Ep 185: Sicily ‘43 Special

Al Murray joins James Holland to discuss Sicily ‘43 in this special edition of the podcast recorded for Waterstones.

Ep 184: The Sherwood Rangers on D-Day

As James Holland begins researching his next book he finds himself immediately caught up in a debate about what happened to the Sherwood Rangers as they came ashore on D-Day.

Ep 183: James and Al’s Big Tank Adventure

James Holland and Al Murray spend the day messing around in tanks. The evolution of the British tank through the early years of the Second World War is discussed and the boys get to grapple with tanks in various states of restoration.

Ep 182: The Ship

C. S. Forester’s brilliant book about a Royal Navy ship fighting to get through to Malta was published in 1943 and is an enthralling account of a single day’s action against the Italian fleet. It’s one of our three book recommendations for September and here Al Murray reads chapter one to give you a taste […]