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Achtung! Achtung!

Comedian Al Murray and historian James Holland discuss all matters WW2.

WW2 Pod: We Have Ways of Making You Talk is a bi-weekly show exploring the war in close up. James and Al have a stunning knowledge of their subject, but don't expect a linear narrative. The boys love a tangent and a forgotten tale.

We Have Ways of Making You Talk roams down forgotten front lines, casts new villains and makes the case for unlikely heroes.

Send questions to James and Al via Twitter using #WeHaveWays or by email to wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com

Join our membership club for extra content, livestreams and ad-free listening: patreon.com/wehaveways

WW2 Pod: We Have Ways of Making You Talk We Have Ways

    • History
    • 4.8 • 3.4K Ratings

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Achtung! Achtung!

Comedian Al Murray and historian James Holland discuss all matters WW2.

WW2 Pod: We Have Ways of Making You Talk is a bi-weekly show exploring the war in close up. James and Al have a stunning knowledge of their subject, but don't expect a linear narrative. The boys love a tangent and a forgotten tale.

We Have Ways of Making You Talk roams down forgotten front lines, casts new villains and makes the case for unlikely heroes.

Send questions to James and Al via Twitter using #WeHaveWays or by email to wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com

Join our membership club for extra content, livestreams and ad-free listening: patreon.com/wehaveways

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    USA: The War in Saipan

    USA: The War in Saipan

    As war raged on land in Western Europe in June 1944, the island of Saipan witnessed a naval bombardment never seen before.
    John McManus leads James Holland in a crash course on the first objective of Operation Forager - the brave battle of the US Marines and 27th Infantry Division to occupy the Marianas.
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    • 48 min
    Normandy: The Final Chapter

    Normandy: The Final Chapter

    As Al Murray and James Holland return on English shores, they look back at their Normandy podcast series - the way we think about war, and the foolish decision made by former PM Rishi Sunak to leave D-Day commemorations early.
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    • 38 min
    Hill 192: Capturing Kraut Corner

    Hill 192: Capturing Kraut Corner

    Al Murray and James Holland delve into the Battle of Hill 192 - a crucial fight between the 2nd Infantry Division and German 3rd Fallschirmjäger Division to capture this key strategic point near Saint-Lô.

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    • 36 min
    The Battle of Hill 112: The Hill is Secured (Part 2)

    The Battle of Hill 112: The Hill is Secured (Part 2)

    Securing the high ground was key to victory in Normandy. Al Murray and James Holland continue their journey in the footsteps of Allied soldiers from 80 years ago.
    Through idyllic fields, thick forest and deep hedgerows - they pick out individual stories of the first joined up operation after the 6th June landings.
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    • 55 min
    The Battle of Hill 112: The Barrage Begins (Part 1)

    The Battle of Hill 112: The Barrage Begins (Part 1)

    The Battle for Normandy didn’t end with D-Day. James Holland is re-united with Al Murray to retrace the steps of the Allied Operation EPSOM - 80 years to the day.
    Through idyllic fields, thick forest and deep hedgerows - they pick out individual stories of the first joined up operation after the 6th June landings.

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    • 42 min
    D-Day: A Warning From History?

    D-Day: A Warning From History?

    Will we lose a tangible connection to WW2 once the final veteran dies? Is Europe sleepwalking into another monumental war?
    Continuing our on-the-ground Normandy series, James Holland meets up with friends and historians to chat about the legacy of Operation OVERLORD.
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.4K Ratings

3.4K Ratings

Screaming Merlin ,

A gripping D-Day education!

I’m now on episode 6, and the balance of facts and displaying human spirit is impeccable. The technical innovations before D-Day that made it possible alone are awe inspiring. Everybody should listen and be made to understand this. We can probably all think of people who would would do well to tune in.

awfulrubbishdreadful ,

Grumpy

Whilst I appreciate that June 24 has probably been quite “busy” for Al and James. I think two episodes from Normandy is disappointing.

Not sure why I’m paying for this tbh.
Other free sites have the same episodes.
I’m sure the guys are busy with other stuff but don’t please don’t forget why..your “customers” are out here.

I’m also wondering whether the podcast is running its course. After the 80 year anniversary will they now start to run out of “meaningful” (interesting to all) subject matter.

Paps_58 ,

Normandy Series

In a word - EPIC! 👏👏👏👏👌👍👍

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