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Point of the Spear with Robert Child
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Author and film director Robert Child hosts a weekly podcast featuring military history authors, filmmakers and movers and shakers.
4 days ago
Founder of the WWII Website StoriesBehindtheStars.Org, Don Milne
Join Robert Child for conversation with Don Milne the founder of the nonprofit initiative Stories Behind the Stars. A lifelong history buff, he started a blog after the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor in 2016 to honor individual and mostly forgotten World War II fallen by writing short obituaries about them. Over the next four years, his WW2 Fallen 100 blog resulted in more than 1,200 stories and was read more than 1.5 million times. More than 1,300 people involved in the Stories Behind the Stars project have written nearly 10,000 accounts, including every story of the fallen from one state (Utah) and stories about every D-Day soldier lost on the first day at Normandy.
Sep 11, 2021
Founder and President of the WWII Foundation, Tim Gray
Join Robert Child for conversation with Tim Gray, founder, and president of the nonprofit World War II Foundation. The organization honors the legacy of the veterans and survivors of one of history’s most crucial periods by producing educational documentary films (29 to date) with several more in post-production). These documentaries air on television networks around the world via American Public Television. Each of their films range from 60 to 90 minutes in length. They make these documentaries available for free to educators, students, and the public. Their goal is to preserve these important stories for current and future generations.
Sep 8, 2021
Author Martin Dugard, Taking Paris: The Epic Battle for the City of Lights
Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Martin Dugard He is the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of the “Killing” series with Bill O'Reilly. On the show we discuss his new book, Taking Paris, set in WWII when Paris fell into German hands. As the Nazis ruthlessly crushed all opposition, a patriotic band of Parisians known as the Resistance secretly rose to fight back. But these young men and women could not do it alone. Over 120,000 Parisians died under German occupation. Countless more were tortured in the city's Gestapo prisons and sent to death camps. The longer the Nazis held the city, the greater the danger its citizens faced.
Sep 4, 2021
Author and WWI Expert Mitch Yockelson, Forty-Seven Days: How Pershing's Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I
Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Mitch Yockelson. He is the recipient of the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award, an investigative archivist at the National Archives and Records Administration, and a former professor of military history at the United States Naval Academy. In the episode, we discuss his WWI book, Forty-Seven Days: How Pershing's Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I.
Sep 1, 2021
Author Bob Welch, Saving My Enemy: How Two WWII Soldiers Fought Against Each Other and Later Forged a Friendship That Saved Their Lives
Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Bob Welch. He is the author of Easy Company Soldier: The Legendary Battles of a Sergeant from World War II's "Band of Brothers." His latest book is Saving My Enemy: How Two WWII Soldiers Fought Against Each Other and Later Forged a Friendship That Saved Their Lives. On the sixtieth anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Bulge, an American and German soldier met. Don Malarkey was a celebrity featured in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, while Engelbert had passed the years in the obscurity of a remote German village. But both men were still scarred— haunted—by nightmares of war. And finally, after they met, they were able to save each other's lives.
Aug 25, 2021
Major General and Author, Mari K. Eder, The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line
Join Robert Child for a conversation with Major General (ret.) Mari K. Eder. She has authored an outstanding new book, The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line, which takes you inside the lives and experiences of 15 unknown women heroes from the Greatest Generation. These women served, fought, struggled, and made things happen during WWII—in and out of uniform. Theirs is a legacy destined to embolden generations of women to come.
Aug 24, 2021
September Guests Coming to Point of the Spear
Join Robert Child in September on Point of the Spear where he welcomes several great guests including Bob Welch, Martin Dugard, Dr. Allen Guelzo, Myke Cole, and more.
Aug 21, 2021
Author Jared Frederick, Hang Tough: the WWII letters and artifacts of Major Dick Winters
Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Jared Frederick. His latest book is Hang Tough: The WWII Letters and Artifacts of Major Dick Winters. Beneath this marble image of a reserved officer is the story of a common Pennsylvanian tested by the daily trials and tribulations of military duty. Dick Winters wartime correspondence with a pen pal and naval reservist, DeEtta Almon, paints an endearing portrait of life on both the home front and battlefront—capturing the humor, horror, and humility that defined a generation.
Aug 18, 2021
Former Army Ranger and Author Dr. Tony Brooks, Leave No Man Behind
Join Robert Child for a conversation with former Army Ranger Dr. Tony Brooks, author of Leave No Man Behind: The Untold Story of the Rangers’ Unrelenting Search for Marcus Luttrell, the Navy SEAL Lone Survivor in Afghanistan. The book gives a first-hand account of the daring recovery of Turbine 33 and the subsequent search for the remaining compromised Navy SEAL recon team—one of whom was Marcus Luttrell, the lone survivor. The Rangers were up against lack of intel, treacherous terrain, violent weather, and an enemy that was raised to fight.
Aug 14, 2021
Author Colin Cahoon, Mended Wings: The Vietnam War Experience Through the Eyes of Ten American Purple Heart Helicopter Pilots
Robert Child speaks with Colin P. Cahoon a writer of historical nonfiction and historically based fiction, a patent attorney, and a former Army helicopter pilot. His latest book is Mended Wings: The Vietnam War Experience Through the Eyes of Ten American Purple Heart Helicopter Pilots. Follow the lives of ten Purple Heart heroes as they relate the Vietnam War experience from the perspective of the helicopter cockpit.
Aug 12, 2021
Point of the Spear Season One Trailer
Just a sampling of what you'll hear on the new military history podcast hosted by author Robert Child. Point of the Spear features leading authors, filmmakers and movers and shakers in military history. We hope you can join us and subscribe.
Aug 11, 2021
Former Navy SEAL and Author Ben Milligan, By Water Beneath the Walls: The Rise of the Navy SEALs
Join Robert Child for a conversation with former Navy SEAL, Bronze Star recipient, and author Ben Milligan. Ben has written By Water Beneath the Walls: The Rise of the Navy SEALs, which chronicles the rise of the Navy SEALs from unarmed frogmen to elite commandos. And who better to tell that story than one of their own. By Water Beneath the Walls is Ben's first book, and it is getting widespread praise.