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 Russian Way of War Pt8. What is the win for Ukraine? The Adjutants Lounge (The Mess of the Glorious 404th)

+++ Listener Discretion Advised +++ The Russian Way of War – The Discussion Continues. In this episode, Dr Philip Blood, legal counsel Dustin Du Cane and I are joined by historian Nick Budd, to discuss the continuing Russo-Ukraine war and the challenges and responsibilities facing Ukrainians on the ground as well as securing a workable and an acceptable peace with Russia and how best to administer such a deal. Pic – Members of Ukraine’s Territorial Defence Forces in training before the 3 weeks before the expansion of the Russian Attack on Ukraine territory. The Canadian Press/AP/Efrem Lukatsky — Support this podcast:
  1. The Adjutants Lounge – The Russian Way of War Pt8. What is the win for Ukraine?
  2. The Adjutants Lounge – The Russian Way of War Pt7. Genocide & Academic Responsibility
  3. The Adjutants Lounge – The Russian Way of War Pt6. The Law of War: Mechanized Genocide
  4. The Adjutants Lounge – The Russian Way of War Pt5. Attack, Manoeuver and Defence
  5. The Adjutants Lounge: The Russian Way of War Pt 4 – Systematic Genocide