Episodes:

Ep 67: Farley Mowat – And No Birds Sang

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today James is reading from And No Birds Sang, by Farley Mowat.

Ep 66: George MacDonald Fraser – Quartered Safe Out Here

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading from Quartered Safe Here, by George MacDonald Fraser.

Ep 65: Ernie Pyle – Brave Men

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today James is reading from Brave Men, by Ernie Pyle

Ep 64: Spike Milligan – Mussolini: His Part in My Downfall

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading from Mussolini: His Part in My Downfall, by Spike Milligan.

Ep 63: Johannes Steinhoff – Straits of Messina

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today James is reading from Straits of Messina, by Johannes Steinhoff.

Ep 62: Zeno- The Cauldron

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading from The Cauldron, by Zeno

Ep 61: War Planes

Al Murray heads to Lincolnshire to visit the RAF’s stunning collection of working World War Two aircraft. Al gets to explore a Spitfire, a Hurricane, a Dakota, and a Lancaster, while quizzing Squadron Leader Mark Discombe and Bomber Leader Neil Farrell.

Ep 60: Nazi Home Movies

James Holland and Al Murray discuss newly revealed German home movies. From Hitler Youth camps to burning villages on the eastern front and the cold-blooded murder of civilians, the footage illustrates the moral bankruptcy of life under the Nazis.

Ep 59: Before the Bulge

Seventy five years on from the most brutal battle involving US troops in World War Two, Battle of the Bulge expert Peter Caddick-Adams talks to James about the circumstances leading up to the conflict.

Ep 58: The Khaki Election and the Sherman Tank

Was Churchill’s defeat in the 1945 election really a surprise?

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the significance of sending the Beveridge Report to every serviceman. Plus the boys make a case for their favourite tank. Was it the Sherman what won it?