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

A Military History of Modern Israel: The Six-Day War

In the Six-Day War, Israel once again faced much of the combined might of the Soviet-equipped Arab world. Once again, Israel stunned the world in her elegant defense of her borders and conquest of hundreds of square miles of territory. Tens of thousands of men were either killed, wounded, or taken prisoner – over a… Continue reading A Military History of Modern Israel: The Six-Day War

A Military History of Modern Israel: The Suez Crisis /// 45

In 1956 the world held it’s breath. Israel invaded Egypt, penetrating to within ten miles of the Suez Canal – a key choke point for the world economy. The Egyptians struggled to stem the Israeli tide of shrapnel-spewing steel. The British and French threatened to intervene. The United Nations fell into an uproar. The Soviet… Continue reading A Military History of Modern Israel: The Suez Crisis /// 45

A Military History of Modern Israel: The First Arab-Israeli War /// 44

100,000 British soldiers – a massive army in the annals of human history; that’s how many soldiers The United Kingdom sent to Palestine in order to quell the budding revolt of the Israeli nation. It didn’t work. Thousands died. Tens of thousands of Arab and Israeli soldiers clashed. Hundreds of thousands of people lost everything… Continue reading A Military History of Modern Israel: The First Arab-Israeli War /// 44

Burn Ward 13: Modern Military Medicine /// 43

Today’s show is the story of modern military medicine. It’s burns. It’s amputations. It’s disfigurement. It’s the story of medical staff and wounded in war zones – the horror, the deaths, the exhaustion. It’s a brief history of pain and it’s all for free on Battlecast – the world’s foremost podcast on war and it’s… Continue reading Burn Ward 13: Modern Military Medicine /// 43