The Podcast devoted to the study of great moments in military history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week, we discover the origins of the foot soldier, who makes up the bulk of any army, past and present.
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.
This week our host explores the question: Why Study Military History?