Episodes:

Ep 32: The Battle for Arnhem Bridge

Al Murray and James Holland walk across the famous John Frost bridge at Arnhem while describing the intense fighting which took place there 75 years ago. The boys explore the locations of the buildings held by John Frost and his men before climbing up onto the bridge itself.

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Ep 30: The Hartenstein Hotel

In the first of our special episodes to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem, Al Murray is at the Hartenstein Hotel. He is joined by battlefield tour expert Paul Reed to discuss the history of what became 1st Airborne Division’s Headquarters and relive what the fighting was like on the streets of Oosterbeek.

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Ep 29: Operation Market Garden – Day 1

On September 17th, 1944, British and American forces launched one of the most audacious operations of World War Two.

In this first of nine episodes devoted to Operation Market Garden, Al Murray and James Holland discuss the build up to the battle.

Al and James recorded this episode in London before flying out to Holland. The remainder of the series will be recorded on Hell’s Highway, in Nijmegen and in Arnhem.

Don’t miss a single episode as the lads rediscover the key sites of one of the war’s most famous battles.

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Ep 28: The Capture of Rome

Al Murray and James Holland debate the controversial decision taken by General Mark Clark to liberate Rome. Also up for discussion are the mysterious Foo Fighters and the wartime experiences of comedian Spike Milligan.

Ep 27: We Are at War

It’s 80 years since the outbreak of war. James and Al discuss the build up to the German invasion of Poland and the British and French response.

Ep 26: Britskrieg

Is Paris burning? James Holland and Al Murray discuss the liberation of Paris and the final days of the Normandy campaign. Plus, what role did the mafia play in the invasion of Sicily? Were the Allies made an offer they couldn’t refuse?

Ep 25: Nazi Drugs and Midget Subs

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the drugs used by the Germans to keep submariners awake. Plus what would have happened if the German army had fought in Asia, while the Japanese were defending the Normandy beaches? A fascinating if preposterous debate.

Ep 24: We Have Ways Live from Edinburgh

Al Murray and James Holland take to the stage at the Edinburgh fringe to debate the great last stands of World War Two. Plus who was Wojtek the bear? And can we justify the bombing of Dresden? The boys answer some challenging audience questions.