A podcast from The National WWII Museum analyzing how World War II has been depicted on film.
Host Seth Paridon Says Goodbye to The National WWII Museum
After 15 years as a historian at The National WWII Museum, Seth Paridon has accepted a position as Deputy Director of the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby.
Minisode To Stalag 17
"Stalag 17" is known for its attention to detail, but in this minisode we expand on aspects of the barracks in which the film did not highlight. Tune in as we discuss life at Stalag 17-B from the eyes of a prisoner at war.
Adapted from a play by fellow prisoners of the camp, "Stalag 17" is dubbed as one of the most realistic portrayals of the American POW experience in Europe. Follow along as we delve into the details—set decorations, acts of deception, morale, and more—in this 1953 film.
Minisode To Flags of Our Fathers
The controversy of the flag raisers was more complex than an identity crisis, but did it matter to the US Marines who were fighting on Iwo Jima? Hear a firsthand account from Colonel Dave Severance of E Company, 28th Marines speak about the moment the second flag was raised.
Flags of Our Fathers
The flag raisers on Iwo Jima helped the Seventh War Bond Drive raise $26 billion dollars for the United States in 1945. Our panelists break down "Flags of Our Fathers" and whether the film accurately portrays the drama behind the most popular photograph of World War II.
Minisode To Guadalcanal Diary
"You nearly starve to death on a troop ship. We were really happy to get off that thing, even if it meant we were going to be killed,” said late US Marine, Dr. Sidney “Sid” Phillips. The fighting on Guadalcanal was just one purgatory of the first offensive in the Pacific.
Wished they would’ve done Thin Red Line.
It could’ve been another insightful episode. Since the movie was also set on Guadalcanal.
Fun and informative
I wish someone at the museum would revive this podcast. It’s perfect for my WWII (university) class.
It’s like hanging out with a bunch of knowledgeable friends after seeing a great WW2 movie.