23rd August 1944 - Dedicated episode?

Hi TG team,

Absolutely love your work and been supporting for almost 3 years now.

I have a specific question, particularly as a Romanian - will you do a specific, specialised episode on the 23rd of August 1944?

For those who don’t know, on the 23rd of August 1944, Romania switched sides and joined the Allies, shortening the war by at least 6 months. The moment, with significant historical value, was praised significantly by the Allies but the action of it - particularly with King Michael literally orchestrating a coup to arrest the Chief of the Army, Ion Antonescu, right in the palace - is worthy of an actual movie. I wanted to ask if you will do a specific episode on this.



Why 23rd August 1944? In 1943, Romania could see the war was going south for the axis. Italy was invaded, Mussolini had been kicked of his own party, and the Germans had just lost Kursk. So why not a Coup in 1943?

1 Like

Really? Six Months? Where’d you get that number?

I am reminded of this exchange from “The Cheap Detective” (1978)

Jasper Blubber: “In 1853, an little-known historical fact occurred; 12 albanian fishermen conquered china, tibet and mongolia.”

Lou Peckinpaugh: “My goodness, I didn’t know that.”

Jasper Blubber: “That’s because you didn’t take history in Albania.”

1 Like