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Operation Faustschlag – Germany Advances In The East Again I THE GREAT WAR Week 187

After Russia’s October Revolution, the Eastern Front had gone quiet, as Lenin’s Bolshevik government exited the world war and began negotiating peace terms with the Central Powers. But those negotiations have failed and now, this week, the Eastern Front explodes back to life. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week, Ukraine signed a peace treaty with the...

Charming The Poles – The Central Powers Look For New Allies I THE GREAT WAR Week 120

They’ve tried new weapons, new tactics, new battlefronts, but the war keeps growing in size and there’s no end in sight. By now we’ve reached the point where morale has crumbled to where the leaders will try anything – attacking their own men, creating new nations, freeing prisoners – ANYTHING to be able to continue the war. I’m Indy Neidell;...

The Battle of La Lys – Operation Georgette I THE GREAT WAR Week 194

If I were to make sensational newspaper headlines about some of this week’s activity, I wonder how they’d read? Hm… “the betrayal of an ally” or “an Emperor’s humiliation!” Yeah, those are pretty good. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week, Operation Michael, the first phase of the German Spring Offensives, came to an end. The Germans...