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Real Time History Podcast

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The Real Time History Podcast (formerly The Great War podcast) is hosted by Jesse and Flo from Real Time History. We are an independent production company known for The Great War channel on YouTube, the documentary series 16 Days in Berlin and Rhineland 45 and more. On the podcast Jesse and Flo interview historians from around the world on their topics and current publications to bring you the newest in historic research.
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RTH005 - Dr Karine Varley About the Franco-Prussian War In French Memory

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RTH006 - Mackenzie New Walker and Catherine Moore About the West Virginia Mine Wars
Battle of Blair Mountain Centennial: West Virginia Mine Wars Museum: 
August 30, 2021
RTH005 - Dr Karine Varley About the Franco-Prussian War In French Memory
Dr Karine Varley is a historian of modern Europe at the University of Strathclyde. She researched the Franco-Prussian War for her book "Under the Shadow of Defeat - The War of 1870-71 in French Memory":
August 16, 2021
RTH004 - Alex Mayhew on British WW1 Wartime Myths
Follow Alex Mayhew on Twitter: 
July 15, 2021
RTH003 - Dr. Wanda Vilcox About the Italian Empire and the First World War
The Italian Empire and the Great War by Vanda Wilcox OUP Greater War Series:
July 5, 2021
RTH002 - Meet The Team Behind Our Franco-Prussian War Documentary - Prof. Dr. Tobias Arand and Cathérine Pfauth (Glory & Defeat)
Support Glory & Defeat: Twitter Project "Heute vor 150 Jahren": Tobias Arand "1870/71 - Die Geschichte des Deutsch-Französischen Krieges erzählt in Einzelschicksalen" and "Fröschweiler Chronik Kriegs- und Friedensbilder aus dem Jahr 1870 von Karl Klein"
June 22, 2021
RTH001 - The Last Set Piece Battle of WW2 in the West - The Rhineland Campaign (Rhineland 45)
Get access to Rhineland 45 streaming and the Rhineland 45 Companion Book: Rhineland 45 Battlefield Tour: Battleguide Virtual Tours: Welcome to the newly renamed Real Time History podcast - where a new name doesn't mean the topics change. Jesse and Flo talk about RTH's newest project Rhineland 45 and why the Rhineland campaign of the Second World War is such a fascinating battle to learn about. 
June 10, 2021
TGW043 - DeNeen Brown About The Tulsa Race Massacre
DeNeen L. Brown is a Associate Professor for Journalism at the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College. She is also an award winning journalist currently known for her work at the Washington Post where she covered The Tulsa Race Massacre and its remembrance. A white Republican mayor seeks the truth about Tulsa’s race massacre a century ago Brown is listed as a filmmaker and producer of "Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten," which is scheduled to be released on May 31, 2021, on PBS. Here is an IndieWire story about the film: ‘Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten’: ‘Watchmen’ Dramatized the Tragedy, a New Doc Will Fill in the Blanks Brown is listed as a producer and "on-air talent" in "Tulsa and Red Summer," which will be released June 1 on National Geographic. Here is a Hollywood Reporter story explaining the documentary: Tulsa Massacre Doc From 'Good Trouble' Director Set at Nat Geo (Exclusive)
May 27, 2021
TGW042 - Mark Cornwall on Sarajevo 1914 Sparking the First World War
Prof. Mark Cornwall is a historian of modern East-Central Europe with a current focus on the late Habsburg Empire. In June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo. This key event in 20th-century history continues to fascinate the public imagination, yet few historians have examined in depth the regional context which allowed this assassination to happen or the murder's ripples which quickly spread out across the Balkans, Austria-Hungary and Europe as a whole. In this study, Mark Cornwall has gathered an impressive cast of contributors to explore the causes of the Sarajevo assassination and its consequences for the Balkans in the context of the First World War. The volume assesses from a variety of regional perspectives how the 'South Slav Question' destabilized the empire's southern provinces, provoking violent discontent in Croatia and Bosnia, and exacerbating the empire's relations with Serbia, regarded by Austria-Hungary as a dangerous state. It then explores the ripples of the Sarajevo event, from its evolution into a European crisis to the creation of a new independent state of Yugoslavia. Bringing together fresh perspectives by historians from Austria, Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia, as well as leading British historians of Austria-Hungary, this book is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the Sarajevo violence and how it shaped modern Balkan history. Sarajevo 1914: Sparking the First World War: Mark Cornwall: Bloomsbury Academic
May 13, 2021
TGW041 - Tomas Balkelis About War, Revolution, and Nation-Making in Lithuania, 1914-1923
Get War, Revolution, and Nation-Making in Lithuania, 1914-1923: [Affiliate Link] Dr. Tomas Balkelis received his PhD in History at the University of Toronto in 2004. After graduation he worked at the Universities of Manchester and Nottingham. During 2009-2013, he was a European Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University College Dublin, and in 2015 and 2016 he was a visiting scholar at Stanford. He is the author of The Making of Modern Lithuania (2009) and a co-editor of Population Displacement in Lithuania in the 20th century: Experiences, Identities, and Legacies (2016).
March 26, 2021
TGW040 - Wolfram Dornik about Conrad von Hötzendorf
Wolfram Dornik - Des Kaisers Falke: (Affiliate Link) Conrad von Hötzendorf is an infamous character of the Great War (both the channel and the actual historic event). We interviewed Hötzendorf biographer Wolfram Dornik and asked him all the questions that you had about dear ol' Conrad.
March 12, 2021
TGW039 - Jonathan Schneer About the Lockhart Plot To Topple Lenin
Get The Lockhart Plot: Love, Betrayal, Assassination and Counter-Revolution in Lenin's Russia: [Affiliate Link] Jonathan Schneer was born in New York City. He earned his doctorate from Columbia University and has taught at Yale University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. The recipient of numerous academic fellowships and awards, he has written seven previous books, one of which, The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of Arab-Israeli Conflict, (2010), won a National Jewish Book Award. His books and articles have been translated into German, French, Turkish and Chinese. Now an emeritus professor, he divides his time between Atlanta, Georgia and Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA.
February 26, 2021
TGW038 - Mesut Uyar about the Ottoman Army and the First World War
Get The Ottoman Army and the First World War: [Affiliate Link] Mesut Uyar is Professor of International Relations and Dean of the School of Business and Social Sciences at Antalya Bilim University, Turkey. Dr. Uyar is a retired Turkish Army colonel and former associate professor from the University of New South Wales, Australia and the Turkish Military Academy. He is the author or co-author of The Phaseline Attila: The Amphibious Campaign for Cyprus, 1974 (2020); The Ottoman Defence Against the Anzac Landing 25 April 1915 (2015); A Military History of the Ottomans: From Osman to Atatürk (2009); and numerous articles and book chapters.
February 12, 2021
TGW037 - Sofya Anisimova About WW1 in Russian Pop Culture
Follow Sofya Anisimova on Twitter: 
January 29, 2021
TGW036 - Katja Hoyer About The German Empire Before the First World War
Get Blood and Iron: The Rise and Fall of the German Empire 1871–1918: Before 1871, Germany was not a nation but an idea. Its founder, Otto von Bismarck, had a formidable task at hand. How would he bring thirty-nine individual states under the yoke of a single Kaiser, convincing proud Prussians, Bavarians and Rhinelanders to become Germans? Once united, could the young European nation wield enough power to rival the empires of Britain and France – all without destroying itself in the process? In a unique study of five decades that changed the course of modern history, Katja Hoyer tells the story of the German Empire from its violent beginnings to its calamitous defeat in the First World War. It is a dramatic tale of national self-discovery, social upheaval and realpolitik that ended, as it started, in blood and iron.
January 18, 2021
TGW35 - Dominique Reill About The Fiume Crisis Life in the Wake of the Habsburg Empire
Get The Fiume Crisis Life in the Wake of the Habsburg Empire: Dominique Kirchner Reill is Associate Professor in Modern European History at the University of Miami and author of the award-winning Nationalists Who Feared the Nation: Adriatic Multi-Nationalism in Habsburg Dalmatia, Trieste, and Venice.
January 1, 2021
TGW034 - Alexander Watson About Przemysl Fortress
The Fortress: The Siege of Przemysl and the Making of Europe's Bloodlands: Historian Alexander Watson tells the story of a siege that changed the course of the First World War and that is all too familiar to the viewers of The Great War channel. 
December 17, 2020
TGW033 - Joseph McAleer about War Correspondent Harry Perry Robinson
*SORRY FOR THE AUDIO QUALITY* Harry Perry Robinson wasn't a name we were immediately familiar with but when we read the text about his biography, we were intrigued:  "The life of Harry Perry Robinson-a born adventurer, a master of reinvention, and the ultimate witness to history. From a stint in the gold mines and helping to elect a US president, to the First World War and the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb." You can get Joseph McAleer's book at Oxford University Press:
December 7, 2020
TGW032 - Sönke Neitzel About the Reichswehr and the Transition from the German Imperial Army
Sönke Neitzel's work:  Deutsche Krieger: Vom Kaiserreich zur Berliner Republik - eine Militärgeschichte: Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing and Dying: Dr. Sönke Neitzel is a professor for military history and cultural history of violence at the university of Potsdam. He has published several books looking at the German Army in the 20th century and beyond. 
November 22, 2020
TGW031 - Kate Imy about The British Indian Army
Kate Imy is Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Texas. In her new book "Faithful Fighters - Identity and Power in the British Indian Army" she takes a look at one of the biggest colonial forces in the first half of the 20th century that it often overlooked.    Order Faithful Fighters: Follow Kate Imy on Twitter:
November 15, 2020
TGW030 - Damien Wright On Allied Intervention in Russian Civil War
This episode is a premiere as we interviewed a special guest that already joined us on this podcast. Historian and author Damien Wright is back to talk with us about the intervention of the Allied forces in the Russian Civil War and other related topics.  Damiens Book is called Churchills Secret War With Lenin (Affiliate Link): Our first episode of the podcast with Damien is TGW002, which you can listen to again here:
November 4, 2020
TGW029 - Damien Accoulon On the Flying Aces of World War 1
Damien Accoulon is a PhD student at the University Paris Nanterre and Technische Universität Braunschweig and will talk with us about Flying Aces in World War 1. Besides background knowledge and deeper insights into the airwar he will serve us interesting facts about the actions of famous Aces like Manfred von Richthofen and french René Fonck. You can find a review of Accoulons book about the life of René Fonck here:
October 21, 2020
TGW028 - Wesley Livesay On Covering the War in Real Time
Wesley Livesay produces history podcasts about the First and Second World War. Similar to us he covers the war in "real time" through weekly episodes. Flo and Wesley talk about the experience of covering war in real time by comparing audio to video formats. They also share their opinions on the end of World War 1. You can find his podcasts here:
October 7, 2020
TGW027 - Dermot Rooney On The Psychological Analysis Of Warfare
Support Rhineland 45:  Dermot Rooney is military psychologist who also does operational research. He is working on his PhD on the tactics that that made the German soldiers run, hide and surrender during Operation Veritable. In this episode of the podcast, Flo is interviewing Dermot about the intersection between psychology and history and how it applies to World War 1 or to Operation Veritable. If you are interested in the subject, check out War Games - The Psychology of Combat that Dermot coauthored:
September 24, 2020
TGW026 - Matthew Novosad on Allied Submarines in World War 1
Follow Matthew on Twitter: In this extensive interview we talk about submarine warfare in the first world war, particularly the Allied submarines which are lesser known compared to the German Uboats and the notorious unrestricted submarine warfare. 
September 15, 2020
TGW025 - Sam Amenn On The Russian Civil War In Central Asia
Sam Amenn is an amateur historian with a masters in international relations and the host of The Art of Asymmetrical Warfare, a podcast about, yes, asymmetrical warfare. Sam helped us put together a Great War episode on the Russian Civil War in Central Asia which will air in October. As a little teaser for this fascinating topic, Jesse and Sam talk about it on this episode of the podcast.  You can subscribe to The Art of Asymmetrical Warfare here:  iTunes: Spotify: RSS: Sam's website:
September 2, 2020
TGW024 - Robert Gerwarth On The Successes of The German Revolution of 1918
Robert Gerwarth is Professor of Modern History at the University College Dublin and Director of the Centre for War Studies.  His works on the post-armistice world ("The Vanquished - Why The First World War Failed To End") have been a huge influence for us. In his newest book, Robert Gerwarth examines the German revolution 1918 and its aftermath till 1923 - and argues that it should be considered a success. You can get his new book here: * *Affiliate Link
August 17, 2020
TGW Extra - The Future Of The Great War
This episode is the audio version of the announcement video published today.  Jesse and Flo outline what the future holds for The Great War project.  We need your support on Patreon:
August 12, 2020
TGW023 - Vivian Reed on American Diplomat Hugh Gibson And The Creation Of The New Order in Europe 1919
Vivian Reed is an independent historian who edited and commented excerpts of the writings of Hugh Gibson, an American diplomat who had a first hand look at the making of a new order in Europe during and after the First World War. You can get "An American in Warsaw" by following this link*: *this is an affiliate link that will send you to your local amazon branch. Buying the book there will directly support The Great Wa
August 3, 2020
TGW022 - Laura Engelstein On The Russian Civil War
Laura Engelstein is one of the world leading historians of modern Russia as Henry S. McNeil Professor Emerita of Russian History at Yale University and Professor Emerita at Princeton. Her book "Russia in Flames" is a frequent source on our show.  Russia in Flames was published by Oxford University Press:
July 20, 2020
TGW021 - Gwendal Piégais On The Allied Operations in The Balkans and the Russian Expeditionary Force
In this episode we talk to French historian Gwendal Piégais ( about the often forgotten Macedonian Front and how the Allied operation there came to be. We also talk about the Russian Expeditionary Force which served in France and on the Balkans.  Cover Art: Russian soldiers with a Hotchkiss machine gun in France. 
July 6, 2020
TGW020 - Dr. Jonathan Boff about German General Crownprince Rupprecht and the German perspective on World War 1
Get Haig's Enemy Crown Prince Rupprecht and Germany's War on the Western Front on Amazon: * *This is an affiliate link that directs you to Amazon US, UK, CA, DE or NL and purchasing the book via this link directly supports The Great War. Dr. Jonathan Boff is a Senior Lecturer in History and War Studies at the University of Birmingham and has written multiple books about World War 1. His book Haig's Enemy Crown Prince Rupprecht and Germany's War on the Western Front has been awarded as the British Army Military Book of the Year 2019 and translated into multiple languages. You can also follow him on Twitter:
June 29, 2020
TGW019 - Dr. Tamara Scheer on Languages in The Austro-Hungarian Army
Hi everyone, a few weeks ago we had the pleasure to interview Dr. Tamara Scheer  Twitter She is researching how the different languages of the Austro-Hungarian influenced the army. You can read more about her work in Von Friedensfurien und dalmatinischen Küstenrehen: Vergessene Wörter  aus der Habsburgermonarchie: Here Amazon: Here Her YouTube channel
June 7, 2020
TGW018 - Stephan Lehnstaedt on the Polish-Soviet War
The new podcast episode is live. Jesse talked to Stephan Lehnstaedt who wrote the book "Der vergessene Sieg" about the Polish-Soviet War which is soon available in its 3rd edition. Thanks for the Patreon supporters who sent in their questions, hope you enjoy the interview.
May 26, 2020
TGW017 - Podcast from Home - French Armor in WW1
It took us a bit of time but we have a working recording setup for doing podcasts from home now. In this episode we talk a bit about our most recent Great War episode about the Middle East and we answer your questions about French Armor in WW1. The answers are from the lovely Camille Vargas Harlé who you should follow on Twitter: And another great historian on Twitter is a certain Jesse Alexander: I hope you are as happy as we are with the recording setup, next time I will also remember to switch off my phone.
April 29, 2020
TGW016 - James Nagle on the Irish War of Independence
In this special COVID edition of the Great War Podcast we are talking to James from The Irish Nation Lives to talk more about the Irish War of Independence. I hope you are as fascinated by the answers here as I was and for the next episode I can hopefully improve my home studio setup.
March 23, 2020
TGW015 - Jochen Böhler about Eastern Europe after 1918
We are happy to bring you this month's expert interview with Jochen Böhler, a German historian who has written a very important book for our coverage of Eastern Europe in the post-armistice era: Civil War in Central Europe, 1918-1921: The Reconstruction of Poland (The Greater War) takes a step back and finds a different perspective to look at the paramilitary violence in the region in those years:
February 25, 2020
TGW014 - Steve R Dunn about the Royal Navy operations in the Baltic Sea 1918-1920
Steve R Dunn is a naval historian and his new book about the Royal Navy in the Baltics 1918-1920 is coming out today:
January 30, 2020
TGW013 - Our Review Of 1917 (the movie, not the year)
Jesse and Flo went to see 1917 yesterday and in our first podcast episode of the year discuss the movie in great detail.
January 20, 2020
TGW012 - End Of The Decade
To end the year (and the decade) Flo and Jesse took the time to answer some more Patreon questions and they also talk a bit about the past year and the future of The Great War. Thank you for your support this year and let's bring on 1920!
December 23, 2019
TGW011 - Flo and Jesse on German Politics in 1919 (Bonus Question about Armenia)
It's almost Christmas and Jesse and Flo sat down to talk about the very festive topic that is German politics in 1919. We also answer a Patreon question about the status of Armenia. There will be another episode soon where we take more time to answer Patreon questions and reflect on this year of The Great War.
December 20, 2019
TGW010 - Dr. Roger R. Reese on the Red Army in the Russian Civil War
Despite Flo's flu, we powered through another podcast episode for you. We talk about the upcoming episodes that will air in November and Jesse interviews Dr. Roger R. Reese about his research on the Red Army in the Russian Civil War.
November 12, 2019
TGW09 - Konstantin Travlos on the Greco-Turkish War
A brand new episode of The Great War supporter podcast is upon us! In this episode we are talking about some topics that are hard to cover for us because they are not well documented in photographs and/or the archive situation involves pretty byzantine bureaucracy. If you want to jump into the coverage of the Greco-Turkish War with our expert Konstantin Travlos, you can find his YouTube channel right here:
October 8, 2019
TGW008 - Interview: Japan in 1919 and our new documentary 16 Days in Berlin
In this new episode of the podcast, Jesse and Flo (briefly) talk about our new crowdfunded documentary 16 Days in Berlin. You can find out more about Of course, we also talk about the recent TGW episodes, and we have an expert interview on Japan in 1919. Thanks Flo
September 9, 2019
TGW007 - Dr Sandra Barkhof on German Colonies during and after WW1
Dear, editing the two podcasts for July took a bit longer than expected but now we are back on track with this longer than usual episode that covers our episodes from July, answers some Patreon questions and features an interview with Dr Sandra Barkhof from the University of Plymouth. We have more questions on Patreon that we will answer in an upcoming episode. Thanks Flo & Jesse
July 31, 2019
TGW006 - About the Baltics after the armistice
Hi guys, this episode of our Podcast was supposed to be out in early July already as a bonus episode about the Baltics. Due to a lot of travelling and moving this didn't turn out that way, but we hope you enjoy the episode regardless. The next episode will be out next week already. Cheers Flo
June 25, 2019
TGW005 - Chris Kempshall on Versailles and Inter-Allied Relations
In this month's' extra episode of our podcast, Jesse and Flo talk about the Treaty of Versailles and interview Chris Kempshall to talk about the relations of the allies. If you want to get Chris' book on Inter-Allied relations you can get here: palgrave  
June 20, 2019
TGW004 - Italy and the "Polar Bears"
In our new podcast episode, Jesse and Flo talk about some changes on how to ask us questions and how we will answer them on the show or in upcoming Podcast episodes. The gist of it is, that you can continue to ask us questions or suggest topics for future episodes, we just won't display the question in the beginning of each episode but rather in the end. This makes it more accessible for people who just discover the channel. In any case, we hope you enjoy this month's episode which also features historian Vanda Wilcox whom we interviewed about Italy in 1918/1919.
May 14, 2019
TGW003 - Frank Jacob on the Bavarian Soviet Republic
In our brand-new podcast episode, Jesse and Flo talk about Hungary 100 years ago and how the end of World War 1 is still very much present in today's Hungarian Society. Later, Jesse interviews German Historian Frank Jacob about his research on the Bavarian Soviet Republic and how the constant fear of a Bolshevik revolution in Germany shaped the Weimar Republic. Thank you so much for your support, we could not produce this show without you.
April 15, 2019
TGW002 - Russian Civil War and the ideology of the Freikorps
In our second Podcast episode, Jesse and Flo talk about the Russian Civil War, and we are happy to announce that we have our first expert guest on the show as well. Later in the episode, we dive into the ideology of the Freikorps a bit more. We hope you like this episode and are always looking for feedback.
March 17, 2019
TGW001 - Pilot Episode
After the release of our first new episode, we have another premiere for you. In each podcast episode we will talk about the historic topics of the month and also give you a look (or listen) behind the scenes. This first episode will give an idea about what this podcast is.  We welcome any feedback or ideas you have and hope you like what Jesse and Flo are talking about.
February 14, 2019
[Archive-17] Jesse Alexander About Propaganda Cartoons In WW1
The famous Dutch cartoonist’s wiki page: Wikipedia The famous Dutch cartoonist’s bio in the international encyclopedia of the First World War: encyclopedia On caricature and cartoons during the war from the international encyclopedia of the First World War: encyclopedia The archive of Punch Magazine (British illustrated): punch Digitized copies of the Viennese illustrated magazine Kikeriki (in German): anno
October 8, 2018
[Archive-16] Comparing World War 1 and World War 2
Military History Verbalized , Bernhard's Patreon Page
September 5, 2018
[Archive-15] Immanuel Voigt About German Flying Ace Literature
Our episode with Immanuel about the Alpenkorps, Immanuel's Website , Immanuel's thesis. Flo talks to Immanuel Voigt, who you might remember from our episode about the Alpenkorps, about his PhD thesis. Immanuel studied books published by and about German WW1 pilots and how they shaped the perception of aerial warfare.
August 23, 2018
[Archive-14] Kevin Fitzpatrick About New York And The First World War
Flo speaks to former Marine and New York Historian Kevin Fitzpatrick about the American metropolis during the First World War. Get Kevin's Guide About New York in WW1: Book Kevin's Website: fitzpatrickauthor Kevin on Twitter: Twitter
July 18, 2018
[Archive-13] Aaron Pegram About Australians At Hamel and Villers-Bretonneux
Aaron Pegram from the Australian War Memorial is back on our show to talk about the Battle of Hamel, the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux and John Monash. Aaron's talk about the Battle of Hamel: Youtube Aaron's Twitter: Twitter Our episode about the A7V: Youtube
June 16, 2018
[Archive-12] Matt Keagle About American Ambulance Volunteers
Flo talks to Matt Keagle from Fort Ticonderoga Museum about one particular American Ambulance volunteer and about their experience in general. Fort Ticonderoga Museum: Website The Book About The Helmets: Book 
April 18, 2018
[Archive-11] David Willey About British Tank Warfare In WW1
Flo talks to David Willey about British Tank Warfare after the Battle of Cambrai, how the first tank-on-tank battle took place and what why the Whippet tank needs more recognition. The Amiens100 event: tankmuseum
March 23, 2018
[Archive-10] Nicolai Eberholst About The Austro-Hungarian Army in WW1
Additional Reading about the Austro-Hungarian Empire in WW1: English Litterature: Manfried Rauchensteiner - The First World War and the End of the Habsburg Monarchy, 1914-1918 John R. Schindler - Fall of the Double Eagle: The Battle for Galicia and the Demise of Austria-Hungary John R. Schindler - Isonzo: The Forgotten Sacrifice of the Great War Geoffrey Wawro - A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire Gunther Rothenberg - Army of Francis Joseph - Graydon A. Tunstall - Written in Blood: The Battles for Fortress Przemyl in WWI John A. Dredger - Tactics and Procurement in the Habsburg Military, 1866-1918: Offensive Spending Norman Stone - The Eastern Front 1914-1917 First-hand accounts: Pal Kelemen - Hussar's picture book: From the diary of a Hungarian cavalry officer in World War I Joseph Gal - In Death's Fortress Fritz Kreisler - Four Weeks in the Trenches Avigdor Hameiri - The Great Madness Nicolai's Twitter Project: Twitter
March 8, 2018
[Archive-09] David Borys About The Canadian Experience In World War 1
Flo talks to Canadian military historian David Borys about the Canadian Expeditionary Force and their experience of World War 1. In particular, they speak about the guts of Arthur Currie, the myth of the Canadian Stormtroopers, First Nation soldiers and the French Canadian soldiers. Check Out Cool Canadian History: coolcanadianhistory 
February 26, 2018
[Archive-08] Edward Lengel About The American Expeditionary Force in 1918
Selection of Edward Lengel's Works: Flo is talking to Edward Lengel, an American Military Historian who has written extensively about the American Expeditionary Force in World War 1. He describes what challenges the AEF faced in early 1918 and how they learned how to fight the hardest way.
February 14, 2018
[Archive-07] Tanveer Kalo About Indian American Soldiers In WW1
Get in touch with tkalo14[at]stlawu[dot]edu His articles about his findings:
January 24, 2018
[Archive-06] - Oliver Janz About The International Encyclopedia of the First World War
Check out the encyclopaedia: Oliver Janz is one of the leading German historians when it comes to World War 1. He is also the man behind one of the best digital sources about WW1, The International Encyclopedia of the First World War.
December 14, 2017
[Archive-05] John Ridge about Medievalism and World War 1
John's Paper about Medievalism: We talk to John Ridge about the connections of Medievalism and the First World War. How the perception of medieval times helped frame the conflict and was used in propaganda.
December 8, 2017
[Archive-04] - Jonathan Steinberg about Bismarck and his influence on pre-WW1 Germany
Get "Bismarck - A Life": Jonathan Steinberg did something that no one had done before for his Bismarck biography, he went through diaries and letters of a variety of people who were close to him.
November 22, 2017
[Archive-03] Michael Neiberg About "New Military History" And His WW1 Atlas
Military Atlas of WW1 on Amazon: Flo talks to Michael Neiberg, professor and military historian at the United States Army War College. He published the Military Atlas of World War 1 - which we are big fans of, was one of the historians that created a new approach to military history and wrote a book on how WW1 changed the United States.
November 8, 2017
[Archive-02] Aaron Pegram from the Australian War Memorial about Australian Prisoners of War
Aaron Pegram is a historian at the Australian War Memorial ( and wrote his thesis about the experience of Australian soldiers as Prisoners of War in Germany during World War 1.
October 20, 2017
[Archive-01] Nick Lloyd about Passchendaele
Get Nick Lloyd's "Passchendaele - A New History": In our very first episode, We talk to historian Nick Lloyd who has written several books about World War 1. His latest work is "Passchendaele - A New History" which was one of our sources to cover the battle week by week.
October 10, 2017