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Historian Mat McLachlan brings Australian history to life in this engaging, educational and entertaining podcast. From the ancient age to the modern world, take a trip through time with Living History! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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While American troops were being cut down on Omaha Beach, their comrades to the west were coming ashore on the rolling dunes of Utah Beach. Why did this landing go so much more to plan? In the second of our special series on the D-Day landings, Mat is joined by historian John McManus to tell the story of Utah Beach. Hosts: Mat McLachlan and John Mc…
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It's the 80th anniversary of D-Day and Mat is breaking down the entire day by telling the story of each of the five beaches. It's a five-episode special series that will reveal the real story of the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Today the Americans are tasked with the toughest mission of D-Day: landing in front of the imposing cliffs and to…
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The end is drawing near. After failure, disappointment and outright disaster, it's time for the Allies to evacuate Gallipoli. But this is no simple task - nearly 100,000 men need to be withdrawn from the peninsula under the noses of the Turks. Will the British and Anzacs be able to pull it off? How can they slink away without losing half their forc…
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As part of their cunning plan to outflank the Turks and seize the high ground in the August Offensive, the Allies play their trump card. They stage a new landing at Suvla Bay and bring thousands of reinforcements ashore. But the terrain at Suvla is not as easy as it appears on a map, and the British are dogged by indecision and poor leadership. Wil…
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The Allies are getting desperate and as the heat of summer descends on the peninsula, they are determined to try a bold gamble to win the campaign once and for all. Turning their attention to the Anzac sector, they come up with an ambitious plan that involves breaking out to the north of Anzac and seizing the high ground. But the men are wracked by…
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Stalemate has descended on Gallipoli and both sides now have to confront a new enemy - the appalling living conditions in the trenches. If the constant risk of death was not enough to do a man in, he also had to contend with heat, flies, corpses, disease and a nauseating diet. Could things get any worse? In the fifth episode of our special series o…
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The British and French have secured the barest of toeholds at Cape Helles, and the Anzacs are hanging on by their fingernails at Anzac Cove. Now their commanders must decide what to do next. Turning away from Anzac for the time being, they decide to throw their scarce resources into the main battlefield of Helles, and finally secure the objectives …
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While the Australians and New Zealanders are struggling to come ashore at Anzac Cove, the British are landing at Cape Helles, on the southern toe of the Gallipoli peninsula. But once again, the Turkish defenders put up a stiff resistance that far exceeds their small numbers. Can the British get ashore in the face of this withering fire? In the thir…
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The Allies are going ashore at Gallipoli! In the frosty dawn of April 25, 1915, 16,000 Australian and New Zealand troops prepare to land on a hostile shore. The Turks know a landing is coming, but will their defences be enough to drive the Anzacs into the sea? In the second episode of our special series on the Gallipoli campaign, Mat is joined by h…
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It's March, 1915. Turkey has entered the war on Germany's side and promptly closed the Dardanelles strait, closing off a vital sea route for our Russian allies. Britain and France decide to take decisive action - they will send a fleet to Gallipoli and storm the Dardanelles! Armed with a half-baked plan, 16 obsolete warships and little idea of the …
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The Sandakan Death March was one of the darkest chapter of Australia's WW2 story. In this confronting episode, Mat is joined by historian Lynette Silver to tell the story of the forced march of Australian POWs by the Japanese in 1945. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: Lynette Silver Producer: Jess Stebnicki Subscribe via Patreon for exclusive bonus e…
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Mat visits the National Maritime Museum in London to explore six fascinating relics from the Battle of Trafalgar. Guiding him around the collection is senior curator, Rob Blyth. Topics discussed: A painting that shows Lord Nelson bleeding after his arm was amputated; a beautiful porcelain figurine that depicts 'Jack Tar', a typical sailor at the ti…
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Mat is joined by historian Michael Molkentin to discuss all things WW1 and WW2! Topics discussed: Final thoughts on the TV series Masters of the Air; the 80th anniversary of the Great Escape and the plight of POWs; the Naval Battle of Gallipoli; the German Spring Offensive of 1918; the mysterious discovery of a WW2 bomber propeller on an isolated S…
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Mat speaks to historian Paul Reed about the German Spring Offensive, the huge series of attacks that fell on the Allies in March and April 1918. Listen to Paul Reed's outstanding podcast, The Old Front Line: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1T7u7meUQVm1CTYqKX3EcD?si=ceFpx8stQw-yigWZQCz8qw Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: Paul Reed Producer: Jess Ste…
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Mat reveals exciting news in the world of battlefield history! Topics discussed: The launch of 'Easy Target', a new book by friend of the show Adam Blum; supporting Talbot House, the Everyman's Club in the Belgian town of Poperinghe that provided respite for thousands of soldiers during WWI; Mat's new Signature Tour to Gallipoli; our upcoming 8-par…
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Join Mat on the battlefields as he explores Yorkshire Trench, a preserved British trench and dugout system that was discovered in an industrial estate near the Flanders town of Ypres in the 1990s. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: Wouter Sinaeve Producer: Jess Stebnicki Subscribe via Patreon for exclusive bonus episodes, early access to all episodes,…
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Join Mat for this special live presentation as he discusses the Second Battle of Krithia, a murderous ordeal at Gallipoli that most Australians and New Zealanders have never heard of! Watch the video version of this podcast here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-b5G9x9dFg Presenter: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki Subscribe via Patreon for …
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Long before he became president, John F. Kennedy was a young naval officer in command of a patrol boat in the Solomon Islands. After a disastrous encounter with a Japanese ship, Kennedy saved his crew and became a war hero. In this episode, Mat is joined by author Brett Mason to explore the story of Kennedy's dramatic rescue and the Australian coas…
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It's our 200th episode, and to celebrate Mat looks back at some of his favourite moments from the last five years. From convict graveyards to WW2 veterans and the death of Ned Kelly, this episode has it all! Want to know more? Subscribe to listen to a special BONUS EPISODE - the full interview with Tobruk veteran Bert Le Merton - by clicking here: …
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What would have happened if the Nazis had won the Battle of Britain. In this fascinating 'what if?' revisit, Mat speaks to Professor Gary Sheffield about Operation Sea Lion, the German plans to invade the British Isles. Did it have any chance of success? How would Britain have responded? How would world history have been affected? Here more from Ga…
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Mat joins guide Steve Hunnisett to walk the streets of London, seeking evidence of damage from two World Wars. From ghostly air raid shelter signs to bombed-out churches, the secrets of London's wartime history are never far away. Want to know more? Subscribe to listen to a special BONUS EPISODE about walking London's war history, by clicking here:…
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Mat visits the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park to discuss the Australian Light Horse with historian Brad Manera. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: Brad Manera Producer: Jess Stebnicki Subscribe via Patreon for exclusive bonus episodes, early access to all episodes, ad-free listening and special online events with Mat McLachlan! https://www.patreon.com/MM…
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Mat hosts a YouTube live event about the Battle of Passchendaele, one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War. See the video of the live event here: https://youtube.com/live/pfWdbJGaBZ0 Become a subscriber to receive exclusive bonus episodes, early access, ad-free listening, special events and more! https://www.patreon.com/MMHistory Join us…
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What can the relics of Waterloo tell us about the battle? Mat and historian Peter Hart visit the National Army Museum in London to inspect a bone saw that cut off a famous leg, the skeleton of Napoleon's horse, the canons and muskets that caused the carnage and much more! Want to know more? Subscribe to listen to a special BONUS EPISODE about walki…
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Mat McLachlan breaks down the Battle of Montbrehain, the Australian infantry's last action of the First World War. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki Subscribe via Patreon for exclusive bonus episodes, early access to all episodes, ad-free listening and special online events with Mat McLachlan! https://www.patreon.com/MMHistory Join …
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Was Field Marshal Douglas Haig the butcher he is often made out to be? Find out in this revisit of our podcast with Peter Hart! Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: Peter Hart Producer: Jess Stebnicki Subscribe via Patreon for exclusive bonus episodes, early access to all episodes, ad-free listening and special online events with Mat McLachlan! https://…
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Were the soldiers of the First World War really lions led by donkeys? Was everyone and no-one responsible for the outbreak of the First World War? Were Colonial troops better than the British? And was Gallipoli a brilliant plan let down by poor execution? Mat is joined by Professor Gary Sheffield to mythbust the First World War! Want to know more? …
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We are revisiting some of our most popular episodes as part of the new season of Living History! Today it's our interview with Apollo astronaut Charlie Duke, the tenth man to walk on the moon. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: Charlie Duke Producer: Jess Stebnicki Join one of our battlefield tours and walk in the footsteps of the Anzacs! Visit www.ba…
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We are back! Welcome to a new season of Living History. To kick off Season 8, Mat is joined by historian John McManus to discuss the new Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg production Masters of the Air, currently streaming on Apple TV+. Mat and John discuss the history behind the mini-series, and the immense contribution made to victory in the Second World…
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We are revisiting some of our most popular episodes in the lead-up to the new season of Living History! Today it's our interview with Vietnam veteran Dave Sabben, who was a platoon commander during the Battle of Long Tan in 1966, Australia's costliest and most famous battle of the war. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: Dave Sabben Producer: Jess Steb…
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We are revisiting one of our most popular episodes, a discussion of the Battle of Britain with historian James Holland. This was recorded in the depths of lockdown in 2020 - how far we've come since then! Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: James Holland Producer: Jess Stebnicki Join one of our battlefield tours and walk in the footsteps of the Anzacs!…
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We're back! In advancer of our new season, we are revisiting some of our favourite episodes from recent years! This week we are exploring the last days of Ned Kelly before his execution at Old Melbourne Gaol. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki Join one of our battlefield tours and walk in the footsteps of the Anzacs! Visit www.battle…
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I've just spent the weekend at the We Have Ways Festival, the UK's largest WW2 event! I heard some fascinating discussions from some of the world's leading military historians, and was able to record some interviews with them! My full overview of this brilliant event, and why you should attend next year! Presenter: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Steb…
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Mat is joined by archaeologist Richard Osgood to discuss his latest project, an excavation of the English village where Easy Company, the famous 'Band of Brothers', trained before parachuting into Normandy on D-Day. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: Richard Osgood Producer: Jess Stebnicki Join one of our battlefield tours and walk in the footsteps of…
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Historian Mat McLachlan would love you to join him on his Signature Tour of the battlefields of France and Belgium in 2024. The Signature Tour is the only tour that Mat personally escorts, and it is the most popular tour offered by Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours. In 2024 the tour will visit all the key Australian battlefields of the Somme, the Ypr…
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In this special Anzac Day episode, Mat McLachlan speaks to historians Pete Smith and Peter Hart about the landscape of Belgium, France and Gallipoli, and how the secrets of the battlefields are still being revealed more than a century after the guns fell silent. Pete Smith reveals relics he's found on the battlefields of the Western Front, and Pete…
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Mat is back walking the battlefields of the Ypres Salient! This time it's Polygon Wood, scene of a great Australian victory in September 1917, but also a vitally important site for Canadian, New Zealand and British visitors. Mat is joined by historian Simon Louagie as they explore the former battlefield. Presenters: Mat McLachlan and Simon Louagie …
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In the second episode of his special series about walking the battlefields of the Ypres Salient, Mat is exploring the cratered landscape of Hill 60 to tell the story of bitter battles, huge mine explosions and desperate fights to the last man. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki Watch the video version here: https://youtu.be/h8ExHk9U_…
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Mat is back walking the battlefields of the Western Front. In this special episode he explores Passchendaele, scene of one of the most horrific battles of the First World War. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki Watch the video version here: https://youtu.be/3pwy5tSAtco Join one of our battlefield tours and walk in the footsteps of th…
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Your chance to walk the battlefields with Pete Smith! In this special episode, Mat McLachlan and Pete Smith discuss their new tour, Battle Tactics on the Western Front, which walks in the footsteps of the Anzacs on some of the most important battlefields in France and Belgium. Battle Tactics on the Western Front Tour: Departs Paris on October 11, 2…
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On the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Mat is joined by historian and author Richard B. Frank to look at new aspects of the attack that have only recently come to light. Watch the video version of this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/4KzL8LwGGuE Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: Richard B. Frank Producer: Jess Stebnicki Join one of our battlefield …
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It's November, and a time for reflection and remembrance. In this episode, Mat looks at the origins of Remembrance Day, and explores why this special day is still relevant more than a century after it was first commemorated. Watch the video version of this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/2DNHXDh6kBI Presenter: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Steb…
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To commemorate the 160th anniversary of the 1862 battles of the American Civil War, Mat speaks to historian Dale Blair about the Battle of Antietam, the deadliest day of the war. Presenters: Mat McLachlan Guest: Dale Blair Producer: Jess Stebnicki Join one of our battlefield tours and walk in the footsteps of the Anzacs! Visit www.battlefields.com.…
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The final episode in our special series live from the battlefields! Mat and Pete are in the Somme, discussing their adventures exploring the 1916 and 1918 battlefields. Presenters: Mat McLachlan and Pete Smith Producer: Jess Stebnicki Join one of our battlefield tours and walk in the footsteps of the Anzacs! Visit www.battlefields.com.au for more i…
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Mat and Pete are still on the battlefields! Join them live from Ypres as they discuss three busy and rewarding days exploring the Salient! Presenters: Mat McLachlan and Pete Smith Producer: Jess Stebnicki Join one of our battlefield tours and walk in the footsteps of the Anzacs! Visit www.battlefields.com.au for more information. For more great his…
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For the first time in three years, Mat McLachlan and Pete Smith are exploring the battlefields of the Western Front! In the first of a special series of episodes, join them as they discuss their day exploring the Somme 1918 battlefields, live from Ypres! Presenters: Mat McLachlan and Pete Smith Producer: Jess Stebnicki Join one of our battlefield t…
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In the second special episode about the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Mat shares his thoughts about this moment in history. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki Join one of our battlefield tours and walk in the footsteps of the Anzacs! Visit www.battlefields.com.au for more information. For more great history content, visit www.Living…
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In the first of a special series of episodes commemorating the life of Queen Elizabeth II, Mat revisits an episode from 2019, when he toured Kensington Palace, one of the most iconic royal palaces. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: Dr Meredith Crosby Producer: Jess Stebnicki Join one of our battlefield tours and walk in the footsteps of the Anzacs! V…
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Does history repeat itself in meaningful ways, or is each problem unique? How can a knowledge of Australian history enhance our understanding of the present and prepare us for the future? Mat speaks to Professor David Lowe about the compelling new book Lessons from History, and to hear how the challenges of the past are shaping our decisions for th…
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