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The Great War Podcast

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A chronological look at the origins and battles of the First World War from 1890-1920.

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A chronological look at the origins and battles of the First World War from 1890-1920.

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So good!

By Fmgypsy - Aug 28 2019
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Really well done. Easy to follow, clearly describes a complicated topic.

One of my favorites

By taylorhistory1 - Oct 27 2018
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Excellent podcast on wwI, well told and detailed

iTunes Ratings

224 Ratings
Average Ratings
210
9
2
1
2

So good!

By Fmgypsy - Aug 28 2019
Read more
Really well done. Easy to follow, clearly describes a complicated topic.

One of my favorites

By taylorhistory1 - Oct 27 2018
Read more
Excellent podcast on wwI, well told and detailed
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The Great War Podcast

Latest release on Jan 04, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 03: Woe Unto My Poor Grandchildren

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After the formation of Germany, Bismarck's primary concern was finding a place for the Second Reich in Europe; events in the Balkans would drive the Austro-Hungarians into a military alliance by 1879.

Jun 30 2014

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Rank #2: 52: Into the Breach Part 1- Thiepval and the Schwaben Redoubt

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We begin our discussion of July 1st by examining X Corps' attack on Thiepval village.

Feb 05 2017

48mins

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Rank #3: 64: Golgotha Hill

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Beginning on October 24th, a French counter attack liberates the forts Douaumont and Vaux, signalling the end of the battle of Verdun.

Apr 06 2018

38mins

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Rank #4: 04: Opposites Attract: The Franco-Russian Alliance

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In 1890 Wilhelm II dismissed Bismarck, allowing the French to break out of isolation; the British face a looming crisis in the years after 1894.

Jul 07 2014

22mins

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Rank #5: 37: The Trident

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Reinhardt Scheer assumes command of the German battlefleet, and the war in the North Sea kicks into high gear.

Sep 23 2015

44mins

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Rank #6: 38: The Run to the South

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The battle of Jutland begins on the afternoon of May 31st, 1916.

Nov 04 2015

42mins

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Rank #7: 63: Leviathans

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With winter approaching on the Somme, Haig hoped to deliver a substantial blow to Germany's forces.

Mar 27 2018

46mins

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Rank #8: 52: Into the Breach Part 2- Northern Folly

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Gommecourt, Serre, Beaumont-Hamel and the Slaughter of the Somme.

The old British front line, looking northeast toward the German trenches. Note the drop in elevation.

"Y" Ravine,

Feb 28 2017

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Rank #9: 50: The Verdun Effect

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Plans for the Somme shift as Verdun rears its ugly head.

Dec 20 2016

44mins

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Rank #10: 58: Crisis in the East

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With the General Allied Offensive in full swing, the Central Powers face a manpower crisis on the Eastern Front.

Dec 01 2017

45mins

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Rank #11: 62: Cracks in the Edifice

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Hindenburg and Ludendorff face a home front wracked by food shortages and social unrest.

Mar 05 2018

37mins

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Rank #12: 05: The End of Isolation

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With events in Asia threatening the status quo, Great Britain would find itself in desperate need of an ally. * I apologize for this episode being behind schedule. We'll be back on track for Monday!*

Jul 16 2014

23mins

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Rank #13: 39: Ghosts in the Mist

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A decade after Dreadnought revolutionized naval warfare, the battle fleets of Great Britain and Germany finally meet. EDIT: Since they were armoured cruisers, Arbuthnot was part of First Cruiser Squadron, not First 'Light' Cruiser as incorrectly stated. -Dan

Nov 25 2015

51mins

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Rank #14: 59: Romania

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Sensing a shift in the fortunes of war, Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary.

Dec 19 2017

33mins

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Rank #15: 16: Massacre of the Innocents

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The lines stagnate across the Western theatre.Near the Belgian town of Ypres, German and British troops learn a harsh reality. Please note: The Asine runs west of Verdun, not east as I state in the episode. -DanMap of Western theatre (Sept-Nov 1914) Right click to view in full.Mass grave at Langemark German Cemetery

Nov 28 2014

18mins

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Rank #16: 23: No Risk Too Great- Part 1 of 2.

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With German efforts concentrated in the East, the Allies begin looking for alternative ways to break the deadlock, leading their focus to fall on the Dardanelles and Gallipoli peninsula.

Feb 07 2015

26mins

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Rank #17: 52: Into the Breach Part 3- Tale of Two Villages

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The awful pattern repeats itself as III Corps drives on Ovillers and La Boiselle.

Mar 21 2017

56mins

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Rank #18: 08: Dreadnoughts and What Nots

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With the war in the Far East raging in the background, Germany attempts to drive a wedge between France and its allies, but only succeeds in bringing them closer together. I know I had stated there would be no episode this week, but unfortunately the long weekend plans fell through. -DanBeyond the Foxholes Podcast: http://www.breakthroughassault.co.uk/p/beyond-foxholes-podcast.html

Aug 04 2014

29mins

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Rank #19: 41: The Jutland Controversy

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A retrospective look at the battle of Jutland.

Jan 16 2016

56mins

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Rank #20: 32: Thunder and Earthquake

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The battle at Verdun began on February 21st, 1916. Nothing would ever be the same.

May 28 2015

27mins

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