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The Road to the Great War

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

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

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

The events that led to World War 1

25mins

7 Jul 2014

Rank #1

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

Map of Europe

20mins

14 Jul 2014

Rank #2

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

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

20mins

16 Feb 2015

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The Road to War Episode 7- Germany invades 'Little Belgium'

Germany on the march

19mins

12 Aug 2014

Rank #4

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

Australian nurses leave for the war aboard the 'Kyarra'

17mins

25 Nov 2014

Rank #5

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

Japan Occupies German Marshall Islands

18mins

7 Oct 2014

Rank #6

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

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

16mins

3 Feb 2015

Rank #7

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The Road to War Episode 24: The Battle of the Falklands

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

15mins

9 Dec 2014

Rank #8

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

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

22mins

24 Mar 2015

Rank #9

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

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

20mins

13 Jan 2015

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The Road to War Episode 27: The Christmas Truce, 1914

The Christmas Truce, 1914

19mins

30 Dec 2014

Rank #11

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

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

19mins

20 Jan 2015

Rank #12

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

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

19mins

4 Nov 2014

Rank #13

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

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

15mins

5 Jan 2015

Rank #14

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The Road to War: The Battle of the Marne

The Battle of Marne halts the German Advance towards Paris

17mins

8 Sep 2014

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

Austria-Hungary go to war with Serbia and Russia mobilises

21mins

29 Jul 2014

Rank #16

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The Road to War Episode 12: Australia in New Guinea

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

17mins

17 Sep 2014

Rank #17

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

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.

16mins

22 Jul 2014

Rank #18

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The Road to War Episode 10: the Battle of Tannenberg

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

18mins

1 Sep 2014

Rank #19

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The Road to War Episode 8: Battle of the Frontiers

More battles break out

20mins

19 Aug 2014

Rank #20