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A Resounding Victory – German Morale Plummets  I THE GREAT WAR Week 212

A Resounding Victory – German Morale Plummets I THE GREAT WAR Week 212

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The Fight for Montenegro & The Disaster Of Kut I THE GREAT WAR Week 78

The Fight for Montenegro & The Disaster Of Kut I THE GREAT WAR Week 78

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The Gallipoli campaign, which was now over, was a huge failure for the Allies, especially for the British, a scale of failure that was virtually unknown to the British Empire, but this week, far away in Mesopotamia, Britain fails again. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. The big news last week was the […]

Knocking Out The Hejaz Railway I THE GREAT WAR Week 195

Knocking Out The Hejaz Railway I THE GREAT WAR Week 195

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The Hejaz Railway was a vital supply and communications line for the Ottoman Empire, connecting Damascus and Medina, and this week, Lawrence of Arabia and the forces of the Arab Revolt take a big chunk of it. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week Germany had renewed its Western Front offensives as […]

The Battle of La Lys – Operation Georgette I THE GREAT WAR Week 194

The Battle of La Lys – Operation Georgette I THE GREAT WAR Week 194

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If I were to make sensational newspaper headlines about some of this week’s activity, I wonder how they’d read? Hm… “the betrayal of an ally” or “an Emperor’s humiliation!” Yeah, those are pretty good. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week, Operation Michael, the first phase of the German Spring Offensives, came […]

The Rape of Belgium And The Battle of Tannenberg I THE GREAT WAR – Week 5

The Rape of Belgium And The Battle of Tannenberg I THE GREAT WAR – Week 5

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August 28th 1914. Throughout August, 1914, as the war progressed in Belgium, France, and Serbia, the Austrian and German high command either sanctioned or ignored the widespread execution and rape of civilians and the sacking and burning of occupied towns. A shocked and revolted world looked on. My name is Indy Neidell. Welcome to the […]

The Russian War Machine And The Race To The Sea I THE GREAT WAR – Week 9

The Russian War Machine And The Race To The Sea I THE GREAT WAR – Week 9

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September 25, 1914. The mobile war of short intense battles was over and the filthy war in the trenches had begun, and this week we see the trenches grow like lighting on the western front in the race to the sea. We also see something even more sinister, as the war of the modern great […]

Gas On The Western Front – Baptism of Fire for Canada I THE GREAT WAR Week 39

Gas On The Western Front – Baptism of Fire for Canada I THE GREAT WAR Week 39

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It seems I repeat myself. I begin many of these episodes by talking about new introductions to the war- a new front, a new weapon, a new strategy- but impossibly, the war, with a death toll in the millions, still grows larger day by day, as this week Canadian troops really show their skills for […]

Prelude to Verdun And The Road To the Somme  I THE GREAT WAR – Week 76

Prelude to Verdun And The Road To the Somme I THE GREAT WAR – Week 76

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For a month a British army has been under siege on the Tigris River at Kut Al-Amara awaiting relief, and this week that relief expedition encounters the enemy. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. 1915 had ended with the beginning of a Russian offensive in East Galicia and Bessarabia, though it was plagued […]

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 […]

Mechanised War In Mesopotamia – Toplica Uprising I THE GREAT WAR Week 135

Mechanised War In Mesopotamia – Toplica Uprising I THE GREAT WAR Week 135

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Every nation fighting this war had a propaganda machine in place by this time, the newspapers telling the people exactly what they needed to hear to be convinced to continue fighting the war. But when that’s not enough, it’s time to get tough, to get organized. Time to establish a Department of Information. I’m Indy […]