We Have Ways of Making You Talk show

We Have Ways of Making You Talk

Summary: 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.comBattle stations!

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 42. Memories of War - Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:49

Major-General Stuart Watson landed on Sword Beach on D-Day. In this bonus episode of We Have Ways of Making You Talk Major-General Watson tells James Holland about his training with amphibious tanks in anticipation of the invasion. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 41. The Life and Death of the Desert Fox | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:27

No German military leader of World War Two has a greater reputation than Erwin Rommel. Such was his perceived threat to Hitler and the Nazi hierarchy that on October 14th, 1944, he was pushed to commit suicide rather than face a trial for alleged involvement in the plot to assassinate the Führer. Seventy five years on from his death James Holland and Al Murray assess Rommel’s war time record and debate the truth of his reputation as an apolitical and decent man. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker and Joey McCarthy  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 40. The Massacre of Monte Sole | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:21:03

In the autumn of 1944 German troops murdered more than 700 Italian civilians in one village. James Holland visits the scene seventy five years on.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 39. Poland's Plight | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:41

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the terrible price paid by Poland in World War Two. Also, why is there a Russian tank on London’s Old Kent Road? Plus the lads discuss the role and reputation of Field Marshall Alan Brooke. A Goalhanger Films production  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 38. Stalin in Paris | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:35

Did Russia have aspirations to march the Red Army all the way to Paris? Al Murray and James Holland debate Soviet intentions in 1945. The lads also name their favourite war museums and look back on their time in Arnhem and Nijmegen.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 37. A Bridge Too Far? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:05

Al Murray and James Holland stand on the banks of the Neder-Rijn in the exact spot that the remnants of the 1st Airborne Division rowed and swam back across the river after nine days of hell in Arnhem. Was the operation doomed from the start? Or a risk worth taking? A Goalhanger Films production. Recorded in Holland.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 36. Lost at Nijmegen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:33

Why did General Gavin not take the vital bridge at Nijmegen as soon as his 82nd Airborne Division landed in Holland? A hugely controversial decision to concentrate instead on the Groesbeek Heights is debated here by James Holland and Dutch historian R G Poulussen. A Goalhanger Films production. Produced in Nijmegen, Holland.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 35. Al Murray walks the Oosterbeek Perimeter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:45

On day four of Operation Market Garden, British commanding officer Roy Urquhart gave up trying to relieve John Frost at Arnhem bridge and instead ordered his remaining men to form a defensive perimeter around the village of Oosterbeek. Al Murray explores the small pocket in which three thousand British troops grimly hung on waiting for a relief force that would never arrive. A Goalhanger Films production.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 34. XXX Corps | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:38

In September 1944 the Allied ground troops of Operation Market Garden smashed their way north towards the beleaguered British troops holding on in Arnhem. Seventy five years later James Holland rides in a Sherman tank up the same road outside Nijmegen and towards the Groesbeek Heights. A Goalhanger Films Production.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 33. Market Garden with Dan Snow | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:20

Dan Snow chats with James Holland by the bridge in Arnhem. The two historians discuss the battle’s iconic place in British history.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 32. The Battle for Arnhem Bridge | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:36

Al Murray and James Holland walk across the famous John Frost bridge at Arnhem while describing the intense fighting which took place there 75 years ago. The boys explore the locations of the buildings held by John Frost and his men before climbing up onto the bridge itself. #WeHaveWays A Goalhanger Films Production. Recorded and edited in Arnhem.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 31. Twenty Four Hours in Arnhem | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:29

Al Murray describes a single day in Arnhem as events turn decidedly against the British airborne troops. #WeHaveWays wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 30. The Hartenstein Hotel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:11

In the first of our special episodes to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem, Al Murray is at the Hartenstein Hotel. He is joined by battlefield tour expert Paul Reed to discuss the history of what became 1st Airborne Division’s Headquarters and relive what the fighting was like on the streets of Oosterbeek.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 29. Operation Market Garden - Day 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:16

On September 17th, 1944, British and American forces launched one of the most audacious operations of World War Two. In this first of nine episodes devoted to Operation Market Garden, Al Murray and James Holland discuss the build up to the battle. Al and James recorded this episode in London before flying out to Holland. The remainder of the series will be recorded on Hell’s Highway, in Nijmegen and in Arnhem. Don’t miss a single episode as the lads rediscover the key sites of one of the war’s most famous battles. We Have Ways of Making You Talk is a Goalhanger Films Production. Twitter: #WeHaveWays Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Follow James Holland and Al Murray on twitter using @James1940 @almurray  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 28. The Capture of Rome | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:23

Al Murray and James Holland debate the controversial decision taken by General Mark Clark to liberate Rome. Also up for discussion are the mysterious Foo Fighters and the wartime experiences of comedian Spike Milligan.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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