Ep 90: Bombers and Gliders

Ep 90: Bombers and Gliders

Airborne conflict takes centre stage as Al Murray and James Holland debate the effectiveness of blanket bombing. Also discussed are the merits of dropping in forces by parachute. And why was the glider assault during Operation Husky so calamitous? James explains.

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