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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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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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Awesome podcast. I don't know if you can control your ads, but the geico ones have to goooo

10 Episodes

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Only 10 in but definitely can already tell this is a top notch history podcast perfect narration

iTunes Ratings

1854 Ratings
Average Ratings
1389
205
120
61
79

A+

By omalley13 - Jul 23 2019
Read more
Awesome podcast. I don't know if you can control your ads, but the geico ones have to goooo

10 Episodes

By Dkamon96 - Jul 06 2019
Read more
Only 10 in but definitely can already tell this is a top notch history podcast perfect narration
Cover image of The History of WWII Podcast - by Ray Harris Jr

The History of WWII Podcast - by Ray Harris Jr

Updated 12 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: Episode 1-Rise of the Nazi Party

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This episode covers Germany from the end of World War I to the advent of The Great Depression. REFERENCES: The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William ShirerDelivered From Evil by Robert LeckieThe Rising Sun by John TolandMussolini by R.J.B. Bosworth

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Jan 01 2012
15 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 258-The Battle of Hong Kong

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London had decided that Hong Kong was to be sacrificed to the Japanese, but after Canada offered up two battalions, Churchill reversed this decision. Now, the hope was that the British Colony would hold out behind the Gin Drinker's Line, manned by Canadians, Indians and the men from a Hong Kong Chinese Regiment. Still, the odds were going to be 4 to 1.

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Jul 24 2019
21 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 259-Operation C: Japan Attacks Hong Kong

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As the Japanese military has been able to take the port cities of China by 1941, the British held Hong Kong is still free. But now its turn has come and Gen. Christopher Maltby and his mix of Canadian, British, Indian and Eurasians troops will try to hold out as long as possible. The Gin Drinkers Line, Maltby's first line of defense will be tested. 

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Aug 11 2019
29 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 2-Nazi Politics, 1929-1933

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Episode covers German politics and the rise of the Nazi Party from the Great Depression until Hitler comes to power in January 1933.

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Jan 02 2012
35 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 100-Nazi Germany from Within

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The following is my 100th Episode Celebration. After thanking those who have shared this journey with me, I interview Henry Niemann who grew up in Germany during the Nazi Period and was then drafted near the end of the war. Thank you to everyone who listens to my attempt at bringing this amazing story to the current generation and podcasting world.
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Mar 08 2014
1 hour 31 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 239-Pearl Harbor, The American Perspective, Pt 1

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As the Japanese bombs and bullets begin to destroy American equipment and lives, the mostly young men are about to find out what they're made of. This episode focuses on the American's response at Kaneohe Bay Naval Air Station, the Marines' Mooring Mast Field at Ewa and Bellows Field.

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Jan 12 2019
31 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 218-Pearl Harbor: The Strongest Fortress in the World

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Washington and Tokyo continue their diplomatic dance but neither side is willing to give in. The Americans have broken the Japanese Diplomatic cypher codes, but so have the Japanese, of American Diplomatic codes. Then the Japanese Army finishes occupying the rest of French Indo-China. Of FDR's many responses, one is to reactivate Douglas MacArthur and send him to the Philippines. 

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Mar 20 2018
46 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 189-Roosevelt's Secret War against Hitler

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As the Nazi menace grows across Europe, President Roosevelt knows that America will be threatened one day. His best plan for keeping the United States out of the conflict is by helping Churchill defeat Hitler. But in his way are his country's neutrality laws and the isolationists. 
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Apr 30 2017
33 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 132-Operation Barbarossa

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Earlier than most people think, Hilter started planning his war against Soviet Russia and Stalin. Operation Barbarossa begins to take shape during the Battle of Britain.
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Jul 11 2015
39 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 108-The Germans are Coming

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As the gods themselves seem to hate Mussolini and all his endeavors, with British Commonwealth forces and Greek soldiers destroying his troops, almost at will, Hitler has decided, enough is enough. The Axis has to be put right again and so, in steps Germany, in North Africa (Rommel) and in Greece.
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Jul 09 2014
46 mins
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Rank #11: Episode 134-Reactions to Barbarossa

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The leaders of the combatant countries react to Nazi Germany invading Soviet Russia. We also cover Army Group North and South's initial assaults. 
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Aug 09 2015
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 237- The Thin Gray Line, the US Pacific Submarine fleet after Pearl Harbor

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Back with us is Flint Whitlock as we discuss his book Depths of Courage:American Submariners at War with Japan, 1941-1945. With America's surface fleet and air arm crippled after Pearl Harbor, the few subs in the Pacific were tasked with keeping the Japanese Navy at bay.

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Dec 29 2018
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #13: Episode 216-The World Goes to War

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Chiang Kai-Shek struggles to keep China in the war, knowing the Soviet-German Non Aggression Pact can not last. The question is what will Japan do, once Russia is brought low. Meanwhile, the Japanese attack French Indochina and force Churchill to close the Burma Road. 1941 goes by with the U.S. and Japanese Empire negotiating, hoping to bring the other to heel. Neither side is participating in good faith. 
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Feb 12 2018
46 mins
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Rank #14: Episode 197-The Beginning of the Final Solution

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Nazi Germany launches its war against the USSR. As such, FDR hopes Germany's attention will slacken on the Atlantic. Yet, if Soviet Russia collapses, then Japan would be free to attack Siberia or Western held territory in Asia. FDR must decide it now is the time to move forcefully against Hitler. Meanwhile Churchill and FDR learn of the slaughter of the Jews in Poland. 

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Jun 12 2017
19 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 144-The Siege of Leningrad Part 1

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The Germans come ever closer to Leningrad, so Stalin sends his best general to cope, Zhukov. 

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Nov 14 2015
32 mins
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Rank #16: Episode 196-Stalin: Lenin's Protege

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The Great War is over, but the Allies don't know what to do with Russia. So, the german troops in Russian territory are ordered to remain where they are. Lenin has the task of turning Marxism into a function government. Stalin faces accusations of his time in Tsaritsyn. 

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Jun 11 2017
46 mins
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Rank #17: Episode 109-All Roads Lead to Greece

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The Allies, with Great Britain leading the way, rush all available troops to Greece. Yet, now that Lt. Gen. Erwin Rommel, the Desert Fox, is in North Africa, the Commonwealth  forces are about to loose more then they thought possible.
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Aug 13 2014
51 mins
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Rank #18: Episode 133-It Has Begun

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Before the sun rises on June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany unleashes Operation Barbarossa, its attack on Soviet Russia and Stalin.
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Jul 24 2015
35 mins
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Rank #19: Episode 257-The Fall of Wake Island

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The marines on Wake Island are holding out, due to discipline and Japanese tactical mistakes. Yet Maj. Devereux is unaware of this and thus brings to fighting to an end. Yet the Japanese atrocities are only just beginning, against the marine and civilian POWs. As for Adm. Frank Fletcher's task force to save Wake, that suffers too, from the equally timid Vice Adm. Pye.

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Jul 02 2019
24 mins
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Rank #20: Episode 154-The Spires of Moscow

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With the mud now frozen hard, Army Group Center advances on Moscow, deciding the weak link is just to the NW of the city. This guess proves correct. As November 1941 comes to an end, the leading German units are just miles from the capital and can see the spires of the Soviet Capital.
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Feb 15 2016
37 mins
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