Alright lads, this week we are commemorating an important date in history by looking at World War 2 from a more obscure angle.
So yeah, we’re marking the 75th anniversary of V-J Day by discussing failed weapons and successful missions that were apart of the allied campaign. In particular, the exploding wheel of death that was The Great Panjandrum. Lyttle Adams infamous Bat Bombs. The cockleshell heroes of Operation Frankton and the mind boggling brilliance that was Operation Mincemeat.
Dead bodies with new identities. Flying mammals strapped with Napalm. Kayaking bad asses. All of these and (obviously) so much more, led to V-J Day and this very podcast. So, if you like digging into history from an unorthodox angle, then this one’s for you.
If you have a compelling story of your own that relates to V-J Day or to WW2 as a whole, I’d love to hear it. Whether it be failed weapons, a successful mission or historical figure, let me know down in the comments below.
If you’ve enjoyed this V-J Day episode or if you’re somebody who has a fascination with history as a whole, then chances are you’ll enjoy Episode 7.
Episode 7 is a series of portraits that highlight pivotal black inventors and innovators of the 19th, 20th and 21st century. From science and technology to everyday items taken for granted, it’s an insightful look at history from a different angle.
YOU CAN FIND EPISODE 7 HERE
EPISODE 13 BREAKDOWN
5:38 – The Great Panjandrum
11:50 – Lyttle Adams Bat Bombs
18:12 – Operation Corona
19:58 – Operation Frankton
25:40 – Operation Mincemeat
5-:20 – Outro