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A Resounding Victory – German Morale Plummets  I THE GREAT WAR Week 212

A Resounding Victory – German Morale Plummets I THE GREAT WAR Week 212

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Showdown In The Dardanelles – Bulgaria Flirts With The Central Powers I THE GREAT WAR Week 36

Showdown In The Dardanelles – Bulgaria Flirts With The Central Powers I THE GREAT WAR Week 36

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April 2nd, 1915. On carts, on horse, but mostly walking they move. All over Europe. Some carrying bags, some dragging huge amounts of possessions, but all too many empty handed. Forced from their homes and their lands, and desperate for somewhere, anywhere to continue their lives. These were the refugees of the Great War. I’m […]

The Ottoman Disaster – The Battle of Sarikamish I THE GREAT WAR Week 23

The Ottoman Disaster – The Battle of Sarikamish I THE GREAT WAR Week 23

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Over the past few months we’ve seen battlefronts all over the world, we’ve seen triumphs and disasters, but this week, as the New Year rolls in, we see something we haven’t seen, yet the annihilation of an entire army. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War Last week we saw the fighting go quiet […]

The Ostende Raid – Peace of Bucharest I THE GREAT WAR Week 198

The Ostende Raid – Peace of Bucharest I THE GREAT WAR Week 198

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What do you do to stop the enemy from sending his submarines and destroyers at you? You try to destroy his harbors, and how do you do that? You raid them by night. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week, the Battle of La Lys finished in Belgium, with the Germans unable […]

The Fight for Montenegro & The Disaster Of Kut I THE GREAT WAR Week 78

The Fight for Montenegro & The Disaster Of Kut I THE GREAT WAR Week 78

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The Gallipoli campaign, which was now over, was a huge failure for the Allies, especially for the British, a scale of failure that was virtually unknown to the British Empire, but this week, far away in Mesopotamia, Britain fails again. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. The big news last week was the […]

Despair Everywhere I THE GREAT WAR Week 159

Despair Everywhere I THE GREAT WAR Week 159

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For three years the war has raged, still with no end in sight, and as it has rolled on and the death toll climbed ever higher, and as the offensives have grown larger and bloodier, like none ever seen before on earth, something else has grown and grown – despair. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to […]

Dividing Up The Middle East – The Sykes-Picot Agreement I THE GREAT WAR Week 92

Dividing Up The Middle East – The Sykes-Picot Agreement I THE GREAT WAR Week 92

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This week 100 years ago was the week of the Easter Uprising in Ireland, a pivotal point in Irish history, but that’s not my “hook” today. Instead we made a whole special episode about it so I can look at it a little deeper. But something else happened this week 100 years ago that still […]

Serbia’s Last Stand Against The Central Powers I THE GREAT WAR – Week 68

Serbia’s Last Stand Against The Central Powers I THE GREAT WAR – Week 68

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You have an army. Tens of thousands of men. And you come to the aid of a beleaguered ally; so close you can hear sounds of battle as your ally gamely holds out. But then the harsh realities of nature get in the way. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War Last week things […]

The French Counter Attack At Matz I THE GREAT WAR Week 203

The French Counter Attack At Matz I THE GREAT WAR Week 203

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I start every episode with a hook, right? Something that hasn’t happened before in the war, or some really big news or event. Well, this week, it’s definitely something that hasn’t happened so far during the war – this week two of the Central Powers fight each other in the field. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome […]

Knocking Out The Hejaz Railway I THE GREAT WAR Week 195

Knocking Out The Hejaz Railway I THE GREAT WAR Week 195

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The Hejaz Railway was a vital supply and communications line for the Ottoman Empire, connecting Damascus and Medina, and this week, Lawrence of Arabia and the forces of the Arab Revolt take a big chunk of it. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week Germany had renewed its Western Front offensives as […]