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Episode 81-Churchill, The Early Years

Episode 81-Churchill, The Early Years

Podcast: Play in new window | Download This episode covers Winston Churchill’s birth, his early school years and his parent’s or lack thereof, influence on the boy.

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Membership Episode 12 is ready!

Membership Episode 12 is ready!

Alfred Krupp finds love and business success! And a son, whom he names after (of course) himself. The first Bertha Krupp in on the scene, but spends much of her time away from Essen, her husband and all that damn soot!

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Episode 80-East Africa, Part 2

Episode 80-East Africa, Part 2

Podcast: Play in new window | Download This episode takes us through the war in East Africa through February 1941, which is the high water mark for The British Empire fighting the Axis without the Russians or America. The cover photo is of the Dongolaas Gorge.

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Membership Episode 11 is Ready!

Membership Episode 11 is Ready!

Alfred Krupp can make cast steel, but can he sell it? Also, Alfred gets his way on the family fortune and stumbles upon the idea of cast steel weapons. History is changed forever. But his first great moment comes as the first World’s Fair at England’s Crystal Palace. The picture is of Queen Victoria opening the fair.

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Membership Episode 10 is ready!

Membership Episode 10 is ready!

McIndoe’s personal views of life find their way into The Guinea Pig Club. As such, the club is filled with love and understanding, but also, high expectations from the men of Ward 3.

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Episode 79-East Africa

Episode 79-East Africa

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The various British commands in East Africa are ready to move against the Italians. Well, not really. But as the Italians retreat after Operation Compass, the British Commonwealth forces have no choice but to advance, ready or not. The cover picture is of the Duke of Aosta. AND I will be on Reddit.com June 19th, noon, EST.

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Episode 78-The Battle of Beda Fomm

Episode 78-The Battle of Beda Fomm

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Gen. O’Connor is planning his next attack when the Italians decide to abandon Cyrenaica. The Race is on! Also, the Replica Newspaper contest.

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Membership Episode 9-Blackie and Dr. Russell Davies

Membership Episode 9-Blackie and Dr. Russell Davies

When Edward Blacksell “Blackie” came to East Grinstead, McIndoe’s team was complete. These three men would help the Guinea Pigs during and long after the war.

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Episode 77-Tobruk

Episode 77-Tobruk

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The British 13th Corps continues pushing west, now it’s Tobruk’s turn. The situation in East Africa causes only more tension between Wavell and Churchill.

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Episode 76-The Army of the Nile

Episode 76-The Army of the Nile

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Italians have been pushed out of Egypt and Gen. Richard O’Connor has lost his 4th Indian Division. Still, he decides to pursue the retreating Italian 10th Army. The Italians make it to the port city of Bardia before British armor can catch them, so that is the next place the Allies will attack, this time using Gen. MacKay’s Australians.

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