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.
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
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
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
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
Peter and Gary continue exploring the career of Sir Douglas Haig, as he assumes command of the BEF in 1915.
Ep64: Albert Ball on the Somme
In this multi-part special, Peter and Gary tell the story of Albert Ball, one of the leading British fighter aces of the First World War.
One of my favorites
Can’t tell you how much I love the show ! Love the fact I can learn so much about some of the best topics of military history, but also get some laughs along the way. Very knowledgeable, very comprehensive, and very easy to follow. Cheers!
Cracking Good Show!!!
Pete and Gary cover all the subjects one would want to hear from a military history podcast, with a major focus being the First World War. They extensively rely on primary sources, reading quotes and using spot-on accents to describe history’s most interesting military engagements. Pete apparently worked at The Imperial War Museum forever, and Gary was in the British military, forever... so these guys KNOW what they’re talking about. Keep in mind they’re British, and they focus mostly on British military history... but that’s the best thing! My favorite episodes are The Battles of Coronel and The Falklands, Waterloo(2 episodes), and Isandlwanda and Rourke’s Drift. And they have many episodes on The Somme and Gallipoli. I highly, highly recommend this podcast!!!
It’s refreshing to find a podcast with very knowledgeable hosts, who also do not take themselves seriously with their noise pointed in the air. Peter and Gary are the type of hosts you could see yourself having a beer with. They also tell stories through the eyes of the people who lived it instead of telling you how you should feel about a specific event.