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Unknown History provides you with surprising, quirky, and remarkable tales from the past, so you can pretend you paid attention in history class. Hosted by renowned author Giles Milton. To download podcast episodes not shown here, visit QuickandDirtyTips.com

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Unknown History provides you with surprising, quirky, and remarkable tales from the past, so you can pretend you paid attention in history class. Hosted by renowned author Giles Milton. To download podcast episodes not shown here, visit QuickandDirtyTips.com

    Launching the Airlift

    Launching the Airlift

    The Berlin Airlift saved the city from starvation during the Russian blockade of 1948. But supplying over two million people for over a year via airplane was a Herculean feat that almost didn't happen. Unknown History delves deeper into the American solution.
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    The Siege: Could the Berlin Airlift Save Berlin?

    The Siege: Could the Berlin Airlift Save Berlin?

    When the Soviets cut off all supply routes to western Berlin in 1948, they didn't anticipate the ingenuity and tactical planning skills of Army Brigadier General Frank Howley. Could the Berlin Airlift really keep the entire city alive during the siege?
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    The Strangling of Berlin

    The Strangling of Berlin

    The Soviets' siege of Berlin did not begin with a bang, but rather a series of smaller infractions, starting with stopping trains to check passengers' papers to cutting off routes for trucks that delivered milk.  Giles Milton dives into another moment of Unknown History.
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    A Battle of Wits in Post-War Berlin

    A Battle of Wits in Post-War Berlin

    Western allies in post-war Berlin had never encountered the likes of General Alexander Kotikov, a staunch communist with a velvet touch.
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    Churchill's Iron Curtain

    Churchill's Iron Curtain

    Winston Churchill's seminal 1946 speech in Westminster College gave not only a name to growing Soviet influence in Central and Eastern Europe, it also foresaw the future of the Iron Curtain.
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    The Great Berlin Power Struggle

    The Great Berlin Power Struggle

    The opening shots of an ensuing power struggle were fired in the Allied Kommandatura, the four-power body established to run Berlin convened in July 1945. But mistrust and manipulation among the key players threatened the outcome over the most pressing issues: food, looting, shootings, and the arrest of Nazis.
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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 Ratings

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Donna

Love all the goodInformation you guys give with the show and the fun that goes with it… Thanks so much take care💕👋🏻👋🏻

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Incredible

One of the best history podcasts out there

talks too fast ,

Talks to fast

It is pretty interesting but the host talks SUPER fast and always sounds depressed

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