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The Official National D-Day Memorial podcast with Host Dr. John C. McManus.

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    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

The Official National D-Day Memorial podcast with Host Dr. John C. McManus.

    Sand and Steel Part 1 with Peter Caddick-Adams

    Sand and Steel Part 1 with Peter Caddick-Adams

    On the eve of the 80th anniversary of D-Day, our hosts are joined by renowned military historian Peter Caddick-Adams to discuss his 2019 book Sand and Steel.

    Caddick–Adams was born in London in 1960 and educated at Shrewsbury School, Sandhurst and Wolverhampton University, where he gained First Class Honours in War Studies; he received his PhD from Cranfield University. He worked in the House of Commons, then taught at Oxford and Birmingham Universities before being appointed Lecturer in Military and Security Studies at the UK Defence Academy in 1998, and Lecturer in Air Power Studies at RAF Halton since 2012. Concurrently, he pursued a second career in the UK Regular and Reserve Forces, was commissioned in 1979 and joined the Reserves in 1985.He has extensive experience of various war zones, including the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan. During 1996–7 he was the official NATO Historian in Bosnia, based in Sarajevo, and was also the UK Historian during the Iraq War of 2003. 

    • 56 min
    Someone Talked! LIVE with Paul Woodadge

    Someone Talked! LIVE with Paul Woodadge

    Broadcasting live from Bedford, Virginia, and Normandy, France, the National D-Day Memorial presents Someone Talked! featuring special guest Paul Woodadge.

    Recorded LIVE on May 17, 2024. 

    • 2 hr 2 min
    The Paratrooper Generals Part 2 with Mitch Yockelson

    The Paratrooper Generals Part 2 with Mitch Yockelson

    The Paratrooper Generals author Mitch Yockelson returns with more on Matthew Ridgway and Maxwell Taylor. The 2020 book is the first book to explore in depth the significant role these two division commanders played on D-Day, describing the extraordinary courage and leadership they demonstrated throughout the most important American campaign of World War II.

    Yockelson is the author of 6 books and as the Investigative Archivist Manager leading the Archival Recovery Program for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), he investigates theft and fraud cases of America's protected government records and historical artifacts.

    • 54 min
    The Paratrooper Generals Part 1 with Mitch Yockelson

    The Paratrooper Generals Part 1 with Mitch Yockelson

    Author Mitch Yockelson joins us with insights from his latest work, The Paratrooper Generals: Matthew Ridgway, Maxwell Taylor, and the American Airborne from D-Day through Normandy.

    Generals during World War II usually stayed to the rear, but not Matthew Ridgway and Maxwell Taylor. During D-Day and the Normandy campaign, these commanders of the 82nd “All-American” and the 101st “Screaming Eagle” Airborne Divisions refused to remain behind the lines and stood shoulder-to-shoulder with their paratroopers in the thick of combat.

    Yockelson is the Investigative Archivist Manager for the National Archives and Records Administration, a historian, and professor.

    • 58 min
    The Savage Storm Part 2 with James Holland

    The Savage Storm Part 2 with James Holland

    We pick up our conversation on Italy in WWII with renowned historian James Holland, author of The Savage Storm: The Battle for Italy 1943.

    • 1 hr
    The Savage Storm Part 1 with James Holland

    The Savage Storm Part 1 with James Holland

    Acclaimed WWII historian James Holland returns to Someone Talked! to discuss his latest book The Savage Storm: The Battle for Italy 1943, in which he narrates and reframes the controversial first months of the Italian Campaign.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

BoilermakerDave ,

Fantastic World War II Podcast

A wonderful podcast featuring great historians with insightful perspectives. I really enjoy the varied historians and their thoughts on their subjects. Highly recommend listening to this podcast.

rdsnyder21 ,

Wonderful Podcast

Have enjoyed this podcast as a member of 29th Division Association it has hit home. Love Episode with Joe Balkoski.

DuskWinters ,

Great podcast! Off to a fascinating start!

Very interesting! Dr McManus paints a very vivid picture of some amazing people and their experiences. Looking forward to more episodes!

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