Sinopse

The military history podcast specialists, looking at all aspects of war through the ages.

Episódios

  • 2703 Pontiacs Wars

    2703 Pontiac's Wars

    06/10/2019 Duração: 16min

    The Treaty of Paris was signed in 1763 ending the Seven Years War. The victorious British moved west into the Ohio Valley of North America and occupied the forts and outposts of the defeated French. New and drastic policies were instituted on the Native tribes inhabiting the area. These tribes rose up and attacked the British and displaced colonists from the territory. This began a summer of conflict between the Native tribes, the American colonists and British military. Dur: 17mins File: .mp3

  • 2702 Quintus Sertorius - Reluctant renegade - Part 2

    2702 Quintus Sertorius - Reluctant renegade - Part 2

    22/09/2019 Duração: 34min

    Sertorius spent the winter training his Iberian troops and accustoming himself to their nature and tactics. He had a core of veteran Roman legionaries who followed him through many battles. A small number of Iberians were heavy infantry armed in the Roman style but the majority were light troops. Dur: 35mins File: .mp3

  • 2701 Quintus Sertorius - Reluctant renegade - Part 1

    2701 Quintus Sertorius - Reluctant renegade - Part 1

    08/09/2019 Duração: 21min

    Quintus Sertorius could lay claim to a position among the greatest generals of ancient times. A loyal Roman, who lost an eye defending the Roman frontier, fortune then pitted him against the Roman military machine and some of its premier commanders, including Pompey the Great. Dur: 22mins File: .mp3

  • 2610 John Paul Jones: The American War of Independance comes to Britain

    2610 John Paul Jones: The American War of Independance comes to Britain

    14/07/2019 Duração: 23min

    On 27th February 1782 the British parliament voted to immediately cease the war in America; Britain had lost the War of Independence, (or the Revolutionary war as it is known in America). But Great Britain was not fighting America alone; by 1782 they were at war with 3 European countries and had survived the most serious invasion threat since the Spanish armada. The war had escalated far beyond the 13 colonies, to threaten Britain and her European bases. Dur: 23mins File: .mp3

  • 2609 The Battle of Glen Shiel

    2609 The Battle of Glen Shiel

    30/06/2019 Duração: 18min

    The government troops approached from the east, their redcoats standing out against the green of the glen and the dark waters of the River Shiel. The skies overhead were clear, it was the height of the summer, unusually hot for the Scottish Highlands and marching up Glen Shiel were 850 infantry, over 100 dragoons on horseback and a similar number of Highland levies. A long trail pack horses followed in their wake. Dur: 19mins File:.mp3

  • 2608 Magic Weapons and Armour in the Middle Ages - Part 2, King Arthur and his Knights

    2608 Magic Weapons and Armour in the Middle Ages - Part 2, King Arthur and his Knights

    16/06/2019 Duração: 16min

    Many 'magical' items belong to the stories of Arthur and his knights although their genesis is more complicated. Sir Percival had the shield of Joseph of Arimathea, Gawain had the shield of Judas Maccabeus, Galahad the Shield of king Evalach (which had a cross drawn on it by Joseph of Arimathea in his own blood). The knights also had named swords and lances. Dur: 17mins  File: .mp3

  • 2607 Magic Weapons and Armour in the Middle Ages

    2607 Magic Weapons and Armour in the Middle Ages

    02/06/2019 Duração: 25min

    Magic weapons and armour are things we usually associate with the realms of myth or fantasy rather than history. And yet, in semi-historical and even historical sources throughout the medieval period we find accounts of magic weapons which bring down foes or inspire comrades, or of shields and armour which protect the wearer no matter what they faced. Dur: 26mins File: .mp3

  • 2506 The Spanish invasion and conquest of Mexico, 1519-1521 - Part 2

    2506 The Spanish invasion and conquest of Mexico, 1519-1521 - Part 2

    12/05/2019 Duração: 16min

    The conquest of Mexico was a landmark in the history of the world, changing its course forever. A mere 600 adventurers, speculators and journeymen from a European nation that had only existed in its current form for a few decades, landed in an unknown land and proceeded to conquer a massive, ruthless and predatory empire in the space of just a few of years. Dur: 17mins  File: .mp3

  • 2605 The Spanish invasion and conquest of Mexico, 1519-1521 - Part 1

    2605 The Spanish invasion and conquest of Mexico, 1519-1521 - Part 1

    28/04/2019 Duração: 27min

    The conquest of Mexico was a landmark in the history of the world, changing its course forever. A mere 600 adventurers, speculators and journeymen from a European nation that had only existed in its current form for a few decades, landed in an unknown land and proceeded to conquer a massive, ruthless and predatory empire in the space of just a few of years. Dur: 28mins File: .mp3

  • 2604 The Battle of Leuctra - Part 2

    2604 The Battle of Leuctra - Part 2

    14/04/2019 Duração: 17min

    The battle of Leuctra, fought between the forces of Sparta and the Boeotian League led by Thebes, in early July 371 BC, altered forever the map of ancient Greek history. In a single afternoon, what the ancient Greeks of the early 4th century BC had come to understand as their world order was swept way. The Theban tactics at Leuctra included the revolutionary ideas of deployment in depth and of a refused flank, where part of a formation was drawn up in echelon. These tactics and their implementation indelibly changed the history of western warfare and are still studied and put into practice to this day. Dur: 18mins File: .mp3

  • 2603 The Battle of Leuctra

    2603 The Battle of Leuctra

    31/03/2019 Duração: 19min

    The battle of Leuctra, fought between the forces of Sparta and the Boeotian League led by Thebes, in early July 371 BC, altered forever the map of ancient Greek history. In a single afternoon, what the ancient Greeks of the early 4th century BC had come to understand as their world order was swept way. The Theban tactics at Leuctra included the revolutionary ideas of deployment in depth and of a refused flank, where part of a formation was drawn up in echelon. These tactics and their implementation indelibly changed the history of western warfare and are still studied and put into practice to this day. Dur: 20mins File: .mp3

  • 2602 No Mans Land

    2602 No Man's Land

    17/03/2019 Duração: 26min

    No Man's Land. Three of the most evocative words of The Great War. Never forgotten by combatants. A place of death, danger, wire, bullets, shells, poison gas, mud, rats, bodies, and fear. A place which was never safe. When going "over the top" the place where you were most likely to die, but being wounded there could be worse. A quiet place occasionally, an inferno of fire and noise at other times. Occasionally a place of peace and friendship such as Christmas 1914. But Usually not. Dur: 27mins File: .mp3

  • 2601 Fort Ligonier and the Fall of Fort Duquesne

    2601 Fort Ligonier and the Fall of Fort Duquesne

    03/03/2019 Duração: 17min

    In May 1754 a young George Washington's first combat experience occurred at the Battle of Jumonville Glen located in southwest Pennsylvania in the Ohio Valley, where he defeated a small group of French on a diplomatic mission to inform the British that they needed to leave the area; it was French territory and quickly became a flashpoint in the fight for the supremacy of North America. Dur: 15mins File: .mp3

  • 2510 The Battle of Marston Moor

    2510 The Battle of Marston Moor

    30/12/2018 Duração: 19min

    On Sunday 22nd of August, 1642, Charles I of England unfurled his standard at Nottingham, it would signal the start of the English Civil war; a struggle which pitted regal power against Parliament. The war had ebbed and flowed for two years with varied success when in April of 1644 a Parliamentarian force laid siege to York, which was considered key to the Royalist defence of the north of England. When an army was dispatched under the young Prince Rupert to raise the siege the scene would be set for one of the bloodiest battles fought on British soil, when the two sides met at Marston Moor. Dur: 20mins File: .mp3

  • 2509 Operation Longcloth

    2509 Operation Longcloth

    16/12/2018 Duração: 29min

    Following the surprise attack on Pearl Harbour in December 1941, Japanese forces simultaneously invaded British Malaya, Hong Kong and the Philippines. Japanese troops took just 70 days to crush the British Empire forces in Malaya and Singapore, which was surrendered on 15 February 1942. Dur: 30mins File: .mp3

  • 2508 William Billy Bishop - Part 2

    2508 William "Billy" Bishop - Part 2

    04/12/2018 Duração: 23min

    On May 7, the Royal Flying Corps suffered one of their greatest losses when the great Albert Ball was shot down near Annoeullin, France. Ball had just scored his 44th victory and was pursuing another plane when he disappeared into a cloud. When he reappeared, his plane was falling from the sky and his propeller was motionless. Ball fell from the sky and his plane crashed some distance away. Lothar von Richthofen, the Red Baron’s younger brother, was officially credited with the kill. Dur: 24 mins File: .mp3

  • 2507 William Billy Bishop - Part 1

    2507 William "Billy" Bishop - Part 1

    19/11/2018 Duração: 26min

    Just ten years after the Wright brothers successfully flew the world's first powered airplane, the First World War erupted across Europe and with it came the first air war. Airplanes of wood, metal, and canvas took to the skies to act as observers and engage in combat with enemy planes. The best pilots became known as "aces" and were celebrated by both sides. Dur: 27mins File: .mp3

  • 2506 Sidearms of the Great War

    2506 Sidearms of the Great War

    04/11/2018 Duração: 16min

    It is a cliche that wars seldom go according to plan, but perhaps none has gone astray as dramatically as the First World War. The vast German sweep through the Low Countries succeeded only in branding the Kaiser's Reich a nation of butchers and bringing the United Kingdom into the war. Field commanders were unable to achieve the clock-work precision required by the Schlieffen Plan and the German advance was stopped at the Marne in early September 1914. Dur: 17mins File: .mp3

  • 2505 Le Grand Derangement

    2505 Le Grand Derangement

    21/10/2018 Duração: 21min

    If one were to travel through the modern day US state Louisiana, you would quickly be transported to what seems like another world. French language signs adorn the streets as the sounds of Zydeco or Louisiana French folk music fills the air. Most would cite the menagerie of foods combining french peasant recipes with African and native additions cooked into the various creatures inhabiting the bayou or swamps as the most intriguing sight of all. The genesis of this unique culture started far to the north in what is now the modern Canadian Maritime province of Nova Scotia. Dur: 22mins File: .mp3

  • 2304 The French Campaign in Egypt and Syria, 1798-1801 - Part 2

    2304 The French Campaign in Egypt and Syria, 1798-1801 - Part 2

    05/10/2018 Duração: 28min

    Although a good amount of time was allowed to prepare for the operation, the campaign itself was poorly planned. Inexplicably, the 13,000 men Napoleon led across the Sinai desert towards Syria in January 1799 were not properly equipped for the desert conditions. Dur: 29mins File: .mp3

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