History of the Second World War is a weekly podcast which will cover World War 2, beginning with the tumultuous years after the First World War, continuing into the descent into war during the 1930s, through the war years, and then into the post war aftermath.
64: The Third Republic Pt. 4 - Left Left Left Right Left
The events of February 6th 1934 would result in a new unity on the French Left, enter the Popular Front.
21: Fighter Pilot Nostalgia with Dr. Michael Hankins
Release Note: I was unable to record this week, so pulling forward this interview that was going to release later this year.
In this interview I was joined by Dr. Michael Hankins to discuss Fighter Pilot Nostalgia before, during and after the Second World War. The conversation ends up far past the Second World War, but I simply cannot resist a discussion of jet fighters.
You can follow Dr. Hankins on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Hankinstien
Dr. Hankins' Website: http://mwhankins.com/index.html
Flying Camelot: The F-15, the F-16, and the Weaponization of Fighter Pilot Nostalgia: https://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/9781501760655/flying-camelot/
From Balloons to Drones: https://balloonstodrones.com
63: The Third Republic Pt. 3 - France and Friends
Among the most important projects by France during the 1930s would be relations with other nations.
62: The Third Republic Pt. 2 - The Shadow of Victory
After their victory during the First World War the French had some very real problems. Those problems and their possible solutions would shape French policy during the interwar years.
61: The Third Republic Pt. 1 - The Maginot Line
During the interwar period the French decided to take a bit of concrete and build some fortifications, 5 billion Francs later they had completed an impressive bit of construction.
20: Fascism in Interwar France with Dr. Chris Millington
Follow Dr. Millington on Twitter: @DrCMillington
A History of Fascism in France: From the First World War to the National Front https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/history-of-fascism-in-france-9781350006539