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The Road to the Great War

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Our history experts speaking about the events that led to the Great War.

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Our history experts speaking about the events that led to the Great War.

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I appreciated the format

By John Deere Spoker Model D - Sep 05 2016
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This was an excellent overview of Australia and New Zealand into The Great War. The background information gave great insight into the circumstances that lead up to how this catastrophe began through Common Wealth eyes.

Nice detail

By Devdrvr - Oct 03 2014
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Overall good podcast with nice detail. Format might be better as a narrative instead of an interview.

iTunes Ratings

8 Ratings
Average Ratings
6
0
1
0
1

I appreciated the format

By John Deere Spoker Model D - Sep 05 2016
Read more
This was an excellent overview of Australia and New Zealand into The Great War. The background information gave great insight into the circumstances that lead up to how this catastrophe began through Common Wealth eyes.

Nice detail

By Devdrvr - Oct 03 2014
Read more
Overall good podcast with nice detail. Format might be better as a narrative instead of an interview.
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The Road to the Great War

Latest release on Apr 28, 2015

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Road to War Episode 2: Austria-Hungary ask for support from Germany against Serbia

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The events that led to World War 1

Jul 07 2014

25mins

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Rank #2: Road to War Episode 3: Everyone is on holidays, but all is not as it seems during Europe's 'last summer'

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Map of Europe

Jul 14 2014

20mins

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Rank #3: The Road to War Episode 34: Russian defeat on the Eastern Front

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It's winter and on the Eastern Front and Russia and Germany are suffering horrific casualties

Feb 16 2015

20mins

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Rank #4: The Road to War Episode 7- Germany invades 'Little Belgium'

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Germany on the march

Aug 12 2014

19mins

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Rank #5: The Road to War Episode 22: Australian nurses embark aboard Kyarra from Brisbane

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Australian nurses leave for the war aboard the 'Kyarra'

Nov 25 2014

17mins

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Rank #6: The Road to War Episode 15: Japan Occupies German Marshall Islands

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Japan Occupies German Marshall Islands

Oct 07 2014

18mins

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Rank #7: The Road to War Episode 32: Ottoman Empire fails to capture the Suez Canal

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Returning to the Near East, and in particular, to Egypt, where Australians were still undergoing training.

Feb 03 2015

16mins

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Rank #8: The Road to War Episode 24: The Battle of the Falklands

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One of the great naval battles. A victory, and a defeat as glorious as a victory.

Dec 09 2014

15mins

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Rank #9: The Road to War Episode 39: The Russians capture the Austro-Hungarian fortress of Przemyoel

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A horrifying glimpse of things to come in Eastern Europe during the next war.

Mar 24 2015

22mins

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Rank #10: The Road to War Episode 29: Battle of Jassin in German East Africa [now Tanzania]

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A focus on what was happening in Africa this week 100 years ago

Jan 13 2015

20mins

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Rank #11: The Road to War Episode 27: The Christmas Truce, 1914

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The Christmas Truce, 1914

Dec 30 2014

19mins

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Rank #12: The Road to War Episode 30: First German Zeppelin raids on Britain

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Zeppelins were airships made by the German Zeppelin company, founded by Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin who had seen balloons being used during the American Civil War

Jan 20 2015

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Rank #13: The Road to War Episode 19: The Ottoman Empire enters the war

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The Ottoman Empire enters the war and the First Division of the Australian Imperial Force and New Zealand Expeditionary Force departs Albany, Western Australia

Nov 04 2014

19mins

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Rank #14: The Road to War Episode 28: Major Ottoman defeat by the Russians (and the weather) at Sarikamish

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Major Ottoman defeat by the Russians (and the weather) at Sarikamish

Jan 05 2015

15mins

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Rank #15: The Road to War: The Battle of the Marne

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The Battle of Marne halts the German Advance towards Paris

Sep 08 2014

17mins

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Rank #16: The Road to War Episode 5: Austria-Hungary go to war with Serbia and Russia mobilises

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Austria-Hungary go to war with Serbia and Russia mobilises

Jul 29 2014

21mins

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Rank #17: The Road to War Episode 12: Australia in New Guinea

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The Road to War Episode 12 : Australia in New Guinea, we turn our attention closer to home

Sep 17 2014

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Rank #18: The Road to War Episode 4: King George V reviews the assembled British fleet (a test mobilization)

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As the nation marches towards commemoration events for the centenary of World War 1, join us each week as we take a look at the events that lead to the out break of the war.

Jul 22 2014

16mins

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Rank #19: The Road to War Episode 10: the Battle of Tannenberg

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One of the defining battles of the early theatre of the Great War; the Battle of Tannenberg.

Sep 01 2014

18mins

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Rank #20: The Road to War Episode 8: Battle of the Frontiers

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More battles break out

Aug 19 2014

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