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 …

No Peace For The Wicked I THE GREAT WAR Week 129

No Peace For The Wicked I THE GREAT WAR Week 129

Food shortages, strikes, assassinations, covert attempts to end the war, covert attempts to expand the war, the situation in Russia by now was dangerously unstable. It wouldn’t get any better this week, though as there was yet another political shakeup in Petrograd. I’m Indy Neidell; …

The French Counter Attack At Matz I THE GREAT WAR Week 203

The French Counter Attack At Matz I THE GREAT WAR Week 203

I start every episode with a hook, right? Something that hasn’t happened before in the war, or some really big news or event. Well, this week, it’s definitely something that hasn’t happened so far during the war – this week two of the Central Powers …

The English Empire of the Mind (Churchill, Harvard 1943). Imperi della mente. Sottotitoli, subtitles

The English Empire of the Mind (Churchill, Harvard 1943). Imperi della mente. Sottotitoli, subtitles

Anglo-american unity A speech on receiving an honorary degree at Harvard University Heard in Britain by shortwave radio, September 6th, 1943 President Conant, Mr Governor of the Commonwealth, of Massachussets, gentlemen of the University, ladies and gentlemen here assembled, The last time I attended a …

In Dire Straits – Russia on Austro-Hungary’s Doorstep I THE GREAT WAR Week 24

A few months ago we saw the devastation that followed when the war in both the east and the west became bogged down in the muds of the autumn, and this week, as the new year gets going, we see the new challenges and above …

Revolution in Germany – Armistice in Austria I THE GREAT WAR Week 224

Revolution in Germany – Armistice in Austria I THE GREAT WAR Week 224

What happens this week? Well, Austria-Hungary signs an armistice with the Allies, leaving Germany alone in the fight. If you think that was bad enough for Germany, this week also sees… revolution in Germany! I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week the …

Seminal Harvard speeches through the years | 360° video

Seminal Harvard speeches through the years | 360° video

When you find yourselves alongside our sailors and soldiers in the battle fields and combat of 1943 and 1944, you will feel that we are your worthy brothers in arms and you will know that we shall never die nor weaken, but march with you …

The Battle of Belleau Wood Begins I THE GREAT WAR Week 202

The Battle of Belleau Wood Begins I THE GREAT WAR Week 202

You’re at war and you’re trying to hold off a determined and capable enemy. When you falter and that enemy advances, you ask your ally for reinforcements. But what if he says they genuinely do not exist? You begin to evacuate your capital I’m Indy …

Germany in Two-Front War and the Schlieffen-Plan I THE GREAT WAR – Week 2

Germany in Two-Front War and the Schlieffen-Plan I THE GREAT WAR – Week 2

My name is Indy Neidell. Welcome to the Great War. We left off last time with the Austro-Hungarian Empire declaring war on the kingdom of Serbia, and you can find links to that episode below and to our special Prelude to War episodes. I’m going …

Operation Beach Party – Mustard Gas Unleashed I THE GREAT WAR Week 155

Operation Beach Party – Mustard Gas Unleashed I THE GREAT WAR Week 155

We’ve talked before about the innovations developed during the war that all sides created to try and gain an advantage or breakthrough, and this week you can add one more to the list: mustard gas. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week …