135 episodes

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
    • 4.8 • 71 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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    Ep141: Laugh or Cry - Fighting in the Trenches

    Ep141: Laugh or Cry - Fighting in the Trenches

    Pete and Gary continue their study of the way soldiers used humour to deal with the horrors of warfare. Today, they take a close look at humour while fighting in the trenches of the First World War.
    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
    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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    • 41 min
    Ep140: Arras Air War - May Endgame

    Ep140: Arras Air War - May Endgame

    The final episode in the long-running series about the air war over Arras in 1917! Today we say farewell to the brave airmen and ground crews of the Royal Flying Corps as the battle reaches its climax in May.
    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
    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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    • 46 min
    Ep139: Ian Hamilton - Gallipoli Landings

    Ep139: Ian Hamilton - Gallipoli Landings

    Pete and Gary continuing the gripping tale of the rise and fall of Sir Ian Hamilton. This week is the episode everyone has been waiting for - his pivotal role in the Gallipoli landings!
    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
    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
    Ep138: Arras Air War - On the Ground

    Ep138: Arras Air War - On the Ground

    Pete and Gary continue their epic series on the air war over Arras in 1917 by discussing the often overlooked work of ground crews, to keep the Royal Flying Corps in the air.
    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
    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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    • 39 min
    Ep137: 2nd Fife & Forfar Yeomanry - What's it Like?

    Ep137: 2nd Fife & Forfar Yeomanry - What's it Like?

    A special episode in Pete and Gary's popular series about the 2nd Fife and Forfars, a British tank unit battling through WW2. This week the men of the unit tell 'what it's like' to experience the fighting in the Normandy bocage in Sherman tanks. Be prepared for some grim accounts!
    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
    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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    • 47 min
    Ep136: Ian Hamilton - The Middle Years

    Ep136: Ian Hamilton - The Middle Years

    The latest episode in Pete and Gary's series about Sir Ian Hamilton explores his involvement in military reform and numerous campaigns, culminating in the Second Boer War. Surely this man is destined for great things in the Great War!
    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
    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 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

tmac1492 ,

Wankers!

Great to hear about these historical events/sights from the people who were there!

Max Edison ,

My Latest Favorite

Outstanding stuff. My only quibble is the use of allegedly humorous regional dialects used to quote various Pommies. Often sounds like the blokes are gargling marbles. It seems to amuse these 2 guys but I’m lost.

pwomack12 ,

‘Bebuggered’

This has been a great joy to hear these two blokes go on about the topics at hand! It reminds me of my days in England at the pub…arguments and poking fun, but all in good spirit! I always look forward to hearing Pete and Gary, and I always come away having learned something new!

Also, my favorite technical term: ‘bebuggered’ I hope to hear this more!

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