History Of The Great War

History of the Great War is a weekly podcast that will cover the First World War that occurred from 1914 and 1918. Every week we will be discussing the events that occurred exactly 100 years ago. We will journey from the borders of France in the blistering heat of 1914, to the shores of Gallipoli, to the banks of Somme, to the final knockout attempt by the German army in the spring of 1918.

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      1917 French Mutinies


      After the failures of the Nivelle offensive, the French army decided it had enough of useless failures.

      Sources:
      A World Undone by G.J. Meyer
      Pyrrhic Victory by Robert Doughty
      Breaking Point of the French Army: The Nivelle Offensive of 1917 by David Murphy
      Between Mutiny and Obedience by Leonard V. Smith
      The...


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      Nivelle Offensives Pt. 4


      The first days of attack had failed, and now Nivelle would have to answer for his promises of swift victory.

      Sources:
      A World Undone by G.J. Meyer
      Pyrrhic Victory by Robert Doughty
      Breaking Point of the French Army: The Nivelle Offensive of 1917 by David Murphy
      Between Mutiny and Obedience by Leonard V. Smith
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      15m
       

      Nivelle Offensives Pt. 3


      In mid-April 1917, the attacks would begin, they would go okay, I guess.

      Sources:
      A World Undone by G.J. Meyer
      Pyrrhic Victory by Robert Doughty
      Breaking Point of the French Army: The Nivelle Offensive of 1917 by David Murphy
      Between Mutiny and Obedience by Leonard V. Smith
      The German Army in the Spring...


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      30m
       

      Nivelle Offensives Pt. 2


      With the date for the attack set, the French goverment, and generals, start to have some concerns.

      Sources:
      A World Undone by G.J. Meyer
      Pyrrhic Victory by Robert Doughty
      Breaking Point of the French Army: The Nivelle Offensive of 1917 by David Murphy
      Between Mutiny and Obedience by Leonard V. Smith
      The German...


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      31m
       2017-11-15

      Nivelle Offensives Pt. 1


      1917 would see another attempt by the French and British to win the war on the Western Front, it would not work.

      Sources:
      A World Undone by G.J. Meyer
      Pyrrhic Victory by Robert Doughty
      Breaking Point of the French Army: The Nivelle Offensive of 1917 by David Murphy
      Between Mutiny and Obedience by Leonard V. Smith
      ...


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      22m
       2017-11-08

      The Air War Pt. 3


      1917 would be a high point for the air war.

      Sources:
      The Great War in the Air by John H. Morrow
      The War in the Air: The Men and Their Machines by Jack Bruce
      A German Airman and his War: Oscar Boelcke
      Somme Success by Peter Hart
      "The Souls of Soldiers": Civilians Under Fire in First World War France by Susan R....


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      33m
       2017-10-31

      The Air War Pt. 2


      1916 would see the RFC take on their greatest task yet, the Battle of the Somme

      Sources:
      The Great War in the Air by John H. Morrow
      The War in the Air: The Men and Their Machines by Jack Bruce
      A German Airman and his War: Oscar Boelcke
      Somme Success by Peter Hart
      "The Souls of Soldiers": Civilians Under Fire...


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      26m
       2017-10-22

      The Air War Pt. 1


      The start of 1916 brought with it the dawn of a new era of aerial combat.

      Sources:
      The Great War in the Air by John H. Morrow
      The War in the Air: The Men and Their Machines by Jack Bruce
      A German Airman and his War: Oscar Boelcke
      Somme Success by Peter Hart
      "The Souls of Soldiers": Civilians Under Fire in...


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      29m
       2017-10-13

      The Yanks Are Coming Pt. 4


      In our last episode on America entering the war, we have a bit of a grab bag of topics.

      Sources:
      The First World War by John Keegan
      A World Undone by G.J. Meyer
      Castles of Steel by Robert K. Massie
      French War Aims and the American Challenge, 1914-1918 by David Stevenson
      A Counsel of Despair: British Strategy...


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      25m
       2017-10-07

      The Yanks Are Coming Pt. 3


      Saying you are joining a war and fighting a war are very different, as the Americans would find out in 1917.

      Sources:
      The First World War by John Keegan
      A World Undone by G.J. Meyer
      Castles of Steel by Robert K. Massie
      French War Aims and the American Challenge, 1914-1918 by David Stevenson
      A Counsel of...


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      20m
       2017-09-29