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

Braveheart: William Wallace and the Battle for Scotland /// 39

William Wallace is an enigmatic figure – most of what we know about him was written by his enemies but tonight we go deep down the rabbit hole to find every shred of evidence that we know about his life. It’s an epic tale complete with guerilla warfare, vicious torture, and the making and breaking… Continue reading Braveheart: William Wallace and the Battle for Scotland /// 39

The Battle of Dunkirk: Operation Dynamo /// 38

Dunkirk. It’s a battle that has inspired countless filmmakers, novelists, and historians – a battle that saved a nation, and quite possibly, the modern world as we know it. As a direct result of the actions of the men you will hear about in this episode, Great Britain survived to fight another day. The cornerstone… Continue reading The Battle of Dunkirk: Operation Dynamo /// 38