Join Chris and Luke in the North Georgia bunker as they recount the Battle of the Alamo, the famous battle from the Texas Revolution. General Santa Anna, an opium addict and dictator, is bringing an army of 7,000 men to decimate the homes and firesides of Texas. Only 200 men stand in their way – more a citizen-militia than an army. Led by some of the most famous characters in American legend: William Travis, Davie Crockett, and James Bowie – the Texans will break the tide of Santa Anna’s legions on the rocks of the Alamo. Sit back and grab a beer as we tell you the story of a latter-day Thermopylae. It’s all here and it’s all for free on Battlecast – the world’s foremost podcast about the greatest battles in history.
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The beer this episode is Lonestar – 2.5 bullets out of 5.
Map of Battlefield
Isaac Millsap’s letter to his family from the doomed Alamo garrison
The Alamo Today
Come and Take it Flag with Cannon
Texans in Revolt: The Battle for San Antonio, 1835 by Alwyn Barr
Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans by T.R. Fehrenbach
The Oxford History of Mexico by William Beezley and Michael Meyer
Fire and Blood: A History of Mexico
“Deguello” by traditional.