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The Second World War

Stephen Bedard

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The Second World War

The Second World War

Stephen Bedard

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A Podcast all about the second world war hosted by Stephen Bedard.

Latest Episodes

15 - The Vikings Get Pillaged: The Invasion of Denmark and Norway

The Second World War started with the invasion of Poland. But who was next? And what would the French and British do about it? This episode looks at the German invasion of Danish and Norway. Visit me at my website. Support this podcast through Patreon or by downloading a FREE audiobook with a FREE trial of Audible.

10 minSEP 3
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15 - The Vikings Get Pillaged: The Invasion of Denmark and Norway

14 - An Interview With Clare Mulley on the Women of World War Two

In the episode, I interview author Clare Mulley. Clare has written a couple of biographies related to the Second World War, telling stories that many of us have not heard before. You will enjoy our conversation. Please visit Clare at her website. Some of Clare's books: The Woman Who Saved the Children: A Biography of Eglantyne Jebb: Founder of Save the Children The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville The Women Who Flew for Hitler: A True Story of Soaring Ambition and Searing Rivalry For more resources on the Second World War, visit my blog.

31 minJUL 18
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14 - An Interview With Clare Mulley on the Women of World War Two

13 - Russian to the Finnish Line

Before there was the Battle of France, before there was the Battle of Britain, there was the Winter War. Just months after the start of the Second World War, the Soviet Union invaded Finland. But it didn't go quite the way they had hoped. Please support this podcast by downloading a FREE audiobook with a FREE trial of Audible or by supporting me through Patreon. You can find other blog posts and podcast episodes at my website.

12 minAPR 21
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13 - Russian to the Finnish Line

12 - The First Month of the War

In this episode, we look at the events of the first month of the Second World War. We take a snapshot of September 1939 and see the seeds for much of what would happen throughout the rest of the war. Please support this podcast by getting a FREE audio book with a FREE trial of Audible. Come and visit me at my website.

9 minFEB 14
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12 - The First Month of the War

11 - And So It Begins

The beginning of the Second World War is generally understood as being at the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany in September, 1939. Hitler created an excuse for invading and unleashed his forces on an outdated Polish army. Even knowing that Britain and France would not accept this, Hitler took this step, confident in the weakness of his enemies and the protection of his non-aggression pact with the Soviet Union. The world would never be the same. My recommended audiobook is: The Nazi Invasion of Poland: The History of the Campaign That Started World War II "The object of the war is...to physically destroy the enemy. That is why I have prepared, for the moment only in the East, my 'Death's Head' formations with orders to kill without pity or mercy all men, women, and children of Polish descent or language. Only in this way can we obtain the living space we need." (Hitler, August 1939) Throughout 1938 and 1939, conflict broke out across Europe after the social and economic disorder b...

14 min2019 JUN 6
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11 - And So It Begins

10 - Japan and Italy at the Dawn of the Second World War

The Second World War really starts with the German invasion of Poland. But what were Japan and Italy up to as Germany was preparing to invade? This episode looks at what was happening in China and Ethiopia in the mid to late 1930s.

14 min2019 FEB 22
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10 - Japan and Italy at the Dawn of the Second World War

9 - Hitler and Stalin: A Match Made in Hell

Can we think of two greater monsters of the 20th century than that of Hitler and Stalin. Although the Second World War ended with them as bitter enemies, it began with them in cooperation. This episode looks at what led to the nonaggression pact.

12 min2018 NOV 16
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9 - Hitler and Stalin: A Match Made in Hell

8 - The Munich Agreement

The German invasion of Czechoslovakia was a turning point in Hitler's acts of aggression. This was the necessary step to transition from annexing fellow Germans in Austria to invading the non-German Poland, thus starting the Second World War.

12 min2018 AUG 21
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8 - The Munich Agreement

7 – The Rape of Austria

Although the Second World War really begins with the invasion of Poland, Germany’s expansion began earlier with the annexation of Austria. This event, which Churchill described as “the rape of Austria,” was the first real glimpse of what Hitler intended for Eur

9 min2018 APR 18
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7 – The Rape of Austria

6 – The Spanish Civil War

Between the First World War and the Second World War, there was another conflict that greatly impacted Europe. This was the Spanish Civil War. Although technically this was just a civil war between the Republicans and Nationalists, unofficially many of the nations that participated in the Second World War, were involved in the Spanish Civil War, at least unofficially. Hitler especially took advantage of this opportunity to perfect the strategies that he would use in the Second World War. My recommendation for an audio book isHell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the World It Madeby Richard Rhodes.From the Pulitzer Prize-winning and best-selling author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, the remarkable story of the Spanish Civil War through the eyes of the reporters, writers, artists, doctors, and nurses who witnessed it. Get this audiobook for free with a free trial of Audible through this link

9 min2018 MAR 20
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6 – The Spanish Civil War

Latest Episodes

15 - The Vikings Get Pillaged: The Invasion of Denmark and Norway

The Second World War started with the invasion of Poland. But who was next? And what would the French and British do about it? This episode looks at the German invasion of Danish and Norway. Visit me at my website. Support this podcast through Patreon or by downloading a FREE audiobook with a FREE trial of Audible.

10 minSEP 3
Comments
15 - The Vikings Get Pillaged: The Invasion of Denmark and Norway

14 - An Interview With Clare Mulley on the Women of World War Two

In the episode, I interview author Clare Mulley. Clare has written a couple of biographies related to the Second World War, telling stories that many of us have not heard before. You will enjoy our conversation. Please visit Clare at her website. Some of Clare's books: The Woman Who Saved the Children: A Biography of Eglantyne Jebb: Founder of Save the Children The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville The Women Who Flew for Hitler: A True Story of Soaring Ambition and Searing Rivalry For more resources on the Second World War, visit my blog.

31 minJUL 18
Comments
14 - An Interview With Clare Mulley on the Women of World War Two

13 - Russian to the Finnish Line

Before there was the Battle of France, before there was the Battle of Britain, there was the Winter War. Just months after the start of the Second World War, the Soviet Union invaded Finland. But it didn't go quite the way they had hoped. Please support this podcast by downloading a FREE audiobook with a FREE trial of Audible or by supporting me through Patreon. You can find other blog posts and podcast episodes at my website.

12 minAPR 21
Comments
13 - Russian to the Finnish Line

12 - The First Month of the War

In this episode, we look at the events of the first month of the Second World War. We take a snapshot of September 1939 and see the seeds for much of what would happen throughout the rest of the war. Please support this podcast by getting a FREE audio book with a FREE trial of Audible. Come and visit me at my website.

9 minFEB 14
Comments
12 - The First Month of the War

11 - And So It Begins

The beginning of the Second World War is generally understood as being at the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany in September, 1939. Hitler created an excuse for invading and unleashed his forces on an outdated Polish army. Even knowing that Britain and France would not accept this, Hitler took this step, confident in the weakness of his enemies and the protection of his non-aggression pact with the Soviet Union. The world would never be the same. My recommended audiobook is: The Nazi Invasion of Poland: The History of the Campaign That Started World War II "The object of the war is...to physically destroy the enemy. That is why I have prepared, for the moment only in the East, my 'Death's Head' formations with orders to kill without pity or mercy all men, women, and children of Polish descent or language. Only in this way can we obtain the living space we need." (Hitler, August 1939) Throughout 1938 and 1939, conflict broke out across Europe after the social and economic disorder b...

14 min2019 JUN 6
Comments
11 - And So It Begins

10 - Japan and Italy at the Dawn of the Second World War

The Second World War really starts with the German invasion of Poland. But what were Japan and Italy up to as Germany was preparing to invade? This episode looks at what was happening in China and Ethiopia in the mid to late 1930s.

14 min2019 FEB 22
Comments
10 - Japan and Italy at the Dawn of the Second World War

9 - Hitler and Stalin: A Match Made in Hell

Can we think of two greater monsters of the 20th century than that of Hitler and Stalin. Although the Second World War ended with them as bitter enemies, it began with them in cooperation. This episode looks at what led to the nonaggression pact.

12 min2018 NOV 16
Comments
9 - Hitler and Stalin: A Match Made in Hell

8 - The Munich Agreement

The German invasion of Czechoslovakia was a turning point in Hitler's acts of aggression. This was the necessary step to transition from annexing fellow Germans in Austria to invading the non-German Poland, thus starting the Second World War.

12 min2018 AUG 21
Comments
8 - The Munich Agreement

7 – The Rape of Austria

Although the Second World War really begins with the invasion of Poland, Germany’s expansion began earlier with the annexation of Austria. This event, which Churchill described as “the rape of Austria,” was the first real glimpse of what Hitler intended for Eur

9 min2018 APR 18
Comments
7 – The Rape of Austria

6 – The Spanish Civil War

Between the First World War and the Second World War, there was another conflict that greatly impacted Europe. This was the Spanish Civil War. Although technically this was just a civil war between the Republicans and Nationalists, unofficially many of the nations that participated in the Second World War, were involved in the Spanish Civil War, at least unofficially. Hitler especially took advantage of this opportunity to perfect the strategies that he would use in the Second World War. My recommendation for an audio book isHell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the World It Madeby Richard Rhodes.From the Pulitzer Prize-winning and best-selling author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, the remarkable story of the Spanish Civil War through the eyes of the reporters, writers, artists, doctors, and nurses who witnessed it. Get this audiobook for free with a free trial of Audible through this link

9 min2018 MAR 20
Comments
6 – The Spanish Civil War
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