25 episodes

Join us on a journey into the past & present as we set out to explore the history of WW2. Our travels take us from the Homefront to the battlefields of Europe and beyond. Travel with us as we revisit historical locations, track down wartime relics, pick the brains of veterans and historians and pay our deep respect to the greatest generation. We have a great passion for WW2 history and are determined to learn as much as we can about this time in history and share our experiences with you, the WW2 Community. It’s going to be a long journey, in fact it’s going to be a life long journey.

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    • Society & Culture

Join us on a journey into the past & present as we set out to explore the history of WW2. Our travels take us from the Homefront to the battlefields of Europe and beyond. Travel with us as we revisit historical locations, track down wartime relics, pick the brains of veterans and historians and pay our deep respect to the greatest generation. We have a great passion for WW2 history and are determined to learn as much as we can about this time in history and share our experiences with you, the WW2 Community. It’s going to be a long journey, in fact it’s going to be a life long journey.

    Ep 24 - Part Three: Talking Moonlight Sonata - The Luftwaffe Raid on Coventry 14th November 1940 with Frederick Taylor

    Ep 24 - Part Three: Talking Moonlight Sonata - The Luftwaffe Raid on Coventry 14th November 1940 with Frederick Taylor

    In Episode 24 on the WW2 Nation Podcast, it is our final part looking at Moonlight Sonata with Frederick Taylor. Coming up in this instalment we hear all about the aftermath of the Luftwaffe’s infamous raid and its consequences not only for the city and its inhabitants, but also the fall out for Germany on the international stage, as well as its influence on future operations by both the Luftwaffe and also the RAF Bomber Command.

    Music Featured: Hearts & Flowers by Jeff Kaale.

    • 36 min
    Ep 23 - Part Two: Talking Moonlight Sonata - The Luftwaffe Raid on Coventry 14th November 1940 with Frederick Taylor

    Ep 23 - Part Two: Talking Moonlight Sonata - The Luftwaffe Raid on Coventry 14th November 1940 with Frederick Taylor

    In Episode 23 on the WW2 Nation Podcast we are diving right back into our discussion with Frederick Taylor to discover more about the infamous raid on Coventry on the 14th November 1940 by the Luftwaffe.

    Music Featured: Hearts & Flowers by Jeff Kaale

    • 32 min
    Ep 22 - Part One: Talking Moonlight Sonata - The Luftwaffe Raid on Coventry 14th November 1940 with Frederick Taylor

    Ep 22 - Part One: Talking Moonlight Sonata - The Luftwaffe Raid on Coventry 14th November 1940 with Frederick Taylor

    In Episode 22 on the WW2 Nation Podcast we are talking with Frederick Taylor as this month marks the 79th anniversary of the infamous Luftwaffe raid on Coventry on 14-15 November 1940 during the height of the Blitz of Britain.
    Music Featured: Hearts & Flowers by Jeff Kaale

    • 33 min
    Ep 21 - Part Three: Talking the Day The Devils Dropped In - The 6th Airborne Division in Normandy 1944 with Neil Barber

    Ep 21 - Part Three: Talking the Day The Devils Dropped In - The 6th Airborne Division in Normandy 1944 with Neil Barber

    In Episode 21, it is our third and final part of Talking the Day The Devils Dropped In with historian Neil Barber. Within this we discuss Jeff Haward's experiences with the 1/7th Middlesex Battalion; the Commandos' important role and experiences of Stan Scott with No.3 Commando as well as learning about Neil's current work looking at the blowing of the 5 bridges across the River Dives and Divette.

    Music Featured: Hearts & Flowers by Jeff Kaale

    • 31 min
    Ep 20 - Part Two: Talking the Day The Devils Dropped In - The 6th Airborne Division in Normandy 1944 with Neil Barber

    Ep 20 - Part Two: Talking the Day The Devils Dropped In - The 6th Airborne Division in Normandy 1944 with Neil Barber

    Coming up in Episode 20 on the WW2 Nation Podcast, it is Part Two of Talking the Day The Devils Dropped In with historian Neil Barber and in which we will be discussing the actions by those men of the 7th Parachute Battalion and OBLI in holding the two bridges (Horsa & Pegasus) over the River Orne and Caen Canal. We will also be chatting about commemoration beyond the 75th Anniversary as well as a few of the brave actions that took place around the bridges in those first 24 hours, including one Neil believes should have seen a Victoria Cross given for.

    Music Featured: Hearts & Flowers by Jeff Kaale

    • 28 min
    Ep 19 - Part One: Talking the Day The Devils Dropped In - The 6th Airborne Division in Normandy 1944 with Neil Barber

    Ep 19 - Part One: Talking the Day The Devils Dropped In - The 6th Airborne Division in Normandy 1944 with Neil Barber

    In Episode 19 of the WW2 Nation Podcast, we speak with 6th Airborne Division historian & author Neil Barber to discuss the important role this airborne unit played on D-Day and during the subsequent fierce fighting of the 1944 Normandy campaign.

    In Part One (of 3), we discover why Neil first started researching the men and actions of the British 6th Airborne Division in Normandy in 1944. Before diving right into discussing the plan, role and actions of Lt Colonel Terence Otway's 9th Parachute Battalion assault on the Merville Battery on D-Day as well as the proceeding fighting in Amfreville and up at the Chateau St Come.

    Music Featured: Hearts & Flowers by Jeff Kaale

    • 26 min

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Good all round podcast

Great listen, good selection of guests and some interesting interviews.

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