The History Network

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

http://www.thehistorynetwork.org

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 24m. Bisher sind 248 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 2 hours 42 minutes

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episode 1: The Battle of Ilipa


The Second Punic War was already in its twelfth year with neither side in a strong enough position to claim supremacy. The Roman general Scipio had been campaigning successfully in the contested province of Spain for over three years but now the...


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 2016-01-03  28m
 
 

episode 2: Commerce Raiders: WW1


The threat to Britain's supply lines during the second world war is a story of U-Boat Wolf Packs, preying on the merchant shipping as they brought vital goods to Britain across the Atlantic. But in other seas and oceans there was another threat, much...


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 2016-01-17  21m
 
 

episode 3: Vlad Dracula, Prince of Wallachia - Part 1


In December 1476, two monks from the monastery of Snagov, about forty kilometers north of Bucharest, stumbled upon a bloody, mangled, headless corpse. Recognizing the clothing, the monks secretly interred the body in the monastery's crypt. The head,...


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 2016-01-31  38m
 
 

episode 4: Vlad Dracula, Prince of Wallachia: part 2


In the last episode we heard of Dracula's rise to power in Wallachia and how in 1459 he refused to pay tribute to the Ottoman's. His failure to do so forced Sultan Mehmed II to raise a huge army to march on Wallachia. Dracula had prepared Wallachia...


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 2016-02-14  28m
 
 

episode 5: Pamwe Chete! The Story of the Selous Scouts


"If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a...


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 2016-02-28  19m
 
 

episode 6: The Schlieffen Plan – A Pistol Cocked at England's Heart


By the first decade of the last century, the two great opposing alliance systems in Europe had formed, or been starched into the fine conformity of Milton, "a staunch and solid piece of framework, as any January could freeze together" (if we overlook...


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 2016-03-13  45m
 
 

episode 7: The Lovat Scouts


Despite being well-led, trained, and equipped at the outbreak of the Second Boer War in October 1899, the British army was unprepared for the guerilla-style tactics their enemy employed, suffering more than 3000 casualties and several defeats in the...


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 2016-03-27  24m
 
 

episode 8: The Battle of Naseby and the New Model Army


At the Outbreak of English Civil War it was convention that the aristocracy would lead the troops, this was irrespective of ability or experience. As the war went on it became clear to the parliamentarians that a conflict of interest both for power,...


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 2016-04-11  17m
 
 

episode 9: The Aleutian Islands Campaign


The Aleutian Islands Campaign is often referred to as the Forgotten Battle due to history concentrating more on battles like that of Midway and Guadalcanal, yet this important campaign to take back U.S. soil, witnessed the first American amphibious...


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 2016-04-25  19m
 
 

episode 10: The Torpedo


To many of us the the idea of a torpedo is that of a sweaty submarine, the commander peering through his periscope and announcing "fire", and the torpedo whizzes through the water leaving a discernible foamy trail. The single hit is devastating....


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 2016-05-08  19m
 
 
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