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Visiting the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery I THE GREAT WAR Special

Visiting the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery I THE GREAT WAR Special

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I’m Indy Neidell, and this is another edition of ‘The Great War’ on the road. In April 1917, the United States joined the First World War. I’m standing right now at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in France. This is the largest American World War I cemetery in Europe. The Meuse-Argonne offensive itself began September 26th, […]

The Difficult Road To Peace 1919 I THE GREAT WAR Epilogue 2

The Difficult Road To Peace 1919 I THE GREAT WAR Epilogue 2

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The war is over, and the process of writing the peace treaties begins, but this process is fraught with peril, for the war was fought on a scale never before seen in human history, and those treaties – for better or for worse – would have effects that would not only color the world of […]

The First Modern Battle – The Battle of Hamel I THE GREAT WAR Week 206

The First Modern Battle – The Battle of Hamel I THE GREAT WAR Week 206

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The warring armies have air forces, they have armored cars and tanks, they have artillery, they have gas, they have machine guns, they have endless infantry, but until this week no one had ever really integrated those all together into one tight battle plan. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week the […]

German Bombers Over Britain – Arab Revolt On The Advance I THE GREAT WAR Week 148

German Bombers Over Britain – Arab Revolt On The Advance I THE GREAT WAR Week 148

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We see new innovations and inventions every month of the war, and this week one of those inventions had its premiere. Make no mistake; this was something that would change the face of warfare all the way up to the present day. This week, a group of bomber aircraft hits the skies and targets civilians. […]

Charming The Poles – The Central Powers Look For New Allies I THE GREAT WAR Week 120

Charming The Poles – The Central Powers Look For New Allies I THE GREAT WAR Week 120

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They’ve tried new weapons, new tactics, new battlefronts, but the war keeps growing in size and there’s no end in sight. By now we’ve reached the point where morale has crumbled to where the leaders will try anything – attacking their own men, creating new nations, freeing prisoners – ANYTHING to be able to continue […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]