The WW2 Podcast

A military history podcast that looks at all aspects of WWII. With WW2 slipping from living memory I aim to look at different historical aspects of the Second World War.

http://www.ww2podcast.com

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 47m. Bisher sind 143 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 18 hours 27 minutes

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episode 140: How to kill a Panther tank


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...


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   36m
 
 

episode 139: German Uniforms of WWII


'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...


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   50m
 
 

episode 138: Hang Tough: Major Dick Winters


Since the HBO WWII miniseries Band of Brothers aired in 2001, Major Dick Winters of the 101st Airborne has garnered international acclaim. His exploits hit key moments of the North Western European campaign in 1944-45 as Winter’s took part in D-Day,...


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 2021-03-15  1h1m
 
 

episode 137: Operation Lena and Hitler's Plots to Blow up Britain


The common narrative of the war often completely overlooks Germany’s attempts to run spies in Britain. In actual fact, for more or less the whole of the war the German secret service, the Abwehr, were sending agents into Britain. In this episode...


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 2021-03-01  37m
 
 

episode 136: The Defeat of Army Group South, 1944


At the start of 1944 the German army on the Eastern Front was reeling after suffering defeats at Stalingrad and Kursk. Hitler was keen to hold on to the territory occupied by the Germans, but all the while the Wehrmacht was forced to give up ground to...


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 2021-02-15  50m
 
 

episode 135: Spaniards in the British Army


In previous episodes we’ve touched upon the Spanish civil war, when the war came to an end there was a large number of displaced Spanish living in France and to a less extent other Europe countries. With the second world war looming, the French...


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 2021-02-01  1h20m
 
 

episode 134: The Original Jeeps


During the interwar years the US army had worked to develop a light weapons carrier, but by 1940 the ‘perfect’ vehicle had not been found. The war in Europe focused minds in the American army and in June it compiled a list of requirements for a...


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 2021-01-15  39m
 
 

episode 133: Rome


City of Terror, the German Occupation 1943-44


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 2021-01-01  56m
 
 

episode 132: The 746th Far East Air Force Band


Richard Burt was part of the the 746th Far East Air Force Band, based in the Philippines. At the end of WWII just before the band were split up, using a single microphone they recorded a final performance to magnetic wire. Richard Burt he brought...


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 2020-12-20  29m
 
 

episode 131: Economists at War


How a Handful of Economists Helped Win and Lose the World Wars


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 2020-12-15  53m