esse Alexander of Real Time History joins me to about the process, challenges, and importance of retelling the story of Napoleon's 1812 and 1813. We explore how Real Time History put their episodes together, their different way of doing history, and the meticulous research that goes into each episode, as well as the sources that can help us achieve a better understanding of the period.
Twitter: @jesse_history | @realtime_hist
To support Real Time History: www.patreon.com/realtimehistory
What a new podcast, when starting I had to listen without interruption - I do warch Real Time History productions for several weeks now, just stumbled by chance across them, about the so called Franco Prussian War of 1870 / 71, as a German I would of course prefer to call it Franco German war or War of 1870 / 71 - and was quite impressed how it was presented and from that one other series like on the Great War or Real Time History podcast - and I was quite impressed by the presentation and the gain of knowledge and not the usual bla bla bla I find so commonly in the usual history books / trend - where especially the Napoleonic period is suffering so badly.
So they will produce or are producing a series about the 1812 and 1813 campaign - and so far what I hear it seems to be more just than the usual blurb, which I fear it will be. They have the chance to present those from a solid perspective.
I agree with Zack White, that this is a good way how to learn and how to get interested in history - the only draw back so far - I see on this forum, on podcasts on you tube productions as well as on books, is the lack of feed back discussing those productions - how to let's say produce an add on by the gain of more knowledge or different views. This is done by other productions much better in my view, as like the response of this and this and than again a review of the so far presented.
It is interesting that Jesse Alexander - one of the main responsable persons of Real Time History mentions that the French regulations of 1808 - the first thing mentioned is how to make a soup. Wel technically those are not the French drill regulations but those are the Manuel d'infanterie ou Résumé de Tous les Réglements, etc, Paris 1808, basically what a French NCO should know and is of course a treasure drove of information.
I hope they won't fail when consulting specialists of arms or uniforms to regurgitate the myths of the Bardin uniforms or how and why muskets were employed.