Vaguely Interesting History
About This Show
A vast array of the vaguely interesting from history and more.
Ian Chapman-Curry roots around references, interrogates indexes and analyses asides to find fascinating stories that would otherwise languish in the footnotes.
With history, politics, geography, economics, psephology, statistics and etymology, you're sure to find something that you find vaguely interesting too!
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VIP 04 Hitler’s dreams to unify his empire with a monstrous railway
Mar 2, 2017
In 1941, Adolf Hitler issued orders to Nazi Germany’s railway officials. He wanted them to develop a new type of railway. It was to be bigger, far bigger, than anything that had ever been seen.
Trains the height and width of a suburban house and the length of the Empire State Building would hurtle across the Greater German Reich, from Brest in the west to Bucharest in the east.
They would be luxurious, providing unimaginable amenities for travellers.
And, unsurprisingly, they were never built.
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The theme music is Newsroom by Riot.
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Destiny Day by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1500008 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Big Bird's Disease by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Martian Cowboy by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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If you like history, you'll love this podcast
Interesting stories from history well presented and told.
Date published: 2017-02-23