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Pete & Gary's Military History

Mar 25, 2020

Although air technology was in its infancy in 1914, from the earliest days of the First World War both sides raced to bring flimsy flying machines to the battlefield. In this episode Peter and Gary discuss the earliest application of aircraft in warfare - what planes were used, who flew them and what did they...


Mar 18, 2020

The Battle of Mons was the first major action fought by British troops in the First World War. In this fascinating episode, Peter and Gary explore the myths, reality and legacy of this pivotal battle, and try to unravel exactly what occurred on the battlefield of Mons in August 1914.

Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary...


Mar 11, 2020

John Simpson must be the most famous Australian to serve at Gallipoli. According to legend, in the opening weeks of the campaign Simpson rescued hundreds of men, and came to embody the Anzac spirit. But how much of this is true, and how much has been shrouded in myth and mystery? In this fascinating episode, Peter and...


Mar 4, 2020

In the second installment of the story of the South Notts Hussars, a WW2 artillery unit, Peter and Gary explore the frantic and confusing period at the outbreak of war. As the members of the unit find themselves thrust into the 'real army', what will fate have in store for them?

Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary...