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

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

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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, […]

T.E. Lawrence And How He Became Lawrence Of Arabia I WHO DID WHAT IN WW1?

T.E. Lawrence And How He Became Lawrence Of Arabia I WHO DID WHAT IN WW1?

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T.E. Lawrence. Perhaps no other name from the First World War has the same almost mythlike status as Lawrence of Arabia, the modern Robin Hood with his tales of courage and adventure that remain in our imagination even today, and that’s the man I’m going to talk about right now. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to […]

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 […]

Germany in Two-Front War and the Schlieffen-Plan I THE GREAT WAR – Week 2

Germany in Two-Front War and the Schlieffen-Plan I THE GREAT WAR – Week 2

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My name is Indy Neidell. Welcome to the Great War. We left off last time with the Austro-Hungarian Empire declaring war on the kingdom of Serbia, and you can find links to that episode below and to our special Prelude to War episodes. I’m going to begin today with a couple of telegrams. Now, in […]

All Or Nothing – Winter Offensive In The Carpathians I THE GREAT WAR Week 27

All Or Nothing – Winter Offensive In The Carpathians I THE GREAT WAR Week 27

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The New Year has begun the same way the last one ended, with thousands upon thousands of men dying, and the war seems only to expand. As the year changed from old to new we saw an entire army destroyed, many of its soldiers freezing to death in the mountains of the Caucasus, and now, […]

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 […]

The Sea Turns Red – Landing At Gallipoli I THE GREAT WAR – Week 40

The Sea Turns Red – Landing At Gallipoli I THE GREAT WAR – Week 40

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This week begins with a single word; a word that reverberates 100 years later, often in romantic tales. That showed the might of colonial troops; that brought new heroes to the international spotlight and shame to old ones. One word that the world is not likely to forget: Gallipoli. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the […]

Trench Raid Tactics – Into The Abyss I THE GREAT WAR – Special feat. InRangeTV

Trench Raid Tactics – Into The Abyss I THE GREAT WAR – Special feat. InRangeTV

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One of the most enduring symbols of the First World War is that of the trenches, especially those on the Western Front, although there were trenches on all fronts. We did a special episode over a year ago about the trenches, how they were constructed, and what life was like in them. But since tomorrow […]

The Defensive War on the Western Front I THE GREAT WAR Week 16

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Hundreds of thousands of men have died and the conflict has now spread all over the globe, and as the snows and winds of November grow harsher and the western front freezes into total stalemate, all of the warring armies realize one great reality of this war: defense is more powerful than offense. This would […]