Shortly after Hitler committed suicide, a group of loyalist SS officers set off to execute French political prisoners holed up in Castle Itter. The only thing to stop them was a single American tank crew and some sympathetic German soldiers. Full story here: The epic Battle for Castle Itter by Stephen Harding.
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Episode 21: 10 Video Game Ideas from History
This week, we each put together a list of 5 video game ideas based on historical events. From first-person shooters to grand strategy games, from the Mongolian Empire to a time traveling detective, we try to lay the groundwork for a collection of historically-based games. Video game developers give us a call!
Episode 20: From Hell (2001)
Episode 19: Boardwalk Empire (HBO 2010-)
Episode 18: Emperor (2012)
Episode 17: Gone with the Wind (1939)
Episode 16: We Were Soldiers (2002)
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