A Military History of the Cuban Revolution /// 56

During the 1950s, two wealthy brothers named Fidel and Raul Castro, along with their Argentinian medical doctor Che Guevara Lynch, upturned the entire Western hemisphere. Whole industries, where Americans had spent tens of millions of dollars on gambling or prostitution, were suddenly wiped out. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans fled the advent of Castro’s regime… Continue reading A Military History of the Cuban Revolution /// 56

The Rhodesian Bush War and the Rise and Fall of Zimbabwe /// 55

The Rhodesian Bush War was just the start of modern Zimbabwe’s tragedy. In today’s special double episode we pick up where we left off: in the middle of the bloody Rhodesian Bush War. Tens of thousands of people lost their lives in the conflict. Hundreds of thousands more lost everything they owned in the struggle.… Continue reading The Rhodesian Bush War and the Rise and Fall of Zimbabwe /// 55

The Rhodesian Bush War – a Forgotten African War /// 54

The Rhodesian Bush War was one of the bloodiest conflicts since the Second World War. Tens of thousands were killed. Tens of thousands more were wounded. Hundreds of thousands of African civilians were moved from their ancestral homes and concentrated in “protective villages” – a massive movement of population that in itself demonstrates the tremendous… Continue reading The Rhodesian Bush War – a Forgotten African War /// 54

A Military History of Rhodesia and Zimbabwe: The First Chimurenga /// 53

The First Chimurenga was a near simultaneous uprising by the veteran warriors of the Ndebele tribe and their former serfs of the Shona tribe against the few thousand settlers who had colonized Rhodesia during the first decade of its existence. Tens of thousands of people died – including many women and children – no one… Continue reading A Military History of Rhodesia and Zimbabwe: The First Chimurenga /// 53

A Military History of Rhodesia and Zimbabwe: The First Matabele War /// 52

In 1890, the country of Rhodesia/Zimbabwe did not exist. What did exist were two regions dominated by the Ndebele tribe, a tribe who broke off from the battle-hardened Zulu. The area of modern-day Zimbabwe was called Matabeleland and Mashonaland. The Ndebele ruled over the Shona like Spartans over Helots. In the early 1890s, British settlers… Continue reading A Military History of Rhodesia and Zimbabwe: The First Matabele War /// 52

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi and the 2012 Benghazi Attack /// 51

The 2012 Benghazi Attack on two isolated American diplomatic and intelligence compounds is a well-known story to millions of film-viewers across the world. In tonight’s show, a few Americans will battle for their lives against overwhelming odds. It’s a case study of static defense warfare in the modern setting: cut off and alone – hundreds… Continue reading 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi and the 2012 Benghazi Attack /// 51

Leslie Bull Allen: Australian Hero /// 50

Leslie Bull Allen: orphan, pig farmer, day laborer, hero. Seventeen: that’s how many wounded and helpless men were saved from direct modern combat by Bull Allen – a man beyond measure. Bull braved dangers that actually drove him insane. The thing is: he didn’t have to do it. He volunteered to do the impossible. There… Continue reading Leslie Bull Allen: Australian Hero /// 50

The Siege of Jerusalem /// 49

The Siege of Jerusalem is one of the most important battles in human history. The siege has a direct and lasting impact on millions of Jews and Christians across the globe. It’s a story of hundreds of thousands of deaths, forced enslavement, and barbaric mass destruction. It’s the fall of the temple that could not… Continue reading The Siege of Jerusalem /// 49

The Great Revolt: The First Jewish-Roman War /// 48

It’s a war that goes by many names: The First Jewish-Roman War, The Great Revolt, The Jewish War; but whatever name you prefer, The Great Revolt was a war that influences untold millions today. The Revolt directly altered the entire calendar of the Western World – moving the sacred day of rest (and your primary… Continue reading The Great Revolt: The First Jewish-Roman War /// 48

A Military History of Modern Israel: The Yom Kippur War /// 47

This is part four of a four part series on the military history of modern Israel. You can find the other three parts here: part three, part two, and part one. It’s all here and it’s all for free on Battlecast – the world’s foremost podcast on war and its socio-political impact. Download episode 47… Continue reading A Military History of Modern Israel: The Yom Kippur War /// 47