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Best-selling author, teacher and former army reservist, Russell Hillier, gets into the books and Canadian history you weren't permitted to learn about in school.

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Best-selling author, teacher and former army reservist, Russell Hillier, gets into the books and Canadian history you weren't permitted to learn about in school.

    One Soldier Podcast 24: Lord of the Rings Historical Analysis with Professor Gerard McLarney.

    One Soldier Podcast 24: Lord of the Rings Historical Analysis with Professor Gerard McLarney.

    Are the Riders of Rohan akin to Vikings on horseback, or are they Anglo-Saxons?
    Is the battle at Minas Tirith analogous to the Ottoman siege of Vienna?
    Who are the Orcs in our own lives?
    In this episode, host Russell Hillier is joined by Professor of Religious Studies Gerard McLarney, to learn about the myths, war and lessons of Lord Of The Rings.
     

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 23: Rhodesian Light Infantry with John Van Zyl

    Episode 23: Rhodesian Light Infantry with John Van Zyl

    In this episode, host Russell Hillier is joined by John Van Zyl, veteran of the Rhodesian Light Infantry and creator of the Fighting Men of Rhodesia Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDfQx5rjmSc&t=6s
    John talks about growing up in Colonial Africa, the Rhodesian Bush War and what it's like to lose your country.
    Background
    in the 1960's Rhodesia was a prosperous country, with high employment, a strong currency and little crime. Ten years later and it was all gone. By 1980, Rhodesia had vanished off the map. History is a demanding teacher and the lesson is that things can fall apart quickly, regardless of what country you call home. 
     

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 22: Battle of Cut Knife Hill

    Episode 22: Battle of Cut Knife Hill

    In this episode, host Russell Hillier examines the 1885 Metis Rebellion and the battle of Cut Knife Hill through the diary of Lieutenant R.S. Cassels.
    Cassels chronicles the actions of Toronto's Queens Own Rifles, as they embark for war and engage Cree warriors throughout the Saskatchewan prairie in the last of the great North American "Indian Wars."

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 21: Alberta Independence with Paul Hinman

    Episode 21: Alberta Independence with Paul Hinman

    In this episode, host Russell Hillier is joined by Paul Hinman, two time Alberta MLA and current leader of the Wildrose Independence Party. 
    Paul Hinman joined the podcast to talk about pandemic lockdowns, the fight against globalism and the need for Alberta to cut ties with the rest of Canada. 
    You can follow Paul Hinman on twitter @PaulHinmanWIPA

    • 52 min
    Hunting Taliban with Chuck Prodonick

    Hunting Taliban with Chuck Prodonick

    In this episode, host Russell Hillier is joined by Chuck Prodonick, veteran of Bosnia, Kosovo and the Afghan war.
    Chuck joined the podcast to talk about hunting Taliban in Kandahar province and shares some behind the scenes stories during the making of "The Bards of War" documentary. 
    You can follow Chuck on twitter: @DeplorableNorth

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 19: The South African Border War with Granger Korff

    Episode 19: The South African Border War with Granger Korff

    In this episode, host Russell Hillier is joined by best-selling author and veteran of the South African Border War, Granger Korff.
    In the early 1980's Granger Korff joined the elite South African Paratroopers, as they battled Soviet and Cuban-backed forces throughout Angola and Namibia.
    Granger's book titled 19 With a Bullet, chronicles his life growing up in South Africa and the brutal war the raged along the country's borderland throughout the 1980's. 
    Order your copy of 19 With a Bullet: https://www.amazon.ca/19-Bullet-African-Paratrooper-Angola/dp/1920143319

    • 1 hr 35 min

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