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The WW2 Podcast

Angus Wallace

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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 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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Kjære lytter! Fra og med denne uken vil du finne Historiepodden WW2 i appen Untold - Podcasts. Last ned nå, og hør kostnadsfritt i én måned. I Untold finner du helt originale temapodkaster om alt fra seriemordere til familieliv. Last ned Untold - Podcasts fra AppStore: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/untold-podcasts/id1611737079?ppid=93ad685a-a4c6-45…
 
A great tale of one man's survival when so many around him lost their lives in Italy and beyond. Features 5th Canadian Division. Plus a fascinating U-Boat tale about weather station Kurt sneakily set up by the enemy in Newfoundland. More great unpublished history! Donate To Salvation Army Ukraine Crisis Appeal https://bit.ly/FightingThroughSalvatio…
 
Rodolfo Graziani, Marshal of Italy, Viceroy of Ethiopia and one of Mussolini's most valued generals remains to this day a divisive figure in his homeland. Revered by some Italians as a patriot and vilified by others as a murderer. From the allied perspective, he was the Italian general whose troops surrendered en masse to the British during operati…
 
Rodolfo Graziani, Marshal of Italy, Viceroy of Ethiopia and one of Mussolini’s most valued generals remains to this day a divisive figure in his homeland. Revered by some Italians as a patriot and vilified by others as a murderer. From the allied perspective, he was the Italian general whose troops surrendered en masse to the British during operati…
 
KURIOSITET - Grethe Bartram var en dansk informant for Gestapo, som gikk under kodenavnet “Thora”. I løpet av nazistenes okkupasjon av Danmark, skal hun ha angitt flere titalls medlemmer av den lokale motstandsbevegelsen. Noe som gjorde at hun mottok en dødsdom etter 2. verdenskrig. Last ned Untold - Podcasts fra AppStore: https://apps.apple.com/us…
 
The tale of an Australian soldier who has to bury dead Japanese soldiers - a very distasteful duty but one which years later paid him back in positive ways he could not have imagined at the time. More great unpublished history! Donate To Salvation Army Ukraine Crisis Appeal https://bit.ly/FightingThroughSalvationArmy Red Cross/ Disasters Emergency …
 
VANLIG EPISODE - Del 1 - George S. Patton var en av de mest berømte generalene, som kjempet på alliert side under 2. verdenskrig. Han ble særlig kjent for sin eksentriske personlighet, og ekstremt aggressive lederstil. I del én av to episoder om Patton går vi gjennom første halvdel av hans lange militære karriere, der noen stikkord er reinkarnasjon…
 
VANLIG EPISODE - Ljudmila Pavlitsjenko var en sovjetisk snikskytter, som har blitt husket som “Lady Death.” Hun skal ha drept så mange nazister, at hun ble sendt på turné til USA, der hun blant annet ble en venn av den amerikanske førstedamen, Eleanor Roosevelt.
 
In 1940 the British Purchasing Commission approached North American Aviation (NAA) to build under license Curtis P-40 fighters. NAA suggested that rather than produce an old design they proposed a new design, this would become the P-51 Mustang. When fitted with the Roll-Royce Merlin engine, the Mustang would be one of the most important fighters of…
 
In 1940 the British Purchasing Commission approached North American Aviation (NAA) to build under license Curtis P-40 fighters. NAA suggested that rather than produce an old design they proposed a new design, this would become the P-51 Mustang. When fitted with the Roll-Royce Merlin engine, the Mustang would be one of the most important fighters of…
 
Second part of a long chat with Australian veteran Leslie Cook, his views on the Pacific war and more tales of his WW2 adventures. Play link re the mobile tank mine – the Goliath https://overcast.fm/+lXX7AU7I/1:17:22 Donate To Salvation Army Ukraine Crisis Appeal https://bit.ly/FightingThroughSalvationArmy Red Cross/ Disasters Emergency Committee h…
 
KURIOSITET - Del 2 - I denne andre delen om Jonas Lie, følger vi Lies strenge regime som politiminister og hans SS-oppdrag på Østfronten. Vi hører også hvordan Lies psykiske og fysiske helsetilstand forverret seg kraftig gjennom krigen, grunnet fyll og sykdom, før han møtte sin skjebne i maidagene 1945.…
 
A long chat with Australian veteran Leslie Cook, his views on the Pacific war and more tales of his WW2 adventures. Various family stories and an opportunity to donate to one of the several charities supporting the refugees. Donate To Salvation Army Ukraine Crisis Appeal https://bit.ly/FightingThroughSalvationArmy Red Cross/ Disasters Emergency Com…
 
KURIOSITET - Del 1 - Jonas Lie var en av de mektigste og mest forhatte norske nazistene under krigen. Som leder for Statspolitiet og senere politiminister sto han bak nazifiseringen av det norske politiet, samt en rekke dødsdommer. Som SS-offiser deltok Lie på Østfronten to ganger, og ble tildelt Jernkorset av Heinrich Himmler. I denne første del a…
 
On September 1, 1939, the day World War II broke out in Europe, Gen. George Marshall was sworn in as chief of staff of the U.S. Army. Ten months later, Roosevelt appointed Henry Stimson secretary of war. For the next five years, from adjoining offices in the Pentagon, Marshall and Stimson headed the army machine that ground down the Axis. In this e…
 
On September 1, 1939, the day World War II broke out in Europe, Gen. George Marshall was sworn in as chief of staff of the U.S. Army. Ten months later, Roosevelt appointed Henry Stimson secretary of war. For the next five years, from adjoining offices in the Pentagon, Marshall and Stimson headed the army machine that ground down the Axis. In this e…
 
SERIE - Hitlers innerste sirkel, del 6 - I denne tredje og siste delen om Martin Bormann, Hitlers personlige sekretær og den brune eminensen i nazipartiet, skal vi ta for oss det store mysteriet som plaget både nazi-jegere, etterretningstjenester og vanlige folk etter krigen: Hva skjedde med Bormann? Døde han i løpet av maidagene i 1945, eller over…
 
KURIOSITET - Tommy Macpherson var en av de høyest dekorerte britiske soldatene fra 2. Verdenskrig. Kledd i kilt, landet han med fallskjerm i det okkuperte Frankrike, for å utføre sabotasjeaksjoner mot nazistene. Dette gjorde han så effektivt at han fikk kallenavnet The Kilted Killer. Nazistene utlyste derfor en dusør på 300 000 franc, til den som s…
 
The expansion of British industry to cater for war production began to be put in place in the 1930s. But still with the outbreak of war Britain needed to stretch every sinew to harness, coordinate and maximise its resources. Firstly to defend itself and then to help liberate Axis-occupied countries. In this episode, I'm joined by Neil Storey. Neil …
 
The expansion of British industry to cater for war production began to be put in place in the 1930s. But still with the outbreak of war Britain needed to stretch every sinew to harness, coordinate and maximise its resources. Firstly to defend itself and then to help liberate Axis-occupied countries. In this episode, I’m joined by Neil Storey. Neil …
 
This month marks the anniversary commemorations of the Commando Raid on St. Nazaire on 28th March 1942, and as such in Season 2, Episode 12 I will be featuring an interview that I did a few years ago with veteran Ernest Booth about his wartime service and experiences, as Ernest discussed with me during this interview his best friend from Sheffield,…
 
KURIOSITET - Achille Starace var partisekretæren i det italienske fascistpartiet. Han fikk ansvaret for å “fascistifisere” Italia. Men Staraces overentusiastiske tilnærming og merkelige påfunn, gjorde at til og med Benito Mussolini til slutt gikk lei.
 
KURIOSITET - Major Digby Tatham-Warter var en eksentrisk britisk offiser, under 2. Verdenskrig. Han hadde blant annet tigerjakt som hobby, og insisterte på å gå til kamp mot nazistene utstyrt med paraply. I tillegg gjennomførte han en av de mest vellykkede redningsoperasjonene under 2. verdenskrig.
 
In Season 2, Episode 11 we turn our attention to looking at one of Britain’s most iconic wartime aircraft in the form of the Avro Lancaster, as this month marks the anniversary of its first operational flights with RAF Bomber Command during the Second World War in March 1942. Today we are talking with historian and author Steve Darlow to learn more…
 
Tobruk was one of the greatest Allied victories – and one of the worst Allied defeats – of the Second World War. Almost from the start of producing the podcast I’ve wanted to do an episode looking at Tobruk. I think it probably first gets a mention in episode 11 when we looked at Richard O’Connor, since then the town has come up in numerous episode…
 
Tobruk was one of the greatest Allied victories – and one of the worst Allied defeats – of the Second World War. Almost from the start of producing the podcast I’ve wanted to do an episode looking at Tobruk. I think it probably first gets a mention in episode 11 when we looked at Richard O’Connor, since then the town has come up in numerous episode…
 
VANLIG EPISODE - Wolfram von Richthofen var en av de mest høytstående offiserene i det tyske flyvåpenet Luftwaffe. Både før og etter 2. verdenskrig gjennomførte han noen av de mest beryktede bombeangrepene i moderne historie. Dette er historien om en av Hitlers mest kompetente og hensynsløse generaler.…
 
Insights into the 2022 Ukraine crisis from 1944. Various family stories and an opportunity to donate to one of the several charities supporting the refugees. Donate To Salvation Army Ukraine Crisis Appeal https://bit.ly/FightingThroughSalvationArmy Red Cross/ Disasters Emergency Committee https://bit.ly/FightingThroughRedCross Sources of news/discu…
 
KURIOSITET - Irena Sendler var en polsk-katolsk sosialarbeider som arbeidet i den jødiske gettoen i Warszawa under Andre verdenskrig, da Polen var okkupert av nazistene. Sendler var del av et hemmelig polsk motstandsnettverk, og hun reddet til sammen 2500 jødiske barn i løpet av krigen. For å klare dette, risikerte hun livet gjentatte ganger og måt…
 
In Season 2, Episode 10, we find ourselves heading straight back to the battlefields of Normandy in June 1944, as today I am joined by battlefield guide Ben Mayne as we discuss the 1st East Riding Yeomanry and their experiences fighting alongside the men of the 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles during the opening stages of the battle for Cambes-en-…
 
We are back in the Pacific, this time looking at the air war primarily over Guadalcanal. US Marine aviators landed on the island shortly after the Marine ground forces. As Japanese troops held out on Guadalcanal, the skies over the island were heavily contested. In this episode, we are focusing on the top-scoring marine pilots over Guadalcanal. Joi…
 
We are back in the Pacific, this time looking at the air war primarily over Guadalcanal. US Marine aviators landed on the island shortly after the Marine ground forces. As Japanese troops held out on Guadalcanal, the skies over the island were heavily contested. In this episode, we are focusing on the top-scoring marine pilots over Guadalcanal. Joi…
 
VANLIG EPISODE - Vasily Zaitsev var en snikskytter, som har blitt husket som en av de store sovjetiske krigsheltene fra Andre verdenskrig. Under Slaget om Stalingrad skal han egenhendig ha tatt livet av minst 242 fiendlige soldater, og derfor mottatt Sovjetunionens høyeste æresmedalje. Dette er fortellingen om en av historiens dødeligste snikskytte…
 
In Season 2, Episode 9, we are diving right back into our conversation with Paul Woodadge looking at the experiences of his Great Uncle Lt. Cyril Rand leading the men of his Platoon in C Company 2/Royal Ulster Rifles during the fierce fighting in Normandy in July 1944. In this particular instalment, we shall be turning our attention to their experi…
 
A thrilling Part 2 of German submarine U-111’s tour of the North Atlantic during the second world war. By Kurt Schoenthier. Sinkings, survivals and POW's. Plus stacks of family stories and more. LINK TO KO-FI LINK TO BUY ME A COFFEE Song For The Bad Guys from Next Exit From Babylon by Nick Feint There are 11 tracks on his brand new album. Below is …
 
KURIOSITET - Da Hitlers styrker invaderte Sovjetunionen i 1941, ble den ukrainske hovedstaden Kiev raskt intatt av tyskerne. Dette var byen til Dynamo Kiev, et av datidens beste fotballag. Da laget ble oppløst av nazistene, fikk flere av spillerne jobb på et bakeri. De opprettet så det nye laget laget FC Start, og da de igjen begynte å vinne fotbal…
 
Today I am joined by Normandy battlefield guide, military historian, and presenter of WW2TV, Paul Woodadge, as we turn our attention to looking at the 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles and their experiences in Normandy during that summer of 1944. The Riflemen hold a rich history, with their origins dating back to the late 1700’s, and seeing action …
 
At the end WWII 473 men had been honoured by the United States for their bravery and sacrifice by receiving the Medal of Honor. The Medal was awarded to men of all ranks - from Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwright at the top all the way down to 18-year-old Private Joseph Merrell. Although 1 million African Americans served in the military during …
 
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