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The Dead Prussian Podcast aims to explore War and Warfare through discussion and analysis of military theory, historical events, contemporary conflicts, and expert interviews.

Apr 18, 2018

In this episode, Mick chats with Jonathan Boff, a senior lecturer in History and War Studies at the University of Birmingham. They discuss the topic of Jonathan's latest book, Haigh's Enemy. Jonathan talks about Germany's war on the Western Front and the German military leader Crown Prince Rupprecht.

Jonathan provides...


Mar 23, 2018

Mick moderates a debate between accomplished historians Matthew Ford and Kim Wagner. The debate focuses on the role of military historians. Is military history a different discipline from other history? Why are 'ham' historians so popular? Should Military historians engage with policymakers? How does society benefit...


Nov 29, 2017

Mick chats with Sir Lawrence Freedman, Emeritus Professor at War Studies of Kings College London, author, and official military historian. They chat about his latest book, The Future of War: A History. Sir Lawrence discusses how predictions about war's future have followed similar patterns and what they can tell us...


Oct 5, 2017

Mick chats with Tristan Moss, an official history researcher at the Australian War Memorial. They chat Tristan's book, Guarding the Periphery: The Australian Army in Papua New Guinea 1951 - 1975.  Tristan also explains the use of colonial occupation forces in indigenous capacity building.


Tristan provides a...


Aug 24, 2017

Mick chats with Thomas Richardson, a historian at the Australian War Memorial. They chat about his new book, Destroy and Build: Pacification in Phuoc Thuy, 1966–1972. Thomas also discusses population centric counter-insurgency and the way it was employed during the Vietnam War by the Australian forces.

Thomas offers...