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Visiting the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery I THE GREAT WAR Special

Visiting the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery I THE GREAT WAR Special

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I’m Indy Neidell, and this is another edition of ‘The Great War’ on the road. In April 1917, the United States joined the First World War. I’m standing right now at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in France. This is the largest American World War I cemetery in Europe. The Meuse-Argonne offensive itself began September 26th, […]

Inside the Book: Erik Larson (THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE)

Inside the Book: Erik Larson (THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE)

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The book is about Winston Churchill and how he and his family and his close inner circle actually went about surviving the German bombing campaign against London and Britain. This book has a very particular point of origin. My wife and I moved to New York City four or five years ago from Seattle and […]

South America in WW1 – Religious Leaders I OUT OF THE TRENCHES

South America in WW1 – Religious Leaders I OUT OF THE TRENCHES

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The Difficult Road To Peace 1919 I THE GREAT WAR Epilogue 2

The Difficult Road To Peace 1919 I THE GREAT WAR Epilogue 2

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The war is over, and the process of writing the peace treaties begins, but this process is fraught with peril, for the war was fought on a scale never before seen in human history, and those treaties – for better or for worse – would have effects that would not only color the world of […]

The First Modern Battle – The Battle of Hamel I THE GREAT WAR Week 206

The First Modern Battle – The Battle of Hamel I THE GREAT WAR Week 206

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The warring armies have air forces, they have armored cars and tanks, they have artillery, they have gas, they have machine guns, they have endless infantry, but until this week no one had ever really integrated those all together into one tight battle plan. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week the […]

German Bombers Over Britain – Arab Revolt On The Advance I THE GREAT WAR Week 148

German Bombers Over Britain – Arab Revolt On The Advance I THE GREAT WAR Week 148

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We see new innovations and inventions every month of the war, and this week one of those inventions had its premiere. Make no mistake; this was something that would change the face of warfare all the way up to the present day. This week, a group of bomber aircraft hits the skies and targets civilians. […]

Charming The Poles – The Central Powers Look For New Allies I THE GREAT WAR Week 120

Charming The Poles – The Central Powers Look For New Allies I THE GREAT WAR Week 120

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They’ve tried new weapons, new tactics, new battlefronts, but the war keeps growing in size and there’s no end in sight. By now we’ve reached the point where morale has crumbled to where the leaders will try anything – attacking their own men, creating new nations, freeing prisoners – ANYTHING to be able to continue […]

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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Showdown In The Dardanelles – Bulgaria Flirts With The Central Powers I THE GREAT WAR Week 36

Showdown In The Dardanelles – Bulgaria Flirts With The Central Powers I THE GREAT WAR Week 36

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April 2nd, 1915. On carts, on horse, but mostly walking they move. All over Europe. Some carrying bags, some dragging huge amounts of possessions, but all too many empty handed. Forced from their homes and their lands, and desperate for somewhere, anywhere to continue their lives. These were the refugees of the Great War. I’m […]

The Ottoman Disaster – The Battle of Sarikamish I THE GREAT WAR Week 23

The Ottoman Disaster – The Battle of Sarikamish I THE GREAT WAR Week 23

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Over the past few months we’ve seen battlefronts all over the world, we’ve seen triumphs and disasters, but this week, as the New Year rolls in, we see something we haven’t seen, yet the annihilation of an entire army. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War Last week we saw the fighting go quiet […]