The War in the Skies, Circa 1943
James Holland and Al Murray in Conversation on We Have Ways of Making You Talk
We Have Ways of Making You Talk is a weekly show exploring the war in close up, hosted by comedian Al Murray and historian James Holland as they discuss all matters Second World War.
On this week’s episode, Al Murray and James Holland discuss the fundamental differences between being a Luftwaffe pilot and an airman in the RAF. Also, why did it take so long to train a naval officer? Could it be due to the cost of the kit he might control?
From the episode:
When people say why you’re studying the Second World War, is it relevant? Well, yeah, because it’s about drone warfare, in fact, which is as current an issue as it possibly could be and what the effect of drone warfare is on the people on the receiving end of drone warfare, which in evidence for the Second World War, it makes them absolutely crazy for killing the people that it’s doing that to them. Lots of historians don’t like the idea of lessons in history because they don’t get pinned down into that sort of parable telling use of history. But if you want evidence for what happens if you use drone warfare, the Second World War offers it to you in Technicolor.
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