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Hans Oster – A German Against Nazism – WW2 Biography Special Hans Oster – A German Against Nazism – WW2 Biography Special

He is the model of resistance to the Nazis, but also the model of treason, he is Hans Oster, deputy head of the German Abwehr and the informal managing director of the German anti-Nazi resistance. I’m Spartacuss Olsson And this is a WW2 biography special, where we look at the key figures of the conflict…

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Did the Soviet Union EVER Recover from WW2? Did the Soviet Union EVER Recover from WW2?

Did the Soviet ‘Economy’ EVER Recover from WW2? That’s the question we’re asking today, and it was prompted by a question from one of my Patrons, Mitchell Line, who asked – “Hi! I was wondering what was the state of the soviet union after the end of the war and what did they do to…

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Stalin’s Paranoid Military Purges – The Great Terror | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1938 Part 4 of 4 Stalin’s Paranoid Military Purges – The Great Terror | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1938 Part 4 of 4

It is one of the most self-destructive series of events in Soviet history. It is an escalation of the already oppressive, suppressive, murderous behaviour of Josef Stalin’s regime. It is a parody of justice and a disgrace even to Communism. It pits friends against friends, spouses against spouses, children against parents, and destroys the social…

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Nigerians Chasing Italians Like Cheetahs Hunt a Bull – WW2 – 081 – March 14, 1941 Nigerians Chasing Italians Like Cheetahs Hunt a Bull – WW2 – 081 – March 14, 1941

So… not the Germans…not Napoleon…not Americans or Ottomans? Then who? Wait …really? In history? Huh, I wouldn’t have guessed. March 14, 1941 This war is a world war, and as such all nations- even those neutral ones- are involved. But you can kinda see that some of those neutral nations are leaning pretty heavily toward…

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Fallschirmjäger – Germany’s Finest – WW2 Special Episode Fallschirmjäger – Germany’s Finest – WW2 Special Episode

In 1784, Benjamin Franklin asks: “Where is the prince who can afford to so cover his country with troops for its defence, as that 10,000 men descending from the clouds might not, in many places, do an infinite deal of mischief before a force could be brought to repel them?’ Dropping your troops onto the…

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Carton de Wiart – A Man For All Seasons – WW2 Biography Special Carton de Wiart – A Man For All Seasons – WW2 Biography Special

Ever been shot in the face or torn off your mangled fingers, and still wanted to get back in the fight? Yeah, me neither. But Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart – the Belgian-born British officer with a reputation as a fire-eater – he did those things! With all his stories, he’s likely a great guy…

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Night Witches – Female Soviet Pilots – Sabaton History 050 [Official] Night Witches – Female Soviet Pilots – Sabaton History 050 [Official]

when you think of the soldiers fighting the Second World War you probably think of men with machine guns however in our song night witches we’re seeing about that as women in bumper plates [Music] the large-scale industrialization of the Soviet Union in the late 1920s and 1930s opened up the country’s economy for women…

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The Road to the Holocaust – Kristallnacht | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1938 Part 3 of 4 The Road to the Holocaust – Kristallnacht | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1938 Part 3 of 4

On the night of November 9, 1938, ordinary citizens will look on as thugs smash and loot the homes, businesses, and temples of people they once considered neighbors. Police and firefighters stand by only to ensure the “Aryan” population remain safe. It is a night that will become known as “Kristallnacht”, the night of broken…

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Chain Your Woman to the Stove – Feminism in the 1930s | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1938 Part 2 of 4 Chain Your Woman to the Stove – Feminism in the 1930s | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1938 Part 2 of 4

A woman’s place is the kitchen, pregnant, right? For many people in 2020 that statement smacks of misogyny and you’ll be labeled a reactionary extremist if you say it – but before World War 2, it was pretty much the general view across the globe and across the political spectrum. Welcome to Between-2-Wars a chronological…

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The Nazis Building Bridges, Not Walls – WW2 – 079 – February 28, 1941 The Nazis Building Bridges, Not Walls – WW2 – 079 – February 28, 1941

He’s saying what? He’s telling them he’s not going to invade Britain? But he’s not. They know that too? Why’s he telling them then? He don’t know tat they don’t know? Got it. February 28, 1941 What do Moscow, Athens, and Alexandria all have in common? Well, this week they are all worried about possible…

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