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The Sinking and Recovery of Germany's Battle Fleet in Scapa Flow with Ian Murray Taylor

13th November, 2019

The Allies seized the German fleet at the end of WW1 and it was held at Scapa Flow, in Orkney, until the terms of the Treaty of Versailles were announced. ...

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Gary Lineker on his 'D-Day Dodger' Grandfather

11th November, 2019

Gary Lineker's grandfather was one of the 'D-Day Dodgers': men who fought in the Italian campaign, who were accused of missing the supposedly harder fighting in Normandy. Of course, this ...

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One Family's Epic Search for a Missing Son After World War One with Richard van Emden

10th November, 2019

Dan talks to Richard van Emden about his new book - Missing: The Need for Closure After the Great War. The backbone of the book is based on the best ...

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The Fall of the Berlin Wall with Rory MacLean

9th November, 2019

The 9th November 1989 was one of the most significant dates in 20th century history. The Berlin Wall fell, changing the entire geopolitical situation and marking the start of the decline ...

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How Punk Brought Down the Berlin Wall with Tim Mohr

7th November, 2019

Dan chats to Tim Mohr, a Club DJ turned writer, who has a very different story of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Tim talks about East German punks, who ...

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Britain and China in the Opium Wars with Mark Simner

5th November, 2019

British military historian Mark Simner tackles the Opium Wars, rarely taught in English schools, but taught ubiquitously in China. He explains the provenance of both conflicts, and explores some of ...

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The French Revolution with David Andress

3rd November, 2019

David Andress delves into the French Revolution, explaining its causes, its outcomes, and how we should look at its historical legacy. For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive ...

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Lord Jonathan Sumption on Justice and Politics

31st October, 2019

The cleverest man in Britain weighs in on the state of our politics and the state of the British electoral system. Lord Sumption was a Justice of the Supreme Court, ...

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Adam Frankel on How Holocaust Trauma Still Haunts His Family 80 Years Later

29th October, 2019

Adam Frankel worked in the Obama white house as a speech writer. His grandparents were holocaust survivors from eastern Europe. His mother had profound mental health problems and he discovered ...

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English History's Most Famous Battle: Agincourt with Mike Loades

27th October, 2019

Mike Loades is a world leading expert on archery. He has shot traditional bows from Japan to Wales. His knowledge on the English and Welsh longbowmen at Agincourt is unparalleled. ...

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