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.
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.
The Battle of the Atlantic
The Battle of Britain is won, but the greatest threat to the British Empire lurks below the waves.
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.
The Fall of France
The Twilight War is over. The battle for Europe’s largest democracy has begun.
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?
We jump back to the beginning of the war in Europe. Unprovoked, Nazi tanks storm across the Polish border. The Blitzkrieg has begun.