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A history podcast looking at all aspects of WWII, military history, social history, the battles, the campaigns, tanks, gun and other equipment, the politics and those who ran the war. I look at it all. With WW2 slipping from living memory I aim to look at different historical aspects of the Second World War. In each episode of the WWII Podcast I interview an expert on a subject. No topics are out of bounds (as yet), and I cover the military history side of the war as well as looking the home ...
 
Join us on a journey into the past & present as we set out to explore the history of WW2. Our travels take us from the Homefront to the battlefields of Europe and beyond. Travel with us as we revisit historical locations, track down wartime relics, pick the brains of veterans and historians and pay our deep respect to the greatest generation. We have a great passion for WW2 history and are determined to learn as much as we can about this time in history and share our experiences with you, th ...
 
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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VANLIG EPISODE DEL 2 - Denne episoden starter i det Hitler holder på å miste kontrollen over kuppet, og han må tenke fort hvis ikke kuppet skal gå i vasken. Hva var det egentlig som skjedde den 9. November 1923, og hvordan bidro dette kuppet til at Hitler til slutt klarte å ta makten i Tyskland i 1933? Ukens annonsører: Husleie.no: https://bit.ly/3…
 
In Episode 33 of the 'O Group' here on the WW2 Nation Podcast, we talk with George Bearfield about the actions of his grandfather Jaroslav Bublik and his Czech colleagues serving with as agents with the SOE during the Second World War. We discuss Operation Anthropoid, Operation Foursquare, as well as many other Operations that these brave men volun…
 
Alan Brooke would take over as the British Chief of the Imperial General Staff in December 1941. For the rest of the war Brooke would organise and coordinate the British military effort, in such a role acted as Winston Churchill’s senior military advisor. Brooke’s relationship with Churchill could be tempestuous. Brooke was not a ‘yes man’ and woul…
 
Alan Brooke would take over as the British Chief of the Imperial General Staff in December 1941. For the rest of the war Brooke would organise and coordinate the British military effort, in such a role acted as Winston Churchill’s senior military advisor. Brooke’s relationship with Churchill could be tempestuous. Brooke was not a ‘yes man’ and woul…
 
The memoir of a 13 year old boy soldier who witnessed six years of world war two, from Jewish persecution to hand-to-hand fighting on the front line - Wilhelm Johannes Langbein. "I tell my father’s story in his own words, without judgement or apology. His is the report of an eyewitness and unwitting participant in the horror of the Third Reich, see…
 
VANLIG EPISODE DEL 1 - Etter at den første verdenskrigen var over ble Tyskland nødt til å betale krigserstatning til de allierte, noe som bidro til at økonomien i landet falt totalt sammen. Misnøyen i landet vokste voldsomt, og denne misnøyen kjente også soldaten Adolf Hitler på. Hitler ønsket å styrte den sittende regjeringen, og ble etterhvert le…
 
In Episode 32 of the 'O Group' here on the WW2 Nation Podcast, it is the first of our WW2 Restoration Men Series where we speak with those individuals behind various restoration projects around the globe looking to preserve our WW2 heritage. In the first episode of this specific series, we are joined by Charlie Walker and Neil Jones, to discuss the…
 
VANLIG EPISODE - Shetlandsgjengen var en av de viktigste norske bidragsyterne under den andre verdenskrigen. Ved hjelp av fiskebåter fungerte de som en kanal mellom Shetland og Norge, og kunne dermed hente flyktninger, og levere utstyr til motstandskampen. Veien over Nordsjøen var svært farlig, og disse mennene kjempet for Norge, med livet som inns…
 
In Episode 31 of the 'O Group' here on the WW2 Nation Podcast, we mark the anniversary of the Allied liberation of Rome in Italy in June 1944 with a continuation of our discussion with Leger's Head Battlefield Guide Paul Reed to discover more about these events and the campaign in Italy during the Second World War. We learn about the "D-Day Dodgers…
 
When France capitulated in 1940 and the Vichy government came to power many of the French colonial possessions remained loyal to the new regime. The same was true for the Island of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. In this episode I’m joined by Russell Phillips. Russell’s book A Strange Campaign narrates the story of the battle for Madagascar, where …
 
When France capitulated in 1940 and the Vichy government came to power many of the French colonial possessions remained loyal to the new regime. The same was true for the Island of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. In this episode I’m joined by Russell Phillips. Russell’s book A Strange Campaign narrates the story of the battle for Madagascar, where …
 
In Episode 30 of the 'O Group' here on the WW2 Nation Podcast, we mark the anniversary of the Allied breakout from the Anzio beachhead in Italy in May 1944 with a discussion with Leger's Head Battlefield Guide Paul Reed to discover more about the campaign in Italy during the Second World War, and learn about the "D-Day Dodgers" including his own fa…
 
Everyone remembers the role of Churchill and Roosevelt throughout the war, but there was a third man key to their relationship and of the three of them the only one to remain in power at the end of the war in August 1945. Mackenzie King was the Prime Minister of Canada, the largest British Dominion and America's closest neighbour. By the start of t…
 
In Episode 29 of the 'O Group' on the WW2 Nation Podcast, we continue our conversation with British Historian James Holland about the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry to learn more about their wartime service, and discover more about those men's experiences who served with this Armoured Regiment in the Second World War. Music Featured: Hearts & Flowers by…
 
SERIE - Nazistenes teknologi - Del 2 - Det er mye man kan si om de tyske nazistene, men det er ingen tvil om at de var gode på teknologi. I løpet av krigen lagde de tyske forskerne flere imponerende innretninger, enten det var store våpen, kjøretøy eller leskedrikker. Dette snakker vi om i denne episoden, som er nr. 2 i rekken i vår miniserie om na…
 
Cast your minds back to episode 103 I discussed Eric Dorman-Smith with James Colvin. At that time James was busy researching and writing a book looking at the British Army in North Africa, its tactics and training in an effort to explain the difficulties the 8th Army had fighting the Afrika Korps. Jame’s book was released last year but I’ve only re…
 
Part Five - More entertaining WW2 tales plus some great family stories from Gabriel Cervantes and Sidney Topf. Australian Leslie Eric Cook was in the second 14th of the Australian Imperial Force. He served in Greece, Crete, New Guinea, Borneo and Japan. If the links below are not visible, go to http://www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk to find show n…
 
Part Four 1943/4 - Various entertaining WW2 tales Australian Leslie Eric Cook was in the second 14th of the Australian Imperial Force. He served in Greece, Crete, New Guinea, Borneo and Japan. Web site episode page - Full episode show notes, links, photo and transcript Web site home page Feedback/reviews - Apple Twitter page Facebook page YouTube c…
 
In Episode 28 of the 'O Group' on the WW2 Nation Podcast, we talk with British Historian James Holland about the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry to learn more about their wartime service, and discover more about those men's experiences who served with this Armoured Regiment in the Second World War. Music Featured: Hearts & Flowers by Jeff Kaale.…
 
It's a simple question, how do you knock out a Panther tank? When the 'boffins' in Britain got hold of a Panther it's the question they were tasked with finding an answer for. Using official reports and documents, Craig Moore has been through the archives piecing together all the faults that the British saw in the German Panther during WWII. In thi…
 
It’s a simple question, how do you knock out a Panther tank? When the ‘boffins’ in Britain got hold of a Panther it’s the question they were tasked with finding an answer for. Using official reports and documents, Craig Moore has been through the archives piecing together all the faults that the British saw in the German Panther during WWII. In thi…
 
Part Three 1942/3 - New Guinea adventures and more. Australian Leslie Eric Cook was in the second 14th of the Australian Imperial Force. He served in Greece, Crete, New Guinea, Borneo and Japan. Australian War Memorial website. Loads of pics and background. https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/blog/remembering-war-new-guinea Web site episode page - Full…
 
In Episode 27 of the 'O Group' on the WW2 Nation Podcast, it is our concluding instalment looking at Operation Varsity - the airborne element of the Rhine Crossings of March 1945 - with battlefield guide Alex Collins. We discover more about the resupply mission, delve into the remarkable actions that saw the awards of both the VC and Medal of Honor…
 
'In the years after World War I, the defeated and much-reduced German Army developed new clothing and personal equipment that drew upon the lessons learned in the trenches. In place of the wide variety of uniforms and insignia that had been worn by the Imperial German Army, a standardized approach was followed, culminating in the uniform items intr…
 
VANLIG EPISODE - Pellegruppa var en norsk motstandsgruppe ledet av Ragnar Sollie, aka. Pelle. De sto bak en av norgeshistoriens største sabotasjeaksjoner, og bidro sterkt til at Tyskerne ikke klarte å sende sine soldater til vestfronten mot slutten av krigen. Likevel ble Pellegruppa i stor grad glemt etter krigen på grunn av lederens politiske stås…
 
Part Two - Circa 1941 Greece adventures, plus an exclusive Canadian family story about the Great Escape! Web site - Full episode show notes, links, photo and transcript Web site home page Feedback/reviews - Thank you. Twitter page Facebook page YouTube channel - Loads of my own videos - Dunkirk Mole, Gold Beach, much more ... Links: Royal Indian Na…
 
In Episode 26 of the 'O Group' on the WW2 Nation Podcast we mark the anniversary of Operation Varsity - 24th March 1945 - by speaking with battlefield guide Alex Collins to learn more about one of the largest Allied airborne operations of the war, as well as the experiences of those men of British 6th Airborne and US 17th Airborne Divisions who jum…
 
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