Battleplan

January 2018

Defensive Battle

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War tactics throughout history. Learn more about defensive battles, including the 1943 Battle of Kursk where the Red Army dug in against the Germans and triumphed.

Control of the Air

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The Battle of Britain in 1940 and Operation Desert Storm in 1991: two instances where air power was crucial to victory. The sky-high military tactics are analysed.

Pre-emptive Strike

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Explaining tactical thinking in wartime, with a focus on pre-emptive strikes. Hear about the events of December 6th, 1941, the 'day of infamy' at Pearl Harbour.

Siege

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All you need to know about sieges, including the Viet Cong siege of the US base at Khe Sanh in 1968. Tune in to learn about the strategies used in warfare throughout history.

Blockade

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Understanding the strategies used in warfare throughout history. Hear about two major cases of blockade, both of which involved island nations fighting for their survival.

Counterstrike

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Explaining the strategies used in warfare which have shaped our modern world. Including a study of the Russian plans which saved Moscow in winter 1941.

Assault from the Sea

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Learn the tactics used when attacking land from the sea, with two examples. The first is from 1945 at Iwo Jima. The second is from 1950 and the attack on Inchon.

Assault from the Air

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Discover the successful strategies used in warfare. Attack from the air introduces a third dimension to a battlefield - planners call it 'vertical envelopment'.
December 2017

Special Operations

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Special operations forces are military units at the cutting edge of modern warfare. Hear about their vital roles in World War II and the second Gulf War.

Outflanking

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Explaining the strategies used in warfare throughout history. Hear about two classic examples of outflanking, including the Allied breakout from the Normandy beachhead.
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