Episodes:

Ep 356: Highballs and Bazookas

Al and James discuss why Britain never used the Highball bouncing bomb, the impact of losing battleships, the PIAT versus the Bazooka and the perils of reading your own books.

Ep 355: The Secret Horsepower Race

Piston engines powered every significant Second World War air battle. Calum Douglas, who has written a brilliant book on the race for engineering supremacy, joins Al Murray and James Holland to explore the story of the men at the forefront of the battle.

Ep 354: Hunger Winter

Dutch civilians suffered horrifically during the final winter of the war as the Germans sought to punish them for assisting the allied forces attempting to liberate Holland. Al and James are joined by Dutch historian Hans Onderwater to discuss the Hunger Winter.

Ep 353: Italy

With the Italians in London ahead of the final of the European Championships, Al Murray and James Holland look at the Italian story in the Second World War. How significant were Italian colonial ambitions in British thinking? And what did Italy experience in the final years of the war.

Ep 352: One Man’s Window – Chapter 18

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.

Read by Al Murray.

Ep 351: The Mustang

Few planes were more influential during the Second World War than the Mustang.

Al and James visit Sywell aerodrome in Northamptonshire to enjoy the rare opportunity of taking a trip up in this iconic aircraft.

Pilot and restoration expert Richard Grace brings the boys up to speed on the Mustang.

Ep 350: One Man’s Window – Chapter 17

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.

Read by Al Murray.

Ep 349: Denmark at War

Although occupied by the Nazis, the Danes refused to collaborate and have a proud record of helping the majority of their Jewish community avoid the Holocaust. James Holland and Al Murray discuss the role of Denmark in the Second World War.

Ep 348: One Man’s Window – Chapter 16

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.

Read by Al Murray.

Ep 347: One Man’s Window – Chapter 15

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.

Read by Al Murray.