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Ex-British Paratrooper and history fanatic Bruce Crompton is on a mission and he believes the amazing deeds of forgotten war heroes can help him. Due to the ongoing pandemic, museums all around the world are in danger of closing. If that happens the history contained within them will be lost from the public forever. In this series, inspired by unique museum items and personal artefacts, Bruce narrates incredible tales from the Second World War. He hopes that by telling these true stories, re ...
 
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Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Frank van Lunteren. Frank was born and raised in Arnhem, the Netherlands. His interest in military history dates to the 1980’s, when as a child he first visited the Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek. He went on to study political history at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, while privately researching …
 
Join Robert Child in February on Point of the Spear when he welcomes many outstanding guests including authors Katherine Pangonis, Queens of Jerusalem, and Paul Woodadge, Angels of Mercy. In addition and #1, NYT Bestselling author Mark Greaney will be here to talk about his new military thriller, Sierra Six. Also in February, we will be celebrating…
 
Join Robert Child for part-two of his conversation with author Allene Carter. Allene is a self-taught researcher and union activist who has been featured in a number of media outlets, including U.S. News & World Report, the Washington Post, and on the Netflix series Medal of Honor. Her father-in-law was Sgt. Edward Carter and she single-handedly le…
 
Join Robert Child for the first of a two-part conversation with author Allene Carter. Allene is a self-taught researcher and union activist who has been featured in a number of media outlets, including U.S. News & World Report, the Washington Post, and on the Netflix series Medal of Honor. Her father-in-law was Sgt. Edward Carter and she single-han…
 
Join Robert Child kicking off season two of Point of the Spear for a conversation with author Solace Wales. The author's interest in WWII era Italy was sparked at age 19 when she was a Smith College Junior Year Abroad Student in Siena & Florence. After college she had a long career as a children’s art educator. Her current book is called Braided in…
 
January kicks off Season Two of Point of the Spear and the focus is on the black Medal of Honor recipients of WWII to celebrate my book Immortal Valor, which comes out this month. We have authors coming to the program including Solace Wales and Allene Carter who have also written about the black Medal of Honor recipients. Later in the month we have…
 
Point of the Spear Special Presentation. Part Two of The Christmas Crossing. Late December 1776 – A ragged Continental army has now put an icy river between themselves and the pursing British army. The men in blue and buff uniforms have known nothing but defeat and had once again made a narrow escape while the Congress at Philadelphia reflecting no…
 
Point of the Spear Special Presentation. Part One of The Christmas Crossing. Late December 1776 – A ragged Continental army has now put an icy river between themselves and the pursing British army. The men in blue and buff uniforms have known nothing but defeat and had once again made a narrow escape while the Congress at Philadelphia reflecting no…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with Managing Editor of the Journal of the American Revolution Don Hagist. Don is an independent researcher specializing in the demographics and material culture of the British Army in the American Revolution and has published a number of articles in academic journals. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: …
 
It's a Revolutionary Christmas on Point of the Spear. First, on December 22nd join Robert Child for a conversation with Managing Editor of the Journal of the American Revolution Don Hagist. Don is an independent researcher specializing in the demographics and material culture of the British Army in the American Revolution and has published a number…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with retired National Park Service historian and author Robert Sutton about his book, Nazis on the Potomac: The Top-Secret Intelligence Operation that Helped Win WWII. Sutton guest spent 33 years with the National Park Service and retired recently as their Chief Historian. Purchase this book and help support you…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with retired Air Force Colonel and author Mark Vlahos about his book, Men Will Come. Vlahos spent 29 years in the Air Force. His freelance writing career started in 1994 when he was a Major stationed at the Pentagon. He published his first two articles in the Washington Times Saturday Civil War page. In 2015, he…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Katja Hoyer about her book, Blood and Iron. Hoyer is a German-British historian specializing in modern German history. She was born in East Germany and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in London, a Visiting Research Fellow at King's College London, and has written for the Washington Post, …
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with author and retired US Army LTC Ed Sherwood about his book, Courage Under Fire. Sherwood led an infantry platoon at Tam Ky in Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry, fighting with the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division He was wounded in action on June 2, 1969. After Vietnam, he continued serving as a…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with author John C. McManus about his new book, Island Infernos. McManus is one of America’s leading military historians, and a recipient of the prestigious Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History. He is in demand as a speaker and expert commentator on CNN, Fox News, Discovery, Smithsonian Channel and many oth…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with author and television producer Rick Beyer about his Ghost Army Legacy Project. Beyer is as a New York Times bestselling author and documentary filmmaker and has produced programs for The History Channel, A&E, National Geographic, the Smithsonian, PBS and more. He is based in Chicago. Purchase this book and …
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Robert Gaudi about his latest book, The War of Jenkin's Ear. Gaudi is a Washington, DC-based writer, historian and journalist. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Washington Examiner, Harper's and many other publications. Purchase this book and help support your local book store at the …
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Tom Clavin about his latest book, Lightning Down: A World War II Story of Survival. Tom has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association. Four of his books have been New York Times best sellers: The Heart of Everyth…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with Don Hollway, author of The Last Viking: The True Story of King Harald Hardrada. Don is an historian, illustrator, historical re-enactor and classical rapier fencer. For over 25 years his writing on history, aviation, and re-enacting has appeared in magazines ranging from Aviation History, Excellence, Histor…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with Paul Woodadge. Paul is an author, filmmaker and battlefield guide. He launched the popular YouTube channel WW2TV, where he interviews esteemed historians live from around the world, five days a week. WATCH the the video podcast of this episode on the RSC Media Group YouTube channel at this link https://yout…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with Richard Casper. He is the cofounder of an organization that helps wounded veterans release their trauma and pain through music and art called Creativets. Casper, a wounded combat Marine himself, suffered traumatic brain injuries after four separate IED incidents in Iraq. Find out more about the Nashville-ba…
 
As part of a special Veterans' Week celebration, Point of the Spear showcases an exceptional WWII documentary, which is a thematic and emotional exploration of the D-Day commemorations in Sainte-Mère-Église, France. It is an urgent plea to realize that the boys who stormed the beaches and dropped from the skies in Normandy are now old men who are d…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with Dr. Gregory Urwin, author of the recent article in the Journal of the American Revolution, The Yorktown Tragedy: Washington’s Slave Roundup. Dr. Urwin is a professor of history at Temple University, a past president of the Society for Military History, a fellow in both the Company of Military Historians and…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with Colonel Keith Nightingale, author of Just Another Day in Vietnam. Colonel Nightingale is a “Special Operations legend” he served two tours in Vietnam with Airborne and Ranger units. He commanded airborne battalions in both the 509th and 82nd airborne. He received four Bronze Stars for Valor, the Vietnamese …
 
As part of our Veterans' Week celebration, Point of the Spear has produced two very special episodes. First on November 10th we showcase a powerful WWII documentary, Sixth of June, which is a thematic and emotional exploration of the D-Day commemorations in Sainte-Mère-Église, France. Rylan Soref, one of the film's producers will be here to discuss…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with Prit Butter, author of The Reckoning: The Defeat of Amy Group South, 1944. Buttar has written extensively on the Eastern front in both WWI and WWII. He is a former doctor and astro-photographer and resides in Scotland (UK). Purchase this book and help support your local book store at the link below. USA Sho…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with Patrick Bishop, author of Operation Jubilee Dieppe, 1942: The Folly and the Sacrifice. Bishop spent twenty-five years as a foreign correspondent covering conflicts around the world. He is the author of two hugely acclaimed books about the Royal Air Force in the Second World War and is a Sunday Times bestsel…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with Myke Cole, author of The Bronze Lie: Shattering the Myth of Spartan Warrior Supremacy. Cole’s career has run the gamut from Coun­tert­er­rorism to Cyber War­fare to Fed­eral Law Enforce­ment. He’s done three tours in Iraq and was recalled to serve during the Deep­water Horizon oil spill. Purchase this book …
 
Join Robert Child in November on Point of the Spear when he welcomes several great guests including author Don Hollway, filmmaker Rylan Soref, Colonel Keith Nightingale, and more. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/robert-child/support…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with Robert Laplander, author of Finding the Lost Battalion: Beyond the Myths and Legends of America’s Famous WWI Epic. Laplander’s research into the ‘Lost Battalion’ of the 77th Division spans 20 years and is by far the most extensive ever done in their regard. This first week of October mark’s the 103rd annive…
 
Join Robert Child for part-two and the conclusions of a conversation with Dr. Allen Guelzo, author of Robert E. Lee: A Life. Allen is Senior Research Scholar at the Council of Humanities at Princeton University and the author of several books about the Civil War and early nineteenth-century American history. Guelzo has been the recipient of the Lin…
 
Join Robert Child for a part one of a two-part conversation with Dr. Allen Guelzo, author of Robert E. Lee: A Life. Allen is Senior Research Scholar at the Council of Humanities at Princeton University and the author of several books about the Civil War and early nineteenth-century American history. Guelzo has been the recipient of the Lincoln Priz…
 
Join Robert Child for conversation with Don Milne the founder of the nonprofit initiative Stories Behind the Stars. A lifelong history buff, he started a blog after the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor in 2016 to honor individual and mostly forgotten World War II fallen by writing short obituaries about them. Over the next four years, his WW2 Falle…
 
Join Robert Child for conversation with Tim Gray, founder, and president of the nonprofit World War II Foundation. The organization honors the legacy of the veterans and survivors of one of history’s most crucial periods by producing educational documentary films (29 to date) with several more in post-production). These documentaries air on televis…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Martin Dugard He is the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of the “Killing” series with Bill O'Reilly. On the show we discuss his new book, Taking Paris, set in WWII when Paris fell into German hands. As the Nazis ruthlessly crushed all opposition, a patriotic band of Parisians known as the Resis…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Mitch Yockelson. He is the recipient of the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award, an investigative archivist at the National Archives and Records Administration, and a former professor of military history at the United States Naval Academy. In the episode, we discuss his WWI book,…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Bob Welch. He is the author of Easy Company Soldier: The Legendary Battles of a Sergeant from World War II's "Band of Brothers." His latest book is Saving My Enemy: How Two WWII Soldiers Fought Against Each Other and Later Forged a Friendship That Saved Their Lives. On the sixtieth anniversary of the…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with Major General (ret.) Mari K. Eder. She has authored an outstanding new book, The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line, which takes you inside the lives and experiences of 15 unknown women heroes from the Greatest Generation. These women served, fought, struggled, and made things happen during WWII—in and out of un…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Jared Frederick. His latest book is Hang Tough: The WWII Letters and Artifacts of Major Dick Winters. Beneath this marble image of a reserved officer is the story of a common Pennsylvanian tested by the daily trials and tribulations of military duty. Dick Winters wartime correspondence with a pen pal…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with former Army Ranger Dr. Tony Brooks, author of Leave No Man Behind: The Untold Story of the Rangers’ Unrelenting Search for Marcus Luttrell, the Navy SEAL Lone Survivor in Afghanistan. The book gives a first-hand account of the daring recovery of Turbine 33 and the subsequent search for the remaining comprom…
 
Robert Child speaks with Colin P. Cahoon a writer of historical nonfiction and historically based fiction, a patent attorney, and a former Army helicopter pilot. His latest book is Mended Wings: The Vietnam War Experience Through the Eyes of Ten American Purple Heart Helicopter Pilots. Follow the lives of ten Purple Heart heroes as they relate the …
 
Just a sampling of what you'll hear on the new military history podcast hosted by author Robert Child. Point of the Spear features leading authors, filmmakers and movers and shakers in military history. We hope you can join us and subscribe. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport t…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with former Navy SEAL, Bronze Star recipient, and author Ben Milligan. Ben has written By Water Beneath the Walls: The Rise of the Navy SEALs, which chronicles the rise of the Navy SEALs from unarmed frogmen to elite commandos. And who better to tell that story than one of their own. By Water Beneath the Walls i…
 
The Base Training Podcast In this Episode The base Training team cary out a case study of a young teenage client, training for the Royal Marines selection process and subsequent basic training. We discuss the importance of Individualised training and talk about some of the testing metrics we use to assess whether a candidate is ready. We also discu…
 
Former Special Forces Operative (and star of Channel 4's SAS Who Dares Wins) Jason Fox joins Bruce along with Royal Marines Colonel Nik Cavill to tell the story of this remarkable Commando Raid that started on Boxing Day 1941 Summary On the 27th December, 1941, in a small island town in the north Norwegian fjords, a German soldier crunched through …
 
On June 6th 1944 a band of US Army Rangers undertook one of the second world war’s most daring missions. Ahead of the main D Day landings, under ferocious fire, they had to land on an exposed beach, scale a 100ft cliff before attacking a well armed and heavily defended German force. Against overwhelming numbers their mission was to silence the huge…
 
On the night of the 10th November 1941 two submarines stealthily left the harbour at Alexandria and headed for Northern Libya. On board were 53 Commandos and 6 Special Boat Service operatives. Underway was one of the most audacious missions of the entire Second World War - a secret attempt to assassinate Hitler’s top General - Erwin Rommel. If they…
 
When legendary footballer Walter Tull joins the army in the First World War he becomes the first black British officer to lead white men into battle and is mentioned in dispatches for a dangerous raid in Italy. He suffers shell shock, trench fever, is gassed, faces flame throwers and finally German stormtroopers in the battle of the Somme. In this …
 
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