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The Dead Prussian Podcast

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

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...


Jul 13, 2017

Mick chats with Azar Gat, a professor at Tel Aviv University. They chat about his new book, The Causes of War & the Spread of Peace. Azar also talks about the reasons for going to war throughout human history.

Azar offers a new take on an old definition for the answer to the final question. 

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Jun 22, 2017

Mick chats with Karl James a senior historian at the Australian War Memorial and editor of Kokoda: Beyond the Legend. They chat about the legend and the reality of Kokoda as well as its significance to Australia.

Karl offers a historian's answer to the final question. 

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Jun 8, 2017

Mick chats with Jack McCain an instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy and author of Angola, Clausewitz, and the American Way of War. They chat about the lessons that can be applied to contemporary conflict from this often overlooked war.

Jack offers a unique answer to the final question. 

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Mar 2, 2017

In this episode Mick chats with Major General John S Harrel (Ret'd), author of The Nisibis War. They discuss the Roman defence of the east in late antiquity and the war with Persia that lasted 25 years!

John provides a lawyer's response to the final question. 

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