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Recommended by BBC Radio, and presented by acclaimed historian Alexandra Churchill, with Matt Bone and Zack White.

October 5, 2021

Hedge-Hopping with Matt Bone: Birds of Prey with Dr Philip Blood - Part 2: The Forest

The Luftwaffe's actions in the air in the Second World War tend to occupy our memories, but they were very active on the ground and committed the same atrocities as the other arms of the Nazi war machine. In his new book, Birds of Prey, Dr Philip Blood analyses the efforts of a Luftwaffe ground unit that attempted to pacify a forest in East Prussian and in these actions, the mindset of The Hunter that pervaded the Nazi mindest. In Part 2, Matt and Phil discuss Goering's intentions for the conquered lands in the East, the action of the Luftwaffe and they close chatting about the late, great military historian Richard Holmes, to whom Birds of Prey is dedicated.

Part 1 is available to watch here: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-m7m32-10e3710

Buy Phil's book at our Bookshop here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/6252/9783838215679

Follow Phil's Birds of Prey updates on Twitter at @Birdsof79875803

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