Professor Tim Grady, Professor of History at the University of Chester, talks about his research into German Jews and their response to the Great War.
Book review – Konrad Jarausch (ed), Reluctant Accomplice [the letters of Konrad Jarausch] (Princeton/Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2011)
This book is an edited collection of around 350 letters sent by German NCO Konrad Jarausch during his active service. They cover the time from 1939 until his death of typhoid fever in Russia on 27 January 1942. In September 1939, Jarausch was mobilised from the reserves to serve with the V/XI battalion of the […]
Historian and author Christina Holstein about her research into the 1917 battle of Verdun and the battlefield today.
Jaime Jiménez Fernández talks about his research into British pacifist women during WW1. Jaime is a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Seville.
Author Andy Friend about his biography of British artist John Nash and his military service and painting during the Great War.
Giles Penman talks about his research into the use of Britannia’s image during the Great War He is a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Warwick.
Megan Kelleher talks about her research into public awareness of Commonwealth War Graves Commission sites in England. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent.
Amateur historian Ross Beadle talks about his research into the ten critical decisions of French, German and British commanders that shaped the failure of German Schlieffen plan in 1914. This is the second episode.
Amateur historian Ross Beadle talks about his research into the ten critical decisions of French, German and British commanders that shaped the failure of German Schlieffen plan in 1914. This is the first episode.
Historian and author Christina Holstein about her research into the 1916 battle of Verdun during the Great War.
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Five Years, Four Fronts is Georg Grossjohann’s memoir that covers his service in the Wehrmacht during the Second World War. Grossjohann served with the 21st Infantry Division in Poland, 161st Division during the invasion of France, the 332nd Division during the time between the end of the French campaign and start of Operation Barbarossa […]
Doctoral candidate David Spruce talks to me about his research into Recruiting and Training the Royal Flying Corps during the Great War.
Barrister and author Harry Potter talks about his research into the life and military career of prison reformer Sir Alexander Paterson.
Historian Dan Hill and Paul Johnson talk about their book that looks at the stories and experience of Hertfordshire residents and soldiers during the Great War. This book is published by Frontline Books.
Book Review – George Raugh, Unlikely Warrior A Jewish Soldier in Hitler’s Army (New York: Macmillan, 2015)
George Raugh served as a telegraphist in the communications section of the 2nd Battalion,158th Infantry Regiment, 282nd Division of the Wehrmacht. He saw service in western Ukraine and Romania from December 1943 until his capture by the Russians in August 1944. His story is remarkable as he was one-quarter Jewish and under German race laws […]
Author Richard Merry talks about his latest book on the Great War in the Argonne Forest. This book is published by Pen and Sword.
Author and pilot Mark Hillier about talks his latest book on the equipment and clothes of the RFC Great War. This book is published by Pen and Sword.
Historian Pratap Chettri talks about his research into the Assam Rifles in the Great War.
The Outermost Frontier is a transcription of series of letters sent by Helmut Pabst during his service in the 129th Infantry Division on the Eastern Front from the start of Operation Barbarossa to his death on 6th September 1943. Pabst was born in 1911 and before the war was a law student. He started the […]