The History Network

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

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Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 8 hours 34 minutes


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episode 1: Stuxnet

The history of Cyber-warfare can be traced back to the advent of the telegraph communications in the first half of the 19th century. During the First World War the importance of codes and wired communications came of age with such famed episodes as...


 2013-06-09  18m

episode 2: The Battle of Plassey

From early in 1754 the Seven Year war started to bubble into full scale global conflict. In North America French and British colonists clashed over trade and disputed territory. In May 1756 the first naval action took place at Minorca in the...


 2013-06-22  15m

episode 3: The Higgins Boat

Contrary to the 2010 film version of Robin Hood there was no medieval landing craft version of the "Saving Private Ryan" ilk. Before the Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel (the LCVP), boats needed to be beached and their occupants jump over the side into...


 2013-07-12  22m

episode 4: The Battle of Isandhlwana

The origins of the Zulu War of 1879 can be traced to the first decade of the 19th century. It was then, that a rather minor clan of the Bantu people begun to grow into a formidable military force united under a single warrior chief. Zulu were always...


 2013-07-28  27m

episode 5: Kalashnikov

With only 8 moving parts, the AK-47 assault rifle is simple to maintain and its simplicity of use and durability are legendary. It can fire 600 rounds a minute and every single bullet is potentially still lethal at distances of more than a kilometre...


 2013-08-12  22m

episode 6: The Battle of Gettysburg

Turning points are sometimes controversial but it is generally accepted that the Battle of Gettysburg was the major turning point of the American Civil War. It marked the high point of Confederate arms in that it was their last venture into the north...


 2013-08-25  26m

episode 7: Kamikaze: The Mongol Invasion of Japan

Kublai Khan, the Grandson of Genghis Khan, became emperor of Mongolia in 1260. Northern China was already under his control and Korea gave him access to the sea, with Japan just 100 miles away. Five times, between 1266 and 1274, Kublai Khan sent...


 2013-09-09  17m

episode 8: German Auxiliary Officers and Their Critiques of The American Revolution

We have all seen it - on coins, stamps, postcards, t-shirts, billboards, and classroom walls. In 1851 Emanuel Gottlieb Luetze painted "Washington Crossing the Delaware", an iconic image of the General's attack on Trenton during a bitter December night...


 2013-09-28  45m

episode 9: Germanicus Caesar: Rome's Most Popular General

Germanicus Caesar is a famous name in the annals of Roman military history yet his life story is known to remarkably few. It is a Boy's Own tale of adventure, courage and derring-do, but it is also the chronicle of the man who was intended to be the...


 2013-10-12  40m

episode 10: Horses in the Wehrmacht

The legend of the triumphal German Panzer Divisions sweeping all before them during the Blitzkrieg across Europe in 1939-40 gives the impression of a modern mechanized force, but what we rarely hear about is that behind this spearhead was the bulk of...


 2013-10-31  19m
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