In an apparent mirror off of BBC’s “History of the World in 100 Objects” (which I had never heard of previously), a now commissioned Naval Academy grad took a huge bite of initiative and is producing a podcast titled, “A History of the Navy in 100 Objects”.
This is good stuff!
I am about 50 pages away from finally finishing a book that I feel like I have spent half my life working through, “Six Frigates” and I have only covered about the first 40 years of US Navy History. But the level of detail and personal account for life in the early Navy is truly fascinating and has made watching other productions of our heritage that much more enjoyable.
A few month back I was fortunate enough to be near Annapolis, Maryland and spent a holiday down in “The Yard” getting the full tour and spending a few hours going through the museum. Watching the first five videos (all that has been released to date) of the Navy’s 100 objects, I am thankful for that trip even more, as I recognize a lot of the displays that they show in the museum.
The videos really do speak for themselves, though. Their view count isn’t all too high, yet, which honestly did surprise me. The videos are fairly well produced. Not quite a History Channel special, but great content and fantastic story telling. I am looking forward to keeping up with these videos as they are released.
For your convenience I have embedded the first few videos (from their YouTube channel) below … Enjoy!