One Soldier Canadian History Podcast
Episode 25: When the Irish Invaded Canada with Christopher Klein

Episode 25: When the Irish Invaded Canada with Christopher Klein

July 15, 2021

In this episode host Russell Hillier is joined by historian and author Christopher Klein to talk about the Fenian raids and his book "When the Irish Invaded Canada."

 

When The Irish Invaded Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/When-Irish-Invaded-Canada-Incredible/dp/0385542607/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3GLFH6GF1IXIB&dchild=1&keywords=when+the+irish+invaded+canada&qid=1626358732&sprefix=when+the+irish%2Caps%2C208&sr=8-1

 

The One Soldier Podcast studies military history from Canada and around the world, by talking to authors and veterans about their experiences, books and memoirs.

One Soldier Podcast 24: Lord of the Rings Historical Analysis with Professor Gerard McLarney.

One Soldier Podcast 24: Lord of the Rings Historical Analysis with Professor Gerard McLarney.

February 28, 2021

Are the Riders of Rohan akin to Vikings on horseback, or are they Anglo-Saxons?

Is the battle at Minas Tirith analogous to the Ottoman siege of Vienna?

Who are the Orcs in our own lives?

In this episode, host Russell Hillier is joined by Professor of Religious Studies Gerard McLarney, to learn about the myths, war and lessons of Lord Of The Rings.

 

Episode 23: Rhodesian Light Infantry with John Van Zyl

Episode 23: Rhodesian Light Infantry with John Van Zyl

February 12, 2021

In this episode, host Russell Hillier is joined by John Van Zyl, veteran of the Rhodesian Light Infantry and creator of the Fighting Men of Rhodesia Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDfQx5rjmSc&t=6s

John talks about growing up in Colonial Africa, the Rhodesian Bush War and what it's like to lose your country.

Background

in the 1960's Rhodesia was a prosperous country, with high employment, a strong currency and little crime. Ten years later and it was all gone. By 1980, Rhodesia had vanished off the map. History is a demanding teacher and the lesson is that things can fall apart quickly, regardless of what country you call home. 

 

Episode 22: Battle of Cut Knife Hill

Episode 22: Battle of Cut Knife Hill

January 12, 2021

In this episode, host Russell Hillier examines the 1885 Metis Rebellion and the battle of Cut Knife Hill through the diary of Lieutenant R.S. Cassels.

Cassels chronicles the actions of Toronto's Queens Own Rifles, as they embark for war and engage Cree warriors throughout the Saskatchewan prairie in the last of the great North American "Indian Wars."

Episode 21: Alberta Independence with Paul Hinman

Episode 21: Alberta Independence with Paul Hinman

January 7, 2021

In this episode, host Russell Hillier is joined by Paul Hinman, two time Alberta MLA and current leader of the Wildrose Independence Party. 

Paul Hinman joined the podcast to talk about pandemic lockdowns, the fight against globalism and the need for Alberta to cut ties with the rest of Canada. 

You can follow Paul Hinman on twitter @PaulHinmanWIPA

Hunting Taliban with Chuck Prodonick

Hunting Taliban with Chuck Prodonick

December 21, 2020

In this episode, host Russell Hillier is joined by Chuck Prodonick, veteran of Bosnia, Kosovo and the Afghan war.

Chuck joined the podcast to talk about hunting Taliban in Kandahar province and shares some behind the scenes stories during the making of "The Bards of War" documentary. 

You can follow Chuck on twitter: @DeplorableNorth

Episode 19: The South African Border War with Granger Korff

Episode 19: The South African Border War with Granger Korff

November 6, 2020

In this episode, host Russell Hillier is joined by best-selling author and veteran of the South African Border War, Granger Korff.

In the early 1980's Granger Korff joined the elite South African Paratroopers, as they battled Soviet and Cuban-backed forces throughout Angola and Namibia.

Granger's book titled 19 With a Bullet, chronicles his life growing up in South Africa and the brutal war the raged along the country's borderland throughout the 1980's. 

Order your copy of 19 With a Bullet: https://www.amazon.ca/19-Bullet-African-Paratrooper-Angola/dp/1920143319

Episode 18: The Canadian Airborne Regiment And How To Rob A Bank With Darnell Bass

Episode 18: The Canadian Airborne Regiment And How To Rob A Bank With Darnell Bass

October 12, 2020

In this episode, host Russell Hillier is joined by author, veteran of the Canadian Airborne Regiment and bank robber, Darnell Bass.

It's been twenty years since its disbandment in the wake of the ill-fated mission to Somalia and yet the legend and mythos of the Canadian Airborne Regiment is still with us. Ask any soldier about the maroon beret, and you're bound to get a passionate response.

Host Russell Hillier joined Darnell Bass to hear about his journey from paratrooper, to armed bank robber, in this no-holds-barred discussion. Find Darnell's Book, "What Manner of Man," here: https://www.amazon.ca/What-Manner-Man-Canadian-Airborne/dp/1897113390

The One Soldier Podcast studies military history from Canada and around the world, by talking to authors and veterans about their experiences, books and memoirs.

Episode 17: William Ray and the Battle of Medak Pocket

Episode 17: William Ray and the Battle of Medak Pocket

August 24, 2020

In this episode, host Russell Hillier talks to William Ray, veteran of the battle of the Medak Pocket.

In 1993, Canadian peace-keepers were sent to the Medak Pocket, with the goal of protecting Serbian civilians from a planned Croatian offensive. What happened next was an intense battle between Canadian and Croat forces. Medak Pocket was Canada's largest battle in the decades between the Korean War and Afghanistan. Yet instead of being thanked for their courage, veterans of the battle were told not to talk about it. As far as the government was concerned, the battle never happened. 

The One Soldier Podcast studies military history from Canada and around the world, by talking to authors and veterans about their experiences, books and memoirs. 

Episode 16: With Master Sniper Jody Mitic (Part 1)

Episode 16: With Master Sniper Jody Mitic (Part 1)

August 10, 2020

Host Russell Hillier sits down with his brother Dillon and Master Sniper, Best-Selling author and former Ottawa City Councilor, Jody Mitic. In this episode we're talking about the War in Afghanistan, record-setting sniper kills and dirty politics in the nation's capitol.

Get your copy of Jody's book here: https://www.amazon.ca/Unflinching-Making-Canadian-Jody-Mitic/dp/1476795118/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=unflinching&qid=1597067271&sr=8-1

The One Soldier Podcast studies military history from Canada and around the world, by talking to authors and veterans about their experiences, books and memoirs. 

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