Challenging the Narrative Podcast

Challenging the Narrative Podcast

Macchi C.202 of 168a Squadriglia pre-armistice, location unknown. (Wikipedia)

On the off-chance that someone wants to listen to me talk about North Africa for an hour and a bit, here is a podcast that Ben Skipper produced interviewing me about the background to the Crusader Project and what I have learned about the Italian armed forces in North Africa.

This podcast is a part of a new direction the project is taking, after over a decade of research. It is time to publish, and share the findings of this work beyond this blog.

Already an article about the sinking of MS Sebastiano Veniero has been published in the Naval Historical Review of Australia, and an academic article about the battle between 8 Kings Royal Irish Hussars and Panzerregiment 5 on 19 November is in the final stages of preparation, having received very favourable peer review. We are also moving more energetically on the first book, and hope to be able to reveal a publication date and more detail about it in a few months. Another new project is the republication in an expanded version of a book by one of our friends.

So, onwards, and we look forward to being able to share what we have learned further over the course of this year.

Many thanks to Ben for listening to me rambling for over an hour, and I hope you enjoy this.

All the best


Paint & Scale – What if modelling Paint and Page Podcast

In this episode of Paint & Scale, Geoff from Scale Modelling Now and I discuss 'What if' modelling, the Red Arrows, Gerry Anderson, Battlestar Galactica and the skills of railway modellers. Honourable mentions to the RAF, Newark Air Museum, Dapol and Pen & Sword. Links to company's mentioned: Dapol: Oxford Diecast: Pen & Sword: Red Arrows: Newark Air Museum: — Support this podcast:
  1. Paint & Scale – What if modelling
  2. The Adjutants Lounge – Telling the tales with Dilip Sarkar MBE
  3. Paint & Scale – Pt1. Modelling Figures: Early Airfix Figures – Market or Marketing led?
  4. Paint & Scale – Scale Modelling Now: An introduction
  5. Adjutant’s Lounge – May you live in interesting times: Dr. Peter Caddick-Adams, the Cold War and Adpating to change