Episode 436-Retreat, Yes! But How?

Episode 436-Retreat, Yes! But How?

Operation Jubilee has failed, but now the men have to be rescued. Yet the Germans are determined not to let a single man, ship or plane leave without having fought their way out. To view the podcast with captions please subscribe to The History of WWII...

Episode 432-Blood on Blue Beach

Episode 432-Blood on Blue Beach

Now that the two attacking flanks had landed men, one went well, the other was a debacle, it was time to land men at Blue Beach, just east of Dieppe. And it would be here that would determine if Operation Jubilee would be a success or not. But the Germans were ready....

Episode 428-Churchill’s Shell Game

Episode 428-Churchill’s Shell Game

A desperate Churchill green lights the raid on Dieppe. And though it has been scaled back to avoid entanglements with panzers, it is still complex and dependent on everything going to plan and on time. A rare event in battle. Still, on August 18th, the ships with the...

Episode 427-Operation Rudder-Less

Episode 427-Operation Rudder-Less

The Dieppe Raid planning continues as Churchill needs something to show the Americans and Soviets. The Canadians are tapped to assist the Commandos as Combined Operations wants an overwhelming attack. But the Germans are more than prepared. But Operation Rudder will...