THE GREAT WAR follows World War 1 and the events 100 years ago on YouTube - this is our podcast. Sometimes Jesse and Flo talk about the current topics of the show, or we talk to historians and scholars to give you an even deeper understanding. If you want to ask us or an expert a question, support us on Patreon.
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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: https://twitter.com/JonathanBoff
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:
Her YouTube channel
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.
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: https://twitter.com/c_vargasharle
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.
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.
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: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0198794487/?ref=exp_influencer-2060e3c3_dp_vv_d
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!
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.
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.
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: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7qM1ZYRwV_BBtiZl4fZVUhbknQu9cGQC
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 https://realtimehistory.net/indiegogo
Of course, we also talk about the recent TGW episodes, and we have an expert interview on Japan in 1919.
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.
Flo & Jesse
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Selection of Edward Lengel's Works: http://www.edwardlengel.com/books/
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.
Get in touch with tkalo14[at]stlawu[dot]edu
His articles about his findings: http://www.worldwar1centennial.org/index.php/indians-who-served.html
Check out the encyclopaedia: https://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/home.html
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.
John's Paper about Medievalism: http://bit.ly/MedievalismWW1
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.
Get "Bismarck - A Life": http://amzn.to/2zs4t9e
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.
Military Atlas of WW1 on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2zt6rmy 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.
Get Nick Lloyd's "Passchendaele - A New History": http://amzn.to/2y8oGPQ 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.