Under the Radar and Goodness Gracious Great Bats of Fire

By wthpod September 25, 2017

Under the Radar and Goodness Gracious Great Bats of Fire

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In this episode Suzie looks at an Australian wartime secret and Trevor checks out the strange tale of the bat bomb!


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Burin M 2011, ‘Life at Cape Otway Lighthouse’
Cape Otway Lightstation 2006, ‘Winter Newsletter’
Great Ocean Media n.d., ‘Cape Otway Lightstation’
Mornington Peninsula Magazine 2017, ‘Enemy Aircraft Over Port Phillip 75 Years Ago’
NewsCorp 2017, The Weekly Times, ‘Cape Otway Lightstation is home to a World War II secret bunker’
Smith B 2009, ‘Sonar science undercovers grim wartime secret’
Smith B 2009, ‘Long before Darwin attack our coast was a battleground’


The Almost Perfect World War II Plot To Bomb Japan With Bats – Atlas Obscura

Old, Weird Tech: The Bat Bombs of World War II – The Atlantic

Brilliant Mistakes: The Bat Bomb – Defense Media Network

‘Bat Bombs’: WWII’s Project X-Ray – Warfare History Network

During World War II, The U.S. Almost Used The Most Bizarre Weapon Imaginable Against Japan – Boredom Therapy

Carlsbad Caverns – National Park Service (USA)

Other stuff:

The word history in the opening theme has been extracted from…

History Never Repeats – Split Enz (1981)

History Repeating – Propellerheads feat: Miss Shirley Bassey (1998)

Flame Trees – Cold Chisel (1984)

You’re History – Shakespeare’s Sister (1989)

Centuries – Fall Out Boy (2015)

Fade out music – War – Edwin Starr (1969)

All music used under fair use provisions.

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