Podcast Episodes

Episode 462-When Fighting For Your Life, You Can Never Go Too Far

Wave after wave of Romanian troops come at Odessa’s defenses. Also, squadrons of Messerschmidt’s attempt to dominate the skies above. But organization and determination tell and the invaders are held off, but for how long?

Episode 461-Odessa Prepares for it’s Fate

As 11 German and Romanian divisions, with 100 tanks and 100 airplanes come at Odessa, the people there, military and civilian, indeed, school children, prepare their city to defy the enemy. It will be a siege that will test the endurance of both sides.

Episode 460: A 2 Ep Special! Interview w/ Mike Croissant, Bombing Hitler’s Home & Defying the Odds: The Soviets versus Romania

A 2 Episode Special! First, an interview w/ Mike Croissant, author of Bombing Hitler’s Hometown. Then, before the Siege of Odessa began, a small Soviet offensive took place against Romania, which explains why the Axis right flank was so slow. But in the end, the...
Episode 456-The Stalin Line: Merely the Shadow of A Dream

Episode 456-The Stalin Line: Merely the Shadow of A Dream

The fighting only grows in intensity, with Kiev being threatened. But the German’s right flank is holding operations up. Still, in time, but with much loss, Gen. Kirponos pulls back his men and sets up a new defensive line, from Kiev to Uman. RSS –...

Episode 445-Race to the Stalin Line

Episode 445-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.

Episode 453-Operation Barbarossa: What’s Plan B?

Episode 453-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. Images and more at RSS – https://feeds.megaphone.fm/history-of-world-war-ii Facebook –...

Episode 452-Operation Typhoon: All or Nothing

Episode 452-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. Images and more at RSS –...

Episode 449-Killing Their Way to Moscow

Episode 449-Killing Their Way to Moscow

Though desiring an economic knockout blow provided by his panzers, Hitler will eventually return to the capture of Moscow. Which means Army Group Center will need to destroy whatever is in front of them. But Moscow has learned a thing or two and will salvage what they...