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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.

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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.

    Race to the Stalin Line

    Race to the Stalin Line

    Soviet Gen. Kirponos does reasonably well in defending his SW Front, when he is told what is going on. But that is irregular at best. Soon, Lvov falls and all know that the next major battle will take place along the Stalin Line.

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    • 29 min
    Army Group South is on the March

    Army Group South is on the March

    Army Group South advances but Stalin believes the main German thrust will happen here, so plans accordingly.
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    • 28 min
    Operation Barbarossa: What's Plan B?

    Operation Barbarossa: What's Plan B?

    Gen. Zhukov has outsmarted and outlasted Gen. Von Bock to the north, south and now, in front of Moscow. The Germans will take a rest. But then the Soviets say, my turn.

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    • 19 min
    Operation Typhoon: All or Nothing

    Operation Typhoon: All or Nothing

    With the panzers attacking on the flanks, Von Bock’s main thrust is coming right at Moscow. But between the weather, a lack of fuel and Gen. Zhukov’s determination, Army Group Center can’t seem to close the deal.

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    • 21 min
    Interview w/ James Holland. His book, The Savage Storm, The Battle For Italy 1943

    Interview w/ James Holland. His book, The Savage Storm, The Battle For Italy 1943

    First, historian James Holland comes on to discuss Italy’s final phase as an Axis Partner. However, bad timing on the Allies part will cause the Italian Campaign to become a long slog. Then back to the regular series: Stalin reinforces the lines in front of Moscow, but the Germans miss this. So launch their supposed final attack against Stalin’s capital. Despite the lack of fuel and winter clothing, the Germans can’t help but think this is all about to be over. It had only begun.

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Moscow: Dark Days Are Coming

    Moscow: Dark Days Are Coming

    Operation Typhoon is launched. Surely, there can’t be that many defenders still before Moscow. But what Berlin will miss is when Stalin starts recalling entire experienced divisions from the Far East. And one group of soviet fighters figures out a way to combat the dreaded panzers.

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
3.7K Ratings

3.7K Ratings

Hughbert G. Rection ,

Engrossing and full of detail

I love the way Ray goes into details about obscure theaters of the war that I am only vaguely familiar with. The only downside is because of the audio format, sometimes it’s hard to follow the level of detail, such as which infantry brigade is in which city as described in the narrative. But well worth a listen for World War II fans, even though with extensive knowledge.

Dradjaz ,

Sincere but limited

This host is clearly sincere, well-informed and prepared.

But in most shows he simply reads his lecture and tends to slip into a carelessly sing songy narrative cadence.

Otherwise this is pretty solid and documented.

Kilometer123456789 ,

Why annoying commercials

Good and interesting podcast but what a pity for the stupid commercial messages which are annoying and promoting questionable products.

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