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The podcast for military history geeks and people with a passion for good stories.

The Redcoat History Podcast redcoathistory

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The podcast for military history geeks and people with a passion for good stories.

    Horror in the Breaches: The Storming of Badajoz (The Peninsular War)

    Horror in the Breaches: The Storming of Badajoz (The Peninsular War)

    The Third Siege of Badajoz during the Peninsular War was a brutal and bloody affair. It was a huge test for Wellington and his British and Portuguese troops. They had failed twice before, could they finally capture this immense fortress that protects the southern route between Portugal and Spain?


    Join Christian Parkinson aka @redcoathistory as he continues his deep dive into the history of the Peninsular War fought in Portugal, Spain and France between 1808 and 1814. It is an epic tale that saw the allied armies push back and defeat the might of Napoleon. 


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    • 42 min
    Job Maseko MM - the story of a South African Hero

    Job Maseko MM - the story of a South African Hero

    A bit of a change on the podcast today...bear with me as I will be back to the Peninsular War very soon...


    A recent petition was launched in the UK to attempt to upgrade the Military Medal of black South African soldier Job Maseko. Some people believe that Job should have won a Victoria Cross for blowing up a German ship while he was a prisoner of war in North Africa. But what is the full story? Did racism block Job's medal? What is his legacy in South Africa and is he still remembered in his hometown? I went to find out the answer to all of those questions. . .


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    • 20 min
    Albuera: The bloodiest battle of the Peninsular War

    Albuera: The bloodiest battle of the Peninsular War

    The Battle of Albuera fought in Spain on 16th of May 1811 is considered to be the bloodiest battle of the Peninsular war. One British unit suffered a staggering 85% casualties. But what happened? Why were casualties so horrific and who eventually won this slogging match? Tune in as I discuss all of these points and many more with:


    Marcus Beresford (descendent of the British commander) https://marcusdelapoerberesford.ie/ho...​


    Dr. Mark Thompson - author on the battle - https://marksthompson.weebly.com/​ and


    Marcus Cribb - expert on the Peninsular - https://twitter.com/mcribbHistory


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Peninsular War: The Battle of Fuentes De Oñoro, May 3-5th 1811

    The Peninsular War: The Battle of Fuentes De Oñoro, May 3-5th 1811

    The latest Redcoat History Podcast...Today's episode on one of the key battles of the Peninsular War is a belter. . .A bitter hand-to-hand fight along alleyways and inside houses, an inexperienced allied division cut off and in danger of annihilation. A troop of horse artillery surrounded and forced to slash their way through the French cavalry. Today’s episode of the Redcoat History Podcast is packed with drama – put your pack down, sip some captured French grog and lend me your ears as we are transported to May 1811 and find Wellington and the allied army with their backs to the wall once more at the village of Fuentes de Oñoro on the Spanish-Portuguese border. Visit www.redcoathistory.com/newsletter to sign up for my monthly despatch.

    • 36 min
    The Peninsular War: Wellington and the Lines of Torres Vedras

    The Peninsular War: Wellington and the Lines of Torres Vedras

    It is 1810 and the French are invading Portugal once again. Can they kick the pesky Redcoats out of the Peninsular for good?


    In the latest Redcoat History Podcast (Season 3), we are talking all about the Lines of Torres Vedras - the amazing engineering feat that allowed Wellington and his small army to defeat the French.


    I am joined on the show by Mark Thompson - author of numerous books about the Peninsular including a number that cover the lines. Mark is also involved with the Friends of the Lines of Torres Vedras whose website is https://fltv.weebly.com/


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    • 47 min
    Peninsular War: Was Wellington a Defensive General? (w/Marcus Cribb)

    Peninsular War: Was Wellington a Defensive General? (w/Marcus Cribb)

    Today we have a short bonus episode on the Peninsular War. Marcus Cribb, manager of Apsley House, joins the podcast today to answer the question, 'was Wellington a defensive General?' In this fun, concise episode he explains his thoughts and tries to shatter some of the myths.


    To read more about Marcus's thoughts on Wellingtons generalship please see his excellent article: https://www.dukeofwellington.org/post/the-best-of-wellington-five-of-the-iron-duke-s-victories-that-surpass-waterloo


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