Battleplan

October 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.

Strategic Bombing

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Understanding military strategies. Discover how the use of air power can destroy an enemy's ability to wage war, highlighting the USAAF assault on Japan in 1944-45.

Raiding Operations

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Learn more about the strategies used in raids to rescue prisoners, including the famous attack on Son-Tay camp in North Vietnam to free a group of American POWs.
September 2017

Breaking a Fortified Line

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A look at the assault on the Hindenburg Line in 1918 at Meuse-Argonne and the Battle of El Alamein in 1942. Hear how these defensive lines were penetrated.

Guerilla Warfare

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Examining and explaining the strategies used in warfare throughout history, focusing on guerrilla warfare. Cases include Afghanistan 1979-88 and Vietnam 1961-73.

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.
June 2017

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.
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