History of War Podcast

The Podcast All About Military History

History of War Podcast

The Podcast devoted to the study of great moments in military history.

0 Comments Episode 8: Spartans at the Gates
Posted by Adam Harmon on March 24, 2011 at 8:31 PM

August 480 BC.

For seven days they held the armies of Persia at Bay. But, they were alone against a thousand nations. Outnumbered and betrayed, the greatest last stand in military history was about to be launched.

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Tags: Greece , last stands
2 Comments Episode 7: Plains of Marathon
Posted by Adam Harmon on January 9, 2011 at 12:29 AM

This week, we travel back to the 490s BC, where King Darius of Persia, angry at Athens for it's participation in a Greek revolt in his Empire, launches an invasion force that could seal the doom for Greece. Facing him is less then 12,000 Hoplites.

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Tags: Ancient greece , persian empire , battles
0 Comments Episode 6: Hollywood and Warfare
Posted by Adam Harmon on December 25, 2010 at 12:56 AM

Christmas Special. We take a stroll through 10 war films and the host shares his thoughts on good war films and what makes them good.

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Tags: Holidays , entertainment
0 Comments Episode 5 - Kadesh
Posted by Adam Harmon on December 21, 2010 at 12:01 AM

The year is 1274 BC. Rameses II sets off with an army of 20,000 men to secure the loyalties of his northern holdings in Canaan. But, he has no idea that an army more then twice his size is moving south from the Hittite Empire on a collision course.

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Tags: Ancient egypt , battles
0 Comments Episode 4: Megiddo
Posted by Adam Harmon on December 20, 2010 at 11:57 PM

This week we travel back in time to the 15th Century BC, where a massive revolt in Canaan is about to be assaulted by the vaunted armies of the Egyptians.

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Tags: Ancient egypt , battles
0 Comments Episode 3: History of the Infantry
Posted by Adam Harmon on December 20, 2010 at 11:54 PM

This week, we discover the origins of the foot soldier, who makes up the bulk of any army, past and present.

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Tags: Army , military history
0 Comments Episode 2: The President's Turkey and Other Thanksgiving War Stories
Posted by Adam Harmon on December 20, 2010 at 3:39 AM

The Thanksgiving Special. We explore the origins of the US and Canada's Thanksgivings, then we hear three tales of Thanksgiving Day on the battlefield.

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Tags: Holidays
0 Comments Episode 1: Why Study Military History?
Posted by Adam Harmon on December 18, 2010 at 7:15 PM

This week our host explores the question: Why Study Military History?

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Tags: Military history , general
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