8 episodes

Narrated by British army veteran and armored warfare instructor Richard Cutland, and brought to you by Wargaming, the Finest Half Hour pays tribute to the heroism of those who opposed fascist tyranny.

With a rich soundscape including period recordings, the series explores all facets of World War 2, from the gut-wrenching decisions of commanders, the sacrifices of individual soldiers, and the terrifying new weapons of war that changed the battlefield forever.

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Narrated by British army veteran and armored warfare instructor Richard Cutland, and brought to you by Wargaming, the Finest Half Hour pays tribute to the heroism of those who opposed fascist tyranny.

With a rich soundscape including period recordings, the series explores all facets of World War 2, from the gut-wrenching decisions of commanders, the sacrifices of individual soldiers, and the terrifying new weapons of war that changed the battlefield forever.

    Cracking Enigma

    Cracking Enigma

    The unbreakable code. The undecipherable cypher. The lynchpin of German communications. The Enigma. If the code could be broke it might change the very outcome of the war. 

    • 26 min
    The Battle of the Atlantic

    The Battle of the Atlantic

    The Battle of Britain is won, but the greatest threat to the British Empire lurks below the waves.

    • 27 min
    Setting up the Pieces

    Setting up the Pieces

    This week we take a step back from the battles and the conquests to take a look at the major players. 

    • 28 min
    The Fall of France

    The Fall of France

    The Twilight War is over. The battle for Europe’s largest democracy has begun.

    • 31 min
    The Twilight War

    The Twilight War

    The Finns mount perhaps the greatest defense in the history of modern arms. Norway falls to might of fascist arms. But at what cost?

    • 31 min
    Case White

    Case White

    We jump back to the beginning of the war in Europe. Unprovoked, Nazi tanks storm across the Polish border. The Blitzkrieg has begun.

    • 25 min

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