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True Blue History Podcast

Adam Blum

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True Blue History Podcast

True Blue History Podcast

Adam Blum

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Inspired by the people and events that have shaped Australian history and character, with his authentically Australian down to earth approach, Adam Blum explores and shares their stories. Learn how in the past and more recently, service, sacrifice and grit have and continue to play a central role in Australia's True Blue History.

Latest Episodes

Kokoda in Conversation - Special New Series!

EDavid Howell on Anzac Day 2020 is reflecting on Kokoda. He is interviewed by the grandson of a 39th Battalion Veteran, Dan Jones from Dan Jones Backstage. David will be covering some of the little known aspects of the service and sacrifice of the 39th Battalion and the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels roles in the Campaign.

31 min6 d ago
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Kokoda in Conversation - Special New Series!

The Battle of Flers

The Somme battlefield was in a condition that is almost incomprehensible to 21st century perceptions of war. The men fought not only their opponents but also the muddy conditions reputed to be even worse than those of Ypres and Flanders. Somme battlefield guide and resident of Flers, Pete Smith shares his unique perspective of the events of 5th November 1916. Presenter: Adam Blum Guest: Pete Smith - Battlefield guide Mat Mclachlan Battlefield Tours Editor: Kyle Watkins

73 min2 w ago
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The Battle of Flers

Battle of Hazebrouck

The German Army was intent on dislodging the Allies from the strategic French town of Hazebrouck as it supplied the Allies with food and munitions. Dr Meleah Hampton from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra provides insights about the Battle of Hazebrouck and the tenacity of the Allies in repelling the formidable German Army. Presenter: Adam Blum Guest: Dr Meleah Hampton - Australian War Memorial Editor: Kyle Watkins

42 minSEP 22
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Battle of Hazebrouck

Battle of Tobruk 1941

The Rats of Tobruk hold a special place in Australian military history for the role they played in the Siege of Tobruk in World War II. Besieged by General Erwin Rommel’s undefeated Afrika Korps, the Rats relied upon ingenuity and dogged determination to provide the Allies with a morale-boosting victory. Presenter: Adam Blum Guest: Dr Karl James - Australian War Memorial Editor: Kyle Watkins

56 minSEP 8
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Battle of Tobruk 1941

Adam Holloway - Author of Duty Nobly Done

World War 1 saw husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, cousins, uncles and nephews enlist for a war that would shatter families in Australia and in every country affected by the war. Presenter: Adam Blum Guest: Adam Holloway - Author of Duty Nobly Done Editor: Kyle Watkins

41 minAUG 25
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Adam Holloway - Author of Duty Nobly Done

Gallipoli Campaign

The Gallipoli Campaign of 1915 was the Australian Imperial Force’s brutal introduction to the realities of war. Suffering alongside them were soldiers from other Commonwealth countries. In this podcast, Adam discusses with oral historian Peter Hart, the British Army’s experience of Gallipoli. Peter provides a British perspective of what occurred and the campaign’s significance in British military history. Presenter: Adam Blum Guest: Peter Hart - Oral Historian Editor: Kyle Watkins

63 minAUG 11
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Gallipoli Campaign

True Blue History - Australian Imperial Forces 1918 - The Western Front

Battlefield historian Pete Smith joins Adam to discuss 1918 as victory was not apparent for the Allies as the beginning of 1918. Presenter: Adam Blum Guest: Pete Smith - Battlefield guide for Mat Mclachlan Battlefield Tours Editor: Kyle Watkins For more information on how to research your relatives during the World War 1 visit below: https://answeredthecall.mykajabi.com/webinar

73 minJUL 28
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True Blue History - Australian Imperial Forces 1918 - The Western Front

Australian Imperial Forces 1917 - The Western Front

The Western Front in 1917 was a place of grim statistics and bitter fighting for the AIF. The Allied and the German armies were locked in a fierce struggle for supremacy which saw both sides suffer heavy casualty losses. Presenter: Adam Blum Guest: Dr Aaron Pegram Editor: Kyle Watkins For more information on how to research your relatives during the World War 1 visit below: https://answeredthecall.mykajabi.com/webinar

84 minJUL 14
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Australian Imperial Forces 1917 - The Western Front

Battle of Pozieres

The Battle of Pozières was one of the AIF’s bitter introductions to fighting in the Somme Offensive on the Western Front. The goal was to break the German Army defences along the Somme River, capture the high ground and break through their formidable front line. Presenter: Adam Blum Guest: Mat McLachlan, Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours Editor: Kyle Watkins

64 minJUN 30
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Battle of Pozieres

Battles of Bullecourt

For the survivors of the fierce fighting which characterised the Battles of Bullecourt, the sheer waste of approximately 10,000 lives as a result of questionable leadership from those in command, the trauma of what they experience haunted them for the remainder of their lives.

68 minJUN 16
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Battles of Bullecourt

Latest Episodes

Kokoda in Conversation - Special New Series!

EDavid Howell on Anzac Day 2020 is reflecting on Kokoda. He is interviewed by the grandson of a 39th Battalion Veteran, Dan Jones from Dan Jones Backstage. David will be covering some of the little known aspects of the service and sacrifice of the 39th Battalion and the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels roles in the Campaign.

31 min6 d ago
Comments
Kokoda in Conversation - Special New Series!

The Battle of Flers

The Somme battlefield was in a condition that is almost incomprehensible to 21st century perceptions of war. The men fought not only their opponents but also the muddy conditions reputed to be even worse than those of Ypres and Flanders. Somme battlefield guide and resident of Flers, Pete Smith shares his unique perspective of the events of 5th November 1916. Presenter: Adam Blum Guest: Pete Smith - Battlefield guide Mat Mclachlan Battlefield Tours Editor: Kyle Watkins

73 min2 w ago
Comments
The Battle of Flers

Battle of Hazebrouck

The German Army was intent on dislodging the Allies from the strategic French town of Hazebrouck as it supplied the Allies with food and munitions. Dr Meleah Hampton from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra provides insights about the Battle of Hazebrouck and the tenacity of the Allies in repelling the formidable German Army. Presenter: Adam Blum Guest: Dr Meleah Hampton - Australian War Memorial Editor: Kyle Watkins

42 minSEP 22
Comments
Battle of Hazebrouck

Battle of Tobruk 1941

The Rats of Tobruk hold a special place in Australian military history for the role they played in the Siege of Tobruk in World War II. Besieged by General Erwin Rommel’s undefeated Afrika Korps, the Rats relied upon ingenuity and dogged determination to provide the Allies with a morale-boosting victory. Presenter: Adam Blum Guest: Dr Karl James - Australian War Memorial Editor: Kyle Watkins

56 minSEP 8
Comments
Battle of Tobruk 1941

Adam Holloway - Author of Duty Nobly Done

World War 1 saw husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, cousins, uncles and nephews enlist for a war that would shatter families in Australia and in every country affected by the war. Presenter: Adam Blum Guest: Adam Holloway - Author of Duty Nobly Done Editor: Kyle Watkins

41 minAUG 25
Comments
Adam Holloway - Author of Duty Nobly Done

Gallipoli Campaign

The Gallipoli Campaign of 1915 was the Australian Imperial Force’s brutal introduction to the realities of war. Suffering alongside them were soldiers from other Commonwealth countries. In this podcast, Adam discusses with oral historian Peter Hart, the British Army’s experience of Gallipoli. Peter provides a British perspective of what occurred and the campaign’s significance in British military history. Presenter: Adam Blum Guest: Peter Hart - Oral Historian Editor: Kyle Watkins

63 minAUG 11
Comments
Gallipoli Campaign

True Blue History - Australian Imperial Forces 1918 - The Western Front

Battlefield historian Pete Smith joins Adam to discuss 1918 as victory was not apparent for the Allies as the beginning of 1918. Presenter: Adam Blum Guest: Pete Smith - Battlefield guide for Mat Mclachlan Battlefield Tours Editor: Kyle Watkins For more information on how to research your relatives during the World War 1 visit below: https://answeredthecall.mykajabi.com/webinar

73 minJUL 28
Comments
True Blue History - Australian Imperial Forces 1918 - The Western Front

Australian Imperial Forces 1917 - The Western Front

The Western Front in 1917 was a place of grim statistics and bitter fighting for the AIF. The Allied and the German armies were locked in a fierce struggle for supremacy which saw both sides suffer heavy casualty losses. Presenter: Adam Blum Guest: Dr Aaron Pegram Editor: Kyle Watkins For more information on how to research your relatives during the World War 1 visit below: https://answeredthecall.mykajabi.com/webinar

84 minJUL 14
Comments
Australian Imperial Forces 1917 - The Western Front

Battle of Pozieres

The Battle of Pozières was one of the AIF’s bitter introductions to fighting in the Somme Offensive on the Western Front. The goal was to break the German Army defences along the Somme River, capture the high ground and break through their formidable front line. Presenter: Adam Blum Guest: Mat McLachlan, Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours Editor: Kyle Watkins

64 minJUN 30
Comments
Battle of Pozieres

Battles of Bullecourt

For the survivors of the fierce fighting which characterised the Battles of Bullecourt, the sheer waste of approximately 10,000 lives as a result of questionable leadership from those in command, the trauma of what they experience haunted them for the remainder of their lives.

68 minJUN 16
Comments
Battles of Bullecourt
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