Germany’s Grandeur – Analyzing the War Effort I THE GREAT WAR Week 106

Two years. Last week it was two years since the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia and all of this started. But it was 100 years ago this week that the waring nations analyzed the war effort. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week at the Somme, the British managed to take […]

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The American First Army Gears Up – Germany Retreats I THE GREAT WAR – Week 214

Germany took a lot of Western Front territory in their spring offensives, but since July the Allies have been pushing back bit by bit, and now Germany is forced to do something German High Command had deemed unthinkable – this week Germany retreats. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week the Allies […]

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The Holodomor – the Communists’ Holocaust | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1932 Part 3 of 4

You’ve made your plans, and executed them. Your big plans to industrialize your workers and collectivize your farms. But things go against you- your internal policies work against you, your external policies work against you, nature works against you until your agricultural plans have resulted in famine. And what do you do then? You make […]

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Incredible: A Gaboon Viper Strikes a Bird in Slo-Mo

[BIRDS CHIRPING] NARRATOR: Any number of potential prey could venture past. Velvet isn’t picky. She’ll eat anything, from rodents and birds to small antelope and monkeys. [DRAMATIC MUSIC] NARRATOR: A slight miscalculation makes no difference. Once she set her sights on a target, there’s no chance for escape. Her strike isn’t the fastest in the […]

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The Lenin Boys Go To War – Hungarian Soviet Republic I THE GREAT WAR 1919

It’s March 1919, and Europe continues to boil with both revolutionary and nationalist fervour. In Hungary, a fragile republican government tries desperately to govern an unstable country and hold onto its territory when suddenly, crisis strikes and a revolutionary movement seizes power. There is now a second Communist state on the map of Europe – […]

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A Demonstration of Perfect Samurai Swordsmanship

[MUSIC PLAYING] NARRATOR: Martial arts traditions for women are still practiced today. The daughter of Grandmaster Tanaka prepares her blade to demonstrate her sword handling skills. Traditionally, samurai tested their technique on bamboo, which is said to have the same resistance to human bone. [SPEAKING JAPANESE] NARRATOR: The bamboo is not fixed to the stand. […]

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The Nightmare World of Gang Stalking

This has many names. Gang stalking, mob stalking, community stalking. You’re in the middle of this ridiculous, irrational impossibility that is real and is happening. First, the Guardian revealed the National Security Agency is collecting telephone records of millions of Verizon customers. To surveil someone through their phones. Certainly through their television sets. The last […]

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The Hungarian Romanian War & The Downfall of the Hungarian Soviet Republic I THE GREAT WAR 1919

This episode of The Great War is sponsored by Mack Wheldon. Mack Wheldon make Men’s clothing that focuses on high quality, well designed basics for every occasion. We spend long days here in the studio filming of The Great War, and I need my clothing to be comfortable and durable, plus I want to look […]

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