Menu

Tag: Footage

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

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

100 Comments

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 […]

The First Battle of Champagne – Dying In Caucasus Snow  I THE GREAT WAR Week 22

The First Battle of Champagne – Dying In Caucasus Snow I THE GREAT WAR Week 22

100 Comments

When the war began, nearly five months ago, it was to be glorious, and the warring nations all saw a war that would be over by Christmas. And now, hundreds of thousands of men had been butchered- civilians too- and many more horribly wounded or maimed. The war was anything but over and today it’s […]

The Architect Of The Battle of the Somme – Douglas Haig I WHO DID WHAT IN WW1?

The Architect Of The Battle of the Somme – Douglas Haig I WHO DID WHAT IN WW1?

100 Comments

He was called “the Butcher of the Somme“ and seen as the embodiment of the “donkey” that led the British “lions” to their death, but was also known as “the Good Soldier“ and the “Architect of Victory“. He was admired as a steadfast gentleman, but criticized as being totally incompetent in the use of modern […]

Assassination Attempt on Lenin – Chaos in Romania I THE GREAT WAR Week 182

Assassination Attempt on Lenin – Chaos in Romania I THE GREAT WAR Week 182

100 Comments

He is the leader of the new Russian government, which is just over two months old since the October Revolution, but this week Lenin very nearly dies. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week US President Woodrow Wilson outlined his 14 points, which he hoped would be the basis for postwar peace […]

To Arms! – The Deployment of Troops I THE GREAT WAR – Week 3

To Arms! – The Deployment of Troops I THE GREAT WAR – Week 3

100 Comments

In the last two episodes we’ve seen how the mobilization for war really got going and the usual political intrigue and today we’re going to see a little bit of fighting. I’d like to now direct your attention to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Austria was now ready for war with Serbia, and on August 12th, 1914, […]

Ludendorff Plans for a Spring Offensive I THE GREAT WAR – Week 179

Ludendorff Plans for a Spring Offensive I THE GREAT WAR – Week 179

100 Comments

Three years ago I said several times that the nations that began this war thought it would be over by Christmas. That was Christmas 1914. They were wrong, for this week comes the fourth Christmas of the war, and it’s still far from over. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week Russia […]

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

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

100 Comments

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 […]

The Tsar Abdicates – Baghdad Falls I THE GREAT WAR Week 138

The Tsar Abdicates – Baghdad Falls I THE GREAT WAR Week 138

100 Comments

There’s only one word I can say to describe the main event of this week: Revolution!!! I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week the British and Indian forces pushed up the Tigris toward Baghdad, the Ottomans pulling back both there and in Persia, where they were being chased by the Russians. Russia […]

Red Terror in Soviet Russia I THE GREAT WAR Week 215

Red Terror in Soviet Russia I THE GREAT WAR Week 215

100 Comments

You want your former ally to come back into the war, but their new government wants none of it. Well, you could attack them with your armies and try to force them to join you, or maybe you could bribe their government’s guards to murder their leaders and then install the government of your choice. […]

The World at War – The Ottoman Empire Enters The Stage I THE GREAT WAR Week 15

The World at War – The Ottoman Empire Enters The Stage I THE GREAT WAR Week 15

92 Comments

Three months of war have devastated Europe, and with conflict recently spreading to colonial territory in Africa and the Far East it grew ever larger. It would grow many times larger this week though, and open up huge new theaters of battle, as the Ottoman Empire entered the war. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the […]