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 31: The United States, Afghanistan, and Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
This week, we are joined by Ahad Hayaud-Din to discuss the 2007 film Charlie Wilson’s War. This film tells the story of a congressmen from Texas, who, along with a conservative Houston socialite and a CIA agent, pushed the United States to get more involved in helping Afghanistan stop the Soviet invasion. US involvement in that war is credited with helping escalate the collapse of the Soviet Union, but it also laid the seeds for the American invasion of Afghanistan in 2002. In this podcast, we’ll discuss the Soviet Invasion, refugee crises, war crimes, radical Islam, backroom politics, the US invasion of Afghanistan, and Brad’s concern for what Russian soldiers do in their downtime.
Episode 30: A History of Captain America in Comics and Film
Episode 29: Lewis & Clark and Manifest Destiny (Images Comics, 1994)
Episode 28: The Madness of King George (1994)
Episode 27: Klondike (2014)
Episode 26: The Americans (FX, 2013-)
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