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Explaining History
Fifteen minutes of 20th Century History for students and enthusiasts.
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April 2013 Episodes:
  • Pub Date: Apr 16, 2013
  • Hitler and Stalin 1939-41
  • What were the reasons for the Nazi Soviet Pact? Why did Stalin convince himself that Hitler would never attack? What were Stalin's assumptions about the course of the war? The supporting podcast will make sense of these questions and provide insights into an abiding mystery of the 20th Century.

    For more insights on Hitler's foreign policy between 1933-39 get the new Explaining History Ebook: Hitler, Chamberlain and Munich, available to download here:


  • Pub Date: Apr 16, 2013
  • The Battle Of The Atlantic
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  • Both Britain and Germany had tried to starve each other into submission on the high seas in the First World War. The British were slow to adopt new tactics in the Second World War against the renewed threat of U-Boats, but by 1944, the British and Americans had devastated the German U-Boat fleet. How had these changes come about?