Episode 161: With the Infantry in World War II
Guest: Peter Hart
Sunday, September 3, 2023
This week on History Happy Hour: Chris and Rick welcome back distinguished (and sometimes disruptive!) oral historian Peter Hart to talk about his new book Footsloggers: An Infantry Battalion at War, 1939-1945.
He’ll share the story of a single British infantry battalion during WWII. From North Africa to Italy and Greece, the 16th learned their military skills the hard way facing determined German opposition every step of the way.
Peter Hart is the author of numerous books on World Wars I and II. He was formerly the lead oral historian at the Imperial War Museum in London and now is the co-host, along with Gary Bain, of the hugely popular Pete and Gary's Military History Podcast. This will be Peter’s fourth appearance on the show – putting him neck and neck with Joe Balkoski for who will get to five appearances first!