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Onwards! – The Western Front Of Early 1915 – THE GREAT WAR Week 25

Onwards! – The Western Front Of Early 1915 – THE GREAT WAR Week 25

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Nearly six months of war have gone, and with them have gone casualties in the millions. Huge offensives have not produced the breakthrough victories that were expected and optimism has given way to reality in every warring nation, and that reality is that the current concepts and tactics of war do not work, and each […]

Playing With Fire – The First Flame Thrower I THE GREAT WAR Week 32

Playing With Fire – The First Flame Thrower I THE GREAT WAR Week 32

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We’ve seen men die by the hundreds of thousands, as Europe has been ripped apart in just half a year. New battlefronts have been opened to gain any advantage and soldiers come from all around the world to die, while new technology has taken the war to the skies and beneath the seas. Technology now […]

Attempted Military Coup in Russia – The Kornilov Affair I THE GREAT WAR Week 164

Attempted Military Coup in Russia – The Kornilov Affair I THE GREAT WAR Week 164

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We’ve seen revolution in Russia this year; we’ve seen the July Days with the renewed threat of it, and now, Russia sees an attempted coup- the Kornilov Affair. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week, there was major fighting in Italy and Romania, but far to the north, the German army took […]

The Book Bowl 2019 Celebrity Spokesman REVEALED!

The Book Bowl 2019 Celebrity Spokesman REVEALED!

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The second I saw him I’m running I knew exactly who that was. He was the library mascot for years! and we haven’t seen him in forever. The way he zigs, the way he zags I’d seen that before when he was down in the stacks, Welcome back home Pratt Cat! With your help we […]

The Russian October Revolution 1917 I THE GREAT WAR Week 172

The Russian October Revolution 1917 I THE GREAT WAR Week 172

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Each episode of this show begins with a hook; something that hasn’t happened so far in the war, but not today. This week’s episode begins with a hook that has happened before, in fact, it happened only eight months ago – revolution in Russia. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week, the […]

UC Berkeley Study Abroad – Start Your Journey

UC Berkeley Study Abroad – Start Your Journey

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[music]>>I studied abroad in Jordan, and it was an archaeological excavation.>>So, I ended up going to the University of Cape Town in South Africa.>>My program was an immersion program, which means that I was actually a student at a Mexican university.>>I studied abroad in England at the University of Leeds, and I decided to do […]

The tragic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice – Brendan Pelsue

The tragic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice – Brendan Pelsue

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It was the perfect wedding, the guests thought. The groom was Orpheus, the greatest of all poets and musicians. The bride Eurydice, a wood nymph. Anyone could tell the couple was truly and deeply in love. Suddenly, Eurydice stumbled, then fell to the ground. By the time Orpheus reached her side, she was dead, and […]

The myth of Pandora’s box – Iseult Gillespie

The myth of Pandora’s box – Iseult Gillespie

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Curiosity: a blessing, or a curse? The paradoxical nature of this trait was personified for the ancient Greeks in the mythical figure of Pandora. According to legend, she was the first mortal woman, whose blazing curiosity set a chain of earth-shattering events in motion. Pandora was breathed into being by Hephaestus, God of fire, who […]

The Battle of Passchendaele – Mutiny in the German Navy I THE GREAT WAR Week 158

The Battle of Passchendaele – Mutiny in the German Navy I THE GREAT WAR Week 158

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Ever since his offensive at Arras in April, British Commander in Chief Sir Douglas Haig has been champing at the bit to get his summer offensive going in Belgium, and this week, it happens. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. The shift from last week to this week marks the 3rd anniversary of […]

Zeppelins Over England – New Inventions For The Modern War I THE GREAT WAR Week 26

Zeppelins Over England – New Inventions For The Modern War I THE GREAT WAR Week 26

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When most people think of the First World War, they think most often of either the Western Front and the trenches and flying aces, and possibly the Italian or Eastern fronts, but the war was by no means confined to mainland Europe, and this week we really see that it was a world war, with […]