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News for the last ten days of September 1940

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Battle of Britain daily news update

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There's a new BTHP series on its way.  And it’s a blast from the past.  No pun intended.

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The 1647 Putney Debates saw the development of many of the key democratic ideas we take for granted today. As Thomas Raisborough put it. 

the poorest he that is in England has a life to live, as the greatest he: and therefore truly, Sir, I think it is clear, that every man that has a life to live under a government ought first by his own consent to put himself under that government; and I do think that the poorest man in England is not bound in a strict sense to the government that he has not had a voice to put himself under

All of this was of course against the backdrop of the English Civil War which in many ways makes if even more remarkable.

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This episode covers the end the Napoleonic Wars and what Britain did next, how the Royal Navy had to change and the technological advances that might threaten or enhance it's dominance.

Tony

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The episode looks at the period from the start of the French Revolution to the Battle of Trafalgar.

http://bingethinkinghistory.blogspot.com/2010/05/15-reign-of-terror-to-trafalgar.html

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Hello everyone.  Just to let you know the podcast now had a new website.

http://www.bingethinkinghistory.com

The mp3 files will remain hosted on Libsyn as it's a great service and the new site will link to the individual files, in fact I'll probably have to run the two sites along side each other.  You don't have to adjust anything.

Episode 15 is under way too!

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This episode takes a look at explorers not the usual fighting and politics.  Cook sails to the Pacific times and Bligh is only remembered because of a certain mutiny.

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Episode 13 at long last. 

The American colonys are lost and things look bleak.  However the reputation of the Royal Navy and Britain is saved by someone whose own was highly suspect. 

Merry Christmas everyone.

All the best

Tony

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Hello everyone, I seem to be endlessly apologising for delays and this is 'mother of all delays' as Episode 13 tries to make it to completion.  I'm in a perfect storm of delay if you will; work and everything else is taking up far too much time and I decided to try and make this the longest episode I've done.

So worry not BTHP is alive and well, very well in fact as it's almost at 10,000 downloads, it's just not got a well defined schedule.

All the very best

Tony

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Finally a new episode and sorry for the long hiatus.  I'm going to try and make sure that doesn't happen again.

This episode covers what happened during the mid 18th Century and the all important Seven Years War, seen by many as the real 'First World War'.  It also saw Britain become the dominant European power without actually having an army on the continent and the continuation of the century long on/off conflict with France.  The road to Waterloo and Trafalgar was set.

Hope you enjoy

Tony

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Hello all...just thought I'd let you know I've finished the writing/research for Episode 12 so it's time to do the fun part and record.  Or I would were it not for an onslaught of technical gremlins which I'm currently trying to resolve.  I'm still hoping to get the initial recording done ASAP so fingers crossed.

All the best

Tony 

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Hello all, just thought I'd let you know that I haven't forgotten about Episode 12.  It's slow going largely as I've been distracted by work, even to the extend of creating some tech podcasts.  Then there is the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain next year and I've come up with a few ideas, just one of which might involve a redux podcast.

If you're interested there is now a Facebook group which is a bit empty at the moment but feel free add some comments.

Right...I've promised you a podcast, be back soon.

Tony

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Hello all.  Just to let you know Episode 12 is currently under way, it's early days but the production process has kicked off, as I've said a few times work etc sadly puts BTHP at the bottom of the 'to do' list.  Bear with me dear listener.

I have asked more than once what the theme tune is at the beginning and end of each episode.  It's Beethoven's wonderful Bagatelles for Solo Fortepiano op. 119 no. 1.  If your interested I found the MP3 at http://www.magnatune.com/ which is a great place to find podsafe music of all kinds.

All the very best
Tony

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This episode follows the initial fortunes of the English and the Dutch Navies as they take on the French.  It also covers the Golden Age of Piracy and it's demise and sees George Anson be the third English sailor to capture the Manilla Galleon.

All the best

Tony

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Episode 11 is underway and if the Lords of DIY are kind I might have something before the New Year but it not something just after.  Hopefully!

BTHP would seem to have lots of new listeners, so many in fact that it currently, or the last time I looked anyway, found itself at number 3 in on the UK iTunes History Podcast chart, surrounded by the BBC as it happens, and in the top 100 Podcasts.  November was a bumper month with almost twice as many downloads than previously.  A huge thanks you all.  And of course a equally huge thanks to all you who've posted comments here, send me email or are now following me on Twitter.

Have a great Christmas and New Year and all the very best.

Tony

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Here we look at the origins of the English Navy the development of the Navy Royal and the reorganisation and formation of the Royal Navy.  This is the first part of I think three episodes on the Senior Service.

Apologies again for the delay, hopefully I won't take to long next time.

Enjoy and all the best

Tony

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In case you're wondering I completed the recording of Episode 10 a few days ago and I've started the edit.  So hopefully I'll have something very soon. 

Cheers

Tony

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The answer it seems was simple. Stop sodding about and produce a podcast, any podcast. Don't bother with the monster special as frankly it'll take until far too long and people will start saying, "Tony who?" So I've abandoned plans for a 'Number 10 special' and as soon as I can, probably this weekend, I'll record the material I already have. Then if the gods of podcasting smile upon me I should have something for you next week. All the best Tony

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I was talking to a friend of mine yesterday about the current pace (or lack of) with which BTHP currently finds itself.  As I already have about forty minutes worth of material, maybe more, it was suggested that I should record what I have already and revert to a multi part series like the previous two topics.

Does anyone have an opinion one way of the other?  Should I just plow on and get the larger episode out as soon as I can (this side of Christmas he says laughing) or record what I have?

All the best

Tony

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I've just realised that it was back in July that I posted the last episode of BTHP and it looks as if I am going to have to rethink how I organise my podcasting...I don't want to leave such huge gaps between episodes. Number 10 is about half done, it's going to probably be the biggest one so far, and I hope to have it written as so as possible. Thanks for your continued patience and I'll keep you posted. Tony

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It's not an excuse, well actually it is, but the last week has been a wash out due to having a cold.  No writing, no research...I haven't even had it in me to pick up Arthur Herman's excellent tome. 

I've noticed that BTHP has dropped off the featured pages on iTunes, I'm guessing because of the lack of output.  Podcasting it seems is a fickle mistress particularly for the amateur.

The cold is now in abeyance and normal service will be resumed ASAP.  Hopefully!

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I thought I'd let you know what the plan is for Episode 10 just so you know I haven't forgotten! 

It'll be in two parts but one Episode...if that makes sense.  The first section with be a "Rough Guide to the Royal Navy", basically a potted history of Britain's navy from Alfred to Falklands Conflict.  I think it'll be longer than I first expected, however I did promise a single podcast and I'll be true to my word.  :o)  Then in the second half Jim Mowatt of Historyzine fame and I will discuss what we think are the handful of most significant events in the history of the RN.

I've got as far as Drake as I write this so still a bit a way to go...

Tony 

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Just in case you're wondering I am working on Episode 10...honest. 

Bear with me

Tony

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After catching my breath with the concluding part of the Battle of Britain episode I've been pondering what the milestone number 10 what might cover.  After a discussion with Jim Mowatt of Historyzine fame we've decided to do a double header as we did a while back on his show.

More news as I get it..

Tony 

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Welcome to the final part of series looking at the Battle of Britain.  What did the air battle over Southern England in the summer 1940 mean?  Was it even a battle?  Can it be see in terms of winners and losers?  And what about the myths?  I try to answers these and few other questions in no particular order. 

Thanks for all the kind and generous comments and email and I hope you enjoy this last BTHP mini series.

All the best.

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Episode 9 is almost done.  I recorded, edited and was just about to publish but decided I wasn't happy with a few bits, nothing serious but will delay posting by probably twenty four hours.  Back very soon.

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Just to let you know I've started to record Episode 9 so it shouldn't been too long.  Hopefully I'll have something before the end of the week.  Fingers crossed.

All the best

Tony

 

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The final episode on the Battle of Britain is on it's way, I'm about half way there so hopefully not long to go.  I also think I know what episode 10 will be about as well.

All the best.

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Welcome back after my affliction of 'podblock'.  We now look at the events after the 'Hardest Day' up to the official end of the battle in October as the Luftwaffe focus attacks on Fighter Commands airfields then switch to attacking London.  Oh...and did you know the Italians turned up after everything was effectively over?

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