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The 1st Anglo-Boer War, part 1 - The Battle of Bronkhorstspruit (Ep.51)

The 1st Anglo-Boer War, part 1 - The Battle of Bronkhorstspruit (Ep.51)

May 10, 2022

This is the first in a new short series examining the 1st Anglo-Boer War aka the Transvaal rebellion.

In today's video we walk the Battlefield of Bronkhorstspruit and I am joined by historian John Laband.

John has written a number of books on this fascinating conflict. The links are below inc a discount code from Helion books:

 

The Battle of Majuba - https://www.helion.co.uk/military-history-books/the-battle-of-majuba-hill-the-transvaal-campaign-1880-1881.php?sid=fa741aea78a7a5f46bb2482c1ebc41cc

 

The code is : MAJUBA20 and this will give a discount of 20% against RRP from 12 May to 30 June (please note code only valid on print editions, not digital versions)

 

The Transvaal rebellion - https://amzn.to/3HK99FI

 

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The Frontier Light Horse: Special Forces of the Anglo-Zulu War (Ep.50)

The Frontier Light Horse: Special Forces of the Anglo-Zulu War (Ep.50)

May 2, 2022

Did you know that during the Anglo-Zulu War the British had a regiment whose tasks were very similar to those we would now class as Special Forces? In this episode I interview Cam Simpson all about the men of the Frontier Light Horse - a tough, mounted regiment recruited in South Africa. To order Cam's book on the unit visit https://www.selectbooks.co.za/

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The Peninsular War: Rifleman Plunket. What was the distance of his legendary shot? (Ep. 49)

The Peninsular War: Rifleman Plunket. What was the distance of his legendary shot? (Ep. 49)

April 14, 2022

Rifleman Thomas Plunket (also sometimes Plunkett) is a legend of the Peninsular War.

During the battle of Cacabelos he famously shot French General Colbert and his aide from a distance which is still debated.

In this short episode, myself and Rob from Britishmuzzleloaders examine Plunket's amazing feat and try to find out once and for all what range these shots were taken and what happened to Plunket after the battle.

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The Peninsular War: End Game -The Invasion of France 1813-14 (Ep. 48)

The Peninsular War: End Game -The Invasion of France 1813-14 (Ep. 48)

April 1, 2022

In this video myself, Marcus Beresford and Nick Lipscombe discuss the British and Allied invasion of France in late 1813 and early 1814.

The Battles covered are:

01:25 The Crossing of the Bidassoa

09:10 The Battle of Nivelle

12:20 The Treaty of Valencay

19:49 The Battle of the Nive

33:15 The Battle of Orthez

40:50 The Battle of Toulouse

Nick's books can be purchased via the links below:

The Peninsular War Atlas

Wellington's Eastern Front

Marcus's book on Marshal Beresford can be bought here.

HIs new book on General Pack is also available here. 

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The Peninsular War: The Siege of San Sebastian, 1813 (Ep.47)

The Peninsular War: The Siege of San Sebastian, 1813 (Ep.47)

March 21, 2022

Follow the Duke of Wellington's Redcoats as they besiege the coastal-city of San Sebastian in northeast Spain. It was the last major siege of the Peninsular War.

In this, the penultimate episode of my Peninsular War series, I am joined by the excellent historians Marcus de la Poer Beresford and Nick Lipscombe.

Nick's book on the war can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3r9uAK7

And Marcus's book on his relative Marshal Beresford can be found here - https://amzn.to/3GksygI

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Zulu War: A ’mini-Isandlwana’ - The Battle of Ntombe Drift (ep.46)

Zulu War: A ’mini-Isandlwana’ - The Battle of Ntombe Drift (ep.46)

March 12, 2022

Today (12 March) is the anniversary of the Battle of Ntombe Drift fought during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. 

As part of my training to be a Tour Guide in South Africa I had to give a talk and this was the battle I decided to focus on. 

Please sign up for monthly newsletter over at www.redcoathistory.com to receive your free eBook on the Anglo-Zulu War.  

The Peninsular War: The Battle of the Pyrenees 1813 (Ep. 45)

The Peninsular War: The Battle of the Pyrenees 1813 (Ep. 45)

March 1, 2022

In the late Summer of 1813 the French are fighting back in the Peninsular. Marshal Soult is back in command, and the soldiers' morale is high. Can Wellington's advance towards France be derailed? In today's episode we learn about the battles of Roncesvalles. Maya and Sorauren - collectively known as the Battle of the Pyrenees. Included today is the story of the 92nd Highlanders at Maya - a fight that is described as one of the greatest feats in military history.

Nick's fantastic Atlas of the Peninsular War can be purchased here: https://amzn.to/3G9Xdxh

Marcus's book on his distant relative Marshal Beresford can be found here: https://amzn.to/332kRNB 

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Anglo-Zulu War: The heir to the French throne died fighting for the British? (Ep.44)

Anglo-Zulu War: The heir to the French throne died fighting for the British? (Ep.44)

February 10, 2022

In this short episode, I look at the death of Louis-Napoleon, the Prince Imperial, during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879.

Who was he? Why was he fighting with the British and who was to blame?

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The Man in the (WW1) Poster - Kitchener: The Full Story (Ep.43)

The Man in the (WW1) Poster - Kitchener: The Full Story (Ep.43)

February 1, 2022

Have you ever wondered who the man in the WW1 recruiting poster is and why he was so important?

Today author Anne Samson joins me on the Redcoat History Show to explain his fascinating life that included command at the Battle of Omdurman and also during the 2nd Anglo-Boer War.

Viewers of the show will also get a 20% discount on her book - Kitchener: The man not the myth - stay tuned to get your discount code.

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The Red River Expedition of 1870: A logistics masterpiece in the Canadian wilderness (Ep.42)

The Red River Expedition of 1870: A logistics masterpiece in the Canadian wilderness (Ep.42)

January 3, 2022

Follow the British army and their local militia allies as they traverse over a thousand miles of Canadian wilderness.

Today I am joined by author Paul McNicholls to talk all about the Red River Campaign of 1870 and the early career of Garnet Wolseley. Stay tuned till the end, as we also discuss whether James Langley Dalton VC (Rorke's Drift) was actually involved in the campaign or not - and we'll also be giving out a Helion books discount code for Paul's book. 

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