James and Al are at the D-Day Story museum in Portsmouth. They talk to assistant curator James Daly, who’s spent 7 years researching airborne operations that didn’t happen between D-Day and Arnhem. They examine the circumstances that led to to the operations being cancelled, and whether the plans were still used in other campaigns.
In a special live edition of the pod from Chalke Valley History Festival, Al Murray and James Holland discuss the top five British blunders and successes of the war while being heckled by a bugler.
The final task of assaulting the Arakan Peninsula as part of the Burma campaign was given to the British 3rd Commando Brigade. Their challenge was to cut off the Japanese supply and escape routes to Rangoon. Historian Lucy Betteridge-Dyson, whose grandfather fought in Burma, joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss the campaign and […]
This week the lads look at a few examples of how the Nazi regime would pick and choose how they implemented some of their ideologies. Al also gives us an update on the filming for his new history show, which this week included going paintballing in tanks with Henning Wehn.
James and Al are at the historic dockyard in Portsmouth, “Saving Private Ryan” by taking a trip on an F8 landing craft. They find out about the history of amphibious landing capability from 1938, up to the the Normandy Landings and through to the Falklands War. But will it be enough to persuade them to feature the […]