Welcome to the home of the Combat Morale Podcast!

This is a new podcast that aims to provoke debate and discourse around what
shapes and influences the morale and motivations of combatants in war.

It seeks to answer the eternal question; what makes people fight (or not) in
armed conflicts?

It will explore all types of military force and conflict from non-state
actors in asymmetrical campaigns to uniformed personnel in standing armies
fighting in conventional battles.

Season 1 is complete and you can listen to broadcast episodes here.

The latest podcasts, news and book reviews are posted here.

A picture by the grandfather of Dr Tom Thorpe, host of CMP. It is a sketch by Pte Leonard Thorpe that depicts the time he was wounded in August 1918, Bullencourt, France.