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The History of WWII Podcast - by Ray Harris Jr

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The History of WWII Podcast - by Ray Harris Jr

The History of WWII Podcast - by Ray Harris Jr

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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.

Latest Episodes

Black Christmas: The Fall of Hong Kong

Broken by overwhelming numbers, Gen. Maltby and Gov. Young surrender the cause of Hong Kong. But in some ways, the battle over the island is just beginning, as Chinese Communists and Nationalists come together to harass the occupiers of China and Hong Kong. Then comes the tragic tale of the Lisbon Maru, full of Commonwealth POWS, but sunk by an American sub.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30 MIN15 hours ago
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Black Christmas: The Fall of Hong Kong

A Thousand Cuts

As Christmas approaches, the overwhelming Japanese forces reduce the British holdings throughout Hong Kong. Still, Gen. Maltby is unwilling to give up. One counter attack after another is launched.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23 MIN1 weeks ago
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A Thousand Cuts

Introducing Imagined Life Season Two

What is it like to be famous before you’re famous? What is it like to walk in the shoes of another person? Each episode of Imagined Life takes you on an immersive journey into the life of a world-famous person. It’ll be someone you may think you know, even admire -- or maybe the opposite. You’ll get clues to your identity along the way. But only in the final moments will you find out who “you” really are. So sit back, let go, and -- imagine your life, with our hosts, Oscar nominated Virginia Madsen and celebrated voice actor Robbie Daymond. From Wondery, the network behind Dirty John. Listen now at wondery.fm/worldwar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 MIN1 weeks ago
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Introducing Imagined Life Season Two

Once More, Unto the Gap

With the eastern half of Hong Kong Island practically lost, it's up to the West Brigade, under Brig. John Lawson to hold the invading Japanese troops back. But Lawson will deal with the same conditions as the defeated Brig. Wallis of the East Brigade, not enough troops and overwhelming enemy forces. Still, both sides will bleed over the Wongneichong Gap.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 MIN2 weeks ago
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Once More, Unto the Gap

The Balaclava of the Sea

Gen. Sakai begins his invasion of Hong Kong, but Gen. Maltby has his troops ready and his Motor Torpedo Boats, which will hopefully stop the invasion before it can begin. Still, the Japanese reach shore and so begins Japanese atrocities, but the end of Hong Kong resistance.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28 MIN3 weeks ago
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The Balaclava of the Sea

Hong Kong-Retreat but No Surrender

With the Gin Drinker's Line pierced, Gen. Maltby pulls back his men to Hong Kong Island. The Japanese will ask the Commonwealth forces to surrender, but Gov. Young and Maltby give a one word answer, no. Now Gen. Sakai prepares to invade Hong Kong with a bombardment to weaken British defenses.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 MINAUG 20
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Hong Kong-Retreat but No Surrender

Operation C: Japan Attacks Hong Kong

As the Japanese military has been able to take the port cities of China by 1941, the British held Hong Kong is still free. But now its turn has come and Gen. Christopher Maltby and his mix of Canadian, British, Indian and Eurasians troops will try to hold out as long as possible. The Gin Drinkers Line, Maltby's first line of defense will be tested.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 MINAUG 12
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Operation C: Japan Attacks Hong Kong

The Battle of Hong Kong

London had decided that Hong Kong was to be sacrificed to the Japanese, but after Canada offered up two battalions, Churchill reversed this decision. Now, the hope was that the British Colony would hold out behind the Gin Drinker's Line, manned by Canadians, Indians and the men from a Hong Kong Chinese Regiment. Still, the odds were going to be 4 to 1.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

20 MINJUL 25
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The Battle of Hong Kong

The Fall of Wake Island

The marines on Wake Island are holding out, due to discipline and Japanese tactical mistakes. Yet Maj. Devereux is unaware of this and thus brings to fighting to an end. Yet the Japanese atrocities are only just beginning, against the marine and civilian POWs. As for Adm. Frank Fletcher's task force to save Wake, that suffers too, from the equally timid Vice Adm. Pye.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 MINJUL 3
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The Fall of Wake Island

Massacre on Wake Island

Wake Island becomes the focal point of US resistance to Japanese aggression. Adm. Kimmel will send a relief force to Wake, but will it get there in time. Meanwhile, Rear Adm. Kajioka of the Imperial Japanese Navy, in command of the force that is to take Wake is reinforced by two of the carriers that led the Pearl Harbor attack. Pictured-1st Lt. John Kinney works himself into exhaustion trying to keep the marine's remaining Wildcat fighters operational. Who will get to Wake first, the Japanese or Task Force 14? This episode brought to you by ridgewallet.com/ww2.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34 MINJUN 26
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Massacre on Wake Island

Latest Episodes

Black Christmas: The Fall of Hong Kong

Broken by overwhelming numbers, Gen. Maltby and Gov. Young surrender the cause of Hong Kong. But in some ways, the battle over the island is just beginning, as Chinese Communists and Nationalists come together to harass the occupiers of China and Hong Kong. Then comes the tragic tale of the Lisbon Maru, full of Commonwealth POWS, but sunk by an American sub.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30 MIN15 hours ago
Comments
Black Christmas: The Fall of Hong Kong

A Thousand Cuts

As Christmas approaches, the overwhelming Japanese forces reduce the British holdings throughout Hong Kong. Still, Gen. Maltby is unwilling to give up. One counter attack after another is launched.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
A Thousand Cuts

Introducing Imagined Life Season Two

What is it like to be famous before you’re famous? What is it like to walk in the shoes of another person? Each episode of Imagined Life takes you on an immersive journey into the life of a world-famous person. It’ll be someone you may think you know, even admire -- or maybe the opposite. You’ll get clues to your identity along the way. But only in the final moments will you find out who “you” really are. So sit back, let go, and -- imagine your life, with our hosts, Oscar nominated Virginia Madsen and celebrated voice actor Robbie Daymond. From Wondery, the network behind Dirty John. Listen now at wondery.fm/worldwar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Introducing Imagined Life Season Two

Once More, Unto the Gap

With the eastern half of Hong Kong Island practically lost, it's up to the West Brigade, under Brig. John Lawson to hold the invading Japanese troops back. But Lawson will deal with the same conditions as the defeated Brig. Wallis of the East Brigade, not enough troops and overwhelming enemy forces. Still, both sides will bleed over the Wongneichong Gap.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Once More, Unto the Gap

The Balaclava of the Sea

Gen. Sakai begins his invasion of Hong Kong, but Gen. Maltby has his troops ready and his Motor Torpedo Boats, which will hopefully stop the invasion before it can begin. Still, the Japanese reach shore and so begins Japanese atrocities, but the end of Hong Kong resistance.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
The Balaclava of the Sea

Hong Kong-Retreat but No Surrender

With the Gin Drinker's Line pierced, Gen. Maltby pulls back his men to Hong Kong Island. The Japanese will ask the Commonwealth forces to surrender, but Gov. Young and Maltby give a one word answer, no. Now Gen. Sakai prepares to invade Hong Kong with a bombardment to weaken British defenses.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 MINAUG 20
Comments
Hong Kong-Retreat but No Surrender

Operation C: Japan Attacks Hong Kong

As the Japanese military has been able to take the port cities of China by 1941, the British held Hong Kong is still free. But now its turn has come and Gen. Christopher Maltby and his mix of Canadian, British, Indian and Eurasians troops will try to hold out as long as possible. The Gin Drinkers Line, Maltby's first line of defense will be tested.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 MINAUG 12
Comments
Operation C: Japan Attacks Hong Kong

The Battle of Hong Kong

London had decided that Hong Kong was to be sacrificed to the Japanese, but after Canada offered up two battalions, Churchill reversed this decision. Now, the hope was that the British Colony would hold out behind the Gin Drinker's Line, manned by Canadians, Indians and the men from a Hong Kong Chinese Regiment. Still, the odds were going to be 4 to 1.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

20 MINJUL 25
Comments
The Battle of Hong Kong

The Fall of Wake Island

The marines on Wake Island are holding out, due to discipline and Japanese tactical mistakes. Yet Maj. Devereux is unaware of this and thus brings to fighting to an end. Yet the Japanese atrocities are only just beginning, against the marine and civilian POWs. As for Adm. Frank Fletcher's task force to save Wake, that suffers too, from the equally timid Vice Adm. Pye.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 MINJUL 3
Comments
The Fall of Wake Island

Massacre on Wake Island

Wake Island becomes the focal point of US resistance to Japanese aggression. Adm. Kimmel will send a relief force to Wake, but will it get there in time. Meanwhile, Rear Adm. Kajioka of the Imperial Japanese Navy, in command of the force that is to take Wake is reinforced by two of the carriers that led the Pearl Harbor attack. Pictured-1st Lt. John Kinney works himself into exhaustion trying to keep the marine's remaining Wildcat fighters operational. Who will get to Wake first, the Japanese or Task Force 14? This episode brought to you by ridgewallet.com/ww2.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34 MINJUN 26
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Massacre on Wake Island

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