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Mat speaks to Dr Lachlan Grant from the Australian War Memorial about the vital role played by Australian airmen who served in Bomber Command in the Second World War. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: Dr Lachlan Grant Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.you…
 
This veteran special is based on Peter's Imperial War Museum interview with the remarkable Tommy Flowers - the man who built the Colossus computer that cracked the German codes in the Second World War. Tommy Flowers is a different type of hero, and this episode includes excerpts from the interview with the man himself. Presenters: Peter Hart and Ga…
 
Peter and Gary continue to tell the gripping tale of the South Notts Hussars, as they regroup and prepare for the Battle of El Alamein 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…
 
Mat reviews the classic Australian film 'Gallipoli', starring Mel Gibson and directed by Peter Weir. How does it rate for both entertainment value and historical accuracy, and has it stood the test of time? Presenter: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube ch…
 
Mat speaks to author Kathy Mexted about her new book, Australian Women Pilots, and the incredible tales of daring and adventure that define Australia's female aviators. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: Kathy Mexted Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtu…
 
In this special Remembrance Day episode, Peter and Gary explore the stories of several soldiers and their experiences 'apres la guerre' - after the 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.yout…
 
Peter and Gary explore the Battles of Coronel and the Falklands, two important, yet overlooked, naval battles of 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/LivingHis…
 
Mat visits the Australian National Library to examine the maps of Charles Kingsford-Smith, that tell the story of his epic first flight across the Pacific in 1928. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: Martin Woods Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.co…
 
Our new podcast series, Battle Walks, which takes you across the great battlefields of Europe, is launching on November 4! In this episode, Mat speaks to co-host Peter Smith about exploring military history by walking the ground. Subscribe to Battle Walks on your favourite podcast app. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: Peter Smith Producer: Jess Steb…
 
Peter and Gary tell the stories of soldiers who served in the First Battle of Ypres in 1914. 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 Military History is a…
 
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…
 
Mat travels to the UK National Archives to examine the original document signed by Guy Fawkes confessing his role in the attempt to blow up Parliament in 1605. The date of the 'Gunpowder Plot', November 5, is still celebrated in Britain as Guy Fawkes Night. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit 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…
 
Mat speaks to historian Dr Aaron Pegram about the fascinating items relating to the Red Baron featured in the collection of the Australian War Memorial. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: Dr Aaron Pegram Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/Livi…
 
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…
 
In the 1830s British woman Dorothy English Paty moved to Newcastle, NSW, with her husband and young family. There she began painting watercolours of the strange and intriguing native plants and flowers she encountered. Today her watercolours are part of the collection of the Australian National Library, and they tell more than just a story of botan…
 
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…
 
Mat speaks to historian Alexandra Churchill about the Great War Group, her new online community that aims to give new perspectives on the First World War. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: Alexandra Churchill Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/…
 
This week marks the 49th anniversary of the Battle of Nui Le, Australia's last major battle of the Vietnam War. To commemorate the anniversary, here is a special replay of the interview Mat conducted with veteran Gary McKay, who was a platoon commander in 4RAR in Vietnam. Gary was badly wounded during the battle, and was awarded the Military Cross …
 
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…
 
Mat speaks to author and historian Richard van Emden about the 270 Great War veterans he interviewed in the 1980s and 1990s, and how their words and photographs have influenced his understanding of the First World War. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: Richard van Emden Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryT…
 
Peter and Gary tell the story of James McCudden VC, one of Britain's top fighter aces of 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…
 
Mat speaks to battlefield historian John Anderson about British soldiers trapped behind German lines in the First World War, who were sheltered at great risk by French and Belgian families. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: John Anderson Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTub…
 
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 …
 
Mat visits the State Library of NSW to examine an extraordinary collection of century-old photographs, which tells the story of one of Sydney's earliest and most significant burial grounds. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: Elise Edmonds Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTub…
 
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…
 
Mat speaks to historian and battlefield tour guide Jo Hook about the Battle of Mont St Quentin, claimed to be one of the 'finest Australian feats' of the First World War. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: Jo Hook Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.…
 
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 …
 
In the latest in our series of walks across the battlefields of the First World War, Mat takes us to Passchendaele, scene of one of the most horrific battles of the war. Presenter: 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/LivingHist…
 
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 …
 
This week Ordinary Seaman Teddy Sheean was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross for an act of valour that occurred in 1942. In this episode, Mat speaks to historian David Howell about this unique decision, and the actions that led to Teddy losing his life, but winning our greatest gallantry award. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: David Howell Produce…
 
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…
 
On the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Mat speaks to historian Richard B. Frank about new evidence that exposes just why America dropped the bombs. Were the Japanese ready to surrender before the bombings? How was the Soviet Union involved in ending the war? What role did code-breaking play in revealing Japan's fi…
 
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…
 
Mat speaks to music producer and former Capital Records CEO Andrew Slater about his new documentary, 'Echo in the Canyon', which tells the story of the music scene in Los Angeles' Laurel Canyon in the mid-1960s. The music of the Byrds, the Beach Boys, the Mamas and the Papas, Buffalo Springfield and more is brought to life through interviews with o…
 
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…
 
Mat is joined by WW2 historian James Holland to discuss 'Greyhound', the new Tom Hanks movie that tells the story of an American destroyer doing battle with U-Boats in the mid-Atlantic in 1942. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: James Holland Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our Yo…
 
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…
 
Battlefield historian Peter Smith joins Mat to discuss the Battle of Fromelles, the most costly 24 hours in Australian military history. On this terrible day, 5533 Australians were killed, wounded or captured. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: Peter Smith Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subsc…
 
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…
 
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