Peter Pomerantsev: How To Win An Information War

The Book Club | 6 March 2024 | 0h 43m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Peter Pomerantsev about his book How To Win An Information War: The Propagandist Who Outwitted Hitler. Tells the story of Sefton Delmer and his work countering Nazi propaganda. Discusses Delmer’s remarkable life, compromised ethics, and the lessons he still has to offer us.

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Resistance in the Second World War

History Extra | 17 November 2023 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Halik Kochanski about her book Resistance: The Underground War Against Hitler, 1939-1945 (which won the 2023 Wolfson History Prize). Discusses why some people in Nazi-occupied Europe choose to resist the Third Reich and the different types of resistance – from open partisan warfare in the occupied Soviet Union to dangerous acts of defiance in Norway.

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Indian Experiences in WW2

History Extra | 17 August 2023 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Diya Gupta about her book India in the Second World War: An Emotional History. Backgrounds that 2.5 million Indian soldiers fought in the Second World War. Describes the complex web of emotional experiences, how Indian soldiers and civilians back home felt about the war, and how the conflict impacted their lives.

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Tom Whipple: The Battle of the Beams

The Book Club | 5 July 2023 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tom Whipple about his book The Battle of the Beams: The secret science of radar that turned the tide of the Second World War. Describes the ingenious technological, psychological and espionage battles that made electromagnetic warfare a decisive – if under-appreciated – contributor to Britain’s victory in the air war and, finally, in the Normandy Landings.

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Escape from Colditz

History Extra | 13 September 2022 | 0h 37m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ben Macintyre about his book Colditz: Prisoners of the Castle. Discusses the infamous German Second World War prisoner of war camp, some of the ingenious escape attempts from the hilltop castle, and reveals how the prisoner experience encompassed boredom, racism and class conflict.

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The Man Who Escaped Auschwitz to Warn the World, with Jonathan Freedland

Intelligence Squared | 22 July 2022 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jonathan Freedland about his book The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World. Poignant story of Rudolph Vrba escaping Auschwitz to warn the world about the Holocaust, and the little that was done with that information by the Allies and even Jews.

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Hitler’s American Gamble

Dan Snow’s History Hit | 13 December 2021 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Brendan Simms abut his book Hitler’s American Gamble: Pearl Harbor and Germany’s March to Global War, co-authored with Charlie Laderman. Argues that Hitler’s declaration of war on the United States was the key turning point of WWII, not the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. Explains the global context behind Hitler’s calculated risk.

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The Unheard Tapes of Bomber Command

Dan Snow’s History Hit | 4 September 2021 | 0h 37m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Blends an interview with 96-year-old Flight Lieutenant Steven with a tape he recorded in 1943 immediately after returning from a bombing raid on Essen. Presents a vivid insight into the life and bravery of WWII airmen.

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