“Among the Americans who served on Iwo Island, uncommon valor was a common virtue.” — U.S. Navy Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, March 16, 1945 Join Chris and Luke as they guide you through one of the bloodiest battles in American history: the Battle of Iwo Jima. In this episode the marines will drive across… Continue reading Show 10: Clearing Hell – The Battle of Iwo Jima part 3
Chris and Luke return next month with another episode of Battlecast, the world’s foremost podcast about battles and the only podcast about the Battle of Iwo Jima. It’s called Clearing Hell: The Battle of Iwo Jima part 3 and it’s coming next month. This is the bloodiest part of the battle and a show you… Continue reading Coming Soon – Clearing Hell: The Battle of Iwo Jima part 3
Legionnaire: Five Years in the French Foreign Legion Simon Murray There are books that are not quite great but are still touching – books like plain women with beautiful souls – and Legionnaire by Simon Murray is one of them. Murray, a privileged, nineteen-year old Englishman, possessed with an ill-defined malaise, turned his back on… Continue reading Brutal Romance: A Foreign Legion Memoir
Check out the trailer for episode 10: Clearing Hell – the Battle of Iwo Jima part 3. Notice the extensive use of flamethrowers. Because of the difficult terrain, which often mitigated the effective use of tanks, the Marines relied on flamethrowers. You can see them in action on Iwo Jima in the trailer footage. Below the trailer, a Marine tells the story of what it was like to wield the flamethrower on Iwo Jima.
It’s February 20, 1945 and the United States Marine Corps has bisected the neck of the island of Iwo Jima. In this show, the Japanese will unleash the fearsome kamikaze and we’ll hear from a kamikaze who miraculously survived to tell the tale. Thousands of Navy personnel and hundreds of Japanese pilots won’t be so… Continue reading Show 9: Storming Hell – The Battle of Iwo Jima part 2
In this episode, Luke and Chris will take you through the horrors of the kamikaze, the storming of Mount Suribachi, and an iconic moment in American history. It’s all free and it’s all for you, dear listeners. I want to thank Mark for the six pack and for being our number one fan. Chris wants… Continue reading Coming Soon: Episode 9 – Storming Hell; The Battle of Iwo Jima part 2
I want to thank Natalie from Little Rock for the email and the pics. Sorry it’s taking so long to respond, Chris is in Vegas so I’m manning the bunker alone. We appreciate every share on social media and every message you send us! Wishing you all the best, Luke