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1917

Episode 117: Italian Front Pt. 2

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This episode is our second on the Italian front of 1916 and this time we are headed back to our familiar stomping grounds, the Isonzo, where the Italians will launch two more attacks against the Austrian defenders. These attacks would be slightly different than those that had come before because instead of attacking on the entire front the...
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Episode 116: Italian Front 1917 Pt. 1

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This week we jump into a place that we have not discussed for a few years now, the Italian front. Our last visit to this front was way back in Episode 47 which basically feels like ancient history at this point. The plan was to catch back up on the Italian front last year, but the other events...
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Episode 114: Vimy

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This week is something of a special episode as we will break from our usual programming to instead discuss something that happened 100 years ago, the Battle of Vimy Ridge. This battle occurred between April 9th and 12th 1917. This action would be part of the larger Battle of Arras which was the British portion of the Nivelle...
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Episode 110: Food at the Front

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This will be our fifth episode where we end up talking a lot about food, but this one will be a bit different. Over the course of the last few years I have gathered a bunch of random notes on what the soldiers at the front were eating during the war. This seemed like as good of a...
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Episode 109: Life on the Homefront Pt. 4

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our fourth and final episode on our tour of the homefronts around Europe, today we will be branching out a bit in our topics. We will start by discussing Italy by discussing just the general state of their society and why there was unrest that would built toward the end of the war. This is a good precursor...
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Episode 108: Life on the Homefront Pt. 3

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Last episode we looked at the food situation in Germany during the war and this episode will begin by looking at Germany's two most important allies, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire. Austria would be in a position similar to that of Germany, although it would in general be far worse, especially in the Austrian heartland and in the...
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Episode 107: Life on the Homefront Pt. 2

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Last episode I said we would be focusing on the food situation in the Central Powers this week, but push came to shove and it turns out that I had more to say just about Germany than I expected, therefore this episode will be just about the food situation in Germany during the war. There is probably more...
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Episode 106: Life on the Homefront Pt. 1

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This week we begin what will be 4 episodes of looking into what was happening on the homefronts around Europe during the war. The war was a long, hard, struggle and that struggle did not just encompass the soldiers at the front but instead the entire continent of Europe. The strain placed on societies came from a variety...
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