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The Nazis Next Door

3 March 2021

As many as 10,000 members of the Nazi party and the SS are estimated to have moved to the United States after the Second World War, legally and...

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00:22:31

French Resistance Heroine Heading to the Oscars

2 March 2021

Joining me on the podcast today are Alice Doyard and Anthony Giacchino to discuss their film Colette: The french resistance fighter confronting...

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00:23:02

Queens of Jerusalem

1 March 2021

In today's episode of the podcast, I am joined by Katherine Pangonis a historian specialising in the medieval world of the Mediterranean and Middle...

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00:45:40

The Life of a Luftwaffe Ace: Hugo Broch

1 March 2021

During the Second World War, Luftwaffe fighter pilot Hugo Broch claimed 81 victories in 324 missions on the Eastern Front. At Chalke Valley History...

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00:24:56

Cheddar Man: Science and the Skeleton

28 February 2021

Cheddar Man is the oldest almost complete skeleton of a Homo sapien ever found in Britain and, for this fantastic episode, Tristan spoke to the...

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00:38:01

The Gulf War: 30 Years On

28 February 2021

On this day thirty years ago a ceasefire was declared bringing ground operations in the first Gulf War to an end. An overwhelmingly powerful...

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00:37:23

The War Widow: Women of World War Two

27 February 2021

Today's episode is from our brilliant sibling podcast, The World Wars. Author, presenter and human right advocate Tara Moss joins James to discuss...

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00:31:03

Lockdown Learning: The 19th Century Medical Revolution

26 February 2021

The 19th century saw the world in the grip of the industrial revolution, a firepower revolution on the battlefield and a communications revolution...

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00:41:55

The Daughters of Yalta

26 February 2021

In February 1945, the ‘Big Three’ met for arguably the most important and controversial of the conferences of the Second World War. At the Yalta...

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00:25:51

The Doolittle Raid

25 February 2021

Today, we're talking about one of the great stories of American military history; The Doolittle Raid. In 1942 after the humiliation assault on Pearl...

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00:22:59

Petra: Rise of the Nabataeans

25 February 2021

The assumption had once been that they were nomads until the Romans came. But more recent archaeological work in modern day Jordan is dispelling this...

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00:21:04

Anti-government Violence in America

24 February 2021

Leah Sottile joins me today to talk all about domestic terrorism and anti-government groups in the USA. In particular, we talk about the armed...

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00:40:58

Why the RAF Won the Battle of Britain

24 February 2021

In 15 September 1940, the Luftwaffe made a gigantic aerial assault on London in the belief that the Royal Air Force was down to its last few...

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00:46:42

Remembering the Alamo with W. F. Strong

23 February 2021

In this episode taken from our archive, I headed out to Texas in 2016 to discuss the Battle of the Alamo and what its legacy means for modern Texas....

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00:32:56

John of Gaunt: THE Royal Ancestor

22 February 2021

Helen Carr joins me today to discuss John of Gaunt: son of Edward III, younger brother to the Black Prince, uncle of Richard II and father of Henry...

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00:31:46

Scapa Flow's Sunken German Battle Fleet

22 February 2021

At the end of World War One, the Allies seized the German fleet and held it at Scapa Flow, in Orkney, until the terms of the Treaty of Versailles...

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00:40:42

Lugdunum: The Biggest Battle in Roman History?

21 February 2021

In 197 AD, the armies of Septimius Severus and Clodius Albinus met at Lugdunum, on the site of present day Lyon. If we believe the numbers given in...

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00:49:36

In Conversation with David Baddiel

21 February 2021

In this episode taken from our archive, David Baddiel talks to Dan about the Second World War, Trump's Mussolini-isms, and why Jim Callaghan makes...

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00:30:05

Brexit History Showdown with Robert Tombs

20 February 2021

Five years after the announcement of the Brexit referendum I am joined on the podcast by Robert Tombs, author of The Sovereign Isle: Britain In and...

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00:25:51

Vikings: River Kings

19 February 2021

Today, I am joined by Cat Jarman bio-archaeologist and author of a new book all about how the Vikings spread east, often utilising the rivers of...

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00:24:49

Our Man in New York

19 February 2021

Henry Hemming talks to Dan Snow about the life of William Stephenson, a British operative who worked hard to pressure Roosevelt into declaring war on...

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