Challenging the Narrative Podcast

Challenging the Narrative Podcast

Macchi C.202, No.11 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 Venier 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


The Adjutants Lounge – The Opel Coast; 100 miles of nothing (Pt 2) Paint and Page Podcast

Gary from Calais continues his journey along the Opel Coast, looking at its ties to the Tudors, Privateers, Victor Hugo and roundabouts. Honourable mentions to French film, Railway Guns, military geology and the Monocled Mutineer. Links that may be of interest: Welcome to the Sticks (Comedy): French Revolutionary Wars: Railway guns: The Atlantic Wall: Saint-Omer and the British Army, 1914-1918: Grand Quartier Général (1914–1919): The Hush WAACs – The secret ladies of St Omer: Les Miserables at Montruil: — Support this podcast:
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