We Have Ways of Making You Talk

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Subscribers: 1446
Reviews: 11

DS
 Oct 13, 2021

pat gallagher
 Oct 6, 2021
excellent content great subject knowledge mixed with humour , very engaging learn something every time

Oh Bugger
 Nov 4, 2020
Playing catch-up, very entertaining and Al Murray has a great narrative voice.

David Hayes
 Aug 5, 2020
Fantastic podcast, very easy to listen to. funny and interesting. James Holland's books are great too

john fillbrook IndCo
 May 13, 2020
love the podcast. great knowledge and easy to listen style makes this my #1

Description

Achtung! Achtung!


Comedian Al Murray and historian James Holland discuss all matters Second World War.


We Have Ways of Making You Talk is a bi-weekly show exploring the war in close up. James and Al have a stunning knowledge of their subject, but don't expect a linear narrative. The boys love a tangent and a forgotten tale.


We Have Ways of Making You Talk roams down forgotten front lines, casts new villains and makes the case for unlikely heroes.


Send questions to James and Al via Twitter using #WeHaveWays or by email to wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com


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Submarines in Malta - Part 2
43:08

In the first of a two part special, James Holland walks the ground in Malta - following the journey of British submarine HMS URGE.


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May 26, 2022
Battle of Britain at the Chelsea Flower Show
27:57

Al Murray and James Holland visit award winning gardener and sculptor John Everiss at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show. 


John's newest garden features a 12ft memorial to Battle of Britain pilots. 



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May 24, 2022
Submarines in Malta
19:51

In the first of a two part special, James Holland walks the ground in Malta - following the journey of British submarine HMS URGE.


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Produced by Joey McCarthy

Exec Producer: Tony Pastor

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May 19, 2022
Machine Guns, Crete and the End of the War
51:09

Al Murray and James Holland talk about the effectiveness of machine gun fire throughout the 20th century and the battle for Crete.


The boys also discuss the fantastic new book by friend of the show Peter Caddick-Adams about the final days of the Second World War.



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May 17, 2022
Public Enemies
53:09

The internment of German, Italian and Austrian civilians on the Isle of Man was one of the most controversial decisions taken in wartime Britain. Al Murray and James Holland are joined by writer Simon Parkin to discuss the events which inspired his new book, The Island of Extraordinary Captives.


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May 12, 2022
Shooting Shadows
56:12

Al Murray and James Holland explore a vivid and heartbreaking article by Paul Fussell about his career in the 7th Army (My War: How I found irony in the infantry) and how it influenced declinist thought in historians. 


They also talk about the lack of bullets that would actually hit enemy troops during battle.


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May 10, 2022
HMS Belfast Part Two
31:38

Al Murray and James Holland continue their tour of HMS Belfast with Nigel Steele and Robert Rumble. In this episode they visit the engine and boiler room. 


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May 05, 2022
Spies, Germans and Invading Malta
1:00:43

Eighty years after Mussolini and Hitler discussed a plan to invade Malta, Al and James debate the chances of its success. Also, Al describes Neville Chamberlain’s unorthodox domestic espionage and James reports from a remarkable trip to Dresden.


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May 02, 2022
HMS Belfast: Part One
45:58

Floating on the River Thames, the single most important surviving British Navy vessel from the Second World War, HMS Belfast is enjoying her retirement. Nigel Steele gives Al Murray and James Holland a rundown of her illustrious continent-spanning career.


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Apr 28, 2022
Naval War Diaries
57:37

Al and James are joined by the Head of the Naval Historical Branch Steve Prince to discuss the Naval War Diaries.


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Apr 26, 2022
Walking With Destiny: Andrew Roberts on Winston Churchill
55:19

Al Murray and James Holland are joined by legendary historian and Churchill biographer Andrew Roberts.


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Apr 21, 2022
Fighting With The Sexton
24:42

Al Murray and James Holland are on location again, this time they are with Keith Bridgstock of The Garrison Artillery Volunteers. Today they're looking at the fearsome 25-pounder Sexton.


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Apr 19, 2022
Volunteer Yachtsman
48:17

From Yacht club sailing to commanding landing crafts in Normandy, Julia Jones details the fascinating stories of those who left behind the comfort of upper-class life to join the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve.


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Apr 14, 2022
Hill 112
49:58

Al and James discuss all things Normandy, looking into Montgomery, tanks, and the Battle of the Odon.


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Apr 12, 2022
Battleground
12:56

40 years since the Falklands War, at the time Britian's most significant military campaign since the Second World War, military history Saul David has teamed up with Goalhanger Podcast for a new series on 20th century warfare. James chats to Saul about the new pod, which features interviews with the people at the heart of the conflicts - ranging from admirals, to special forces, to politicians.


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Apr 08, 2022
Königsberg
59:48

It was the Prussian capital for over 700 years, but now this Baltic port city is an outpost of Russian power.


How did the Nazis try to protect Königsberg during the Second World War? Al Murray and James Holland speak to Dr Bastiaan Willems about the fortress city protected by pensioners.


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Apr 07, 2022
Churchill’s War Room
19:25

73 feet below London - submerged in the fat stench of cigar smoke and adorned with dishevelled tables engraved by Winston Churchill's flailing fists - lies Churchill's War Room, the secret bunker that won the war. Senior Historian Nigel Steele guides Al and James on their very own private tour.


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Apr 05, 2022
James Bond's War
56:23
Bumbling pen pusher or national hero? Al Murray and James Holland are joined by professor Christopher Moran to speak about Ian Fleming's role in espionage during the Second World War and what events inspired James Bond.

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Mar 31, 2022
Poor Bloody Infantry
48:22

What do we really know of the experience of an infantryman in the Second World War? Al and James look at life in the infantry and explore the fear that was never far away.


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Mar 29, 2022
The Mosquito Story - Part 2
37:55

James Holland continues his conversation with fighter pilot Des Curtis about his experience with one of the best warbirds of the Second World War - The Mosquito


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Mar 25, 2022
The Mosquito Story - Part 1
38:05

James Holland is joined by Des Curtis and John Lilley to talk about one of the best warbirds of the Second World War - The Mosquito


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Mar 24, 2022
Naples 44
53:29

Al and James look at post war interrogation documents that focus on German training. They also chat about the Norman Lewis book, Naples 44


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Mar 22, 2022
Bacterial Battleground
38:00

“The penicillin project was as ambitious as the Manhattan project”


What was more deadly to a WW2 soldier, a bullet or the bacteria on it? Dr. John Tregoning joins James Holland to discuss the crucial role of treating infections in the Second World War.


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Mar 17, 2022
The Plan for Barbarossa: Part Two
30:09

“All things being equal, the side with the best morale wins”


In the second part of our Barbarossa special, Al Murray and James Holland talk further about why the Nazis failed in the Soviet Union and debunk the age-old argument of "man for man".


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Mar 16, 2022
Planning For Barbarossa - Part One
41:55

In the first part of a two-part special, Al Murray and James Holland talk about the planning for Operation Barbarossa, the doomed mission for the Nazis to overtake the Soviet Union.


The second half of this conversation will be available tomorrow (16th March 2022)


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Mar 15, 2022
Family Stories Series 2: Episode 15
18:56

Today’s family stories include the desert experiences of an Eighth Army medic, the Sicilian adventures of a dispatch rider and how wooden sheep helped fool the Luftwaffe.


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Mar 13, 2022
Chiang Kai-shek’s China
57:43

How did the Second World War in China play a part in the Communist Revolution? 


Al Murray and James Holland are joined by Oxford historian Rana Mitter to talk about China's role in the war and the leadership of Chiang Kai-shek.


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Mar 10, 2022
Ukraine 1943
56:34

Last week we discussed the Battle of Kiev in 1941, today we move forward to 1943 as the Red Army return to the Ukraine. Al and James discuss the Dnepr Battles, the Bukrin Bridgehead and the recapture of Kiev.


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Mar 08, 2022
Family Stories Series 2: Episode 14
19:54

This week’s family stories include remembering a Battle of Britain pilot, a chance meeting of two old adversaries and a tale that Spielberg borrowed.


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Mar 06, 2022
The Lost Churchill Portrait
25:01

In the autumn of 1944 Winston Churchill agreed to briefly sit for the brilliant portrait artist Frank Salisbury. He gave the artist just half an hour to paint him in oils. The resulting artwork disappeared from Britain after the war and has finally returned. Al Murray and James Holland were offered a sneak preview at the Churchill War Rooms in London, in the company of art expert Philip Mould.


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Mar 03, 2022
Ukraine
50:57

As the current situation in Ukraine deteriorates, Al Murray and James Holland explore events both now and in 1941.


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Mar 01, 2022
Family Stories Series 2: Episode 13
19:28

This week’s family stories include a hair-raising amphibious assault, a long turn in a POW camp, a brave man in Burma and a childhood under German occupation.


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Feb 27, 2022
The Spymaster
58:45

“You have done a Herculean task, a grateful nation should thank you for what you’ve done …but I suppose they never will.” Thomas Kendrick had a list of 'friends' which included Counts, aristocrats and generals. All of whom were under his surveillance. Kendrick was more than just a high-flying socialite, he was a spymaster. Helen Fry joins Al and James to discuss all things espionage, an area so shrouded in secrecy, documents are still classified to this day.


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Feb 24, 2022
The Battle of Bréville
55:06

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the details of the Battle of Bréville. They also chat about War Fest Zwei, the Philippines and fear of a new European conflict between Russia and the West.


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Feb 22, 2022
Family Stories Series 2: Episode 12
19:46

This week’s family stories include an IRA man who ended up fighting for Britain and being torpedoed twice, a Scot who spent five years as a prisoner of war, a teenage sailor who braved the Atlantic and the U-boats, and a pilot who never forgave his enemy.


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Feb 20, 2022
The Loyd Carrier
18:02

James Holland picks up the podcast's first restoration project, a Loyd Carrier. He explains the history of the vehicle and how it was used in the Second World War.


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Feb 17, 2022
American Submarine Tales
51:47

Al and James talk about their new books and discuss the success of the US Submarine Fleet.


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Feb 15, 2022
Family Stories Series 2: Episode 11
19:12

This week’s family stories include a low-level parachute jump on D-Day, tragic endings in the air and at sea, and hearing the news every soldier, sailor and airman longed to hear.


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Feb 11, 2022
The Bombing Of Dresden
1:07:42

In February 1945 the historic city of Dresden was the target of one of the largest strategic bombing raids of the war. Al Murray and James Holland are joined by US historian Tami Davis Biddle to explore one of the most controversial events of the Allied effort to defeat Germany.


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Feb 10, 2022
Manila
56:32

Al and James discuss the Battle of Manila and how it split opinions between the US Navy and Army. Was the battle even necessary? 


The chaps also reflect on how crucial Allied adaptability was to success at D-Day.


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Feb 08, 2022
Family Stories Series 2: Episode 10
18:49

This week’s family stories include fighting in the might of Atlantic storms, reflecting on fighting in Okinawa, landing on D-Day and an unlikely foray into the Black Market.


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Feb 06, 2022
Short History Of ...The Gladiators
43:51

Today we're dropping an episode by our friends at Noiser podcast. Their podcast takes a trip back in time to Ancient Rome, to discover the bizarre and barbaric world of the gladiators. But who were these mysterious warriors? And how much truth lies behind the legends? Take your seat in the Roman Colosseum, the games are about to begin. 


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Feb 04, 2022
Stories From India
48:07
Why did Indians join the British Army? Al Murray and James Holland speak to Exeter University's Dr Gajendra Singh about the reasons why young Indian men took part in the Second World War. The discussion spreads to Indian independence, the spread of fascism and how people view the conflict outside of the UK.

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Feb 03, 2022
Munich
44:22

Al and James discuss the new Netflix film Munich: The Edge of War, which is of course based on the book Munich, written by friend of the pod Robert Harris. Is it any good? Was it right to sign the Munich Agreement?


James also tells us about recent research he's been doing into the Battle of Luzon and General Douglas MacArthur.


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Feb 01, 2022
Family Stories Series 2: Episode 9
19:50

This week’s family stories include a long and eventful walk to freedom, an airman becoming a member of a select and unwanted club and a trumpeter’s escape from Dunkirk.


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Jan 30, 2022
Saving the Nation’s Art
44:19

What measures did the government put in place to protect great works of art and culture from air raids? Al Murray and James Holland speak to archivist and historian Caroline Shenton to find out more. 


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Jan 27, 2022
Midway
40:44

Al and James discuss the Mafia’s role in the Second World War, they also talk about Midway and the war in the Pacific.


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Jan 25, 2022
Family Stories Series 2: Episode 8
17:59

This week’s stories include a sailor who witnessed the atomic bomb exploding and lived to tell the tale, a medical emergency solved by a POW, a training exercise with an explosive ending and parents whose paths first crossed in wartime. 


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Jan 23, 2022
The Canadian Story
51:28

Al Murray and James Holland are joined by one of Canada's leading military historians Mark Zuehlke to discuss the nation's effort throughout the Second World War.


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Jan 20, 2022
Who Betrayed Jean Moulin
51:32

Al and James discuss the arrest of Jean Moulin and the involvement of SIS. They also talk about All Arms cooperation and British signalling problems.


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Jan 18, 2022
Family Stories Series 2: Episode 7
19:25

This week’s stories take us from the attempts to sink the Tirpitz, through a tale of survival straight out of Das Boot, to life through a child’s eyes in occupied Holland and on to an Arctic convoy with a dark secret.


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Jan 16, 2022
From Normandy to the Scheldt
1:04:54

We take a new look at the fighting post D-Day with Canadian expert Marc Milner. Why has the Canadian contribution in north west Europe been downplayed?


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Jan 13, 2022
Jungle Training
49:10

Al Murray and James Holland examine training methods for Allied forces faced with fighting the Japanese in Burma.



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Jan 11, 2022
Family Stories Series 2: Episode 6
18:53
This week’s stories take us from the skies with Bomber Command in the company of a Mad Dane, through defying the Nazis from within and suffering the terrible consequences, to the life of children under German occupation and seeing one of Hitler’s right-hand men behind bars.

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Jan 09, 2022
25-pounders and the Garrison Artillery Volunteers
42:27

Are you having We Have Ways Festival withdrawal symptoms? You're in luck!


Today's episode is a live recording from the 2021 event. The boys talk field guns, howitzers, quads, and much much more. Come for the conversation with the Garrison Artillery Volunteers' Keith Brigstock, stay for the firing of a 25-pounder live on the pod! 


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Jan 06, 2022
12 Days of Christmas - The Camomile Lawn
19:47

Willow Murray reads a chapter from The Camomile Lawn by Mary Wesley. The book tells the story of a family reliving their memories of the Second World War at a funeral, 50 years later. 


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Jan 05, 2022
12 Days of Christmas - A Midnight Clear
33:38

Al Murray read a chapter from A Midnight Clear written by William Wharton. The book follows six American soldiers who are sent to keep watch at a German outpost in the Ardennes.


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Jan 04, 2022
12 Days of Christmas - The Thin Red Line
28:11

James Holland reads a chapter from one of his favourite books, The Thin Red Line. Written by James Jones, the book draws upon his own experience at the Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse during World War II's Guadalcanal campaign.


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Jan 03, 2022
12 Days of Christmas - Warriors for the Working Day
35:21
Al reads a chapter from Warriors for the Working Day. The novel is based on events from June 1944, during the Battle of Normandy, to the invasion of Germany in the Spring of 1945. The book describes fighting by the men of a small unit of British tanks during this period, with the focus on one tank crew.

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Jan 02, 2022
12 Days of Christmas - The Narrow Road to the Deep North
22:07
James Holland reads from Richard Flannagan's "The Narrow Road to the Deep North", a novel that tells the story of a far east prisoner of war during the construction of the Burma Railway.

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Jan 01, 2022
12 Days of Christmas - Life and Fate
33:05

Al Murray reads chapters 1 through 6 from Life and Fate written by Vasily Grossman, an epic tale of a country told through the fate of a single family, the Shaposhnikovs


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Dec 31, 2021
12 Days of Christmas - Suite Francaise
25:24

James Holland reads a chapter from Suite Francaise, the title of a planned sequence of five novels by Irène Némirovsky, a French writer of Ukrainian-Jewish origin, who was tragically murdered before she could complete all five volumes.


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Dec 30, 2021
12 Days of Christmas - Sword of Honour
35:03

Al Murray reads a chapter from Sword of Honour written by Evelyn Waugh.


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Dec 29, 2021
12 Days of Christmas - The World at Night
21:15

James Holland reads a chapter from Alan Furst's The World at Night. The novel follows the upper-class life of film producer Jean Casson during the German occupation of Paris.


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Dec 28, 2021
12 Days of Christmas - The Cruel Sea
43:54

Al Murray read a chapter from The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat. This book tells the story of the lives of a group of Royal Navy sailors fighting in the Battle of the Atlantic.


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Dec 27, 2021
12 Days of Christmas - The Burning Blue
29:25

James Holland reads a chapter from one of his own books, The Burning Blue. This book tells the story of a small group of RAF fighter pilots who first fight in the Battle of Britain and then amid the sand and heat of North Africa's deserts.


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Dec 26, 2021
12 Days of Christmas - Bomber
26:41

Al Murray reads a chapter from Bomber written by Len Deighton. Bomber is a fictionalised account of "the events relating to the last flight of an RAF Bomber over Germany on the night of June 31st, 1943"


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Dec 25, 2021
Brothers In Arms - Live from the National Army Museum
31:09

James Holland gives a guided tour of his new exhibition at the National Army Museum.


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Dec 23, 2021
Grace Taylor
41:20

Historian and television presenter Tessa Dunlop introduces Grace Taylor, a former royal artillery member of the anti-aircraft gun team and so-called 'Gunner Girl'. Grace volunteered far before conscription for women was decreed, out of both a love of her country and her boyfriend at the time.


If you enjoyed this conversation, you can buy Tessa Dunlop's book 'Army Girls' here;

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Army-Girls-secrets-stories-military/dp/1472282086


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Dec 21, 2021
Family Stories Series 2: Episode 5
18:47

This week’s stories take us from cricket in Australia to the skies over Nazi Germany, from life as an evacuee to setting fire to your own tank in front of Winston Churchill. Plus the story of two women facing very different forms of occupation.


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Dec 19, 2021
408. The Boys from Reading
41:05
In this special episode of We Have Ways, (recently afflicted) journalist Autumn Hendrickson brings to Al and James a year's worth of research into the war contributions of both the men and women of Reading, Massachusetts.

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Dec 16, 2021
407. MI19
42:08

Al and James discuss bugging and intelligence during the war. Al also reveals details of a new We Have Ways project.


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Dec 14, 2021
406. Family Stories: Series 2, Episode 4
17:06

This week’s family stories include witnessing a cavalry charge in East Africa, fighting in the Fjords, doodlebugs over London and tragedy in the Atlantic.


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Dec 12, 2021
405. The Wannsee Conference
1:06:17

“December 1941 is the time the decision was made for the physical extermination of all the Jews in Europe”


Al and James are joined by Waitman Beorn to discuss the Wannsee Conference and how the Nazis began the Holocaust.


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Dec 11, 2021
404. The Japanese Empire
47:12

Why did the Japanese get involved in the Second World War? Could they have stayed out of it altogether? Robert Lyman speaks to Al Murray and James Holland. 


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Dec 10, 2021
403. War Room 1941
47:16

“December 1941, you literally couldn’t pack more events into it if you tried”. 


Did FDR know that a deadly attack from Japanese forces was imminent? How did US generals decide on allocating troops in the Atlantic (instead of the Pacific)? Historian Mike Neiberg joins James Holland to explore the intricate complexities of American geopolitics following one of history's most audacious attacks, Pearl Harbour.


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Dec 09, 2021
402. Operation Crusader
48:20

Al and James discuss the Western Desert Campaign of 1941, especially looking into the Siege of Tobruk.


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Dec 08, 2021
401. Pearl Harbor
44:55

On the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Al and James are joined by the 'Pacific War Trilogy' author Ian Toll to discuss the monumental event.


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Dec 07, 2021
400. The Battle of Moscow
45:52

Did Hitler and Stalin have a misapprehension of each other? And was scale the main reason Germany couldn’t invade Moscow?




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Dec 06, 2021
399. Family Stories: Series 2, Episode 3
20:02

This week’s family stories include an act of outstanding bravery on the high seas, a trans-Atlantic friendship, a plate of dodgy sandwiches and a

so-called ‘ordinary’ soldier’s war.




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Dec 05, 2021
398. The Atlantic War
51:31

The Battle of the Atlantic was the most important theatre of the war, so why don’t we ever talk about it? Military and Naval historian, Marc Milner, joins Al and James to navigate their way through the often snubbed battle.


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Dec 02, 2021
397. The Maginot Line
55:27
Al and James debate whether the British produced the best tanks during the war. They also discuss the key characters involved in the development of the Maginot Line and read extracts from the Alanbrooke Diaries.

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Nov 30, 2021
396. Family Stories - Series 2, Episode 2
20:21

In today’s Family Stories we hear about a young Englishwoman who found herself in Germany in 1936 and went to hear Hitler speak. Plus stories from South Africa, Australia and the Scottish Isles. Read by Al Murray and James Holland, these extraordinary stories of normal people’s wartime adventures were sent in by you, our listeners.


Email your stories to wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com or leave them on the Family Stories page of our members’ site: patreon.com/wehaveways


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Nov 28, 2021
395. Battle of The Ebro
36:51

James Holland and James Petrie walk the hills and caves around the River Ebro, site of the final battle of the Spanish Civil War.


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Nov 25, 2021
394. Wacht Am Rhein
49:46

Al Murray and James Holland discuss Dwight Eisenhower's decision not to cross the Rhine at the end of 1944. Al also questions James on his love for Battle Dress.


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Nov 23, 2021
393. Family Stories - Series 2, Episode 1
25:25

A new series of Family Stories, the podcast written by you, our listeners. Each week Al Murray and James Holland read out the stories you send us describing the war experiences of your relatives.

Email your stories to wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com or leave them on the Family Stories page of our members’ site: patreon.com/wehaveways


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Nov 21, 2021
392. The Eastern Front
58:28

What common mistakes do people make about the Nazis and the Red Army? Alex Richie, Katja Hoyer and Waitman Wade Beorn talk about the atrocities that happened on the Eastern Front during the Second World War


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Nov 18, 2021
391. Typhoons and Republicans
49:59

James Holland joins us from Spain where he is exploring the battle sites of the Spanish Civil War. Meanwhile Al Murray has his mind changed about the Typhoon.


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Nov 16, 2021
390. We Will Remember Them
22:50

Each year on November 11th we pause to remember those who have died in the line of duty. In this Remembrance Day special, Al Murray and James Holland remember the family and friends of our listeners. 


We Have Ways’ members club, the Independent Company, now has 15 regional hubs in which members meet to discuss the history of the Second World War, frequently with a pint of beer in their hand. If you’d like to join like-minded people for lots of war-jaw join us at patreon.com/wehaveways and tell us which hub you’d like to join.


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Nov 11, 2021
389. Class Action
45:21

The British Army relied heavily on public school boys for its officer class at the start of the war but was forced to abandon its class prejudice as the conflict took its toll. Al Murray and James Holland explore the way in which the war forced a more egalitarian approach to army recruitment.


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Nov 09, 2021
388. Niklas Frank: In the Shadow of the Reich
58:49


Hans Frank ran Poland for the Nazis during the Second World War and was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity at Nuremberg.

His son Niklas was seven years old when Frank was hanged. In this extraordinarily candid conversation Niklas Frank talks to James Holland about living with his father’s legacy.


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Nov 04, 2021
387. Home Guard
49:21

What was the real reason for the creation of the Home Guard and is the Dad’s Army image fair? James Holland and Al Murray look beyond Captain Mainwaring and Private Pike to examine the Home Guard. Plus the lads break down the British Army in numbers.


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Nov 02, 2021
386. What do the Germans think?
36:28

For many British people the Second World War is the nation’s modern founding story. But in Germany it remains difficult to talk about and very rarely features in popular culture. German historian Katja Hoyer joins Al Murray to record a live version of the pod at the British Museum.


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Oct 28, 2021
385. Black Allied Forces
54:53

Black soldiers, airmen and sailors contributed hugely to the Allied war effort. Al Murray and James Holland are joined by John Concagh, who has extensively researched the subject, to explore the role of African, Caribbean and black British forces in the Second World War.


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Oct 26, 2021
384. Walking the Ground
42:13

James Holland is a keen advocate of walking the ground to gain a deeper understanding of the events of the Second World War. In this special podcast James walks us around some of the key sites in Valletta, Mdina and the old Ta’Qali airbase as he explores the locations which informed much of his writing in Fortress Malta.


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Oct 21, 2021
383. The Mind of a General
42:14

Following on from last week’s examination of US General George S Patton, Al Murray and James Holland dig deeper into his writings to gain a greater understanding of his actions and ideas. Also up for discussion is Operation Jedburgh.


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Oct 19, 2021
382. The Sosabowskis
29:48

There are few stories more extraordinary than that of General Stanisław Sosabowski, commander of the Polish Parachute Brigade. After fighting fiercely against the German invaders of Poland he was captured, escaped and made his way to Britain. He later led his men at Market Garden and is perhaps most widely known for being played by Gene Hackman in A Bridge Too Far. His great grandson, Hal Sosabowski, tells the General’s story, and also that of the General’s son, who was instrumental in the fighting in Warsaw.


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Oct 14, 2021
381. Patton
54:03

Few military leaders of the Second World War divide opinion quite so much as George S Patton. His decisive leadership drove the Third Army rapidly through France in 1944 and after the Battle of the Bulge he continued deep into Nazi Germany. But his expletive laden speeches and controversial slapping of shell-shocked soldiers caused serious concerns among others in high command. Al Murray and James Holland examine Patton, his methods and his reputation.


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Oct 12, 2021
380. Stan Perry
1:03:44

Stan Perry was the last living troop commander of the legendary Sherwood Rangers. Injured in Normandy and again in Germany, he recently attended We Have Ways Fest where he discussed his extraordinary war time experiences on stage with James Holland. Sadly, Stan passed away yesterday, Wednesday, October 6th.


Stan Perry 1923 - 2021


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Oct 07, 2021
379. Nazis in the Air
54:07

How politicised was the Luftwaffe? Second World War aviation expert Victoria Taylor joins Al Murray and James Holland to examine the history of German airmen, Hermann Göring and the Nazification of the Luftwaffe.


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Oct 05, 2021
378. A Life In The Skies
31:56

Colin Bell flew thirteen missions to Berlin in his beloved Mosquito as part of Bomber Command. The 100-year-old veteran pilot joined James Holland on stage at We Have Ways Fest to describe restarting his engines over the city after surviving a full on attack, dodging away from German jet fighters, and being woken up on the way home by an exploding shell fired from an all-female training centre.


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Sep 30, 2021
377. Doomed at Nijmegen
48:56

When the 82nd Airborne jumped into Nijmegen they had high hopes of being the final link in the chain for XXX Corps on the road to Arnhem. But things went badly wrong and General Gavin’s men failed to grab the bridge until the operation was already doomed. John C McManus, US military historian and author, joins Al and James to discuss the 'other bridge'.


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Sep 28, 2021
376. Brothers in Arms
29:48

It took a certain type of courage to serve in a tank in World War Two. Encased in steel, surrounded by highly explosive shells, a big and slow-moving target, every crew member was utterly vulnerable to enemy attack from all sides. Living - and dying - in a tank was a brutal way to fight a war. Al Murray reads a chapter of James Holland’s new book Brothers in Arms. 


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Sep 23, 2021
375. Preparing for Battle
50:14

What can we learn from exploring original training manuals? Aviation historian Christoph Bergs and YouTube historian Bernhard Kast join James and Al to discuss documents and doctrine.


Stuka - The Doctrine of the German Dive Bomber http://stukabook.com/ 

The Assault Platoon of the Grenadier-Company November 1944 (StG 44) - http://sturmzug.com/ » Army Regulation Medium Panzer Company 1941 - http://www.hdv470-7.com/ 


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Sep 21, 2021
374. The Buffalo
32:39

Shortly after the war a Buffalo LVT (Landing Vehicle Tracked) was taken to Lincolnshire to help with food defences. The vehicle was swept away and sank in a hole.

Al Murray and James Holland visit the unearthed vehicle and hear the story of its excavation. The lads also get to speak to a veteran LVT driver.


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Sep 16, 2021
373. Baggy Trousers
39:11

If Hugo Boss didn't design Nazi uniforms, who did? Al Murray and James Holland take a deep sartorial dive into what the Wermacht wore. Al and James also discuss the upcoming festival and cardboard tanks.


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Sep 14, 2021
372. Spanish Fighters
55:22

Although Spain remained neutral in the Second World War, a number of Spanish citizens volunteered to fight for the British Army. Al Murray and James Holland are joined by historian Séan Scullion, to recount the tales of six extraordinary men


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Sep 09, 2021
371. China - Part 2
49:39

The conflict between China and Japan escalates as the Battle of Shanghai breaks out. James Holland and Al Murray explore a battle that is often considered the beginning of the Second World War in Asia.


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Sep 07, 2021
370. China - Part 1
42:07

Two years before the start of the Second World War in the west China and Japan entered into a bloody military conflict which would result in millions of casualties. In the first of a two-part series James Holland and Al Murray discuss the build up to the Second Sino-Japanese War.


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Sep 02, 2021
369. The Women of SOE
48:03

The Special Operations Executive was tasked by Winston Churchill to set Europe ablaze. More than 400 agents were sent into France, thirty-nine of them women.

Dr Kate Vigurs has researched the story of all these female agents for her book, Mission to France: The True Story of the Women of SOE. Kate joins Al and James to discuss their extraordinary stories.


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Aug 31, 2021
368. Exploring the Tank Museum
58:07

Al Murray and James Holland return to Bovington Tank Museum for an exclusive tour of their new permanent exhibit ‘World War Two: War Stories’. 

Curator David Willey leads Al and James through the new space, which charts the history of the Second World War through the tanks used, but more importantly the men who fought with them.


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Aug 26, 2021
367. Commandos in Canoes
53:56

Throughout the Second World War, the Special Boat Service took part in daring assaults across Europe and Asia - usually in the dead of night and in small canoes. James Holland and Al Murray discuss these missions and the fate of the SOE in Europe


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Aug 24, 2021
366. Red Arrows
23:31

While on a recent road trip north Al and James were offered the chance to watch the Red Arrows’ final training session before their summer season. Squadron Leader Adam Collins - Red 10 - talks the boys through the display and explains the history of the team.


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Aug 19, 2021
365. Potsdam and the looting of Berlin
45:11

In the immediate aftermath of the Second World War as the situation in Germany deteriorated dangerously the Allies faced off in their attempt to divide up Europe. Author Giles Milton joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss Potsdam and the personalities who oversaw the new Berlin. Plus we discover the origins of the sixty five dollar question.


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Aug 17, 2021
364. Lancaster
22:43

Inside a hangar on the old RAF airfield at East Kirkby sits one of the world’s last Lancaster bombers. Al Murray and James Holland head north for the chance to scramble inside this remarkable aircraft. Pilot Andrew Panton guides the boys though the confined spaces and into the cockpit.


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Aug 16, 2021
363. Landing Craft Tank
38:30

On the 6th of June 1944, LCT 7074 delivered nine tanks onto the beach in Normandy. 


Al Murray and James Holland head to Portsmouth to explore the UK’s last remaining D-Day Landing Craft Tank. Historian Stephen Fisher joins them to explain the provenance of this landing craft and its significance to Operation Overlord.


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Aug 12, 2021
362. The Atlantic Charter
1:03:15

Eighty years on from the US and Britain outlining their post war aims, Al and James explore the Atlantic Charter. Also up for discussion are the Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens and the experience of black soldiers in the US military.


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Aug 10, 2021
361. Abandoned Operations
46:46

James and Al are at the D-Day Story museum in Portsmouth. They talk to assistant curator James Daly, who’s spent 7 years researching airborne operations that didn’t happen between D-Day and Arnhem. They examine the circumstances that led to to the operations being cancelled, and whether the plans were still used in other campaigns.


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Aug 05, 2021
360. Britain's Greatest Victories and Blunders
58:34

In a special live edition of the pod from Chalke Valley History Festival, Al Murray and James Holland discuss the top five British blunders and successes of the war while being heckled by a bugler.


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Aug 03, 2021
359. The Arakan
51:57

The final task of assaulting the Arakan Peninsula as part of the Burma campaign was given to the British 3rd Commando Brigade. Their challenge was to cut off the Japanese supply and escape routes to Rangoon.

Historian Lucy Betteridge-Dyson, whose grandfather fought in Burma, joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss the campaign and the infamous fight for Hill 170.


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Jul 29, 2021
358. Nazi Inconsistencies
51:49

This week the lads look at a few examples of how the Nazi regime would pick and choose how they implemented some of their ideologies.


Al also gives us an update on the filming for his new history show, which this week included going paintballing in tanks with Henning Wehn.


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Jul 27, 2021
357. Landing Craft
1:06:36

James and Al are at the historic dockyard in Portsmouth, “Saving Private Ryan” by taking a trip on an F8 landing craft. They find out about the history of amphibious landing capability from 1938, up to the the Normandy Landings and through to the Falklands War. But will it be enough to persuade them to feature the Royal Navy more in the podcast?


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Jul 22, 2021
356. Highballs and Bazookas
45:41

Al and James discuss why Britain never used the Highball bouncing bomb, the impact of losing battleships, the PIAT versus the Bazooka and the perils of reading your own books.


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Jul 20, 2021
355. The Secret Horsepower Race
57:34

Piston engines powered every significant Second World War air battle. Calum Douglas, who has written a brilliant book on the race for engineering supremacy, joins Al Murray and James Holland to explore the story of the men at the forefront of the battle.


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Jul 15, 2021
354. Hunger Winter
42:46

Dutch civilians suffered horrifically during the final winter of the war as the Germans sought to punish them for assisting the allied forces attempting to liberate Holland. Al and James are joined by Dutch historian Hans Onderwater to discuss the Hunger Winter.


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Jul 13, 2021
353. Italy
45:38

With the Italians in London ahead of the final of the European Championships, Al Murray and James Holland look at the Italian story in the Second World War. How significant were Italian colonial ambitions in British thinking? And what did Italy experience in the final years of the war.


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Jul 10, 2021
352. One Man’s Window - Chapter 18
37:20

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.

Read by Al Murray.


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Jul 09, 2021
351. The Mustang
35:41

Few planes were more influential during the Second World War than the Mustang.

Al and James visit Sywell aerodrome in Northamptonshire to enjoy the rare opportunity of taking a trip up in this iconic aircraft.

Pilot and restoration expert Richard Grace brings the boys up to speed on the Mustang.


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Jul 08, 2021
350. One Man’s Window - Chapter 17
30:45

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.

Read by Al Murray.


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Jul 07, 2021
349. Denmark at War
53:05

Although occupied by the Nazis, the Danes refused to collaborate and have a proud record of helping the majority of their Jewish community avoid the Holocaust. James Holland and Al Murray discuss the role of Denmark in the Second World War.


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Jul 06, 2021
348. One Man’s Window - Chapter 16
31:17

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.

Read by Al Murray.


We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.

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Jul 05, 2021
347. One Man’s Window - Chapter 15
13:12

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.

Read by Al Murray.


We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.

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Jul 04, 2021
346. One Man’s Window - Chapter 14
16:25

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.

Read by Al Murray.


We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.

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Jul 03, 2021
345. One Man’s Window - Chapter 13
23:28

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.

Read by Al Murray.


We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.

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Jul 02, 2021
344. Walking the Normandy Ground
55:13

Normandy battlefield expert Paul Woodadge joins Al and James to discuss the effect of films such as Saving Private Ryan on public perception of the events of 1944.


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Jul 01, 2021
343. One Man’s Window - Chapter 12
21:47

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.

Read by Al Murray.


We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.

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Jun 30, 2021
342. World War Wash Up
49:38

After a week of riding tanks and encountering historians at the Chalke Valley History Festival, Al Murray and James Holland have much to discuss. Including PIATs, Russian tanks and sickness in troops. Also news of all the military hardware booked for We Have Ways Fest. Book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361


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Jun 29, 2021
341. One Man’s Window - Chapter 11
27:23

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.

Read by Al Murray.


We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.

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Jun 28, 2021
340. One Man’s Window - Chapter 10
36:02

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.

Read by Al Murray.


We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.

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Jun 27, 2021
339. One Man’s Window - Chapter 9
19:27

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.

Read by Al Murray.


We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.

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Jun 26, 2021
338. One Man’s Window - Chapter 8
25:20

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.

Read by Al Murray.


We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.

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Jun 25, 2021
337. The War in the Air
50:52

The Commonwealth’s contribution to the Allied war effort was enormous, in all branches of the military.

Soldier and historian Ben Kite, author of Britain and the Commonwealth’s War in the Air, joins Al and James to discuss the impact of Commonwealth forces on the RAF.


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Jun 24, 2021
336. One Man’s Window - Chapter 7
17:02

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.

Read by Al Murray.


We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.

Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361


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Jun 23, 2021
335. The Mosquito
23:34

For many people it was the greatest aircraft of the Second World War. Built out of wood and capable of flying fast and over huge distances, the Germans hated the ‘Mossie’.

Al Murray and James Holland visit the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre to enjoy the Mosquito up close. Al even got to have a go. 


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We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.

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Jun 22, 2021
334. One Man’s Window - Chapter 6
26:29

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.

Read by Al Murray.


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Jun 21, 2021
333. One Man’s Window - Chapter 5
17:52

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.

Read by Al Murray.


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Jun 20, 2021
332. One Man’s Window - Chapter 4
39:32

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.

Read by Al Murray.


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Jun 19, 2021
331. One Man’s Window - Chapter 3
14:26

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.

Read by Al Murray.


We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.

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Jun 18, 2021
330. Top War Planes
1:07:57

If you have any interest in Second World War aircraft you will not find a more engaging episode of the podcast all year.


Aviation obsessive Joe Coles joins Al Murray and James Holland to make the case for his five favourite planes. Be warned, some of your favourites don’t make this list.

Joe Coles is the editor of hushkit.net the alternative aviation magazine.


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Jun 17, 2021
329. One Man’s Window - Chapter 2
34:12

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.

Read by Al Murray.


We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.

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Jun 16, 2021
328. Time for Tea?
49:42

How did the myth develop that British soldiers were always stopping for tea? And who were the first Allied troops back into Dunkirk in the final days of the war? These questions and other rabbit-holes answered and explored by Al Murray and James Holland.


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Jun 14, 2021
327. One Man’s Window - Chapter 1
18:46

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.

Read by Al Murray.


We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.

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Jun 14, 2021
326. The Dams Raid - part 2
34:17

The Dams Raid - part 2


With Guy Gibson struggling through combat fatigue, the raid on the great Ruhr dams is launched. James Holland and Al Murray discuss the events of that May night in 1943 and ask the ultimate question: was it worth the cost? Recorded on site at RAF Scampton, home of the famous 617 Squadron.


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Jun 10, 2021
325. Guy Gibson and the Dams Raid
43:12

On May 16, 1943, one of the most daring raids of the war was launched. Operation Chastise, known in popular parlance as the Dam Busters Raid, saw 19 specially adapted Lancaster bombers attack three targets in the German industrial heartland, led by Guy Gibson. Al Murray and James Holland recorded this episode in Wing Commander Gibson’s office at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.


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Jun 07, 2021
324. Tank Talk
31:40

Al Murray and James Holland were granted a sneak preview of the collection at Bovington Tank Museum before the public finally gained access post lockdown. Like kids in a sweet shop, they got up close and personal with a Churchill and explored the fabulous Shermans.


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Jun 03, 2021
323. The Evacuation of Crete
52:34

In the second part of our story of the Battle of Crete James and Al discuss the fighting retreat, the brilliant Cretan resistance and the accounts of the writer Evelyn Waugh, a veteran of the battle.


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Jun 01, 2021
322. Family Stories - Episode 20
24:52

More of your wartime Family Stories, including a timely tale from the Battle of Crete.


With thanks to Luke Brannigan, Robert Blood, Betty Dullaghan and Christopher Szymanski, 


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May 30, 2021
321. Axis Sally
49:47

Mildred Gillars, or Axis Sally as she was known, was an American broadcaster employed by Nazi Germany as a radio propagandist during The Second World War. Al Murray and James Holland are joined by Harvard professor Jill Lepore to discuss Nazi propaganda and the fate of Axis Sally.


Jill Lepore is the host of a podcast called The Last Archive, which traces the history of evidence, proof, and knowledge in search of an answer to the question: Who killed truth? It includes an exploration of Nazi and Soviet propaganda. Listen here: https://www.thelastarchive.com/


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May 27, 2021
320. The Battle for Crete
51:55

The assault on Crete led to a pyrrhic German victory and much finger pointing on the part of the Allies. Was Major-General Bernard Freyberg to blame or did a failure of communication lead to the defeat of British, New Zealand and Australian forces?

Eighty years on from the dramatic fight for the island, Al Murray and James Holland explore the mistakes made and the price paid by both sides.


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May 25, 2021
319. Family Stories - Ep 19
26:37

This week we hear more of your war time family stories. Including the incredible details of an Australian soldier’s experiences in a Japanese POW camp and the Sandakan death marches, hiding an illegal printing press as part of the Danish resistance; and scavenger hunts in the desert minefields of North Africa.


With thanks to Alyssa Braithwaite, Tom Campbell, Jan Johansson, Patrick Lees and Mark Wrycraft for sharing their stories.


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May 23, 2021
318. The Sappers in the D-Day Gliders
22:12

In this special edition of the podcast Al Murray reads an article written by his father, Ingram Murray, known to regular listeners as The Colonel.

It tells the story of a group of men with a very specialised task in the days after D-Day.



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May 21, 2021
317. Ronny Scott
28:48

While Argentina remained neutral throughout the Second World War, around 4,000 Argentinians volunteered to fight for the Allies.

One of them was the extraordinary Ronny Scott. Now 103 years old, the veteran pilot joins Al Murray and James Holland to recount his incredible wartime story.


There is also a short film about Ronny which you can watch here:

Buena Onda: The Tale of Ronny Scott: https://vimeo.com/519002084


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May 20, 2021
316. Propaganda Troops
48:21

British soldiers famously loved a night of entertainment in the field, as Spike Milligan’s books attest. But how were German troops entertained? James Holland and Al Murray discuss the Wehrmacht Propaganda Troops, who were not noted for their cross dressing and high jinx. The Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, the HMS Hood and the Ox & Bucks are all the subject of discussion.


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May 18, 2021
315. Family Stories - Ep 18
23:20

This week on our Family Stories episode we hear more wide-ranging tales including how a priest joined the Belgian resistance and was ultimately captured; a first-hand account of the first nocturnal “kill” made by a Spitfire; and the sad story of a fatal accident in a Tiger Moth.


With thanks to Robin Braysher, Jack Ruffhead, Peter Smith, Richard Veys and Richard Walker for sharing their stories.


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May 16, 2021
314. Electing Hitler
45:17

How did the Nazis come to power in 1933? German historian Katja Hoyer joins Al Murray and James Holland to talk about the fragmented German national identity and the how it still affects the country today.


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May 13, 2021
313. Fall Gelb
44:27

On the anniversary of the German tanks rolling into the Low Countries on their way to France, Al Murray and James Holland wonder if events could have taken a very different turn. Was the ultimate success of the campaign down to German brilliance or French incompetence?


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May 11, 2021
312. Family Stories - Ep 17
28:22

This week we hear more of your war time family stories. Including how a Belgian family survived in the basement of a bakery; a sailor who survived the Arctic Convoys and a fair few scuffles; and a ‘Tail End Charlie’ celebrating his 100th birthday.


With thanks to Pete Coutts, Bram De Man, Guy Ferguson, Michael Hallinger and Oliver Nichols for sharing their stories.


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May 09, 2021
311. Family Secrets
46:33

Author and publisher Vicky Unwin joins James Holland to discuss her extraordinary family story.


While researching her parents’ war time experiences Vicky unearthed an intriguing narrative which travelled from Egypt to Germany, including the secret of her father’s hidden Jewish heritage.


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May 06, 2021
310. David Baddiel
46:10

Comedian and writer David Baddiel joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss his family’s experiences during the war, which included being interned on the Isle of Man. David also discusses his new book Jews Don’t Count and his documentary work surrounding Holocaust denial.


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May 04, 2021
309. Family Stories - Ep 16
26:40

This is the show written by our listeners. It includes five remarkable war time stories of hidden airmen in Holland, Germans on the Eastern Front, and the horrors of a U-boat attack in the mid Atlantic.

With thanks to Andrew Gerrard, Peter McGrath, Alex Aitchison, Rianne Heida, Oliver Clixby and Ben Ross.


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May 02, 2021
308. Bletchley Girls
45:28

Betty Webb spent the war working as a code breaker at Bletchley Park, working on captured German and Japanese radio messages.

After the war she moved to Washington DC to assist the Americans with their ongoing fight in the Pacific. 

Betty joins Al and James to describe her extraordinary experiences.


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Apr 29, 2021
307. Anzac Day
50:23

The myth suggests Britain stood alone but the truth was different. In the week of Anzac Day Al Murray and James Holland discuss the roles of Australian and New Zealand soldiers in the war against the Axis Powers.


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Apr 27, 2021
306. Family Stories - Ep 15
28:52

This week we hear more of your war time family stories. Including an account of a daring air mission that ended in dramatic fashion; being commanded by Hollywood star David Niven; and a father and son that won the same award in two different wars.


With thanks to Al Allen, James Bevan, Miles Dickson, Jonathan Hutt, Mark Palmer and Jerod Wright for sharing their stories.


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Apr 25, 2021
305. Guy Martin - Battle of Britain
36:10

Adrenaline junkie Guy Martin tells Al Murray and James Holland about his new series for Channel 4 in which he trains to fly a Hurricane and then takes part in a dogfight with a Messerschmitt.

Guy discusses the complexities of flying war planes and his obsession with engines from the Second World War.


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Apr 24, 2021
304. Stalingrad and The Wehrmacht
50:06

The Eastern Front is our focus as German historian Jens Wehner joins Al Murray and James Holland.

Jens is curator of the Dresden Military History museum, but his focus in this podcast is further east and the desperate battle for the city of Stalingrad.


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Apr 22, 2021
303. Enigma and Escapees
41:44

Britain’s war time intelligence operations are the subject of discussion as Al Murray and James Holland exchange notes on their latest reading matter, Behind the Enigma: The Authorised History of GCHQ.

The boys also explore the escape attempts of British and Allied POWs in Italy.


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Apr 20, 2021
302. Family Stories - Ep 14
26:28

This week we hear more of your war time family stories. Including the story of an alarming experience in a London hospital’s labour ward during an air raid; how a prisoner in a labour camp in Nagasaki didn’t even notice the atom bomb falling; and how numerous close escapes eventually led to being reunited with her family for one Polish lady.


With thanks to Tyler Anderson, Mark Dagenais, Konrad “Radders” H, Bruce Mair, Clare Meachin and John Nye for sharing their stories.


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Apr 18, 2021
301. The Remains of War
48:22

Steve Ballinger MBE removes ordnance from former sites of conflict. He has spent the last decade removing 60,000+ mines, shrapnel and ordnance from the tiny island of Peleliu. He talks to James and Al about the complicated role, the history of the battle between the US and Japanese and the importance of preserving these sites.


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Apr 15, 2021
300. Prince Philip
52:39

In the wake of his death, Al Murray and James Holland discuss the Duke of Edinburgh's war record and his role in the Royal Navy. 


They also answer questions on Civilian Affairs and Hanz Speidels' drinking habit.


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Apr 13, 2021
299. Family Stories - ep 13
20:11

Al Murray and James Holland read family stories sent in by listeners to We Have Ways of Making You Talk.

These wartime experiences took place in the seas off Norway, in the skies over Bremen and on the airfields of both northern and southern Africa.


With thanks to Richard Garnett, Colin Tait, Sam Crowley, Stuart Burbridge, Dominic Butler and Michael Milner-Watt for sharing their stories.


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Apr 11, 2021
298. Small Arms
56:55

What makes the best gun and how complicated is the development of small arms? Al Murray and James Holland are joined by Dr Matthew Ford from the University of Sussex to talk about the small arms used during the Second World War.


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Apr 08, 2021
297. Lack of Moral Fibre
44:59

You could volunteer to fly but you couldn’t volunteer to stop.


Dr Dan Ellin, of the International Bomber Command Centre, talks to Al and James about the way in which men were judged and treated as they faced the trauma of war.


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Apr 06, 2021
296. Jewish Resistance: Selma van de Perre, Part 2
41:26

Part two of our extraordinary interview with Selma van de Perre, a Dutch resistance fighter who was 17 years old when the Second World War began.


Using an alias and fake ID she risked her life travelling across the Netherlands, delivering Allied newspapers and helping Jews evade the Nazis.


In July 1944 Selma's luck ran out. She was captured and transported to Ravensbrück as a political prisoner, where she remained until her liberation in 1945.


James Holland interviews Selma about her war time story.


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Apr 05, 2021
295. Family Stories - Ep 12
20:33

The Second World War touched everyone’s lives, with many of our listeners’ families witnessing extraordinary events.

In this edition of We Have Ways of Making You Talk we hear of an escape from Singapore, a mysterious woman on a crashed bomber, and a chance encounter in France.


With thanks to Nick Griffiths, James Valimont, Finlay Coutts-Britton, Rob Good, John Nye, Gary Bircher and Chris Hudson for sharing their stories.


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Apr 04, 2021
294. Jewish Resistance: Selma van de Perre, Part 1
45:54

Selma van de Perre was a Dutch resistance fighter who was just 17 years old when the Second World War began.

Using an alias and fake ID she risked her life travelling across the Netherlands, delivering Allied newspapers and helping Jews evade the Nazis.

In July 1944 Selma's luck ran out. She was captured and transported to Ravensbrück as a political prisoner, where she remained until her liberation in 1945.

James Holland interviews Selma about her extraordinary war time story.


This is part one of a two part series with Selma van de Perre.


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Apr 01, 2021
293. Mutiny
45:41

A listener’s recent discovery that his uncle may have been one of the 258 British soldiers accused of mutiny in Malaya sends the podcast down an intriguing rabbit hole.

James Holland gives Al Murray a final update on his research into the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry as his book heads to the publisher. 


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Mar 30, 2021
292. Family Stories - Ep 11
21:59

Listeners to We Have Ways of Making You Talk write the scripts for our Sunday morning podcasts, as Al Murray and James Holland read out their family stories from the Second World War.

This week we hear of a challenging parachute jump, a swim from the beach at Dunkirk, some remarkable wine and a date with the daughter of an Egyptian brewery.


With thanks to Mark Reynier, Zach Pease, Steve Wren, Jane Gulliford Lowes, Peter Miles, Neil Yorke-Wade and Michael Thomson for sharing their stories.


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Mar 28, 2021
291. Irish Fighters
57:52

Although Ireland remained neutral during the war it didn’t stop Irish men joining the British Armed Forces.

Joseph Quinn joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss why so many Irish men joined the British Army and the damage this could do to their reputation back home. Joseph also tells the story of the IRA members who fought for the Nazis in Europe.


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Mar 25, 2021
290. Veritable, Trombones and The Chindits
54:01

James Holland and Al Murray get their hands on the post-operation report of Veritable, review the success of the Chindits and dig deeper into the extraordinary story of some missing brass instruments.


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Mar 23, 2021
289. Family Stories - Ep 10
21:43

This week we hear more of your war time family stories. Including the story of a ship on an undercover mission; a German woman working in the UK during the war; and a flight crew returning to base long after they were presumed missing in action.


With thanks to Alan Ciammaichella, Alexander Kasterine, Ted King, Ashley Lewis, Mark Talbot and Tom for sharing their stories.


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Mar 21, 2021
288. The Hitler Years
44:50

With historian Frank McDonough and actor Paul McGann.


Between 1940 and 1945 the Third Reich fell from the pinnacle of its power to devastating collapse. Historian Frank McDonough, author of The Hitler Years, joins James Holland and Al Murray, along with actor Paul McGann, to discuss the final years of the Third Reich, as well as the war’s impact on the people of Liverpool.


The Hitler Years - Disaster 1940-1945 by Frank McDonough is out now. The audiobook is read by Paul McGann.


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Mar 18, 2021
287. The War Beneath the Waves
54:30

Fascination with the threat of U-boats has deflected attention from the effectiveness of allied submariners. James Holland and Al Murray take a deep dive to explore the impact in the Pacific.


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Mar 16, 2021
286. Family Stories - Ep 9
22:08

This week in our Family Stories series we hear your tales of uncovering a staggering stash of champagne, finding yourself behind enemy lines and discovering a sailor’s incredible story after coming into possession of their ditty box.


With thanks to Chris Brown, Andy Fieldhouse, Xan Kinnier, Fabian Martens, Francis Mullan and Ian Smith for sharing their stories.


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Mar 14, 2021
285. Hitler’s Henchman
32:33

Hans Globke was the civil servant responsible for framing the Nuremberg anti-Jewish race laws. Yet somehow he returned to post war government and became an architect of the modern German state. The Times’ Berlin correspondent Oliver Moody joins Al Murray and James Holland to explain how it happened.


Oliver has produced a two part podcast series delving deeper into the story of Hans Globke. You can listen to it here:


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Mar 11, 2021
284. Winter Mud
55:26

The battles of late 1944 are examined as James Holland and Al Murray explore the front line post Market Garden. Also up for discussion are the Polish soldiers who survived the hardships of the Russian gulag before returning to the allied line at Monte Cassino. 


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Mar 09, 2021
283. Family Stories - Ep 8
20:42

This week in our Family Stories series we hear your tales of a daring mission to recover a V-2 missile, surviving the atom bomb dropped on Nagasaki and a mysterious explosion on HMS Dasher.


With thanks to Mark Curzon, Tim Foley, Ron Hukari, Darren Little, David Niddam-Dent and Paul Seeman for sharing their stories.


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Mar 07, 2021
282. Spitfire!
44:13

The world’s most iconic aircraft is celebrating its 85th birthday. Not that we need an excuse to revel in the beauty and engineering brilliance of the Spitfire. Historian and broadcaster Paul Beaver joins James Holland and Al Murray to discuss the Spitfire’s journey from design page to mainstay of British fighter command.


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Mar 04, 2021
281. Nightmare at Nijmegen
49:45

Why did General Jim Gavin, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, not prioritise the capture of the bridge at Nijmegen as part of Operation Market Garden? James Holland and Al Murray examine the after event report to work out who decided the capture of the Groesbeek Heights was the priority.


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Mar 02, 2021
280. Family Stories - Ep 7
22:45

This week in our Family Stories series we hear your tales of a friendship with Douglas Bader, the sinking of the Wallasea and a powerfully evocative poem from a Chindit.


With thanks to Mike Atkinson, Mike King, Alex McKenzie, James McNeill and John Wood for sharing their stories.


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Feb 28, 2021
279. Civilian Soldiers
58:26

The British Army in Normandy are the focus as Al Murray and James Holland are joined by historian and author Jonathan Ware.

In Jonathan’s book 'Jocks, Dragons and Sospans: Through Normandy with 53rd Welsh Division' he questions the Allies' version of events in the battle and offers a new perspective on the British Army's conduct in North-West Europe.


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Feb 25, 2021
278. Big Week
56:38

In February 1944 the combined air forces of Britain and the US launched a huge series of raids against Nazi Germany. What did they hope to achieve and how successful was the campaign? James Holland and Al Murray discuss the events many believe were intended to lure the remnants of the Luftwaffe into the air for a final, decisive battle.


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Feb 23, 2021
277. Family Stories - Ep 6
27:03

This week in our Family Stories series we hear your tales of Russian convoys, the Dunkirk evacuation and a Yugoslav fighting for the Germans.


With thanks to Stefan Breg, Lindsay Gordon, Robert Largan, Mark Turner and Philip Woods for sharing their stories.


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Feb 21, 2021
276. German Hardware
52:51

We’re talking German hardware and army units with military YouTuber Bernhard Kast. Wehrmacht doctrine, machine guns and riflemen groups are all up for discussion.


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Feb 18, 2021
275. Western Approaches
39:34

There was no more important field of conflict in the Second World War than the Battle of the Atlantic. On February 17th, 1941, Western Approaches HQ opened in Liverpool to co-ordinate the Royal Navy and 15 Group Costal Command.

On its 80th anniversary Al Murray and James Holland speak to lead historian Dave Roberts to discuss the vital role played by the men and women in the underground bunker and operations room at Western Approaches HQ.


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Feb 17, 2021
274. Good for Morale
48:32

Terrifying tank battles and entertaining the troops are two topics for discussion as Al Murray and James Holland delve into the experience of life in the British Amed forces during the Second World War.


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Feb 16, 2021
273. Family Stories - Valentine’s Day
21:58

A special edition of Family Stories today to mark Valentine’s Day.


While researching his new book James uncovered letters from Bill Wharton, who fought with the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry. 


This episode is dedicated to the love letters Bill sent to his wife during the war.


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Feb 14, 2021
272. British Resistance
58:01

Britain was the only country to prepare a resistance movement before it was needed. Andrew Chatterton joins Al and James to discuss the history of the auxiliary units, men who would operate behind the lines should the Nazis invade Britain.

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Feb 11, 2021
271. Convoys and the Triple Nickels
42:11

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the massive effort to move fighting men across the world.

Plus the story of an American airborne battalion made up only of black servicemen.


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Feb 09, 2021
270. Family Stories - Ep 4
21:24

This week in our Family Stories series we hear your tales of German spies, runaway barrage balloons and a witness to the Hiroshima atom bomb.


With thanks to Jack Ashton, Ben Brown, Norman Clark, Richard Power, Christopher Smith and Tim Vaughan for sharing their stories.


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Feb 07, 2021
269. Training for Battle
59:33

Professor John Buckley joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss the Allies’ approach to training. Armoured operations and the Normandy campaign also feature in a wide ranging discussion. Regular listeners to We Have Ways will know that Professor Buckley wrote the influential Monty's Men: The British Army and the Liberation of Northwest Europe, 1944-5.


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Feb 04, 2021
268. Steel not Flesh
44:44

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the Allies’ policy of using liberal amounts of ammunition as a way of conserving the lives of their men.


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Feb 02, 2021
267. Family Stories - Ep 3
21:30

In this week’s episode of our Family Stories series we hear your tales of the first wedding after the war, surviving the Blitz and a harrowing visit to Bergen-Belsen.


With thanks to Tom Achard, William Carver, David Ludlow, Tom Porter, Ben Ross, Dan Vaux-Nobes and Jamie Young for sharing their stories.


Please go to our twitter account to see the photographs described in Jamie Young’s story.


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Jan 31, 2021
266. The Wings of Pegasus, By George Chatterton - Episode 19
37:47

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.


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Jan 29, 2021
265. Landing Craft
56:50

Archeologist and historian Stephen Fisher joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss the organisational challenges faced by the Allies in the planning of D-Day as the Royal Navy attempted to perfect the art of beach landings.


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Jan 28, 2021
264. The Wings of Pegasus, By George Chatterton - Episode 18
28:22

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.


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Jan 28, 2021
263. Inge Auerbacher
1:01:33

Inge Auerbacher was born in Germany in 1934. She spent three years in the Terezin (Theresienstadt) concentration camp in Czechoslovakia, where she was one of a tiny percentage to survive.

To commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day Inge talks to Al Murray and James Holland about the horrors of her experience as a young Jewish girl in Nazi Germany.


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Jan 27, 2021
262. The Wings of Pegasus, By George Chatterton - Episode 17
42:01

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.


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Jan 27, 2021
260. The Wings of Pegasus, by George Chatterton - Episode 16
37:01

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.


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Jan 26, 2021
261. The Germans are coming
51:43

Was there ever any chance of the Germans successfully invading England? James Holland and Al Murray have always argued that Operation Sea Lion was a non starter from inception. But just for a moment imagine Hitler didn’t send out the Halt Order and the BEF were trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk. Oh go on, indulge us for 45 minutes or so…


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Jan 26, 2021
259. The Wings Of Pegasus, by George Chatterton - Episode 15
36:47

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.


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Jan 25, 2021
258. Family Stories - Ep 2
20:33

In the second episode of our new Family Stories series we hear your tales of liberating Belgian breweries, battles at Iwo Jima and escapes from Nazi concentration camps.


With thanks to Jack Gus Adamson, Steve Flaunty, Martin Jaspers, Roger Justus, Simon Thompson and Matt Wilkins for sharing their stories.


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Jan 24, 2021
257. The Wings of Pegasus, by George Chatterton - Episode 14
48:41

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.


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Jan 24, 2021
256. The Wings of Pegasus, by George Chatterton - Episode 13
20:43

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.


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Jan 23, 2021
255. The Wings of Pegasus, By George Chatterton - Episode 12
15:28

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.


A Goalhanger Films production

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Jan 22, 2021
253. The Wings Of Pegasus, By George Chatterton - Episode 11
27:36

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.


A Goalhanger Films production

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Jan 21, 2021
254. Prisoners of the Empire
42:59

Author Sarah Kovner joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss the treatment of Allied Prisoners of War in the Far East. Listeners may be surprised to hear how confusion and ignorance more than an intentionally brutal policy contributed to the suffering of the men.


Sarah Kovner is Senior Research Scholar at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University


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Jan 21, 2021
252. The Wings of Pegasus, By George Chatterton - Episode 10
40:49

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.


A Goalhanger Films production

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Jan 20, 2021
250. The Wings of Pegasus, By George Chatterton - Episode 9
20:18

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.


A Goalhanger Films production

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Jan 19, 2021
251. Gliders
49:36

After reading George Chatterton’s autobiography Al Murray wonders if glider operations were ever really a good idea. Meanwhile James Holland discusses supply lines in North Africa and Italy. Both Al and James promise to dig deeper into the lesser known battles in Burma.


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Jan 19, 2021
249. The Wings of Pegasus, By George Chatterton - Episode 8
23:25

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.


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Jan 18, 2021
248. The Wings of Pegasus, by George Chatterton - Episode 7
26:11

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.


A Goalhanger Films production

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Jan 17, 2021
247. Family Stories: Annabel Venning
46:44

From today We Have Ways is bringing you a bonus weekend episode called Family Stories. We’re launching the series with Annabel Venning, who joins Al and James to explain how she researched her own family’s experience from the Blitz to Burma resulting in her book ‘To War With The Walkers’.


Each Sunday Al and James will read the wartime family stories from you, our listeners. If you would like your family story to be considered please send us no more than 500 words, either by email to wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com or on the Patreon site under the Family Stories tab. If you email us, please make the subject ‘Family Stories’.


To War With The Walkers:

https://www.waterstones.com/book/to-war-with-the-walkers/annabel-venning/9781473679320



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Jan 17, 2021
246. The Wings of Pegasus, by George Chatterton - Episode 6
24:22

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.


A Goalhanger Films production

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Jan 16, 2021
245. The Wings of Pegasus, by George Chatterton - Episode 5
24:31

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.


A Goalhanger Films production

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Jan 15, 2021
243. The War In The Shadows
40:26

When Patrick Marnham was sent a letter from an anonymous reader claiming to have inside knowledge about the French Resistance he was forced to re-examine his work on the subject. Here he joins Al and James to discuss the subterfuge and duplicity he discovered.


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Jan 14, 2021
The Wings of Pegasus, by George Chatterton - Episode 4
24:33

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.


A Goalhanger Films production

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Jan 14, 2021
242. The Wings of Pegasus, by George Chatterton - Episode 3
26:48

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.


A Goalhanger Films production

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Jan 13, 2021
241. The Washington Putsch
51:01

As Donald Trump’s followers tried to seize control of Washington’s Capitol many writers and commentators sought historical parallels to explain how American democracy had come to this. James Holland and Al Murray look back at the rise of fascism to examine how truth becomes vulnerable to the cult of personality.


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Jan 12, 2021
240. The Wings of Pegasus, by George Chatterton - Episode 2
17:23

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.


A Goalhanger Films production

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Jan 12, 2021
239. The Wings of Pegasus, by George Chatterton - Episode 1
23:32

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.


A Goalhanger Films production

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Jan 11, 2021
238. Sidney Cotton’s Private Airforce
20:36

Sidney Cotton played an important role in the development of photographic reconnaissance, taking pictures of Germany and Holland at the start of the war.

His personal driver was a young man called Geoffrey Turnham. In these memoirs, sent to us by his great grandson Danny Turnham, Geoffrey describes day to day operations at No2 Camouflage Unit. Read by Al Murray.


Many thanks to Danny Turnham.


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Jan 07, 2021
237. Robert Bowen - Fighting With Screaming Eagles
40:21
Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading from Fighting With Screaming Eagles, by Robert Bowen

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Jan 06, 2021
236. The Man Who Said Don’t Go
48:47

News that Sir Brian Urquhart has died at the age of 101 leads Al Murray and James Holland inexorably back to the intense days prior to the battle of Arnhem. Did Urquhart tell Browning to cancel Market Garden? Was his intelligence ignored?

Plus we discuss the development of the jet fighter and take a closer look at more D-Day photos.


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Jan 05, 2021
235. Vere Hodgson - Diary of the War
19:41
Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Rachel Holland is reading an extract from Vere Hodgson’s war diary. 

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Jan 04, 2021
234. Cornelius Turner - Operation Bunghole
15:21
Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading from Operation Bunghole, by Cornelius Turner.

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Jan 03, 2021
233. Stanley Christopherson - An Englishman At War
18:21
Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today James is reading from An Englishman At War, by Stanley Christopherson.

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Jan 02, 2021
232. Jeffrey Quill - Spitfire
26:18
Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading from Spitfire, by Jeffrey Quill

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Jan 01, 2021
231. Heinz Knoke - I Flew For The Fuhrer
18:50
Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today James is reading an extract from I Flew For The Fuhrer, by Heinz Knoke.

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Dec 31, 2020
230. In Conversation with Richard Herring
57:03
Al Murray joins Richard Herring to talk about his latest book ‘The Last 100 Years (give Or Take) and All That’. They discuss what it was like writing the book and cover a range of topics including the First World War, the Moon landing and the Balkans. And of course, Hitler and the Second World War get quite a mention.

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Dec 31, 2020
229. George Chatterton - The Wings of Pegasus
9:36
Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading an extract from The Wings of Pegasus, by George Chatterton. 

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Dec 30, 2020
228. Cecil Beaton - Far East
20:26
Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today James is reading extracts from Cecil Beaton's war diaries.

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Dec 29, 2020
227. Crimes of the Wehrmacht
57:41

One of the enduring myths arising from the war is that the extreme violence in the east was carried out by the Waffen SS, not the Wehrmacht. 

Historian and former US serviceman Waitman Wade Beorn tells Al Murray and James Holland about the atrocities committed by Wehrmacht soldiers on the Eastern Front. Waitman discusses their crimes and what psychological factors create extreme levels of violence.


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Dec 29, 2020
226. Louis Hagen - Arnhem Lift
23:33
Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading from Arnhem Lift, by Louis Hagen.

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Dec 28, 2020
225. Anthony Cotterell - After D-Day
31:04
Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today James is reading an extract from Anthony Cotterell’s war reporting.

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Dec 27, 2020
224. Richard Rhodes James - Chindit
15:39
Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading from Chindit, by Richard Rhodes James.

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Dec 26, 2020
223. Anthony Cotterell - A Day At The Seaside
16:51
Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today James is reading an extract from Anthony Cotterell’s war reporting.

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Dec 25, 2020
222. Photo Reconnaissance
52:14

Intelligence expert Taylor Downing argues that photo reconnaissance of occupied Europe should be at the forefront of all discussions about intelligence during the Second World War. 

He describes in detail the incredible process of how photos were taken, developed, and analysed to discover German military plans - and how this helped find the Bismark. 


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Dec 24, 2020
221. Confusion on Gold Beach
1:00:25

James Holland explains the challenges of researching the events of D Day for his new book about the Sherwood Rangers. Al Murray discusses the difficulty of relying on the memories of men caught up in dangerous events.


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Dec 22, 2020
220. A National Scandal
1:02:42

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the plight and treatment of our nuclear test veterans of the 1940s and 50s. They are joined by campaigning journalist Susie Boniface to discuss the government's mistreatment of the veterans and the litany of illnesses and deformities that ruin their lives today.


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Dec 17, 2020
219. Rudolph Hess
51:27

Why did Hess fly to Scotland and on whose authority? What was his role in the Reich and was his sentence fair? James Holland and Al Murray also discuss the role of the Gurkhas in the Second World War. 


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Dec 15, 2020
218. Pathfinder and Master Bomber
34:37

Between November 1943 and October 1944 Charles Owen DSO DFC flew 55 missions as part of Bomber Command. His extraordinary hand written diary describes these sorties in brilliant detail. Al Murray reads extracts here. With many thanks to his son, Oliver Owen.


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Dec 10, 2020
217. Man for Man
56:05

James Holland and Al Murray reopen the debate about the relative merits of Allied and Axis soldiers. Plus was there ever the possibility of the American, British and Canadian forces swapping beaches in Normandy?


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Dec 08, 2020
216. Falklands
26:32

Part two of our conversation with aviation writer Roland White, as he explains the challenges of flying off carriers in the South Atlantic. Roland tells Al Murray and James Holland about the role played by birds around the islands and he describes the difficult relationship between the RAF and the Navy.


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Dec 03, 2020
215. Training Day
53:27

How did the German forces shape up when it came to training? James Holland and Al Murray explore both myth and reality. Plus the boys head to the western desert to examine the Battle of Knightsbridge.

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Dec 01, 2020
214. Joe Ricci
45:29

Close friend of the podcast, historian Joe Ricci, joins Al and James during our Thanksgiving Specials to talk about the unsung heroes of the American War Effort - the US Coastguard.


Joe Ricci runs his own history podcast 'Home Brew History'.



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Nov 29, 2020
213. Nicholas Moran
43:57
Nicholas Moran is one of the world leading experts in tank warfare during the Second World War. He joins Al and James to reveal what he thinks to be the best tank used during the war.

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Nov 28, 2020
212. Bob Persichitti
43:55
Bob Persichitti was a radio operator on the USS El Dorado during the Second World War. He was present at Okinawa and the invasion of Iwo Jima. James Holland interviews him as part of our Thanksgiving Specials.

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Nov 27, 2020
211. Michel Paradis
51:12
Human Rights Lawyer and historian Michel Paradis talks to Al and James about his book 'Last Mission To Tokyo'. The thrilling war story-meets-courtroom-drama focuses on the Doolittle Raiders in Tokyo and attempts to try the Japanese for war crimes committed throughout the Second World War. 

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Nov 26, 2020
210. Paul Dickson
48:51
James Holland speaks to US historian Paul Dickson, writer of 'The Rise of the G.I. Army', about how the American Army was mobilized from scattered outposts two years before Pearl Harbor into the disciplined and mobile fighting force that helped win World War II.

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Nov 25, 2020
209. Tom Lacey
38:41

Al and James interview Battle of the Bulge veteran Tom Lacey as part of We Have Ways' Thanksgiving Specials.


Tom Lacey was fascinated with aeronautics as a young boy, so naturally, he wanted to be trained to become a pilot. Instead, he was assigned to the Army Infantry and volunteered to take a radioman post. Barraged by German artillery, with radio connection completely lost, Lacey later realised he survived the beginnings of the Battle of the Bulge. Of the 200 men in his unit, he was one of 12 to survive from the time of their entry into combat.



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Nov 24, 2020
208. Marty Morgan
51:36
In the first of our Thanksgiving Specials, Al and James are joined by historian and weapons expert Marty Morgan. Marty talks about his experiences leading tours in Normandy and working with hit video game franchise Call of Duty as their historical advisor.

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Nov 23, 2020
207. Harrier
31:10

In this rare foray away from the Second World War Al Murray and James Holland are joined by aviation writer Rowland White to discuss the role of the Harrier 809 in the Falklands War.

How challenging was it to fly the legendary Harrier Jump Jet and what did the Argentinian pilots make of the battle?


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Nov 19, 2020
206. Dermot O'Leary
49:42

TV presenter and radio host Dermot O’Leary joins Al and James to discuss his passion for Second World War history. The Battle of Britain and the Battle of the Atlantic are two of Dermot’s particular interests, along with a fascination for Norway’s role in the war thanks to his wife’s Norwegian upbringing.


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Nov 17, 2020
205. A Message from the Cook Islands
35:16

We Have Ways of Making You Talk receives a fabulous array of messages via email, Twitter and on our members’ site. None more extraordinary than the missive that arrived this week from the Cook Islands. It starts our discussion in today’s pod.


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Nov 12, 2020
204. From El Alamein to the Heroes of Telemark
48:10

How great a contribution did Monty make in North Africa? And were the actions of the Heroes of Telemark vital to the effort to deny Hitler the atomic bomb? Al Murray and James Holland meander wildly in this entirely non linear approach the the Second World War.


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Nov 10, 2020
203. Remembrance
1:02:38

Small cemeteries in faraway lands, individual stories of heartbreaking tenderness, parents paying for inscriptions on graves they will never see. Al Murray and James Holland are joined by Glyn Prysor, former historian of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for a moving episode of We Have Ways of Making You Talk.

The podcast ends with a short reading from each of Al Murray and James Holland, followed by the Last Post, two minutes of silence and Reveille.



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Nov 08, 2020
202. Matt Mackinnon-Pattison - Part 3
29:06

After growing up in a Scottish orphanage Matt Mackinnon-Pattison volunteered for the army at the first opportunity and found himself fighting with a Highland regiment in Italy.

In this third and final instalment, Matt describes life in Italy and how the war took its toll on fighting men like him.

We’d like to thank Matt on behalf of all listeners of We Have Ways for telling us his brilliant story so vividly. 


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Nov 05, 2020
201. Resistance
54:30

Al Murray and James Holland discuss Patrick Marnham’s book on the French Resistance. Plus, how influential was signals intelligence? Other subjects up for discussion include the Chindits’ actions behind enemy lines and the war-time relationship between Britain and the US.

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Nov 03, 2020
200. The Last 100 Years (Give or Take) And All That
11:23

An awful lot has happened in the last 100 years or so. In fact, when you look at how much went on in the 20th century, it's amazing it didn't take longer than that. In this extract from his new book Al Murray takes a close look at the Battle of Britain.


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Oct 29, 2020
199. The Messerschmitt 109
23:14

Al and James clamber around on the Messerschmitt 109 once flown by the legendary Hans-Joachim Marseille and now housed at the Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill. Was it really better than the Spitfire? Bold engineering claims in this podcast.

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Oct 27, 2020
198. Matt Mackinnon-Pattison - part 2
44:59

After growing up in a Scottish orphanage Matt Mackinnon-Pattison volunteered for the army at the first opportunity and found himself fighting with a Highland regiment in Italy. In this second part of his conversation with James Holland we hear of his exploits with the SAS.


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Oct 22, 2020
197. Spitfires at Biggin Hill
48:24

Al and James visit the Heritage Hangar at Biggin Hill, the largest collection of air worthy Spitfires in the world. They discover a newly restored Spitfire once sold to the Greek airforce and explore the craft of building the world’s most iconic fighter plane.


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Oct 20, 2020
196. Matt Mackinnon-Pattison - Part 1
43:27

Matt Mackinnon-Pattison served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders during the war and later joined the SAS where he was parachuted behind enemy lines in northern Italy.

James Holland recently interviewed Matt in Cumbria. This is the first part of their fascinating conversation.


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Oct 15, 2020
195. From Iceland to Africa
48:46

James and Al get their podcast passports out as they explore stories from Iceland to Africa, via Germany. James describes his recent adventures in Germany, including his attempt to find the location of the death of Lt. Denis Elmore, the last Sherwood Rangers officer to be killed in the war.


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Oct 13, 2020
194. Tiger Tank
49:08

Al Murray heads to Bovington Tank Museum to talk to resident expert David Willey about the Tiger tank. 

Why did Nazi Germany build only 1,200 of this much feared beast and what was the true story of the men who abandoned Tiger 131 in Tunisia?


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Oct 08, 2020
193. Making Maps and Propaganda
1:00:28

Writer and academic Jeremy Black joins James Holland and Al Murray in a wide-ranging discussion encompassing the propagandist use of maps and the challenges of flying over the Hump.


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Oct 06, 2020
192. Tank Trilogy
18:25

Al Murray and James Holland explore a Second World War British ambulance as well as a vehicle kitted out as a mobile listening centre which reported from France and Holland to Bletchley Park.


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Oct 01, 2020
191. Robert Harris and V2
50:39

The German V2 rocket programme brought fear to the streets of London in the last months of the war. Author Robert Harris joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss his new novel, V2, which explores the events from the perspective of a German rocket engineer and a British woman tasked with working out where the deadly weapons were being fired from.


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Sep 29, 2020
190. AC/DC’s Brian Johnson PART 2
43:30

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson is back with more stories from his extraordinary family history. This time we hear about his dad’s time fighting in Italy, plus his Italian mum’s fascist family past.

WARNING: Some strong language.


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Sep 24, 2020
189. AC/DC’s Brian Johnson
36:29

The legendary lead singer of AC/DC Brian Johnson is fascinated by the Second World War. His dad fought in North Africa and Italy with the Durham Light Infantry and Brian himself joined the Territorial Army and did full parachute training.

WARNING: This brilliantly entertaining, often hilarious episode, features strong language.


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Sep 22, 2020
188. What went wrong at Arnhem
44:23

On September 17th, 1944, the Allies launched Operation Market Garden in an attempt to create an invasion route across the Rhine and into Germany.

The operation failed and with it ended any hopes of finishing the war by Christmas 1944.

Al Murray and James Holland are joined by former Paras Major-General Adrian Freer and Richard Moore to discuss the details of this extraordinary battle.


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Sep 17, 2020
187. Battle of Britain Day
51:09

James Holland and Al Murray discuss the events of September 15th, 1940, the date officially named Battle of Britain Day. James digs deep into the data to evaluate the severity of the German attacks and to understand the level of defence mounted by the RAF.

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Sep 15, 2020
186. Top Tanks
22:13

Al Murray and James Holland recently spent a day clambering around on restored tanks. In today’s episode they get to experience the inside of a Sherman and the full throated roar of a Cromwell. 


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Sep 10, 2020
185. Sicily ‘43 Special
51:07

Al Murray joins James Holland to discuss Sicily ‘43 in this special edition of the podcast recorded for Waterstones.


Our three book recommendations for September are:


Normandy ’44 by James Holland (newly published paperback)

Britain’s War: Into Battle by Dan Todman (paperback)

The Ship by C S Forester


All three books are available at a 20pc discount to members of the Independent Company.


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Sep 08, 2020
184. The Sherwood Rangers on D-Day
34:12

As James Holland begins researching his next book he finds himself immediately caught up in a debate about what happened to the Sherwood Rangers as they came ashore on D-Day.


Our three book recommendations for September are:


Normandy ’44 by James Holland (newly published paperback)

Britain’s War: Into Battle by Dan Todman (paperback)

The Ship by C S Forester


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Sep 03, 2020
183. James and Al’s Big Tank Adventure
39:22

James Holland and Al Murray spend the day messing around in tanks. The evolution of the British tank through the early years of the Second World War is discussed and the boys get to grapple with tanks in various states of restoration.


Our three book recommendations for September are:


Normandy ’44 by James Holland (newly published paperback)

Britain’s War: Into Battle by Dan Todman (paperback)

The Ship by C S Forester


All three books are available at a 20% discount to members of the Independent Company.


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Sep 01, 2020
182. The Ship
17:28

C. S. Forester’s brilliant book about a Royal Navy ship fighting to get through to Malta was published in 1943 and is an enthralling account of a single day’s action against the Italian fleet. It’s one of our three book recommendations for September and here Al Murray reads chapter one to give you a taste of what’s in store.


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Aug 27, 2020
181. By Air and Sea
46:28

Al and James discuss the fundamental differences between being a Luftwaffe pilot and an airman in the RAF. Also, why did it take so long to train a naval officer? Could it be due to the cost of the kit he might control?


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Aug 25, 2020
180. Those Devils in Baggy Pants
18:16

A sneak preview of our latest audiobook Those Devils In Baggy Pants which tells the story of life in the US 82nd Airborne Division.

The author, Ross S Carter, took part in every major campaign featuring the 504th Parachute Infantry, from Sicily in 1943 through to Germany in May 1945.

It’s a cracking read, and it’s been beautifully read by American actor and great friend of this podcast, Chaz Mena.


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Please Note: This book was published in 1951, Carter's attitudes and language may be considered outdated or offensive.


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Aug 20, 2020
179. The Weird World of War
43:30

We asked listeners for the most curious roles their grandparents performed during the Second World War. Al Murray and James Holland explore some of the best answers. Plus, which branch of the forces would you have volunteered for?

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Aug 18, 2020
178. VJ Day and the Atomic Bomb
44:26

Seventy five years ago the world celebrated Victory over Japan Day as the war in the Pacific finally ended.

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the big decisions taken at the time, most notably the use of the atomic bomb.


Independent Company members get £2 off our recommended books from Waterstones.


The Last Enemy - Richard Hillary


A brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.


London War Notes - Mollie Panter-Downes


A columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front. 


Lion Rampant - Robert Woollcombe


A graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy.


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Aug 15, 2020
177. VJ Day special - The Indian Army
49:35

By 1945 the British Indian Army was the largest volunteer force in history.

Military historian Rob Lyman argues that Indian soldiers were not given enough credit for their efforts in helping beat the Japanese. 


Independent Company members get £2 off our recommended books from Waterstones.


The Last Enemy - Richard Hillary


A brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.


London War Notes - Mollie Panter-Downes


A columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front. 


Lion Rampant - Robert Woollcombe


A graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy.


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Aug 14, 2020
176. VJ Day special - Robin Rowland: Part 2
41:46

Robin Rowland was an officer in Slim’s Fourteenth Army, fighting at the Battle of the Admin Box and at the Battle of Kohima. In the second part of his conversation with James Holland he describes the final days of the conflict in the Far East.


Independent Company members get £2 off our recommended books from Waterstones.


The Last Enemy - Richard Hillary


A brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.


London War Notes - Mollie Panter-Downes


A columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front. 


Lion Rampant - Robert Woollcombe


A graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy.


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Aug 13, 2020
175. VJ Day special - Robin Rowland: Part 1
50:44

Robin Rowland was an officer in Slim’s Fourteenth Army, fighting at the Battle of the Admin Box and at the Battle of Kohima. Here he is in conversation with James Holland. In this first part of their discussion Robin describes how he found himself in India and the chaos and confusion of the Admin Box.


Independent Company members get £2 off our recommended books from Waterstones.


The Last Enemy - Richard Hillary


A brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.


London War Notes - Mollie Panter-Downes


A columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front. 


Lion Rampant - Robert Woollcombe


A graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy.


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Aug 12, 2020
174. VJ Day special - Fighting in the Far East
45:08

James and Al are joined by the US historian John C. McManus to discuss the final months of fighting in the Far East. John is one of America’s leading military historians and is currently working on a major two volume history of the U.S. Army in the Pacific/Asia theatre during World War II.  


Independent Company members get £2 off our recommended books from Waterstones.


The Last Enemy - Richard Hillary


A brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.


London War Notes - Mollie Panter-Downes


A columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front. 


Lion Rampant - Robert Woollcombe


A graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy.


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Aug 11, 2020
173. Hitler, Sparta and the Roman Empire
38:55

How great an influence on Nazi ideology did Spartan society exert? Tom Holland joins his brother James and Al Murray to discuss ancient empires and their parallels with Hitler’s Germany.


Independent Company members get £2 off our recommended books from Waterstones.


The Last Enemy - Richard Hillary


A brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.


London War Notes - Mollie Panter-Downes


A columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front. 


Lion Rampant - Robert Woollcombe


A graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy.


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Aug 06, 2020
172. Battle of Britain - Part 3
48:56

In the third episode of our trilogy James Holland and Al Murray discuss the merits of grass airfields and German plans for the invasion of Britain.

Plus the boys make three new recommendations for reading over the summer.


Independent Company members get £2 off each book from Waterstones.


The Last Enemy - Richard Hillary


A brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.


London War Notes - Mollie Panter-Downes


A columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front. 


Lion Rampant - Robert Woollcombe


A graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy.


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Aug 04, 2020
171. Sicily ’43
35:23

In July 1943 the Allies launched Operation Husky. The subsequent thirty-eight-day Battle for Sicily was one of the most dramatic of the entire Second World War.


James Holland reads an exclusive extract from his upcoming book 'Sicily '43: The First Assault on Fortress Europe' which is available from the 3rd September 2020.


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Jul 30, 2020
170. The Battle of Britain - Part 2
49:30

What was the civilian experience as the Battle of Britain raged in the skies? And how realistic was the German aim to gain air supremacy? Al Murray and James Holland explore the summer of 1940 in further detail.


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Jul 28, 2020
169. Stan Perry Special - Part Two
49:46

Part Two of James Holland's interview with veteran Stan Perry about his wartime experiences in the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry. Stan arrived in France shortly after D-Day and was twice wounded during the final year of the war in the west.




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Jul 23, 2020
168. The Battle of Britain
48:02

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”

Well that was Winston Churchill’s view.

Now, 80 years on, Al Murray and James Holland offer a modern perspective on the events of the summer of 1940. Also, the lads answer a host of intriguing listener questions.


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Jul 21, 2020
167. Stan Perry Special
1:06:08

Part 2 of James Holland's interview with veteran Stan Perry about his wartime experiences in the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry. Stan arrived in France shortly after D-Day and was twice wounded during the final year of the war in the west.


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Jul 16, 2020
166. Hitler Myths
53:32

Did Hitler really die in a Berlin bunker? Yes of course he did. But this simple truth hasn’t stopped a host of conspiracy theorists claiming the Nazi leader made it safely to South America. So why have these stories taken a hold on the public imagination? Al Murray and James Holland are joined by Luke Daly-Groves, writer of Hitler’s Death: The Case Against Conspiracy, to try and debunk the outlandish theories that still abound.


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Jul 14, 2020
165. Day of Days
49:29

Al Murray and James Holland speak to Band of Brothers scriptwriter John Orloff.

John wrote episode two, Day of Days, as well as episode nine, Why We Fight. He describes the origins of the hugely popular series and recounts his conversations with the veterans of the 101st Airborne Division.


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Jul 09, 2020
164. Sweden and Spies
41:39

Just how neutral was Sweden in the Second World War? Al Murray and James Holland debate this as well recounting the role of an unusual Scottish spy.


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Jul 07, 2020
163. Where the War was Won - Part 2
28:03

In the second part of Al Murray and James Holland's conversation with historian Phillips O'Brien they discuss the largely forgotten US Admiral William Leahy and his attitude to the use of the atomic bomb in Japan.


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Jul 02, 2020
162. Where the War was Won - Part 1
28:58

Historian Phillips O'Brien explains to James Holland and Al Murray his theory that land battles did not make a significant contribution to the outcome of the war. If you think Stalingrad and the Eastern Front were pivotal, think again. 


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Jun 30, 2020
161. The History of Concrete
43:22

Stonemason Andrew Ziminski takes Al and James on an unusual historical journey through the medium of concrete and stonemasonry. The lads discuss the origins of Stonehenge.


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Jun 28, 2020
160. Operation Bagration
57:40

Al and James speak to Dr Alex Richie about the the Eastern Front. Red Army tactics, POW deaths and Operation Bagration are up for discussion.



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Jun 27, 2020
159. Inside a Russian Tank
34:23

Al Murray and James Holland get to drive round the Wiltshire countryside in a T34 Russian tank. The boys explore its crude but effective engineering and enjoy the sounds and smells from inside the tank.


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Jun 26, 2020
158. Gary Sheffield
48:59

Day four of We Have Ways of Making You Chalke and historian Gary Sheffield joins Al and James to explore the interwar period and discuss the rise of European nationalism. 


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Jun 25, 2020
157. Peace in Our Time?
46:23

Tim Bouverie, author of Appeasing Hitler, joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss history’s assessment of Neville Chamberlain. 


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Jun 24, 2020
156. Nora Krug
56:24

In the second episode of We Have Ways of Making You Chalke German-American writer Nora Krug joins Al Murray and James Holland to debate the problems of national identity. Nazism in Germany and the legacy of the slave trade in the US and UK are both up for discussion.


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Jun 23, 2020
155. Tea With Monty
58:19

Each day this week James Holland and Al Murray will be joined by a celebrated historian on We Have Ways of Making You Chalke. With the Chalke Valley History Festival cancelled some of the top historians have instead agreed to come on the pod.

Today historian and broadcaster Michael Wood discusses Chinese history and the time he had tea with Monty.


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Jun 22, 2020
154. Mosquito Missions
26:38

Colin Bell carried out 50 bombing raids over Germany, 13 of them to Berlin.

In this special edition of the podcast RAF veteran Colin tells Al and James about his love of flying Mosquitos and of some of the terrifying scrapes he found himself involved in.


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Jun 18, 2020
153. Save our Spits
36:49

Production of the most important aircraft in history did not always run smoothly. Al Murray and James Holland discuss the industrial challenges of producing the Spitfire; plus the boys ponder the likelihood of collaboration in the event of a successful Nazi invasion of the British mainland.


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Jun 16, 2020
152. Home Front Heroes
29:15

Nurse Ethel Lote was just 18 years old when she was thrown into the war effort, caring for troops returning from Dunkirk.

In this special episode Ethel describes her experiences to Al Murray, including how she fell in love with her future husband during an autopsy.


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Jun 11, 2020
151. Convoys and Submarines
34:26

Al Murray and James Holland launch seafaring operations on the podcast as they examine the effectiveness of the British submarine effort. The boys also enjoy the book used as a basis for the new Tom Hanks movie Greyhound, and they offer their opinions on the latest Churchill debate.


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Jun 09, 2020
150. D-Day Special
43:49

June 6th remains one of the most iconic dates in history. James Holland and Al Murray look back on D-Day with a particular reverence for British naval power.


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Jun 06, 2020
149. Britain's War Machine
52:15

Al and James are joined by historian and writer David Edgerton to discuss industry and innovation during the war. Famous for taking on the ‘declinists’, David offers a unique perspective on the power of industrial Britain in the 1930s and 40s.


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Jun 04, 2020
148. Dunkirk - Day Eight
50:01

As the last men are lifted from Dunkirk we look at the legacy of the battle in both political and strategic terms. Al and James discuss the implications for the Mediterranean and North Africa and describe Churchill flirting with disaster as he flies home from France.


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Jun 02, 2020
147. Dunkirk - Day Seven
58:12

As clouds lift over Dunkirk the evacuation has to be suspended during daylight hours. Meanwhile the men on the perimeter resort to desperate measures to hold up the German advance.

Al and James are joined by US military historian Michael Neiberg to look at Dunkirk and the fall of France from an American perspective.


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Jun 01, 2020
Dunkirk - Day Six
28:28

As the men at Dunkirk continue to be lifted in huge numbers, Al and James turn their attention to some of the fascinating details of the story. We hear about the role of British medics working desperately on the injured men, while Goering loots fine art from a gallery in Amsterdam.


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May 31, 2020
145. Dunkirk - Day Five
1:10:06

Churchill’s grip on the war cabinet begins to strengthen as the news from Dunkirk continues to improve. Record numbers of men are rescued from both the beaches and the East Mole. In this episode Al and James are joined by Seb Cox, head of the Air Historical Branch.


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May 30, 2020
144. Dunkirk - Day Four
43:12

It’s a hugely significant day as 47,000 men are lifted from Dunkirk, but as the remaining soldiers run out of water on the beach they raid the cellars of local bars with predictable results. Al and James are joined by Pierre-Samuel Natanson, a military historian, who offers a French perspective on events.


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May 29, 2020
143. Dunkirk - Day Three
1:00:35

The success of Dunkirk was considered little short of a miracle. But not every soldier made it onto the rescue ships. To help buy time for their comrades to be picked up from the beach some soldiers paid the highest price. One was Al Murray’s grandad. In this highly personal episode, Al’s dad Ingram tells the story of a single band of men who didn’t make it home.



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May 28, 2020
142. Dunkirk - Day Two
37:02

May 27th, 1940, could be described as the single most important day in the twentieth century. British war cabinet meetings this day defined the policy to fight on rather than seek peace via Italian intermediaries. It was a close run thing.

Al and James are once again joined by the head of the Naval Historical Branch, Stephen Prince.



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May 27, 2020
141. Dunkirk - Day One
1:02:01

May 26th, 1940, was the first day of the most important week in history.

We Have Ways of Making You Talk will be releasing a podcast on each of the eight days of Operation Dynamo.

Today Al and James are joined by the head of the Naval Historical Branch, Stephen Prince.



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May 26, 2020
140. Olivia Smith - Bonus Episode
22:24

Young historian Olivia Smith shares the story of her grandmother’s early life in Nazi Germany with James.


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May 24, 2020
139. Philippe Sands - Part 2