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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 […]

A New War With Old Generals – Carnage on the Western Front I THE GREAT WAR – Week 4

A New War With Old Generals – Carnage on the Western Front I THE GREAT WAR – Week 4

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Many of the generals of World War I were almost completely out of touch with the lethal technology of the twentieth century. In August 1914 this became very apparent. It remained a problem throughout the war and led to the catastrophic loss of millions of young men’s lives. My name is Indy Neidell; welcome to […]

Taxi To The Front – The First Battle of the Marne I THE GREAT WAR – Week 7

Taxi To The Front – The First Battle of the Marne I THE GREAT WAR – Week 7

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The first five weeks of the war have seen great offensives by Germany, Russia, and Austria-Hungary, larger than any military operations in history. Hundred s of thousands of men have died, but today all of those offensives come to an end. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. At the beginning of the week, […]