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Pete & Gary's Military History

For more than 40 years bestselling author and historian Peter Hart has interviewed thousands of veterans about their experience of war. Join him and his chum Gary Bain as they explore all aspects of military history, from the ancient world to the Second World War. Pete and Gary don't just tell the history, they bring it to life with the words of the men and women who were there! Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/pete-and-garys-military-history. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Recent Episodes of Pete & Gary's Military History


HAIG SPECIAL: Haig in 1914

HAIG SPECIAL: Haig in 1914

Pete and Gary revisit one of their most popular but controversial series - the story of Sir Douglas Haig.


The fourth episode tells the story of Haig as a general in the field in the first year of the war, and his stoic defence of the vital Flanders town of Ypres.


Visit Gallipoli with Pete and Gary in 2024! Go to https://phbt.uk/ for more information!


Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain

Publisher: Mat McLachlan

Producer: Jess Stebnicki


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Episode 23 May 2024 1h, 2m and 37s


Gallipoli - Hell at Helles

Gallipoli - Hell at Helles

The British and French have secured the barest of toeholds at Cape Helles, and the Anzacs are hanging on by their fingernails at Anzac Cove. Now their commanders must decide what to do next. Turning away from Anzac for the time being, they decide to throw their scarce resources into the main battlefield of Helles, and finally secure the objectives of Krithia village and Achi Baba hill. Can they succeed against a reinforced and confident Turkish garrison?


In the fourth episode of our special series on the Gallipoli campaign, Pete is joined by historian Mat McLachlan...

Episode 21 May 2024 1h, 12m and 29s


HAIG SPECIAL: Building an Army

HAIG SPECIAL: Building an Army

Pete and Gary revisit one of their most popular but controversial series - the story of Sir Douglas Haig.


The third episode tells the story of Haig building an army in the lead-up to the First World War.


Visit Gallipoli with Pete and Gary in 2024! Go to https://phbt.uk/ for more information!


Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain

Publisher: Mat McLachlan

Producer: Jess Stebnicki


Become a member to listen ad-free and receive special bonus content for only £2 per month: https://plus.acast.c...

Episode 15 May 2024 1h, 14m and 45s


HAIG SPECIAL: Haig in the Boer War

HAIG SPECIAL: Haig in the Boer War

Pete and Gary revisit one of their most popular but controversial series - the story of Sir Douglas Haig.


The second episode focuses on Haig in the Boer War.


Visit Gallipoli with Pete and Gary in 2024! Go to https://phbt.uk/ for more information!


Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain

Publisher: Mat McLachlan

Producer: Jess Stebnicki


Become a member to listen ad-free and receive special bonus content for only £2 per month: https://plus.acast.com/s/pete-and-garys-military-history


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Episode 8 May 2024 1h, 8m and 37s


Gallipoli - The Helles Landing

Gallipoli - The Helles Landing

While the Australians and New Zealanders are struggling to come ashore at Anzac Cove, the British are landing at Cape Helles, on the southern toe of the Gallipoli peninsula. But once again, the Turkish defenders put up a stiff resistance that far exceeds their small numbers. Can the British get ashore in the face of this withering fire?


In the third episode of our special series on the Gallipoli campaign, Pete is joined by historian Mat McLachlan to tell the story of the landings at Cape Helles.


Hosts: Mat McLachlan and Peter Hart<...

Episode 2 May 2024 1h, 14m and 12s


HAIG SPECIAL: Haig in the Sudan

HAIG SPECIAL: Haig in the Sudan

Pete and Gary revisit one of their most popular but controversial series - the story of Sir Douglas Haig.


The first episode focuses on the young Haig and his participation in the war in Sudan.


Visit Gallipoli with Pete and Gary in 2024! Go to https://phbt.uk/ for more information!


Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain

Publisher: Mat McLachlan

Producer: Jess Stebnicki


Become a member to listen ad-free and receive special bonus content for only £2 per month: https://plus.acast.com/s/pete-and-garys-military-history

Episode 1 May 2024 1h, 9m and 35s


Gallipoli - The Anzac Landing

Gallipoli - The Anzac Landing

The Allies are going ashore at Gallipoli! In the frosty dawn of April 25, 1915, 16,000 Australian and New Zealand troops prepare to land on a hostile shore. The Turks know a landing is coming, but will their defences be enough to drive the Anzacs into the sea?


In the second episode of a special series on the Gallipoli campaign from our sister podcast, Living History, Pete joins historian Mat McLachlan to tell the story of the landings at Anzac Cove.


Hosts: Mat McLachlan and Peter Hart

Producer: Jess Stebnicki


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Episode 30 April 2024 1h, 20m and 12s


Ep216: Air War Over the Somme - Endgame!

Ep216: Air War Over the Somme - Endgame!

As the fighting on the Somme draws to an inconclusive end, the final stages of the air war are playing out in the skies above the trenches.


Visit Gallipoli with Pete and Gary in 2024! Go to https://phbt.uk/ for more information!


Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain

Publisher: Mat McLachlan

Producer: Jess Stebnicki


Become a member to listen ad-free and receive special bonus content for only £2 per month: https://plus.acast.com/s/pete-and-garys-military-history


Support the show with a one-off contribution: https://w...

Episode 216 24 April 2024 42m and 44s


Gallipoli - The Naval Battle

Gallipoli - The Naval Battle

It's March, 1915. Turkey has entered the war on Germany's side and promptly closed the Dardanelles strait, closing off a vital sea route for our Russian allies. Britain and France decide to take decisive action - they will send a fleet to Gallipoli and storm the Dardanelles!


Armed with a half-baked plan, 16 obsolete warships and little idea of the formidable Turkish defences, the navy was determined to steam to Constantinople and victory. What could possibly go wrong?


In the first episode of a special series on the Gallipoli campaign from our sister podcast, Living...

Episode 22 April 2024 1h, 1m and 2s


Ep215: Air War Over the Somme - Turning the Tide

Ep215: Air War Over the Somme - Turning the Tide

The fighting on the Somme continues as small-scale attacks push the British line forward into German territory. Now, in September 1916, the Allies are ready for another big push. And the battle in the air continues to rage!


Visit Gallipoli with Pete and Gary in 2024! Go to https://phbt.uk/ for more information!


Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain

Publisher: Mat McLachlan

Producer: Jess Stebnicki


Become a member to listen ad-free and receive special bonus content for only £2 per month: https://plus.acast.com/s/pete-and-garys-military-history

Episode 215 18 April 2024 47m and 42s

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