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The Foxhole Companion

34 EpisodesProduced by Daniel Stewart and Simon RanceWebsite

Come with Simon and Dan as they take you on a chronological history of the Second World War as seen through the lens of the silver screen!

34 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

Unknown Soldier

September 15th, 2023


Uncomfortable Bedfellows....or Flashdance and Smeggy. Could this Finnish epic be our favourite film yet?!

Battle for Sevastapol

August 2nd, 2023


It should be called Lady Death....Simon and Dan discuss this 2015 Russian/Ukranian (yeah shocking) mess about the Soviet sniper ace Lyudmila …

Fortress of War Part 2

May 19th, 2023


In part 2, Simon and Dan now turn to the film, Fortress of War, aka Brest Fortress, aka Fortress!

Fortress of War Part 1

May 16th, 2023


Dan and Simon take a look at the history behind Operation Barbarossa and the outbreak of hostilities between Germany and Soviet Russia. A brief background before giving you some background on this epic film! Part 2 at …

Tobruk Double Feature!!

April 7th, 2023


Dan and Simon bring you a North Africa double feature! The rip-roaring Desert Rats with Richard Burton and James Mason and the very awful Rats of …


January 31st, 2023


A very snotty Dan and Simon are off to North Africa and this very good 2008 Czechoslovakian film directed by Václav Marhoul of the brilliant 'The …

3rd Annual Foxhole Xmas Special!!

December 19th, 2022


Dan and Simon take another festive (drunken) browse through the Xmas war films on TV this holiday season!!

Sink The Bismarck

November 21st, 2022


Dan and Simon take a look at this 1960 retelling of the epic naval battle in the frozen North Atlantic. But is this film epic? That remains to be seen....

The 49th Parallel

October 10th, 2022


Dan and Simon are BACK!! 

Its a whole new season and the boys kick it off with The 49th Parallel!! Though opinion is somewhat divided.....

Special Announcement!

March 18th, 2022


A quick message from Dan and Simon in the wake of the current conflict in Ukraine.

Foxho-ho-hole Holiday Special!

December 20th, 2021


Dan and Simon have a look through this Christmas Holiday bumper Radio Times....and are shocked!!! Shocked I tell you, at what they find.

The Cruel Sea.

December 12th, 2021


Simon and Dan are completely taken by surprise by this 1953 masterpiece examining a crew of a Royal Navy Corvette fighting the hidden enemy in the …


November 15th, 2021


Simon and Dan take a look at this 1940 film set in the frozen waters of the North Atlantic. Dan thinks this might be the greatest film ever made. Simon is not too sure.

Battle Of Britain Double Bill!

September 29th, 2021


Dan and Simon bring you an action packed double bill as they take a look at the story of "war hero" Douglas Bader in Reach for the Sky and the excellent "Hurricane"! Dan gets upset. Again.

Battle of Britain

August 31st, 2021


Simon and Dan take a look at this rollicking, rip-roaring film with a cast of thousands and the history behind this pivotal battle of the Second …

Dunkirk. Part 2

July 23rd, 2021


Simon and Dan take a look at the 1958, version starring John Mills. Tune in for a chance to win your own copy of Commando!! The comic book of...well, of all things war!

Dunkirk: Part 1

July 2nd, 2021


Dan and Simon take a look at Christopher Nolan's 2017 Dunkirk! Be warned, there are a LOT of football analogies. Football is coming HOME...much like …

The Kings Choice

May 28th, 2021


Dan and Simon apologise profusely for their absence and discuss the brilliant film, The Kings Choice.

Commandos Strike At Dawn!

April 12th, 2021


Probably the best. Film. Ever. But Simon doesn't think so. Dan sings some Barry Manilow.

April 9th.

March 22nd, 2021


Dan and Simon discuss the brilliant film, APRIL 9TH! Starring Lars Mikkelsen and Game of Thrones' Pilou Asbæk! Simon also gets quite excited about piles of logs.


March 8th, 2021


Dan and Simon take a look at the 2007 Polish film Katyn, discuss Secret Service eastern European football and have a heated debate about ski jumpers. 

The Way Ahead.

February 20th, 2021


Welcome to Season Two of the Foxhole Companion! Today we explore conscription In Great Britain at the outbreak of the War (and we get sidetracked …

The Fox-ho-ho-hole Companion Christmas Special!

December 23rd, 2020


Dan and Simon revisit their childhoods and the Radio Times with a preview of the seasonal War mongering films of Yuletide. And get drunk.

Battle of the River Plate.

October 28th, 2020


The boys discuss the 1956 film The Battle of the River Plate and Dan gets quite upset about his car failing it's MOT.

Talvisota (The Winter War).

October 7th, 2020


A little bonus Episode to take us up to December 1939. Plus a competition to win a DVD!

Episode 4: Westerplatte Resists

September 11th, 2020


An extraordinary examination of the opening hours of WW II from the Polish Director, Stanislaw Rózewicz. A MUST watch!

Westerplatte Resists Trailer!

September 8th, 2020


Could this remarkable Polish film be Simon and Dan's first 5 Star film!!! Tune in Friday to find out!!

Bonus Episode ONE

August 28th, 2020


A bonus episode where Simon and Dan fill in some history and discuss two films that didn't make the cut but are worth a look!

Episode 3. The Flowers of War (what day is it?)

August 22nd, 2020


Please be advised some of the subjects discussed in today's film may be upsetting to some people.

Episode 3 Teaser.

August 21st, 2020


Quick fix of what is to come on the next episode of Foxhole Companion!

Episode 2 Teaser

July 31st, 2020


A little taste of what to expect (not much!!) from this weeks episode of......The Foxhole Companion!

Episode 2: Confessions of a Nazi Spy

July 30th, 2020


Episode 2: Wherein the boys fail to make head nor tails of this absolute stinker of pre-war US propaganda. I mean how could they miss this lot of …

Episode 1. The Seventh Cross.

July 16th, 2020


Welcome to our debut episode where Dan and Simon discuss the brilliant Seventh Cross directed by Fred Zinnemann and staring Spencer Tracy, Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy.

Foxhole Companion Trailer.

June 30th, 2020


If you're a war movie buff or a film aficionado then this is the podcast for you! A chronological history of World War Two seen through the eyes of …

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