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.
HISTORY BANTER PODCASTEpisode 26: The Americans (FX, 2013-)
This week, we look at season 1 of the FX show, The Americans (2013-), starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as deep-cover Soviet KGB agents living in the United States. Set in the 1980 during the early years of the Reagan Administration, the show following the lives of these two spies, as well as the lives of an FBI agent (Noah Emmerich) hunting spies and a Russian informant (Annet Mahendru) looking for asylum. Throw in some sex, wigs, and giant 1980s glasses and you get the gist of this show. Is the show convincing? Does it get American viewers to feel sympathy for Soviet spies trying to destroy America? And how tragic/crazy/odd is Martha (Alison Wright)?
Episode 25: The Lone Ranger (2013)
Episode 24: Bonnie and Clyde (part 2) - Frank Hamer and the Texas Rangers
Episode 23: Bonnie and Clyde (2013)
Episode 22: Best and Worst of World War II Movies
Episode 21: 10 Video Game Ideas from History
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