Battlefield Fallujah tells the true story of one of the deadliest battles of the Iraq War, the incursion into Fallujah in November 2004. The podcast features interviews with more than 35 warriors, from Lance Corporals to 4-Star Generals, who participated in the battle.
The series is based on the book Operation Phantom Fury: The Assault and Capture of Fallujah, Iraq written by retired U.S. Marine Colonel Dick Camp. The majority of interviews were provided by the Department of Defense and the U.S Marine Corps.
Most of the interviews with the Marines and soldiers were conducted by military historians in theater in Iraq, many of them in the Fallujah battle zone or the surrounding areas. Almost all of them were recorded within days or weeks of the battle, and a few were conducted while the battle was still in progress. Because none of the interviews were recorded in a quiet, sound-proof studio, you will hear background noise, some louder than others. You may hear military equipment, vehicles, aircraft, weapons or ordnance. (Complete List of Credits.)
Battlefield Fallujah is an account of the Second Battle of Fallujah. It is not the definitive account. There are many stories from Fallujah. This series shares a handful of those stories. Be aware, the documentary series contains explicit language, includes graphic accounts of war violence, and depicts the deaths of Marines and soldiers.
You can Listen to Episodes here on the website, as well as on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, iHeartRadio, or any of your favorite podcast apps. (More information on How to Listen to the Podcast.)
List of Episodes:
- Episode 1: Blackwater
- Episode 2: A Long, Hot, Dangerous Summer
- Episode 3: Shaping the Battlefield
- Episode 4: Plan of Attack
- Episode 5: Into the City - RCT 1 (November 7, 8, and 9, 2004)
- Episode 6: Into the City - RCT 7 (November 7, 8, and 9, 2004)
- Episode 7: The Marine Corps Birthday (November 10, 2004)
- Episode 8: No Worse Enemy (November 11, 2004)
- Episode 9: The Jolan (November 12, 2004)
- Episode 10: Houses from Hell (November 13, 2004)
- Episode 11: Parting Shots (November 14 to December 23, 2004)
- Episode 12: No Better Friend, Semper Fi!
Note from the Producer: While I have worked to ensure accuracy of events, details, weaponry, ranks, names and places - including the correct spelling and pronunciation of names and places - in a project of this scope, it is more than likely I've made a few mistakes. If you have any corrections, please feel free to reach out to me via the contact page and I will do my best to make it right. I also invite you to contact me via the website should you wish to leave feedback or comments or share a story or additional information. This series is dedicated to the men and women, past and present, who bravely serve in the United States military.