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Join me on a journey of discovery into the past and present, as I set out to explore the history of the Second World War. Our travels will take us from the Homefront to the battlefields of Europe and beyond. Travel with us as we revisit historical locations and walk the battlefields of WW2. We will be tracking down wartime artefacts, speaking with veterans and historians alike, and paying our deepest respects to this remarkable generation; as we set out to try and help keep this period of hi ...
 
From North Africa, back to Britain and then through Europe, Letters of Love in WW2 tells a unique story of the Second World War from the perspective of two people that lived through it. Three months after they wed, Cyril and Olga found themselves separated by the Second World War. Between 1940 and 1946, their love was kept alive on the pages of a thousand letters and postcards, found decades later by their family after they had both passed on. With their family’s poignant and emotional inter ...
 
A former Head of BBC TV History programmes, Laurence has specialized in writing books and making television documentaries about World War Two, the Nazis and Stalinism for thirty years. He won a BAFTA and a Peabody for his TV series 'The Nazis: A Warning from History' and a British Book Award for his book on Auschwitz, which is also the world's best selling book on this notorious camp. His book 'the Holocaust: A New History' was described by the Times as 'exemplary' and by the Daily Telegraph ...
 
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In this episode, we’re going to be looking at US Navy combat divers. The Combat Demolition Unit would land on D-Day with the first wave of troops. It was their job to clear coastal defences that might get in the way of landing craft. In the Pacific, Underwater Demolition Teams were carrying out similar tasks on islands such as Iwo Jima and Okinawa.…
 
In this episode, we’re going to be looking at US Navy combat divers. The Combat Demolition Unit would land on D-Day with the first wave of troops. It was their job to clear coastal defences that might get in the way of landing craft. In the Pacific, Underwater Demolition Teams were carrying out similar tasks on islands such as Iwo Jima and Okinawa.…
 
VANLIG EPISODE - I kjølvannet av 1. verdenskrig bestemte Belgia seg for at det skulle bygges en ny super-festning i landet. Den fikk navnet Eben Emael, og planen var at den skulle verne belgierne mot et fremtidig angrep fra Tyskland. Ved utbruddet av 2. verdenskrig hadde belgierne derfor gjort Eben Emael til et av Europas største og sterkeste fort.…
 
Previewing the newly published book and surely a best seller, Save the Last Bullet, about a German boy soldier in the Nazi army. "This is the story of my father's traumatic ordeal as a boy soldier in Hitler's Army. It is an account in his own words of the horrors of the Third Reich, witnessed and experienced from his perspective as a child." Heidi …
 
A preview of a brand new podcast all about the United States Air Force in the guise of the Mighty Eighth - and their role in Britain during the war. And as a prelude I’m going to chat with Johann, one of the hosts. More great unpublished history! Mighty Eighth websitehttps://mighty8thpodcast.com/ Book mention in the show:Bomb Group: The Eighth Air …
 
In late 1944, as a precursor to the invasion of the Philippines, U.S. military analysts decided to seize the small island of Peleliu to ensure that the Japanese airfield could not threaten the invasion forces. It was estimated that the island would fall in a week or so. In fact, the fighting on Peleliu would go on for 74 days. The US would pay a he…
 
In late 1944, as a precursor to the invasion of the Philippines, U.S. military analysts decided to seize the small island of Peleliu to ensure that the Japanese airfield could not threaten the invasion forces. It was estimated that the island would fall in a week or so. In fact, the fighting on Peleliu would go on for 74 days. The US would pay a he…
 
VANLIG EPISODE - Otto Skorzeny var spesialsoldaten som utmerket seg som en av Hitlers mest betrodde menn. Etter å ha gjennomført flere kommandoraid, der han blant annet reddet Benito Mussolini, ble han kjent som “Europas farligste mann”. Ryktet hans fortsatte å vokse etter krigen, da Skorzeny blant annet støtte på den israelske etterretningsorganis…
 
After the failure to take Moscow in the autumn of 1941, the Germans were left with a large salient bulging into the Russian lines, extending to the town of Rzhev. The battles around Rzhev were some of the bloodiest battles of the war for the Russians. Though millions of men would fight and die in the vast tract of forests and swamps, the Rzhev Sali…
 
After the failure to take Moscow in the autumn of 1941, the Germans were left with a large salient bulging into the Russian lines, extending to the town of Rzhev. The battles around Rzhev were some of the bloodiest battles of the war for the Russians. Though millions of men would fight and die in the vast tract of forests and swamps, the Rzhev Sali…
 
I seem to have had a good run of episodes this year looking at operations from the German perspective. In this episode, we are off to the Pacific to look at the Japanese perspective of the war. I'm joined by Peter Williams. Peter lived in Japan for four years. Whilst he was there, he interviewed Japanese veterans of the Second World War. His book '…
 
I seem to have had a good run of episodes this year looking at operations from the German perspective. In this episode, we are off to the Pacific to look at the Japanese perspective of the war. I’m joined by Peter Williams. Peter lived in Japan for four years. Whilst he was there, he interviewed Japanese veterans of the Second World War. His book ‘…
 
VANLIG EPISODE - Midt under 2. verdenskrig så en doktor ved navn, Marcel Petiot, sitt snitt til å utnytte den tyske okkupasjonen av Frankrike på grusomt vis. Gjennom en påstått tilknytning til Den franske motstandsbevegelsen, innyndet han seg hos en rekke mennesker som var på flukt fra nazistene. Dermed havnet de i klørne på seriemorderen som har b…
 
At the outbreak of WWII, the ancient gothic castle of Colditz was converted into a prisoner-of-war camp. Its location on a rocky spur overlooking a river made it the ideal location for a high-security prison, or so the Germans thought. Sent to Colditz were some of the most difficult allied prisoners-of-war. Made famous after the second world war in…
 
At the outbreak of WWII, the ancient gothic castle of Colditz was converted into a prisoner-of-war camp. Its location on a rocky spur overlooking a river made it the ideal location for a high-security prison, or so the Germans thought. Sent to Colditz were some of the most difficult allied prisoners-of-war. Made famous after the second world war in…
 
The evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in 1940 is one of the iconic moments of the Second World War. The miracle of the 'little ships' plucking soldiers off the beaches is regularly played out in the popular media, including the 1958 and 2017 films 'Dunkirk'. But, this is very much the British narrative. What if we turn the …
 
The evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in 1940 is one of the iconic moments of the Second World War. The miracle of the ‘little ships’ plucking soldiers off the beaches is regularly played out in the popular media, including the 1958 and 2017 films ‘Dunkirk’. But, this is very much the British narrative. What if we turn the …
 
In this episode, we are looking at the closing weeks of the war in 1945. August would see the Russians enter the war with Japan, the atomic bombs dropped, and an attempted coup in Japan. The culmination of which would be the final declaration of surrender by Japan’s Emporer Hirohito on the 15th of August, followed a couple of weeks later by the for…
 
In this episode, we are looking at the closing weeks of the war in 1945. August would see the Russians enter the war with Japan, the atomic bombs dropped, and an attempted coup in Japan. The culmination of which would be the final declaration of surrender by Japan’s Emporer Hirohito on the 15th of August, followed a couple of weeks later by the for…
 
VANLIG EPISODE - General Curtis LeMay har blitt husket som en av det amerikanske flyvåpenets mest kontroversielle ledere. Han tjenestegjorde både under 2. verdenskrig, der han var ansvarlig for den beryktede brannbombingen av Tokyo, og under Den kalde krigen. Hadde LeMay fått det slik han ville kunne konsekvensen fort ha vært en atomkrig mellom USA…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we shine a light on the naval conflict in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. This proved to be a prolonged conflict, waged at differing times against the combined forces of Italy, Germany and Vichy France over a wide area stretching from the coastal waters of Southern Europe in the north to Madagascar in the sout…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we shine a light on the naval conflict in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. This proved to be a prolonged conflict, waged at differing times against the combined forces of Italy, Germany and Vichy France over a wide area stretching from the coastal waters of Southern Europe in the north to Madagascar in the sout…
 
How the Cockleshell Heroes upset Nazi supply lines with canoes! How a British Royal Fusilier survived for 3 years as a German POW. More great unpublished history! Support the Cockleshell 2022 team for December 22 and donate to the Royal British Legion: https://bit.ly/CockleshellFightingThrough Paul Britton, Senior reporter at Manchester Evening New…
 
The German offensive to capture Stalingrad began in August 1942, using Friedrich Paulus's 6th Army and elements of the 4th Panzer Army. The attack was supported by intense bombing that reduced much of the city to rubble. The battle quickly degenerated into house-to-house fighting, as both sides fought for the city on the Volga. By mid-November, the…
 
The German offensive to capture Stalingrad began in August 1942, using Friedrich Paulus’s 6th Army and elements of the 4th Panzer Army. The attack was supported by intense bombing that reduced much of the city to rubble. The battle quickly degenerated into house-to-house fighting, as both sides fought for the city on the Volga. By mid-November, the…
 
VANLIG EPISODE - General Tomoyuki Yamashita har blitt husket som en av Japans dyktigste og mest berømte generaler fra 2. verdenskrig. I løpet av krigstjenesten reiste han til Tyskland for å møte Adolf Hitler, før han ledet de japanske styrkene til en av deres mest spektakulære seire. Vi gir deg hele historien om mannen som fikk tilnavnet The Tiger …
 
I’ve been trying to slip in an extra episode of the podcast for a while but never seem to manage it! I hope you find this interesting. Running at the Alexandra Palace Theatre this summer is Tom, Dick and Harry, a play telling the story of the great escape. I thought it might be interesting to talk about how you take a story so familiar to many of u…
 
I've been trying to slip in an extra episode of the podcast for a while but never seem to manage it! I hope you find this interesting. Running at the Alexandra Palace Theatre this summer is Tom, Dick and Harry, a play telling the story of the great escape. I thought it might be interesting to talk about how you take a story so familiar to many of u…
 
In December 1944 the Germans launched the battle of the Bulge, their last major offensive in the west. Commencing in the depths of winter, with the hope that the weather would neutralise allied air superiority, three German armies attacked through the Ardennes. We have looked at part of the Ardennes offensive before but from the American perspectiv…
 
The usual historical narrative of the U-boats during WWII usually revolves around the 'Battle of the Atlantic', and the struggle over the convoys bringing vital supplies to Britain. But the story of the U-boat war is much more complex, they went into action on the first day of hostilities with Britain and France and operated in nearly every theatre…
 
Gratis-episode: Nazistene hadde store planer for Trondheim, som skulle bli en germansk metropol når krigen var vunnet. Hitlers sjefsarkitekt Albert Speer fikk oppdraget med å planlegge byen. Det skulle bygges en firefelts motorvei fra Oslo til Trondheim, og nær byen skulle det bygges en helt ny storby: Nordstern – med tyskernes største krigshavn og…
 
KURIOSITET - Erich Raeder var lederen for nazistenes marinestyrker, da 2. verdenskrig brøt ut. Karrieren hans i den tyske flåten strakte seg imidlertid helt tilbake til 1894. I den første av to episoder om Raeder tar vi oss gjennom første halvdel av livet hans. Vi skal høre om Raeders strenge far, Hans Friedrich, og hvordan Raeder ble brevvenn med …
 
Operation Foxley was the name of the secret plan supported by Winston Churchill to assassinate Hitler in 1944-45. Different methods of assassination were considered, such as a sharp shooter or poisoning, through to a more elaborate plan that included hypnotism. I'm joined by Eric Lee. Eric has been with us before, in episode 130, to discuss the Geo…
 
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