Patrick Crozier and I talk about French military disappointments (and so does Antoine Clarke)

These disappointments happened in 1870, 1914, 1917, 1940, 1944(?) and 1954. We don’t talk about them in chronological order, because we started with 1914, which was the failed French Ardennes offensive, right at the start of World War 1. But events in all of those years get a mention. Listen to our conversation here, where … Continue reading Patrick Crozier and I talk about French military disappointments (and so does Antoine Clarke)

Lockdown chat with Patrick

On June 2nd, Patrick Crozier and I had another of our recorded conversations, this time about Lockdown. In the course of this, I refer to a photo that I did take, and a photo that I didn’t take. The photo that I did take was this: That being me, and another bloke, recording the fact … Continue reading Lockdown chat with Patrick

In which Patrick Crozier tells me that the Americans could and should have won the Vietnam War

This was in the course of our latest recorded conversation, which we had over the phone (by which I mean my phone and his computer) last Wednesday, and which has just been posted at Croziervision, with further verbals from Patrick. Which I recommend, even if you don’t listen to the thing itself. Patrick’s posting is … Continue reading In which Patrick Crozier tells me that the Americans could and should have won the Vietnam War

Another recorded conversation with Patrick (about the WW2 bombing offensive)

Tomorrow afternoon Patrick Crozier and I will be recording another of our recorded conversations. Assuming all the technology behaves as it should, it will in due course go here. We’re going to be talking about the World War 2 bombing offensive. Patrick and I like talking about war. So, what will we be saying? You’ll … Continue reading Another recorded conversation with Patrick (about the WW2 bombing offensive)

Patrick Crozier and I talk about the Falklands War

As earlier noted, Patrick Crozier and I recently recorded a conversation about the Falklands War, involving both what we each remembered about it from when we lived through it (early in 1982), and what we have learned about it since, which was not a lot in my case but a bit. It was a strange … Continue reading Patrick Crozier and I talk about the Falklands War

What have Patrick Crozier and I been doing right with our podcasts?

For quite some while now, ever since August (I think it must have been) 2017, when we talked about World War 1, Patrick Crozier and I have been doing a podcast every few weeks or so. Here is where to find them all, that first one in the series about WW1 being here. But what … Continue reading What have Patrick Crozier and I been doing right with our podcasts?

Transport chat with Patrick Crozier (and sorry for the delay telling you about it)

With blogging, excellence is the enemy of adequacy, and often what you think will be excellence turns out not to be. Eight days ago now, Patrick Crozier and I had one of our occasional recorded chats, about transport this time. Train privatisation, high speed trains and maglevs, robot cars, that kind of thing. I think … Continue reading Transport chat with Patrick Crozier (and sorry for the delay telling you about it)

Me and Patrick talk television

Personally I thought that the recorded chat that Patrick Crozier and I did about World War 1 was better, because Patrick is an expert on that event and its times, its causes and its consequences. Here, for whatever it may be worth, is the rather more rambling and disjointed conversation that we had more recently … Continue reading Me and Patrick talk television