9th Episode of WW2 Podcast Series – “The Finest Half Hour” – is out Now!

Tank Museum, Bovington.

Commanders!

The ninth episode of our WW2 podcast series – “The Finest Half Hour” – is out now!

The war in the desert begins! Mussolini decides it is time to prove to the world that that Italy is an equal member of the Axis, so what does he do? Invades Africa … without telling the Germans. But will his adventures in the desert restore his country to the glory of Rome or lead his nation to disaster?

https://anchor.fm/thefinesthalfhour/episodes/The-Roman-Lake-em7pc9

To help us tell the story, we’ve teamed up with The Tank Museum, Bovington, which has two Matilda II tanks. The Matilda II played a crucial role in the North African campaign, where they first saw action at the Battle of Arras in 1940.

The Tank Museum’s operational Matilda II was manufactured in 1941 and sent to the School of Tank Technology in the UK, before being transferred to the Tank Museum in 1949.

The operational Matilda II at The Tank Museum’s annual Tiger Day event. Photo courtesy of The Tank Museum, Bovington.
The operational Matilda II at The Tank Museum’s annual Tiger Day event. Photo courtesy of The Tank Museum, Bovington.

 

Matilda II tanks in North Africa. Photo courtesy of The Tank Museum, Bovington
Matilda II tanks in North Africa. Photo courtesy of The Tank Museum, Bovington

“The Finest Half Hour” is a podcast series that dives into the history and stories of World War II. It is brought to you by Wargaming and narrated by British Army veteran and armored warfare instructor Richard Cutland.

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If you missed the first episode and would like to start from the very beginning, feel free to check it out here.

Close the hatch, brace yourself and prepare for the Finest Half Hour!