The Great War

Not all Fascists Are Nazis – Civil War in Austria | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1934 Part 2 of 4 Not all Fascists Are Nazis – Civil War in Austria | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1934 Part 2 of 4

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…

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The Soviets Finish a Costly Winter War – WW2 – 029 – March 16 1940 The Soviets Finish a Costly Winter War – WW2 – 029 – March 16 1940

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…

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It’s raining bombs, keep calm and carry on… – WW2 – 059 – October 12 1940 It’s raining bombs, keep calm and carry on… – WW2 – 059 – October 12 1940

October 12, 1940 They have a unified front to the rest of the world, publicly dismissing any talk of a civil war in the face of invasion, but this week the Chinese Nationalists and Communists fight each other. I’m Indy Neidell; this is World War Two. Last week, Adolf Hitler met with Benito Mussolini and…

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Churchill Was a Drunk… or Was He? – Doped WW2 Leaders Part 2 Churchill Was a Drunk… or Was He? – Doped WW2 Leaders Part 2

There’s no way of sugarcoating it; Winston Churchill was a drunk. Or was he? I’m Indy Neidell and this is a World War Two special episode Winston Churchill is different things to different people. To some, he is the greatest patriot Britons have, leading them through their darkest hour with the imperial majesty of a…

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Germany Never Elected Hitler | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1933 Part 1 of 3 Germany Never Elected Hitler | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1933 Part 1 of 3

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…

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Rise of Evil – From Populism to Fascism | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1932 Part 4 of 4 Rise of Evil – From Populism to Fascism | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1932 Part 4 of 4

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,…

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The Freikorps Fights On – Estonia and Latvia War For Independence I THE GREAT WAR 1919 The Freikorps Fights On – Estonia and Latvia War For Independence I THE GREAT WAR 1919

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,…

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The Nazi Invasion of Britain?! – WW2 – 055 – September 14 1940 The Nazi Invasion of Britain?! – WW2 – 055 – September 14 1940

September 14, 1940 Recon reports, cancelled German leave, the divulgences of spies- they have all led Britain to once conclusion: invasion by the Germans is imminent! I’m Indy Neidell; this is World War Two. Last week, the Battle of Britain continued, but moved on to yet another phase, as the Germans began the Blitz- the…

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