92 episodes

The Lions Led By Donkeys podcast is a military history podcast for laughing at the worst military failures, inept commanders, and crazy stories from throughout the history of human conflict.

Our podcast will always be free, but if you think what we do is worth a buck you can throw us one here:
https://www.patreon.com/lionsledbydonkeys

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The Lions Led By Donkeys podcast is a military history podcast for laughing at the worst military failures, inept commanders, and crazy stories from throughout the history of human conflict.

Our podcast will always be free, but if you think what we do is worth a buck you can throw us one here:
https://www.patreon.com/lionsledbydonkeys

    Episode 92 - The British Free Corps

    Episode 92 - The British Free Corps

    The British Free Corps was an armed formation made of up brits and dominion soldiers who volunteered to fight for the Nazis during WWII. But rather than a legion of King loving nazis, they ended up being incompetent, insane, and in one case the best military grifter of all time.

    support the show: https://www.patreon.com/lionsledbydonkeys

    Sources for this episode:
    https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-british-free-corps
    https://www.historyextra.com/period/first-world-war/the-british-soldiers-who-fought-for-germany-in-the-world-wars/
    https://www.biography.com/news/edward-viii-wallis-simpson-nazi-sympathizers-hitler
    https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2017/06/american-nazis-in-the-1930sthe-german-american-bund/529185/

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 91 - Paul Mahar

    Episode 91 - Paul Mahar

    Imaging doing a favor for a friend that ended up with you spending over a year in a combat zone without a single day of training. Paul Mahar didn't have to imagine.

    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/lionsledbydonkeys

    Sources:
    https://taskandpurpose.com/incredible-story-man-fought-vietnam-best-friends-place
    http://wolfhoundpack.org/Wolfhound-Tales/Paul-Mahar
    https://lmtribune.com/man-who-served-in-vietnam-in-friend-s-place-is/article_a7f5626b-4fb5-53de-a824-0ea77f5a774b.html
    https://people.com/archive/unknown-soldier-vol-41-no-10/

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 90 - Millennium Challenge 2002 Ft. Francis Horton

    Episode 90 - Millennium Challenge 2002 Ft. Francis Horton

    Joe is joined by Francis Horton from the Hell of a Way to Die Podcast to talk about the greatest self own in American Military history: MC02

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    Sources:
    https://taskandpurpose.com/millenium-challenge-2002-stacked-deck
    https://warontherocks.com/2015/11/millennium-challenge-the-real-story-of-a-corrupted-military-exercise-and-its-legacy/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 89 - Winter War Part 5: The Booty Call Armistice

    Episode 89 - Winter War Part 5: The Booty Call Armistice

    On the finale of the Winter War the Mannerheim Line begins to crumble and Finland is only saved due the connections of a Government Minister's booty call.

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    • 52 min
    Episode 88 - Winter War Part 4: The White Death

    Episode 88 - Winter War Part 4: The White Death

    One of the deadliest men who has ever walked the earth probably was too short to ride a rollercoaster.

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    • 47 min
    Episode 87 - Winter War Part 3: Comrade Zap Brannigan and the Molotov Cocktail

    Episode 87 - Winter War Part 3: Comrade Zap Brannigan and the Molotov Cocktail

    Soviets launch unending frontal assaults against the Finnish Defenders. Little did the Soviets know that the Finns had a secret weapon: tens of thousands of empty booze bottles and balls of steel.

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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

pjhop921 ,

pjhop921

they are a hoot

Richard Gable ,

Good show

It’s a good mix of humor and atrocities. It’s also nice to hear vets critical of the military and it’s policies to fight against the glorification of the armed services.

qwethan ,

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The stories are good but it takes the hosts a while to get into them.

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