As a civilian-military science fiction writer and amateur military historian, this podcast has been invaluable in distilling how countries integrate and utilise various tactical and operational fighting philosophies which have already been crucial in helping refine and define the fictional...Read full review »
MrSaltyAuthor via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/07/22
Although it is designed for professional military people (and I am 100% civilian, not even remotely linked to the military) I find this podcast very interesting and educational. Already after listening to few episodes I realized how much knowledge and training goes into military planning and...Read full review »
A H 2017 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/01/22
Great insight on strategy. Most recent is China’s deception in The Korean War and current PLA deception tactics.
tvc1976 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/29/22
Fascinating, knowledgeable and informative. Using historical data to inform our future strategy / planning needs to be mandatory. Yet somehow we learn but don’t enact. Politics no doubt plays a bigger part in all that though Superb series. I often replay episodes to glean everything I can
Jo566 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/14/22
As a former ARes Staff Cadet I find this whole podcast incredibly interesting and full of very practical information. In particular the series on Long Tan with Dave Sabben is brilliant! Dave’s account is incredibly detailed, insightful and still absolutely relevant to 21st century war fighting.
Richard IV via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/30/22
Interesting, informative, and practical analysis of war. If this is your kind of thing, it's more than worth a try. You won't regret it.Read full review »
AGuyWhoPlaysGamesForFun via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/05/21
Really enjoy this, please keep it going.
WchBlok via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/06/21
I’m an infantry battalion commander in the US Army and I listen to this program religiously. I think it’s great - a little story telling, a little doctrine, and a bunch of lessons that are good discussion points with my commanders and staff officers. I really liked the episodes on tactical...Read full review »
No Fear On Earth! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/08/21
From Hannibal to Nelson to Lt Col Harry Smith its varied content keeps it interesting and educational
Vikidore via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 05/31/21
Brilliant. As an ex-infantryman and now teacher and cadet officer I’m loving listening to these as I commute in and out to work! Thank you very much!
A Gordon for me! via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/01/21
As an Army reserve officer candidate preparing for office selection board, this podcast has proven extraordinarily useful in preparatory background learning on the history of Australian campaigns, battles and application of land warfare doctrine. James keeps the podcasts on point, interesting...Read full review »
Another Swinging Joe via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/28/20
Very interesting, it’s not professional but still great. Lots of information on strategys.
RexVisla via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/11/20
I’ve never been in the army and never will be. But I love military history and if you do too then this podcast is for you. Great detail from a knowledgeable host and good production too.
Wartooth_76 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/29/20
Superbly researched. Presented without any drum banging or chest pumping. Objective and immensely interesting. This is what Podcasts were built for: fascinating material beyond the interest of mainstream media. We at found the air material particularly interesting.
Superstef 99 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/10/20
Was stoked to hear this episode, great to hear AirPower in these podcasts. I was fortunate to be involved in the re-identification of relics at the PNG museum of modern history in Port Moresby ( before it moved to the new location). They had lost all records during a theft and needed assistance...Read full review »
AaronR67 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/17/19
But find this very interesting.
frenchie frier via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/07/19
Great detail and insight while relating the history of the battle of Long Tan - keep it up.
Nadir_E via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/27/19
Very interesting
Ankles1959 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/14/19
Always informative and interesting.
Sleeepeepy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/10/19
Not what I’d expect army to produce! A professionally developed, highly engaging podcast series that blends interesting but little known military campaigns with the principles of war.
JBurn24 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/30/19
I’ve listened to all the Long Tan episodes with Dave Sabben. They are excellent insights into not just the battle, but the overall situation encountered by 6RAR in Vietnam.
Gilly the great via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/03/19
American here, I’m studying to join the Army and become an officer, this podcast is: Invaluable. Highly recommend to those who seek getting a running start in a military career.
MeanSonOfABitch via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/30/19
Outstanding work! I’m no longer in the military, but I’m still drawing lessons from your podcast that I can apply to my current job as a police officer in the US. We’re frequently outnumbered, and your analysis of the Japanese campaign (and the Allies overall unpreparedness) has really made me...Read full review »
ChuckD1099 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/13/19
Great podcast. It fills a gap in military history podcasts. It provides a unique blend of history and doctrine with an emphasis on Australia. As a Canadian, whose role in World War Two is often ignored I appreciate any information about Commonwealth military forces. Well done.
Wsr42 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/23/19
Thank you Dave Sabben. To move theory and sound bite retelling into a minute by minute overview is most enlightening. To listen to the matter of fact presentation is most humbling too. Real people doing a job at great cost to themselves and for which we should be grateful.
KindaKneady via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/15/19
Outstanding podcast , l particularly liked Dave Sabben recollections and story telling abilities. The American who spoke on “Centre of Gravity “ was bang on also, great work,keep it up.
JesterDunky via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/18/19
Wonderful content, I learn something new every episode!
Lachie Rowe via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/19/19
James speaks very well and the content is simply fascinating to a military history/current affairs buff. As an Aussie I’m proud of this Australian contribution to the realm of podcasts so often dominated by American content.
CPLAresRetd via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/20/19
An excellent podcast applying military history to the doctrine and exploring lessons learnt
kforth via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/13/18
This series aims a brilliant outline of the principles of war and how they apply to a historical setting and what we may learn from it. Even if you are not a member of the defence forces this podcasts some very intriguing thoughts on leadership and the failures of leadership in developing plans...Read full review »
Anzac in Indy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/28/18
Haven’t listened to many episodes so far, but it’s the kind of podcast about war that I want to listen to. It applies overarching principles to specific historical situations which, in my opinion, is the way to go about it. Cheers mate!
aneutron via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/20/18
The opening for every episode explains that the podcast is intended as a teaching tool for junior officers and NCOs in the Australian military, but I must say: as an American non-combatant, I find the show an interesting glimpse into the thought process and mechanics behind military planning. In...Read full review »
Trichotomy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/21/18
Fantastic podcast and the host is unnecessarily self deprecating and has clearly put in the time and effort.
nicholas_s_clarke via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/19/18
This podcast does an excellent job of explaining the principles of war by providing real-world examples from history. The series on the Malaya/Singapore campaign from WW2 was great and I would love to see more series on other historical battles.
WhiteKnight1368 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/10/18
Lots of great ideas for junior leaders!
Millar01 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/21/18
Super informative! It applies military stuff to real life.
AimeeMoChan via Apple Podcasts · Philippines · 03/19/18
I really love watching war films and this is a great podcast to listen during my commute. Love to listen to more episode soon. Keep them coming!
JM Seals via Apple Podcasts · Philippines · 03/18/18
So much I never learned in school. And lessons we can apply to non-military situations.
Iceberg Corporate via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/16/18
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