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Strikes and Mutiny I THE GREAT WAR Week 184

Strikes and Mutiny I THE GREAT WAR Week 184

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It’s 1918. The war began in 1914. There is no end in sight, and the men fighting for both the Entente and the Central Powers are fed up. And what does that mean? It means mutiny on both sides. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week the Finnish Civil War began, and […]

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 […]

Tenth Battle of The Isonzo River – Trotsky Arrives in Petrograd I THE GREAT WAR Week 147

Tenth Battle of The Isonzo River – Trotsky Arrives in Petrograd I THE GREAT WAR Week 147

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Before the long winter of 1916/1917, the Italian army had launched nine Battles of the Isonzo River, hoping to breakthrough the Austro-Hungarian defenses. And now winter is over, and that means it’s time for the 10th Battle of the Isonzo River. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week the Allied five-nation army […]

The Canadian Corps Takes Vimy Ridge – The Battle of Arras I THE GREAT WAR Week 142

The Canadian Corps Takes Vimy Ridge – The Battle of Arras I THE GREAT WAR Week 142

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Troops from the colonies and dominions of the European empires had been looked down on or dismissed as unequal to their European counterparts, thought they had been slowly but steadily proving that wrong as the war progressed. And that happens big time this week, as Canada strikes. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. […]

British Advance At Passchendaele I THE GREAT WAR Week 165

British Advance At Passchendaele I THE GREAT WAR Week 165

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The Battle of Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, had raged through the entire month of August, but had gone quiet as that month came to an end. Well, it’s quiet no more, for this week Passchendaele comes to life, and comes to life with a bang as Herbert Plumer cracks the […]

King George V in World War 1 I WHO DID WHAT IN WW1?

King George V in World War 1 I WHO DID WHAT IN WW1?

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His personality was reserved and unassuming, and yet he was monarch over the largest empire the world has ever seen. When the war came he saw his duty as the face of determination for his people. King George V. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to a Great War Bio special episode about George V, King of […]

Russian Bombing On The Eastern Front – US Prisoners of War I THE GREAT WAR Week 134

Russian Bombing On The Eastern Front – US Prisoners of War I THE GREAT WAR Week 134

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Relations between the United States – who were neutral – and Germany had seriously deteriorated over the past couple of weeks since Germany re-introduced unrestricted submarine warfare, whereby even neutral shipping could be sunk without warning, and those relations take another hit this week, as Germany detains American citizens as prisoners of war. I’m Indy […]

The Black Day Of The German Army – The Battle of Amiens I THE GREAT WAR Week 211

The Black Day Of The German Army – The Battle of Amiens I THE GREAT WAR Week 211

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it’s lived on in fame or infamy depending which side you’re on for a hundred years now for it happened 100 years ago this week the black day of the German army [Music] i’m indy neidell welcome to the great war last week was the 4th anniversary of the outbreak of the war and it […]

The Battle of Doiran – Turmoil In The French Army I THE GREAT WAR Week 144

The Battle of Doiran – Turmoil In The French Army I THE GREAT WAR Week 144

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Over the past few weeks we’ve seen smaller nations fighting exceptionally well, like Canada and Australia, and this week is another good week for often overlooked countries from the war; this week, Bulgaria holds the line. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week, the Nivelle Offensive under French Commander Robert Nivelle began, […]

The Disillusionment of Lawrence of Arabia I THE GREAT WAR Week 152

The Disillusionment of Lawrence of Arabia I THE GREAT WAR Week 152

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Every nation fighting this war has rallied its people using love of the homeland and national identity to call them to fight, but how do you rally people to fight for a nation when they have no sense of national identity? I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week, the mutinies in the […]