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For more than 40 years bestselling author and 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, from the ancient world to the Second World War. Pete and Gary don't just tell the history, they bring it to life with the words of the men and women who were there!
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Pete & Gary's Military History Peter Hart

    • History
    • 4.5 • 111 Ratings

For more than 40 years bestselling author and 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, from the ancient world to the Second World War. Pete and Gary don't just tell the history, they bring it to life with the words of the men and women who were there!
Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/pete-and-garys-military-history.



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    HAIG SPECIAL: Haig in 1916

    HAIG SPECIAL: Haig in 1916

    Pete and Gary revisit one of their most popular but controversial series - the story of Sir Douglas Haig.
    The sixth episode tells the story of Haig during the Battle of the Somme - not a great time for any British commander!
    Visit Gallipoli with Pete and Gary in 2024! Go to https://phbt.uk/ for more information!
    Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain
    Publisher: Mat McLachlan
    Producer: Jess Stebnicki
    Become a member to listen ad-free and receive special bonus content for only £2 per month: https://plus.acast.com/s/pete-and-garys-military-history
    Support the show with a one-off contribution: www.buymeacoffee.com/pgmh
    Find out everything Pete and Gary are doing at https://linktr.ee/pgmh
    For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV
    To walk in the footsteps of the soldiers of the First and Second World Wars, join one of our battlefield tours! Full details at www.battlefields.com.au
    Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/pete-and-garys-military-history.



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    • 1 hr
    Ep217: Planning for D-Day

    Ep217: Planning for D-Day

    It's the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings, so Pete and Gary are exploring the huge build-up to the largest amphibious operation in history.
    Visit Gallipoli with Pete and Gary in 2024! Go to https://phbt.uk/ for more information!
    Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain
    Publisher: Mat McLachlan
    Producer: Jess Stebnicki
    Become a member to listen ad-free and receive special bonus content for only £2 per month: https://plus.acast.com/s/pete-and-garys-military-history
    Support the show with a one-off contribution: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/pgmh
    Find out everything Pete and Gary are doing at https://linktr.ee/pgmh
    For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV
    To walk in the footsteps of the soldiers of the First and Second World Wars, join one of our battlefield tours! Full details at https://battlefields.com.au/
    Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/pete-and-garys-military-history.



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    • 59 min
    HAIG SPECIAL: Haig in 1915

    HAIG SPECIAL: Haig in 1915

    Pete and Gary revisit one of their most popular but controversial series - the story of Sir Douglas Haig.
    The fifth episode tells the story of Haig in 1915, as the British army goes on the offensive!
    Visit Gallipoli with Pete and Gary in 2024! Go to https://phbt.uk/ for more information!
    Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain
    Publisher: Mat McLachlan
    Producer: Jess Stebnicki
    Become a member to listen ad-free and receive special bonus content for only £2 per month: https://plus.acast.com/s/pete-and-garys-military-history
    Support the show with a one-off contribution: www.buymeacoffee.com/pgmh
    Find out everything Pete and Gary are doing at https://linktr.ee/pgmh
    For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV
    To walk in the footsteps of the soldiers of the First and Second World Wars, join one of our battlefield tours! Full details at www.battlefields.com.au
    Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/pete-and-garys-military-history.



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    • 59 min
    HAIG SPECIAL: Haig in 1914

    HAIG SPECIAL: Haig in 1914

    Pete and Gary revisit one of their most popular but controversial series - the story of Sir Douglas Haig.
    The fourth episode tells the story of Haig as a general in the field in the first year of the war, and his stoic defence of the vital Flanders town of Ypres.
    Visit Gallipoli with Pete and Gary in 2024! Go to https://phbt.uk/ for more information!
    Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain
    Publisher: Mat McLachlan
    Producer: Jess Stebnicki
    Become a member to listen ad-free and receive special bonus content for only £2 per month: https://plus.acast.com/s/pete-and-garys-military-history
    Support the show with a one-off contribution: www.buymeacoffee.com/pgmh
    Find out everything Pete and Gary are doing at https://linktr.ee/pgmh
    For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV
    To walk in the footsteps of the soldiers of the First and Second World Wars, join one of our battlefield tours! Full details at www.battlefields.com.au
    Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/pete-and-garys-military-history.



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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Gallipoli - Hell at Helles

    Gallipoli - Hell at Helles

    The British and French have secured the barest of toeholds at Cape Helles, and the Anzacs are hanging on by their fingernails at Anzac Cove. Now their commanders must decide what to do next. Turning away from Anzac for the time being, they decide to throw their scarce resources into the main battlefield of Helles, and finally secure the objectives of Krithia village and Achi Baba hill. Can they succeed against a reinforced and confident Turkish garrison?
    In the fourth episode of our special series on the Gallipoli campaign, Pete is joined by historian Mat McLachlan to tell the story of the hellish fighting at Helles between April and July 1915.
    Hosts: Mat McLachlan and Peter Hart
    Producer: Jess Stebnicki
    Subscribe via Patreon to listen to EVERY EPISODE NOW in this special series! You'll also receive exclusive bonus episodes, early access to all episodes, ad-free listening and special online events with Mat McLachlan! https://www.patreon.com/MMHistory
    Join one of our battlefield tours and walk in the footsteps of the Anzacs! Visit https://battlefields.com.au/ for more information.
    Find out more about the podcast and everything Mat is doing at https://linktr.ee/matmclachlan
    Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/pete-and-garys-military-history.



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    • 1 hr 12 min
    HAIG SPECIAL: Building an Army

    HAIG SPECIAL: Building an Army

    Pete and Gary revisit one of their most popular but controversial series - the story of Sir Douglas Haig.
    The third episode tells the story of Haig building an army in the lead-up to the First World War.
    Visit Gallipoli with Pete and Gary in 2024! Go to https://phbt.uk/ for more information!
    Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain
    Publisher: Mat McLachlan
    Producer: Jess Stebnicki
    Become a member to listen ad-free and receive special bonus content for only £2 per month: https://plus.acast.com/s/pete-and-garys-military-history
    Support the show with a one-off contribution: www.buymeacoffee.com/pgmh
    Find out everything Pete and Gary are doing at https://linktr.ee/pgmh
    For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV
    To walk in the footsteps of the soldiers of the First and Second World Wars, join one of our battlefield tours! Full details at www.battlefields.com.au
    Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/pete-and-garys-military-history.



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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

Luluisherwood ,

Fantastic

Brilliantly detailed. I love it so much

royfflint ,

Pete and Gary’s military history.

I can’t get over Gary saying boastfully “Haig understood the importance of the rate of fire.” Haig was the Chief of Staff for goodness sake! If he COULDNT GRASP THAT MUCH then what chance did the lads in the trenches waiting to go over the bags have? The fact that Haig visited a “Medium” says it ALL, as Peter said! They are all lunatics to various degrees.

David.Pick ,

Pete & Gary’s Military History Podcast

Don’t mistake the light hearted tone at times - these guys have the deepest respect for those who fought and what they went through.
Mainly WWI with a fair chunk of WW2 with occasional excursions into other areas.
Helped me understand a war that can at times just look like khaki and mud.

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