Downloads for the Mentioned in Dispatches podcast – to end of March 2020

Since February 2017 to end of March 2020, 154 episodes of the podcast have been broadcast.


The podcast is available on a range of Apple and Android platforms through apps such as including iTunes, Acast and Castbox. Stitcher and TuneIn.


Between the launch of the podcast on 13 February, 2017 and the end of March 2020, podcast episodes have been downloaded 256, 044 times. These figures are made up of two elements:
• Complete downloads – a person listened to the whole of the podcast.
• Partial downloads (known as 206 hits) – a person only listened to a part of the podcast because their connection was disrupted or they chose not to listen.

To date (31 March 2020), there have been 83,610 complete downloads and 172,434 partial downloads. The average number of downloads per programme is 1,735.


Monthly downloads are shown below from February 2017 to the end of March 2020.

The total number of downloads per month from February 2017 to the end of March 2020 is shown below. The episodes are listed by total downloads in order of popularity.

Episode #

Title

Release

Total

118

Ep118 – British, French and American Relations on the Western Front, 1914-1918 – Dr Chris Kempshall

10 June 2019

4010

115

Ep115 – English infantryman’s morale and the perception of crisis on the Western Front – Dr Alex Mayhew

20 May 2019

3551

84

Ep84 – The British Army on the Western Front in 1916 – Dr Spencer Jones

01 October 2018

3396

95

Ep95 – The Rise of Sir William Robertson – Ross Beadle

17 December 2018

3236

82a

Ep82a – Extra Episode – The Capture of the Riqueval Bridge – Jim Tanner

24 September 2018

3211

126

Ep126 – The First World War in Computer Games – Dr Chris Kempshall

05 August 2019

3173

80

Ep80 – The Landing in the Dawn – dissecting the Anzac Gallipoli legend – Dr James Hurst

03 September 2018

2927

74

Ep74 – The British Tommy in 1918 – Taff Gillingham

23 July 2018

2920

102

Ep102 – British Infantry Training during WW1 – Harry Sanderson

18 February 2019

2874

117

Ep117 – Post War Mutinies in the British Army – Dr William Butler

03 June 2019

2831

119

Ep119 – The Chinese Labour Corps – Wenlan Peng

17 June 2019

2822

116

Ep116 – The Connaught Rangers Mutiny in 1920 – Dr Mario Draper

27 May 2019

2731

69

Ep69 – The German 1918 Spring Offensives – Dr Jonathan Boff

18 June 2018

2708

99

Ep99 – The German Army in 1918 – Jack Sheldon

28 January 2019

2662

83

Ep83 – Wilfred Owen – Dr Kate Kennedy

27 September 2018

2621

89

Ep89 – Civilian Volunteers during WW1 – Dr Sally White

05 November 2018

2588

96

Ep96 – Lawrence of Arabia – Dr John Peaty

07 January 2019

2585

113

Ep113 – The Ulster Division during the German Spring Offensive – Michael Nugent

06 May 2019

2548

120

Ep120 – Popular responses to the outbreak of WW1 – Prof Catriona Pennell

24 June 2019

2538

125

Ep125 – The 1914-5 Campaign in German SW Africa – Antonio Garcia

29 July 2019

2507

128

Ep128 – Serbia in the Great War – Dr Samuel Foster

09 September 2019

2498

131

Ep131 – The 51st Highland Division – Colin Campbell

30 September 2019

2485

112

Ep112 – Humour in British literature during the Great War – Dr Emily Anderson

29 April 2019

2454

114

Ep114 – Chaplains and religion on the Western Front – Dr Martin Purdy

13 May 2019

2439

93

Ep93 – Willie Redmond MP – John Green

03 December 2018

2412

94

Ep94 – The Great War Pension Record Cards – David Tattersfield

10 December 2018

2388

121

Ep121 – Communications and British Operations on the Western Front – Dr Brian Hall

01 July 2019

2387

68

Ep68 – The British Manpower Crisis of 1918 – Dr Alison Hines

11 June 2018

2379

50

Ep50 – The London Regiment before the Great War – Charles Fair & Tom Thorpe

05 February 2018

2373

78

Ep78 – The Second British Army during the Liberation of Flanders in 1918 – Dr Dennis Williams

20 August 2018

2361

72

Ep72 – British POWs in Germany during WW1 – Dr Oliver Wilkinson

09 July 2018

2359

77

Ep77 – The Third Battle of the Aisne 1918 – David Blanchard

13 August 2018

2351

105

Ep105 – Researching British Officers in WW1 – Prof. Michael Durey

11 March 2019

2333

87

Ep87 – Conscientious Objectors in WW1 – Gerry Barton

22 October 2018

2326

98

Ep98 – Australian Corps Operations during the Hundred Days – Richard Stobo

21 January 2019

2314

107

Ep107 – The Berlin Philharmonic & London Symphony Orchestras in WW1 – Percy Leung

25 March 2019

2308

73

Ep73 – Learning to fight – Military innovation in the British Army in WW1 – Dr Aimee Fox

16 July 2018

2292

108

Ep108 – Nobody of Any Importance – Phil Sutcliffe

01 April 2019

2288

122

Ep122 – The Welsh Walter Mitty – Marietta Crichton Stuart

08 July 2019

2279

106

Ep106 -The Impact of the First World War on Australian-British relations – Dr Jack Davies

18 March 2019

2254

90

Ep90 – The Portuguese Expeditionary Force in WW1 – Miguel Freire

12 November 2018

2251

88

Ep88 – The 10th (Irish) Division – Dr Stephen Sandford

29 October 2018

2222

104

Ep104 – The Salonika Front – Alan Wakefield

04 March 2019

2218

62

Ep62 – King George V during the Great War – Alexandra Churchill

30 April 2018

2183

70

Ep70 – The Last Battle – Endgame on the Western Front 1918 – Peter Hart

25 June 2018

2164

91

Ep91 – The morale of the Italian army in WW1 – Dr Vanda Wilcox

19 November 2018

2156

110

Ep110 – British Territorials in India – Prof Peter Stanley

15 April 2019

2130

124

Ep124 – Archibald Wavell – William Franklin

22 July 2019

2123

127

Ep127 – The 1914 Afrikaner Rebellion – Emile Coetzee

02 September 2019

2118

101

Ep101 – The Treatment of Mentally Ill Irish Ex-servicemen After WW1 – Dr Michael Robinson

11 February 2019

2116

100

Ep100 – Reflections on the Great War Centenary and Historiography – Prof. Peter Simkins

04 February 2019

2108

81

Ep81 – ‘Haig’s tower of strength’ – General Sir Edward Bulfin – John Powell

10 September 2018

2088

92

Ep92 – Public School Great War Memorials – Sarah Wearne

26 November 2018

2087

111

Ep111 – L/Cpl Wijnand “Vic” Hamman, 2nd South African Regt – Emile Coetzee

22 April 2019

2077

103

Ep103 – The impact of military service for women who served in WW1 – Jane Clarke

25 February 2019

2072

130

Ep130 – Sex on the Western Front – Dr Bruce Cherry

23 September 2019

2067

71

Ep71 – From Docks and Sand – The 7th Battalion Liverpool Regiment in WW1 – Dr Adrian Gregson

02 July 2018

2058

123

Ep123 – British veterans’ responses to Peace Day, 19 July 1919 – Mike Hally

15 July 2019

2047

109

Ep109 – Operation Delta – Dr Bill Stewart

08 April 2019

2032

79

Ep79 – Uppingham public school during WW1 – Tim Halstead

27 August 2018

2031

44

Ep44 – The Yanks are Coming! The AEF in WW1 – John Lee

04 December 2017

2016

85

Ep85 – Women of Aktion – female activists in the German 1918 Revolution – Prof. Ingrid

08 October 2018

1990

76

Ep76 – Canadian nurses’ Great War narratives – Andrea McKenzie

06 August 2018

1983

97

Ep97 – Witnessing the End of the German Occupation of Brussels,1918 – Prof Tammy Proctor

14 January 2019

1975

75

Ep75 – Tubby Clayton – Dr Linda Parker

30 July 2018

1971

67

Ep67 – Kriegsgefangen in Skipton – Anne Buckley

04 June 2018

1946

65

Ep65 – Major Discoveries on the Western Front – David Tattersfield

21 May 2018

1888

66

Ep66 – The Hidden History of the Spanish Flu – Kenneth C. Davis

28 May 2018

1867

63

Ep63 – Blockade, economic warfare and the use of hunger during the Great War – Sir Hew Strachan

07 May 2018

1838

86

Ep86 – Dublin’s Great Wars, 1912-23 – Prof. Richard Grayson

15 October 2018

1815

64

Ep64 – The London Irish in the Great War – Richard O’Sullivan

14 May 2018

1804

48

Ep48 – The Hindenburg Line – Clive Harris

22 January 2018

1769

56

Ep56 – Resisting Conscription: the Appeals Tribunals in Middlesex – Carol Henderson

19 March 2018

1757

54

Ep54 – The Confessions of a Battlefield Tour Guide – Clive Harris

05 March 2018

1757

61

Ep61 – D.H. Lawrence and the Great War – Dr Andrew Humphries

23 April 2018

1747

136

Ep136 – Food in the trenches – Dr Rachel Duffett

04 November 2019

1660

58

Ep58 – Woodbine Willie – Dr Linda Parker

02 April 2018

1638

59

Ep59 – British Widows of the First World War – Andrea Hetherington

09 April 2018

1610

82

Ep82 – Force Feeding in WW1 – Dr Ian Miller

17 September 2018

1596

55

Ep55 – Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria – Dr Jonathan Boff

12 March 2018

1592

46

Ep46 – Photographing the Fallen – Jeremy Gordon-Smith

08 January 2018

1581

57

Ep57 – The Great War Contribution of the Punjabi village of Dulmial, Pakistan – Dr Irfan Malik

26 March 2018

1576

133

Ep133 – African American Servicemen during WW1 – Dr Amanda Nagel

14 October 2019

1572

129

Ep129 – Sabaton’s Great War Album – Pär Sundström

16 September 2019

1505

47

Ep47 – The Chinese Labour Corps – Dr Spenser Jones

15 January 2018

1505

51

Ep51 – The Wirral in the Great War – Stephen Roberts

12 February 2018

1491

134

Ep134 – Bainsfather’s ‘Other ‘ole’ cartoon – Dr Helen Brooks & Dr Pip Gregory

21 October 2019

1424

53

Ep53 – Nannies and the Great War – Louise Heren

26 February 2018

1421

41

Ep41 – The Canadians on the Somme – Dr William Stewart

13 November 2017

1406

49

Ep49 – The 48th Division, 1908-1918 – Dr K.W. Mitchinson

29 January 2018

1392

43

Ep43 – The Half Shilling Curate – Sarah Reay

27 November 2017

1370

52

Ep52 – Cambridge Communities in the Great War – Joanna Costin

19 February 2018

1321

139

Ep139 – Bilsdale in the Great War – Susan Laffey

25 November 2019

1316

36

Ep36 – A subaltern on the Western Front – John Rigby-Jones

09 October 2017

1308

37

Ep37 – Dr Harold Gillies and plastic surgery during WW1 – Dr Andrew Bamji 

16 October 2017

1306

33

Ep33 – The “Spanish Flu” Pandemic 1917-19 – Dr Jane Orr

18 September 2017

1297

140

Ep140 – Who Killed Kitchener? – David Laws

02 December 2019

1294

138

Ep138 – The Indian Labour Corps in WW1 – Pratap Chhetri

18 November 2019

1289

38

Ep38 – Spying for the Kaiser – Regina Diana and espionage in France – Dr Vivien Newman 

23 October 2017

1256

60

Ep60 – Wherever the firing line extends – Ronan McGreevy

16 April 2018

1254

39

Ep39 – The 8th Lincolns at Loos – Nigel Atter 

30 October 2017

1200

35

Ep35 – The Doughboys, 1917-8 – Michael St Maur Sheil

02 October 2017

1179

34

Ep34 – Shellshock in World War 1 – Dr Stefanie Linden

25 September 2017

1152

135

Ep135 – North East Coastal Communities during the Great War – Dr Michael Reeve

28 October 2019

1113

132

Ep132 – A Lord Lieutenant at War – Dr Richard Batten

07 October 2019

1110

141

Ep141 – The Heugh Battery in the Great War – Diane Stephens

09 December 2019

1106

40

Ep40 – Marjorie’s War – Charles Fair 

04 November 2017

1075

18

Passchendaele – Dr Nick Lloyd

12 June 2017

1071

145

Ep145 – Stories from the Bo’ness War Memorial – Alan Gow & Robert Jardine

27 January 2020

1059

142

Ep142 – The Battle of the Somme Film – Dr Toby Haggith

06 January 2020

1054

31

Ep31 – Women in Britain and Europe during the Great War – Dr Vivien Newman

04 September 2017

1048

137

Ep137 – The letters of Douglas Haig and Hugo De Pree – Prof. Gary Sheffield

11 November 2019

1038

32

Ep32 – Brigadier General Frank Crozier – Charles Messenger

11 September 2017

1018

24

The First Battle of the Scarpe (Arras) April 1917 – Jim Smithson

18 July 2017

1000

30

Ep30 – Joseph Steward’s Platoon – Andy Robertshaw

28 August 2017

979

150

Ep150 – War without End – Prof. Sir Hew Strachan

02 March 2020

951

17

Psychological survival in the trenches – Dr Peter Hodgkinson

07 June 2017

939

148

Ep148 – The First and the Last of the Sheffield City Bn – John Cornwell

17 February 2020

928

25

Ep25 – Major General Nugent, the Ulster Division and their army commanders in 1916 – Nicholas Perry

24 July 2017

886

21

Jutland and the Meaning of Victory – Prof Andrew Lambert

03 July 2017

884

20

Sniping in the Great War – Martin Pegler

26 June 2017

877

1

Mentioned in Dispatches Ep.1 from the Western Front Association

13 February 2017

856

7

Irish Soldiers in 1917 – Philip Pratley

05 April 2017

852

143

Ep143 – Veterans, Families, Museums and Mementos of the FWW – Dr Ann-Marie Foster

13 January 2020

834

23

The Auxiliaries in Ireland’s War of Independence – Paul O’Brien

10 July 2017

834

14

General Fox Conner and the American Expeditionary Force in WW1 – Steven Rabalais

22 May 2017

825

149

Ep149 – The Amritsar Massacre – Vanessa Holburn

24 February 2020

822

45

Ep45 – Dublin’s Great Wars: Parallel Stories 1912-1923 – Prof. Richard Grayson

11 December 2017

813

26

Ep26 – Beyond the Somme – West Belfast’s Somme service in context – Prof Richard Grayson

31 July 2017

804

19

Animals in the Great War – Lucinda Moore

19 June 2017

792

147

Ep147 – Officer Cadet Battalions – Charles Fair

10 February 2020

790

10

Battlefield tourism on the Western Front – Dr Stephen Miles

28 April 2017

749

151

Ep151 – Desertion in the UK during WW1 – Andrea Hetherington

09 March 2020

748

29

Ep29 – Commemoration of the Great War in Ireland – Dr Chris Manson

21 August 2017

727

16

The Myths of the Irish at Messines – Dr Tim Bowman

06 May 2017

721

146

Ep146 – The YMCA during WW1 – Kathryn White

03 February 2020

713

12

The Diary of a Belgian Priest – 1917 with the British in Ypres – Dominiek Dendooven

08 May 2017

705

6

British Staff in 1917 – Dr Paul Harris

05 April 2017

695

28

Ep28 – Military Recruitment in Ireland, 1916 – Dr William Butler

15 August 2017

674

9

Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps – Dr Samantha Philo-Gill

24 April 2017

668

13

The Great War tea stall at Peterborough East Station

15 May 2017

667

2

Mentioned in Dispatches Ep2 from the Western Front Association

13 February 2017

665

22

Donegall Pass Heroes of the Great War Project – Ron McMurray

08 July 2017

648

4

The Honourable Artillery Company in 1917 – Michael Orr

01 March 2017

631

3

Stately Homes and Cartoons in WW1

13 February 2017

591

8

The Great War’s influence on popular music – Dr Peter Grant

05 April 2017

581

11

Winning with Laughter – Cartoonists in the Great War – Luci Gosling

01 May 2017

561

15

The Island of Ireland and the Great War in Flanders – Piet Chielens from In Flanders Fields Museum

29 May 2017

536

5

French tanks in 1917 – Dr Tim Gale

05 April 2017

514

152

Ep152 – Defence of Trinity College during the Easter Rising – Dr Rory Sweetman

16 March 2020

488

153

Ep153 – The 66th (East Lancs) Division During the German Spring Offensive – David Martin

23 March 2020

452

144

Ep144 – British West Indies Regiment and the Taranto 1918 Mutiny – Tony T

20 January 2020

413

154

Ep154 – Rugbians at War – Dan Mclean

30 March 2020

369

42

Ep42 – What did you do in the Great War, Grandfather? – Charles Barrington

20 November 2017

317

27

Ep27 – Black Watch volunteers in Dublin before the First World War – Ian Montgomery

07 August 2017

152