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Battle of Beersheba – Canadian Frustration – Balfour Declaration I THE GREAT WAR Week 171

Battle of Beersheba – Canadian Frustration – Balfour Declaration I THE GREAT WAR Week 171

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Last week the Central Powers made a breakthrough on the Italian Front, so this week the Allies counter with a breakthrough of their own – on the Palestine Front. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week the Germans continued their occupation of the Russian islands in the Gulf of Riga, their combined […]

Operation Albion – Passchendaele Drowns In Mud I THE GREAT WAR Week 168

Operation Albion – Passchendaele Drowns In Mud I THE GREAT WAR Week 168

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The Allies had been gaining ground in the west the past couple of weeks, but this week they’ll re-learn the perennial autumn lesson of the war; you can fight in the cold, you can fight in the heat, but you just can’t fight in the mud. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last […]

The End Of Passchendaele – Fighting in Petrograd I THE GREAT WAR Week 173

The End Of Passchendaele – Fighting in Petrograd I THE GREAT WAR Week 173

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Your country has just been shaken by revolution, but you wish to fight back. But the army isn’t there, the navy that is there has joined the revolution, so what do you do? In Russia, you send in the teenagers. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week saw the second Russian Revolution […]

National Library of Australia preserving wartime newsmaps

National Library of Australia preserving wartime newsmaps

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I’m Martin Woods. I’m the Curator of Maps here at the National Library. I’ve been the Curator since 2005. It’s my job to acquire maps and ensure with other people here at the Library that they are cared for and made available online and in our Reading Rooms. When the Anniversary of the First World […]

Battle of Polygon Wood – Betrayal At The Italian Front I THE GREAT WAR Week 166

Battle of Polygon Wood – Betrayal At The Italian Front I THE GREAT WAR Week 166

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During the three plus years of the war, soldiers and their armies have tried virtually everything to win this war, to no avail. But what if you do the opposite? What if you tried to end it by losing? What if you tried treason? I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week we […]

Warsaw Falls – The Fokker Scourge Begins I THE GREAT WAR Week 54

Warsaw Falls – The Fokker Scourge Begins I THE GREAT WAR Week 54

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Russia had been steadily losing territory for over three months now, and six weeks ago even lost Lemberg, the capital of Galicia, but this week it gets even worse, for this week the Germans take Warsaw. I’m Indy Neidell; this is the Great War. Last week, the war celebrated its first birthday in a previously […]