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No Peace For The Wicked I THE GREAT WAR Week 129

No Peace For The Wicked I THE GREAT WAR Week 129

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Food shortages, strikes, assassinations, covert attempts to end the war, covert attempts to expand the war, the situation in Russia by now was dangerously unstable. It wouldn’t get any better this week, though as there was yet another political shakeup in Petrograd. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week, the New Year […]

The Rare Book Room!

The Rare Book Room!

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Emily: So we are here in the rare book room with Christine. What do you do here in the library? Christine: I am the museum librarian and head of library collections here at the Field Museum. Emily: We are in a particular room in the library this isn’t what the rest of the library looks […]

2nd Battle Of The Marne – Turning Point On The Western Front I THE GREAT WAR Week 208

2nd Battle Of The Marne – Turning Point On The Western Front I THE GREAT WAR Week 208

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This week, after nearly four months of withstanding the might of the Kaiserschlacht, the German Spring Offensives, week after week after week, the Allied counter attack finally comes. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week there was a lot of action far to the east in Siberia, but it was primarily a […]

Prelude to Gallipoli – Naval Bombardement of the Dardanelles I THE GREAT WAR Week 31

Prelude to Gallipoli – Naval Bombardement of the Dardanelles I THE GREAT WAR Week 31

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In just seven months, this war has grown beyond anyone’s expectations or even imaginations. From the Austro-Hungarian declaration of war on Serbia, there had now been fronts in France, Belgium, East Prussia, Poland, the Carpathian Mountains, Serbia, the Caucasus… there was fighting as far away as Africa, the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf, the Far […]

Onwards! – The Western Front Of Early 1915 – THE GREAT WAR Week 25

Onwards! – The Western Front Of Early 1915 – THE GREAT WAR Week 25

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Nearly six months of war have gone, and with them have gone casualties in the millions. Huge offensives have not produced the breakthrough victories that were expected and optimism has given way to reality in every warring nation, and that reality is that the current concepts and tactics of war do not work, and each […]

Playing With Fire – The First Flame Thrower I THE GREAT WAR Week 32

Playing With Fire – The First Flame Thrower I THE GREAT WAR Week 32

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We’ve seen men die by the hundreds of thousands, as Europe has been ripped apart in just half a year. New battlefronts have been opened to gain any advantage and soldiers come from all around the world to die, while new technology has taken the war to the skies and beneath the seas. Technology now […]

Attempted Military Coup in Russia – The Kornilov Affair I THE GREAT WAR Week 164

Attempted Military Coup in Russia – The Kornilov Affair I THE GREAT WAR Week 164

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We’ve seen revolution in Russia this year; we’ve seen the July Days with the renewed threat of it, and now, Russia sees an attempted coup- the Kornilov Affair. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week, there was major fighting in Italy and Romania, but far to the north, the German army took […]

The Russian October Revolution 1917 I THE GREAT WAR Week 172

The Russian October Revolution 1917 I THE GREAT WAR Week 172

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Each episode of this show begins with a hook; something that hasn’t happened so far in the war, but not today. This week’s episode begins with a hook that has happened before, in fact, it happened only eight months ago – revolution in Russia. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week, the […]

What If – Two Pivotal Moments of World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR Week 99

What If – Two Pivotal Moments of World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR Week 99

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Think of a war, say… World War Two, and you can usually think of a pivotal moment or battle, say, Stalingrad, where the future of the war could maybe be determined. Well, this week 100 years ago, the First World War saw not one, but two such moments. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great […]

Stopping Russia – Hindenburg’s Final Offensive? I THE GREAT WAR Week 29

Stopping Russia – Hindenburg’s Final Offensive? I THE GREAT WAR Week 29

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In just over six months, this war has spiraled out of control and spread all over the world, producing millions of casualties and shocking the world with its almost unimaginable scale of death and brutality. People in every country hoped for it to end, for the men to come home, and come home alive, but […]