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Fortnightly podcast essays covering military history. From Battles to Generals to Equipment we will cover any and all topics!

Customer Reviews

I hated doing history at school...

Ok, it was a long time ago but I remember it being a dull, boring subject - not to mention the dry, sleep-inducing way it was presented. This podcast is the complete opposite - I downloaded the General Patton one first of all, which I've listened to a few times now. I learned loads whilst being entertained by the obvious enthusiasm and wit of the narrator. He's clearly enjoying himself, and why not? Plus, he sounds a bit like Peter Cook and that's just fine with me. Don't let that other reviewer put you off - the dodgy voices probably will make you chuckle but what's so bad about that?

Good concept, flawed execution

Firstly, the good stuff: this podcast covers a wide range of topics in ancient & modern military history, each episode is informative & punchy and there is clearly a niche waiting to be filled out there in the podcast ether. However, I was disappointed to find out that much of the material is lifted verbatim from other sources (which they do list in their website). The Stonewall Jackson episode in particular seems to have been cut-and-pasted from Wikipedia. The delivery is decidedly low-key - the presenter is lugubrious and slightly monotonous - and the dodgy accents are toe-curlingly bad (the Hitler impression in one episode sounds like a Freddie Starr/Basil Fawlty parody) - leave the impersonations to Bremner or Coogan please Nick!

Great podcast and informative.

Need too swat up on your history listen to this great cast. Well written and very informative. Not too sure about zee dodgy accents though. Look forward to more of the same.

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  • Category: History
  • Language: English

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