Episode 424-Operation Sledgehammer

The History of WWII Podcast – by Ray Harris Jr


Episode 424-Operation Sledgehammer

Operation Pedestal would ensure that Malta stayed in the fight. But Stalin is not appeased. He wants a Second Front. So does Gen. George Marshall and he’s coming to London to say so. The British had to come up with a plan, big enough to impress the Russian and the American, but good enough not to get everyone killed. Enter the new head of Combined Operations, Lord Louis Mountbatten.

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