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Unknown History with Giles Milton

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Unknown History provides you with surprising, quirky, and remarkable tales from the past, so you can pretend you paid attention in history class. Hosted by renowned author Giles Milton. To download podcast episodes not shown here, visit QuickandDirtyTips.com

Unknown History provides you with surprising, quirky, and remarkable tales from the past, so you can pretend you paid attention in history class. Hosted by renowned author Giles Milton. To download podcast episodes not shown here, visit QuickandDirtyTips.com
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Unknown History provides you with surprising, quirky, and remarkable tales from the past, so you can pretend you paid attention in history class. Hosted by renowned author Giles Milton. To download podcast episodes not shown here, visit QuickandDirtyTips.com

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English


Episodes

BONUS: Introducing The History of England

5/30/2019
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Today we have a special guest post for Unknown History listeners. David Crowther hosts the History of England podcast, where he delves into England's history from the end of Roman Britain to present day. This episode focuses on Queen Mary, Lady Elizabeth, and their strained relationship in 1500's England. Listen to learn about the queen's attempt to "remove a thorn" from her rule. Learn more about the History of England Podcast at: https://thehistoryofengland.co.uk/

Duration:00:47:54

87 S3 -- D-DAY: When the Tides Turned on Omaha Beach

4/24/2019
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In the last episode from Season 3 of Unknown History, we learn how the American Troops finally won the beach from German defenders at Omaha Beach. This episode was supported by MagellanTV. For an exclusive two-month free trial of all MagellanTV has to offer, visit magellantv.com/unknownhistory

Duration:00:14:23

85 S3 -- D-DAY: Bagpipes and Snipers

4/10/2019
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Upon landing at Sword Beach the morning of June 6, 1944, one group of eite British commandos were accompanied by a Highland bagpiper, who emphasized the greatness of their victory. This episode was supported by MagellanTV. For an exclusive two-month free trial of all MagellanTV has to offer, visit http://magellantv.com/unknownhistory

Duration:00:14:58

84 S3 -- D-DAY: American Rangers Who Terrified the Germans

4/3/2019
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A group of American Rangers, led by the bold James Rudder, were some of the strongest and bravest soldiers in D-Day battles. Learn how they sabotaged a giant stockpile of German weapons aimed at Normandy beaches.

Duration:00:14:32

83 S3 -- D-Day: The Tale of Two Brothers

3/27/2019
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Two brothers, Charles and Elliot Dalton, fought side-by-side on the morning of June 6, 1944, leading the Juno Beach landings.

Duration:00:14:26

82 S3 -- D-DAY: D-Day: The Men in the 'Suicide Wave'

3/20/2019
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If you've seen 'Saving Private Ryan,' you know too well the images of the first flight of men invading and dying on the beach on D-Day—today, we learn the true story of that fateful mission.

Duration:00:15:51

81 S3 -- D-DAY: The Utah Beach Landings

3/13/2019
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As dawn broke on June 6, 1944, Allied forces were conducting their first wave of landings on Utah Beach—and quickly realized that a part of their plan had gone very, very wrong.

Duration:00:15:01

80 S3 -- D-DAY: The Battle for Merville

3/6/2019
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A few hours before the beach landings at Normandy, Allied troops invaded the Merville Battery—a giant gun encampment—with instructions to destroy it. However, they had hundreds less soldiers than necessary to complete the mission.

Duration:00:15:00

79 S3 -- D-DAY: One of the Most Dangerous Missions of D-Day

2/27/2019
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As we lead up to the climax of D-Day, we learn about the early hours of June 6, 1944, and the soldiers who executed a mission so dangerous, they expected death.

Duration:00:14:44

78 S3 -- D-DAY: The Mission You've Never Heard Of

2/20/2019
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Hours before the beach landings on D-Day, a group of men underwent a dangerous nighttime mission in France. What happened in that fateful operation?

Duration:00:15:42

77 S3 -- D-DAY: What Happened on the Eve of D-Day?

2/13/2019
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On June 5, 1944, the night of what was supposed to be D-Day, the five massive fleets heading for the French coast suddenly stopped and turned around—but why?

Duration:00:14:48

76 S3 -- D-DAY: What Was Operation Tarbrush X?

2/6/2019
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In part one of our exciting third-season, D-DAY, we learn about George Lane and his extraordinary undercover mission to Nazi-occupied France. Learn more about D-Day by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/d-day-what-was-operation-tarbrush-x Buy the Book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250134943

Duration:00:15:09

75 Wild Bill - Friendship in the American Frontier: Wild Bill and Buffalo Bill

1/17/2019
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Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill were two of the most famous plainsmen of the American West, and also became trusted friends. How did this friendship come to be? Read the transcript here: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/friendship-in-the-american-frontier-wild-bill-and-buffalo-bill Get the book here: https://amzn.to/2EAiyDB

Duration:00:11:13

74 Wild Bill - The Softer Side of Wild Bill Hickok

1/10/2019
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Even America Frontier's first and fastest gunslinger had a softer, romantic side—on this episode, we learn about the women that captured Wild Bill Hickok's heart. Tom Clavin tells all in his book Wild Bill. Read the transcript here: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/the-softer-side-of-wild-bill-hickok Get the book here: https://amzn.to/2EAiyDB

Duration:00:11:01

73 Wild Bill - The Life and Death of Wild Bill Hickok

1/3/2019
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The story of Wild Bill Hickok, a legendary gunslinger from the American Frontier, has been largely untold in modern history. Tom Clavin tells all in his book Wild Bill. Read the transcript here: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/the-life-and-death-of-wild-bill-hickok Get the book here: https://amzn.to/2EAiyDB

Duration:00:11:19

72 Valley Forge - Who Was Baron von Steuben? An Unknown Revolutionary War Hero

12/27/2018
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In our third installment in the miniseries "The Heroes of Valley Forge," we learn about Baron von Steuben, a conman and spy for the French government whose intense training regimen led Washington's American troops into victory at Valley Forge. Learn more about the heroes of Valley Forge by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips:...

Duration:00:08:42

71 Valley Forge - George Washington’s Surrogate Sons

12/20/2018
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In the second installment in our miniseries on the heroes of Valley Forge, we learn about Washington's surrogate sons and the impact they had on the American Revolution. While he didn't have any children of his own, these three young men looked to Washington as a father, and he to them as sons. Learn more about the heroes of Valley Forge by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips:...

Duration:00:11:01

70 Valley Forge - George Washington's Heroism at Valley Forge

12/13/2018
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In the first episode of our miniseries on the Heroes of Valley Forge, we learn that it was during the Valley Forge encampment that Washington was first called the “Father of His Country” because it was there he embodied both the American government and the fight for independence. When he was among his troops, which was every day, freezing and going hungry with him, they became inspired not to dissolve or disperse but to survive and fight beside this towering figure. Learn more about the...

Duration:00:10:02

69 Labor Special - The 1894 Pullman Strike

12/6/2018
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In the final episode of our miniseries on Jack Kelly's The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America, we learn how George Pullman's laborers fought back against his working conditions and wages with The Pullman Strike. Learn more about The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips:...

Duration:00:11:13

68 Labor Special - The Rise of Labor Unions

11/29/2018
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In part four of our miniseries on The Edge of Anarchy, author Jack Kelly describes the unfair conditions, significant events, and key people that led to the rise of labor unions in America. Learn more about The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips:...

Duration:00:09:56