The Finest Half Hour: The Roman Lake


The ninth episode of our WWII podcast series, "The Finest Half Hour," is now available!

The war in the desert begins! Benito Mussolini decides it's time to prove to the world Italy is an equal member of the Axis. To prove this, he invades Africa...without telling the Germans. But will Il Duce's adventures in the desert restore his country to the glory of Rome, or lead his nation to disaster?

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To help us tell the story, we teamed up with The Tank Museum, Bovington, which has two Matilda II tanks. The vehicle first saw action at the Battle of Arras in 1940, and played a crucial role in the North Africa campaign. The Tank Museum's operational Matilda II was manufactured in 1941 and subsequently sent to the School of Tank Technology in the U.K. It was transferred to the Tank Museum in 1949.

German troops outside Warsaw
The operational Matilda II at The Tank Museum's annual Tiger Day event.
(Photo: The Tank Museum, Bovington)
Matilda II tanks in North Africa.
(Photo: 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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Close the hatch, brace yourself, and prepare for the Finest Half Hour!

Richard "The Challenger" Cutland

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