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This is a combined feed which includes shows from across the History Hit Network. Including: Dan Snow's History Hit, Histories of the Unexpected, Art Detective, Chalke Valley History Hit. More shows coming soon. Follow us on Twitter/Facebook: @HistoryHit

Latest Episodes

Max Eisen: Surviving Auschwitz

Max Eisen was only 15 when he and his family were taken from their Hungarian home to the infamous Auschwitz Concentration Camp during the Second World War. All of his relatives were killed; only Max survived to see VE Day and eventual liberation. 75 years on from being liberated, he talks about the unspeakable horrors he saw first hand, the heroic actions of courageous inmates during the Sonderkommando Revolt and how he survived. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

77 MIN1 d ago
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Max Eisen: Surviving Auschwitz

UnRoman Britain

How far did Roman culture and politics penetrate into Britain during the Roman occupation of Britannia? Miles Russell, archaeologist and writer, argues that Britain wasn't as Romanised as has often been believed; in fact only the wealthy elite really emulated fashions from Rome. He highlights archaeological evidence which shows that the bulk of the population went on with their lives as best they could whilst the forts, towns and later villas were little bubbles of Roman culture having limited impact on wider society. Join Dan and Miles as they discuss. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

27 MIN2 d ago
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UnRoman Britain

The Anglo-Zulu War

Saul David - historian, broadcaster and author of several critically-acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction - comes on the show to discuss the most brutal and controversial British imperial conflict of the 19th century: the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

23 MIN6 d ago
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The Anglo-Zulu War

Hunting the Bismarck

In May 1941, the Royal Navy pursued Nazi Germany's largest battleship, the Bismarck, in the greatest chase story in the history of naval warfare. Bismarck represented the single most important threat to the Royal Navy and the vital Atlantic convoys they sought to protect; her armoured protection had earned her the reputation of being unsinkable. Join Dan as the historian Angus Konstam takes him through a blow by blow account of Operation Rheinübung and the sinking of Bismarck. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

45 MIN1 w ago
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Hunting the Bismarck

The Man Who Volunteered for Auschwitz

In 1940 the Polish resistance decided it needed to send an agent to Auschwitz concentration camp. They were desperate to find out what was going on in a place that even by that stage of the war had an evil reputation. Historian Jack Fairweather tells the story of Witold Pilecki the Pole who volunteered for the job. He smuggled out first accounts of the camp to the rest of the world. He chronicled its transition from a concentration camp for Polish political opponents to a factory of genocide. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

34 MIN1 w ago
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The Man Who Volunteered for Auschwitz

'Seducing and Killing Nazis'

During the Second World War the Netherlands fell to advancing German forces in just a few hours. The Dutch found themselves under Nazi occupation. Many men and women resisted, which took many different forms. Recently the story emerged of three young women who chose a particularly dangerous way in which to strike back against the German occupiers. In this podcast Dan talks to the writer Sophie Poldermans about Hannie Schaft and sisters Truus and Freddie Oversteegen. With astonishing bravery these three young women seduced high-ranking Nazi officers, lured them into the woods and killed them. They also provided Jewish children with safe houses and gathered vital intelligence for the resistance. Sophie tells us their story. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

21 MIN1 w ago
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'Seducing and Killing Nazis'

How History Inspires Environmental Activism

The world faces a unique environmental challenge. The scale of response to this looming catastrophe can be overwhelming. But economist and activist Andrew Simms believes that history provides us with a guide. It can inspire us to see that we have overcome greater challenges than those we face now. It can encourage us to be bold and believe that the solution lies in our hands. Andrew co-founded the New Weather Institute and Green New Deal group and is a lover of history. In this podcast Andrew shares his thoughts with Dan on episodes in the past that we should be looking to, from the New Deal to the allied victory in the Second World War. He believes we "are capable of extraordinary things." For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

23 MIN2 w ago
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How History Inspires Environmental Activism

The Commando Raid that Changed the Course of WW2

In October 1942 the British launched a small raid on the Channel Island of Sark. A cast of characters who gave their colleague Ian Fleming ideas for a new secret agent character, James Bond, crept ashore and captured German prisoners. A scuffle broke out and two of them were killed. The commandos escaped with one prisoner and that might have been the end of it. When Hitler heard the news however he went ballistic and very shortly after issued his infamous Commando Order. Henceforth they were to be shot on sight. It was another ratcheting up of the ferocity, and criminality of the Nazi war effort. In this podcast Dan visits the Channel Islands. Meets a local expert and retraced the steps of the raid. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

19 MIN2 w ago
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The Commando Raid that Changed the Course of WW2

Sam Mendes on 1917

In this podcast Dan talks to Golden Globe winning film maker Sam Mendes about his new World War One film 1917. Based in part on an account told to Mendes by his paternal grandfather,Alfred Mendes, it chronicles the story of two young British soldiers at the height of WWI during Spring 1917. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

25 MIN2 w ago
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Sam Mendes on 1917

Truth and Lies

Sam Willis and James Daybell take on the UNEXPECTED history of TRUTH and LIES! It's all about the FBI, printing in Renaissance Italy, fake news, surveillance technologies, and Hollywood actress Jean Seberg, ! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

45 MIN2 w ago
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Truth and Lies

Latest Episodes

Max Eisen: Surviving Auschwitz

Max Eisen was only 15 when he and his family were taken from their Hungarian home to the infamous Auschwitz Concentration Camp during the Second World War. All of his relatives were killed; only Max survived to see VE Day and eventual liberation. 75 years on from being liberated, he talks about the unspeakable horrors he saw first hand, the heroic actions of courageous inmates during the Sonderkommando Revolt and how he survived. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

77 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Max Eisen: Surviving Auschwitz

UnRoman Britain

How far did Roman culture and politics penetrate into Britain during the Roman occupation of Britannia? Miles Russell, archaeologist and writer, argues that Britain wasn't as Romanised as has often been believed; in fact only the wealthy elite really emulated fashions from Rome. He highlights archaeological evidence which shows that the bulk of the population went on with their lives as best they could whilst the forts, towns and later villas were little bubbles of Roman culture having limited impact on wider society. Join Dan and Miles as they discuss. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

27 MIN2 d ago
Comments
UnRoman Britain

The Anglo-Zulu War

Saul David - historian, broadcaster and author of several critically-acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction - comes on the show to discuss the most brutal and controversial British imperial conflict of the 19th century: the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

23 MIN6 d ago
Comments
The Anglo-Zulu War

Hunting the Bismarck

In May 1941, the Royal Navy pursued Nazi Germany's largest battleship, the Bismarck, in the greatest chase story in the history of naval warfare. Bismarck represented the single most important threat to the Royal Navy and the vital Atlantic convoys they sought to protect; her armoured protection had earned her the reputation of being unsinkable. Join Dan as the historian Angus Konstam takes him through a blow by blow account of Operation Rheinübung and the sinking of Bismarck. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

45 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Hunting the Bismarck

The Man Who Volunteered for Auschwitz

In 1940 the Polish resistance decided it needed to send an agent to Auschwitz concentration camp. They were desperate to find out what was going on in a place that even by that stage of the war had an evil reputation. Historian Jack Fairweather tells the story of Witold Pilecki the Pole who volunteered for the job. He smuggled out first accounts of the camp to the rest of the world. He chronicled its transition from a concentration camp for Polish political opponents to a factory of genocide. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

34 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Man Who Volunteered for Auschwitz

'Seducing and Killing Nazis'

During the Second World War the Netherlands fell to advancing German forces in just a few hours. The Dutch found themselves under Nazi occupation. Many men and women resisted, which took many different forms. Recently the story emerged of three young women who chose a particularly dangerous way in which to strike back against the German occupiers. In this podcast Dan talks to the writer Sophie Poldermans about Hannie Schaft and sisters Truus and Freddie Oversteegen. With astonishing bravery these three young women seduced high-ranking Nazi officers, lured them into the woods and killed them. They also provided Jewish children with safe houses and gathered vital intelligence for the resistance. Sophie tells us their story. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

21 MIN1 w ago
Comments
'Seducing and Killing Nazis'

How History Inspires Environmental Activism

The world faces a unique environmental challenge. The scale of response to this looming catastrophe can be overwhelming. But economist and activist Andrew Simms believes that history provides us with a guide. It can inspire us to see that we have overcome greater challenges than those we face now. It can encourage us to be bold and believe that the solution lies in our hands. Andrew co-founded the New Weather Institute and Green New Deal group and is a lover of history. In this podcast Andrew shares his thoughts with Dan on episodes in the past that we should be looking to, from the New Deal to the allied victory in the Second World War. He believes we "are capable of extraordinary things." For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

23 MIN2 w ago
Comments
How History Inspires Environmental Activism

The Commando Raid that Changed the Course of WW2

In October 1942 the British launched a small raid on the Channel Island of Sark. A cast of characters who gave their colleague Ian Fleming ideas for a new secret agent character, James Bond, crept ashore and captured German prisoners. A scuffle broke out and two of them were killed. The commandos escaped with one prisoner and that might have been the end of it. When Hitler heard the news however he went ballistic and very shortly after issued his infamous Commando Order. Henceforth they were to be shot on sight. It was another ratcheting up of the ferocity, and criminality of the Nazi war effort. In this podcast Dan visits the Channel Islands. Meets a local expert and retraced the steps of the raid. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

19 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The Commando Raid that Changed the Course of WW2

Sam Mendes on 1917

In this podcast Dan talks to Golden Globe winning film maker Sam Mendes about his new World War One film 1917. Based in part on an account told to Mendes by his paternal grandfather,Alfred Mendes, it chronicles the story of two young British soldiers at the height of WWI during Spring 1917. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

25 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Sam Mendes on 1917

Truth and Lies

Sam Willis and James Daybell take on the UNEXPECTED history of TRUTH and LIES! It's all about the FBI, printing in Renaissance Italy, fake news, surveillance technologies, and Hollywood actress Jean Seberg, ! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

45 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Truth and Lies
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