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Premium Episode 13: Berlin to Baghdad Railroad

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In our third episodes discussing railroads during the war we discuss a prewar engineering project that sought to build a railroad through the Middle East from Constantinople to Baghdad. To get access to this episode, subscribe to the the History of the Great War Patreon campaign:...
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Premium Episode 12: Railroads Pt.2

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In the second part of our series on the railroads of Europe during the war we talk about the British railways, one of the greatest rail disasters in history, and some specialized railroads used during the war. To get access to this episode, subscribe to the the History of the Great War Patreon campaign:...
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Premium Episode 11: Railroads Pt. 1

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In the new premium episode we look at the development, and the challenges, of the French and German railways in the century before the war. This will be the first in a three part series looking at maybe the most important piece of the entire war, the railroads. To get access to this episode, subscribe to the the...
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Premium Episode 10: Tanks Pt.2

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Last episode we discussed a bit about the early developments of the tank before it went into battle in September 1916. This included the early designs and changes to what would become known as the tank, some of the production difficulties, and then how they were sent to the front. This episode we will carry forward that story...
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Premium Episode 9: Tanks Pt. 1

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With the 100th anniversary of the appearance of the tank on the battlefield in September 1916, we look back at the evolution of the tank from the ridiculous designs on a drawing board to the somewhat disappointing machine that made its debut on the Somme. To get access to this episode, subscribe to the the History of the...
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Premium Episode 8: Neutral Europe

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The second episode in our two part series examining some of the neutral countries around Europe continues. This time we look at what is happening in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and The Netherlands. To get access to this episode, subscribe to the the History of the Great War Patreon campaign:...
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Premium Episode 7: Neutral Spain

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The first episode of the two part series looking at some of the neutral countries around Europe is now available to Patreon supporters. In this episode we take a look at what was happening in the country of Spain that resulted in it staying out of the war before talking about how the instability created by the conflict...
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Premium Episode 6: A Re-examination of the Cavalry: The War

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Our examination of the cavalry during the First World War continues as we discuss the actions of the cavalry during the last two years of the war as the British leadership struggles to find a way to appropriate use the cavalry on the unforgiving battlefields of France and Belgium. To get access to this episode, subscribe to the...
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Premium Episode 5: A Re-examination of the Cavalry: The War Before the War

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Our examination of the cavalry during the First World War continues as we discuss the arguments that would occur in the British government after the Boer War and the cavalry actions of the first two years of the war. To get access to this episode, subscribe to the the History of the Great War Patreon campaign:...
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Premium Episode 4: A Re-examination of the Cavalry: The Boer War

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Our examination of the cavalry during the First World War continues as we discuss the British experiences in the Second Boer War and the reaction afterwards. It was an interesting time in Britain as, for the first time in half a century, the British Army did not quickly defeat a colonial opponent. To get access to this episode,...
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