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Explaining History
Fifteen minutes of 20th Century History for students and enthusiasts.
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February 2013 Episodes:
  • Pub Date: Feb 19, 2013
  • Lend Lease
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  • Why did Roosevelt agree to help arm Britain and France before America joined the war? How did his Arsenals of Democracy Speech affect the nation?
    What effect did Lend Lease have on America's future enemies?
  • Pub Date: Feb 16, 2013
  • Deep thinking for history students
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  • How do we progress from a limited understanding of a topic to a deep and profound way of thinking about history? Listen to this podcast to find out.
  • Pub Date: Feb 16, 2013
  • The Marshall Plan
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  • Why did the USA offer billions of dollars in aid to Europe in 1948? How did the USSR react to this?
    This podcast explores the dangers to liberal democracy and the fragile peace in 1948 and George Marshall's plan to rescue Europe and keep America from fighting the next war.
  • Pub Date: Feb 09, 2013
  • The Truman Doctrine
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  • When President Harry Truman announced a huge military aid package to Greece in 1947 it signalled a sea-change in America's stance in the growing Cold War, and showed a willingness to commit fully to the fight. This podcast explores the wider context of that decision, and challenges students to consider: What does this all really show us?
  • Pub Date: Feb 03, 2013
  • Germania: Hitler's Plans for the future of Berlin
  • Hitler had often dreamed of being an architect, he also dreamt of creating a new Berlin of the future, a vast imposing city called Germania. This podcast explores what Germania can tell us about Nazism.
  • Pub Date: Feb 03, 2013
  • Germania: Hitler's city of the future
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  • Hitler had often dreamed of being an architect, he also dreamt of creating a new Berlin of the future, a vast imposing city called Germania. This podcast explores what Germania can tell us about Nazism.