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Roger Moorhouse Bonus Interview

What If World History?

In our last episode, we discussed numerous failed attempts to assassinate Hitler and envisioned a world in which he had been successfully disposed of. One book that featured prominently in the episode,was Killing Hitler by Roger Moorhouse.In this BONUS episode, Mark interviews  Killing Hitler author Roger Moorhouse. They discuss the failed assassination plots, Hitler's somewhat lax security, and the possible aftermath of a "successful" assassination. Plus, Moorhouse discusses his approach to finding history's forgotten heroes, villains and events.To buy Killing Hitler, and other compelling works by  Roger Moorhouses, click the links belowKilling Hitler: The Plots, The Assassins, and the Dictator Who Cheated DeathPoland 1939: The Outbreak of World War 2The Devils' Alliance: Hitler's Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941First to Fight: The Polish War 1939Berlin at WarHitler's Third Reich in 100 Objects: A Material History of Nazi Germany

28mins

6 May 2021

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A Book Review - First to Fight: The Polish War 1939 Book by Roger Moorhouse

Pb Living - A daily book review

For Americans, World War II began in December of 1941, with the bombing of Pearl Harbor; but for Poland, the war began on September 1, 1939, when Hitler's soldiers invaded, followed later that month by Stalin's Red Army. The conflict that followed saw the debut of many of the features that would come to define the later war-blitzkrieg, the targeting of civilians, ethnic cleansing, and indiscriminate aerial bombing-yet it is routinely overlooked by historians. In Poland 1939, Roger Moorhouse reexamines the least understood campaign of World War II, using original archival sources to provide a harrowing and very human account of the events that set the bloody tone for the conflict to come --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pbliving/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pbliving/support

5mins

4 Apr 2021

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The Invasion of Poland in World War Two with Roger Moorhouse

Warfare

Roger Moorhouse comprehensively discusses the Polish campaign of 1939, separating the myths from reality and outlining the abject horrors that the Poles suffered under the twin occupation of the Nazis and the Soviets.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

38mins

27 Sep 2020

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How Poland was torn in half in 1939 – Interview with military history author Roger Moorhouse

Military History Inside Out

How Poland was torn in half in 1939 – Interview with military history author Roger Moorhouse Check out this book herehttps://amzn.to/3eXW7Gp Interview Timeline Roger Moorhouse has been a historian for the Third Reich, Poland, and WWII for many years and has written many books on the subject. He recently published a book on the German and Soviet invasions of Poland in 1939 and we spoke about the book and this military event. Poland 1939 (Basic Books, 2020) 0:39 – Roger talks about how he got into studying Poland and WWII. 2:14 – Roger talks about the strength of the German military in 1939 and the propaganda narrative. 5:52 – Roger talks about the scope of the book from tactical to a wider scope. 8:00 – Roger talks about the reasons for Germany’s early setbacks. 11:16 – Roger talks about the terrain and weather of Poland in 1939. 13:52 – Roger talks about German General Guderian reminiscing about his ancestral lands in Poland. 15:39 – Roger compares German tactics in Poland versus the French campaign and the massacres of POWs and civilians. 19:13 – Roger talks about ethnic German attacks against Poles. 22:08 – Roger talks about German propaganda and Goebbels. 27:01 – Roger talks about a battle with a German Panzer army. 28:22 – Roger talks about the Soviet invasion of Poland. 32:12 – Roger talks about Soviet propaganda about its invasion of Poland. 34:06 – Roger discusses Soviet atrocities against upper class and middle class Poles. 36:13 – Roger talks about the Polish death toll in WWII. 37:43 – Roger talks about what materials he used to do his research. 40:20 – Roger talks about the lack of access to Soviet materials. 41:54 – Roger talks about having visited some of the battlefields he wrote about. 48:05 – Roger addresses the concentration camps in Poland. 51:39 – Roger talks about the German and Russian use of elite troops to commit atrocities. 57:30 – Roger can be found at www.rogermoorhouse.com and on twitter @roger_moorhouse Links of interest https://amzn.to/3eXW7Gp https://www.basicbooks.com/titles/roger-moorhouse/poland-1939/9780465095414/ https://www.rogermoorhouse.com/ https://twitter.com/Roger_Moorhouse Contact Information For more “Military History Inside Out” please follow me at www.warscholar.org, on Facebook at warscholar, on twitter at Warscholar, on youtube at warscholar1945 and on Instagram @crisalvarezswarscholar. Or subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify Guests: Roger Moorhouse Host: Cris Alvarez Tags: military, history, military history, conflict, war, interview, non-fiction book, Poland, WWII, Germany, 1939, September campaign, USSR, Great Britain, propaganda, espionage, air power, fortified, blitzkreig, Prussia, Guderian, Austria, liebensraum, France, massacres, Nazi, Goebbels, cavalry, tanks, class war, nationalists, Karte archives, concentration camps, NKVD, SS, Wehrmacht, Ukraine Check out this book herehttps://amzn.to/3eXW7Gp As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. The post How Poland was torn in half in 1939 – Interview with military history author Roger Moorhouse appeared first on WarScholar.

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25 Jul 2020

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Roger Moorhouse, "Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II" (Basic Books, 2020)

New Books in German Studies

Historian and academic Roger Moorhouse, revisits the opening campaign of World War II, the German invasion of Poland in September 1939., in his new book Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II (Basic Book, 2020). Although the German invasion was the cause of the outbreak of World War II, oddly there has not been much by way of English language treatments of this pivotal historical episode. With this fine and highly readable narrative history, Moorhouse more than makes up for this omission. Combing English, German and crucially Polish language sources, Moorhouse reveals to the reader the German campaign from start to finish. Along the way showing that stereotypical Western images of the Polish army: cavalry charging tanks, are mythological in nature and inaccurate. Moorhouse also details for the reader the shameful refusal of the British and French governments to assist their Polish ally. Equally well illustrated is the Soviet Union’s invasion of Eastern Poland. With the Soviet mythology that the invasion was mostly ‘peaceful’ and well-received, just that: a myth. In short, Roger Moorhouse presents to the reader a highly interesting narrative history of an important historical episode. All from the author of Berlin at War and The Devil’s Alliance.Charles Coutinho Ph. D. of the Royal Historical Society, received his doctorate from New York University. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written recently for Chatham House’s International Affairs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/german-studies

45mins

22 Jul 2020

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Roger Moorhouse, "Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II" (Basic Books, 2020)

New Books in Military History

Historian and academic Roger Moorhouse, revisits the opening campaign of World War II, the German invasion of Poland in September 1939., in his new book Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II (Basic Book, 2020). Although the German invasion was the cause of the outbreak of World War II, oddly there has not been much by way of English language treatments of this pivotal historical episode. With this fine and highly readable narrative history, Moorhouse more than makes up for this omission. Combing English, German and crucially Polish language sources, Moorhouse reveals to the reader the German campaign from start to finish. Along the way showing that stereotypical Western images of the Polish army: cavalry charging tanks, are mythological in nature and inaccurate. Moorhouse also details for the reader the shameful refusal of the British and French governments to assist their Polish ally. Equally well illustrated is the Soviet Union’s invasion of Eastern Poland. With the Soviet mythology that the invasion was mostly ‘peaceful’ and well-received, just that: a myth. In short, Roger Moorhouse presents to the reader a highly interesting narrative history of an important historical episode. All from the author of Berlin at War and The Devil’s Alliance.Charles Coutinho Ph. D. of the Royal Historical Society, received his doctorate from New York University. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written recently for Chatham House’s International Affairs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/military-history

45mins

22 Jul 2020

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Roger Moorhouse, "Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II" (Basic Books, 2020)

New Books in Russian and Eurasian Studies

Historian and academic Roger Moorhouse, revisits the opening campaign of World War II, the German invasion of Poland in September 1939., in his new book Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II (Basic Book, 2020). Although the German invasion was the cause of the outbreak of World War II, oddly there has not been much by way of English language treatments of this pivotal historical episode. With this fine and highly readable narrative history, Moorhouse more than makes up for this omission. Combing English, German and crucially Polish language sources, Moorhouse reveals to the reader the German campaign from start to finish. Along the way showing that stereotypical Western images of the Polish army: cavalry charging tanks, are mythological in nature and inaccurate. Moorhouse also details for the reader the shameful refusal of the British and French governments to assist their Polish ally. Equally well illustrated is the Soviet Union’s invasion of Eastern Poland. With the Soviet mythology that the invasion was mostly ‘peaceful’ and well-received, just that: a myth. In short, Roger Moorhouse presents to the reader a highly interesting narrative history of an important historical episode. All from the author of Berlin at War and The Devil’s Alliance.Charles Coutinho Ph. D. of the Royal Historical Society, received his doctorate from New York University. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written recently for Chatham House’s International Affairs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/russian-studies

45mins

22 Jul 2020

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Roger Moorhouse, "Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II" (Basic Books, 2020)

New Books in European Studies

Historian and academic Roger Moorhouse, revisits the opening campaign of World War II, the German invasion of Poland in September 1939., in his new book Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II (Basic Book, 2020). Although the German invasion was the cause of the outbreak of World War II, oddly there has not been much by way of English language treatments of this pivotal historical episode. With this fine and highly readable narrative history, Moorhouse more than makes up for this omission. Combing English, German and crucially Polish language sources, Moorhouse reveals to the reader the German campaign from start to finish. Along the way showing that stereotypical Western images of the Polish army: cavalry charging tanks, are mythological in nature and inaccurate. Moorhouse also details for the reader the shameful refusal of the British and French governments to assist their Polish ally. Equally well illustrated is the Soviet Union’s invasion of Eastern Poland. With the Soviet mythology that the invasion was mostly ‘peaceful’ and well-received, just that: a myth. In short, Roger Moorhouse presents to the reader a highly interesting narrative history of an important historical episode. All from the author of Berlin at War and The Devil’s Alliance.Charles Coutinho Ph. D. of the Royal Historical Society, received his doctorate from New York University. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written recently for Chatham House’s International Affairs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/european-studies

45mins

22 Jul 2020

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Roger Moorhouse, "Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II" (Basic Books, 2020)

New Books in Eastern European Studies

Historian and academic Roger Moorhouse, revisits the opening campaign of World War II, the German invasion of Poland in September 1939., in his new book Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II (Basic Book, 2020). Although the German invasion was the cause of the outbreak of World War II, oddly there has not been much by way of English language treatments of this pivotal historical episode. With this fine and highly readable narrative history, Moorhouse more than makes up for this omission. Combing English, German and crucially Polish language sources, Moorhouse reveals to the reader the German campaign from start to finish. Along the way showing that stereotypical Western images of the Polish army: cavalry charging tanks, are mythological in nature and inaccurate. Moorhouse also details for the reader the shameful refusal of the British and French governments to assist their Polish ally. Equally well illustrated is the Soviet Union’s invasion of Eastern Poland. With the Soviet mythology that the invasion was mostly ‘peaceful’ and well-received, just that: a myth. In short, Roger Moorhouse presents to the reader a highly interesting narrative history of an important historical episode. All from the author of Berlin at War and The Devil’s Alliance.Charles Coutinho Ph. D. of the Royal Historical Society, received his doctorate from New York University. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written recently for Chatham House’s International Affairs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/eastern-european-studies

45mins

22 Jul 2020

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Roger Moorhouse, "Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II" (Basic Books, 2020)

New Books in History

Historian and academic Roger Moorhouse, revisits the opening campaign of World War II, the German invasion of Poland in September 1939., in his new book Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II (Basic Book, 2020). Although the German invasion was the cause of the outbreak of World War II, oddly there has not been much by way of English language treatments of this pivotal historical episode. With this fine and highly readable narrative history, Moorhouse more than makes up for this omission. Combing English, German and crucially Polish language sources, Moorhouse reveals to the reader the German campaign from start to finish. Along the way showing that stereotypical Western images of the Polish army: cavalry charging tanks, are mythological in nature and inaccurate. Moorhouse also details for the reader the shameful refusal of the British and French governments to assist their Polish ally. Equally well illustrated is the Soviet Union’s invasion of Eastern Poland. With the Soviet mythology that the invasion was mostly ‘peaceful’ and well-received, just that: a myth. In short, Roger Moorhouse presents to the reader a highly interesting narrative history of an important historical episode. All from the author of Berlin at War and The Devil’s Alliance.Charles Coutinho Ph. D. of the Royal Historical Society, received his doctorate from New York University. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written recently for Chatham House’s International Affairs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

45mins

22 Jul 2020

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