By Chip Wagar
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This is a podcast about the greatest military battles and campaigns that changed the course of history for non-military listeners.
||CleanEpisode 16 - The Battle of Stalingrad||A disastrous offensive launched by the Red Army in May, 1942 around Kharkov ended in a rout that paved the way for a renewed German offensive deep into southern Russia and the Ukraine beginning on June 23, 1942. The goal was to break Soviet resistance||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeipzig 1813 -The Battle of the Nations||The fate of Europe hung in the balance at Leipzig in October, 1813. His invasion of Russia had ended in failure in December 1812, and Napoleon Bonaparte was now beset by defections of allied nations who had marched with him and pursued by a Russian ar||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 - Midway||The United States was caught unprepared for a surprise Japanese air attack on December 7, 1941 and suffered its worst naval defeat in history. With successive invasions and defeats in Guam and the Philippines, including the surrender of its remaining||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 - The Battle of the Marne - 1914||On August 27, 1914, a bare three weeks into the First World War, the hopes and dreams of the French to liberate their lost provinces of Alsace and Lorraine by beating the German Army were in ashes. Hard and costly defeats had been inflicted on their a||2/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - The Battle of Solferino - 1859||This pivotal battle of the four Italian Wars of Independence in the mid-19th century was, in its day, the greatest European battle fought since the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815. The appalling carnage that resulted from three armies desperate str||8/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - The Battle of Koniggratz - 1866||The Battle of Koniggratz, fought on July 3, 1866, was the largest military battle on the continent of Europe between the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 and the Battle of the Somme during the First World War in 1914. Another improbable battle in th||2/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - Yorktown and the Battle of the Capes||In 1781, the American Revolutionary War had been going on for over six years with more defeats for George Washington and the cause of American independence than victories. The British army under the command of Sir Henry Clinton, based in New York, tog||2/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 - Trafalgar||In October 1805, Britain had been almost continuously at war with Napoleonic France and under the constant menace of invasion across the narrow English Channel at Boulogne. There stood nearly a quarter million men under the personal command of Napoleo||11/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - The Battle of Austerlitz||After a dizzying rise to power, the 35 year old Napoleon Bonaparte faced his downfall in the summer of 1805 when first Russia and then Austria allied themselves with Britain to destroy the French Empire. A fourth great power, the kingdom of Prussia, w||10/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - The Six Day War - 1967||The State of Israel faced mortal danger in June, 1967. Surrounded on three sides by hostile Arab states, armed to the teeth with the latest Soviet equipment, on paper, the odds of Israel's survival did not look good. Yet in six days that stunned the||9/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - The Battle of France 1940||As Winston Churchill watched the French army march past on Bastille Day, 1939, amid the tensions of Europe, he exclaimed "Thank God for the French army ..." and with good reason. France had the best equipped and largest army on the continent. Further||7/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - Poltava and the Great Northern War||The Great Northern War pitted the Swedish Empire at the peak of its power against its southern and eastern neighbors, Denmark, Poland-Lithuania, Saxony and seemingly weak and backward Russia in a war that raged from 1700-1721. The Swedish army was the||5/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - The Battle of Gettysburg - 1-3 July 1863||The greatest military battle ever fought on the North American continent, Gettysburg has often been considered the turning point of the American Civil War. Flushed with success from its smashing rout of the Union forces at Chancellorsville in May 1863||4/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - The Battle of Waterloo - 18 June 1815||The most famous battle of all time, Waterloo reached iconic status within days as news of the defeat of the greatest military leader in Europe spread throughout Europe, just as the return of Napoleon from exile in Elba had done 100 days earlier. In a||4/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - The Battle of Moscow - 1941||The Battle of Moscow is in some respects the most colossal and deadly campaign in all human history. Millions of soldiers and civilians fought a desperate and savage battle under the most dire climatic conditions and bleak terrain. At stake was th||4/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - The Battle of Tannenberg - 26 August 1914||This is the introductory episode to the series and describes the Battle of Tannenberg that occurred in the opening months of the First World War. With most of its army concentrated in France and Belgium, the German master plan for fighting a two front||4/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Really enjoy your podcast!
I don't get the 1 star review at all? Maybe another podcaster angry their podcasts is not as good?? I really enjoy your podcast and agree that they are very insightful and informative! Please come back!!
Come back Chip!
Awesome podcast. Don't let the buttmunchers with one star reviews get you down. The content is awesome! Listened to every episode in two days back in November. Played them back again this weekend at work. I keep checking every few days to see if there's a new one. Don't give up, you're on to something awesome here.
A little off on his details.
Chip's episode on the battle of Koniggratze was interesting and informative, and got me reading about the event. In doing so I learned he completely mixed up the Prussian First and Second Armies and their roles in the battle. Maybe that was his source? If so he needs to read more than one source in prep for the podcast.
He does in fact stumble over words quite a bit. His reading style is somewhat monotone.