Podcast Episodes

Episode 386-Damien Lewis discusses his book, Agent Josephine: American Beauty, French Hero, British Spy

Writer Damien Lewis returns to discuss his latest book about the beautiful Josephine Baker. She has found everything she wanted in France, but soon the country is over run by Nazis. Now she will be enlisted to spy for the Allies so France can, one day, return to its...

Episode 385-The Cauldron

Rommel’s lunge at Tobruk causes his panzers to get trapped. So the Desert Fox changes his plans and 8th Army Commander Ritchie gives Rommel days of freedom, while the Commonwealth troops set up to push on to Libya. Rommel uses this time to attack the isolated 150th...

Episode 384-The English GI: A Yorkshire Schoolboy’s Adventures in the US and Europe

This graphic novel by Jonathan Sandler covers the story of a young Jewish British citizen on vacation in NY when Pearl Harbor is attacked. Soon he is swept up in the US Army fighting for Uncle Sam, while his family back in Leeds worries over his safety. The story is...
Episode 268-The Battle for Malaya and Singapore

Episode 268-The Battle for Malaya and Singapore

Though the British plans to defend Singapore with the Royal Navy and Air Force never materialize, Air Marshal Brooke-Popham and GOC Percival still want the British Far East possessions to hold out as long as possible. So Operation Matador and Operation Krohcol are...

Episode 266: The Fall of Borneo

Episode 266: The Fall of Borneo

The Japanese troops push the British led forces as well as the Dutch troops around Borneo, taking coastal towns and villages along the way. But not everything will go the invader's way, as the Dutch use their older bombers and fighters to resist. Not to mention, the...

Episode 265-The Battle of Borneo-Resistance Comes in Many Forms

Episode 265-The Battle of Borneo-Resistance Comes in Many Forms

After the raid on Pearl Harbor, two Japanese destroyers are sent to damage the American facilities at Midway Island. Then the invaders make for Borneo. The British and Dutch forces there have no choice but to surrender, but first, will make the Japanese earn their...

Episode 264-Black Christmas: The Fall of Hong Kong

Episode 264-Black Christmas: The Fall of Hong Kong

Broken by overwhelming numbers, Gen. Maltby and Gov. Young surrender the cause of Hong Kong. But in some ways, the battle over the island is just beginning, as Chinese Communists and Nationalists come together to harass the occupiers of China and Hong Kong. Then comes...

Episode 263-A Thousand Cuts

Episode 263-A Thousand Cuts

As Christmas approaches, the overwhelming Japanese forces reduce the British holdings throughout Hong Kong. Still, Gen. Maltby is unwilling to give up. One counter attack after another is launched.