The History Network
The military history podcast specialists, looking at all aspects of war through the ages.

On the 23rd July 1998, the Public Records Office published a number of files, that had previously been held in secret, in respect of activities planned and undertaken by the Special Operations Executive, or SOE, in Western Europe during the Second World War. Dur: 24mins File: .mp3

Direct download: 1804_Operation_Foxley.mp3
Category:military -- posted at: 11:44pm UTC

Deserters, defectors, traitors

Angus Wallace (from the History Network) is joined by Josho Brouwers, Lindsay Powell, Mark McCaffery and Murray Dahm to look at Ancient Warfare Magazine Volume 8, Issue 1Deserters, defectors, traitors: Betrayal in the ancient world.

"The ancient world had its fair share of brave and courageous men, who stayed the course despite profound adversity or who seemed to laugh in the face of death. However, our sources also include accounts of people who – out of fear, for personal gain, or some combination of these and other factors – decided to betray their friends, their country, or their principles."

Direct download: VIII_1_-_Deserters_Defectors__Traitors.mp3
Category:Ancient Warfare Magazine -- posted at: 8:00am UTC

The musket might have revolutionised the battlefield, allowing relatively unskilled levees to become truly dominant. But up until the machine guns of the first world war stopped the cavalry in their tracks, the mounted horseman had a vital role to play in any conflict. Dur: 28mins File: .mp3

Direct download: 1803_Napoleonic_Cavalry.mp3
Category:military -- posted at: 9:21pm UTC