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The Lions Led By Donkeys podcast is a military history podcast for laughing at the worst military failures, inept commanders, and crazy stories from throughout the history of human conflict.

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Check us out on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@lionsledbydonkeyspodcast7424 SUPPORT THE SHOW: https://www.patreon.com/lionsledbydonkeys Japan creates a death trap that becomes so unlucky it becomes known throughout the Imperial Japanese Navy during WWII Sources: David Lippman. Mogami: Japan's Luckless Cruiser http://combinedfleet.com/ships/mogami David Brown. Warship Losses of WWII Paul Dull. The Battle History of the Imperial Japanese Navy
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SUPPORT THE SHOW: https://www.patreon.com/lionsledbydonkeys CHECK US OUT ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/@lionsledbydonkeyspodcast7424 The conclusion to our two parter on the Weather Underground
SUPPORT THE SHOW: https://www.patreon.com/lionsledbydonkeys Tom takes the wheel and tells Joe about the time a man created a terror organization in order to get laid.
SUPPORT THE SHOW: https://www.patreon.com/lionsledbydonkeys The King of Spain hires a bunch of mercenaries to go to war and refuses to pay them leading to them sacking Rome for a paycheck. Sources: https://www.historynet.com/rome-ravaged/ https://www.medievalists.net/2022/06/sack-rome-1527/ https://blog.nationalmuseum.ch/en/2023/05/the-darkest-day-in-the-history-of-the-swiss-guard/ Idan Sherer. A Bloody Carnival? Charles' V Soldiers and the Sack of Rome in 1527
This is a preview of a bonus episode. For the whole thing, support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/102893241
SUPPORT THE SHOW: https://www.patreon.com/lionsledbydonkeys Scotland invades England with one of the largest armies in Scottish History and nearly wipe out their own government in the process. Sources: https://www.fulltextarchive.com/book/Marmion--A-Tale-of-Flodden-Field/ https://web.archive.org/web/20070227045328/http://www.ourpasthistory.com/England/the-battle-of-flodden-field-or-branxton-moor Peter Reese. Flooden: A Scottish Tragedy Ida Taylor. The Life of James IV William Welsh. Butchered At The Battle of Flodden. Military Heritage Magazine. Volume 22, No. 4
SUPPORT THE SHOW: https://www.patreon.com/lionsledbydonkeys In the opening stages of the Korean War the US sent a badly underarmed, undermanned Task Force to blunt the advance of the entire North Korean military. It did not go great. Sources: https://www.historynet.com/rush-disaster-task-force-smith/ https://www.thenmusa.org/task-force-smith-and-the-problem-with-readiness/ chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkajhttps://apps.dtic.mil/sti/tr/pdf/ADA381834.pdf chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkajhttps://www.moore.army.mil/infantry/magazine/issues/2022/Spring/PDF/LessonsFromThePast.pdf https://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/task-force-smith-americas-entry.html https://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/Korea/ExecutiveLeaderFailures
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SUPPORT THE SHOW: https://www.patreon.com/lionsledbydonkeys Joe and Nate talk about the time a bunch of drunken American soldiers caused a pitched battle between themselves and their allies while stationed in Australia during WWII Correction: Indigenous Australians were given Australian citizenship at the same time other Australians (1949) however, the quality of that citizenship was not equal to that of non-indigenous Australians. This continued for decades and as many indigenous Australian activists have pointed out, continues in various forms to this day. This included discrimination on enlistment. Some areas of Australia legally allowed indigenous people to enlist, but in practice, turned them away based on how they looked. Others were enlisted but not paid. Others were paid, but not equally and kept in segregated units and virtually none received benefits. sources: https://www.ozatwar.com/ozatwar/bob.htm https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E84830 https://www.9news.com.au/national/the-battle-of-brisbane-how-world-war-ii-mass-riot-startedg/78b4e1be-bd3d-4d35-aef0-8b196213f4e7 https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/article/culture-clash-americans-in-world-war-ii-south-pacific/ https://www.warhistoryonline.com/world-war-ii/battle-of-brisbane.html https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/brisbane-news/diggers-lay-into-yanks-in-brisbane-battle-20171122-p4yx5o.html https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/encyclopedia/homefront/us_forces
The conclusion to the boxer rebellion series! Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/lionsledbydonkeys Buy joe's new sci fi series: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CVL5M34N?binding=kindle_edition&searchxofy=true&ref_=dbs_s_aps_series_rwt_tkin&qid=1711954537&sr=8-1
This is a preview. For the entire episode support the show on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/101087767?pr=true Sharpe rejoins the British Army to root out corruption and the boys talk about the worst pizza party ever
Part 4/5 A Wild Smedley Butler Appears! support the show: https://www.patreon.com/lionsledbydonkeys
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This is a preview. For the full episode become a supporter on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/100085482?pr=true Joe, tom, and Nate talk about the time British Commandos attempted to kill Erwin Rommel. It did not go great.
The Imperial powers of Europe and Japan humiliate China until they create an uprising of magical martial artists who are terrified of period blood. SUPPORT THE SHOW: https://www.patreon.com/lionsledbydonkeys Sources: David Silby. The Boxer Rebellion and The Great Game in China Diana Preston. The Boxer Rebellion: The Dramatic History of China’s War Against Foreigners That Shook the World in the Summer of 1900 Henry Keown-Boyd. The Fists of Righteous Harmony Joseph Esherick. The Origins of the Boxer Uprising
The conclusion to the story of a boy and his Chindits. SUPPORT THE SHOW: https://www.patreon.com/lionsledbydonkeys BUY JOE'S BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Invisible-War-Military-Sci-Fi-Undying-ebook/dp/B0CQ6BH6BD/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2TQI3C0BO6I0B&keywords=joe+kassabian&qid=1707720101&sprefix=%2Caps%2C204&sr=8-1 SOURCES: John Diamond. British General Orde Wingate's Blurred Legacy https://thestrategybridge.org/the-bridge/2015/2/13/orde-wingate-and-combat-leadership David Rooney. Orde Wingate and the Chindits: Redressing the Balance.
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Comments (83)

Ford Prefect

one of my favourite history podcasts. hilarious and informative. I listen to it religiously.

May 16th
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cassus_bassus

Nate tries not to interrupt Joe every 5 seconds challenge: Impossible

May 14th
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Michael Parkanski

you can't tell which way the wind blows without a weather man.

May 6th
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Michael Parkanski

Also a young Karl Marx was a brawler.

Jan 12th
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Michael Parkanski

22:10 I guess the Japanese military transformed into fox News fabricating lies that created riots like Jan 6th.

Jan 1st
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Michael Parkanski

i wish I only spent 3 years in Kentucky

Dec 15th
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cassus_bassus

Tom's series are all dry and boring. His scripts are not as good as Joe's. I had to stop listening to both the IRA series and this one because I got so bored I couldn't pay attention. It would be unwise to let Tom write another series. This podcast loses it's magic when he does. Joe's scriptwriting abilities are much better. #NoMoreTom

Nov 6th
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Michael Parkanski

personally I haven't had a full night of sleep since last year no matter what time I go to bed I get up at the same time.

Oct 30th
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Michael Parkanski

Da comrade mouseawitz, our proletariat teeth shall destroy capitalism!

Oct 24th
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Michael Parkanski

I wish My Chemical romance was thrown in a gulag and I would not have to hear their watered down fakes ass poser pop punk.

Sep 28th
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Michael Parkanski

yes country goth music exists and it's fucking terrible.

Sep 27th
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Michael Parkanski

And people wonder why I don't support the military, they never supported the workers. Why should I side with people willing to kill me and everyone I love to keep workers from basic human dignity.

Sep 25th
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Tyrone Slothrop

the quality has clearly declined he last couple of years. joe might hold a phd, but the scripts are poorer and poorer written, read in a stilted manner and the superficiality of how the material is treated makes me prettt sure its generally based on a patted wiki search. its a shame though, it used to be pretty good at times

Sep 4th
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Tyrone Slothrop

jeez, joe is such a libtard

Aug 17th
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Michael Parkanski

I won't be surprised if it turns out that 3/4s of all strip club are just fronts for various criminal organizations, like the mob, or CIA

Jun 27th
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Cole

fuck I wish you were my teacher might have paid attention

Jun 14th
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Cole

what is the podcast and episodes that are the worst you guys done?

Jun 14th
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Cole

damn this hurts being a Canadian and knowing we finding children's body's under schools now it's sad shit

Jun 14th
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Cole

cover me while I cover myself up!

Jun 13th
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Cole

damn I found out about you from the episode you did with Robert on Behind the bastards. a month or so ago and I am now 3 episodes till caught right up and I am really sad this is by far my favourite podcast!

Jun 12th
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