Jun 17, 2021
CHM030- The Battle of Bunker Hill
The Revolutionary Wars most casualty producing battle for the British was not Yorktown or Trenton but took place on a hill at the Charlestown Peninsula on July 17, 1775. This episode we go over the mislabelled Battle of Bunker Hill. The lead up, events and personalities...
Mar 27, 2021
CHM029- First Platoon (Interview with Author Annie Jacobsen)
Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen’s new investigative work has profound implications for democracy. First Platoon: A Story of Modern War in the Age of Identity Dominance (Dutton, 2021) reveals the full account of...
Mar 16, 2021
CHM028- Battle of The Crater
One of the most film ready stories of the Civil War. When a stand-off occurs at the Siege of Petersburg looks to be taking a long time towards the end of the war, a seemingly insane plan to break the defenses of the Confederates is born. When failed leadership and planning ends up...
Jan 27, 2021
CHM027- Cold Harbor
Towards the end of the Civil War and the Overland Campaign newly promoted Lt General U.S. Grant faces down General Robert E. Lee. He learns a hard lesson about frontal assaults on reinforced positions.
Jeff & Andrew also speak about the events in D.C. a few weeks ago.
Dec 23, 2020
CHM025- 1914 Christmas Truce
Christmas Eve 1914, Europe is in the first Winter of The Great War. In the hundreds of miles of trenches the German and British Armies do something that has become legend since. They laid down their arms and celebrated Christmas with each other.