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The History of WWII Podcast - by Ray Harris Jr

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A biweekly podcast covering the last great war. Join Ray Harris Jr as he explores World War Two in intimate detail.
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Episode 364-Mussolini's PR Nightmare As 1942 opens up the Axis have the upper hand. Still, those in London make plans to invade Sicily. What follows only fills up Davie Jones' locker all the more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Snippet of The History of WWII Podcast - by Ray Harris Jr: Episode 39-Hitler bio, Part 3 Ray Harris Jr. expands on Hitler's rise to leader of the German Workers' Party, ultimately changing it to the Nationalist Socialist German Workers' Party we know today as the Nazi Party. We discover the early stages of Hitler's tactics of political violence in Germany, during his time as the party leader. We also get a sense of his thirst for power during his early stages of political leadership.
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Episode 364-Mussolini's PR Nightmare As 1942 opens up the Axis have the upper hand. Still, those in London make plans to invade Sicily. What follows only fills up Davie Jones' locker all the more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 363-Guest Host Lindsey Graham of History Daily Recounts the Attack on Pearl Harbor The host of several well known podcasts, Lindsay Graham, of History Daily, American Scandal and American History Tellers, is allowing me to share with you, his coverage of the day that will live in Infamy. Here is the three episode arc from The History Daily Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 362-Interview w/ Michael Benson about his book Gangsters vs Nazis Author Michael Benson comes on the show to talk about his latest book, Gangsters vs Nazis: How Jewish Bobsters Battled Nazis in Wartime America. Some of the most notorious Jewish gangsters, Meyer Lansky, Charles Lucky Luciano, Mickey Cohen and Bugsy Siegel team up with the more respectable side of American politics to take on the growing trend that is the Pro Hitler German American Bund. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 361-Interview w/ Edward Aldrich: The Partnership: George Marshall, Henry Stimson and the Extraordinary Collaboration That Won WWII Edward Aldrich comes on the show to discuss his book that covers the highly effective teamwork of Secretary of War Henry Stimson and Army Chief of Staff George Marshall. Once they are both in position, they will have 17 months to ready the American Armed Forces before Pearl Harbor. Not that they know this. What they do know is war is coming, yet half of the country wants to stay out and FDR can’t say much to publicly support to their efforts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 360-The Germans Have Returned As winter sets in on the Eastern Front, Field Marshal Albert Kesselring is given Luftflotte 2, submarines and motor torpedo boats. His task is to subdue Malta. And he is well on his way as the Italians launch a daring underwater raid on Adm. Cunningham’s Mediterranean Fleet at Alexandria and London is loath to send Spitfires, the only plane the British have to take on the vaunted Messerschmitt 109s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 359-All Good Things Must Come to an End As the war goes on, some key personnel leave Malta, heading for new assignments or some much needed rest. But as winter comes, Hitler will send his German pilots back to Sicily. Malta will need help and soon. Instead, Adm. Cunningham looses the carrier Ark Royal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 358-The Saturday Night Club Run Adm. Cunningham is given Force K, a gift from Churchill. And right away Force K will prove itself by annihilating an entire convoy, looking to resupply Rommel.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 357-Operation Halberd Malta based subs and planes are having a surge of success against Axis shipping heading to North Africa, but increased operations means more fuel is needed. Thus, another convoy is headed to the Mediterranean. This one will be the largest so far, but the Italians will send a massive force to intercept it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 356-Interview with Philip Martin about his book-From Orphan to High Flyer Philip Martin comes on the show to talk about the book he wrote with RAF Pilot Denis Elliott. Denis' early life was full of pain, which caused a lack of confidence. But then comes the war and young Denis will find himself and grow in belief in himself as a part of the RAF, fighting the Japanese. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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