360: First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme (UCL Institute of Education)

360: First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme (UCL Institute of Education)

I think it’s useful to go there because you can’t really imagine what they saw while they were fighting. When you go there it’s not going to be how it was then. Now it’s a nice place but then it was a battlefield where people died. It’s a bit like a mass grave because there…Continue reading 360: First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme (UCL Institute of Education)

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

Mussolini plays Hitler like a Fiddle – The Invasion of Greece – WW2 – 062 – November 2, 1940

Mussolini plays Hitler like a Fiddle – The Invasion of Greece – WW2 – 062 – November 2, 1940

November 2, 1940 Although Italian leader Benito Mussolini has said to his Germany ally that he has no designs on Greece until after taking Egypt, that is not the case, for this week- Italy invades Greece. I’m Indy Neidell; this is World War Two. Last week Adolf Hitler met with Vichy French and Spanish leaders…Continue reading Mussolini plays Hitler like a Fiddle – The Invasion of Greece – WW2 – 062 – November 2, 1940

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

Battlefield 1: 1914 – 1918 (No HUD) The Battle of Soissons

Battlefield 1: 1914 – 1918 (No HUD) The Battle of Soissons

Spring, 1918 the German Empire has launched the Kaiserschlacht They made a breakthrough to the West French territory and claimed total control of the Soissons Château-Thierry roads the road was a vital lifeline for the German soldiers in order to supply them as they continue to advance on the western front. The French morales have…Continue reading Battlefield 1: 1914 – 1918 (No HUD) The Battle of Soissons

The First Tank-on-Tank Battle in History – The Zeebrugge Raid I THE GREAT WAR Week 196

The First Tank-on-Tank Battle in History – The Zeebrugge Raid I THE GREAT WAR Week 196

Week after week in this war, something new happens that the world has never seen before, and this week is no exception. This week sees the first tank on tank battle in history. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week, the German Offensive in Flanders continued, but looked like it was stalling,…Continue reading The First Tank-on-Tank Battle in History – The Zeebrugge Raid I THE GREAT WAR Week 196