Where the tides of history crash into the shores of current events.
Podcasts reviewing history, famous personalities, and their impact on today's world.
Host: Barry Jacobsen
Monthly Archives: September 2017
Just six weeks after the brazen shields and deadly spears of Leonidas’ 300 Spartans failed to stop Xerxes at the pass of Thermopylae, Greece found salvation behind the “wooden walls” of the Athenian navy! IN 480 BC there occurred one … Continue reading
Few military organizations or formations in history have evoked such fear, loathing, or grudging respect as the Waffen SS! Hitler’s elite private army, their role and history are highly controversial to this very day. (To read Part Four, go here.) … Continue reading
“By the grace of God I shall yet prove the victor!” On October 14, 1066, two determined enemies faced each other across a shallow valley: William, Duke of Normandy; and from the heights of Senlac Hill, Harold, England’s warrior king. … Continue reading
The 30 Years War had raged for ten years, and for the Protestant cause it had been a string of disasters. Then a new champion took-up the sword to defend the faith against the Catholic armies of the Empire: Gustavus … Continue reading
“We saw it! The hussars let loose their horses: God, what power! They ran through the smoke and the sound was like that of a thousand blacksmiths beating with a thousand hammers. Jezus Maria! The lances bent forward like stalks … Continue reading
Sparta’s greatest moment came in 480 BC, when a brave king led 300 volunteers to a narrow pass in the north of Greece, to buy time with their lives while their countrymen prepared for war! SPARTA AND THE SPARTANS In … Continue reading