Ep 96: On a War Footing

Ep 96: On a War Footing

With the world in a global crisis many are describing as the worst since the Second World War, Al Murray and James Holland compare the situation now with the autumn of 1939. How and why did rationing come about in WW2? Did the public strip their local shops of food? And is it time for a national government with Keir Starmer in the role of Clement Attlee? If so, does that cast Boris Johnson in the role of Neville Chamberlain? Much to discuss.

Exclusive content available for Members

Share This Episode

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

More To Explore

Ep 187: Battle of Britain Day

James Holland and Al Murray discuss the events of September 15th, 1940, the date officially named Battle of Britain Day. James digs deep into the data to evaluate the severity of the German attacks and to understand the level of

Ep 214: Joe Ricci

Close friend of the podcast, historian Joe Ricci, joins Al and James during our Thanksgiving Specials to talk about the unsung heroes of the American War Effort – the US Coastguard. Joe Ricci runs his own history podcast ‘Home Brew

Ep 217: Man for Man

James Holland and Al Murray reopen the debate about the relative merits of Allied and Axis soldiers. Plus was there ever the possibility of the American, British and Canadian forces swapping beaches in Normandy?

Chapter 12: The Cauldron, by Zeno

Chapter 12: The Cauldron, by Zeno In September, 1944, the British 1st Airborne Division found itself in a fierce battle for the Dutch city of Arnhem. Al Murray reads the story of a single platoon trapped in the smoking ruins

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *