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A podcast from The National WWII Museum analyzing how World War II has been depicted on film.

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A podcast from The National WWII Museum analyzing how World War II has been depicted on film.

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    Host Seth Paridon Says Goodbye to The National WWII Museum

    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.

    • 2 min
    Minisode To Stalag 17

    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.

    • 12 min
    Stalag 17

    Stalag 17

    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.

    • 55 min
    Minisode To Flags of Our Fathers

    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.

    • 18 min
    Flags of Our Fathers

    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.

    • 56 min
    Minisode To Guadalcanal Diary

    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.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
229 Ratings

229 Ratings

kanesteve ,

Great stuff!

It’s like hanging out with a bunch of knowledgeable friends after seeing a great WW2 movie.

Rodeorowdy ,

Entertaining and historical insights on WWII films

I really enjoy this podcast and look forward to playing all of them.

drodrix ,

Awesome Podcast - Not Just For History Buffs

The discussions of the movies are a good balance of historian and film critic, and are as entertaining as the films themselves. These folks aren’t shy, but they don’t nitpick. They also provide good background details.

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