The Official National D-Day Memorial podcast with Host Dr. John C. McManus.
No Sacrifice Too Great Part 1 with Gregory Fontenot
Col. Gregory Fontenot joins the podcast to discuss his latest book, No Sacrifice Too Great: The 1st Infantry Division in World War II.
As a soldier in a graves registration company, Robert Berry cared for D-Day's fallen and later helped the National D-Day Memorial develop the world's most complete account of those lost that day. His legacy of service in "We Salute You."
D-Day Scholarship with Joe Balkoski
2023 National Infantry Association Order of St. Maurice recipient Joe Balkoski rejoins the podcast. As research moves from veteran accounts to archeology, we discuss the future of D-Day scholarship.
Blinded while in a Japanese prisoner of war camp, Thomas Gagnet would later testify in the war crimes trials in Japan, with the hope that just punishment would help prevent another war. We honor his service in "We Salute You."
Utah Beach with Joe Balkoski
Named "top living D-Day historian" by USA Today, author Joe Balkoski takes us back to Utah Beach.
In "We Salute You," we honor Peter Monsma, a Dutch native who would return to the Netherlands while serving his adopted home as a U.S. Army chaplain.
The Airborne Experience
Our hosts jump right into the airborne experience in Normandy in this discussion of paratroopers and gliders.
In "We Salute You," we honor, Herman Addleson, a paratrooper who was so eager to serve but lost his life in the early hours of D-Day.
Pointe du Hoc
Peggy Noonan wasn't alive when Rangers scaled the cliffs but was tasked with writing President Reagan's speech to be delivered at Pointe du Hoc. In the audience - the veterans who saved the world. No pressure!
As an army photographer, Kegham Nigohosian was supposed to capture the history Noonan would write about at Pointe du Hoc. We honor his service in out "We Salute You" segment.
Angels Against the Sun Part 2 with James M. Fenelon
Someone Talked! is the official podcast of the National D-Day Memorial.
Paratrooper-turned-historian James M. Fenelon re-joins our hosts to discuss the 11 th
Airborne Division’s Pacific campaigns, narrated in his latest book Angels Against the
English at birth and American by wartime, Charles Rippon returned to England to train
but never made it home to Pennsylvania after D-Day. The story of his service is in our
“We Salute You” segment.
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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.
Have enjoyed this podcast as a member of 29th Division Association it has hit home. Love Episode with Joe Balkoski.
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!