171. How significant is Russia's Alliance with North Korea
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2d ago
This week Vladimir Putin met with fellow autocrat - the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un in another public demonstration of what is being touted as another step in the construction of a new security block to challenge the dominance of the West. Patrick and Saul discuss what this means for the war in Ukraine and how worried should we be? To help them answer this they talk to Roger Boyes, veteran foreign correspondent and very distinguished Diplomatic Editor of the London Times. If you have any thoughts or questions, you can send them to - podbattleground@gmail.com Producer: James Hodgson X (Tw ..read more
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170. Battleground '44 - The SAS
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by Goalhanger Podcasts
4d ago
In this episode of Battleground '44, Saul speaks to former SAS troop commander Tom Petch - author of the book Speed, Aggression, Surprise: The Untold Secret Origins of the SAS. Together they discuss the role the SAS played in the second world war and in particular the role they played in operation Overlord. If you have any thoughts or questions, you can send them to - podbattleground@gmail.com Producer: James Hodgson X (Twitter): @PodBattleground Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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169. Taking on Russian propaganda
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6d ago
In a special bonus episode Patrick and Saul speak to Russian-American Ilya Nuzov, who is the Head of Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk for the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH). Ilya and his team have submitted a Communication under Article 15 of the Rome Statute to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), drawing the Court’s attention to the criminal nature of hate speech in Russian media that has fuelled international crimes in Ukraine, and seeking to compel the Prosecutor’s Office to apply for arrest warrants. If you have any thoughts or ..read more
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168. Will Russia loose its satellite navigation?
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1w ago
This week Saul and Patrick look at the interesting developments that have emerged both on and off the battlefield. Noticeably the results of the relaxation of the use of western weapons by Ukraine inside Russia proper, and the success of far-right parties in the recent EU elections, particularly in Germany and France - which could potentially result in declining EU support for Ukraine. We also have some fascinating correspondence from our cyber security expert David Alexander, who highlights the perilous situation that Russia's GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) finds itself in. If y ..read more
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163. Battleground '44 - D-Day's forgotten naval war
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1w ago
The assault phase of D-Day - Operation Neptune, was one of the most complex amphibious operations in history, involving 7,000 ships and nearly 200,000 men. But despite this immense effort, the wider naval campaign has been broadly forgotten. In this episode of Battleground '44 Saul speaks to Naval historian Nick Hewitt and author of the fantastic new book, Normandy: the Sailors' Story: A Naval History of D-Day and the Battle for France. Nick tells us how, without the efforts of the naval campaign, D-Day would have failed. If you have any thoughts or questions, you can send them to - podbattle ..read more
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167. Battleground '44 - The Massacre at Graignes
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by Goalhanger Podcasts
1w ago
In this latest episode of Battleground '44, Patrick tells us of the heroic stand made by American airborne forces at the small Normandy village of Graignes, in the often forgotten and overlooked Battle of Graignes. However, there is a darker side of the story with the sobering details of the brutal reprisals that the German SS division son inflicted on the innocent villagers and injured American servicemen once they retook the village. If you have any thoughts or questions, you can send them to - podbattleground@gmail.com Producer: James Hodgson X (Twitter): @PodBattleground Learn more about y ..read more
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166. A Significant Escalation
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2w ago
This week Saul and Patrick discuss the recent and significant escalation in the Ukraine conflict, that is the decision by the US and other Nato countries to allow the long range weapons they have given Ukraine to be used to strike Russia inside its own territory. Joining them to look at the emerging consequences of this, Saul and Patrick speak to friend of the Podcast Askold Kruchelnycky from Kyiv. If you have any thoughts or questions, you can send them to - podbattleground@gmail.com Producer: James Hodgson X (Twitter): @PodBattleground Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices ..read more
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165. Battleground '44 - Pegasus Bridge: ordinary men doing extraordinary things
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by Goalhanger Podcasts
2w ago
This week as we hit the 80th anniversary of D-Day, Patrick is joined by friend of the podcast Tim Butcher. Tim tells the story of the capture of Pegasus bridge by D Company, 2nd (Airborne) Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, who were lead by a friend of his farther Major John Howard. The successful capture of the bridges played a crucial role in limiting German counter-attacks in the aftermath of the Normandy invasion, and is considered pivotal to the success of the Allied invasion. If you have any thoughts or questions, you can send them to - podbattleground@gmail.com ..read more
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164. Will Ukraine be allowed to strike inside Russia?
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by Goalhanger Podcasts
3w ago
This week on Battleground: Ukraine, Saul and Patrick discuss the big news from this past week - that the NATO Parliamentary Assembly has called on members states to lift prohibitions against Ukraine using Western-provided weapons to strike targets in Russia proper. Additionally, they dive into new information about the foiled assassination plots on leading members in Ukraine's government and armed forces. If you have any thoughts or questions, you can send them to - podbattleground@gmail.com Producer: James Hodgson X (Twitter): @PodBattleground Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastch ..read more
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163. D-Day's forgotten naval war
Battleground: Ukraine
by Goalhanger Podcasts
3w ago
The assault phase of D-Day - Operation Neptune, was one of the most complex amphibious operations in history, involving 7,000 ships and nearly 200,000 men. But despite this immense effort, the wider naval campaign has been broadly forgotten. In this episode of Battleground '44 Saul speaks to Naval historian Nick Hewitt and author of the fantastic new book, Normandy: the Sailors' Story: A Naval History of D-Day and the Battle for France. Nick tells us how, without the efforts of the naval campaign, D-Day would have failed. If you have any thoughts or questions, you can send them to - podbattle ..read more
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