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Odin & Aesop

Bill Redman & Tony Faust

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Interested in military history? Please join Join Bill Redman and Tony Faust two retired Marines as they review military history books and provide a unique look at how the book’s contents relate to current trends in military operations. Each episode provides a detailed book discussion along with some recommendations for related reading on the topic.”
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Podcast corporativo e bem humorado da hidromelaria Old Pony, uma das principais do país! Acesse oldpony.com.br para conhecer nossa linha de produtos e dicas de consumo!
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En bygutt og en sauebonde bygger bro mellom rurale og urbane strøk. Og godt er det, for verden er om mulig enda galere enn før. Klodens befolkning trenger noen som minner oss på at vi må være snille og greie med hverandre. Are og Odin tar gledelig på seg den jobben, samtidig som de kjekler og styrer og kauker og synger underveis. - Da Are og Odin sluttet på P3 i 2005 oppsto et tomrom i norsk radio. Det ble aldri fylt av noen andre, så da kom vi like godt tilbake på lufta, forklarer programme ...
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The Algerian War of Independence lasted from 1954 to 1962. It carried heavy costs for both sides. Estimates vary but upwards of a million Muslim Algerians died; roughly a million Pied Noir (settlers of European descent) were driven into exile; and France was driven to the brink of civil war. Alistair Horne tells the story in “A Savage War of Peace.…
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Siegfried Knappe served in the German Army from 1936 until 1949. He was a member of the German General Staff. Knappe was wounded multiple times and saw action in France as well as the Eastern and Italian fronts. He ended the war in and out of Hitler’s bunker during the Battle of Berlin before spending several years in Soviet captivity. This book pr…
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The United States entered World War One on April 6th, 1917. Going to war in Europe meant the United States had to greatly expand its Army. It had enlist, train, organize, equip, and deploy hundreds of thousands of young men. One of the units that was part of this expansion was the 79th Infantry Division which was activated in August 1917. Many of t…
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Company E, 506th Regiment was part of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division. It was formed in 1942 and comprised of young volunteers that were generally new to the army. Company E received its baptism by fire in June 1944 when it jumped into NAZI occupied France. It went on to jump into Holland as part of Operation Market-Garden; helped blunt the…
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Sierra Leone’s civil war lasted from 1991 until 2002. It was marked by exceptional levels of cruelty and suffering. During this civil war the United Nations, neighboring West African states, and the United Kingdom launched military interventions into Sierra Leone. The United Kingdom’s intervention was called Operation Palliser. In September 2000 el…
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On November 20th, 1953 thousands of French paratroopers dropped into a place called Dien Bien Phu. Dien Bien Phu is a small valley in the northern part of Vietnam close to Laos. The French plan was to establish a base at Dien Bien Phu, keep it resupplied by air, and then use it as a place to launch operations against the Viet Minh. The French under…
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The First Allied Airborne Army launched an attack into the German occupied Netherlands on September 17, 1944. Eventually over the 41,000 troops went in by parachute and glider. The idea was for this huge airborne force to seize nine bridges stretched across 64 miles of the Netherlands. Seizing these bridges would allow the British Army’s XXX Corps …
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On June 1942, Germany’s Army Group South started an offensive called Case Blue or Plan Blue. The idea was to sprint out off eastern Ukraine, across the Russian steppe, and into the Caucasus to capture the oil fields there. As part of this big effort, the German Sixth Army attempted to capture the city of Stalingrad on the Volga River. The Sixth Arm…
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On June 27, 1976, an Air France flight from Tel Aviv to Paris was hijacked by a group of Arab and German terrorists. They demanded the release of 53 terrorists and diverted the plane to Entebbe, Uganda. On July 4th, Israeli commandos disguised as Ugandan soldiers flew over 2,000 miles, assaulted the airport, killed the terrorists, and rescued all b…
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By the end of 1914, World War One has stagnated into an industrial age nightmare. The British and French sat opposite the Germans in trenches running through France from the coast to the Alps. Things weren’t much different in the East where the early Russian advance had been defeated. The British looked for options. What could they do to alter the …
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Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) was established in January 1964 to conduct unconventional warfare operations. These included reconnoitering and disrupting North Vietnamese activities in Laos and Cambodia. Given the sensitive nature of MACV-SOG’s work, its missions were classified. John Plaster served…
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Adolf Hitler ruled Germany from 1933 until he committed suicide in 1945. Joseph Stalin ruled the Soviet Union from 1924 until his death in 1953. Between 1933 and 1945 these two brutal dictators oversaw the killing of 14 million noncombatants in the region comprised of the Baltic states, Belarus, Poland, and Ukraine. Timothy Snyder explains how and …
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The Sherwood Rangers were a British tank regiment during the Second World War. They served in North Africa where they fought in the battles of Alam El Hafa and Second El Alamein and helped drive Germany’s Afrika Corps out of Tunisia. Next, the Sherwood Rangers landed in Normandy on D-Day. They lead the drive out of France, across Belgium, and into …
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Argentina seized the Falkland Islands on April 2nd, 1982. The British government deployed a naval task force on April 5th to take them back. As the force steadily converged from 8,000 miles away, the rest of the world wondered if the two countries would really fight over the remote and sparsely populated islands. They did. By the time it was over i…
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The Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ, was created between North Vietnam and South Vietnam in 1954. The DMZ was supposed to be a temporary buffer zone that would keep previously hostile forces away from each other. When the planned unification of North Vietnam and South Vietnam stalled out, the DMZ stayed on with an air of permanence. It was four to six m…
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Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck commanded Imperial German military forces throughout the East Africa campaign during World War One. His mostly African army of about 14,000 attacked, checked, and evaded much larger Allied forces for over four years. When the war ended, Lettow-Vorbeck surrendered and returned undefeated to a hero’s welcome in Germany. This b…
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By the middle of 1942 the United States had recovered from the shock of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor and the early defeats of Japan expanding into the Pacific. Now it started parallel offensives north and south of the equator. By the middle of 1944 the United States had retaken the Marianas Islands and was flowing over Japan’s empire like “a conq…
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Eight soldiers from the Britain’s Special Air Service flew deep into northwestern Iraq on the night of January 22nd, 1991. Their callsign was Bravo Two Zero. Their mission was to destroy the SCUD missiles Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was using against Israel. A young goat herder stumbled across the patrol after it was on the ground for less than …
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In November 1965, roughly 450 men of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry flew by helicopter into Vietnam’s Ia Drang Valley. They were attacked by 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers almost immediately. Three days later, one of their sister battalions was unexpectedly attacked a short distance away. The U.S. lost 237 killed. These two fights at landing zones…
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After the United States invaded Iraq and removed Saddam Hussein from power in spring 2003, the city of Fallujah became a hotbed of unrest. In March 2004, four American contractors were brutally murdered and mutilated there. President Bush ordered an attack to subdue the city. This attack was called off early after it sparked a media and political f…
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The German navy refitted the merchant ship Atlantis with weapons hidden in phony deckhouses and side structures. Using its disguise as a freighter, the Atlantis stalked the ocean for over 600 days in 1940 and 1941. She captured or sank 22 ships until cornered and sunk by the British. Bernhard Rogge was the captain of the Atlantis throughout its ser…
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John Paul Vann was a career Army officer. He served in combat during the Korean War and was an advisor to the South Vietnamese Army’s IV Corps fighting the Viet Cong for a year from 1962 to 1963. Vann retired from the Army a few months after completed that assignment. He returned to Vietnam in 1965. First he worked as an official for the Agency for…
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Charles MacDonald was twenty-one yeas old when he assumed command of Company I 23rd Infantry in October 1944. His company had been in combat sense D plus 1 and MacDonald had never been in combat. MacDonald learns his job in a trial by fire that tests him in every imaginable way. In the eight months he was in command he fought in Battle of the Bulge…
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The Navy and Marine Corps attacked the Tarawa atoll on November 20th, 1943. It was their first objective in the drive across the Central Pacific. The island was defended by 2,600 Japanese troops and about 2,200 Japanese and Korean laborers. They had spent nine months fortifying the atoll. Most of the action took place on Betio. Betio is the largest…
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Imperial Japanese Navy pilots were an elite corps. They lead the world in developing naval aviation between the First and Second World Wars. Although their equipment was modern and tactics were cutting edge, their values and collective identity were based in something much older. They were the modern incarnation of Japan’s ancient warrior caste, th…
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The U.S. Army’s Second Brigade of the Third Infantry Division was part of the force that invaded Iraq in March of 2003. It raced out of Kuwait in Abrams tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles across open terrain, fighting a battle for which they'd trained. Mechanized infantry combined with the tank sledgehammer brushed aside any resistance losing more…
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In 1942 the British were fighting for control of the Atlantic Ocean. If they lost this battle they would starve and be put out of the war. German submarines were pushing the British to their limits and they could ill afford to have the German battleship Tirpitz sortie into the Atlantic and join the fight. To stop this from happening the British det…
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The Marine Corps grew to 485,000 Marines during the Second World War. This was twenty-five times larger than it was in 1939. This greatly expanded Corps attacked and captured Japanese held islands across the Central Pacific from 1942 until the war ended in 1945. Each island landing brought the United States closer to invading the Japanese home isla…
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North Korea tried to unify the peninsula by invading South Korea in June 1950. Initially the North Koreans had great success. They quickly advanced south while the United States tried to get forces onto the peninsula to stop them. This soon became a United Nations’ mission, and the North Koreans were stopped right around the southern port of Pusan.…
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James Nelson’s “I Will Hold” tells the story of Clifton B. Cates. Cates began serving in the Marine Corps in June 1917. He deployed to France as part of the 6th Marine Regiment and participated in the Third Battle of Aisne, the Battle of Belleau Wood, and the Battle of Soissons. Cates was awarded the Navy Cross, two Distinguished Service Crosses, t…
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In April 1968 large elements of the North Vietnamese Army’s 320th Division crossed the Demilitarized Zone into South Vietnam. They were advancing towards the 3rd Marine Division’s command post and major logistics hub at Dong Ha when they were engaged by the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines. Fighting raged in and around the village of Dai Do from April 30…
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The Battle of Guadalcanal took place from August 1942 until February 1943. Because Guadalcanal is an island, both the Japanese and the Americans relied on the sea to supply their forces and bring in reinforcements. James D. Hornfischer’s “Neptune’s Inferno” tells the story of the fight to control the seas around Guadalcanal. These sea battles cost …
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Salve, salve, tirem as crianças da sala... está começando mais um episódio do Odin me ajude!, o podcast oferecido pela Hidromelaria OldPony para mantê-lo atualizado e informado sobre este fantástico mundo do hidromel, seus derivados e afins! E no episódio mensal de hoje vamos conhecer o Alex Scheffer, outro empreendedor no mercado hidromeleiro! Vam…
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The Allies landed in Normandy as the sun came up on June 6th, 1944. A couple of hours before about 13,100 U.S. Army paratroopers from the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions jumped into the night inland of the Utah and Omaha beaches. The 82nd's mission was to seize the town of Saint Marie Eglise and the causeways off Utah beach. Ed Ruggero’s “First M…
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Salve, salve, tirem as crianças da sala... está começando mais um episódio do Odin me ajude!, o podcast oferecido pela Hidromelaria OldPony para mantê-lo atualizado e informado sobre este fantástico mundo do hidromel, seus derivados e afins! E no episódio mensal de hoje vamos conhecer o Gerente Comercial Old Pony: Marcos Antonio Rodrigues! Vamos fa…
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The U.S. entered the Second World War in December 1941 when the Japanese attacked the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In January 1942, the United States established the 8th Bomber Group. By February 1942, the 8th Bomber Group had a detachment in England, its first combat units arrived in June, and it launched its first raid on July 4th, 1942 as…
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This is part 2 of 2 on Sean Naylor’s “Relentless Strike: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command”. In April 1980, the U.S. military tried to rescue 52 Americans captured when Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran. The rescue attempt was called Operation Eagle Claw and it failed. Eagle Claw involved helicopters flying fr…
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