Coming Soon: Bloody Christmas – 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

Show 21: The Fall of Constantinople part 2

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

Show 20: Total Jihad – Fetih 1453 and the Last Battle of Constantinople

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

Coming Soon: Total Jihad – Fetih and the Last Battle of Constantinople

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