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History of the Great War is a weekly podcast that will cover the First World War that occurred from 1914 and 1918. Every week we will be discussing the events that occurred exactly 100 years ago. We will journey from the borders of France in the blistering heat of 1914, to the shores of Gallipoli, to the banks of Somme, to the final knockout attempt by the German army in the spring of 1918.

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History of the Great War is a weekly podcast that will cover the First World War that occurred from 1914 and 1918. Every week we will be discussing the events that occurred exactly 100 years ago. We will journey from the borders of France in the blistering heat of 1914, to the shores of Gallipoli, to the banks of Somme, to the final knockout attempt by the German army in the spring of 1918.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Interview 8: Cartoons and Visual Propaganda with Jesse Alexander

    Interview 8: Cartoons and Visual Propaganda with Jesse Alexander

    I met with Jesse Alexander (Home | Jesse Alexander History) to discuss his research into cartoons and visual propaganda during the war. You can follow Jesse over at (18) Jesse Alexander (@jesse_history) / Twitter

    • 39 min
    Interview 7: Arras 1917 with Jim Smithson

    Interview 7: Arras 1917 with Jim Smithson

    Follow Jim at Twitter: @boiry62128
    Check out Arras 1917: https://greatwargroup.com/product/great-war-group-introductions-3-arras/

    • 40 min
    Interview 6: The War & Poetry with Colin Fisher

    Interview 6: The War & Poetry with Colin Fisher

    Follow Colin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Colin_A_Fisher

    Great War Group Introductions #5 Poetry and the War - https://greatwargroup.com/product/gwg5/

    Selected Readings:
    Dead Man's Dump by Isaac Rosenberg - https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47411/dead-mans-dump
    Peace BY RUPERT BROOKE - https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/13074/peace
    Epitaphs of the War by Rudyard Kipling - https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/57409/epitaphs-of-the-war
    My Boy Jack by Rudyard Kipling - https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/poems/my-boy-jack/
    The West Front https://www.gutenberg.org/files/55031/55031-h/55031-h.htm#THE_WEST_FRONT
    Strange Meeting by Wilfred Owen - https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47395/strange-meeting
    Rural Economy by Edmund Blunden - http://ww1lit.nsms.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/items/show/9518
    Festubert, 1916 by Edmund Blunden - https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/57255/festubert-1916
    Break of Day in the Trenches by Isaac Rosenberg - https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/13535/break-of-day-in-the-trenches
    Starts Upon my Heart by Catherine Reilly - https://www.amazon.com/Scars-Upon-Heart-Catherine-Reilly/dp/1844082253
    Now that You Too Must Shortly Go by Eleanor Farieon

    • 59 min
    Interview 5: Early Cruiser Warfare with Chris Sams

    Interview 5: Early Cruiser Warfare with Chris Sams

    Follow Chris Sams on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jerijerod14

    Great War Group Introductions: Early Cruiser Warfare - https://greatwargroup.com/product/gwg4/

    • 25 min
    Interview 4: Austria-Hungary with Nicolai Eberholst

    Interview 4: Austria-Hungary with Nicolai Eberholst

    Follow Nicolai on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/PikeGrey1418

    Great War Group Introductions: Austria-Hungary - https://greatwargroup.com/product/gwg1/

    • 58 min
    Interview 3: The Italian Empire and the Great War with Dr. Vanda Wilcox

    Interview 3: The Italian Empire and the Great War with Dr. Vanda Wilcox

    Follow Dr. Wilcox on Twitter: @Vanda_Wilcox
    Check out: The Italian Empire and the Great War: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-italian-empire-and-the-great-war-9780198822943?cc=us&lang=en&
    Find more of Dr. Wilcox's work: https://vandawilcox.com/

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Noa T A ,

Outstanding!

This podcast encouraged and educated me. The patience and commitment of the host is astonishing and he has done a great service to all his listeners! I have listened to nearly every episode at least once and have been spellbound. I cannot thank you enough. Your references and reflexive insights put you above many other YouTube and other easily accessible educational resources. Thank you from Noa (from New Zealand)

1qwerypoiu1 ,

Excellent

Found this podcast after being half way through his Second World War podcast and the original is just as good as the sequel. Presented in a interesting way with stats to keep it grounded but not boring with details. Splendidly done.

DVAKNZ ,

Superb

This is an extremely well researched and well presented comprehensive review of the First World War. A superb achievement. Highly recommended.

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