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132 Guerre à la guerre

10/14/2018
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The European powers refused to negotiate, but private groups, including women's groups, socialists, and Henry Ford, pressed ahead with campaigns to bring the belligerents to the negotiating table.

Duration:00:47:17

131 This Wellsian Wonder

10/7/2018
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The automobile and the airplane, both recent inventions that make use of the internal combustion engine, become weapons of war.

Duration:00:38:57

130 He Kept Us out of War

9/23/2018
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With four years of peace and progressive reform and a booming economy (due to the strong French and UK wartime demand for US imports), you would think Woodrow Wilson would cruise to an easy re-election. You would be wrong.

Duration:00:41:12

129 Everywhere and Nowhere

9/16/2018
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In the wake of Pancho Villa's attack on the town of Columbus, New Mexico, the US Army sends an expeditionary force into Mexico in pursuit of Villa and his fighters, commanded by Gen. John "Black Jack" Pershing.

Duration:00:43:38

128 A Portuguesa

9/9/2018
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German East Africa was the last holdout among German colonial possessions. Neighboring Portuguese and Belgian soldiers, as well as South Africans, joined in to help the British, although the British were not always happy to accept their assistance.

Duration:00:39:24

127 A Terrible Beauty Is Born II

8/26/2018
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The Rising begins.

Duration:00:44:23

126 A Terrible Beauty Is Born I

8/19/2018
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Irish nationalist extremist plot an armed uprising against British rule and reach out to Germany for assistance.

Duration:00:47:51

125 Question Time

8/12/2018
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We take a break from the historical narrative this week as listener Brent asks the questions that (hopefully) you wanted answered.

Duration:00:41:42

124 What Passing-Bells for These Who Die as Cattle?

7/29/2018
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We conclude the four-part series on military moves in 1916 in the Great War with Brusilov's Offensive and the Battle of the Somme.

Duration:00:46:46

123 Something Wrong with Our Bloody Ships

7/22/2018
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Austria begins an offensive against Italy, Russia gears up a counteroffensive in Galicia, and the British and German Navies have it out in the Skagerrak.

Duration:00:40:40

122 They Shall Not Pass

7/15/2018
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The fighting continued at Verdun as the Russians prepare an offensive of their own to relieve the pressure on France. A German U-boat mistakenly sinks a passenger ferry in the English Channel, triggering another controversy over submarine rules of engagement.

Duration:00:31:29

121 England's Best Sword Knocked from Her Hand

7/8/2018
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The third year of the war opens with Britain and Germany as the mainstays of their respective alliances. The German Chief of Staff tries a bank shot: cripple Britain by wounding France.

Duration:00:43:30

120 A Line in the Sand

6/24/2018
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Turkish forces defeat a British force attempting to take Baghdad, but that doesn't stop the British and the French from divvying up the postwar Middle East. Also, the Russians advance, the Italians don't.

Duration:00:38:01

119 The Minister without Portfolio

6/17/2018
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Venustiano Carranza is gaining momentum in the struggle over the future of Mexico, but Pancho Villa is not ready to give up. The Germans hope to lure the US into intervening, then Pancho Villa decides provoking the US is also in his interests.

Duration:00:40:43

118 The Lunatics Have Taken Charge of the Asylum

6/10/2018
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In the neutral United States, the economy is booming and so is the motion picture business. And the most famous name in pictures is Charles Chaplin.

Duration:00:43:54

117 What Are the French Doing?

6/3/2018
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Allied commanders on the Western Front spent 1915 developing new strategies for the Great War, and attempted to implement them in their autumn offensive.

Duration:00:40:18

116 What Did You Do in the Great War?

5/20/2018
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With numbers of new volunteers declining every month, the British government wrestles with the issue of conscription. Across Europe, all the Great Powers are feeling the manpower and other shortages created by the war.

Duration:00:48:59

115 Let Them Raise Hell

5/13/2018
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After the overthrow of Victoriano Huerta, the revolutionary forces in Mexico begin fighting among themselves, and Huerta himself conspires with the Germans to return to power.

Duration:00:40:33

114 Beautiful Tightropes of Logic

5/6/2018
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Albert Einstein needed ten years to flesh out his special theory of relativity into a general theory of relativity, but when he finished, he changed our understanding of the nature of reality itself.

Duration:00:40:09

113 Simpson's Circus

4/22/2018
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German East Africa stood strong against British attempts to capture the territory. The key to capturing the German colony was to contest German control of Lake Tanganyika.

Duration:00:41:09