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

    Battle of the Points

    Battle of the Points

    In attempting to smash MacArthur’s line on the Bataan Peninsula, Gen. Homma will send several amphibious end runs behind the lines. If all works out well, in this Battle of the Points, the Allies will loose all. If not, those Japanese troops may find themselves sacrificed, with nothing to show for it. 
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    • 38 min
    Things You Don’t Need To Know

    Things You Don’t Need To Know

    Diffusing a bomb, landing an airplane, selling your soul… very few people in the world need instructions on topics like these. Luckily Ari Cagan is here to talk to the experts in these limited fields and then teach you everything you’ll never need to know. Listen now, wherever you get your podcasts!
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    • 9 min
    The Battle of Bataan

    The Battle of Bataan

    Gen. Homma sends his forces at MacArthur's defensive line on Bataan. For days the line holds, until it doesn't. Falling back, the Allied try to keep cohesion, in order to stave off destruction.
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    • 42 min
    Retreat to Bataan

    Retreat to Bataan

    As Gen. Jonathan Wainwright conducts the battle of the 5 lines, Gen. MacArthur declares Manila an open city and continues to pressure Washington to send him supplies and reinforcements. All the while, Gen. Homma comes to control more and more of Luzon.
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    • 33 min
    Bataan or Bust

    Bataan or Bust

    With the defenses of Lingayen Gulf shattered, Gen. MacArthur has decided to retreat to the Bataan peninsula, though there are no waiting supplies there. So while there is fighting to the north and south of Manila, supplies and men are moved to the final defensive position. Yet, Gen. Homma increases the pressure with a fresh invasion at Lamon Bay.
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    • 29 min
    Introducing Business Movers

    Introducing Business Movers

    In Wondery’s newest series, Business Movers, host Lindsay Graham dives deep into the inner workings of some of the most successful companies of all time. From the origin stories of their famed leaders to the million dollar idea that catapulted them to success, how exactly did these companies grow from an idea and a dream to multi-billion dollar corporations? Hear the landmark decisions, the scandals, and the stunning triumphs that made them who they are. First up: Walt Disney. Listen at wondery.fm/historyofwwii_movers
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    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

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3.1K Ratings

3.1K Ratings

Carrot (not tiktok) ,

Confused

Why does it start on episode 15

alejandroTerrazas ,

Very impressive

Since 2012 do a podcast on WWII. Just remarkable the amount of information.
Well done mate.

KLLKKkk ,

Can’t believe

I can’t believe you sucked me into listening to hearing stuff you don’t need to know promo. Never will listen to another one

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