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To celebrate Black History Month in the UK, Peter and Gary explore the story of black soldiers who fought as part of the British Army in the First World War. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www…
 
In the first of a special series of episodes about Sir Douglas Haig, Commander-in-Chief of British forces during the First World War, Peter and Gary explore the early years of his life and military career. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV…
 
Peter and Gary bring you the gripping conclusion to their account of the bloody Battle of Knightsbridge in 1942. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV Peter Hart's M…
 
Gary and Peter reveal the next chapter in the story of the South Notts Hussars, a WW2 artillery unit they are following throughout the war. This is the first of a two-part series which explores the Battle of Knightsbridge, the most bloody and heroic action the unit took part in. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer…
 
Peter and Gary tell the story of the men who fought in the Battle of Loos, the largest British attack of 1915. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV Peter Hart's Mil…
 
In this one, Verdi and 3rd Division take us through the Battle of St Quentin Canal with the Americans of the 27th & 30th Divisions, through Armistice and on to the early post war period. Of particular interest is the episode where Verdi treks through the old battlefields to find his cousin's grave and on his Aunt's request....…
 
Peter and Gary explore the often-overlooked role of French troops in the Gallipoli Campaign, and the ferocious battles they waged against the Turkish defenders. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at …
 
Peter and Gary are joined by special guest Jim Grundy to explore the darker side of soldiers and service. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Guest: Jim Grundy Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV Pet…
 
Peter and Gary continue the gripping tale of the South Notts Hussars, an artillery unit who fought throughout WW2, as they take part in the life-or-death breakout from Tobruk in 1941. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to …
 
Peter and Gary examine the often-overlooked role played by American troops in the great offensives of 1918. How important was the USA in the push to final victory? Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel …
 
In the next installment in their journey in the footsteps of the South Notts Hussars, a WW2 artillery unit, Peter and Gary explore what it was like to live and fight in Tobruk during the siege of 1941. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com…
 
When some of our men went to bury the dead after the Battle of Mont St Quentin, when they were lifting up some of the dead bodies, bombs would explode and many of our men were killed this way. He laid these traps for us – placing a bomb under a dead soldier and when the body was lifted the catch from bomb would be released and the bomb exploded. Th…
 
Peter and Gary examine the fruitless attacks at Cape Helles in August 1915, which were intended to draw attention away from Anzac and Suvla during the August Offensive. Were the 3500 casualties worth it? Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.c…
 
Flies, dysentry, bully beef and bullets! That was the lot for a soldier on Gallipoli during the campaign. How did they cope with these daily stresses? Peter and Gary reveal all in this special episode. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com…
 
Peter and Gary continue their exploration of aerial warfare during the First World War. 1915 sees the arrival of the nemesis of Allied forces - the German Fokker! What will this mean for the brave airmen who daily risk their lives in the skies over France? Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For mo…
 
Peter and Gary continue their journey in the footsteps of the South Notts Hussars, a WW2 artillery regiment, as they arrive in Tobruk and confront the harsh realities of warfare. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our Y…
 
The Australian 3rd Division Memorial sits above the town of Sailly-le-Sec for a good reason.... "We eventually arrived at Heilly. Passed a few stragglers – Tommies – the remnants of Gough’s British Fifth Army, which had been overtaken by disaster. The citizens had evacuated Heilly before we arrived. Here we dumped our packs and belongings and got i…
 
Peter and Gary explore Operation Husky, the Allied invasion of Sicily in 1943, one of the largest amphibious operations in history. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHisto…
 
Peter and Gary explore the implementation of new weapons and technology in the British Army during the First World War. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV Peter H…
 
On the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, Peter and Gary tell the stories of some of the men who fought in this great battle. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistor…
 
A change of pace for Peter and Gary as they explore the story of Rupert Brooke and the 'Glitterati', the generation of poets and artists who served during the First World War. How did these men adapt to life in the military, what trials did they face on the battlefield, and how did they measure up as soldiers in the horrors of the trenches? Present…
 
In the second episode of this special 205th anniversary commemoration, the Battle of Waterloo reaches its dramatic climax! Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/LivingHistoryTV Pete…
 
To celebrate the 205th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, Peter and Gary explore the battle in detail, as Napoleon and his French troops meet the British under the Duke of Wellington and the Prussians under Marshal von Blucher. Also listen to Part 2, as the battle reaches its climax! Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan…
 
Peter and Gary explore the people, circumstances and early battles that led to the Battle of Waterloo. The unbelievable story of Napoleon's escape from Elba, his return to power, his assault designed to split the Allied armies in Belgium and the ferocious battles of Ligny and Quatre Bras on 16 June 1815. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publish…
 
Peter and Gary continue exploring the brutal fighting in the Helles sector of Gallipoli, as they revisit the Third Battle of Krithia on the 105th anniversary of the fateful attack. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our…
 
We were each given a tin of fruit and a tin of preserved sausages for our Christmas dinner. My pal and I were hungry, so we both opened our tins and ate half the contents for breakfast, putting the remainder in the tin on a shelf in our dugout – covering them with a board with a stone on it. The rats were very bad in the trenches and dugouts. As we…
 
Peter and Gary continue their journey in the footsteps of the South Notts Hussars as the regiment moves from Palestine to Egypt in 1940, and confronts Italian forces during Operation Compass. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subsc…
 
Peter and Gary explore the Battle of Le Cateau in August 1914, the second major battle fought by the British Army on the Western Front. Did they give the German Army a bloody nose? Did their commander, Smith Dorrien make the right decision to stand and fight? Find out in this fascinating episode! Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat …
 
Our new podcast series, Treasures from the Vault, is launching this week! Join historian Mat McLachlan behind the scenes at the world's great museums, libraries and archives to explore the items that helped shape history! Look out for Treasures from the Vault on your favourite podcasting app, and don't forget to subscribe and review!…
 
In this very special episode, Peter and Gary discuss the military career of Montagu Cleeve, who joined the Royal Artillery in 1913 and served as an officer on some of the heaviest guns used in the war, including the mighty 'Boche Buster' railway gun. This episode also features several audio clips of Montagu Cleeve describing his wartime experiences…
 
"Men do not go into battle sad and gloomy (as many civilian people wrongly imagine). They are quite the opposite, even though they know the dreadful things they have to face and that some of them are going to their death," Verdi Schwinghammer describes the Battle of Broodseinde, part of 3rd Ypres in this, the second part of his memoirs.…
 
Peter and Gary explore the Second Battle of Krithia, which took place in the Helles sector of Gallipoli in May 1915. The battle was one of the most brutal of the campaign, and drew in troops from Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand. By the time it was over, the Allies realised just what a determined enemy they were facing, and any illusions …
 
Peter and Gary look closely at the French forces at the start of the First World War, and the vital role they played in the war's opening battles. How did they perform, and have they been misrepresented for too long? Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.Livi…
 
Join Mat McLachlan, Peter Hart and Gary Bain for a special Anzac Day episode. Two podcasts come together - Living History and Peter Hart's Military History - to explore why Gallipoli means so much to Australia and NZ, why it means significantly less to Britain and France, and what the future of remembrance holds for the ill-fated campaign. Presente…
 
An ANZAC Day Special .... well kind of! The first part of a 7 part series from the memoirs of Verdi Schwinghammer. Here is a taste of it, "That night a big air raid took place and we enjoyed watching our guns shooting at the German planes – which were caught and held in the searchlights – several close hits being secured. No bombs fell on us but on…
 
To commemorate the anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli, Peter and Gary return to the opening day of the campaign to discuss the disastrous British landing at Y Beach. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube …
 
In the third installment of the story of the South Notts Hussars in WW2, Peter and Gary explore the unit's deployment to Palestine in 1940. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/Liv…
 
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