So what do you do when you have to choose between Fascism and Naziism? Hard choice? Well, if only one of them comes with independence you might take that one – this is what conservative politician Engelbert Dolfuss does when he decides to become the Fascist Dictator of Austria in 1934. Welcome to Between-2-Wars a…Read More Not all Fascists Are Nazis – Civil War in Austria | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1934 Part 2 of 4
No, 12% Of the whole population Yes! Okay March 16, 1940 Finland has been fighting off the Red Army of the USSR since the beginning of December, in some of the most appalling conditions for war imaginable with temperatures as low as -40, but this week the Winter War ends. I’m Indy Neidell; this is…Read More The Soviets Finish a Costly Winter War – WW2 – 029 – March 16 1940
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…Read More Great Britain Before World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR Special
On January 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler, Führer of the Nazi Party, walks out of the offices of German President Paul von Hindenburg with tears in his eyes. He is greeted by a small crowd cheering and saluting him with the Hitler Salute. When he gets into his car, he repeats; “we did it, we did…Read More Germany Never Elected Hitler | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1933 Part 1 of 3
When you think of Fascism before World War Two, you mostly think of Germany and Italy, perhaps Spain. But that’s not quite right, in the 1920s and 1930s Fascism was fashionable, and almost created a global Fascist surge. Welcome to Between-2-Wars a chronological summary of the interwar years, covering all facets of life, the uncertainty,…Read More Rise of Evil – From Populism to Fascism | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1932 Part 4 of 4
Now before i start todays episode I just wanted to tell you that The Great War Team is producing the ultimate documentary about the Battle of Berlin in WW2 You can find out more at indiegogo.com or check the first comment in the comment section below. And now on to the show. It’s September 1919,…Read More The Freikorps Fights On – Estonia and Latvia War For Independence I THE GREAT WAR 1919
You want your former ally to come back into the war, but their new government wants none of it. Well, you could attack them with your armies and try to force them to join you, or maybe you could bribe their government’s guards to murder their leaders and then install the government of your choice.…Read More Red Terror in Soviet Russia I THE GREAT WAR Week 215
Debate about Woodrow Wilson has raged since the war and still does today. Who was he? A brilliant statesman? Just another racist? Both? Neither? It’s been said that anyone who followed Wilson down a political path was almost certain to meet him coming in the opposite direction, so let’s take a look at Woodrow Wilson.…Read More Champion for Democracy? – Woodrow Wilson I WHO DID WHAT IN WW1?