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Ep.261a – In the Centennial Footsteps of the Great War – Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy


In this special podcast, Dr Tom Thorpe talks to historian and photographer Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy about the launch of his book In the Centennial Footsteps of the Great War. Your browser does not support the audio element. The two-volume bo…

In the Centennial Footsteps of the Great War from Sarajevo to Versailles VOL I  by Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy


It is an ambitious author and photographer who states that the aim of his book is to ‘help prevent the Third World War’, but from someone who is now Hungary’s Ambassador to France, I applaud his ambition that if we ‘understand the reasons and the consequences of the First World War’, we can understand the reasons and consequences of all war, let al…

Before the Music Sounded – the Naval Career of Baron Georg Von Trapp


Our July talk is Michael O’Brien on the naval career of Baron Georg von Trapp. Best known as the stern father in the musical ‘The Sound of Music,’ Von Trapp was originally more famous for being Austria-Hungary’s leading submarine ace in the First World War. The talk examines his fighting record and the unique links of the Trapp family to Britain. …