First World War

Welcome To The Dirt – The Beginning of Trench Warfare I THE GREAT WAR – Week 8 Welcome To The Dirt – The Beginning of Trench Warfare I THE GREAT WAR – Week 8

September 18th 1914 This week, we see the mobile and fast paced war of the past six weeks turning into something never imagined that would prove more sinister and deadly than even the bloodiest battles of the war’s beginning. This week began the war in the trenches. I’m Indy Neidell. Welcome to the Great War.…

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The United States Goes Dry – Alcohol Prohibition  I THE GREAT WAR The United States Goes Dry – Alcohol Prohibition I THE GREAT WAR

It’s January 1920, and in America it’s about to get a lot harder to get a drink. The Volstead Act has come into force, making it illegal to sell alcohol across the United States. But the ban on drink would not be easy to enforce – it’s prohibition. Hi, I’m Jesse Alexander and welcome to…

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The Treaty of Versailles And The Economic Consequences Of The Peace I THE GREAT WAR 1919 The Treaty of Versailles And The Economic Consequences Of The Peace I THE GREAT WAR 1919

This episode of The Great War was made possible by our supporters on Patreon. 2019/1919 was a crazy year for The Great War channel and we just want to say a big thank you to everyone who supports us on Patreon. In light of YouTube’s moves against history channels this year, your support is doubly…

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Adolf Hitler’s First Steps In Politics – The Foundation Of The Nazi Party I THE GREAT WAR 1919 Adolf Hitler’s First Steps In Politics – The Foundation Of The Nazi Party I THE GREAT WAR 1919

This episode of The Great War is sponsored by Audible. When I am travelling on the night train from Vienna to Berlin to film, Audible lets me take history along with us – as audiobooks. Audible’s massive selection includes some of the best non-fiction history books out there, and we’ve used many of them for…

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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 the Central Powers the Allies advanced all week in the West and cut the Germans…

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The Baltic States in World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR SPECIAL The Baltic States in World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR SPECIAL

Before the First World War, what are today Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia were part of the Russian Empire. As that empire fought and fell, so too fought the soldiers of the Baltic States, first during the war, and then in their struggles for eventual independence. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to a Great War Special Episode…

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Great Britain Before World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR Special Great Britain Before World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR Special

The Following Episode is sponsored by War2Glory. When the Great War began, Great Britain was the largest empire in history, on which the sun never truly did set, but what was going on in Britain socially, economically, and industrially in that prewar period? That’s what I’ll talk about today. I’m Indy Neidell; this is a…

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The Ottoman Disaster – The Battle of Sarikamish I THE GREAT WAR Week 23 The Ottoman Disaster – The Battle of Sarikamish I THE GREAT WAR Week 23

Over the past few months we’ve seen battlefronts all over the world, we’ve seen triumphs and disasters, but this week, as the New Year rolls in, we see something we haven’t seen, yet the annihilation of an entire army. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War Last week we saw the fighting go quiet…

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Dividing Up The Middle East – The Sykes-Picot Agreement I THE GREAT WAR Week 92 Dividing Up The Middle East – The Sykes-Picot Agreement I THE GREAT WAR Week 92

This week 100 years ago was the week of the Easter Uprising in Ireland, a pivotal point in Irish history, but that’s not my “hook” today. Instead we made a whole special episode about it so I can look at it a little deeper. But something else happened this week 100 years ago that still…

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Europe Prior to World War I: Alliances and Enemies  I PRELUDE TO WW1 – Part 1/3 Europe Prior to World War I: Alliances and Enemies I PRELUDE TO WW1 – Part 1/3

My name is Indy Neidell, and welcome to our new channel “The Great War”. This show follows World War I, from July 28th 1914 to November 11, 1918, week by week exactly 100 years later, but in order for the initial weeks of the war to make more sense we’re doing these prelude to war…

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