Chris and I want to thank everyone for the support. We’re working on Episode 11 right now – The Battle of the Alamo. In this epic battle, a little less than 200 Texans will try and stem the surging tide of 4,000 Mexicans at San Antonio. It’s an epic story filled with legends from American… Continue reading Coming Soon: Texas Forever – The Battle of the Alamo
“Among the Americans who served on Iwo Island, uncommon valor was a common virtue.” — U.S. Navy Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, March 16, 1945 Join Chris and Luke as they guide you through one of the bloodiest battles in American history: the Battle of Iwo Jima. In this episode the marines will drive across… Continue reading Show 10: Clearing Hell – The Battle of Iwo Jima part 3
Chris and Luke return next month with another episode of Battlecast, the world’s foremost podcast about battles and the only podcast about the Battle of Iwo Jima. It’s called Clearing Hell: The Battle of Iwo Jima part 3 and it’s coming next month. This is the bloodiest part of the battle and a show you… Continue reading Coming Soon – Clearing Hell: The Battle of Iwo Jima part 3
Legionnaire: Five Years in the French Foreign Legion Simon Murray There are books that are not quite great but are still touching – books like plain women with beautiful souls – and Legionnaire by Simon Murray is one of them. Murray, a privileged, nineteen-year old Englishman, possessed with an ill-defined malaise, turned his back on… Continue reading Brutal Romance: A Foreign Legion Memoir
Check out the trailer for episode 10: Clearing Hell – the Battle of Iwo Jima part 3. Notice the extensive use of flamethrowers. Because of the difficult terrain, which often mitigated the effective use of tanks, the Marines relied on flamethrowers. You can see them in action on Iwo Jima in the trailer footage. Below the trailer, a Marine tells the story of what it was like to wield the flamethrower on Iwo Jima.
It’s February 20, 1945 and the United States Marine Corps has bisected the neck of the island of Iwo Jima. In this show, the Japanese will unleash the fearsome kamikaze and we’ll hear from a kamikaze who miraculously survived to tell the tale. Thousands of Navy personnel and hundreds of Japanese pilots won’t be so… Continue reading Show 9: Storming Hell – The Battle of Iwo Jima part 2
In this episode, Luke and Chris will take you through the horrors of the kamikaze, the storming of Mount Suribachi, and an iconic moment in American history. It’s all free and it’s all for you, dear listeners. I want to thank Mark for the six pack and for being our number one fan. Chris wants… Continue reading Coming Soon: Episode 9 – Storming Hell; The Battle of Iwo Jima part 2