Episodes:

Ep 411: Brothers In Arms – Live from the National Army Museum

James Holland gives a guided tour of his new exhibition at the National Army Museum.

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Ep 410: Grace Taylor

Historian and television presenter Tessa Dunlop introduces Grace Taylor, a former royal artillery member of the anti-aircraft gun team and so-called ‘Gunner Girl’. Grace volunteered far before conscription for women was decreed, out of both a love of her country and her boyfriend at the time.

Ep 409: Family Stories Series 2: Episode 5

This week’s stories take us from cricket in Australia to the skies over Nazi Germany, from life as an evacuee to setting fire to your own tank in front of Winston Churchill. Plus the story of two women facing very different forms of occupation.

Ep 408: The Boys from Reading

In this special episode of We Have Ways, (recently afflicted) journalist Autumn Hendrickson brings to Al and James a year’s worth of research into the war contributions of both the men and women of Reading, Massachusetts.

Ep 407: MI19

Al and James discuss bugging and intelligence during the war. Al also reveals details of a new We Have Ways project.

Ep 405: The Wannsee Conference

“December 1941 is the time the decision was made for the physical extermination of all the Jews in Europe”

Al and James are joined by Waitman Beorn to discuss the Wannsee Conference and how the Nazis began the Holocaust.

Ep 404: The Japanese Empire

Why did the Japanese get involved in the Second World War? Could they have stayed out of it altogether? Robert Lyman speaks to Al Murray and James Holland. 

Ep 403: War Room 1941

“December 1941, you literally couldn’t pack more events into it if you tried”. 

Did FDR know that a deadly attack from Japanese forces was imminent? How did US generals decide on allocating troops in the Atlantic (instead of the Pacific)? Historian Mike Neiberg joins James Holland to explore the intricate complexities of American geopolitics following one of history’s most audacious attacks, Pearl Harbour.

Ep 402: Operation Crusader

Al and James discuss the Western Desert Campaign of 1941, especially looking into the Siege of Tobruk.

Ep 401 Pearl Harbor

On the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Al and James are joined by the ‘Pacific War Trilogy’ author Ian Toll to discuss the monumental event.