Bill Fawcett Sets The Record Straight About World War II Battles

Bill Fawcett, author of How to Lose World War II

Bill Fawcett discusses his book, How to Lose World War II: Bad Mistakes of the Good War. He explains why World War II was the last “good war,” if any war can be considered good. He says, “it was the last war with a clearly defined purpose and popular support.”

We discussed the battle of the Falaise Gap in which General Bernard Montgomery failed to close the Gap in August 1944. This failure led to needless bloodshed and loss of life in the Battle of the Bulge four months later.

We also debated the Battle of Monte Cassino in Italy and Operation Sea Lion, the never executed invasion of Britain.

Listen to our rapid-fire discussion below: