Jonathan Dimbleby listens to the 1930s drumbeat of war through the burgeoning reporting skills of the BBC’s newly-appointed reporter corps.
The first trains full of Jewish children left Berlin in early December – heading for sanctuary in Britain. The Kindertransports only stopped with the outbreak of war in September 1939. They helped thousands of children from all over Nazi occupied Europe to escape the Holocaust.
Children arriving at Liverpool Street station. Getty images.
D-Day was only the beginning. The Allied assault on June 6th, 1944 launched a bloody offensive that wouldn’t end until Hitler’s Reich lay in ruins.
The battlefields are forever etched in the memories of the men who were there… the hedgerows of Normandy, to the breakthrough at St. Lo, The Battle of the Bulge, and the capture of Berlin. In this episode, veterans of the 3rd Armored Division, Belton Cooper and Bertrand Close, transport us to the Race Across Europe in World War Two.
In this first episode of the WW2 podcast Angus talks to Paul Hilditch, of the Northern WW2 Association, about the iconic German halftrack, the Sd.Kfz 251.
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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Professor Ian Kershaw discusses the major decisions and turning points of the Second World War.
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