Adapt or Die – The Artillery Barrage I THE GREAT WAR – Week 50

Adapt or die! That’s what they say, right? And it’s been true so far during the war. Cavalry charges and brightly colored uniforms gave way to trenches and drab colors against the destructive power of machine gun defenses, and defense had indeed been king so …

Three Years of World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR Week 157

Three Years of World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR Week 157

The war that would be over by Christmas. The war that all of Europe marched off to joyously. The war that now has a death toll in the millions, casualties in the tens of millions, has brought in nations from all over the world, has …

The Russian War Machine And The Race To The Sea I THE GREAT WAR – Week 9

The Russian War Machine And The Race To The Sea I THE GREAT WAR – Week 9

September 25, 1914. The mobile war of short intense battles was over and the filthy war in the trenches had begun, and this week we see the trenches grow like lighting on the western front in the race to the sea. We also see something …

The Fight for Montenegro & The Disaster Of Kut I THE GREAT WAR Week 78

The Fight for Montenegro & The Disaster Of Kut I THE GREAT WAR Week 78

The Gallipoli campaign, which was now over, was a huge failure for the Allies, especially for the British, a scale of failure that was virtually unknown to the British Empire, but this week, far away in Mesopotamia, Britain fails again. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to …

The German Occupation of Lithuania – Unrest in Russia I THE GREAT WAR – Week 61

The German Occupation of Lithuania – Unrest in Russia I THE GREAT WAR – Week 61

Whenever you think of this war, one of the main images you picture is that of the trenches. Filthy, dangerous, but necessary for survival. But the war began as a war of motion, of quick advances and retreats before it settled down on the western …

Operation Albion Concludes – Allied Failures In Belgium I THE GREAT WAR Week 169

Operation Albion Concludes – Allied Failures In Belgium I THE GREAT WAR Week 169

It’s been planned several times so far in the war and it’s had varying degrees of success, though never until this week will it have this degree of success – an amphibious assault. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week, Allied attacks …

The Death of Max Immelmann – Haig’s Final Offensive I THE GREAT WAR – Week 100

The Death of Max Immelmann – Haig’s Final Offensive I THE GREAT WAR – Week 100

You may or may not know this, but the great pilots, the flying aces, were the rock stars of World War One, celebrated far and wide as heroes of their nations, and in 1916 there was perhaps none greater than Max Immelmann. Until this week …

Learning From Napoleon – Russia, The Underestimated Enemy I THE GREAT WAR – Week 12

Learning From Napoleon – Russia, The Underestimated Enemy I THE GREAT WAR – Week 12

So far this war things had looked grim for the Russians. They had unwillingly entered the war in the first place and the colossal defeats at the battles of Tannenberg and Masurian lakes had convinced the German and Austro-Hungarian armies that Russia’s army was both …

Choosing Biomedical Engineering | University College Dublin International Study Centre

Choosing Biomedical Engineering | University College Dublin International Study Centre

I used to think I would go to study medicine, but while I was in school I realised it would be very hard for me to study it While engineering, it deals with maths, physics, chemistry, mechanics, and I was pretty good at those subjects …

Jerusalem Surrenders – Bolsheviks Consolidate Control I THE GREAT WAR Week 177

Jerusalem Surrenders – Bolsheviks Consolidate Control I THE GREAT WAR Week 177

It’s a Holy City for three religions, and really is one of the most important cities in our world history. As such, it is a big prize during this world war, and this week, Jerusalem surrenders to the British. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the …