The WW2 Podcast
About This Show
A history podcast looking at all aspects of WWII, military history, social history, the battles, the campaigns, tanks, gun and other equipment, the politics and those who ran the war. I look at it all.
With WW2 slipping from living memory I aim to look at different historical aspects of the Second World War.
In each episode of the WWII Podcast I interview an expert on a subject. No topics are out of bounds (as yet), and I cover the military history side of the war as well as looking the home front.
Hopefully the format allows for close examination of a topic, and makes for absorbing listening.
Most Recent Episode
61 - RAF Liberators Over Burma
If Slim’s 14th army was the ‘Forgotten Army’ the RAF bombing campaign in the Far East is even more forgotten!
In this episode I'm talking to Matt Poole.
Matt's mother is from Liverpool, her first husband was in the RAF serving in Burma when he was shot down over Rangoon. In trying to find out what happened that night Matt was introduced to Bill Kirkness who served in the same squadron.
We discuss Bill Kirkness's war, the RAF in Burma and Matt's journey of piercing the story together.
Episodes of This Show
Dec 31, 2017
Dec 14, 2017
Rated 4 out of
Good Content and Delivery
My only quibble is the occasional error such as repeating the myth that Hitler spent time living in Liverpool, which is probably due to his use of secondary sources exclusively. He is really sincere-sounding and adds interesting personal comments. More use of first-hand account could help too. I guess that would be several hundred more podcasts though.
Date published: 2016-10-26