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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.

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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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 337-The Illustrious Blitz

9/14/2021
After the successful raid against the Italy Naval Fleet at Taranto, Cunningham and Churchill wonder when the Italians will strike back and when Hitler’s Luftwaffe will join them. They will not have to wait long. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:33:41

Episode 336: With A Friend Like Mussolini

9/7/2021
Malta goes stronger each day, with Churchill's help and Adm. Cunningham's persistence. Still, the clouds grow darker as Mussolini invades Greece, which prompts Hitler to get involved in the Mediterranean. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:33:54

Episode 335-Churchill Wants War

8/31/2021
As Malta is pounded by Mussolini's Air Force, PM Churchill is determined not to give up on the island or any of the Mediterranean Sea. And Adm. Andrew Cunningham is in full agreement as the Battle of Calabria gets underway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:32:56

Episode 334-All Roads Go Through Malta

8/24/2021
For thousands of years, Malta has had numerous masters. But as WWII seems inevitable, the British and Maltese people come together to ready themselves to take on the Axis Powers. Not until Mussolini declares war against the Allies does Malta get attacked, but even then, her defenses are far from strong. Thus the Siege of Malta has begun. Twitter @WW2Podcaster Facebook A History of World War II Podcast. TikTok – WWIIGuy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:34:56

Episode 333-The Doolittle Raid Pt 4: The Pacific War Takes Shape

8/16/2021
As most of Doolittle's Raiders make it home safely, one crew is soon in Stalin's hands and two others are captured by the Japanese. After this, go back and listen to Episode 299, to hear the end of the tale. Pic-Doolittle with President Roosevelt. Twitter-@WW2Podcaster. Facebook-A History of World War II Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:26:31

Episode 332-The Doolittle Raid Pt 3: Japan's Pearl Harbor

8/10/2021
This episode covers the flight paths of the 16 Doolittle Raiders. A solid hour of hell is visited upon The Japanese Empire. Adm. Yamamoto and his Combined Fleet will send 6 carriers to chase down Adm. Halsey’s Task Force 16, but it is long gone. Tokyo learns that war is a two way street. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:47:46

Episode 331-The Doolittle Raid Pt 2

7/30/2021
As TF 16 under Admirals Halsey and Mitscher sail closer to the Japanese Home Islands, the Allies’ naval forces loose several vessels. It’s no longer a question of will Doolittle’s Raiders succeed, but rather, will the carrier Enterprise and Hornet make it safely back to Pearl Harbor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:19:51

Episode 330-The Doolittle Raid Pt 1

7/18/2021
President Roosevelt, like the rest of America is reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbor. But his shock is soon joined by rage. He wants the Japanese Empire taught a lesson. The lessons of war. What is needed is a strike against Tokyo itself. Adm. Ernest J. King and his staff will answer the president’s call, by figuring out how to launch a bombing raid against the Land of the Rising Sun’s capital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:23:53

Episode 329-The Fall of Corregidor

7/11/2021
Gen. Wainwright has set up his defenses for Corregidor as best he can, still, all involved know the outcome. It’s only a matter of playing it out, per his order from Gen. MacArthur. The defenders have a few tricks up their sleeve as Homma’s 4th Division lands on Corregidor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:36:28

Episode 328-The Fall of Mindanao

7/4/2021
After Gen. Edward King’s surrender of Bataan, the Japanese focus on Corregidor and the three smaller islands below it. And now that the Battle of Bataan is over, Gen. Homma will send numerous Detachments to the Southern Islands. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:40:54

Episode 327-The Fall of Bataan

6/22/2021
Generals Wainwright, King and Parker are seriously considering surrendering. The problem is that Gen. MacArthur has forbidden it. But the facts of the ground dominate. Months of starvation have robbed the defenders of their ability to fight any longer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:37:15

Episode 326-Interview with Rob Lofthouse about his book, Honor Through Sacrifice

6/18/2021
Gordon Joseph Lippman was only 18 years old when he joined the army in 1943. Earning a spot in the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team, he would see action in Italy, Southern France and help Easy Company in The Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he would stay in the Army and fight in Korea and Vietnam. The winner of 17 Commendations, Gordon Lippman was a man anyone would be happy to have in their foxhole. The full title is Honor Through Sacrifice: The Story of One of America's Greatest...

Duration:00:56:04

Episode 325-Bataan-The Beginning of the End

6/12/2021
During the second battle of Bataan, Gen. Homma has a specific plan, whereas the Allies are simply trying to hold onto their defensive line. But the men on the line are far too weak to offer any real resistance. Sector D has been crushed and its Sector C’s turn. If it falls the war is all but over. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:32:48

Episode 324-The Second Battle of Bataan

5/31/2021
Gen. Homma, now resupplied and reinforced, will come again. But this time, with MacArthur gone, the Japanese will face Gen. Edward P. King. And he is determined to hold out. But Homma’s plan is straightforward, to bombard the main defensive line to smithereens even before his men attack. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:33:59

Episode 323-Bataan: The Readiness is All

5/20/2021
As Gen. Homma’ reinforcements come in, his confidence grows. Yet his plan to conquer southern Bataan and Corregidor is flawed. Meanwhile, Gen. Jonathan Wainwright is doing all he can to prepare his men to fight the enemy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:28:22

Episode 322-The Battling Bastards of Bataan

5/11/2021
As Gen. Homma, commander of the Japanese forces in The Philippines brings in reinforcements and food, the American Government is finding it all but impossible to resupply Gen. Jonathan Wainwright, the new commander on Corregidor. Meanwhile, MacArthur is still trying to control the defense of Bataan from Australia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:27:43

Episode 321-MacArthur-I Shall Return

5/2/2021
MacArthur finishes up his escape from Corregidor to Melbourne Australia. But the news waiting for him is not the General’s liking, basically, there are more troops back on Bataan than there are in the whole of Australia. But Gen. George Marshall will sooth MacArthur’s wounded pride with The Medal of Honor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:29:40

Episode 320-MacArthur's Great Escape Pt 1

4/24/2021
It's time for MacArthur to leave Corregidor, but how? Submarine, plane or boat. MacArthur chooses an early departure over safety, thus he and his will suffer for 600 miles on a PT Boat. But the net around Corregidor is being drawn ever tighter by the Japanese. It's now or never. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:30:09

Episode 319-How Do You Solve a Problem Like MacArthur

4/15/2021
With the war of Bataan coming to a standstill, FDR and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Marshall start to think of the future. MacArthur is too popular to let be captured by the Japanese. Besides, someone will have to lead US Army forces in the SE Pacific and there is only one man the American public would accept in that post, Gen. Douglas MacArthur. But how to extract him with his pride intact? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:25:56

Episode 318-Battle of the Pockets Pt 2

3/24/2021
During the Battle of the Points, Gen. Homma would attack Gen. Wainwright's western line. This allowed 1000 Japanese troops to get through. The Allied Command staff will soon find themselves dealing with 3 enemy forces in their rear. Hopefully the main defensive will hold while this threat is being dealt with. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:42:28