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?
It’s the cross and the crescent. It’s the Muslim reconquista. It’s the Bible versus the Koran. It’s men forsaking riches and wealth and women to go and die for their brothers hundreds of miles away. It’s martyrs. It’s identity and it’s thousands of years of history culminating in total conflict. It’s a battle known the… Continue reading Coming Soon: Total Jihad – Fetih and the Last Battle of Constantinople
What can you write to describe this battle? It’s Stalingrad. It’s a scar on all ethics – all morality – all outlooks that men are basically good. Were men good when they massacred each other, starved each other, shot and stabbed and exploded one another at Stalingrad? Homo homini lupus – Man is a wolf… Continue reading Show 19: The Last Hell is Never the Very Last – Stalingrad part 2
Stalingrad. It’s a name we’ve all heard before. It’s a showdown between two totalitarian systems and a battle that sent millions of people to the grave. Can you even imagine millions upon millions of men at war? Think about it. In our show today, this tragedy will take place in your ear drums, will desecrate… Continue reading Show 18: Enemy at the Gates: The Battle of Stalingrad part 1