The History Network

A fortnightly military history podcast looking at all aspect of war throughout the ages.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 23m. Bisher sind 266 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 8 hours 34 minutes

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episode 10: The White Death: Finnish marksman Simo Häyhä


Simo Häyhä tormented Soviet forces invading his native Finland between December 1939 and March 1940, killing 542 enemy soldiers in only 98 days. In the hostile, minus forty degree conditions of the Finnish winter of 1939-40, a man clad all in white...


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 2022-07-31  24m
 
 

3209 The Castilian Civil War 1350-1369


A bitter war between legitimate and illegitimate heirs was fought for the throne of fourteenth century Castile. The ensuing conflict pulled in many powers, large and small, including both the kingdoms of England and France. Dur: 17mins File: .mp3


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 2022-07-17  16m
 
 

episode 8: 3208 The Battle of Issus


At the battle of Issus, fought in early November 333 BC, Alexander faced the Persian King Darius in person for the first time. Massively outnumbered, the Macedonian army faced the numberless might of the Persian military machine. The outcome would...


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 2022-07-03  19m
 
 

episode 7: The Northwest Indian War - Part 2


The Legion of the United States was America's first attempt to establish a permanent military capable of defending its new borders, from hostile Native Americans, as a reaction to the defeats of the hastily raised regular and militia units during the...


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 2022-06-19  17m
 
 

episode 6: The Northwest Indian War - Part 1


In late 1791, during the Battle of the Wabash, also known as St. Clair's Defeat, saw the largest defeat of the American military at the hands of the Native Americans. Out of a force of about 1,000 men, the American suffered a 97% casualty rate:...


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 2022-06-05  17m
 
 

episode 5: Saladin


On 4 July 1187, the Sultan of Egypt and Syria, An-Nasir Yusuf Salah ad-Din ibn Ayyub - better known to us as Saladin - won a tremendous victory, one of the most famous of the Middle Ages. Beneath the Horns of Hattin, the twin peaks of an extinct...


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 2022-05-15  25m
 
 

episode 4: Ross Lewis Mangles and William Fraser McDonell at the Siege of Arrah


We saw in Season 31 Episode 4 and Season 30 Episode 7 that due to the remarkable actions of several civilians who took up arms under military orders during the Indian Mutiny in 1857 and 1858 that the newly instituted Victoria Cross was altered to...


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 2022-05-01  21m
 
 

episode 3: 3203 The Battle of Poitiers


On the death of King Charles IV of France in 1328, Edward III of England was his closest male heir and therefore the legitimate successor to the throne of the childless Charles. This was due to the ancient Salian (or Salic) law which prevented female...


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 2022-04-10  17m
 
 

episode 2: The Gothic Genius of Fritigern - Part 2


In the year AD 378, the Eastern Roman Emperor Valens left Antioch to return via Constantinople to deal with the Gothic threat which had been ravaging Thrace and the surrounding provinces since 376. He also sought help from his nephew and the Western...


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 2022-03-20  17m
 
 

episode 1: 3201 The Gothic Genius of Fritigern - Part 1


The Gothic leader Fritigern (possibly based on the Gothic Frithugairns) is, perhaps, one of the most under-appreciated commanders in the ancient world. At the head of a complex confederation of Gothic tribes, he imposed a devastating defeat on the...


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 2022-03-06  20m