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Episode 61-Able but Unwilling

Episode 61-Able but Unwilling

Podcast: Play in new window | Download This time, we cover the tension between Churchill and two of his three service leaders in North Africa and the Mediterranean. Marshall Graziani is poised like a statue to invade Egypt. But, like a statue, he doesn’t move. And Admiral Cunningham takes his weaker naval vessels and reminds the Italians what war means. The cover photo is of Graziani.

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Project History Cage Match-Rome: Over-rated?

Project History Cage Match-Rome: Over-rated?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Is the influence and greatness of the Roman Empire over-rated? Listen to your’s truly and other history podcasters debate this and find out!

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Episode 60C-WWII meets China History Podcast

Episode 60C-WWII meets China History Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | Download WARNING: The following is not a normal WWII episode. But, it is entertaining! With the kind permission of The China History Podcast, here is the 100th episode of Laszlo Montgomery’s podcast. Together, he and I talk about our podcasts, other history podcasts and our experiences over the last two years. Enjoy! You’ll laugh, we certainly did.

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Episode 60B-Talk History

Episode 60B-Talk History

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Zack Twamley of the When Diplomacy Fails Podcast joins me in discussing the events of Episode 60 as well as the war so far covered in Europe.

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Episode 60-Sand, Saltwater and Oil

Episode 60-Sand, Saltwater and Oil

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Mussolini wants his Roman Empire in Africa. But the British refuse to yield. Gen. Archibald Wavell is asked to do much, with very little. France is out of the war, so the battle for the Mediterranean Sea and North Africa is between Great Britain and Italy. For now.

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Episode 59-Miracles and Mistakes

Episode 59-Miracles and Mistakes

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Here is the Final Episode of The Battle of Britain series. We sum up the Luftwaffe’s chances of ever really getting across the English Channel, Dowding’s future, Chamberlain’s end and the next step in Hitler’s plan for European domination.

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Episode 58-Battle of Britain Day

Episode 58-Battle of Britain Day

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Germans are convinced that Fighter Command is on its last leg. Waiting out the foul English weather, the Luftwaffe, Kesselring and Goering, finally get their chance to wipe the RAF out of the skies. But Keith Park of 11 Group will prove to be their tactical master.

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Episode 57-German Armada

Episode 57-German Armada

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Unable to break Fighter Command by the needed date for Operation Sea Lion, the Luftwaffe changes their tactics and will go after London. Dowding and Park will do their best to protect the capital, but in a moment on honesty, are relieved that their air fields will be spared. Now the people of London must come to grips that the Luftwaffe’s might will be focused on them.

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Episode 56-Breaking Point

Episode 56-Breaking Point

Podcast: Play in new window | Download September brings the beginning of the end of The Battle of Britain. London will become the Luftwaffe’s target as Germany needs the war to end. Soon Goering will take a personal hand in the war over the Channel.

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Episode 55-Battling Friends and Foes Alike

Episode 55-Battling Friends and Foes Alike

Podcast: Play in new window | Download As tired as everyone is, Kesselring of Luftflotte Two steps up the intensity of the attacks on RAF airfields, especially those near London. And Hitler will release the Luftwaffe to attack London, as the battle is not going in Nazi Germany’s favor. Also Group Commanders Keith Park and Leigh-Mallory have their own feud over how best to defend Great Britain.

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