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.
Since February 2017 to end of July 2021, 220 episodes of the podcast have been broadcast and 413,890 downloads achieved. The average number of downloads per programme is 1,881. The activity over the last four years is shown below. The number of downloads per show is set out below in decending order of popularity. Episode […]
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 […]
Historian Dr Edward Madigan, Senior Lecturer in Public History, Royal Holloway, University of London, talks about his research into the experience of British Jewish communities during the Great War.
Historian Dr Paul Harris about his recent book on the life and career of General Sir Herbert Lawrence. This book is published by Helion and Co.
Author Philip Bujak talks about his latest book on John Sherwood Kelly DSO VC and his career and action-filled life during and after the Great War. This book is published by Pen & Sword.
Dr John Spencer talks about his recent work on the influence and career of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson during the Great War. This book is published by Helion and Co.