Talking History with Farnham U3A – The Boer War and other Colonial Adventures – part C – S2018/9 02C

In the third part of his talk, the Boer War and other Colonial Adventures, Richard Thomas discusses some of the other adventures that took place during the scramble for Africa. The scramble for Africa took place in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The adventures discussed include:

  • The Fourth Anglo-Ashanti War.
  • The Anglo-Zanzibari War – the shortest war in history!
  • The punitive Benin Expedition.
  • The Fifth Anglo-Ashanti War.

These talks are split into sections of around 20 minutes to make them more convenient to listen to.

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Please note: It has not been possible to include all the graphics used in the original talk due to copyright considerations.

The Farnham U3A site is at Farnham U3A Home Page.

The music Media Magazine used in this podcast is licensed from AKM Music.

© The MrT Podcast Studio and Farnham U3A History Group 2018

Talking History with Farnham U3A – How the West was Lost – part A – S2018/9 01A

In  the first part of Michael A’Bear’s talk on How the West was Lost, we hear about:

  • The French Influence and the size of Louisiana
  • The Lewis and Clark expedition
  • The Alamo and its effect on the United States

The West was fascinating, it is vast and interesting, to get an idea of its vastness listen to the podcasts in Series 1 of US Rail Journeys on this site.

There are no illustrations to accompany this talk.

The Farnham U3A site is at Farnham U3A Home Page

The music ‘Media Magazine’ used in this podcast is licensed from AKM Music.

© The MrT Podcast Studio and Farnham U3A History Group 2018

Talking History with Farnham U3A – How the West was Lost – part B – S2018/9 01B

In  the second part of Michael’s talk on How the West was Lost, we hear about:

  • The Indian Wars
  • The Californian Gold Rush
  • The effect of the settlers on the West
  • The birth of the Cowboy legend
  • Many of the big names of the West such as the Earps, the OK Corral etc.

The West was fascinating, it is vast and interesting, to get an idea of its vastness listen to the podcasts in Series 1 of US Rail Journeys on this site.

There are no illustrations to accompany this talk.

The Farnham U3A site is at Farnham U3A Home Page

The music ‘Media Magazine’ used in this podcast is licensed from AKM Music.

© The MrT Podcast Studio and Farnham U3A History Group 2018

Talking History with Farnham U3A – How the West was Lost – part C – S2018/9 01C

In  the third part of Michael’s talk on How the West was Lost, we hear about:

  • Jessie James
  • Calamity Jane
  • Big Nose Kate – better known as Katie Elder
  • Ma Baker
  • George Armstrong Custer and the Little Big Horn

The West was fascinating, it is vast and interesting, to get an idea of its vastness listen to the podcasts in Series 1 of US Rail Journeys on this site.

There are no illustrations to accompany this talk.

The Farnham U3A site is at Farnham U3A Home Page

The music ‘Media Magazine’ used in this podcast is licensed from AKM Music.

© The MrT Podcast Studio and Farnham U3A History Group 2018