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

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

    2806 Sir Jeffrey Amherst and the Conquest of New France

    2806 Sir Jeffrey Amherst and the Conquest of New France

    The Seven Years War, fought from 1756 to 1763, pitted the alliance of France, Austria, Sweden, Saxony, Russia and Spain; against Great Britain, Prussia and Hanover. The first truly world war, campaigns in the war were fought in Europe, India, North America, and on the oceans throughout the world.

    • 26 min
    2805 The ubiquity of the Cretan Archer in Ancient Warfare - Part 2

    2805 The ubiquity of the Cretan Archer in Ancient Warfare - Part 2

    One thing to note in regard to Cretans is that when they are mentioned in our sources they are always referred to as Cretan archers or just ‘Cretans’ or, occasionally just archers and we must work out from the context that they were Cretan.

    • 24 min
    2804 The ubiquity of the Cretan Archer in Ancient Warfare - Part 1

    2804 The ubiquity of the Cretan Archer in Ancient Warfare - Part 1

    When a contingent of archers is mentioned in the context of Greek and Roman armies, more often than not the culture associated with them is that of Crete. Indeed, when we just have archers mentioned in an army without a specified origin, Cretan archers are commonly assumed to be meant, so ubiquitous with archery and groups of mercenary archers were the Cretans.

    • 13 min
    2803 - Bougainville: Civil War leads to new nation

    2803 - Bougainville: Civil War leads to new nation

    "Bougainville is a 9000 sq. km pacific island and was first subject to European contact in 1768 when Louis Antoine De Bougainville landed there and, in an act of typical vainglory, named it for himself."

    This episode was written by Lt Col Chris Alro.

    • 17 min
    2802 The Battle For New York - Part 2

    2802 The Battle For New York - Part 2

    The year 1776 began joyously for the American rebels. After the Battle of Bunker Hill and the subsequent siege of Boston, the rebel army, now formally organized into the Continental Army commanded by George Washington, successfully forced the British army under William Howe to withdraw from Boston and sail for Halifax, Nova Scotia. There Howe licked his wounds and awaited reinforcements. Dur: 33mins File: .mp3

    • 27 min
    2801 The Battle For New York - Part 1

    2801 The Battle For New York - Part 1

    The year 1776 began joyously for the American rebels. After the Battle of Bunker Hill and the subsequent siege of Boston, the rebel army, now formally organized into the Continental Army commanded by George Washington, successfully forced the British army under William Howe to withdraw from Boston and sail for Halifax, Nova Scotia. There Howe licked his wounds and awaited reinforcements.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

lofaolain ,

Great history podcast

Covers a range of diverse topics

Glenman 2008 ,

Great Podcast.

Excellent stuff,concise and to the point.One small concern:needs a bit more volume.

seamus2389 ,

A top class military history podcast

A great podcasts covering the people,battles,technology and stragies of war from anicent times to modern day-If you are into military this is a must listen

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