Historian Dr James Connolly, Lecturer in Modern French History at University College London about his research into the French experience of military occupation by German forces during WW1. James has written ‘The experience of occupation in the Nord, 1914– 18’. This is published by Manchester University Press.
This is the chronological memoir of William Lubbeck who served throughout the Second World War as a ranker and officer in the German 58th Infantry Division. He served as a forward observer for the heavy weapons support company (13th Company) of the 154th Infantry Regiment and he went onto command that formation. He saw service […]
Since February 2017 to end of December 2020, 189 episodes of the podcast have been broadcast. Between the launch of the podcast on 13 February 2017 and the end of September 2019, podcast episodes have been downloaded 346,741 times. These figures are made up of two elements: Complete downloads – a person listened to the […]
Author Dr Aaron Pegram, Senior Historian at the Military History Section at the Australian War Memorial, on the life, career and reputation of General Sir John Monash.
Historian Louise Bell talks about her research into the rehabilitation and treatment of limbless service personnel after the Great War.
Book review: Armin Scheiderbauer, Adventures in My Youth: A German Soldier on the Eastern Front, 1941-1945 (Solihull: Helion, 2003)
Armim Scheiderbauer was born in 1924 in Styria, south-east Austria, his father being a Protestant minister. In August 1941, Scheiderbauer was drafted into the German Army and became an officer cadet. From summer 1942, he served for all his time in uniform as an infantry officer with the 252nd Infantry Division where he was a […]
I have established a new podcast titled the Combat Morale Podcast. It aims to explore what makes combatants fight (or not) in armed conflict. The podcast has a very broad remit covering all conflicts, asymmetric and conventional and seeks to be multidisciplinary hosting interviews with experts drawn from psychology, sociology, history policy and the armed […]
Doctoral candidate Joshua Bilton talks about his research into the military identities of British soldier conscripts during the Great War. Joshua is a student at King’s College London.
Social historian Dr Mary Fraser, talks about her research into police and policing in Britain during WW1.
Peter Anderson talks about the role of Folkestone Harbour during the Great War.