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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 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:00:30:51

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:00:27:44

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:00:27:53

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:01:00:06

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:00:32:45

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:00:44:06

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:00:28:34

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:00:44:00

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.

Duration:00:32:39