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Halifax Explosion – Peace in the East? | THE GREAT WAR Week 176

Halifax Explosion – Peace in the East? | THE GREAT WAR Week 176

Even far from the battlefields it happens now – civilian casualties of the war. And this week it happened in a flash – 10,000 victims of the war in one instant in Nova Scotia. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the… Continue Reading

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The Ostende Raid – Peace of Bucharest I THE GREAT WAR Week 198

The Ostende Raid – Peace of Bucharest I THE GREAT WAR Week 198

What do you do to stop the enemy from sending his submarines and destroyers at you? You try to destroy his harbors, and how do you do that? You raid them by night. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great… Continue Reading

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Kaiser Karl Wants Peace – The Sixtus Affair I THE GREAT WAR Week 139

Kaiser Karl Wants Peace – The Sixtus Affair I THE GREAT WAR Week 139

We see battle after battle, all around the world, and yet no side can achieve victory. The millions of men fighting are obviously affected by the war each day, but unlike earlier wars, this war is total war and it… Continue Reading

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Peace In The East – The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk I THE GREAT WAR Week 189

Peace In The East – The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk I THE GREAT WAR Week 189

It was a momentous occasion. 43 months after the war began, the first one of the major players was leaving it for good. This week, Russia signed a peace treaty with the Central Powers. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the… Continue Reading

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Armistice – But Peace? I THE GREAT WAR Week 225

Armistice – But Peace? I THE GREAT WAR Week 225

What can I say about this week this week the war ends I’m indy neidell. Welcome to the great war Last week what was left of the austro-hungarian Empire signed an armistice leaving Germany as the last man standing of… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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No War, No Peace – Trotsky’s Gamble I THE GREAT WAR Week 186

Russia and Ukraine were no longer fighting the world war, or were they? They were making separate peace negotiations with the Central Powers even as the Bolsheviks were invading Ukrainian territory. Well one of those pieces was signed this week,… Continue Reading