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For more than 40 years historian Peter Hart has interviewed thousands of veterans about their experience of war. Join him and his chum Gary Bain as they explore all aspects of military history.

Pete & Gary's Military History Peter Hart

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    • 4.7 • 69 Ratings

For more than 40 years historian Peter Hart has interviewed thousands of veterans about their experience of war. Join him and his chum Gary Bain as they explore all aspects of military history.

    Ep69: Royal Norfolk Regiment - The Phoney War

    Ep69: Royal Norfolk Regiment - The Phoney War

    Pete and Gary continue their fascinating series following the men of the Royal Norfolk Regiment in the Second World War. In this episode they discuss the 'Phoney War' of late-1939.

    Ep68: Albert Ball at Arras

    Ep68: Albert Ball at Arras

    In the latest episode of their series looking at the career of WWI fighter ace Albert Ball, Peter and Gary discuss his role in the Battle of Arras in 1917.

    Chatter Natter 1: Josh Levine

    Chatter Natter 1: Josh Levine

    Welcome to Chatter Natter, a series of special podcasts featuring Pete and Gary speaking with leading historians. Our first guest is historian, writer and actor Josh Levine.

    Ep67: Second Ypres Soldiers

    Ep67: Second Ypres Soldiers

    Peter and Gary tell the story of the Second Battle of Ypres, an horrific ordeal that saw poison gas first used in the war, in the words of the men who were there.

    Ep66: Richthofen - The Red Baron

    Ep66: Richthofen - The Red Baron

    Pete and Gary tell the story of Manfred von Richthofen, the most famous fighter ace of the First World War.

    Ep65: Haig at War, 1915

    Ep65: Haig at War, 1915

    Peter and Gary continue exploring the career of Sir Douglas Haig, as he assumes command of the BEF in 1915.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

essaymarker ,

The Two Ronnies of the Podcasting World

I am coming to the end of my marathon listening session of the podcast and have enjoyed every moment of it.Peter has his own unique style of presentation and is complimented very well by the long suffering Gary.And who could forget the redoubtable Fred who has put in a couple of appearances.Love the accents which adds an authentic feel to the narrative.The podcast has really opened my eyes about the terrible story of Gallipoli.So many thanks gentlemen for a great and much appreciated effort.

Spitfire8524 ,

Ruined by put on accents

Peter and Gary make great use of contemporary accounts of the events they are covering. Almost unique amongst military history podcasts. Following the south notts hussars through their Second World War were ab particularly strong set of podcasts.

The accents put on though are borderline offensive and have got to the stage where the podcast is unlistenable. The schoolboy innuendo and humour is grating, and detracts from what is being discussed.

There is a lot of knowledge between Gary and Peter, and peter’s books are excellent, but the negatives on this podcast are increasingly hard to put up with.

christopher543577649 ,

Ill judged ‘funny’ voices

This has become a difficult listen. The ‘funny’ voices only detract from each podcast. The final straw for me was in the last South Notts episode where a quote from an officer about Belsen was read out in a silly posh accent. Why would you do that?

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