Tag: German Army

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...

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...

“The Crime That Shook the World” – The Execution of Edith Cavell I THE GREAT WAR Week 65

Just about anything that happened in this war was enough to cause public outrage, though many horrors eventually became almost commonplace. We’ve seen things like torpedoed ocean liners and poison gas rouse public indignation, and this week we see another one that caused a huge public outcry, the execution of a single civilian. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great...