Christmas, 1944. The weakest sector of the American line is getting ready to celebrate the Yuletide when Nazi Germany, like a second-Mordor, disgorged multiple armies no one knew Hitler even had into the green American troops. The tide of steel was overwhelming. Hundreds of thousands of men would die. Hundreds of thousands of mothers would… Continue reading Show 23: Christmas at the Battle of the Bulge
It’s the bloodiest battle in United States military history and it all took place during the Christmas season: the Battle of the Bulge. It’s Hitler’s last roll of the dice and it’s coming soon on Battlecast – the world’s foremost podcast on military history and its sociopolitical impact. We want to thank Mary and Ben… Continue reading Coming Soon: Bloody Christmas – the Battle of the Bulge
Dracula. He’s a legend who will appear at innumerable parties on Halloween. Children will wear capes and not understand why. Adults will watch movies about vampires sucking blood and never know why they do it. As Armand said in Interview with the Vampire: “I know nothing of God, or the Devil. I have never seen… Continue reading Show 22: The Real Dracula
On May 29, 1453 Constantinople fell. This is the story of the fall. Check out the first part of the story here: Fall of Constantinople part 1 The beer this episode is Mythos, 3 bullets out of five. http://media.blubrry.com/429895/archive.org/download/BC21_2034/BC21.mp3 Download link: download Illustrations Contemporary depiction of Constantinople Battle map. Notice the shape of the walls. A modern… Continue reading Show 21: The Fall of Constantinople part 2
Here at Battlecast, we’re often asked what are the best military memoirs? To be included on this list, the book must transcend being merely interesting but should leave the reader changed – like a teenager seeing a great movie for the first time. The following books are well-written, unique, and life-changing. If you read these… Continue reading Top Five War Memoirs
It’s a holy war between Islam and Christianity. It’s a battle known the world over. It’s the last outpost of Christian Europe in the Near East facing down a Turkish onslaught. It’s a battle that has profound and lasting implications for our modern world: from debates about Turkish entry into the European Union to the… Continue reading Show 20: Total Jihad – Fetih 1453 and the Last Battle of Constantinople
What is Politics? A translation of Qu’est-ce que la politique? By: Julien Freund Translated from the French by Luke Wolf Biographical Note: Dr. Julien Freund was the preeminent disciple of Carl Schmitt and Max Weber. Little of his work on politics and warfare has been translated into English. Freund operates in the tradition of real… Continue reading Julien Freund: What is Politics?