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Red Terror in Soviet Russia I THE GREAT WAR Week 215

Red Terror in Soviet Russia I THE GREAT WAR Week 215

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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. […]

They Did Not Pass – The Battle Of Verdun Ends I THE GREAT WAR Week 126

They Did Not Pass – The Battle Of Verdun Ends I THE GREAT WAR Week 126

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It had raged since February. It was now December. In an area just 25 km wide and 10 km deep hundreds of thousands of men had become casualties of war. I’m talking about the Battle of Verdun, and this week that battle came to an end. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 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 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 […]

The Fall of Bucharest – Political Turmoil in Russia I THE GREAT WAR Week 124

The Fall of Bucharest – Political Turmoil in Russia I THE GREAT WAR Week 124

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The Allies have not taken a single enemy capital over the course of the war. The Central Powers have taken several: Brussels, Belgrade, Cetinje, Durazzo, and this week another one falls. For this week comes the fall of Bucharest. I’m Indy Neidell: welcome to the Great War. Last week, three columns of Central Powers forces […]

Operation Faustschlag – Germany Advances In The East Again I THE GREAT WAR Week 187

Operation Faustschlag – Germany Advances In The East Again I THE GREAT WAR Week 187

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After Russia’s October Revolution, the Eastern Front had gone quiet, as Lenin’s Bolshevik government exited the world war and began negotiating peace terms with the Central Powers. But those negotiations have failed and now, this week, the Eastern Front explodes back to life. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week, Ukraine signed […]