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Fifteen minutes of 20th Century History for students and enthusiasts.
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December 2014 Episodes:
  • Pub Date: Dec 21, 2014
  • Allied War Production
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  • How did allied war production of aircraft, tanks, ships and guns determine the outcome of the Second World War? Why was German military output so much lower? This podcast explores this issue and the importance of mass production during the war.
  • Pub Date: Dec 11, 2014
  • The Potsdam Conference
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  • The Potsdam Conference was the last major meeting of the allied powers and took place after the surrender of Germany. The conference was a key event in the development of the Cold War and drew up the conflict's battle grounds in Europe and Asia
  • Pub Date: Dec 02, 2014
  • The Wannsee Conference
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  • In January 1942 Reinhard Heydrich, Himmler's deputy held a conference at Wannsee in Berlin to order the mass extermination of all of Europe's Jews. This podcast explores the relationship between the conference and the course of the war.

    For a detailed analysis of this and the Jewish Holocaust, read Julia Routledge's excellent new ebook The Genocidal Century: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Genocidal-Century-Mass-Killing-20th-ebook/dp/B00PCMAV1E/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1415438292&sr=1-1