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Serbia Is Invaded Once Again – The Entente Lands in Greece I THE GREAT WAR Week 63

Last year- 1914- Serbia was repeatedly invaded by the Austro-Hungarian Imperial army, but managed to repel the invaders each time. Over the following winter and spring, a typhus epidemic secured Serbian borders but at a great cost in lives, and over the summer, Serbian enemies had their hands full on other fronts, but this week, Serbia is invaded once again....

The Battle At The Falkland Islands – The Death of Maximilian von Spee I THE GREAT WAR Week 20

The 50 years prior to the War had seen military medicine advance more slowly than other branches of science, and without antibiotics, gangrene was a massive killer, but only one among many. Bullets, disease, drowning, murders of civilians, and more, and as winter began and the carnage continued, scenes of the worst horror imaginable were now not only very much...

“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...