29 January 2015
Blueprint for Armageddon
I recently discovered a new podcast titled "Hardcore Histories" hosted by a guy named Dan Carlin. In particular, I've been listening to his five part series Blueprint for Armageddon regarding the Great War of 1914-18.
Dan uses range of period sources to draw quite from and focuses on the strategic whys of the conflict, and the effects of industrialised warfare at a personal level. As he does so he draws a nicely logical thread between political decision, economic realities and the frontline serviceman. While there are things I both agree and disagree with in each 3-4 hr episode, I've really enjoyed it overall and found it most absorbing.
If you are looking or something a bit different to listen to during your commutes (or the treadmill), then I commend this to you. Oh yes, its free!