The History Network

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

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 23m. Bisher sind 264 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 7 hours 53 minutes


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episode 2: The Battle of Ramilles

Marlborough, following his victory at Blenheim in August of 1704, attempted to exploit the situation even further by campaigning in the Moselle Valley. Due to the lack of political will of his Dutch Allies together with a shortage of supplies and the...


 2014-12-28  22m

episode 3: Napoleonic Cavalry

The musket might have revolutionised the battlefield, allowing relatively unskilled levees to become truly dominant. But up until the machine guns of the first world war stopped the cavalry in their tracks, the mounted horseman had a vital role to...


 2015-01-11  27m

episode 4: Operation Foxley: The Assassination of Hitler

On the 23rd July 1998, the Public Records Office published a number of files, that had previously been held in secret, in respect of activities planned and undertaken by the Special Operations Executive, or SOE, in Western Europe during the Second...


 2015-01-26  23m

episode 5: Marcus Agrippa

In elegant bronze capitals, the name 'M. AGRIPPA' graces one of the most famous and iconic buildings to survive from antiquity, the domed Pantheon in Rome. He was one of Ancient Rome's most remarkable sons, and the best friend and general of Caesar...


 2015-02-08  36m

episode 6: The Siege of Yorktown

On October 17, 1781, four years to the day when British General John Burgoyne surrendered his army to American forces at Saratoga, New York, Lord Charles Cornwallis requested terms of surrender from General George Washington. Two days later, the...


 2015-02-22  43m

episode 7: Gas Warfare in WW1

Gas was one of the most feared weapons of world war one. Proportionally though, there were few casualties from gas throughout the war. The British kept accurate figures from 1916, of those casualties only 3% were fatal and 70% would be back on the...


 2015-03-08  24m

episode 8: Parcels From Home

After World War Two, former New Zealand prisoner of war Gunner Jim Henderson wrote "We used to say after the war the Red Cross should take over the world and run it. They'd shown what they could do in a world mad with war." Most people know about the...


 2015-03-22  35m

episode 9: Flower Wars and Hungry Gods - Warfare of the Aztecs

"The battlefield is the place: where one toasts the divine liquor in war, Where are stained red the divine eagles, Where the tigers howl, Where all kinds of precious stones rain from ornaments, Where wave headdresses rich with fine plumes, Where...


 2015-04-05  35m

episode 10: Caen, 1944

The bombing of and the battle for Caen was just part of the overall bombing of and battle for normandy. The bombing of Normandy devastated and flattened many Normandy towns and cities and resulted in thousands of ‘friendly civilian...


 2014-12-14  18m

episode 10: The Dardanelles

From the time of Homer a small strait of water from the aegean to the black sea has proved both a strategic crossing point and a symbolic one, being the divide between Europe and Asia. It has provided a line from which invasions have started, and a...


 2015-04-19  22m
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