The Battle of San River – Winston Churchill Gets Fired I THE GREAT WAR Week 43

The Battle of San River – Winston Churchill Gets Fired I THE GREAT WAR Week 43

We’ve seen disastrous decisions by political and military leaders throughout the war, but rarely have they been called to account. At least so far, but that changes this week. This week, Winston Churchill gets fired. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. When we left off, South African forces had captured the German colonial…Continue reading The Battle of San River – Winston Churchill Gets Fired I THE GREAT WAR Week 43

Battlefield Normandy – The battles for Norrey, Bretteville & Putot

Battlefield Normandy – The battles for Norrey, Bretteville & Putot

Previously on Battlefield Normandy we saw how the bloody battle for Authie unfolded with far too much casualties for the Canadian 9th Infantry Brigade. On the other hand we saw how the 7th Canadian Infantry Brigade was able to capture its objectives along the Caen-Bayeux road with relative ease and during the afternoon of June…Continue reading Battlefield Normandy – The battles for Norrey, Bretteville & Putot

The First Battle of Champagne – Dying In Caucasus Snow  I THE GREAT WAR Week 22

The First Battle of Champagne – Dying In Caucasus Snow I THE GREAT WAR Week 22

When the war began, nearly five months ago, it was to be glorious, and the warring nations all saw a war that would be over by Christmas. And now, hundreds of thousands of men had been butchered- civilians too- and many more horribly wounded or maimed. The war was anything but over and today it’s…Continue reading The First Battle of Champagne – Dying In Caucasus Snow I THE GREAT WAR Week 22

The ‘Sistine Chapel of Taxidermy’ – Conserving Akeley’s Elephants

The ‘Sistine Chapel of Taxidermy’ – Conserving Akeley’s Elephants

Hey, so before we get into this episode two really quick updates. Number one, if you are anywhere near Berlin Germany We’re gonna be there in a week And we’re actually having a meet-up at the Natural History Museum there at 10:30 in the morning So there’s more information And a link to the eventbrite…Continue reading The ‘Sistine Chapel of Taxidermy’ – Conserving Akeley’s Elephants