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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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    • 4.4 • 3.6K Ratings

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

    Introducing Grey History Podcasts: The French Revolution

    Introducing Grey History Podcasts: The French Revolution

    Join me in listening to the first episode of William Clark's exploration of The French Revolution, from the Grey History Podcast. Clark goes deep and explores the grey areas around all history and certainly of Revolutionary France. The following is the episode that got the whole thing going. Prepare to binge!
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    • 44 min
    Rommel is Stopped in His Tracks

    Rommel is Stopped in His Tracks

    Rommel gathers his panzers in the south for another attack. But he has gone to the well, one time too many. Monty predicts this and plans his own cauldron trap. The question is, can the Afrika Korps be tricked into taking the bait? And for the first time, the U.S. Army Air Force helps take on The Desert Fox.
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    • 25 min
    Monty Sets the Stage for Rommel

    Monty Sets the Stage for Rommel

    Monty comes to grips with the type of fighter Rommel is and plans accordingly. More men are brought forward and a trap is set for the Axis forces. Meanwhile, Churchill brings the Allies closer together with a visit to Stalin in Moscow. The bad news is there will be no cross channel attack in 1942. The good news is that the Americans will soon land in North Africa.
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    • 20 min
    Interview w/ Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch: The Nazi Conspiracy & Churchill Gives British 8th Army to Monty

    Interview w/ Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch: The Nazi Conspiracy & Churchill Gives British 8th Army to Monty

    First, Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch come to discuss The Nazi Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill. For the second episode: Auchinleck is out, Monty and Harold Alexander are in. They all know that Rommel is going to attack and soon, so Monty gets to work, ordering forward more men and telling 8th Army: We are here to win, not try. Thus all trucks on standby for a retreat, will be sent away. Meanwhile, Keith Park takes over air operations on Malta and decides, now is the time to go back on the offensive.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Second Battle of Ruweisat Ridge

    The Second Battle of Ruweisat Ridge

    Though both sides are depleted, Churchill wants Auchinleck to attack again, so he does. As not much has changed, the result is another loss of men, material and fuel, with nothing to show for it. Meanwhile, Rommel is asking for more of everything as he is so close to Cairo and finally taking North Africa for the Axis. But soon, there will be another actor on the stage as the Americans make plans to land on the African continent.
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    • 23 min
    The First Battle of Ruweisat Ridge

    The First Battle of Ruweisat Ridge

    With the First Battle of El Alamein over, the two generals settle for smaller battles while their reinforcements arrive. C in C, ME Auchinleck will take a page from Rommel’s book, by forcing The Desert Fox to react to him. But then Rommel shows why he’s worth studying, by turning the tables on Ruweisat Ridge.
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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
3.6K Ratings

3.6K Ratings

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Great WWII podcast!

Ray Harris Jr. has a great voice and consistent uploads with no bad episodes. The ads are put in the beginning and end of episodes and not in the middle of the episode. Keep going Ray, you can do the whole of the war at this pace!

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Great history podcast

Have enjoyed the first 210 episodes so far keep up the great work also not for sure if you have done so, but if you could, please include podcast links to other podcasts, you have mentioned in these podcasts on your website. Thank you very much for your work and research.

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Real history

True riveting stories about man and the Greatest Generation Week by week and day by day stories of the General/Admirals to the Privates and Sailors from both sides The book review have been great I now have a great library to read

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