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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.

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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 Battle of Mandalay

    The Battle of Mandalay

    The British led forces are retreating from Burma. But first they must get to Mandalay and across the Ava Bridge there, all the while keeping the Japanese at bay. The most Gen. Slim and Stilwell can hope for is to get out of the fighting, mostly intact.
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    • 35 min
    Interview with Lesley Blume about her book: Fallout

    Interview with Lesley Blume about her book: Fallout

    Lesley MM Blume joins us to tell of the US Government coverup of the effects of the Atomic Bomb. The book: Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover Up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Burma: The Great Retreat Begins

    Burma: The Great Retreat Begins

    It's the beginning of the end for the Allied defense of Burma. While Gen. Slim's men are pushed back, their Chinese Allies in the Shan States of Eastern Burma are set upon and scattered.. Their remnants head back to China. Still, Gen. Slim wants to stay and fight and plans to build on Gen. Joseph Stilwell's string of victories, but even these can not alter the course of the wider war.
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    • 34 min
    The Battle of Yenaungyaung

    The Battle of Yenaungyaung

    Gen. William Slim will have to use all his experience and cunning to survive this latest defeat and retreat. In the balance is the entire 1st Burma Division. Fortunately for the Allies, Chinese Gen. Sun Li-jen of the 38th Division had dreamed as a boy that he would win a great victory and bring glory to China. The Sun was about to shine bright!
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    • 39 min
    Interview with Michel Paradis about his book Last Mission to Tokyo

    Interview with Michel Paradis about his book Last Mission to Tokyo

    Michel Paradis joins us to talk about his book, Last Mission to Tokyo: The Extraordinary Story of The Doolittle Raiders and Their Final Fight for Justice. A few of the pilots are captured by the Japanese, tortured and sentenced to death. And it will be those Japanese officers connected with this cruelty, that will be tried by the American Government.
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    The Battle of Prome

    The Battle of Prome

    The British lead Allies will suffer defeat on land, sea and in the air, but Gen. Slim will not give up. Moving his men north after loosing at Prome, the defenders set up a new line further to the north. The Chinese lend another force to this new defensive line, but what arrives is a far cry than the tough 500th Division.
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    • 26 min

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