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A biweekly podcast covering the last great war. Join Ray Harris Jr as he explores World War Two in intimate detail.

The History of WWII Podcast - by Ray Harris Jr Recorded History Podcast Network

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    • 4.6 • 346 Ratings

A biweekly podcast covering the last great war. Join Ray Harris Jr as he explores World War Two in intimate detail.

    Interview with RayInterview with Ray Boomhower about his book: Richard Tregaskis-Reporting Under Fire From Guadalcanal to Vietnam

    Interview with RayInterview with Ray Boomhower about his book: Richard Tregaskis-Reporting Under Fire From Guadalcanal to Vietnam

    Ray Boomhower has written about 3 important war correspondents, Richard Tregaskis, Ernie Pyle and Robert L. Sherrod. Today we discuss the young Tregaskis as he covers events like Midway, Guadalcanal, and the invasion of Sicily. Tregaskis will almost die in Italy, but will return to the Pacific to cover the approach to the Japanese home islands. 
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    • 59 min
    Interview with Scott Rank of The History Unplugged Podcast

    Interview with Scott Rank of The History Unplugged Podcast

    Scott Rank comes on the show to discuss the more impactful events of the Pacific Campaign: The East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, The Battle of Midway, the Fire Bombing of Tokyo and the likely casualties of an Allied invasion onto the main Japanese Islands. 
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    • 52 min
    Operation Primrose

    Operation Primrose

    As the Battle for the Atlantic is not going well for the Allies, Churchill’s War Cabinet puts into motion a plan to steal a Nazi Enigma machine. Bletchley Park has been trying to break the German Naval codes for years, but more is needed. Meanwhile Malta is about to get a reprieve from the Germans who are preparing for Operation Barbarossa. But one last air raid is needed. Pic-U-110 and the HMS Bulldog.
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    • 36 min
    Introducing: Eclipsed

    Introducing: Eclipsed

    Stories you never knew you never knew. From Campside Media, ECLIPSED is a new weekly narrative history podcast. Hosted by writer Bijan Stephen (The Verge, The Believer), each episode features a story hidden in the shadow of another event. Lakes disappear, sailors cry, and pop stars go into battle on this season of ECLIPSED.
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    • 5 min
    Malta's Orders: KBO-Keep Buggering On

    Malta's Orders: KBO-Keep Buggering On

    With Crete falling so quickly Churchill and Adm. Cunningham have to assume that Malta is next. Still, ABC expects his subs, like the Upholder, to hold the line until Malta can be reinforced.
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    • 24 min
    Interview with Scott Bury about his Eastern Front Trilogy

    Interview with Scott Bury about his Eastern Front Trilogy

    Author Scott Bury joins us to talk about his Eastern Front Trilogy. The story centers around Maurice Bury, a Canadian who is forced to fight for Soviet Russia against Nazi Germany.
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
346 Ratings

346 Ratings

edstrtr ,

Great podcast

Really enjoy Ray Harris!

Remote Play is even worse ,

For the young guns

I’m on episode 20 so I did just start. I’m 25 and just wanted to let you know that it’s a great podcast for the young guys too. I love all of the background and I think the great part about the podcast is that you can dive deep and don’t have to rush anything. It’s a lot more refreshing to just listen to a lot of the back stories. Love all the work you’ve done so far. Thanks a lot.

Poty789 ,

Great start but….

I began listening to your podcast and found it promising as I listened to the events leading up to the start of the war. I was disappointed, however, to find that the battle for Poland was covered in less than an episode and that the old trope of Polish cavalry launching attacks on German armour was repeated. Compare that to the latest episode that is part 3of the Doolittle Raid. I haven’t listened to that yet but it would seem to be that your coverage is uneven. This is a huge undertaking you’ve set out on and I don’t want to discourage because there is still much that I’m learning. So thanks.

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