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Ancient Warfare Podcast
AWA178 - Were there units recruited from a specific area in the Hellenistic period?

Ancient Warfare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 11:00


Josh sent this question in for Murray to ponder over. During the Roman period, we have evidence of reasonably specific units based on (original) area of recruitment, e.g. *Legio IX Hispana*, *Cohors Germanorum*, and so on. I was wondering if we have anything similar for the Hellenistic/Successor period. Outside of names that were originally geographic but likely became generic terms for a certain type of unit (Cretan archers and Tarantine cavalry), do we know of any specific recruiting grounds for the innumerable phalangites, thureophoroi, etc. who fought for the Diadochoi?  Find us on patreon: patreon.com/ancientwarfarepodcast

Roast Mortem Cast
209 - Dan Sickles (pt2): Civil War One-legged Wonder

Roast Mortem Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 116:07


The second part of the man, the legend Dan Sickles. With the country torn apart Dan decides, "Fck it, I killed a man, I can be a Union General!" We explore his controversial actions at the infamous Battle of Gettysburg, his continued fascination with Cuba and his life long search for poon.

War Stories by Preston Stewart
171: Peter Cozzens "Tecumseh and the Prophet: The Shawnee Brothers Who Defied a Nation"

War Stories by Preston Stewart

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 71:22


Sayre and Preston are joined today by author Peter Cozzens to talk about his most recent book, "Tecumseh and the Prophet: The Shawnee Brothers Who Defied a Nation". Peter Cozzens is the international-award winning author or editor of seventeen books on the American Civil War and the American West. Cozzens retired after a thirty-year career as a Foreign Service Officer, U. S. Department of State. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he served as a captain in the U. S. Army. Cozzens's most recent book, Tecumseh and the Prophet, published by Alfred A. Knopf in October 2020, was awarded the Western Writers of America Spur Award and was a finalist for the George Washington Prize. It has also been published in the United Kingdom, Spain, and Italy. His book The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West was published by Alfred A. Knopf in October 2016. It received the 2017 Gilder Lehrman Prize for the best work in Military History published in the English language, the Caroline Bancroft Prize in Western History, and--in translation--the 2018 HisLibris Award (Spain) for the best non-fiction work of history. The Earth is Weeping was chosen by Smithsonian Magazine as one of the top ten history books of 2016. It also made several other best books of the year lists, including Amazon, the San Francisco Chronicle, the London Times, and Newsday. The Earth is Weeping was also published in Italian, Spanish, United Kingdom, and Dutch editions. All of Cozzens' books have been selections of the Book of the Month Club, History Book Club, and/or the Military Book Club. Cozzens' This Terrible Sound: The Battle of Chickamauga and The Shipwreck of Their Hopes: The Battles for Chattanooga were both Main Selections of the History Book Club and were chosen by Civil War Magazine as two of the 100 greatest works ever written on the conflict. In 2002 Cozzens received the American Foreign Service Association's highest award, given annually to one Foreign Service Officer for exemplary moral courage, integrity, and creative dissent. He has also received an Alumni Achievement Award from his alma mater Knox College, from which he graduated summa cum laude. Peter Cozzens: https://www.petercozzens.net

Gun Freedom Radio
GunFreedomRadio EP358 Is News Still Newsworthy? with AWR Hawkins

Gun Freedom Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 50:51


Our guest today is AWR Hawkins. Dr. AWR Hawkins is an award winning journalist at Breitbart News who holds a PhD in Military History from Texas Tech University. AWR is a leading voice defending the Second Amendment, and in discussions on guns and self-defense with an examination of the political and cultural assault on the right to keep and bear arms. 1) We titled today's show “Is News Still Newsworthy?”. It seems like major historic events get overlooked too often for the latest “shiny object”. You seem to find a happy medium in the stories you write on. When you are deciding on which news stories to report on, how much does cultural relevance weigh in? 2) One of the biggest stories in our nation right now SHOULD be the SCOTUS case on whether or not “keep and bear arms” means that citizens have the right to bear arms outside their homes. We have heard very little about it on many of the big legacy networks. What is your take on that near-silence? 3) Some stories are crossovers – news and culture. The Alec Baldwin story where he was involved in a fatal shooting on his movie set. What is the current status of that story? 4) What are some of your most important recent stories? And are the “important” ones also the ones that gain the most readership?

Jim Bohannon
Jim Bohannon 11-16-21

Jim Bohannon

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 116:36


Guests: Chris Christie, Former Governor of New Jersey, On to discuss his book "Republican Rescue." Victor Davis Hanson, Senior Fellow in Military History at the Hoover Institution, On to discuss his book "The Dying Citizen." Deana Martin, Daughter of Dean Martin, On to discuss the upcoming documentary "Dean Martin: King of Cool." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Untold Civil War
Civil War Photo Sleuthing With Ron Coddington (P1)

Untold Civil War

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 45:11


Ron Coddington of Military Images Magazine sits down with us to discuss Civil War Portrait Photography and how modern facial recognition is being used to identify faces from our Civil War past. Learn more on Military Images Magazine here: http://militaryimagesmagazine.com/Music is graciously provided by Will Wellington and Craig Duncan.This show is made possible by the support of our sponsors. Please check them out below.The Badge Maker, proudly carrying affordable, USA made products for reenactors, living history interpreters, and lovers of history. https://www.civilwarcorpsbadges.com/Civil War Trails is the world's largest 'Open Air Museum' offering over 1,350 sites across six states. Paddle to Frederick Douglass's birthplace, follow the Gettysburg Campaign turn-by-turn in your car, or hike to mountain tops where long forgotten earthworks and artillery positions await you. Follow Civil War Trails and create some history of your own. www.civilwartrails.org Support the show:(The podcast receives monetary compensation from these options.)Make a monthly payment through Patreon and get the most up to date news on the podcast! Also, if you choose the 2,3, or 4 tier, you'll be able to ask the experts questions ahead of time!https://www.patreon.com/user?u=51151470&fan_landing=trueCheck out Gentleman's Box! Get all the tools you need as a gentleman delivered to your door! From cuff links, to cologne, to fitness gear, they have it all!http://imp.i121497.net/KaPv7You can also support us by using Instacart! Hauling groceries can be a thing of the past! Have all your groceries delivered to your doorstep. Use the link below to start an account and you will be supporting this show at no extra cost to you!https://instacart.oloiyb.net/PPVYzCheck us out on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube:https://www.facebook.com/untoldcivilwar/ https://www.instagram.com/untold_civil_war/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMMWxeF5zojtN8_NeWtyULw?view_as=subscriber

Odin & Aesop
Neptune's Inferno

Odin & Aesop

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 110:22


The Battle of Guadalcanal took place from August 1942 until February 1943.  Because Guadalcanal is an island, both the Japanese and the Americans relied on the sea to supply their forces and bring in reinforcements.    James D. Hornfischer's “Neptune's Inferno” tells the story of the fight to control the seas around Guadalcanal.  These sea battles cost roughly three times as many American lives as the fighting on the island and gave the American surface fleet a hard lesson in modern fleet-on-fleet action.

Ancient Warfare Podcast
AWA176 - How were Roman marines equipped, how did they fight?

Ancient Warfare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 11:43


Daniel asks, 'I was curious about Roman marines. I see them depicted in video games the same as a classic 1st century legionary, but with their red clothing and shield swapped out with blue. Did Marines fight, and were they equipped the same as a regular legionary soldier? Did they participate in land battles and were they seen as inferior or superior to the regular army? Did they have the same terms of service as their land bases counterparts? Find us on patreon: patreon.com/ancientwarfarepodcast

Chasing History Radio
Chasing History Radio: Patton's WW2 Desert Training Center

Chasing History Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 12:20


In this episode, we cover the history of how America prepared for WW2. In an episode of our YouTube Channel "Chasing History" where we go to the US Desert Training Center, an area that covered 3 states. This area is now in ruins and we show what is left and talk about how America got ready for the largest war in History!    Please help us out by taking 20 seconds and giving us a rate and review or tell us how we can make a better show. We Appreciate Youz Guyz!   Please help us out by leaving a comment and sharing our show with others!    Don't forget to Subscribe, Comment & leave us a rating and review. We also have a YouTube Channel "Chasing History" where we take you into the field with the men & women who discover history!

Midrats
Episode 607: The NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan - Hopes & Lessons

Midrats

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 63:12


In what history will show was a failed effort, for almost two decades, the most advanced military and police forces in the West tried to build a security force for the people of Afghanistan, an effort that took off with great urgency towards the end of the first decade of the conflict. A cornerstone of that effort was NATO Training Mission–Afghanistan (NTM-A). Our guests to discuss this effort and what lessons it holds for the future will be Dr. Martin Loicano and Dr. Craig C. “C. C.” Felker. Using extensive research and two combined years in Afghanistan, they've documented the 2009-2010 effort in their book, No Moment of Victory: the NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan from 2009-2011.Dr. Loicano served as chief historian, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). In that capacity, he advised the SHAPE commander and also was part of the SHAPE Strategic Planning Group. Previously, he was an associate professor in the Department of Strategy at the Air War College (AWC). Prior to joining the AWC faculty, Dr. Loicano served with the NATO Training Mission–Afghanistan from 2010 to 2012. He holds a PhD in history from Cornell University, specializing in Cold War conflicts, Southeast Asia, and China.Dr. Felker is a retired Navy captain and author of Testing American Sea Power: U.S. Navy Strategic Exercises, 1923–1940. He received his PhD from Duke University in 2004 and afterward served as a permanent military professor in the History Department of the United States Naval Academy, chairing the department from 2014 to 2016. He is currently the executive director of the Society for Military History.

Eagles, Globes, and Anchors
Eagles, Globes, and Anchors - 42. MCU Arctic Symposium

Eagles, Globes, and Anchors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021


This is episode 42 of the podcast, Eagles, Globes, and Anchors, from Marine Corps University, featuring our host, Dr. Rebecca Johnson, Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Johnson's guests are Col. Brian Cole, MCU's Marine Corps Reserves Chair; Lt.Col. Joern Qviller, Norwegian Army and faculty at the Command and Staff College; and Dr. Lon Strauss, Associate Professor of Military History at the Command and Staff College. Marine Corps University works to advance the legacy of Marine Corps warfighting excellence through a forward-thinking military academic institution that delivers world class education to develop professional leaders.

The WW2 Podcast
153 - Canadian Army Civil Affairs Units

The WW2 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 54:15


One lesson the allies learned from the fall of France in 1940 was that civilian populations needed managing, to keep them away from military operations. As the allied troops came-a-shore after D-Day in June 1944, with them would be Civil Affairs units. These units were to act as liaisons between the allied combat troops and the civilians they encountered. The remit for the Civil Affairs units was wide and extremely varied, from keeping roads clear of refugees to feeding and housing local populations that war had ravaged. Joining me today is David Borys.  David is a Canadian academic whose book Civilians at the Sharp End looks at the experiences of the Civilian Affairs units attached to the Canadian First Army. David is also the host of the popular podcast Cool Canadian History, a bi-weekly podcast on everything and anything to do with Canadian History.

Ancient Warfare Podcast
AWA174 - Did Ancient Armies wargame in any fashion we would recognize?

Ancient Warfare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 9:56


Jasper tackles this question from one of our patrons. ‘Did Ancient Armies wargame in any fashion we would recognize? Either in the armchair sense, or practically in the fields or on the seas? Did the Romans have wargames exercises to counter barbarian armies or Persian fleets? On the armchair side watching ‘I Claudius' episode 1 there Augustus is playing a board game he calls ‘Empire' with Agrippa's two young sons. I expect this is just a story telling invention of the author or TV adaptation, but is there any basis for such a wargame simulator having existed in Rome or other nation?' Find us on patreon:patreon.com/ancientwarfarepodcast

Roast Mortem Cast
205 - King John: Robin Hood, Magna Carta & England's Softest Sword

Roast Mortem Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 97:21


King John is regarded as one of England's WORST Kings. This nail-biting weenie boy lost most of the Angevin territory, murdered his nephew, had an 8 year old wife and was so bad that the English barrons' had to draft Magna Carta.

Gunfighter Life.  Be Strong & Courageous
7x57 or 7mm Mauser, Old World Serial Killer better know a cartridge#9

Gunfighter Life. Be Strong & Courageous

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 10:45


A classic Correction Americans first encountered the 7x57 in 1898 it was developed earlier. goodshepherdtraining.com

Roast Mortem Cast
204 - Richard the Lionheart: The English* Crusader King

Roast Mortem Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 102:37


We continue our trip down the Plantagenet line of royal sucksession, with Richard the Lionheart. This anal rapist, fought his way onto the English thronewith the help of his butt-buddy Philip II of France. Before heading off to the 3rd Crusade in the Holy Land committing war crimes and political disasters in his wake. Plus we take a dive into the REAL Order of the Assassins.

Black Market Leadership
Ep. 34 - Mission Command: A Leadership Philosophy of Initiative, Empowerment, and Flexibility Part 2 of 2

Black Market Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 36:14


In this second part of a two-part series, Kevin Black speaks with the premier expert on Mission Command, Donald Vandergriff. Don is retired US Army major who is now a teacher, writer, and lecturer. Moreover, he is an intellectual and reformer who specializes in military leadership education, training, and the future of warfare. His latest book, Adopting Mission Command, outlines this philosophy of leadership that is dependent on individual initiative, flexibility, and independence. The book has received rave reviews from the Colonel Douglas MacGregor, the Journal of Military History, and Veterans Today. Some topics in this discussion: What is mission command? Why is it important? How is the US Marine Corps and the US Army employing it, if at all? Link to the book: Adopting Mission Command: Developing Leaders for a Superior Command Culture: Vandergriff, Donald E.: 9781682471050: Amazon.com: Books Donald's Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Vandergriff  

New Books in Military History
Heather P. Venable, "How the Few Became the Proud: Crafting the Marine Corps Mystique 1874-1918" (US Naval Institute Press, 2019)

New Books in Military History

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 49:38


For more than half of its existence, members of the Marine Corps largely self-identified as soldiers. It did not yet mean something distinct to be a Marine, either to themselves or to the public at large. As neither a land-based organization like the Army nor an entirely sea-based one like the Navy, the Corps' missions overlapped with both institutions. Heather P. Venable, How the Few Became the Proud: Crafting the Marine Corps Mystique 1874-1918 (US Naval Institute Press, 2019) argues that the Marine Corps could not and would not settle on a mission, and therefore it turned to an image to ensure its institutional survival. The process by which a maligned group of nineteenth-century naval policemen began to consider themselves to be elite warriors benefited from the active engagement of Marine officers with the Corps' historical record as justification for its very being. Rather than look forward and actively seek out a mission that could secure their existence, late nineteenth-century Marines looked backward and embraced the past. They began to justify their existence by invoking their institutional traditions, their many martial engagements, and their claim to be the nation's oldest and proudest military institution. This led them to celebrate themselves as superior to soldiers and sailors. Although there are countless works on this hallowed fighting force, How the Few Became the Proud is the first to explore how the Marine Corps crafted such powerful myths. Alex J. Beckstrand is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Connecticut, where he researches Woodrow Wilson's civil-military relations. He most recently published a review in H-War and has a forthcoming article in the Journal of Military History on the 1916-1917 American expedition into Mexico. He is an officer in the Marine Corps Reserves, is a Lecturer at Central Connecticut State University, and works in the aerospace industry. Email: alex.beckstrand@uconn.edu Twitter: @AlexBeckstrand Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/military-history

New Books Network
Heather P. Venable, "How the Few Became the Proud: Crafting the Marine Corps Mystique 1874-1918" (US Naval Institute Press, 2019)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 49:38


For more than half of its existence, members of the Marine Corps largely self-identified as soldiers. It did not yet mean something distinct to be a Marine, either to themselves or to the public at large. As neither a land-based organization like the Army nor an entirely sea-based one like the Navy, the Corps' missions overlapped with both institutions. Heather P. Venable, How the Few Became the Proud: Crafting the Marine Corps Mystique 1874-1918 (US Naval Institute Press, 2019) argues that the Marine Corps could not and would not settle on a mission, and therefore it turned to an image to ensure its institutional survival. The process by which a maligned group of nineteenth-century naval policemen began to consider themselves to be elite warriors benefited from the active engagement of Marine officers with the Corps' historical record as justification for its very being. Rather than look forward and actively seek out a mission that could secure their existence, late nineteenth-century Marines looked backward and embraced the past. They began to justify their existence by invoking their institutional traditions, their many martial engagements, and their claim to be the nation's oldest and proudest military institution. This led them to celebrate themselves as superior to soldiers and sailors. Although there are countless works on this hallowed fighting force, How the Few Became the Proud is the first to explore how the Marine Corps crafted such powerful myths. Alex J. Beckstrand is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Connecticut, where he researches Woodrow Wilson's civil-military relations. He most recently published a review in H-War and has a forthcoming article in the Journal of Military History on the 1916-1917 American expedition into Mexico. He is an officer in the Marine Corps Reserves, is a Lecturer at Central Connecticut State University, and works in the aerospace industry. Email: alex.beckstrand@uconn.edu Twitter: @AlexBeckstrand Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in History
Heather P. Venable, "How the Few Became the Proud: Crafting the Marine Corps Mystique 1874-1918" (US Naval Institute Press, 2019)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 49:38


For more than half of its existence, members of the Marine Corps largely self-identified as soldiers. It did not yet mean something distinct to be a Marine, either to themselves or to the public at large. As neither a land-based organization like the Army nor an entirely sea-based one like the Navy, the Corps' missions overlapped with both institutions. Heather P. Venable, How the Few Became the Proud: Crafting the Marine Corps Mystique 1874-1918 (US Naval Institute Press, 2019) argues that the Marine Corps could not and would not settle on a mission, and therefore it turned to an image to ensure its institutional survival. The process by which a maligned group of nineteenth-century naval policemen began to consider themselves to be elite warriors benefited from the active engagement of Marine officers with the Corps' historical record as justification for its very being. Rather than look forward and actively seek out a mission that could secure their existence, late nineteenth-century Marines looked backward and embraced the past. They began to justify their existence by invoking their institutional traditions, their many martial engagements, and their claim to be the nation's oldest and proudest military institution. This led them to celebrate themselves as superior to soldiers and sailors. Although there are countless works on this hallowed fighting force, How the Few Became the Proud is the first to explore how the Marine Corps crafted such powerful myths. Alex J. Beckstrand is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Connecticut, where he researches Woodrow Wilson's civil-military relations. He most recently published a review in H-War and has a forthcoming article in the Journal of Military History on the 1916-1917 American expedition into Mexico. He is an officer in the Marine Corps Reserves, is a Lecturer at Central Connecticut State University, and works in the aerospace industry. Email: alex.beckstrand@uconn.edu Twitter: @AlexBeckstrand Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books in American Studies
Heather P. Venable, "How the Few Became the Proud: Crafting the Marine Corps Mystique 1874-1918" (US Naval Institute Press, 2019)

New Books in American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 49:38


For more than half of its existence, members of the Marine Corps largely self-identified as soldiers. It did not yet mean something distinct to be a Marine, either to themselves or to the public at large. As neither a land-based organization like the Army nor an entirely sea-based one like the Navy, the Corps' missions overlapped with both institutions. Heather P. Venable, How the Few Became the Proud: Crafting the Marine Corps Mystique 1874-1918 (US Naval Institute Press, 2019) argues that the Marine Corps could not and would not settle on a mission, and therefore it turned to an image to ensure its institutional survival. The process by which a maligned group of nineteenth-century naval policemen began to consider themselves to be elite warriors benefited from the active engagement of Marine officers with the Corps' historical record as justification for its very being. Rather than look forward and actively seek out a mission that could secure their existence, late nineteenth-century Marines looked backward and embraced the past. They began to justify their existence by invoking their institutional traditions, their many martial engagements, and their claim to be the nation's oldest and proudest military institution. This led them to celebrate themselves as superior to soldiers and sailors. Although there are countless works on this hallowed fighting force, How the Few Became the Proud is the first to explore how the Marine Corps crafted such powerful myths. Alex J. Beckstrand is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Connecticut, where he researches Woodrow Wilson's civil-military relations. He most recently published a review in H-War and has a forthcoming article in the Journal of Military History on the 1916-1917 American expedition into Mexico. He is an officer in the Marine Corps Reserves, is a Lecturer at Central Connecticut State University, and works in the aerospace industry. Email: alex.beckstrand@uconn.edu Twitter: @AlexBeckstrand Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

The WW2 Podcast
152 - U.S. Naval Gunfire Support in the Pacific

The WW2 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 51:59


Before the outbreak of war, the US Navy and the Marines had put considerable effort into developing a doctrine to support amphibious operations from ship to shore gunfire. When the marines landed on Tarawa in November 1943, it would be the first serious test of this doctrine. In this episode, I'm joined by Donald Mitchener to discuss the doctrine and how it developed from those initial assault landings on Tarawa through to the end of the war. Donald is a lecturer at the University of North Texas and author of ​​U.S. Naval Gunfire Support in the Pacific War. Become a patron: patreon.com/ww2podcast

Roast Mortem Cast
203 - Henry II of England: ANGRY mattress-eating king!

Roast Mortem Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 124:20


The first of the Plantagenet English monarchy, Herny II was a furious king. So furious that it is said that he ate his straw mattress in a fit of rage. We are taking a trip through the trailer park that is the fight for the English throne, the Angevin Empire and Henry's treacherous sons.

Black Market Leadership
Ep. 33 - Mission Command: A Leadership Philosophy of Initiative, Empowerment, and Flexibility Part 1 of 2

Black Market Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 35:18


In this two-part series of Black Market Leadership, Kevin Black speaks with the premier expert on Mission Command, Donald Vandergriff. Don is retired US Army major who is now a teacher, writer, and lecturer. Moreover, he is an intellectual and reformer who specializes in military leadership education, training, and the future of warfare. His latest book, Adopting Mission Command, outlines this philosophy of leadership that is dependent on individual initiative, flexibility, and independence. The book has received rave reviews from the Colonel Douglas MacGregor, the Journal of Military History, and Veterans Today. Some topics in this discussion: What is mission command? Why is it important? How is the US Marine Corps and the US Army employing it, if at all? Link to the book: Adopting Mission Command: Developing Leaders for a Superior Command Culture: Vandergriff, Donald E.: 9781682471050: Amazon.com: Books Donald's Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Vandergriff  

Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy
WSS55 - Guy goes to Partizan

Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 42:14


As the world returns to some sort of normality, Guy has been to Partizan. He gives us his show report, and all the latest news. LinksRising Tides, Sally 4th Fenland Miniatures Blitzkrieg Miniatures Campaign in Italy, Bolt Action Wargames Atlantic Speedpaint, Army Painter

Preble Hall
From Pigs and Chickens to OP-60: The Naval Career of Peter M. Swartz, Part 1

Preble Hall

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 43:24


What did it take to join those responsible for US naval strategic planning during the Cold War? Associate Professor Marcus O. Jones (US Naval Academy) interviews Captain Peter M. Swartz, USN (Ret.) on his unusual career and unique insight into strategic planning in the US Navy in the late- and immediate post-Cold War periods.Preble Hall is produced by the United States Naval Academy Museumhttp://usna.edu/museum

Yuddha - The Indian Military History Podcast
Akbar's Fury: How the Mughals Made an Empire

Yuddha - The Indian Military History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 52:48


It is the unlikeliest of stories. In 1540, Humayun was out of luck and on the run, while Sher Shah was victorious. Barely fifteen years later, Sher Shah was dead in a freak accident and his empire was in chaos. The Mughals returned to the plains of Hindustan with a renewed fury. But it was Humayun's brilliant young son, Akbar, that would bring fire and death to his enemies and create a world-changing empire. Check out our discussion on the mysterious Rajput warlord Silhadi here:https://takshashila.org.in/all-things-policy-the-other-rajputs-purbiya-warriors-in-16th-century-malwa/YUDDHA is made possible thanks to the support of the Takshashila Institution and the Independent and Public Spirited Media Foundation.Notes and sources will be available at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com - sign up for updates!You can follow Anirudh on Twitter @AKanisetti and Instagram @aniryuddha, @connectedhistories, or @cholabhaturaempire.You can follow Aditya on Twitter @adityascripts or Instagram @adityaramanathan.

Reelfoot Forward
Ep. 98 Cindy Kent, Better Men: Alpha Upsilon in Vietnam

Reelfoot Forward

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 65:21


This special episode features a panel hosted by author Cindy Kent during Discovery Park's recent Military History and Armed Forces Symposium. Kent is the editor of the book “Better Men: Alpha Upsilon in Vietnam” released in 2020. The panel included some of the men who are highlighted in her compilation of stories from 14 Vietnam veterans who, before they became brothers of war, were already brothers at the University of Tennessee at Martin's Alpha Upsilon chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR), the national agriculture fraternity. Twenty-one brothers from Alpha Upsilon served in Vietnam. All returned alive; 14 of the 17 remaining brothers participated in the “Better Men” project. “Better Men: Alpha Upsilon in Vietnam” is available through The Tennessee Magazine Marketplace online store at tnmagazine.org/shop and at the Discovery Park of America gift shop.

Yuddha - The Indian Military History Podcast
Sher Shah Sur: The Outlaw Who Would Be Emperor

Yuddha - The Indian Military History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 45:51


The establishment of the Mughal empire was by no means inevitable. In the 1530s and 40s, Farid, the grandson of a horse trader and daughter of an Afghan father and Rajput mother, would drive out Babur's heir, Humayun, and establish one of the most remarkable Indian polities: the Sur Empire. Join us as we explore his brilliant, ruthless career, witnessing how he innovated his way from humble beginnings to become the most powerful man in Hindustan: remembered today as Sher Shah.YUDDHA is made possible thanks to the support of the Takshashila Institution and the Independent and Public Spirited Media Foundation.Notes and sources will be available at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com - sign up for updates!You can follow Anirudh on Twitter @AKanisetti and Instagram @aniryuddha, @connectedhistories, or @cholabhaturaempire.You can follow Aditya on Twitter @adityascripts or Instagram @adityaramanathan.

SBS Punjabi - ਐਸ ਬੀ ਐਸ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ
Sydney to get a war memorial honouring efforts of Sikh soldiers in Australia's military history

SBS Punjabi - ਐਸ ਬੀ ਐਸ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 7:32


Sydney's Blacktown City Council has approved the establishment of a war memorial commemorating the contributions and sacrifices made by the Sikh soldiers in epochal moments of military history, including World War I & II, Gallipoli, and Saragarhi.

The AskHistorians Podcast
AskHistorians Podcast Episode 182: The Beginnings of Academic Military History with /u/Iphikrates

The AskHistorians Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 59:47


In this episode, /u/EnclavedMicrostate talks with /u/Iphikrates about the beginnings of academic military history in 19th century Prussia. Why, in a state so strongly associated with its military traditions, was the academic study of military history so heavily opposed both from the academy and from the army? How did the field emerge despite this opposition? Who were the big names? What sorts of controversies were fought over? Find out all this and more on this fortnight's AskHistorians Podcast. 60 mins.

Untold Civil War
Squabbling Stars: The Turmoil of Civil War Command

Untold Civil War

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 62:58


Military operations during the Civil War were plagued by the petty disputes between higher command. Sometimes generals on the same side seemed to hate each other more than they hated the enemy. Retired Chicago Homicide Detective and Civil War Author Robert Girardi sheds light on this heated topic. Learn more on Detective Girardi here: https://www.robertgirardi.com/Music is graciously provided by Craig Duncan: http://www.craigduncan.net/This show is made possible by the support of our sponsors. Please check them out below. The Badge Maker, proudly carrying affordable, USA made products for reenactors, living history interpreters, and lovers of history. https://www.civilwarcorpsbadges.com/Civil War Trails is the world's largest 'Open Air Museum' offering over 1,350 sites across six states. Paddle to Frederick Douglass's birthplace, follow the Gettysburg Campaign turn-by-turn in your car, or hike to mountain tops where long forgotten earthworks and artillery positions await you. Follow Civil War Trails and create some history of your own. www.civilwartrails.org Support the show:(The podcast receives monetary compensation from these options.)Make a monthly payment through Patreon and get the most up to date news on the podcast! Also, if you choose the 2,3, or 4 tier, you'll be able to ask the experts questions ahead of time!https://www.patreon.com/user?u=51151470&fan_landing=trueCheck out Gentleman's Box! Get all the tools you need as a gentleman delivered to your door! From cuff links, to cologne, to fitness gear, they have it all!http://imp.i121497.net/KaPv7You can also support us by using Instacart! Hauling groceries can be a thing of the past! Have all your groceries delivered to your doorstep. Use the link below to start an account and you will be supporting this show at no extra cost to you!https://instacart.oloiyb.net/PPVYzCheck us out on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube:https://www.facebook.com/untoldcivilwar/ https://www.instagram.com/untold_civil_war/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMMWxeF5zojtN8_NeWtyULw?view_as=subscriber

Millennial Manhood
#115 | Know Your History or Hate Everyone

Millennial Manhood

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 63:27


Patrick Huey is an armchair historian and Investment Advisor. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh, concentrating in English literature and Military History before spending nine years as a U.S. Naval Flight Officer. There he spent extended time at sea, which gave him plenty of time to read, write and contemplate his next profession. Since he managed to accumulate almost nothing in savings or investments while in the Navy, he recognized the need to be better educated about financial concepts. When it turned out he enjoyed planning and investing, you could say his second career chose him. Now the owner of Victory Independent Planning, LLC he is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®, and earned an MBA from Arizona State University. Patrick thinks that, to borrow a quote from Winston Churchill, history will be kind to him. Because he intends to write it. Check out his blog, book website and company website: https://www.historylessonsforthemoderninvestor.com/the-blog https://www.historylessonsforthemoderninvestor.com/ https://www.victoryindependentplanning.com/ Connect w/ Jovica: LI: linkedin.com/jdjurdjevic IG: @asap_jovi

The WW2 Podcast
150 - Eisenhower's Broad Front Strategy

The WW2 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 37:41


I recently read David Colley's The Folly of Generals: How Eisenhower's Broad Front Strategy Lengthened World War II.David has analysed some of the missed opportunities the allies had in 1944-45 in Europe. He argues that had Eisenhower been more adept at taking advantage of several potential breakthroughs in the Siegfried Line in the autmun of 1944 the war in the European Theatre of Operations might have ended sooner.  It was such a fascinating read, so I thought I'd get David onto the podcast to examine Eisenhower's broad front policy. David P. Colley is an award-winning journalist and author who has written for many national publications, including Army, World War II, American Heritage, and The New York Times. Among his books on military history are The Road to Victory, which received the Army Historical Foundation's Distinguished Book Award in 2000, Blood for Dignity, and Safely Rest. He has appeared on the History Channel and Eye on Books. Colley served in the ordnance branch of the U.S. Army.

The Pan Am Podcast
Episode 5: Missiles, Hotels, and Rebranding an Icon

The Pan Am Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 50:32


In this episode we explore two of the subsidiaries of Pan Am:  the InterContinental Hotels Corporation and the Pan Am Guided Missiles Range Division. Yep, you read that right, the airline company had its own hotel chain for about 30 years, and Pan Am did aerospace work for the U.S. government including the space program for almost 40 years. Why? Because the American government asked them to do both. Later we are joined by Jennifer Coutts Clay, a leader in the aviation business in the field of aircraft interiors, corporate identity, and branding.  A pioneer for women in the airline industry, Jennifer joined Pan Am in 1986 as General Manager for Product Design and Development. In this capacity, she completed a three-year, $25-million fleet upgrade program, redesigning all major aspects of the Pan Am passenger service product.She is the author of “Jetliner Cabins,” a visually stunning book that offers a complete history of recent cabin design going back to the 1970s. It is the first and only comprehensive account of the aircraft cabin environment. The book contains black and white and color photographs of airline interiors from around the world, covering everything from the first-class luxury to economy class passenger experience.The robust e-book, with thousands and thousands of photos, available for purchase at:  jetlinercabins.com. The mission of the Pan Am Museum Foundation is “to educate, celebrate,and inspire present and future generations by preserving historical and diverse personal stories of Pan American World Airways.”Pan Am was a pioneer in air travel and still stands as one of the most iconic and innovative airlines in aviation history. That legacy lives on at the Pan Am Museum in Garden City, New York, where you can explore the rich history of the aircrafts and individuals at the heart of the company known as The World's Most Experienced Airline. The Pan Am Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization. Please consider becoming a museum member or making a donation so we can continue creating content like the Pan Am Podcast. Visit our website: www.ThePanAmMuseum.orgSpecial thanks to Pan Am Brands for their continued support! http://www.panambrands.com/Support the show (https://www.thepanammuseum.org/support-us/)

War Stories by Preston Stewart
Forged in Combat: American and Australian Troops at the Battle of Hamel

War Stories by Preston Stewart

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 56:03


Joined today by Ross Manuel to talk about the Battle of Hamel, a unique fight in WWI where U.S. Soldiers fell under Australian command as innovative combined-arms warfare was being implemented on the battlefield. We get into the background of the battle as well, some items below and more. - Why was Hamel strategic? - U.S. getting experience with Australian units - Success in combined-arms tactics - Private Henry Dalziel (Victoria Cross) - Corporal Thomas Pope (Medal of Honor) Ross Manuel is an avid Military History Enthusist who chronicles Australia's Military History through his podcast ‘I Was Only Doing My Job' as well as videos on TIkTok

Yuddha - The Indian Military History Podcast
Gunpowder and Blood: How Babur Won at Panipat

Yuddha - The Indian Military History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 49:03


How did a small-time Central Asian warlord defeat the vast army of the Delhi Sultanate? Join us as we explore the turbulent, syncretic culture of North India in the 15th century, witness the growing ambitions of the Timurid prince Babur, and his finest hour at the First Battle of Panipat in 1526. YUDDHA is made possible thanks to the support of the Takshashila Institution and the Independent and Public Spirited Media Foundation.Notes and sources will be available at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com - sign up for updates!You can follow Anirudh on Twitter @AKanisetti and Instagram @aniryuddha, @connectedhistories, or @cholabhaturaempire.You can follow Aditya on Twitter @adityascripts or Instagram @adityaramanathan.

Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy
WSS54 - Field of Glory

Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 50:08


Following Jasper's 30km battlefield tour of Arnhem by bike, the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy team discuss the benefits of visiting battlefields. Guy also brings us what is new in the wargaming world. Links Pony Wars Baccus 6mm The Silver Bayonet Partizan Warlord Games Day SELWIG Battleground

The Shoot From The Hip Show
Youll Need CBD After Listening to Donda & CLB

The Shoot From The Hip Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 154:32


- WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO - Attending a High School Football Game, Dealing With Added Gratuity, Firing Up The BBQ Pit, Hanging With Uncle Les, Reacting to the Don't Tread On Me Flag - NEWS - Pelaton Is Under Investigation by the SEC, Hurricane Ida Made Landfall, Cam Newton Gets Released by New England, **Tangent: Music's Influence on Culture**, Fruadulent Charter School Dupes ESPN, Bull Rider Gets Killed By a Bull, FLooding In The Northeast - BREAK - Soulja Boy Goes Off on Kanye - SPECIAL GUEST - We Take a Deep Dive With Uncle Les About His Military Career and More. - FUCKERY/LISTENER FEED BACK - What Contributed to Crime in the Black Community Prior to Rap, Kanye's Drama After Donda, Tyron Woodley Loses to Jake Paul, Sha'carri Woke Up and Chose Violence, We Dive Back Into Uncle Les' Military History, Drake Drops #CLB The website is www.Shootfromthehip.xyz ! Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your Podcasts! Reach us at @FromThe_Hip on Twitter. Email us at shootfromthehip1@gmail.com. The Facebook page is www.facebook.com/ShootFromTheHipShow/ and the voicemail line is (559)825-SHOT! #SFTH #PODCAST #HUMOR #COMMONSENSE

Leaders and Legends
Dr. Craig Symonds, American Naval and Military History

Leaders and Legends

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 74:15


Dr. Craig Symonds is a brilliant and best-selling historian of American naval and military history. He's also written about D-Day and the Battle of Gettysburg among other works. Professor Symonds joins me on the “Leaders and Legends” podcast to discuss his career, key points in American history, and what it's like to be called “impressive and extremely gracious” by actor Tom Hanks. Sponsors Veteran StrategiesGirl Scouts of Central IndianaMacAllister MachineryGarmong ConstructionCrowne Plaza Downtown Indianapolis Historic Union Station About Veteran Strategies ‘Leaders and Legends' is brought to you by Veteran Strategies—your local veteran business enterprise specializing in media relations, crisis communications, public outreach, and digital photography. Learn more at www.veteranstrategies.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Untold Civil War
Bare Hands & Bare Bones- War Souvenirs made by Civil War Soldiers.

Untold Civil War

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 55:17


Happy birthday to sponsor and friend of the show, Joseph Valicenti. You probably know Joe as The Badge Maker and tonight he's back on to discuss some of the more unique souvenirs Civil War soldiers made with their own hands. We are looking at POW scrimshaw, smoking pipes, and even painted canteens.Music is graciously provided by Craig Duncan: http://www.craigduncan.net/This show is made possible by the support of our sponsors. Please check them out below. The Badge Maker, proudly carrying affordable, USA made products for reenactors, living history interpreters, and lovers of history. https://www.civilwarcorpsbadges.com/Civil War Trails is the world's largest 'Open Air Museum' offering over 1,350 sites across six states. Paddle to Frederick Douglass's birthplace, follow the Gettysburg Campaign turn-by-turn in your car, or hike to mountain tops where long forgotten earthworks and artillery positions await you. Follow Civil War Trails and create some history of your own. www.civilwartrails.org Support the show:(The podcast receives monetary compensation from these options.)Make a monthly payment through Patreon and get the most up to date news on the podcast! Also, if you choose the 2,3, or 4 tier, you'll be able to ask the experts questions ahead of time!https://www.patreon.com/user?u=51151470&fan_landing=trueCheck out Gentleman's Box! Get all the tools you need as a gentleman delivered to your door! From cuff links, to cologne, to fitness gear, they have it all!http://imp.i121497.net/KaPv7You can also support us by using Instacart! Hauling groceries can be a thing of the past! Have all your groceries delivered to your doorstep. Use the link below to start an account and you will be supporting this show at no extra cost to you!https://instacart.oloiyb.net/PPVYzCheck us out on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube:https://www.facebook.com/untoldcivilwar/ https://www.instagram.com/untold_civil_war/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMMWxeF5zojtN8_NeWtyULw?view_as=subscriber

The Pan Am Podcast
Episode 4: Evacuation of Saigon, Wings of Freedom Mission

The Pan Am Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 79:19


In this special extended episode we are joined by Allan Topping, a Pan Am employee who evacuated almost 500 people out of Saigon days before the city fell. On April 24, 1975, at the conclusion of the Vietnam War, with time running out as Saigon was surrounded by North Vietnamese troops, a Pan Am 747 jumbo jet carried 463 American and South Vietnamese civilians to safety and freedom. At the center of this dangerous and desperate mission was Allan Topping. Mr. Topping is the author of a book, “Wings of Freedom: A True Story,” about his incredible experience in Saigon. To purchase the book, please visit the Museum's online store: https://www.thepanammuseum.org/product/wings-of-freedom-a-true-story-by-allan-topping/In 1990, NBC made a movie out of Al's story called Last Flight Out starring James Earl Jones, Richard Crenna, and Rosliand Chao. Watch the full movie on YouTube: https://youtu.be/j-MekAoCBqYThe mission of the Pan Am Museum Foundation is “to educate, celebrate,and inspire present and future generations by preserving historical and diverse personal stories of Pan American World Airways.”Pan Am was a pioneer in air travel and still stands as one of the most iconic and innovative airlines in aviation history. That legacy lives on at the Pan Am Museum in Garden City, New York, where you can explore the rich history of the aircrafts and individuals at the heart of the company known as The World's Most Experienced Airline. The Pan Am Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization. Please consider becoming a museum member or making a donation so we can continue creating content like the Pan Am Podcast. Visit our website: www.ThePanAmMuseum.orgSpecial thanks to Pan Am Brands for their continued support! http://www.panambrands.com/Support the show (https://www.thepanammuseum.org/support-us/)

The WW2 Podcast
149 - Australia's war with France

The WW2 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 53:21


Since starting the podcast, I've looked at the aspects of the war from the point of view of various countries. But, one glaring omission has been any Australian narrative of the war. The Australians fought across the world on the land, sea and in the air air; notably in the Pacific and the Middle East, which is what we'll be discussing in this episode. With the fall of France, her overseas territories predominantly remained loyal to the French Vichy regime. This was true for Syria and Lebanon. To the south were the British in Egypt. With Rommel in the Western Desert and Germans fostering an uprising in Iraq, the British feared Germany might take control over of Syria and Lebanon. From there, the Nazis could supply the rebels in Iraq and threaten Egypt from two sides. Churchill ordered General Wavell to go on the offensive and take the French territories. The British didn't envisage the French putting up much of a fight. The Australian 7th Division would make up the bulk of the allied attacking force. Joining me is Richard James. Richard is the author of Australia's War with France: The Campaign in Syria and Lebanon 1941. I'd like to thank David Phillipson, president of the Australian-based History Guild, charity which promotes historical literacy for all. David reached out to suggest I have a chat with James. If you're interested in finding out more about the History Guild, go to historyguild.org. Patreon: patreon.com/ww2podcast

Odin & Aesop
Relentless Strike: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command - Part 2

Odin & Aesop

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 65:55


This is part 2 of 2 on Sean Naylor's “Relentless Strike: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command”.  In April 1980, the U.S. military tried to rescue 52 Americans captured when Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran.  The rescue attempt was called Operation Eagle Claw and it failed.  Eagle Claw involved helicopters flying from a Navy ship and fixed wing aircraft carrying the assault force and extra fuel flying from another country.  All the pieces converged in the middle of the Iranian desert at night in a place called Desert One.  One of the helicopters collided with one of the aircraft during ground refueling.  Eight Americans died and seven aircraft were either destroyed or captured.  Even though the individual pieces of the Eagle Claw plan may have been capable of performing their part, the mission fell apart when the pieces came together.  According to the author Sean Naylor the U.S. answer to was to have all its counter terrorist pieces from different parts of the military in one standing joint task force.  The U.S. formed this counter terrorist task force in December 1980 and called it the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).  JSOC went on to play a central role in the Global War on Terror. 

Leader's Recon
Featurette - Combat Field Studies - The Battle Of Croix Rouge Farm

Leader's Recon

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 19:27


Get ready for this deep dive by the U.S. Army Center of Military History's Joseph Seymour into the famed Rainbow Division's (42d Infantry Division) heroic actions at Croix Rouge Farm in WWI. Visit our Official Website: www.nationalguard.mil/leaderdevelopment Visit our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/leadersrecon Visit our Instagram page at: www.instagram.com/arng_leader_development

American Conservative University
American Citizen Detained and Tortured in China and The Evil History of the New York Times.

American Conservative University

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 28:44


American Citizen Detained and Tortured in China and The Evil History of the New York Times. Warren Rothman: Trapped and Tortured in a Chinese 'Black Jail' | CLIP | American Thought Leaders. The New York Times Has ALWAYS Been Woke: A Conversation With Author, Ashley Rindsberg.   Warren Rothman: Trapped and Tortured in a Chinese 'Black Jail' | CLIP | American Thought Leaders. https://youtu.be/v-EXc_Dcs2w American Thought Leaders - The Epoch Times 351K subscribers

American Conservative University
American Citizen Detained and Tortured in China and The Evil History of the New York Times.

American Conservative University

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 28:44


American Citizen Detained and Tortured in China and The Evil History of the New York Times. Warren Rothman: Trapped and Tortured in a Chinese 'Black Jail' | CLIP | American Thought Leaders. The New York Times Has ALWAYS Been Woke: A Conversation With Author, Ashley Rindsberg.   Warren Rothman: Trapped and Tortured in a Chinese 'Black Jail' | CLIP | American Thought Leaders. https://youtu.be/v-EXc_Dcs2w American Thought Leaders - The Epoch Times 351K subscribers

Breaking Doctrine
Episode 18 - Center of Military History

Breaking Doctrine

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 43:09


In this episode of Breaking Doctrine, our host, Lieutenant Colonel Nikki Dean discusses the role that history plays in doctrine development. Joined by Mr. Charles Bowery, the Director of the Center of Military History.

The WW2 Podcast
148 - Luftwaffe Special Weapons

The WW2 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 44:47


As the course of the second world war turned against the Third Reich some radical proposals and inventive designs, were put forward by armaments manufacturers, scientists, technicians, aircrew and even private individuals to the German Air Ministry for consideration as weapons to be utilised by the Luftwaffe. Some proposals were destined never to leave the drawing board, while others not only underwent trials but were issued to operational units and used in action. In the episode I'm joined by Robert Forsyth. Robert is an aviation historian who some of you may recall I chatted to in episode 52, when we looked at Luftwaffe units working with the U-Boats. Robert has a sumptuous new book available from Osprey Luftwaffe Special Weapons 1942–45. Patron: patreon.com/ww2podcast

Timesuck with Dan Cummins
251 - The Real Inglorious Basterds: Operation Greenup

Timesuck with Dan Cummins

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 135:51


Operation Greenup was a covert OSS operation carried out by a special group of men many have called the “real life Inglorious Basterds,” a reference to the 2009 Quentin Tarantino film in which a group of US Jewish soldiers plot to assassinate high-up Nazi leaders. Two Jewish refugees living in Brooklyn - Frederick Mayer and Hans Wynberg, and Franz Weber, a Wehrmacht lieutenant and Allied POW who has belatedly come to his senses about the tyrannical, antisemitic, sociopathic nature of Adolf Hitler - parachute behind enemy lines to, amongst other intel objectives, gather intelligence regarding a mythical alpine fortress the Nazis may have built to extend WW2 by six months. Today's story reads like a movie - but all this bravery and espionage really happened. Hail Nimrod!  Thank you Space Lizards for helping us give over $14,000 - I'll know the exact figure next week -  to https://supportsurfside.org/ - a hardship fund just established by the Miami Heat basketball team to help those impacted by the devastating building collapse in Surfside, Florida. Watch the Suck on YouTube: https://youtu.be/RLZKjQmei3E Merch  - https://badmagicmerch.com/   Discord! https://discord.gg/tqzH89v Want to join the Cult of the Curious private Facebook Group? Go directly to Facebook and search for "Cult of the Curious" in order to locate whatever current page hasn't been put in FB Jail :) For all merch related questions/problems: store@badmagicproductions.com (copy and paste) Please rate and subscribe on iTunes and elsewhere and follow the suck on social media!! @timesuckpodcast on IG and http://www.facebook.com/timesuckpodcast Wanna become a Space Lizard? We're over 10,000 strong! Click here: https://www.patreon.com/timesuckpodcast  Sign up through Patreon and for $5 a month you get to listen to the Secret Suck, which will drop Thursdays at Noon, PST. You'll also get 20% off of all regular Timesuck merch PLUS access to exclusive Space Lizard merch. You get to vote on two Monday topics each month via the app. And you get the download link for my new comedy album, Feel the Heat. Check the Patreon posts to find out how to download the new album and take advantage of other benefits. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.