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Jerusalem Surrenders – Bolsheviks Consolidate Control I THE GREAT WAR Week 177

Jerusalem Surrenders – Bolsheviks Consolidate Control I THE GREAT WAR Week 177

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It’s a Holy City for three religions, and really is one of the most important cities in our world history. As such, it is a big prize during this world war, and this week, Jerusalem surrenders to the British. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week the largest manmade explosion to this […]

Austro-Hungarian House of Cards I THE GREAT WAR Week 185

Austro-Hungarian House of Cards I THE GREAT WAR Week 185

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The battles have been fought in the field for 42 months now, back and forth, all over the world. And at home? In the political machines of the warring nations and empires? It’s maneuver and outmaneuver, not just against the enemy, but against your own. In fact, by this time in Austria-Hungary, it very much […]

Turmoil In The Reichstag – The Kerensky Offensive I THE GREAT WAR Week 154

Turmoil In The Reichstag – The Kerensky Offensive I THE GREAT WAR Week 154

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Last summer, Russia had nearly knocked Austria-Hungary out of the war with the Brusilov Offensive, but since then had seen political turmoil that culminated in a revolution and the abdication of the Tsar. The Allies were seriously concerned about Russia’s ability to continue the war, but this week, Russia and Alexei Brusilov are back. I’m […]

The Armistice of Brest-Litovsk I THE GREAT WAR Week 178

The Armistice of Brest-Litovsk I THE GREAT WAR Week 178

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Russia and the Central Powers were soon going to try to negotiate a peace treaty, officially ending the war for Russia. But the German and Austro-Hungarian delegates may want different things from such a peace, and what happens when they disagree? The German army puts its foot down. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great […]

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 […]

Cavalry, Spies and Cossacks I THE GREAT WAR Week 47

Cavalry, Spies and Cossacks I THE GREAT WAR Week 47

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This week the war seemed almost like a romantic novel of war instead of an actual one, with spies, Cossacks, cavalry charges, and aerial bombardments, but don’t kid yourself, for the reality was the ending of two great battles that cost hundreds of thousands of lives and saw over a million men in action. I’m […]

Welcome To The Dirt – The Beginning of Trench Warfare I THE GREAT WAR – Week 8

Welcome To The Dirt – The Beginning of Trench Warfare I THE GREAT WAR – Week 8

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September 18th 1914 This week, we see the mobile and fast paced war of the past six weeks turning into something never imagined that would prove more sinister and deadly than even the bloodiest battles of the war’s beginning. This week began the war in the trenches. I’m Indy Neidell. Welcome to the Great War. […]

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 […]

Russia Stems The Tide – Winter Is Coming I THE GREAT WAR Week 66

Russia Stems The Tide – Winter Is Coming I THE GREAT WAR Week 66

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For months, the Germans had been grinding up the Russians in the northeast, taking towns and fortresses and hundreds of thousands of prisoners, but the Russians have new tactics to stop the Germans, and this week, Russia finally stems the tide. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week 300,000 Bulgarians invaded Serbia […]

The Enemy Within – The German Army’s Power Play I THE GREAT WAR Week 17

The Enemy Within – The German Army’s Power Play I THE GREAT WAR Week 17

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November 20th, 1914 Three months ago, the nations of Europe went to war confident that theirs would be the winning side and the war would be over in weeks. Now that the reality of a long war has sunk in, we see something new- division, confusion, and hatred in the command structures of the armies […]