese desire for more and more Chinese territory, dominates relations between the two countries. The episode ends, with the beginning of the events at the Marco Polo Bridge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 42 Minutes 18 Jun 2017

President Roosevelt sends Harry Hopkins, again to London, to set up a meeting between himself and Churchill. The U.S. still seems far from entering the war, but coordination is needed if Hitler is to be defeated. But Hopkins also ends up flying to Moscow to meet with Stalin, the first high ranking American to do so. Meanwhile, as Washington wonders what to do about the Japanese Empire, Tokyo decides on its own to take the initiative. Pictured is Harry Hopkins and Stalin during their first meeting.. . .

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President Roosevelt sends Harry Hopkins, again to London, to set up a meeting between himself and Churchill. The U.S. still seems far from entering the war, but coordination is needed if Hitler is to be defeated. But Hopkins also ends up flying to Moscow to meet with Stalin, the first high ranking American to do so. Meanwhile, as Washington wonders what to do about the Japanese Empire, Tokyo decides on its own to take the initiative. Pictured is Harry Hopkins and Stalin during their first meeting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 Jun 2017

Nazi Germany launches its war against the USSR. As such, FDR hopes Germany's attention will slacken on the Atlantic. Yet, if Soviet Russia collapses, then Japan would be free to attack Siberia or Western held territory in Asia. FDR must decide it now is the time to move forcefully against Hitler. Meanwhile Churchill and FDR learn of the slaughter of the Jews in Poland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 11 Jun 2017

Nazi Germany launches its war against the USSR. As such, FDR hopes Germany's attention will slacken on the Atlantic. Yet, if Soviet Russia collapses, then Japan would be free to attack Siberia or Western held territory in Asia. FDR must decide it now is the time to move forcefully against Hitler. Meanwhile Churchill and FDR learn of the slaughter of the Jews in Poland.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 45 Minutes 11 Jun 2017

The Great War is over, but the Allies don't know what to do with Russia. So, the german troops in Russian territory are ordered to remain where they are. Lenin has the task of turning Marxism into a function government. Stalin faces accusations of his time in Tsaritsyn.. . .

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The Great War is over, but the Allies don't know what to do with Russia. So, the german troops in Russian territory are ordered to remain where they are. Lenin has the task of turning Marxism into a function government. Stalin faces accusations of his time in Tsaritsyn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 16 Minutes 04 Jun 2017

As Hitler tries to lower the tension between the U.S. and Nazi Germany, the opposite is happening between the Japanese Empire and the U.S. As such Adm. Yamamoto draws up plans to strike at U.S. Naval forces at Pearl Harbor. It's a gamble, but if a surprise strike can be made, then Japan will have the time it needs to consolidate more territory throughout SE Asia. Pictured is Adm. Yamamoto.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 61 Minutes 03 Jun 2017

With us is Sally Mott Freeman as we discuss her book, The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home. We cover FDR's Map Room, Pearl Harbor, the Fall of the Philippines, MacArthur, Siapan, Guadalcanal and of course, the missing naval officer Barton Mott, who was captured by the Japanese after MacArthur's Retreat. The search for this young man is the core of the book.. . .

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With us is Sally Mott Freeman as we discuss her book, The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home. We cover FDR's Map Room, Pearl Harbor, the Fall of the Philippines, MacArthur, Siapan, Guadalcanal and of course, the missing naval officer Barton Mott, who was captured by the Japanese after MacArthur's Retreat. The search for this young man is the core of the book. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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As Hitler tries to lower the tension between the U.S. and Nazi Germany, the opposite is happening between the Japanese Empire and the U.S. As such Adm. Yamamoto draws up plans to strike at U.S. Naval forces at Pearl Harbor. It's a gamble, but if a surprise strike can be made, then Japan will have the time it needs to consolidate more territory throughout SE Asia. Pictured is Adm. Yamamoto. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 61 Minutes 03 Jun 2017

With us is Sally Mott Freeman as we discuss her book, The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home. Though we could only discuss a small section of her 500 page book, we cover FDR's Map Room, Pearl Harbor, the Fall of the Philippines, MacArthur, Siapan, Guadalcanal and of course, the missing naval officer Barton Mott, who was captured by the Japanese after MacArthur's Retreat. The search for this young man is the core of the book.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 27 Minutes 30 May 2017

President Roosevelt wins a third term, but the American people still refuse to commit to war. Meanwhile, FDR has to find a way to help the Chinese and the British fight off their enemies, until the US is strong enough or the Axis fire first.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 29 May 2017

President Roosevelt wins a third term, but the American people still refuse to commit to war. Meanwhile, FDR has to find a way to help the Chinese and the British fight off their enemies, until the US is strong enough or the Axis fire first. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 42 Minutes 20 May 2017

President Franklin Roosevelt succeeds in his 3rd term attempt and with the passage of Lend Lease, Hitler knows the war will be prolonged. His answer to continued British resistance and the eventual entry of the U.S., is to plan an attack against Stalin's USSR.. . .

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President Franklin Roosevelt succeeds in his 3rd term attempt and with the passage of Lend Lease, Hitler knows the war will be prolonged. His answer to continued British resistance and the eventual entry of the U.S., is to plan an attack against Stalin's USSR. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 34 Minutes 15 May 2017

With the Kaiser's forces coming ever closer to Petrograd and Moscow, many Russians lose confidence in Lenin and his Bolsheviks. As such, no party member is safe. Bolshevik members begin to disappear, or are openly murdered. Even Lenin is unsafe. This chaos eventually forms into the Russia Civil War. Fortunately, Stalin is far away in the south, gathering grain for the Russian peasants.. . .

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With the Kaiser's forces coming ever closer to Petrograd and Moscow, many Russians lose confidence in Lenin and his Bolsheviks. As such, no party member is safe. Bolshevik members begin to disappear, or are openly murdered. Even Lenin is unsafe. This chaos eventually forms into the Russia Civil War. Fortunately, Stalin is far away in the south, gathering grain for the Russian peasants. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 29 Minutes 07 May 2017

Nazi Germany is not the only threat to U.S. peace as the Empire of Japan continues its attacks against China. Meanwhile President Roosevelt pulls out all the political tricks he can to weaken the isolationists and help Great Britain stay in the fight against Hitlerism.. . .

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Nazi Germany is not the only threat to U.S. peace as the Empire of Japan continues its attacks against China. Meanwhile President Roosevelt pulls out all the political tricks he can to weaken the isolationists and help Great Britain stay in the fight against Hitlerism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 31 Minutes 30 Apr 2017

As the Nazi menace grows across Europe, President Roosevelt knows that America will be threatened one day. His best plan for keeping the United States out of the conflict is by helping Churchill defeat Hitler. But in his way are his country's neutrality laws and the isolationists.. . .

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As the Nazi menace grows across Europe, President Roosevelt knows that America will be threatened one day. His best plan for keeping the United States out of the conflict is by helping Churchill defeat Hitler. But in his way are his country's neutrality laws and the isolationists. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 31 Minutes 16 Apr 2017

Lenin's Bolsheviks pull Russia out of the Great with the Brest Litovsk Treaty, but the Imperial German Army keeps advancing towards Petrograd, because there is no Russia army to stop them. Lenin orders a retreat to Russia's ancient capital, Moscow. Meanwhile, Stalin is given the task of feeding Petrograd and Moscow and will do anything to succeed, to further make Trotsky look weak.. . .

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Lenin's Bolsheviks pull Russia out of the Great with the Brest Litovsk Treaty, but the Imperial German Army keeps advancing towards Petrograd, because there is no Russia army to stop them. Lenin orders a retreat to Russia's ancient capital, Moscow. Meanwhile, Stalin is given the task of feeding Petrograd and Moscow and will do anything to succeed, to further make Trotsky look weak. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 72 Minutes 27 Mar 2017

Mr. Miller's latest book, Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII, covers America's attempt to build an espionage network after Pearl Harbor, which leads Allen Dulles to met up with a strange cast of characters, some want to help Germany end the war and some only want to help themselves. Those conspirators within Nazi Germany have to content with Hitler's popularity after his many military successes, but then get a chance after his failure in Russia, namely Operation Valkyrie. Joins us as we discover who was Allen Dulles and how early there was talk of getting rid of Hitler.. . .

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Mr. Miller's latest book, Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII, covers America's attempt to build an espionage network after Pearl Harbor, which leads Allen Dulles to met up with a strange cast of characters, some want to help Germany end the war and some only want to help themselves. Those conspirators within Nazi Germany have to content with Hitler's popularity after his many military successes, but then get a chance after his failure in Russia, namely Operation Valkyrie. Joins us as we discover who was Allen Dulles and how early there was talk of getting rid of Hitler. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 05 Mar 2017

This episode covers the naval battles between the British Royal Navy and the Kriegsmarine just prior to the Battle of Norway. It also touches on the Oscarborg Fortress protecting Oslo and the following submarine battles of the North Sea. Pictured, the Oscarborg Fortress.. . .

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This episode covers the naval battles between the British Royal Navy and the Kriegsmarine just prior to the Battle of Norway. It also touches on the Oscarborg Fortress protecting Oslo and the following submarine battles of the North Sea. Pictured, the Oscarborg Fortress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 61 Minutes 25 Feb 2017

Back with us are Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, authors of Lucky 666: The Impossible Mission. Today we discuss, the Pacific Theatre in general and MacArthur's Retreat.. . .

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Back with us are Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, authors of Lucky 666: The Impossible Mission. Today we discuss, the Pacific Theatre in general and MacArthur's Retreat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 29 Minutes 05 Feb 2017

As Lenin deflects others trying to take control of Revolutionary Russia, his Bolshevik Central Committee has to deal with the Central Powers and the Great War. The question posed, is peace worth any price. Lenin and Stalin believe the answer is yes, but Trotsky offers another option.. . .

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As Lenin deflects others trying to take control of Revolutionary Russia, his Bolshevik Central Committee has to deal with the Central Powers and the Great War. The question posed, is peace worth any price. Lenin and Stalin believe the answer is yes, but Trotsky offers another option. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 50 Minutes 29 Jan 2017

With neither side trusting the other, both the Allies and Nazi Germany ready plans to invade Norway. For Episode 183, Lenin again proves he's a force of nature and willing to do anything to seize power and establish the Bolshevik Dictatorship. As for Stalin he is there every step of the way, but the tension between himself and Trotsky increases. Pictured-Hitler and Admiral Raeder.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 29 Jan 2017

With neither side trusting the other, both the Allies and Nazi Germany ready plans to invade Norway. For Episode 183, Lenin again proves he's a force of nature and willing to do anything to seize power and establish the Bolshevik Dictatorship. As for Stalin he is there every step of the way, but the tension between himself and Trotsky increases. Pictured-Hitler and Admiral Raeder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 61 Minutes 16 Jan 2017

Commodore Donitz, in charge of the German submarines, plans a daring raid against the British battleships in Scapa Flow. In Episode 181, Lenin and the Bolsheviks take control of the Russia, but immediately have challengers. Picture, the HMS Royal Oak.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 15 Jan 2017

Commodore Donitz, in charge of the German submarines, plans a daring raid against the British battleships in Scapa Flow. In Episode 181, Lenin and the Bolsheviks take control of the Russia, but immediately have challengers. Picture, the HMS Royal Oak. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 38 Minutes 07 Jan 2017

Backing up a bit, we begin the story of the battle for the Atlantic, as German U-boats attempt to starve Britain into submission. Meanwhile, the U.S. moves closer to the Allied camp by selling arms to Britain and France.. . .

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Backing up a bit, we begin the story of the battle for the Atlantic, as German U-boats attempt to starve Britain into submission. Meanwhile, the U.S. moves closer to the Allied camp by selling arms to Britain and France. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 53 Minutes 12 Dec 2016

Gen. Rommel keeps winning battles but losses men and tanks, that are not replaced. Meanwhile, British 8th Army, refuses to give up, each time it's beaten and C in C Auchinleck makes sure the Commonwealth's losses are replaced. Rommel will have to decided what comes next for the Afrika Korps. Ep 178-Trotsky moves into a position to better serve Lenin, along with Stalin. And the Leninist's Bolsheviks find themselves on the edge of power, if they will but reach out and take it.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 11 Dec 2016

Gen. Rommel keeps winning battles but losses men and tanks, that are not replaced. Meanwhile, British 8th Army, refuses to give up, each time it's beaten and C in C Auchinleck makes sure the Commonwealth's losses are replaced. Rommel will have to decided what comes next for the Afrika Korps. Ep 178-Trotsky moves into a position to better serve Lenin, along with Stalin. And the Leninist's Bolsheviks find themselves on the edge of power, if they will but reach out and take it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 61 Minutes 15 Nov 2016

Ep 175-As Gen. Rommel sends his panzers to surprise the British 8th Army near the Frontier Wire, Gen. Cunningham's forces finally reach Tobruk to help Gen. Scobie and his men escape. Ep 176-Lenin is on the cusp of power, but fails to take the final step. Lenin is then forced to hide from Kerensky of the Provisional Government, but Stalin steps up to lead their faction of the Bolshevik Party.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 14 Nov 2016

Ep 175-As Gen. Rommel sends his panzers to surprise the British 8th Army near the Frontier Wire, Gen. Cunningham's forces finally reach Tobruk to help Gen. Scobie and his men escape. Ep 176-Lenin is on the cusp of power, but fails to take the final step. Lenin is then forced to hide from Kerensky of the Provisional Government, but Stalin steps up to lead their faction of the Bolshevik Party. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 81 Minutes 23 Oct 2016

Our guests today are writers Bob Drury and Tom Clavin to discuss their latest book, Lucky 666-The Impossible Mission. Mavericks or "Screw ups" Jay Zeamer and Joseph Sarnoski, sent to the Pacific Theater to help defend Australia from invasion by Japanese Imperial forces, will end up rebuilding a dilapidated B-17 and volunteering to photograph the western coast of Bougainville for the impending U.S. invasion. Little do they know that they will be involved in the longest dogfight in history. One of them will not make it back alive.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 23 Oct 2016

Our guests today are writers Bob Drury and Tom Clavin to discuss their latest book, Lucky 666-The Impossible Mission. Mavericks or "Screw ups" Jay Zeamer and Joseph Sarnoski, sent to the Pacific Theater to help defend Australia from invasion by Japanese Imperial forces, will end up rebuilding a dilapidated B-17 and volunteering to photograph the western coast of Bougainville for the impending U.S. invasion. Little do they know that they will be involved in the longest dogfight in history. One of them will not make it back alive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 47 Minutes 09 Oct 2016

Acting on misinformation, both generals, Rommel and Cunningham make plans for the next day, hoping to wipe out the other's armor. Yet Rommel is in a much better position to succeed. Cunningham just doesn't know poorly Operation Crusader is unfolding. Meanwhile, Lenin has to face down his own faction, including Stalin, to move his Bolsheviks closer to the desire of the Russian peasants.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 09 Oct 2016

Acting on misinformation, both generals, Rommel and Cunningham make plans for the next day, hoping to wipe out the other's armor. Yet Rommel is in a much better position to succeed. Cunningham just doesn't know poorly Operation Crusader is unfolding. Meanwhile, Lenin has to face down his own faction, including Stalin, to move his Bolsheviks closer to the desire of the Russian peasants. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 50 Minutes 28 Aug 2016

Ep 170-As Operation Crusader goes forward Gen. Cunningham feels confident as his tanks make it close to Tobruk. However Rommel feels threatened, even though his panzers have destroyed many of Cunningham's tanks. Meanwhile Gen. Scobie, the British commander in Tobruk readies to break out. Ep 171-Tsar Nicholas II tries to have his way even though he is loosing the throne and Lenin gets the help of Germany to finally come home.. . .

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Ep 170-As Operation Crusader goes forward Gen. Cunningham feels confident as his tanks make it close to Tobruk. However Rommel feels threatened, even though his panzers have destroyed many of Cunningham's tanks. Meanwhile Gen. Scobie, the British commander in Tobruk readies to break out. Ep 171-Tsar Nicholas II tries to have his way even though he is loosing the throne and Lenin gets the help of Germany to finally come home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 49 Minutes 14 Aug 2016

Gen. Auchinleck's Operation Crusader is finally launched, but Rommel does not react as predicted as his focus is still on taking Tobruk. AND Tsar Nicholas II guides Russia through the Great War. At its end, Stalin is freed.. . .

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Gen. Auchinleck's Operation Crusader is finally launched, but Rommel does not react as predicted as his focus is still on taking Tobruk. AND Tsar Nicholas II guides Russia through the Great War. At its end, Stalin is freed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 25 Minutes 03 Aug 2016

The British Western Desert Army is transformed into the 8th British Army proper. C in C ME Auchinleck has tapped Gen. Sir Alan Cunningham to lead it. His first order of business is to destroy Rommel's panzers and relieve Tobruk.. . .

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The British Western Desert Army is transformed into the 8th British Army proper. C in C ME Auchinleck has tapped Gen. Sir Alan Cunningham to lead it. His first order of business is to destroy Rommel's panzers and relieve Tobruk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 31 Minutes 24 Jul 2016

Stalin will endure several more arrests, but while in exile, Lenin will maneuver to have Koba made a member of the newly created Bolshevik Central Committee.. . .

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Stalin will endure several more arrests, but while in exile, Lenin will maneuver to have Koba made a member of the newly created Bolshevik Central Committee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 Jul 2016

Stalin is newly married, but has little time for his wife and soon to arrive child. He is still focused on the Marxism revolution and his rise in the Bolshevik party, not to mention the destruction of the Menshevik faction. Vladimir Lenin choses the younger man to be his muscle as he defies the Socialist Democrats of Russia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 32 Minutes 09 Jul 2016

With a new commander in the Middle East, Churchill wants the war against Rommel renewed, but C in C Auchinleck has his own ideas. Yet the Desert Fox will spoil everyone's plans with his own attack.. . .

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With a new commander in the Middle East, Churchill wants the war against Rommel renewed, but C in C Auchinleck has his own ideas. Yet the Desert Fox will spoil everyone's plans with his own attack. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 32 Minutes 12 Jun 2016

Stalin is newly married, but has little time for his wife and soon to arrive child. He is still focused on the Marxism revolution and his rise in the Bolshevik party, not to mention the destruction of the Menshevik faction. Vladimir Lenin choses the younger man to be his muscle as he defies the Socialist Democrats of Russia.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 39 Minutes 16 May 2016

Young Stalin begins to the learn of the wider world of international politics and the intrigues that comes with it. Lenin his hero, does not measure up upon their first face to face. And Koba goes through his own metamorphosis when he returns from the 4th Congress and marries a local Tiflis girl.. . .

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Young Stalin begins to the learn of the wider world of international politics and the intrigues that comes with it. Lenin his hero, does not measure up upon their first face to face. And Koba goes through his own metamorphosis when he returns from the 4th Congress and marries a local Tiflis girl. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 65 Minutes 03 May 2016

In early 1942, the U.S. and Great Britain work together to develop the Atomic Bomb, but London needs to make sure Nazi Germany doesn't get there first. Today's guest is author Neal Bascomb. We discuss his new book, out today, The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb.. . .

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In early 1942, the U.S. and Great Britain work together to develop the Atomic Bomb, but London needs to make sure Nazi Germany doesn't get there first. Today's guest is author Neal Bascomb. We discuss his new book, out today, The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 20 Apr 2016

Stalin, the young revolutionary, stumbles and is on the outs with the Georgian Social Democratic Worker's Party. Yet, after making another mistake, he is tepidly allowed to re-enter the group. Sent to a back water area, the workers there will soon strike and put the mining town and Stalin, at the center of the revolution.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 19 Apr 2016

Stalin, the young revolutionary, stumbles and is on the outs with the Georgian Social Democratic Worker's Party. Yet, after making another mistake, he is tepidly allowed to re-enter the group. Sent to a back water area, the workers there will soon strike and put the mining town and Stalin, at the center of the revolution. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 26 Minutes 27 Mar 2016

Leningraders volunteer in such numbers that the Stavka orders several divisions to be organized, to resist the German invaders. Yet the men are thrown in untrained, mostly weaponless, armed only with a desire for revenge.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 27 Mar 2016

Leningraders volunteer in such numbers that the Stavka orders several divisions to be organized, to resist the German invaders. Yet the men are thrown in untrained, mostly weaponless, armed only with a desire for revenge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 31 Minutes 20 Mar 2016

Ioseph Jughashvili, AKA Stalin, leaves the seminary under mysterious circumstances. Following the path of his mentor Lado Ketskhoveli, Soso becomes a revolutionary and learns the joy of mentoring the people but also to fear the police. Seeking refuge for himself, Stalin goes underground, after serving his first long prison sentence.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 19 Mar 2016

Ioseph Jughashvili, AKA Stalin, leaves the seminary under mysterious circumstances. Following the path of his mentor Lado Ketskhoveli, Soso becomes a revolutionary and learns the joy of mentoring the people but also to fear the police. Seeking refuge for himself, Stalin goes underground, after serving his first long prison sentence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 27 Minutes 12 Mar 2016

The people of Leningrad take an affront to Nazi Germany invading their country. The men volunteer in droves for military service, the women are sent off to dig trenches. Though many of the men will die that summer of 1941, the Soviet Red Banner Baltic Fleet will undergo its own "Dunkirk" as a fleet of 228 vessels flee from Tallinn, Estonia, facing shore batteries, Finnish torpedo boats and miles of mines.. . .

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The people of Leningrad take an affront to Nazi Germany invading their country. The men volunteer in droves for military service, the women are sent off to dig trenches. Though many of the men will die that summer of 1941, the Soviet Red Banner Baltic Fleet will undergo its own "Dunkirk" as a fleet of 228 vessels flee from Tallinn, Estonia, facing shore batteries, Finnish torpedo boats and miles of mines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 08 Mar 2016

Young Stalin begins the process of moving away from the Seminary and towards the life of a revolutionary. The picture is of Marx and Engels.. . .

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Young Stalin begins the process of moving away from the Seminary and towards the life of a revolutionary. The picture is of Marx and Engels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 47 Minutes 29 Feb 2016

Army Group South continues pressing closer towards the Soviet Capital. But General Secretary Stalin and General Zhukov attempt to defy the invaders. They are soon assisted by General Winter. Meanwhile, we catch up with Army Groups North and South, where Stalin has planned counter attacks as he knows the germans are focused on his capital.. . .

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Army Group South continues pressing closer towards the Soviet Capital. But General Secretary Stalin and General Zhukov attempt to defy the invaders. They are soon assisted by General Winter. Meanwhile, we catch up with Army Groups North and South, where Stalin has planned counter attacks as he knows the germans are focused on his capital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 21 Feb 2016

Sixteen year old Soso (Stalin) enters the Tiflis Theological Seminary, on his way to becoming a priest. But what the boy may not know is that, he has entered an intellectual battleground and being a good Georgian, there is only one side he can choose.. . .

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Sixteen year old Soso (Stalin) enters the Tiflis Theological Seminary, on his way to becoming a priest. But what the boy may not know is that, he has entered an intellectual battleground and being a good Georgian, there is only one side he can choose. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 39 Minutes 15 Feb 2016

With the mud now frozen hard, Army Group Center advances on Moscow, deciding the weak link is just to the NW of the city. This guess proves correct. As November 1941 comes to an end, the leading German units are just miles from the capital and can see the spires of the Soviet Capital.. . .

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With the mud now frozen hard, Army Group Center advances on Moscow, deciding the weak link is just to the NW of the city. This guess proves correct. As November 1941 comes to an end, the leading German units are just miles from the capital and can see the spires of the Soviet Capital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 08 Feb 2016

Stalin, the future Soviet leader is born, far from Moscow and begins his provincial life.. . .

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Stalin, the future Soviet leader is born, far from Moscow and begins his provincial life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 19 Jan 2016

This episode, narrated Tim Martin, of the newly launched Valiant: Stories of Heroes Podcast, covers Guderian's dash to Tula. Ray will be back next time, with full vocal ability in tow.. . .

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This episode, narrated Tim Martin, of the newly launched Valiant: Stories of Heroes Podcast, covers Guderian's dash to Tula. Ray will be back next time, with full vocal ability in tow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 27 Minutes 09 Jan 2016

OKH Chief Franz Halder makes plans for a modest end to 1941 for Operation Barbarossa, but Hitler overrides him and orders the capture of Moscow, before the heavy snows come. Yet, Stalin, finally taking an advisor's advice, allows several armies from the Russian Far East to transfer west and help with the defense of his capital.. . .

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OKH Chief Franz Halder makes plans for a modest end to 1941 for Operation Barbarossa, but Hitler overrides him and orders the capture of Moscow, before the heavy snows come. Yet, Stalin, finally taking an advisor's advice, allows several armies from the Russian Far East to transfer west and help with the defense of his capital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 22 Dec 2015

The Germans smash through the latest Soviet Defensive lines. The 4th Panzer Group, along with Gen. Kluge's 4th Army now have men just 128 KM or 80 miles from Moscow.. . .

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The Germans smash through the latest Soviet Defensive lines. The 4th Panzer Group, along with Gen. Kluge's 4th Army now have men just 128 KM or 80 miles from Moscow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 27 Minutes 19 Dec 2015

Having shattered the Russian defensive line at Viaz'ma, the Germans expand on their ambitious attack plans, attacking to the north and south of the main road to Moscow. In the center is Zhukov's pathetic new defensive line.. . .

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Having shattered the Russian defensive line at Viaz'ma, the Germans expand on their ambitious attack plans, attacking to the north and south of the main road to Moscow. In the center is Zhukov's pathetic new defensive line. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 13 Dec 2015

The Germans and Russians clash to the west of Moscow. But within mere days, the Soviet's three Fronts are either destroyed or encircled. The road to Moscow is left open.. . .

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The Germans and Russians clash to the west of Moscow. But within mere days, the Soviet's three Fronts are either destroyed or encircled. The road to Moscow is left open. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 06 Dec 2015

With Leningrad cut off and the far South stabilized, Hitler has decreed that the time has come to launch Operation Typhoon, Nazi Germany's attack against the Soviet Capital.. . .

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With Leningrad cut off and the far South stabilized, Hitler has decreed that the time has come to launch Operation Typhoon, Nazi Germany's attack against the Soviet Capital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 32 Minutes 29 Nov 2015

Hitler has renewed the drive to Moscow, Operation Typhoon, and needs the panzers from Army Group North. Which means, Leningrad needs to be cut off from help, quickly. September and October become a battle of wills between Stalin and his attacker, as both try to control the area south of Lake Ladoga and the last rail line between Leningrad and Moscow.. . .

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Hitler has renewed the drive to Moscow, Operation Typhoon, and needs the panzers from Army Group North. Which means, Leningrad needs to be cut off from help, quickly. September and October become a battle of wills between Stalin and his attacker, as both try to control the area south of Lake Ladoga and the last rail line between Leningrad and Moscow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Leeb, commander of Army Group North launches his last major assault before having to turn over most of his motorized units to Army Group Center, as it readies itself for an attack on Moscow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 22 Nov 2015

Leeb, commander of Army Group North launches his last major assault before having to turn over most of his motorized units to Army Group Center, as it readies itself for an attack on Moscow.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 31 Minutes 15 Nov 2015

The Germans come ever closer to Leningrad, so Stalin sends his best general to cope, Zhukov.. . .

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The Germans come ever closer to Leningrad, so Stalin sends his best general to cope, Zhukov. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 08 Nov 2015

Army Group Center makes its way East, past Minsk and now on to Smolensk. But waiting for them is the largest Soviet counter attack, to date. Meanwhile, Army Group North is ready to attack Leningrad.. . .

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Army Group Center makes its way East, past Minsk and now on to Smolensk. But waiting for them is the largest Soviet counter attack, to date. Meanwhile, Army Group North is ready to attack Leningrad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 88 Minutes 24 Oct 2015

Douglas Waller's latest book, Disciples: The World War II Missions of the CIA Directors Who Fought for Wild Bill Donovan. OSS Agents penetrate Nazi Germany for information and acts of sabotage, then face the counter intelligence agents of Stalin's Soviet Russia.. . .

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Douglas Waller's latest book, Disciples: The World War II Missions of the CIA Directors Who Fought for Wild Bill Donovan. OSS Agents penetrate Nazi Germany for information and acts of sabotage, then face the counter intelligence agents of Stalin's Soviet Russia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 27 Sep 2015

Stalin's lack of military training causes his country to loose everything to the South, west of the Dnieper River. The German Panzers race east and make for the Crimea. Kiev is encircled, as is the 850,000 soviet troops in the area.. . .

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Stalin's lack of military training causes his country to loose everything to the South, west of the Dnieper River. The German Panzers race east and make for the Crimea. Kiev is encircled, as is the 850,000 soviet troops in the area. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 20 Sep 2015

Marshal Mannerheim of Finland agrees to attack towards Leningrad and around Lake Ladoga, but not much more than that.. . .

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Marshal Mannerheim of Finland agrees to attack towards Leningrad and around Lake Ladoga, but not much more than that. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 13 Sep 2015

Hitler manages to bring Finland into his attack against Soviet Russia, but the Finns are mostly concerned with recapturing lost land. Like the three Army Groups, the Germans to the north will advance, but lose many men along the way.. . .

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Hitler manages to bring Finland into his attack against Soviet Russia, but the Finns are mostly concerned with recapturing lost land. Like the three Army Groups, the Germans to the north will advance, but lose many men along the way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 06 Sep 2015

The Panzers come ever closer to Leningrad, though losing men and machines along the way. Meanwhile, Army Group Center moves toward the Dvina River. As for Kiev, the writing is on the wall, yet Stalin is the only one who can't see it. Picture-Defense works before Leningrad.. . .

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The Panzers come ever closer to Leningrad, though losing men and machines along the way. Meanwhile, Army Group Center moves toward the Dvina River. As for Kiev, the writing is on the wall, yet Stalin is the only one who can't see it. Picture-Defense works before Leningrad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 42 Minutes 29 Aug 2015

The German invaders are now in Russia, proper and are still advancing, but suffer heavier than expected losses. But in SE Russia, the Soviet 6th and 12th Armies become trapped, due to pathetic communications between them and Moscow.. . .

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The German invaders are now in Russia, proper and are still advancing, but suffer heavier than expected losses. But in SE Russia, the Soviet 6th and 12th Armies become trapped, due to pathetic communications between them and Moscow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 26 Minutes 22 Aug 2015

The three German Army Groups advance further into Russia, but Army Group Center has has the most success. Perhaps some of its panzers should be turned north or south to help the other two. But Army Group South isn't waiting for help. Field Marshal Rundstedt decides to turn some of his panzers away from approaching Kiev, to attack the Soviet troops above Odessa from behind and destroy the entire Soviet Southern Front.. . .

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The three German Army Groups advance further into Russia, but Army Group Center has has the most success. Perhaps some of its panzers should be turned north or south to help the other two. But Army Group South isn't waiting for help. Field Marshal Rundstedt decides to turn some of his panzers away from approaching Kiev, to attack the Soviet troops above Odessa from behind and destroy the entire Soviet Southern Front. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 43 Minutes 16 Aug 2015

Now that Operation Barbarossa had been launched, Hilter attempts to convince the world that this battle is only in the defense of Nazi Germany. That Soviet Russia, in conlusion with Great Britain have set out to destroy the Nazi State. Yet Hitler nor his general have a true grasp of the situation before them, as they take on the largest country in the world.. . .

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Now that Operation Barbarossa had been launched, Hilter attempts to convince the world that this battle is only in the defense of Nazi Germany. That Soviet Russia, in conlusion with Great Britain have set out to destroy the Nazi State. Yet Hitler nor his general have a true grasp of the situation before them, as they take on the largest country in the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 68 Minutes 09 Aug 2015

The leaders of the combatant countries react to Nazi Germany invading Soviet Russia. We also cover Army Group North and South's initial assaults.. . .

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The leaders of the combatant countries react to Nazi Germany invading Soviet Russia. We also cover Army Group North and South's initial assaults. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 35 Minutes 25 Jul 2015

Before the sun rises on June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany unleashes Operation Barbarossa, its attack on Soviet Russia and Stalin.. . .

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Before the sun rises on June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany unleashes Operation Barbarossa, its attack on Soviet Russia and Stalin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Earlier than most people think, Hilter started planning his war against Soviet Russia and Stalin. Operation Barbarossa begins to take shape during the Battle of Britain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 38 Minutes 11 Jul 2015

Earlier than most people think, Hilter started planning his war against Soviet Russia and Stalin. Operation Barbarossa begins to take shape during the Battle of Britain.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 19 Jun 2015

FDR comes through his third election and the British are expectant. Yet there are still hurdles to overcome. But eventually, the president comes up with the way to help Great Britain.. . .

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FDR comes through his third election and the British are expectant. Yet there are still hurdles to overcome. But eventually, the president comes up with the way to help Great Britain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 08 Jun 2015

President Roosevelt continues his struggle against Congress and the Isolationists in trying to help the Allies. France falls from the fight.. . .

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President Roosevelt continues his struggle against Congress and the Isolationists in trying to help the Allies. France falls from the fight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 28 Minutes 04 Jun 2015

It becomes apparant to the U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt that Britian and France are going to need American war material and financial assistance to defeat the Axis. Yet, the British Empire only has so much gold and the current laws of the U.S. make it illegal for FDR to extend credit to the Allies, during their hour of need.. . .

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It becomes apparant to the U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt that Britian and France are going to need American war material and financial assistance to defeat the Axis. Yet, the British Empire only has so much gold and the current laws of the U.S. make it illegal for FDR to extend credit to the Allies, during their hour of need. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 17 May 2015

With the failure of Operation Battle Axe and the bloody victory in Syria, Churchill finally rids himself of C in C Gen. Archibald Wavell. And wants his replacement, Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck to attack Rommel forth with. Yet the two operations have taken away half of the Western Desert Force's tanks. No matter, Churchill wants action, but Auchinleck wants time. Picture-Auchinleck.. . .

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With the failure of Operation Battle Axe and the bloody victory in Syria, Churchill finally rids himself of C in C Gen. Archibald Wavell. And wants his replacement, Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck to attack Rommel forth with. Yet the two operations have taken away half of the Western Desert Force's tanks. No matter, Churchill wants action, but Auchinleck wants time. Picture-Auchinleck. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 09 May 2015

Though Operation Exporter is stalled, Operation Battle Axe is launched. Yet the British attack plans are not very creative and Rommel can hear most of the wireless chatter coming from the British tanks.. . .

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Though Operation Exporter is stalled, Operation Battle Axe is launched. Yet the British attack plans are not very creative and Rommel can hear most of the wireless chatter coming from the British tanks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 05 May 2015

The Allies come up against stiff French (Vichy) resistence in Syria and Lebanon. But that was just to set up the counter attack, which commenced on June 16th. Yet the men of the 5th Indian Brigade do all they can to give some success to the invaders.. . .

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The Allies come up against stiff French (Vichy) resistence in Syria and Lebanon. But that was just to set up the counter attack, which commenced on June 16th. Yet the men of the 5th Indian Brigade do all they can to give some success to the invaders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 27 Minutes 19 Apr 2015

Churchill and the Free French get their way, Vichy controlled Syria will be invaded. But C in C Wavell's Middle East Command is stretched as it is, resources are few. Yet, Churchill will have his way and those who oppose him, begin to disapear.. . .

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Churchill and the Free French get their way, Vichy controlled Syria will be invaded. But C in C Wavell's Middle East Command is stretched as it is, resources are few. Yet, Churchill will have his way and those who oppose him, begin to disapear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 65 Minutes 03 Apr 2015

Here is the last episode of the Battle of Crete. The Allies never contested for air superiority and thus the Germans were able to constantly push them back and eventually off the island. It was time again for another evacuation.. . .

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Here is the last episode of the Battle of Crete. The Allies never contested for air superiority and thus the Germans were able to constantly push them back and eventually off the island. It was time again for another evacuation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 27 Minutes 19 Mar 2015

The Allied defense under Gen. Freyberg continues to back pedal on Crete. Meanwhile Adm. Cunningham continues to lose ships, although the land battle is being won by the Axis. Yet Churchill insists on more action from the Royal Navy and the ANZAC forces.. . .

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The Allied defense under Gen. Freyberg continues to back pedal on Crete. Meanwhile Adm. Cunningham continues to lose ships, although the land battle is being won by the Axis. Yet Churchill insists on more action from the Royal Navy and the ANZAC forces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 35 Minutes 15 Mar 2015

The Allied counter attack faulters, which allows the Germans to land more troops at Maleme. The Royal Navy is doing what it can, but suffering for it. Yet their efforts and loses will be for nothing.. . .

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The Allied counter attack faulters, which allows the Germans to land more troops at Maleme. The Royal Navy is doing what it can, but suffering for it. Yet their efforts and loses will be for nothing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 47 Minutes 01 Mar 2015

Gen. Student tries to figure out how to salvage the disaster that has befallen his airborne troops, during that first day of Operation Mercury. 1,800 had been lost that first day. And helping him mightily, are the ineffectual officers serving under Gen. Freyberg, who himself, refuses to see the situation as it really is.. . .

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Gen. Student tries to figure out how to salvage the disaster that has befallen his airborne troops, during that first day of Operation Mercury. 1,800 had been lost that first day. And helping him mightily, are the ineffectual officers serving under Gen. Freyberg, who himself, refuses to see the situation as it really is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 49 Minutes 15 Feb 2015

The Germans begin, Operation Mercury, their attack on the island, to further confuse Russia and keep the British away from Hitler's oil fields. Yet as the transport planes take off, the number of defenders on the island has be recalculated from 12,000 to 48,000.. . .

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The Germans begin, Operation Mercury, their attack on the island, to further confuse Russia and keep the British away from Hitler's oil fields. Yet as the transport planes take off, the number of defenders on the island has be recalculated from 12,000 to 48,000. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 77 Minutes 07 Feb 2015

This is the first Episode of Alexander the Great, hosted by myself and Cameron Reilly of The Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast. Enjoy!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 17 Minutes 05 Feb 2015

Back by popular demand! Winston S. Churchill.. . .

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Back by popular demand! Winston S. Churchill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 59 Minutes 01 Feb 2015

C in C M.E. Wavell gives into pressure from Churchill to attack Rommel, before the tanks and planes of Convoy Tiger can be off loaded. Next, the situation in Iraq comes to a head and we start the story of Crete and the end of Wavell.. . .

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C in C M.E. Wavell gives into pressure from Churchill to attack Rommel, before the tanks and planes of Convoy Tiger can be off loaded. Next, the situation in Iraq comes to a head and we start the story of Crete and the end of Wavell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 56 Minutes 11 Jan 2015

Rommel is ready to have another crack at Tobruk, but Berlin is focused on Operation Barbarossa. Yet, Rommel gets permission to move ahead and finish off the British holdout. Meanwhile, Wavell's dire prediction about the Middle East starts to come true as elements of the Iraqi Government side with the Axis.. . .

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Rommel is ready to have another crack at Tobruk, but Berlin is focused on Operation Barbarossa. Yet, Rommel gets permission to move ahead and finish off the British holdout. Meanwhile, Wavell's dire prediction about the Middle East starts to come true as elements of the Iraqi Government side with the Axis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 54 Minutes 28 Dec 2014

German forces complete their conquest of the Greek mainland. Meanwhile Rommel shocks the British led forces in North Africa.. . .

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German forces complete their conquest of the Greek mainland. Meanwhile Rommel shocks the British led forces in North Africa. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 25 Minutes 14 Nov 2014

The Germans continue to drive south, the Greeks throw in the towell and the Allies make plans to evacuate. But wanting more Gen. Von List of the German 12th Army uses Airborne troops for a daring raid of Cornith, in trying to cut off some of the Allied troops in retreat.. . .

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The Germans continue to drive south, the Greeks throw in the towell and the Allies make plans to evacuate. But wanting more Gen. Von List of the German 12th Army uses Airborne troops for a daring raid of Cornith, in trying to cut off some of the Allied troops in retreat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 197 Minutes 10 Nov 2014

I've got good news and better news! I'm working hard to put out episodes on a regular schedule. AND until such time, please give my OTHER podcast, Life of Caesar, with Cameron Reilly, a listen. Laughs and History...its got it all!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 26 Minutes 08 Nov 2014

The Alikmon Line is breached, the Allies fall back. But the German forces are right behind them all the way. Greek General Papagos believes the end of the Battle of Greece has come, but BEF Commander General Wilson wants to give it one more try.. . .

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The Alikmon Line is breached, the Allies fall back. But the German forces are right behind them all the way. Greek General Papagos believes the end of the Battle of Greece has come, but BEF Commander General Wilson wants to give it one more try. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 31 Minutes 13 Oct 2014

Greece comes under attack on the same day as Yugoslavia, yet that country's quick demise, sets up the conquest of Greece. The war in the Greek NE is over by the third day, so the Commonwealth forces fall back, yet the Greeks in Albania are loath to follow their example.. . .

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Greece comes under attack on the same day as Yugoslavia, yet that country's quick demise, sets up the conquest of Greece. The war in the Greek NE is over by the third day, so the Commonwealth forces fall back, yet the Greeks in Albania are loath to follow their example. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 25 Minutes 07 Oct 2014

Nothing can be allowed to stand in the way of Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's plan to destroy Russia. Certainly not Yugoslavia and Greece. So Operation Retribution, aimed at Belgrade and Operation Marita, against Greece, commence.. . .

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Nothing can be allowed to stand in the way of Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's plan to destroy Russia. Certainly not Yugoslavia and Greece. So Operation Retribution, aimed at Belgrade and Operation Marita, against Greece, commence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 31 Minutes 26 Sep 2014

Lt. Gen. Rommel had decided the time has come to ignore his orders and move against the Allies. While he has his own problems, they are nothing compared to what Gen. Neame and Gen. O'Connor suffer.. . .

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Lt. Gen. Rommel had decided the time has come to ignore his orders and move against the Allies. While he has his own problems, they are nothing compared to what Gen. Neame and Gen. O'Connor suffer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 33 Minutes 20 Aug 2014

Lt. Gen. Rommel decides it's time to test the Allied forces within Cyrenaica, as well as his Italian and German superiors. Meanwhile Adm. Cunningham engages the Italians in the Battle of Matapan.. . .

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Lt. Gen. Rommel decides it's time to test the Allied forces within Cyrenaica, as well as his Italian and German superiors. Meanwhile Adm. Cunningham engages the Italians in the Battle of Matapan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 47 Minutes 14 Aug 2014

The Allies, with Great Britain leading the way, rush all available troops to Greece. Yet, now that Lt. Gen. Erwin Rommel, the Desert Fox, is in North Africa, the Commonwealth forces are about to loose more then they thought possible.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 13 Aug 2014

The Allies, with Great Britain leading the way, rush all available troops to Greece. Yet, now that Lt. Gen. Erwin Rommel, the Desert Fox, is in North Africa, the Commonwealth forces are about to loose more then they thought possible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 42 Minutes 10 Jul 2014

As the gods themselves seem to hate Mussolini and all his endeavors, with British Commonwealth forces and Greek soldiers destroying his troops, almost at will, Hitler has decided, enough is enough. The Axis has to be put right again and so, in steps Germany, in North Africa (Rommel) and in Greece.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 09 Jul 2014

As the gods themselves seem to hate Mussolini and all his endeavors, with British Commonwealth forces and Greek soldiers destroying his troops, almost at will, Hitler has decided, enough is enough. The Axis has to be put right again and so, in steps Germany, in North Africa (Rommel) and in Greece. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 61 Minutes 11 Jun 2014

Here is the last episode of the Churchill Bio. Winston, looses his money, his influence and almost, his life. Listen carefully to the end. Did you win?. . .

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Here is the last episode of the Churchill Bio. Winston, looses his money, his influence and almost, his life. Listen carefully to the end. Did you win? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 19 May 2014

Churchill returns from the U.S. to find his party up in arms about the India question and Tory leader Baldwin's pro Dominion stance concerning the sub-continent. So, Winston offers to take on the leader, alone.. . .

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Churchill returns from the U.S. to find his party up in arms about the India question and Tory leader Baldwin's pro Dominion stance concerning the sub-continent. So, Winston offers to take on the leader, alone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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The disaffected British voters decide to give someone else a chance to deal with the country's dreary economy. Churchill finds he's been walking a lonely path for some time. Touring the world, Winston is in time to watch Vesuvius erupt and the NY Stock Exchange implode.. . .

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The disaffected British voters decide to give someone else a chance to deal with the country's dreary economy. Churchill finds he's been walking a lonely path for some time. Touring the world, Winston is in time to watch Vesuvius erupt and the NY Stock Exchange implode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Churchill finds his Camelot and then works feverishly to fix it up as his Gwenivere is not impressed.. . .

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Winston, now a private citizen, will stay this way for two years as British politics and his views take different paths. Intermingled during this time, are a series of heartbreaking losses for the man.. . .

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Winston, now a private citizen, will stay this way for two years as British politics and his views take different paths. Intermingled during this time, are a series of heartbreaking losses for the man. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Churchill finds his Camelot and then works feverishly to fix it up as his Gwenivere is not impressed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Churchill's post war years are full of success, tragedy and despair. He changes positions within the British Cabinet and takes on the issues of a Jewish Homeland, Turkey and Ireland. And by the end he looses his appendix and something else, even more valuable.. . .

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Churchill's post war years are full of success, tragedy and despair. He changes positions within the British Cabinet and takes on the issues of a Jewish Homeland, Turkey and Ireland. And by the end he looses his appendix and something else, even more valuable. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 29 Mar 2014

With us for this episode is writer Kathryn J. Atwood, arthor of Women Heroes of World War II and editor of Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II Special Agent and it is the later book we will be discussing. The protagonist, Pearl, Code Named Pauline, came from humble beginnings to do her part to as an SOE agent, behind enemies lines in Occupied France, to thwart the Nazi's before and after D-Day. For all those looking for strong female role models, Mrs. Atwood's books fit the bill beautifully.. . .

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With us for this episode is writer Kathryn J. Atwood, arthor of Women Heroes of World War II and editor of Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II Special Agent and it is the later book we will be discussing. The protagonist, Pearl, Code Named Pauline, came from humble beginnings to do her part to as an SOE agent, behind enemies lines in Occupied France, to thwart the Nazi's before and after D-Day. For all those looking for strong female role models, Mrs. Atwood's books fit the bill beautifully. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 86 Minutes 09 Mar 2014

The following is my 100th Episode Celebration. After thanking those who have shared this journey with me, I interview Henry Niemann who grew up in Germany during the Nazi Period and was then drafted near the end of the war. Thank you to everyone who listens to my attempt at bringing this amazing story to the current generation and podcasting world.. . .

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The following is my 100th Episode Celebration. After thanking those who have shared this journey with me, I interview Henry Niemann who grew up in Germany during the Nazi Period and was then drafted near the end of the war. Thank you to everyone who listens to my attempt at bringing this amazing story to the current generation and podcasting world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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The Great War comes to an end. Churchill's family grows and life as Winston knew it, has been erased forever.. . .

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The Great War comes to an end. Churchill's family grows and life as Winston knew it, has been erased forever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Churchill is cleared of the Dardanelles disaster, gets himself back into the governement, but then almost loses it all as he finds himself at the front when Gen. Ludendorff launches his great offensive in the West.. . .

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Churchill is cleared of the Dardanelles disaster, gets himself back into the governement, but then almost loses it all as he finds himself at the front when Gen. Ludendorff launches his great offensive in the West. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Warning! No history is covered here. But somehow, Laszlo of The China History Podcast ended up on the East Coast, in Virginia, in Charlottesville, 30 minutes from me. So.... . .

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Warning! No history is covered here. But somehow, Laszlo of The China History Podcast ended up on the East Coast, in Virginia, in Charlottesville, 30 minutes from me. So... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 58 Minutes 06 Feb 2014

Winston's career seems all but over. Still, he finds solace in his family, painting and life in the trench.. . .

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Winston's career seems all but over. Still, he finds solace in his family, painting and life in the trench. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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The Dardanelles Campaign starts off well enough, but through bad luck, worse weather and weaker souls, it collapses on itself. Then the British world collapses on Churchill.. . .

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The Dardanelles Campaign starts off well enough, but through bad luck, worse weather and weaker souls, it collapses on itself. Then the British world collapses on Churchill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 44 Minutes 09 Dec 2013

The British War Council decides on a Second Front to hopefully alter the slaughtering in France. Winston, with his personality, becomes of the face of the Aegean Campaign.. . .

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The British War Council decides on a Second Front to hopefully alter the slaughtering in France. Winston, with his personality, becomes of the face of the Aegean Campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 55 Minutes 30 Nov 2013

With the outbreak of war, Churchill is ready, though the same can not be said of the rest of Britain. Winston will experience the lime light and the highs and lows of battle.. . .

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With the outbreak of war, Churchill is ready, though the same can not be said of the rest of Britain. Winston will experience the lime light and the highs and lows of battle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 25 Minutes 20 Nov 2013

The events of Sarajevo cause diplomatic tension to build throughout Europe but Churchill is determined that Britain will be ready, come what may.. . .

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The events of Sarajevo cause diplomatic tension to build throughout Europe but Churchill is determined that Britain will be ready, come what may. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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After a bit of trouble with the website, we are back and Episode 93 will be out soon. Thanks for your patience!. . .

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Hitler comes to power and uses IBM technology to track down the Jews within Germany and German controlled territory. Similar content :Episode 68-Greek Fire, Pt. 1Membership Episode 15 is Ready!Membership Episode 14 is now ready!Membership 13 is Ready.Episode 41-Great Britain’s turn.. . .

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Churchill gets promoted to the Home Office, starts out well, but then becomes his own worst enemy. Now in the Admiralty, Winston comes into his own. Fortunately for Britain as Germany seeks to challenge G.B. on the seas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Churchill gets promoted to the Home Office, starts out well, but then becomes his own worst enemy. Now in the Admiralty, Winston comes into his own. Fortunately for Britain as Germany seeks to challenge G.B. on the seas. Similar content :Episode 91-Love’s Labors NOT LostMembership Episode 14 is now ready!Episode 90-Winston’s RevengeEpisode 86-Risks and Rewards, ReduxEpisode 81-Churchill, The Early Years. . .

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For a chance to win this baby, send me an email to wwiipodcast@gmail.com. Please put “contest” in the subject line. Similar content :Episode 78-The Battle of Beda FommContest and AnnouncementEpisode 66-D Day Memorial and Contest DrawingEpisode 13-The line is drawn.Episode 65-Mediterranean Life Line. . .

  Direct Link   Download 45 Minutes 28 Oct 2013

Winston finds love, fights the Tories, gets promoted, nearly dies three times and humbles some Lords. Similar content :Membership Episode 12 is ready!Episode 83-The End of the BeginningEpisode 92-The Navy’s the ThingEpisode 86-Risks and Rewards, ReduxMajor Adolf Galland of the Luftwaffe. . .

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Winston finds love, fights the Tories, gets promoted, nearly dies three times and humbles some Lords. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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French leader Petain, frustrated by Laval’s pro-German stance, makes his move against his Vice Premier. The German occupation of Paris begins its darker phase. Similar content :Membership Episode 18 is Ready!Episode 32-French Premier Reynaud falls.Episode 33-Premier Petain seeks peace.Membership Episode 15 is Ready!Episode 54-Pandoras Box. . .

  Direct Link   Download 44 Minutes 13 Oct 2013

Winston, now in the House of Commons, plots his revenge against those who fought his father, Lord Randolph. Also, Churchill, goes through his own challenges as he takes on Joe Chamberlain, the PM Balfour and those abandoning Free Trade. He then crosses the gangway and becomes a Liberal. Similar content :Episode 85-Risks and RewardsEpisode 86-Risks and Rewards, ReduxEpisode 82-HarrowWilliam MitchellEpisode 50- Black Thursday, August 14-15th. . .

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Winston, now in the House of Commons, plots his revenge against those who fought his father, Lord Randolph. Also, Churchill, goes through his own challenges as he takes on Joe Chamberlain, the PM Balfour and those abandoning Free Trade. He then crosses the gangway and becomes a Liberal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Churchill’s life is covered until the death of Queen Victoria. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Churchill’s life is covered until the death of Queen Victoria. Similar content :Membership Episode 11 is Ready!Alfred KruppEpisode 46-A Day in the Life, July 26th-28thEpisode 81-Churchill, The Early YearsEpisode 88 Churchill- War Correspondent. . .

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We are joined today by James Muller, professor of Political Science at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. We discuss Churchill’s 2nd book published, The River War, and Mr. Muller’s re-release of The River War’s first edition with commentary, illustrations, with all of its original text. The first edition has not been seen in over 100 years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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We are joined today by James Muller, professor of Political Science at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. We discuss Churchill’s 2nd book published, The River War, and Mr. Muller’s re-release of The River War’s first edition with commentary, illustrations, with all of its original text. The first edition has not been seen in over 100 [...] Similar content :AboutEpisode 87-Jack El-Hai Book InterviewEpisode 81-Churchill, The Early YearsEpisode 22-German panzers attack through the Ardennes.Episode 64-The Royal Navy in the Mediterranean Sea 1940. . .

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The delicate battle for the American Hospital in Paris begins. Similar content :Member Episode 19 is Ready!Membership 17 is now Ready!Membership Episode 16 is Ready!Membership 13 is Ready.Membership Ep. 20 is Ready. . .

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The Americans and Germans square off in Paris and one former jazz club owner decides it’s time to join in the fighting, again. Similar content :Membership Episode 16 is Ready!Membership Episode 10 is ready!Membership Episode 18 is Ready!Membership Episode 14 is now ready!Membership Episode 12 is ready!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 45 Minutes 11 Sep 2013

Jack El-Hai joined me today for a conversation about his latest book, The Nazi and the Psychiartrist: Hermann Goring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII. Mr. El-Hai’s book deals with the top 22 surviving Nazi officials and Dr. Kelley, an American Army Psychiatrist who was placed [...] Similar content :Episode 88 Churchill- War CorrespondentEpisode 2-Nazi Politics, 1929-1933Volume Two: “War is Upon Us”Membership Episode 5-Strange WWII FactsEpisode 34-The war of France is over.. . .

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Jack El-Hai joined me today for a conversation about his latest book, The Nazi and the Psychiartrist: Hermann Goring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII. Mr. El-Hai’s book deals with the top 22 surviving Nazi officials and Dr. Kelley, an American Army Psychiatrist who was placed in charge of their mental health. His job was to ready the men for the Nuremberg Trails, but saw an opportunity to discover, if it existed, the Nazi personality. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Winston is determined to leave the Army and make his way to Parliament as a hero/correspondent. But the majority of the military establishment is set against him. Churchill finds himself in Kitchener’s war in the Sudan and takes part in the last great cavalry charge of the British Empire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Winston is determined to leave the Army and make his way to Parliament as a hero/correspondent. But the majority of the military establishment is set against him. Churchill finds himself in Kitchener’s war in the Sudan and takes part in the last great cavalry charge of the British Empire. Similar content :Episode 85-Risks and RewardsEpisode 80-East Africa, Part 2Lt. Gen. William GottEpisode 76-The Army of the NileEpisode 90-Winston’s Revenge. . .

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As France is knocked out of the war and the Germans occupy Paris, the 5,000 or so Americans that decide to remain have to learn a new way of life. Pictured is the alluring singer/dancer and resistance spy, Josephine Baker. Similar content :Membership 17 is now Ready!Membership Episode 18 is Ready!Membership Episode 10 is ready!MembersMembership 13 is Ready.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 41 Minutes 26 Aug 2013

Churchill, having decided his course, willingly risks his life for his ultimate goal, the House of Commons. But he has to survive India first. Similar content :Episode 86-Risks and Rewards, ReduxEpisode 90-Winston’s RevengeEpisode 50- Black Thursday, August 14-15thMembership Episode 15 is Ready!Episode 3-Early life of Mussolini.. . .

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Churchill, having decided his course, willingly risks his life for his ultimate goal, the House of Commons. But he has to survive India first. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Alfred Krupp’s guns change the world, but he’s too busy building his house to notice. The 2nd French Empire is destroyed and the 2nd German Reich is born. Similar content :Membership 13 is Ready.Membership Episode 14 is now ready!Alfred KruppMembership Episode 11 is Ready!Member Episode 19 is Ready!. . .

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Winston loses those in his life he holds most dear. And to defeat boredom, he travels to Cuba to see war up close, as the Spanish try to putdown a rebellion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Winston loses those in his life he holds most dear. And to defeat boredom, he travels to Cuba to see war up close, as the Spanish try to putdown a rebellion. Similar content :Episode 83-The End of the BeginningEpisode 58-Battle of Britain DayMembership Episode 14 is now ready!Episode 6-Japan, 1853-1936.Episode 11-Europe 1933 to 1937.. . .

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Alfred Krupp almost loses everything just by being himself, but Wilhelm I and Chancellor Bismarck need his guns, as they start to forge a Greater Germany. Alfred decides to build himself a new home or a monument to himself, Villa Hugel as seen in the episode cover. Similar content :Membership Episode 12 is ready!Membership Episode 11 is Ready!Alfred KruppMembership Episode 15 is Ready!Membership 13 is Ready.. . .

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Winston makes it into Sandhurst, taking a curious route. He nearly dies at least twice, but in the end another family member is taken from his life. And after Sandhurst, he is left up to his own devices. He is now a man at large. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Winston makes it into Sandhurst, taking a curious route. He nearly dies at least twice, but in the end another family member is taken from his life. And after Sandhurst, he is left up to his own devices. He is now a man at large. Similar content :Episode 91-Love’s Labors NOT LostMember Episode 19 is Ready!Episode 84-Master of My FortunesAlfred KruppVolume Four: “France Divided & Hitler Biography”. . .

  Direct Link   Download 28 Minutes 24 Jul 2013

Churchill enters Harrow, but his defiant ways still exist. His father draws away from him but his mother will soon be coming to his side. At Harrow, young Winston breaks almost every rule: he keeps dogs, is constantly late for class, curses in front of the Headmaster and blows up a building. Similar content :Episode 90-Winston’s RevengeEpisode 54-Pandoras BoxAlfred KruppEpisode 92-The Navy’s the ThingEpisode 52-Moves on the Chessboard. . .

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Churchill enters Harrow, but his defiant ways still exist. His father draws away from him but his mother will soon be coming to his side. At Harrow, young Winston breaks almost every rule: he keeps dogs, is constantly late for class, curses in front of the Headmaster and blows up a building. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Krupp is all but ready to give up on guns, then a new king comes to Prussia and he has plans for Krupp’s arms and central Europe. Similar content :Membership Episode 15 is Ready!Membership Episode 12 is ready!Membership Episode 14 is now ready!Alfred KruppMembership Episode 11 is Ready!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 55 Minutes 17 Jul 2013

This episode covers Winston Churchill’s birth, his early school years and his parent’s or lack thereof, influence on the boy. Similar content :Episode 3-Early life of Mussolini.Episode 88 Churchill- War CorrespondentEpisode 5-Il Duce (The Leader)Episode 37-Hitler bio, Part 1.Episode 92-The Navy’s the Thing. . .

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This episode covers Winston Churchill’s birth, his early school years and his parent’s or lack thereof, influence on the boy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Alfred Krupp finds love and business success! And a son, whom he names after (of course) himself. The first Bertha Krupp in on the scene, but spends much of her time away from Essen, her husband and all that damn soot! Similar content :Alfred KruppMembership Episode 14 is now ready!Membership Episode 11 is Ready!Membership 13 is Ready.Membership Episode 15 is Ready!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 38 Minutes 03 Jul 2013

This episode takes us through the war in East Africa through February 1941, which is the high water mark for The British Empire fighting the Axis without the Russians or America. The cover photo is of the Dongolaas Gorge. Similar content :Episode 79-East AfricaEpisode 61-Able but UnwillingEpisode 77-TobrukEpisode 60-Sand, Saltwater and OilEpisode 49- Adlertag: August 8th-13th. . .

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This episode takes us through the war in East Africa through February 1941, which is the high water mark for The British Empire fighting the Axis without the Russians or America. The cover photo is of the Dongolaas Gorge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 26 Jun 2013

Alfred Krupp can make cast steel, but can he sell it? Also, Alfred gets his way on the family fortune and stumbles upon the idea of cast steel weapons. History is changed forever. But his first great moment comes as the first World’s Fair at England’s Crystal Palace. The picture is of Queen Victoria opening [...] Similar content :Alfred KruppMembership Episode 14 is now ready!Membership Episode 12 is ready!Episode 89-Fame and FortuneMembership Episode 15 is Ready!. . .

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McIndoe’s personal views of life find their way into The Guinea Pig Club. As such, the club is filled with love and understanding, but also, high expectations from the men of Ward 3. Similar content :Membership 17 is now Ready!Membership Episode 9-Blackie and Dr. Russell DaviesMembership Episode 12 is ready!Membership Episode 16 is Ready!Membership 13 is Ready.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 28 Minutes 18 Jun 2013

The various British commands in East Africa are ready to move against the Italians. Well, not really. But as the Italians retreat after Operation Compass, the British Commonwealth forces have no choice but to advance, ready or not. The cover picture is of the Duke of Aosta. AND I will be on Reddit.com June 19th, [...] Similar content :Episode 80-East Africa, Part 2Episode 74-Operation CompassEpisode 49- Adlertag: August 8th-13thEpisode 61-Able but UnwillingEpisode 77-Tobruk. . .

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The various British commands in East Africa are ready to move against the Italians. Well, not really. But as the Italians retreat after Operation Compass, the British Commonwealth forces have no choice but to advance, ready or not. The cover picture is of the Duke of Aosta. AND I will be on Reddit.com June 19th, noon, EST. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

  Direct Link   Download 33 Minutes 10 Jun 2013

Gen. O’Connor is planning his next attack when the Italians decide to abandon Cyrenaica. The Race is on! Also, the Replica Newspaper contest. Similar content :Contest and AnnouncementEpisode 66-D Day Memorial and Contest DrawingEpisode 76-The Army of the NileChurchill Coffee Mug Contest!Episode 74-Operation Compass. . .

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Gen. O’Connor is planning his next attack when the Italians decide to abandon Cyrenaica. The Race is on! Also, the Replica Newspaper contest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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When Edward Blacksell “Blackie” came to East Grinstead, McIndoe’s team was complete. These three men would help the Guinea Pigs during and long after the war. Similar content :Membership Episode 10 is ready!Episode 19-The Long March w/ Laszlo Montgomery.Episode 80-East Africa, Part 2Episode 79-East AfricaMembership Episode 5-Strange WWII Facts. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 29 May 2013

The British 13th Corps continues pushing west, now it’s Tobruk’s turn. The situation in East Africa causes only more tension between Wavell and Churchill. Similar content :Episode 79-East AfricaEpisode 49- Adlertag: August 8th-13thEpisode 60-Sand, Saltwater and OilEpisode 80-East Africa, Part 2Gen. Richard O’Connor. . .

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The British 13th Corps continues pushing west, now it’s Tobruk’s turn. The situation in East Africa causes only more tension between Wavell and Churchill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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The Italians have been pushed out of Egypt and Gen. Richard O’Connor has lost his 4th Indian Division. Still, he decides to pursue the retreating Italian 10th Army. The Italians make it to the port city of Bardia before British armor can catch them, so that is the next place the Allies will attack, this time using Gen. MacKay’s Australians. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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The Italians have been pushed out of Egypt and Gen. Richard O’Connor has lost his 4th Indian Division. Still, he decides to pursue the retreating Italian 10th Army. The Italians make it to the port city of Bardia before British armor can catch them, so that is the next place the Allies will attack, this [...] Similar content :Episode 63-October 1940Episode 78-The Battle of Beda FommEpisode 16-The Phony War and Finland’s defeat.Gen. Richard O’ConnorEpisode 79-East Africa. . .

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Member’s Episode 7 is ready for download. It covers some of the medical treatments prior to 1939. The RAF finally get their seal sealing tank. Similar content :Membership Episode 5-Strange WWII FactsEpisode 62-Failure, Failure EverywhereEpisode 14-The last days of peace.Membership 13 is Ready.Operation Compass. . .

  Direct Link   Download 40 Minutes 15 Apr 2013

Here is an Mp4 episode of my recent trip to the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, VA. Amazing place! Similar content :The Battle of TarantoLt. Gen. William GottEpisode 86-Risks and Rewards, ReduxEpisode 6-Japan, 1853-1936.Episode 66-D Day Memorial and Contest Drawing. . .

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Here is an Mp4 episode of my recent trip to the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, VA. Amazing place! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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This Membership episode exposes rarely heard short stories of WWII as well as common slang used by Commonwealth Forces. Members, please go to the Member’s page and download the latest episode. Similar content :MembersTannafax JellySample PageEpisode 87-Jack El-Hai Book InterviewEpisode 60C-WWII meets China History Podcast. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 29 Mar 2013

After 6 months of planning, the British are ready to move against Marshal Graziani. Similar content :Episode 79-East AfricaEpisode 61-Able but UnwillingOperation CompassMember Episode 19 is Ready!Gen. Richard O’Connor. . .

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After 6 months of planning, the British are ready to move against Marshal Graziani. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. . .

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Alfred Krupp, the subject of Membership Episode #4 would be hailed as the “Cannon King” in his lifetime. Alfred Krupp (born Alfried Felix Alwyn Krupp), son of Friedrich Carl, was born in