The WW2 Podcast

WWII History : Angus Wallace


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.

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81 - Britain's Blockade of Europe & the response of the ICRC

47:26 | Dec 15th, 2018

During WWII Britain put into motion the strategy of blockading Germany, to deprive her of essential goods. In Greece this would lead to famine, and a relief operation organised by the International Red Cross. I’m joined by Dr James Crossland o...Show More

80 - The Italian Army In North Africa

28:41 | Dec 1st, 2018

Long standing listeners will have heard me chat to Walter Zapotoczny before, in episode 57 we looked at Ardennes offensive, and in episode 63 we looked at German penal battalions. Patrons of the podcast might recall on both occasions after I’d fin...Show More

Last Man Standing: Geoffrey Rothwell

1:10:25 | Nov 26th, 2018

In #53 I talked to Gabrielle McDonald-Rothwell about the SOE agent Diana Rowden. Afterward Gabrielle told me about her husband Geoffrey Rothwell, was the last surviving pilot for SOE during the war. Sadly since then Geoff has passed away, but Gab...Show More

79 - The Forgotten Dead: Exercise Tiger

50:45 | Nov 15th, 2018

‘On a dark night in 1944, a beautiful stretch of the Devon coast became the scene of desperate horror. Tales began to leak out of night-time explosions and seaborne activity. This was practice for Exercise Tiger, the main rehearsal for the Utah Beach...Show More

78 - Bones of My Grandfather

1:01:54 | Nov 1st, 2018

US Marine, Lt Alexander Bonnymanlanded on Tarawa in December 1942. He was mortally wounded leading an assault on a Japanese bunker, which was key to defense of the island, and act for which he would posthumously receive the Medal of Honor. In this...Show More

Hitler's Vikings

1:02:46 | Oct 15th, 2018

We're looking at 'Hitler's Viking's', those Waffen SS units that were comprised of volunteers from Scandinavia in the latest the podcast. Last year, in episode 55, I discussed the Flemish Waffen SS, with Jonathan Trigg. Since then he’s been busy...Show More

76 - RAF Flight Engineers

46:45 | Oct 1st, 2018

Way back in episode four of the podcast, I talked to Andrew Panton about the Lancaster Bomber; Andrew is the pilot of Lancaster ‘Just Jane’ here in the UK. Whilst chatting the role of flight engineer came up, I had no clue what they actually did, I w...Show More

75 - The Rise of Hitler and National Socialism

1:04:07 | Sep 15th, 2018

September 2018 marks the 80th anniversary of the Munich agreement, where Neville Chamberlain flew to Germany to meet Hitler. He famously returned with an agreement which he believed would deliver ‘peace in our time’. It got me thinking about Hitle...Show More

74 - The M3 'Grant' Tank

33:01 | Sep 1st, 2018

The American built M3 tank was one of the first tanks purchased and supplied in large numbers to the British army in WWII, where it was known as the 'Grant' or the 'Lee'. It's the first American built tank I became aware of as a child, when I saw ...Show More

73 - Ghost Riders: Operation Cowboy

42:48 | Aug 15th, 2018

Mark Felton is back, with another cracking story he’s managed to turn up in the archives, that of Operation Cowboy; the book is Ghost Riders. It recounts the activities of an American unit which raced into Czechoslovakia to accept the surrender of...Show More

72 - Mediterranean Strategy

1:00:21 | Aug 1st, 2018

Back in episode 7, I talked to Alexander Fitzgerald-Black about his MA thesis which focused on the allied air campaign in support of Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily. Alex and I have kept in touch and always said we should do another episo...Show More

USS Indianapolis

46:52 | Jul 15th, 2018

In this episode we’re looking at the sinking of the USS Indianapolis. Returning from delivering the atomic bomb to Tinian, the Indianapolis was hit twice by Japanese torpedoes. She sank just over 10 minutes. 800-900 men went in the shark infest...Show More

70 - Aerial Warfare

51:03 | Jul 1st, 2018

In the last episode we looked at the development of the world’s navies during the interwar period. To compliment that I thought we’d do something similar with aerial warfare. It is easy to forget in 1939 aviation was still very much in its infancy, a...Show More

69 Interwar International Naval Policy

37:16 | Jun 15th, 2018

Today what I thought we’d investigate the interwar naval treaties which aimed to prevent conflict, but at the same time, what they did was help shape the navies of the world, in the run up to WWII. In this episode I’m talking to Craig Symonds. Cra...Show More

68 Go Betweens for Hitler

35:17 | Jun 1st, 2018

When Hitler came to power he had few international connections, what he needed was people he could trust, who were connected to the highest echelons of power. We look at the ‘back channels’, the aristocratic go betweens that Hitler employed.

67 - Luftwaffe Night Fighter ‘Ace’, Wolfgang Thimmig

43:51 | May 15th, 2018

Joining me today is Max Thimmig, Max’s grandfather was the German WWII night fighter ace, Wolfgang Thimmig. Wolfgang joined the German Army, the Reichswehr, in 1934, and was one of the early pilots in Hitler’s newly created Luftwaffe, in 1935. Inc...Show More

66 - Northrop P-61 Black Widow

46:18 | May 1st, 2018

The P-61 was built in response to the Blitz on Great Britain, in 1940. The RAF were in need of a night fighter and they confirmed with their US counterparts on the specifications. The result was a twin tail plane with a crew of three, it was specific...Show More

65 Lt Col William Edwin Dyess

1:07:06 | Apr 15th, 2018

This episode, is released just after the 75th anniversary of the escape of ten US POWs, from the Davao Penal Colony. The man made famous for escaping was Lt. Col. William Ed Dyess. A fighter pilot who not only fought in the air, but during the de...Show More

64 - The Early Guadalcanal-Solomons Campaign 1942

1:18:19 | Apr 1st, 2018

One of my first guests was Jeffrey Cox, we discussed in length the Java Sea campaign in episode 14. Jeff has been busy for the last couple of years writing his follow up book Morning Star, Midnight Sun – The Early Guadalcanal-Solomons Campaign of ...Show More

Strafbattalion: Hitler's Penal Battalions

38:26 | Mar 15th, 2018

In episode 57 I talked to Walter Zapotoczny about Ardennes Offensive, chatting with him it told me had had a new book out in 2018 looking at German Penal Battalions. That sounded like a topic right up my street so I got him back to talk with us.

Betrayed: The Buchenwald Airmen

1:13:17 | Mar 1st, 2018

In this episode we’re going to be discussing the plight of 168 Allied Airmen who found themselves imprisoned in Buchenwald concentration camp. It’s something that even to this day governments seem unwilling to admit to. Joining me is Frederic Mart...Show More

61 - RAF Liberators Over Burma

51:42 | Feb 15th, 2018

If Slim’s 14th army was the ‘Forgotten Army’ the RAF bombing campaign in the Far East is even more forgotten! In this episode I'm talking to Matt Poole. Matt's mother is from Liverpool, her first husband was in the RAF serving in Burma when he ...Show More

60 Alarmstart: German Fighter Pilots in Europe

49:42 | Feb 1st, 2018

Joining me is Patrick Eriksson. Patrick is the author of Alarmstart: The German Fighter Pilot’s Experience in the Second World War. Since the 1970’s Patrick has been an associate member of the German Air Force Veterans Association interviewing and...Show More

59 - Case Red: The Collapse of France

56:17 | Jan 15th, 2018

In this episode I’m looking at ‘Case Red’ the German attack on France post Dunkirk. Often when we talk about the Battle of France the history seems to stop at Dunkirk, in actual fact the fight carried on for a few more weeks. There was still British ...Show More

58 Lost Warriors: Seagrim and Pagani of Burma

1:01:32 | Jan 1st, 2018

In this episode we’ll be looking at two British soldiers in occupied Burma. Major Hugh Seagrim operated for two years behind the Japanese lines, organising Karen resistance. He crosses paths with Roy Pagani, trying to make his way back to British...Show More

57 - The 110th Holds In The Ardennes, 1944

34:07 | Dec 15th, 2017

This episode is being released on the 15th of December, the eve of the Battle of the Bulge. It was the 16th of December 1944 that Hitler launched Operation Watch on the Rhine, the last great offensive in the West. Joining me today is Walter Zapoto...Show More

56 - Haile Selassie’s Mongrel Foreign Legion.

52:00 | Dec 1st, 2017

In the classic narrative WWII starts with the invasion of Poland in 1939, though for the Chinese it started with the Japanese invasion of Manchuria in 1931. Wikipedia solves the start date by stating ‘relate conflicts started earlier’, and that is wh...Show More

Darkest Hour

23:42 | Nov 22nd, 2017

I’ve been promising you an extra episode since September...  Well it never came off, I was all prepared to discuss the end of the war in the Pacific but I struggled to pin down the guest so I gave up! But good things come to those that wait! I ...Show More

55 - The Flemish Waffen SS

58:20 | Nov 15th, 2017

Within a year of Belgium falling to the Germans in 1940, Belgian citizens were volunteering to join the Waffen SS to fight communism on the newly formed Eastern Front. Thousands volunteered, and the suffered heavy casualties. I’m joined by Jonath...Show More

54 - The Bataan Death March

44:57 | Nov 1st, 2017

One topic we’ve skirted round in a number of episodes is the Bataan Death March, its been a topic I’ve been keen to look at as we’ve mentioned it a few times. I’m joined by Jay Wertz from "World War II Comix"

53 - Her Finest Hour: Diana Rowden, SOE Agent

1:12:09 | Oct 15th, 2017

Last year I talked to Greg Lewis about the female agents in the British Special Operations Executive, SOE, who Churchill had tasked with “setting Europe ablaze”. In this episode we’ll be looking specifically at Diana Rowden who was flown into France ...Show More

52 Shadow Over the Atlantic

45:16 | Oct 1st, 2017

Between 1943-45 Fernaufklärungsgruppe 5 “Atlantik” would fly missions of up to 18 hours at a time over the Atlantic. They acted as the eyes for the U-Boats. Equipped with big, four-engined Junkers Ju 290s Fernaufklärungsgruppe (FAGr) 5 'Atlantik' und...Show More

51 The German Airborne Threat to Britain & the Psychological Impact

47:59 | Sep 15th, 2017

I was reading the British Journal for Military History and an article caught my eye titled The Psychological Impact of Airborne Warfare & the British Response to the Airborne Threat by Dr Tim Jenkins.

50 - Operation Tonga

48:51 | Sep 1st, 2017

In this episode I’m looking at Operation Tonga, the British airborne element that lead the way during the D-Day landings in 1944.

49 - Castle of Eagles

1:05:34 | Aug 15th, 2017

In this episode we’re looking at high ranking British POWs held by the Italians and their attempts at escape. It’s arguably a story to rival that of the Great Escape or Colditz. Joining is Dr Mark Felton.

48 - Fallen Giants: The Russian T-35 Tank

42:02 | Aug 1st, 2017

In this episode I’m looking at the giant soviet T-35 tank with Francis Pulham. As you will discover the T-35 was a peculiar vehicle with five turrets, very few were ever produced and almost all were knocked out very early in the war. Francis is the a...Show More

47 - Flying to Victory: The Western Desert Campaign 1940-41

47:28 | Jul 15th, 2017

In this episode we’re in the Western Desert in 1940-41 looking at the air campaign fought by Raymond Collishaw and his RAF crews. Collishaw was a WW1 fighter ace. When the war broke out in 1939 now Air Commodore Collishaw he commanded an RAF Group in...Show More

The Covenanter Tank

43:47 | Jul 6th, 2017

As many of you know I bang on about supporting me via Patreon at the start of each episode. These small donations pay for hosting, software and help me to find the time to dedicate to the show. After two years of plugging away I’ve finally reached my...Show More

46 - Fighting Through From Dunkirk to Hamburg

52:45 | Jul 1st, 2017

In this episode we’re going to be discussing Bill Cheall. Bill joined the Green Howard's in 1939, a regiment in the British army, and fought throughout the whole war. He was evacuated through Dunkirk, fought in the Desert, took part in the invasion o...Show More

45 - The Jersey Brothers

44:57 | Jun 15th, 2017

In this episode we’re looking at three brothers all in the US Navy at the start of the war, and their remarkable story. Today I’m joined by Sally Mott Freeman, her book “The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Que...Show More

44 - The Winter War: The British Reaction to the Invasion of Finland

41:27 | Jun 1st, 2017

Last year I talked to Irish Historian Bernard Kelly about his book “Military Internees, Prisoners of War and the Irish State during the Second World War”, thats episode 23 for those who haven’t listened. We discussed how the Republic of Ireland walke...Show More

43 - The Red Cross: Humanitarians at War

57:42 | May 15th, 2017

The role of the International Committee of the Red Cross during WWII is complicated. Closely bound to Switzerland the ICRC tried to remain neutral whilst at the same time operating with in the boundaries of the Geneva Conventions. Criticised for its ...Show More

42 - The Battle of the Coral Sea

44:18 | May 1st, 2017

In January I had an email from Bob Drury, if that name sounds familiar it’s because I chatted to Bob in episode 30 talking about Old 666. He wondered what I had planned for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea. As it happens I’d not a...Show More

41 - Amphibious Operations in WWII

39:27 | Apr 15th, 2017

We’re looking at amphibious operations during the war in this episode. Until I started researching I hadn’t realised how many there were. We’re all pretty familiar with the handful in the European Theatre but in the Pacific the list is long…  In this...Show More

40 - Homefront to Battlefront

58:55 | Apr 1st, 2017

I’ve been planning to look at some individual soldiers stories for some time, the first was going to be the story of a Green Howard who fought through from D-Day until the end of the war. As his story is similar to my great uncles everyone in my fami...Show More

39 - Allen Dulles and the German Resistance

54:33 | Mar 15th, 2017

In this episode we’re looking at a topic we touched up on in way back in episode 06 when we looked at the OSS.  We’re looking at the OSS station chief in Bern, Switzerland, Allen Dulles and his connections with the German resistance during the WWII. ...Show More

38 - The Race for the Rhine

48:57 | Mar 1st, 2017

Once the Allies had crossed the English Channel on D-Day the next large natural barrier would be the crossing of the Rhine into Germany. Toward the end of 1944 the fighting had been hard, the Americans had slogged through the Hürtgen Forest, everyone...Show More

37 - 82nd Airborne at Operation Husky

51:02 | Feb 15th, 2017

In 1943 the Allies made their first mass use of Airborne troops in support of the landings on Sicily. By this time the Germans had already ruled out any further mass use of the airborne Fallschirmjäger after Crete, though a huge success the price pai...Show More

36 - Volunteers and Pressed Men

38:55 | Feb 1st, 2017

In this episode we’ll looking at how Britain found the manpower to fight the war. By the end at least four and a half million had served from Britain, if we add to that figure Empire and Commonwealth forces we’re looking it perhaps upwards of ten mil...Show More

35 - Air Campaigns on the Eastern Front

46:47 | Jan 15th, 2017

In this episode I’m talking to Edward Hooton and we’re looking at the air war over the Eastern Front, a topic I’m not familiar with. From my own point of view it's always been overshadowed by the ground war. Edward has written a number of books on a...Show More

34 - Surviving the Nazis, Gulags and Soviet Communism

56:52 | Jan 1st, 2017

In this episode we’re looking at the plight of those Jews fleeing Poland who headed east into Russia after the German invasion of 1939. It’s a story I wasn’t at all familiar with. I’m joined by Annette Libeskind Berkovits. Annettes father Nachman fle...Show More

33 - The American St Nick

39:29 | Dec 15th, 2016

With the holiday season upon us I've a festive episode for you.  The US 28th Infantry Division landed in France in July of 1944. After fighting through the Bocage and taking part in the parade through Paris to mark its liberation they were sent to th...Show More

32 - Operation Sea Lion - The invasion of Britain

1:00:42 | Dec 1st, 2016

We're looking at the Operation Sea Lion, the German invasion plan for Britain in the latest podcast. I'm joined by Robert Forczyk.  Robert is a prolific author and military historian. His latest book “We march against England: Operation Sea Lion 1940...Show More

31 - Shadow Warriors: Daring Missions of WWII by Women of the OSS and SOE

51:21 | Nov 15th, 2016

In this episode we’re looking at women in the secret services, SOE and OSS during WWII. Women played a crucial role a number operating in the field as agents. In occupied countries it was easier for them to blend in than young men of military age. I’...Show More

30 - Lucky 666: The Impossible Mission

45:07 | Nov 1st, 2016

In 1943 a lone B-17 Bomber set off on a solo reconnaissance mission, it was to be a 1200 mile round trip. Passing within range of Japanese airbases they were swarmed by Zero fighters... It would be only plane of the war where two of the personal woul...Show More

29 - Selling Hitler

52:23 | Oct 15th, 2016

In this episode I’m talking to Nicholas O'Shaughnessy. Nicholas is is currently Visiting Professor in the Centre for Strategic Communication at King's College London. His new book Selling Hitler examines the Nazi’s use of propaganda and argues Hitler...Show More

28 - Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina

38:33 | Oct 1st, 2016

In this episode I'm joined by Matt Dearden and we're looking at the iconic WWII Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina flying boat. We look at both the history of he plane, and how it flies! Matt is a co-ownder of Miss Pick Up and a qualified pilot. You can fi...Show More

27 - Anthropoid: Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich

47:07 | Sep 15th, 2016

I’d seen the 1975 film Operation Daybreak and was aware of the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, but what I wasn't aware of was the utter destruction of the village of Lidice as an act of vengeance and how the Staffordshire miners helped with the r...Show More

26 - Operation Agreement

37:28 | Sep 1st, 2016

We’re in North Africa in this episode of the podcast. The War in the desert was full of ups and downs for both Axis and Allies. In January 1941 Tobruk fell to the Allies. With the arrival of Rommel the Allies were forced back and Tobruk held out unde...Show More

25 - MacArthur

59:23 | Aug 15th, 2016

In this episode I'm looking at Douglas MacArthur with Walter Borneman. MacArthur is one of those personalities that war throws up which I find hard to pin down. They have a big personalities and seemingly a huge confidence within themselves that over...Show More

24 - Stug Revisited and the Plasch Palatka

13:29 | Aug 1st, 2016

I’ve a bit of a different episode for you. In our look at the Stug I talked to Jon Phillips who was close to completing his two year restoration of his Stug III. The deadline for getting the engine in and running was the Yorkshire Wartime Experience ...Show More

23 - Military Internees and the Irish Free State

43:08 | Jul 15th, 2016

In this episode we’re looking at the peculiar situation the Republic of Ireland, Eire, found itself during the second world war. Along with countries such as Sweden, Switzerland and Spain, Eire trod the difficult path of remaining neutral. With all t...Show More

22 - 1941: Fighting the Shadow War

59:29 | Jul 1st, 2016

In december last year we looked at how Churchill in 1940 kept Britain in the war. In this episode we’re crossing the pond to look at Roosevelt and America in 1940/41. At the outbreak of war in Europe the majority of the American people did not want t...Show More

21 - WWII Tank Hunting

41:47 | Jun 15th, 2016

Have you ever wondered where to find surviving WWII tanks? Craig Moore's is a invaluable resource in tracking them down. What could be better than a summer holiday roaming Europe ticking tanks off your tank-spotter list!  Craig also w...Show More

20 - The Castaway’s War

33:21 | Jun 1st, 2016

In this episode we’re in the Pacific in 1943 looking at the exploits of Lieutenant Hugh Miller. After his ship the USS Strong is sunk he washes up on a Pacific island terribly injured. It’s is a remarkable story of survival, and a one man war against...Show More

19 - The Winter Fortress

47:20 | May 15th, 2016

In this episode we’re looking at the attempts to disrupt and destroy Germany's access to heavy water, which was essential for their atomic research. If that sounds familiar that could be because you’ve seen the film “The Heroes of Telemark” or watche...Show More

18 - The Nazi Hunters

1:01:02 | May 1st, 2016

In this episode we’re look at Nazi war criminals and those that tracked them down. I’m joined by Andrew Nagorski. Andrew is an award winning journalist who for three decades served as a foreign correspondent, and editor for Newsweek.  He has written ...Show More

17 - Shooting Up: Drug use in WWII

44:35 | Apr 15th, 2016

It’s a little known fact that during the second world war drugs were issued to those men on active service on a monumental scale, hundreds of millions of pills were produced. The drug of choice was amphetamines, stimulants used to help push troops be...Show More

16 - The De Havilland Mosquito

56:01 | Apr 1st, 2016

In today’s episode we’re looking at the De Havilland Mosquito. It was fast, extremely versatile and made from wood, affectionately referred to as the “Mossie”. Over 7,000 were built, yet only two remain flying today. I’m joined by John Lilly, Ross Sh...Show More

15 - The British Resistance: Auxiliary Units

38:51 | Mar 15th, 2016

By the end of June 1940 the Battle of France was over, the British Army had been plucked from the Beaches of Dunkirk, but much of its heavy equipment had been abandoned in France. It looked like Britain would be the next target for the Nazi war machi...Show More

14 - The Java Sea Campaign

1:07:19 | Mar 1st, 2016

In this episode we’re looking at the Java Sea Campaign, with Jeffrey Cox. Jeff’s book Rising Sun, Falling Skies: The disastrous Java Sea Campaign of World War II from Osprey publishing, examines the events following Pearl Harbor. In their own lighti...Show More

13 - Gliders

48:43 | Feb 15th, 2016

In this episode I’m looking at the use of Gliders during the war and I’m joined by Matt Yates. Matt is a member of Chalk a living history group in the north of England who specialise in the British Glider Regiment and its activities from 1942 to 1945...Show More

12 - Assault Gun: The German StuG

24:32 | Feb 1st, 2016

The StuG started development before the war and was in full production by 1940. Designated an Assault Gun it was designed round a Panzer III chassis but no turret, this gave it an extremely low profile. It's role was to support infantry as they follo...Show More

11 - The Forgotten Victor: Richard O'Connor

1:02:12 | Jan 15th, 2016

At a time when Britain stood alone there was one shining light in North Africa. Richard O'Conner's Operation Compass was on the cusp of capturing the whole of North Africa, before his troops were diverted to Greece. His stunning victories in 1940/41 ...Show More

10 - Parcels From Home: Red Cross Parcels During WWII

42:59 | Jan 1st, 2016

Parcels delivered by the International Red Cross proved to be a lifeline for many Prisoners of War. These were guaranteed by the Geneva Convention of 1929 providing PoWs with tobacco, food and some hygiene products. For many they supplemented the mea...Show More

09 - Angels of the Underground: Resistance in the Philippines

46:46 | Dec 15th, 2015

In this episode I'm joined by Professor Theresa Kaminski. We look at the Japanese occupation of the Philippines and the extraordinary stories of those women who escaped internment and help American POWs and those interned. Theresa’s speciality is Ame...Show More

08 - Churchill and Britain's Decision To Fight in 1940

29:57 | Dec 1st, 2015

By the end of 1940 Britain defiantly stood alone against Nazi tyranny. Appeasement of the late 1930s was a reaction against the slaughter of the First World War, even after the fall of France some in power advocated a peace with Germany. In this epis...Show More

07 - Eagles over Husky: The Role of the Airforce during the invasion of Sicily

57:11 | Nov 1st, 2015

The invasion of Sicily would be the largest Allied amphibious landing at that time undertaken. After just 38 days of bitter fighting the Allies conquered the Island, but thousands of Germans had escaped capture, evacuated over the Straits of Messina....Show More

06 - The OSS - America's WW2 Intelligence Service

42:59 | Oct 1st, 2015

In this episode I talk to Douglas Waller about the Office of Strategic Services, the OSS. The US entered the Second World War with no foreign intelligence service. Roosevelt selected William Donovan, WW1 Medal of Honor recipient, to create an agency...Show More

05 - The Dieppe Raid

48:51 | Sep 1st, 2015

In this episode I talk to Canadian historian Mark Zuehlke, and we look at Operation Jubilee, the Raid on Dieppe.   In August of 1942 a force of 6,000, predominantly Canadians, including the Calgary Tank Regiment, mounted a raid on the French port o...Show More

04 - The Lancaster Bomber

28:31 | Aug 1st, 2015

In this episode I talk to Andrew Panton of the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage centre. Andrew is lucky enough to be one of the pilots for their Lancaster Bomber “Just Jane”. The Lancaster is arguably, one of the most well known planes designed and bu...Show More

03 - Omar Bradley

40:17 | Jul 1st, 2015

Omar Bradley commanded more Americans in combat than any other General before or since, at its peak his 12th Army Group numbered 1.7 million men! In the pantheon of World War II leaders he is over shadowed by bigger characters such as Patton or MacAr...Show More

02 - The USS Neosho: The Ship That Wouldn't Die

42:05 | Jun 1st, 2015

The USS Neosho was a fleet oiler during WW2. She was delivering fuel at Pearl Harbour when it was attacked in December 1941. Laiden with fuel, if hit she would have caused and an enormous explosion.  The quick thinking Captain saved her on that day. ...Show More

01 - The German Halftrack - SdKfz 251

0:00 | May 1st, 2015

In this first episode of the WW2 podcast Angus talks to Paul Hilditch, of the Northern WW2 Association, about the iconic German halftrack, the Sd.Kfz 251.