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World War II: The winter of 1942-43, Manstein’s Miracle in Russia, and Patton

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Guest: Barry Jacobsen, military historian and blogger………….we will continue our series of World War II episodes… Today we will look back at the winter of 1942-43, Manstein’s Miracle in Russia, and the Rise of Patton ….plus other stories from the front pages such as North Korea and Afghanistan………and ‘Light my fire’ was the # 1 song in the country this week in 1967……………

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Source: World War II: The winter of 1942-43, Manstein’s Miracle in Russia, and Patton 08/09 by Silvio Canto Jr | History Podcasts

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August 9, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Hiroshima/Nagasaki 1945 & national security issues of the week

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Guest: Barry Jacobsen, military blogger and historian……we look at the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima & Nagasaki……….what factors led President Truman to make that decision……..how do we fight ISIS today? Should we use air power to push back ISIS? the Iran nuclear deal is running into serious problems in Congress…….Secretary Hillary Clinton has an ’emails’ problem…. Click to support some of our friends……….

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Source: Hiroshima/Nagasaki 1945 & national security issues of the week 08/13 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics Podcasts

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August 6, 2017 at 12:30 pm

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D-Day 2014:  Memories with Bob Jagers PLUS Bill Katz of Urgent Agenda

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Guest: Bill Katz of Urgent Agenda. We will be joined today by Bob Jagers, D-Day veteran who lives in Dallas. Bob attended the D-Day ceremony in France. in 2014……….

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Source: D-Day memories with Bob Jagers PLUS Bill Katz of Urgent Agenda 09/14 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics Podcasts

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June 6, 2017 at 11:00 am

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The Battle of Midway and World War II with Barry Jacobsen

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Guest: Barry Jacobsen, military historian and blogger………..we look back at the Battle of Midway 1942……..and other events from the summer of 1942…………..

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Source: The Battle of Midway and World War II with Barry Jacobsen 02/10 by Silvio Canto Jr | History Podcasts

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June 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm

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1944: We remember the crew of The Memphis Belle!

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We remember today one of the legendary flight crews of World War II, i.e. The Memphis Belle.

Back in 1943, the aircraft flew its 25th mission over Europe.    It became the first B-17 to complete 25 missions.

A few years ago, a movie was made of this heroic crew:

 

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May 17, 2017 at 11:00 am

We remember “Victory in Europe Day” 1945

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On May 8, 1945, the Allies celebrated the end of the European War:

“On this day in 1945, both Great Britain and the United States celebrate Victory in Europe Day. Cities in both nations, as well as formerly occupied cities in Western Europe, put out flags and banners, rejoicing in the defeat of the Nazi war machine.

The eighth of May spelled the day when German troops throughout Europe finally laid down their arms:  In Prague, Germans surrendered to their Soviet antagonists, after the latter had lost more than 8,000 soldiers, and the Germans considerably more; in Copenhagen and Oslo; at Karlshorst, near Berlin; in northern Latvia; on the Channel Island of Sark—the German surrender was realized in a final cease-fire. More surrender documents were signed in Berlin and in eastern Germany.”

As we discussed with Barry, the end of the European war happened very fast.    Let’s remember that D-Day was the year before and The Battle of the Bulge happened over the Christmas holidays.

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May 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm

April 18, 1942:  The Doolittle Raid and other stories of World War II with Barry Jacobsen 

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Guest: Barry Jacobsen, military historian and blogger, joins us for a another episode about World War II: The Doolittle Raid, the Battle of the Java Sea and the Battle of the Coral Sea…………..

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Source: The Doolittle Raid and other stories of World War II with Barry Jacobsen 01/26 by Silvio Canto Jr | History Podcasts

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April 18, 2017 at 3:30 pm