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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      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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      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
       

      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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      The Yanks Are Coming Pt. 1


      1917 would see the entry of the last major belligerent in the war, the United States, and it would start with a telegram.

      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...


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      24m
       2017-09-18

      The Yanks Are Coming Pt. 2


      On April 6th, 1917 the United States would declare war, how did they get there? What happened next?

      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...


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      21m
       2017-09-18

      War Beneath the Waves Pt. 3


      The U-Boats have been unleashed, it is time for the British and Americans to respond.

      Sources:
      U-Boat War 1914-1918 by Edwyn A. Gray
      A World Undone by G.J. Meyer
      Ring of Steel by Alexander Watson
      The First World War by John Keegan
      Castles of Steel by Robert K. Massie
      The Complexity...


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      24m
       2017-09-14

      War Beneath the Waves Pt. 2


      In 1917 the Germans made the decision to launch another unrestricted U-Boat campaing, but why?

      Sources:
      U-Boat War 1914-1918 by Edwyn A. Gray
      A World Undone by G.J. Meyer
      Ring of Steel by Alexander Watson
      The First World War by John Keegan
      Castles of Steel by Robert K. Massie
      The...


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      23m
       2017-08-31

      War Beneath the Waves Pt. 1


      A key inflection point for the war was the decision for a German unrestricted submarine campaign in 1917.

      Sources:
      U-Boat War 1914-1918 by Edwyn A. Gray
      A World Undone by G.J. Meyer
      Ring of Steel by Alexander Watson
      The First World War by John Keegan
      Castles of Steel by Robert K. Massie
      ...


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      26m
       2017-08-24

      Revolution: Russia Pt. 6


      With the Bolsheviks now in control it was time to get out of the war, and the cost would be great.

      Sources:
      Italy: From Interventionism to Fascism, 1917-1919 by Giovanna Procacci
      Eastern Front by Norman Stone
      Russian Military Intelligence 1905-1917: The Untold Story behind Tsarist Russia in the First World War by Alex Marshall
      The...


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      19m
       2017-08-17

      Revolution: Russia Pt. 5


      The second Russian Revolution of 1917 would come to pass in October, and behind it would be a group called the Bolsheviks.

      Sources:
      Italy: From Interventionism to Fascism, 1917-1919 by Giovanna Procacci
      Eastern Front by Norman Stone
      Russian Military Intelligence 1905-1917: The Untold Story behind Tsarist Russia in the First World War by Alex Marshall
      ...


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      23m
       2017-08-15