Spring Offensives

A collection of 9 posts

Episode 165: Kaiserschlacht Pt. 9

Episode 165: Kaiserschlacht Pt. 9

This episode represents our last on the German Spring offensives. We are going to spend the first half of the episode focusing on some of the first actions of the American Expeditionary Forces,

Episode 164: Kaiserschlacht Pt. 8

Episode 164: Kaiserschlacht Pt. 8

This episode continues our series on the German Spring offensives of 1918 and after the first two attacks, Michael and Georgette, targetted the British for thei third effort the Germans would move south.

Episode 163: Kaiserschlacht Pt. 7

Episode 163: Kaiserschlacht Pt. 7

Last episode we wrapped up our story of Operation Michael, the first of what would eventually be 5 German offensives in spring and summer 1918. This episode we continue past Operation Michael and

Episode 162: Kaiserschlacht Pt. 6

Episode 162: Kaiserschlacht Pt. 6

This is our sixth episode on the German spring offensives of 1918, last episode we discussed the events of Operation Michael after the first day of the attacks, we discussed the decisions made

Episode 161: Kaiserschlacht Pt. 5

Episode 161: Kaiserschlacht Pt. 5

This is our fifth episode covering the events of the German Spring offensives, and last episode the first major German attack on the Western Front, Operation Michael began. Throughout the day on March

Episode 160: Kaiserschlacht Pt. 4

Episode 160: Kaiserschlacht Pt. 4

For almost 4 years the western front had been mostly static, but all of that was about to change. For almost 4 years both sides had been throwing themselves at the other without

Episode 159: Kaiserschlacht Pt. 3

Episode 159: Kaiserschlacht Pt. 3

After our first two episodes discussing the general state of the three armies on the Western Front in early 1918, in this episode we get down to details. First we will look at

Episode 158: Kaiserschlacht Pt. 2

Episode 158: Kaiserschlacht Pt. 2

Last episode we discussed a lot about the German plans for 1918, this episode we shift our focus over to the situation of the Allies at the beginning of the year. Before I

Episode 157: Kaiserschlacht Pt. 1

Episode 157: Kaiserschlacht Pt. 1

This episode begins a two month series of episodes on the German spring offensives of 1918. Between March and July 1918 the German army would launch five major operations on the Western Front.