The British Army in Iraq and Afghanistan

Modern War Institute | 3 March 2021 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Simon Akam about his book The Changing of the Guard: The British Army Since 9/11. Discusses the British Army’s experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan, its relationships with the US military, and leadership failures. Argues for an honest conversation about those wars, the army’s performance in them, and the relationship between the UK military and the British people.

John Kampfner on Why the Germans Do it Better

The Bunker | 28 September 2020 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with John Kampfner about his book Why the Germans Do it Better. Discusses the German political miracle, Merkel, relations with the UK, and why Germany is so much better than the UK at industry, political debate and social cohesion.

Who Dares Wins: Britain in the Age of the Falklands

History Extra | 22 August 2020 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | iTunes
Talk by Dominic Sandbrook exploring the history of Britain in the early 1980s. Argues that the Falklands War, not Margaret Thatcher’s election, was a cultural revolution that changed the UK’s national mood. Draws from his book Who Dares Wins: Britain, 1979–1982.