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A biweekly podcast covering the last great war. Join Ray Harris Jr as he explores World War Two in intimate detail.

A biweekly podcast covering the last great war. Join Ray Harris Jr as he explores World War Two in intimate detail.
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A biweekly podcast covering the last great war. Join Ray Harris Jr as he explores World War Two in intimate detail.

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English


Episodes

Episode 231-Tora, Tora, Tora, The Attack on Pearl Harbor

10/15/2018
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The first air wave of attacking Japanese warplanes reaches Oahu, on their way to Pearl Harbor. But before they reach Battleship Row, several civilian planes offer the excited pilots a chance to score their first kills. The locals and US Military personnel on the ground can't believe their eyes. They assume, it's the most life like war game ever put on by the Army and Navy Brass. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:53

Episode 230-Interview with Robin Hutton-War Animals-The Unsung Heroes of WWII

10/1/2018
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Writer Robin Hutton talks about her latest book which tells of the animals who contributed to the Allied effort of WWII. There's Chips, who served as a sentry dog for the Roosevelt-Churchill conference; Ding, a paradog whose plane was hit by enemy fire on D-Day, ended up in a tree, and once on the ground still saved lives. G.I. Joe, who flew 20 miles in 20 minutes and stopped the planes on the tarmac from bombing a town that had just been taken over by allied forces, saving the lives of over...

Duration:01:03:46

Introducing American Scandal

9/25/2018
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Since the founding of the United States, in every generation, in every field of business, politics, sports and society, we’ve watched in shock as corruption, deceit and desire bring down heroes, titans and those we thought we could trust. In the aftermath, we’re left with too many questions, how did this happen? Who is to blame? Subscribe to American Scandal today. www.wondery.fm/scandal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:14

Episode 229-The United States' First Shot of WWII

9/19/2018
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In the predawn darkness, the Japanese Strike Force has prepared to launch its first wave of bombers and fighters. Meanwhile, the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor sleeps. However, a strange looking submarine is spotted and fired upon near the entrance to Pearl, by the USS Ward. Word of this gets back to Adm. Husband Kimmel, who then has to decide how to react. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:32

Episode 228-An Interview with Mary Jo McConahay about her latest book The Tango War

9/11/2018
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Writer Mary Jo McConahay comes on the show to discuss her latest book, The Tango War: The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds and Riches of Latin America during WWII. We discuss Latin America's involvement in WWII, which includes Mexican Oil, Brazilian Rubber, The Smoking Cobras and Mickey Mouse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:02

Episode 227-This Means War

8/28/2018
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On December 7, 1941, Ambassador Nomura and Special Envoy Kurusu are about to give Secretary of State Hull and FDR Japan's response to the Hull Note. But really, it's a declaration of war. That is, until the Japanese Military changes the wording. All of America will find out about the attack on Pearl Harbor before the Japanese representatives do. Pictured is Nomura, Hull and Kurusu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:11

Episode 226-The Japanese are Not Ready for Us Yet

8/20/2018
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Multiple Japanese Assault Fleets are on the move, but with so much incoming information, President Roosevelt and his cabinet do not pick up on the threat to Pearl Harbor. Besides, the military men advising FDR still can not imagine the smaller nation starting an all out war. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:42

Episode 225-Indianpolis-Interview with Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic

7/24/2018
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Attacked on 30 July 1945, the heavy cruiser was torpedoed by the Imperial Japanese Navy submarine I-58, and sank in 12 minutes. However, the two authors seek nothing short than to tell the entire story and return the USS indianpolis to its rightful place as the proud and courageous flagship of the US 5th Fleet during WWII. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:20:25

Episode 224-Climb Mount Niitaka: Tojo Gets his War

6/25/2018
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Emperor Hirohito reluctantly gives his approval for the attack on Pearl Harbor. As Tojo said, "With war, if you don't try it, you can't know how it will turn out." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:26

Episode 223-Roosevelt Learns of the Coming Attack

6/12/2018
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Through MAGIC, the US's ability to read Japan's diplomatic messages, FDR learns of a final deadline and a coming Japanese attack. Pictured are Ambassador Nomura and special representative Kurusu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:31

Episode 222-The Pearl Harbor That Almost Wasn't

5/21/2018
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Tokyo and Washington seem to be making progress in their peace talks. And yet, the Japanese 1st Air Fleet departs for its attack on Pearl Harbor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:05

Episode 221-War with the U.S. Seems Unavoidable

5/14/2018
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Prince Konoye's government collapses as Gen. Tojo demands war with the U.S. Emperor Hirohito then orders Tojo to form his own government, hoping this will cause the Japanese Army to be more cautious. Meanwhile the alerts sent to Pearl Harbor by Washington remain vague. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:58

Episode 220-An Interview with Lyuba Vinogradova: Defending the Motherland

4/25/2018
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Dr. Vinogradova comes back to the show to discuss her latest book, Defending the Motherland: The Soviet Women Who Fought Hiter's Aces. This episode's sponsor: parcast.com/gone Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:01:09

Episode 219-When Diplomacy Fails

4/24/2018
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As the various issues with attacking Pearl Harbor are overcome, the Japanese Military evades telling the truth to Emperor Hirohito and PM Konoye. And they, in learn, deceive President Roosevelt's cabinet. Please support the show by checking out our sponson, mackweldon.com. Use "worldwar" promo code at checkout to say 20% off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:48

Episode 218-Pearl Harbor: The Strongest Fortress in the World

3/19/2018
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Washington and Tokyo continue their diplomatic dance but neither side is willing to give in. The Americans have broken the Japanese Diplomatic cypher codes, but so have the Japanese, of American Diplomatic codes. Then the Japanese Army finishes occupying the rest of French Indo-China. Of FDR's many responses, one is to reactivate Douglas MacArthur and send him to the Philippines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:23

Episode 217-Japan: Do or Die

3/5/2018
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With Washington and Tokyo trying to bend the other to its will, President Roosevelt seeks to strangle Japan's aggression in China with a trade blockade while Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto begins to plan his attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor. War seems imminent, but both sides still hope for peace through negotiations, on their own terms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:37

Episode 216-The World Goes to War

2/12/2018
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Chiang Kai-Shek struggles to keep China in the war, knowing the Soviet-German Non Aggression Pact can not last. The question is what will Japan do, once Russia is brought low. Meanwhile, the Japanese attack French Indochina and force Churchill to close the Burma Road. 1941 goes by with the U.S. and Japanese Empire negotiating, hoping to bring the other to heel. Neither side is participating in good faith. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:17

Episode 215: Collision Course, the Road to Pearl Harbor.

2/5/2018
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Having chased Chiang Kai-Shek back to Chongqing, the Japanese Empire is still unable to get him to surrender. So, on to Chongqing it is, but events in Europe: The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland and then the war in the West will stymie one Japanese government after another. Which leaves Japan to head towards SE Asia and in conflict with the United States, setting up the attack on Pearl Harbor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:42

214-Betrayal, the Burma Road and The Battle of Nomonhan

1/29/2018
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Chiang Kai-Shek starts over, again, in Chongqing, as the Japanese military seek to deny him the east coast. First Canton will fall, then other port cities. Meanwhile, British controlled Burma and the Nationalists work together to construct the Burma… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:59

213-The 2nd Sino-Japanese War: The Fall of Wuhan

1/24/2018
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Chiang Kai-Shek is staking everything on his defense of Wuhan. As such, the various Japanese forces attempt to encircle the city. Chiang throws everything he has at the enemy, even scoring one major victory at Tai’erzhuang. However, this is not…delete Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:40