The History of WWII Podcast - by Ray Harris Jr

The History of WWII Podcast - by Ray Harris Jr

Latest Episodes

Episode 394-Warrior Next Door Podcast Interview & Tobruk Has Fallen
November 26, 2022

First, Ryan Fairfield and Tony Lupo, the hosts of The Warrior Next Door Podcast return to share more clips of WWII Veterans and their experiences. The Second Episode: Now that the Battle of Gazala is over and the bulk of the 8th British Army was back alon

Episode 393-Interview w/ James Shone: The Host of the Taiwan Through Time Podcast & Operation Harpoon
November 18, 2022

Two Episode Special! James Shone comes on to share what Taiwan, then Formosa was going through during, but also, before the war. Then, as Rommel prepares to surround Tobruk, Churchill and the War Cabinet decide to once again, try to get supplies to Malta.

Episode 392: Interview w/ Dr. Paul Gill Jr. about his father’s book: Armageddon in the Arctic Ocean. 2nd Ep: Tobruk is Surrounded
November 08, 2022

First, Dr. Paul Gill Jr. comes on to talk about his dads book about his life and war time adventures, Armageddon in The Arctic Ocean: Up the Hawse Pipe from Galley Boy to Third Mate on a Legendary Liberty Ship in the Biggest Convoy Battle of WWII and the

Episode 391-Two Episode Special! Interview w/ Taylor Downing about his book 1942: Winston Churchill and Britain's Darkest Hour and The British 8th Army is Outfoxed
November 02, 2022

First, historian Taylor Downing comes on to talk about his new book, 1942: Winston Churchill and Britains Darkest Hour and then we pick up with Rommel and Ritchie battling it out in North Africa. The Desert Fox will push his men to the breaking point, bu

Episode 390-The Battle of Knightsbridge Box
October 27, 2022

With the Battle of Bir Hakeem over Rommel is ready to drive on Tobruk, but first he has to get passed the Knightsbridge Box, where the 2nd and 4th Armored Brigades are waiting. What follows is mistakes by both sides, but Rommel reacts more quickly because

Episode 389-Interview w/ Saul David about his book Devil Dogs
October 21, 2022

Historian Saul David talks about his latest book, Devil Dogs: From Guadalcanal to the Shores of Japan.King Company of the legendary 1st Marine Division will take part in 4 major battles in the Pacific; Guadalcanal, New Britain, Peleliu and Okinawa. But f

Bad Women: The Blackout Ripper Stalks London’s War-Torn Streets
October 18, 2022

Heres a preview of Bad Women: The Blackout Ripper. Over a single week in February 1942, a depraved serial killer stalked Londons dark and WWII bomb-ravaged streets, hunting for victims in the citys bars and clubs. Using new research from police files,

Episode 388-The Battle of Bir Hakeem: The Redemption of French Honor
October 12, 2022

Now that the Battle of the Cauldron was over, Rommel could come for the Free French at Bir Hakeem, to his SW. With this outpost removed, Africa Corps would be free to drive to the NE and take Tobruk. But the Desert Air Force would strive mightily to save

Episode 387-The Battle of the Cauldron
September 28, 2022

Rommel anticipates British 8th Armys attack and prepares. The attack, Operation Aberdeen is launched, but will come to a sad end. This allows Rommel to commence his own attack, scattering thousands of Allies troops before him. The Battle of the Cauldron

Episode 386-Damien Lewis talks about his book, Agent Josephine: American Beauty, French Hero, British Spy
September 22, 2022

Writer Damien Lewis returns to discuss his latest book about the beautiful Josephine Baker. She has found everything she wanted in France, but soon the country is over run by Nazis. Now she will be enlisted to spy for the Allies so France can, one day, re