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Episode 139: 1917 Offensives Pt. 1

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Today we begin a long series of episodes to finish out the year, all focusing on Western Front during 1917. I will be honest and say that I have held these until the end of the year because I was suffering from some serious Western Front fatigue at the end of last year, after the Somme and Verdun...
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Episode 138: The War in the Air Pt. 3

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This episode is our third and last detailing the air war of 1916 and 1917 with our focus today being on the events of 1917. This penultimate year of the war would be in some ways the height of the air war. It had taken all of the belligerents several years to hit their stride, but now with...
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Episode 137: The War in the Air Pt. 2

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This is our second episode on the Air War over the front in 1916 and this week we will be focused solely on the air battle over the Somme. For the British, 1916 would be defined by the Somme, both on the ground and in the air. While the French and Germans would also participate it would just...
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Episode 136: The War in the Air Pt. 1

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This episode sees us once again going back in time to 1916, and while we are there we are going to talk about the air war over the Western Front. The last time that we talked about the war in the air was way back in our 1915 episodes, which was still before the aircraft, pilots, and aerial...
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Episode 135: The Great Neutral Pt. 4

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This is our fourth and final episode on how America entered the war in 1917 and what happened for the rest of that year. During this episode we are going to touch on what the Germans, French, and Austro-Hungarians thought of America's entry into the war and then we will spend the bulk of this episode discussing that...
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Episode 134: The Great Neutral Pt. 3

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This is our third episode on America's path into the war. Last episode we discussed America's road from neutrality in February 1917 to the declaration of war in April 1917 and this week we will be primarily concerned with what the planned to do now. There were several items on their to-do list before they could join in...
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Episode 133: The Great Neutral Pt. 2

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This is our second episode on the path of America entering the war and last episode we covered some of the actions of the American government before 1917 and then discussed the Zimmermann telegram in depth. Today we will take up our story from that point. Our two big topics for today will be how the United States...
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Episode 132: The Great Neutral Pt. 1

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This is the first of our four part series on how America entered the war. Before 1917 the United States was the capital G Great Neutral. The industrial and manpower base that the United States had access to could turn the war in anyone's favor, but to do that the country would probably have to enter the war....
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Episode 131: War Beneath the Waves Pt. 3

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Last week saw the beginning of unrestricted submarine warfare for the Germans and throughout the first few months the campaign went quite well, with April 1917 being the best month of the entire war for the German submarines. However, no act, especially one involving hundreds of thousands of shipping tons being sent to the bottom of the ocean,...
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Episode 130: War Beneath the Waves Pt. 2

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Last episode we discussed the German submarine actions of 1916 and some of the technological changes that occurred during the war as it related to the U-Boats and the British attempts to get them under control. This week we are solely focused on perhaps the most important event of the entire war at sea, and certainly the most...
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