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James looks at one of the most iconic moments in Britain’s history. He examines the background to the German attack on the West in May 1940, challenging many of our deeply held perceptions, and explains why the British evacuation of Dunkirk was, and remains, such a significant event. www.cvhf.org.uk

Dunkirk - James Holland

Dr Sam Willis - @DrSamWillis Professor James Daybell - @JamesDaybell Follow the show's new Twitter: @UnexpectedPod HistoryHit Network - Twitter Facebook Producer - Dan Morelle

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Clare Mulley @claremulley is an award-winning biographer, and regular contributor to historical and current affairs journals, TV and radio. Clare's latest book, The Women Who Flew for Hitler: The True Story of Hitler's Valkyries is out now. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

The Women Who Flew for Hitler - Clare Mulley

Dan meets some of the surviving Dunkirk veterans on the famous Little Ships which helped to rescue them from the beaches. The Little Ships of Dunkirk were 700 private boats that sailed from Ramsgate in England to Dunkirk in France between 26 May and 4 June 1940 as part of Operation Dynamo, helping to rescue more than 338,000 British and French soldiers who were trapped on the beaches at Dunkirk during the Second World War.We're launching HistoryHit.TV. Join our crowdfunding campaign now: click here. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Dunkirk Veterans

Clare Balding is an award-winning broadcaster, journalist and author. She currently presents for BBC Sport, Channel 4, BT Sport and the religious/spiritual programme Good Morning Sunday on BBC Radio 2. We're launching HistoryHit.TV. Join our crowdfunding campaign now: click here. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

When Football Banned Women - Clare Balding

The Fight Between Carnival and Lent is an oil-on-panel work painted by Pieter Bruegel the Elder in 1559. This painting depicts a common festival of the period, as celebrated in the Southern Netherlands. It presents the contrast between two sides of contemporary life, as can be seen by the appearance of the inn on the left side - for enjoyment, and the church on the right side - for religious observance. The busy scene depicts well-behaved children near the church and a beer drinking scene near the inn. At the centre is a well, showing the coming together of different parts of the community, and other scenes show a fish stall and two competing floats. Jonathan Healey is Associate Professor in Social History at Kellogg College at University of Oxford. View this episode's image here. Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook. Producer: Dan Morelle

The Fight Between Carnival and Lent by Pieter Bruegel the Elder - with Johnathan Healy

Dr Sam Willis - @DrSamWillis Professor James Daybell - @JamesDaybell Follow the show's new Twitter: @UnexpectedPod HistoryHit Network - Twitter Facebook Producer - Dan Morelle

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Joshua Levine @Joshua_Levine is a historian and author. Joshua was the historical advisor on the new Dunkirk film directed by Christopher Nolan. His latest book Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture is out now. We're launching HistoryHit.TV. Join our crowdfunding campaign now: click here. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Dunkirk - Joshua Levine

Dr Lyuba Vinogradova @Lyuba_Martin is a Russian historian and author. Her most recent book is entitled Avenging Angels: Soviet women snipers on the Eastern front (1941–45). We're launching HistoryHit.TV. Join our crowdfunding campaign now: click here. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Soviet Women Snipers of World War II - Lyuba Vinogradova

The Stockholm Codex Aureus is a Gospel book written in the mid-eighth century in Southumbria, probably in Canterbury, whose decoration combines Insular and Italian elements. Southumbria produced a number of important illuminated manuscripts during the eighth and early ninth centuries, including the Vespasian Psalter, the Stockholm Codex Aureus, three Mercian prayer books, the Tiberius Bede and the Royal Bible. Kate Wiles is a Medievalist, linguist, and Senior Editor History Today. View this episode's image here. Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook. Producer: Dan Morelle

Codex Aureus - Kate Wiles

Dr Sam Willis - @DrSamWillis Professor James Daybell - @JamesDaybell Follow the show's new Twitter: @UnexpectedPod HistoryHit Network - Twitter Facebook Producer - Dan Morelle

The Fart

James Evans @jamesevansuk is a historian and television producer and Emigrants is his second book. He has worked since producing historical documentaries for Niall Ferguson, David Starkey and Michael Wood, as well as helping to write some of the accompanying books. He wrote an acclaimed account of a pivotal Tudor exploration of the north-east passage called Merchant Adventurers. His new book, Emigrants: Why the English Sailed to the New World is out now. We're launching HistoryHit.TV. Join our crowdfunding campaign now: click here. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Emigrants: Why the English Sailed to the New World - James Evans

Amelia Rose Earhart @Amelia__Earhart is an American private pilot and reporter for NBC affiliate in Denver, Colorado. Amelia is also an around the world pilot and keynote speaker. This episode was livestreamed on Facebook. Click here to watch the video. We're launching HistoryHit.TV. Join our crowdfunding campaign now: click here. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

The Amelia Earhart Mystery - Amelia Rose Earhart

Dr Sam Willis - @DrSamWillis Professor James Daybell - @JamesDaybell Follow the show's new Twitter: @UnexpectedPod HistoryHit Network - Twitter Facebook Producer - Dan Morelle

Being a Historian

We're launching HistoryHit.TV. Find out how you can get involved and have a say in the shows we make: click here. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Alex von Tunzelmann talks about her new film, Churchill

Dr Sam Willis - @DrSamWillis Professor James Daybell - @JamesDaybell Follow the show's new Twitter: @UnexpectedPod HistoryHit Network - Twitter Facebook Producer - Dan Morelle

Bonus Minisode - Boxes

Red Sky at Noon is the new book by Simon Sebag Montifiore. We're launching HistoryHit.TV. Join our crowdfunding campaign now: click here. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Red Sky at Noon - Simon Sebag Montifiore

William Morris was an English textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist. Associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement, he was a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production. His literary contributions helped to establish the modern fantasy genre, while he played a significant role in propagating the early socialist movement in Britain. View this episode's image here. Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please share this episode on

La Belle Iseul by William Morris, with Dr Emma Wells

We welcome aviation expert Paul Beaver back on to the podcast to talk about Spitfires and returning Hugo Broch to the cockpit of a piston engine plane for what proves to be a momentous flight. Hugo Broch is a World War II Luftwaffe ace credited with 81 victories in 324 missions, all on the Eastern Front and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. We're launching HistoryHit.TV. Join our crowdfunding campaign now: click here. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Luftwaffe ace Hugo Broch flies in a Spitfire - Part 1

Dr Sam Willis - @DrSamWillis Professor James Daybell - @JamesDaybell Follow the show's new Twitter: @UnexpectedPod HistoryHit Network - Twitter Facebook Producer - Dan Morelle

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