MacArthur History Podcast Season Nine

Interested in exploring more about MacArthur and his times? Download one of the MacArthur Memorial’s podcasts!

In addition to the basic audio tour of the museum and the World War I History Podcast series, the MacArthur Memorial also produces a monthly podcast on different aspects of the MacArthur story and history from 1865-1964. Topics vary, and if you have a special request, please contact Amanda Williams by email.

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Clark Field
(October 2020)

From 1919 to 1941, Clark Field in the Philippines was home to American air power in the western part of the Pacific. Attacked by the Japanese at the start of the war and then abandoned in the retreat to Bataan, the airfield was taken over by Japanese troops before being recaptured in 1945. To explore the development and history of Clark Field, we sat down with Dr. Richard Meixsel, author of Clark Field and the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Philippines, 1919-1942. (23:42)
Clark Field

On Desperate Ground – Book Talk
(July 2020)

On February 13, 2020, the MacArthur Memorial hosted bestselling author Hampton Sides for a discussion of his book On Desperate Ground: The Marines at the Reservoir, the Korean Wars’ Greatest BattleOn Desperate Ground explores the Korean War and a controversial chapter of MacArthur’s career.  (51:22)

V-Mail
(March 2020)

Victory Mail - more commonly referred to as V-Mail - was a mail process used by the United States during World War II.  It was designed to reduce the weight and fuel costs of mail, while helping citizens correspond with service members stationed overseas. To learn more about V-Mail, we sat down with Lynn Heidelbaugh, Curator at the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum. (18:38)
On Desperate Ground
V Mail
The Land Battle of Manila - Spanish-American War
(February 2020)

General Arthur MacArthur, the father of Douglas MacArthur, traveled to the Philippines in the summer of 1898 and took part in one of the most interesting battles of the Spanish-American War – the land Battle of Manila. The American victory there began the transition of the Philippines from a Spanish colony to an American territory, and ultimately set the stage for the Philippine-American War. (15:29)
Philippine Islands