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Finland: The Deadliest Sniper In History, Simo Häyhä

Simo Häyhä was a Finnish farmer born in the 1900’s, known around his village for his wickedly sharp aim with a hunting rifle.

when Stalin and The Red Army invaded Finland.
Rushed to the front, his kill-count quickly rose.

His fellow Finns nicknamed him The Magic Sniper, but to the Russians he was Belaya Smert,

The White Death.

South Korea: The Invincible Admiral, Yi Sun-sin

Yi Sun-sin was a Korean soldier in the 16th century.

Throughout his career he had built up a reputation as an exemplary leader with a brilliant eye for military decisions.

Despite this, he had received few promotions and had made fewer friends within the military due to his ‘no nonsense’ stance on nepotism and corruption.

But when Japan invaded the defenceless Korean coast in their darkest hour; the government begrudgingly admitted there was only person for the job.

Wales: Owain Glyndŵr

The story of Owain Glyndŵr, The Last Prince Of Wales Owain Glyndŵr was a Welsh landowner in the 14th century. Driven into revolt by a tyrannical English king he would ignite a slumbering sense of nationalism his countrymen shared. Tired of being second-class citizens in their own country, thousands would flock to his banner determined… Continue Reading →

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FAQ

Q: What is this podcast about?

A: Anthology Of Heroes is a history podcast that tells the story of national heroes or villains from every country of the world, focusing on those whose actions shaped their country.

Q: Is this show appropriate for all ages?

A: Generally, yes. There are occasional cuss words from me, and usually if an episode discusses mature themes (usually descriptions of graphic violence) I will put a warning at the start of an episode.

Q: Do you want to collaborate?

A: Definitely, if you’re from one of the countries we’re covering I would love to interview you and discuss your country’s history.

Q: Where can I listen to it?

A: Free on AcastSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, Stitcher and every other Podcast platform.

Q: How often do you release?

A: Fortnightly episodes with some bonus content (interviews, history movie reviews etc) on the off-week.

Q: Where can I get the latest updates?

A: Our Instagram page has regular postings about next episodes, as well as supporting pictures.