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The History of WWII Podcast - by Ray Harris Jr

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Rank #33 in History category

Society & Culture
History
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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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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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2181 Ratings
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Great Podcast

By Bert46901 - Dec 20 2019
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Full of great history and very well produced!

Just started listening

By danny kenn - Dec 04 2019
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I’ll have to catch up but this is a great podcast

iTunes Ratings

2181 Ratings
Average Ratings
1606
261
148
78
88

Great Podcast

By Bert46901 - Dec 20 2019
Read more
Full of great history and very well produced!

Just started listening

By danny kenn - Dec 04 2019
Read more
I’ll have to catch up but this is a great podcast
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The History of WWII Podcast - by Ray Harris Jr

Latest release on Jan 19, 2020

All 275 episodes from oldest to newest

Episode 276-The Fall of The Celebes and Maluku Islands

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With Singapore captured, the Japanese Empire sets its sights on Sumatra and Java. But first, the Celebes and Maluku Islands must fall, so Australia and other nearby locations can be targeted.

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Jan 19 2020

36mins

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Introducing The Sneak

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The Sneak tells true crime stories from in and around the world of sports. In this season, they look at a bizarre heist planned by a disgraced former athlete. Listen now at wondery.fm/wwiiTS . 

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Jan 14 2020

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Episode 275-The Fall of Singapore

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Despite a 3 to 1 advantage in men, Archibald Percival, GOC Malay, is pushed by Churchill and ABDACOM Commander Gen. Wavell to defy the Japanese in trying to take Singapore. Yet Gen. Yamashita will continue defying the odds with audacity and speed.

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Dec 31 2019

46mins

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Episode 274-The End of British Malaya

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Bringing up the Australian 8th Infantry Division, it's hoped these fresh troops can stop the Japanese 25th Army from taking Johore and thus capturing all of the Malayan Peninsula. Yet Percival and Wavell are already thinking of abandoning the peninsula and focusing on the island of Singapore. Even then, Churchill wants the island fortress held until there is protracted fighting among the ruins of Singapore City.

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Dec 16 2019

30mins

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Episode 273-The Battle at Slim River

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With reinforcements on the way, the British lead Commonwealth troops strive to keep the Japanese away from Singapore. And though exhausted, the Gurkhas, Punjabis, Hyderabad, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of the 11th Indian Infantry Division are on their own against Lt. Gen. Yamashita's 25th Army. It's a race between the arrival of help versus the capture of the port city.

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Dec 10 2019

30mins

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Episode 272-Courage Yet Defeat: The Battle of Kampar

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The Japanese 25 Army continues pushing the Malaya Command further south, ever closer to Singapore. But the latest stand will take place near Kampar yet here, the defenders have the enviable position of having their guns on the heights.

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Dec 03 2019

27mins

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Episode 271-The Battle of Jitra

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The third of the Battle of Singapore series. The 11th Indian Infantry Division, operating on the west coast, as well as the 9th Indian Infantry Division, on the East, both find themselves unable to deal with a few Japanese Battalion and a few companies of light tanks. Within a week, half the Malayan peninsula is lost. Soon, Singapore will be open to direct bombing by nearby, land based enemy bombers. The order of the day is retreat.

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Nov 26 2019

28mins

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Episode 270-The Battle of Singapore: Force Z to the Rescue

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Acting Admiral Sir Tom Phillips of the British Royal Navy, hopes to begin a campaign that will save SE Asia. If he can stop the invasion of southern Thailand and Northern Malaya, then one day, Singapore could be the starting point of retaking western possessions. Yet it's not the invading Japanese force Phillips fears or the convoy carrying it, it's the land based bombers in southern Indo-China.

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Nov 19 2019

28mins

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Episode 269-Interview with David Stahel about his book, Retreat from Moscow

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Dr. David Stahel discusses his latest book, Retreat from Moscow, A New History of Germany's Winter Campaign, 1941-1942, in where he takes a new line on Operation Barbarossa's first winter.

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Nov 13 2019

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Episode 268-The Battle for Malaya and Singapore

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Though the British plans to defend Singapore with the Royal Navy and Air Force never materialize, Air Marshal Brooke-Popham and GOC Percival still want the British Far East possessions to hold out as long as possible. So Operation Matador and Operation Krohcol are created. But one will not be viable and the other, will be too little, too late.

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Nov 04 2019

37mins

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