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A biweekly podcast covering the last great war. Join Ray Harris Jr as he explores World War Two in intimate detail.

The History of WWII Podcast - by Ray Harris Jr Recorded History Podcast Network

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    • 4.4 • 3.5K Ratings

A biweekly podcast covering the last great war. Join Ray Harris Jr as he explores World War Two in intimate detail.

    Interview w/ Paul Brandus about FDR’s Use of the Media and Midway

    Interview w/ Paul Brandus about FDR’s Use of the Media and Midway

    Writer and White House Correspondent Paul Brandus comes on the show to cover FDR's brilliant use of the media, before Pearl Harbor. Also, we discuss the significance of the Battle of Midway.
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    • 33 min
    Interview w/Damien Lewis about his book Churchill's Great Escapes

    Interview w/Damien Lewis about his book Churchill's Great Escapes

    Writer Damien Lewis comes on the show to discuss his new book Churchill's Great Escapes: Seven Incredible Escapes Made by WWII Heroes. During the war, there was no standing order for Allied Officers to try to escape a POW Camp. However, the men of the British Special Forces saw it differently. What follows is a testament to the courage and endurance of humans with a clear goal and unflappable belief in their cause.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Second Battle of Sirte

    The Second Battle of Sirte

    Desperate, Adm. Cunningham arranges another convoy for Malta. But the Italian Fleet and German Air Arm are ready. The result, a tiny fraction of supplies will get through. Malta’s days as a forward base are coming to an end.
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    • 28 min
    Interview with Brandon Gauthier about his book Before Evil

    Interview with Brandon Gauthier about his book Before Evil

    Professor Brandon Gauthier comes on to discuss his book Before Evil, where he examines the making of 20th Century’s greatest tyrants. He reminds us to never forget that the world’s monsters are humans too, with dreams, fears, ambitions and childhoods. That they were the hero in their own story. Stalin was trying to bring Russia up to date, Hitler was carving out an empire for himself and the German people, Mussolini wanted to be great and at the head of a new roman empire. And Mao wanted to bring order to the chaos around him.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Spitfires Are Coming!

    The Spitfires Are Coming!

    The RAF on Malta actually run out of Hurricane fighters on March 3rd. Fortunately, the promised Spitfires arrive. But how are 15 Spitfires supposed to hold back the entirety of Kesselring’s air arm of Italian and German planes. The dark time for Malta are far from over.
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    • 32 min
    Mussolini's PR Nightmare

    Mussolini's PR Nightmare

    As 1942 opens up the Axis have the upper hand. Still, those in London make plans to invade Sicily. What follows only fills up Davie Jones' locker all the more.
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
3.5K Ratings

3.5K Ratings

Weeto88 ,

Solid

Super great , except for commercials. I stopped listening bc of commercials.

civil war buff 67 ,

Late arrival, great so far!

I’m just up to Pearl Harbor but great so far!

JohnElwaystoiletpaper#7 ,

Great Job

Despite all the criticism you have pushed forward with your podcast. I think you do a great job with this! I hope you continue your amazing work and keep making episodes!👏

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