History of WWII Podcast

The History of WWII Podcast is produced and narated by Ray Harris Jr. Ray has a degree in history from James Madison University. I’ve been obsessed with the events and people from WWII since I first learned of them. I’ve been waiting years for someone to do a podcast on WWII and couldn’t wait any longer.

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Episode 161-Stalin Bio Part 5

Episode 161-Stalin Bio Part 5

Stalin, the young revolutionary, stumbles and is on the outs with the Georgian Social Democratic Worker's Party. Yet,...

Episode 157-Stalin Bio Part 3

Episode 157-Stalin Bio Part 3

Young Stalin begins the process of moving away from the Seminary and towards the life of a revolutionary. The picture...

Episode 156-Stalin Strikes Back

Episode 156-Stalin Strikes Back

Army Group South continues pressing closer towards the Soviet Capital. But General Secretary Stalin and General Zhukov...

Episode 155-Stalin Bio 2

Episode 155-Stalin Bio 2

Sixteen year old Soso (Stalin) enters the Tiflis Theological Seminary, on his way to becoming a priest. But what the...

Episode 150-Operation Typhoon

Episode 150-Operation Typhoon

The Germans smash through the latest Soviet Defensive lines. The 4th Panzer Group, along with Gen. Kluge's 4th Army...

Episode 143-The Road to Moscow

Episode 143-The Road to Moscow

Army Group Center makes its way East, past Minsk and now on to Smolensk. But waiting for them is the largest Soviet...

Episode 141-Stalin’s Mistake

Episode 141-Stalin’s Mistake

Stalin's lack of military training causes his country to loose everything to the South, west of the Dnieper River. The...

Episode 140-Of Two Minds

Episode 140-Of Two Minds

Marshal Mannerheim of Finland agrees to attack towards Leningrad and around Lake Ladoga, but not much more than that.

Episode 138-Trading Punches

Episode 138-Trading Punches

The Panzers come ever closer to Leningrad, though losing men and machines along the way. Meanwhile, Army Group Center...

Episode 137-All Good Deeds

Episode 137-All Good Deeds

The German invaders are now in Russia, proper and are still advancing, but suffer heavier than expected losses. But in...

Episode 136-The Fall of Minsk

Episode 136-The Fall of Minsk

The three German Army Groups advance further into Russia, but Army Group Center has has the most success. Perhaps some...

Episode 133-It Has Begun

Episode 133-It Has Begun

Before the sun rises on June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany unleashes Operation Barbarossa, its attack on Soviet Russia and...

Episode 130-Sleight of Hand

Episode 130-Sleight of Hand

President Roosevelt continues his struggle against Congress and the Isolationists in trying to help the Allies. France...

Episode 129-Lend Lease

Episode 129-Lend Lease

It becomes apparant to the U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt that Britian and France are going to need American war...

Episode 125-Operation Exporter

Episode 125-Operation Exporter

Churchill and the Free French get their way, Vichy controlled Syria will be invaded. But C in C Wavell's Middle East...

Episode 124-The End of Crete

Episode 124-The End of Crete

Here is the last episode of the Battle of Crete. The Allies never contested for air superiority and thus the Germans...

Episode 123- Crete Part 4

Episode 123- Crete Part 4

The Allied defense under Gen. Freyberg continues to back pedal on Crete. Meanwhile Adm. Cunningham continues to lose...

Episode 122: Crete Part 3

Episode 122: Crete Part 3

The Allied counter attack faulters, which allows the Germans to land more troops at Maleme. The Royal Navy is doing...

Episode 121- Crete Part II

Episode 121- Crete Part II

Gen. Student tries to figure out how to salvage the disaster that has befallen his airborne troops during the opening...

Episode 120-Crete, Part 1

Episode 120-Crete, Part 1

The Germans begin, Operation Mercury, their attack on the island, to further confuse Russia and keep the British away...

Episode 117-Tobruk and Iraq

Episode 117-Tobruk and Iraq

Rommel is ready to have another crack at Tobruk, but Berlin is focused on Operation Barbarossa. Yet, Rommel gets...

Episode 116-The Axis Tide

Episode 116-The Axis Tide

German forces complete their conquest of the Greek mainland. Meanwhile Rommel shocks the British led forces in North...

Episode 107-The End of the End

Episode 107-The End of the End

Here is the last episode of the Churchill Bio. Winston, looses his money, his influence and almost, his life. Listen...

Episode 105-Up in Smoke

Episode 105-Up in Smoke

The disaffected British voters decide to give someone else a chance to deal with the country's dreary economy....

Episode 104-Chartwell

Episode 104-Chartwell

Churchill finds his Camelot and then works feverishly to fix it up as his Gwenivere is not impressed.

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