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This week in the Great War, two more wars start - the Finnish Civil War and the Ukrainian War of Independence. Meanwhile, David Lloyd George pulls some strings in France, even as Ludendorff settles on a target for Germany’s upcoming Spring Offensive.

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Gilbert, Martin. The First World War. A Complete History, Holt Paperbacks, 2004.
Hart, Peter. The Great War. A Combat History of the First World War, Oxford University Press, 2013.
Hart, Peter. The Great War. 1914-1918, Profile Books, 2013.
Stone, Norman. World War One. A Short History, Penguin, 2008.
Keegan, John. The First World War, Vintage, 2000.
Hastings, Max. Catastrophe 1914. Europe Goes To War, Knopf, 2013.
Hirschfeld, Gerhard. Enzyklopädie Erster Weltkrieg, Schöningh Paderborn, 2004
Michalka, Wolfgang. Der Erste Weltkrieg. Wirkung, Wahrnehmung, Analyse, Seehamer Verlag GmbH, 2000
Leonhard, Jörn. Die Büchse der Pandora: Geschichte des Ersten Weltkrieges, C.H. Beck, 2014

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Comments 476 Comments

Christopher Morton
Love how you stated that Indy..."this will not end well." What if Ludendorff has a more detailed objective? The war might well have ended.

Haig might have "wasted" men, but he had to either be replaced or supported. Doing neither is doubly wrong. And of course when it does go badly...he lies about the troop levels. I used to love LG...not so much anymore.

Glad you mentioned what this was doing to division and brigade organization. Anyone familiar with how those units work together (at the battalion level up) should have known the chaos this created would be amplified by chaos of an all-out attack. But then LG didn't know anything about how armies work. Or else support of Neville, Russian and Italian ideas would never have come up.
Matias
There is very interesting book written in Finland called: "Jägers - for Finland or for Germany". The book took juridical perspective to Jäger Movement (about 2 000 Finnish "volunteers" trained, equipped and armed by German military during 1915-1918). They broke the law and committed treachery, serious crime. As author wrote Jägers were not really as popular as their post war narrative claimed. Until 1917 they had serious problems to recruit new soldiers and finally some 1/4 of them were "politically unreliable" (too left wing) and were kept in Germany until late 1918.
Great -Galizien Mapper
Clava Ykrajini!
A SPERger HAPA
100 years latter history is repeating exactly the same way different players.
Cody Granrud
So, Castor and Pollox Troy (characters in the film Face/Off) appear to be named after German offensives in 1918 during WW1.
Tommy Stiller
I like how the title is "Civil war in finland and ukraine" and the guy talks about it for 3 minutes of the 10 minute video
Amitabha Kusari
Nobody could have anticipated that the Haig would suddenly learn how not to charge madly against machine guns, and how to forget dreaming about cavalry.
Whatever comes next, it's still Haig's fault for being wrong 99% of time.
John K Lindgren
*"The Finnish Civil War" in the headline - but less than a minute. Too short and why is General Mannerheim not mentioned? Wikipedia: "Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim was a Finnish military leader and statesman. Mannerheim served as the military leader of the Whites in the Finnish Civil War, Regent of Finland (1918–1919), commander-in-chief of Finland's defense forces during World War II, Marshal of Finland, and the sixth president of Suomi- Finland Bangkok-Jomppa suoraan Thaimaasta*
Dick Ursby
Finland has been mentioned; let us converge on the town square.
Yellow Jackboots
I honestly think WW2 has been done to death, and a week by week account of that conflict would be more depressing than interesting. Or is it already in the pipeline? A US Civil War series would be something worth doing.
StopFear
Thank you very much for referring to Ukraine as “Ukraine” and not “the Ukraine”. It is how the country is called on all its legal documents and in all English speaking official documents. Those of us who respect Ukraine take offense to it when “the” is added to the name of Ukraine because that is how anti-Ukrainian individuals love referring to it because it is diminutive and insulting.
Mr. Smallville
Insane in The Ukraine
Orvieta
When all this is over in november 18, I'm going to have to rewatch all these weekly episodes once more, just to capture the vast amount of information.
Joseph Otto
British point of view, always. Wished they were more concerned with other nations.
telsah1
Thank you for teaching. Always enjoy watching.
Russian BOT
From which date is the map?
Peter Gray
David Lloyd George thought that he could wim WW1 through Italy and the Balkans, and Winaton Churchill had the same damn idea a generation later. Anything BUT a direct confrontation.
JO JO
did you forget about Britannic , a ship who was sank near Greece ???
Willie Hardiman
This week in history, 100yrs later I turned 21 on Jan 25th 2018. I'm late be great video as usual.
Allen Kneale
I can imagine some very mixed feelings on the part of the British soldiers held up across the channel. First and basing this on my own experiences in the U.S. Army, you probably don't know the real reason for the delay and the rumors and uninformed talk just confuse matters. There would be some who are happy to stay put although with the knowledge and dread that it won't last forever. Some will be anxious to get on with it and some will be thinking it's some sort of key plan, but not sure what. Regardless, bordem occurs and morale suffers. For those in Belgium and France, the morale suffers and many will be angered and frustrated at organizational mess created by the meddling of Lloyd George. I understand where Lloyd George is coming from and appreciate the political challenges posed by replacing Haig, but I can't see the logic of holding back when you know the Germans are coming. Lloyd George really needed to send forces, but stand up to high command if they wanted a new offensive. I don't think Lloyd George was willing to do it and maybe surmised he could not win that political battle. The argument of a preventive attack on German positions might well have been very convincing (maybe a good idea). In any event, the lack of leadership from Lloyd George is troubling as opposing a future offensive is one thing, but not securing the lines is another.
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» WHAT ARE YOUR SOURCES?
Videos: British Pathé
Pictures: Mostly Picture Alliance
Background Map: http://d-maps.com/carte.php?num_car=6030&lang=en
Literature (excerpt):
Gilbert, Martin. The First World War. A Complete History, Holt Paperbacks, 2004.
Hart, Peter. The Great War. A Combat History of the First World War, Oxford University Press, 2013.
Hart, Peter. The Great War. 1914-1918, Profile Books, 2013.
Stone, Norman. World War One. A Short History, Penguin, 2008.
Keegan, John. The First World War, Vintage, 2000.
Hastings, Max. Catastrophe 1914. Europe Goes To War, Knopf, 2013.
Hirschfeld, Gerhard. Enzyklopädie Erster Weltkrieg, Schöningh Paderborn, 2004
Michalka, Wolfgang. Der Erste Weltkrieg. Wirkung, Wahrnehmung, Analyse, Seehamer Verlag GmbH, 2000
Leonhard, Jörn. Die Büchse der Pandora: Geschichte des Ersten Weltkrieges, C.H. Beck, 2014

If you want to buy some of the books we use or recommend during our show, check out our Amazon Store: http://bit.ly/AmazonTGW
NOTE: This store uses affiliate links which grant us a commission if you buy a product there.

» WHAT IS “THE GREAT WAR” PROJECT?
THE GREAT WAR covers the events exactly 100 years ago: The story of World War I in realtime. Featuring: The unique archive material of British Pathé. Indy Neidell takes you on a journey into the past to show you what really happened and how it all could spiral into more than four years of dire war. Subscribe to our channel and don’t miss our new episodes every Thursday.

» WHO IS REPLYING TO MY COMMENTS? AND WHO IS BEHIND THIS PROJECT?
Most of the comments are written by our social media manager Florian. He is posting links, facts and backstage material on our social media channels. But from time to time, Indy reads and answers comments with his personal account, too.

The Team responsible for THE GREAT WAR is even bigger:

- CREDITS -
Presented by : Indiana Neidell
Written by: Indiana Neidell
Director: Toni Steller & Florian Wittig
Director of Photography: Toni Steller
Sound: Toni Steller
Mixing, Mastering & Sound Design: www.above-zero.com
Editing: Toni Steller, Julian Zahn
Motion Design: Philipp Appelt
Research by: Indiana Neidell, Jack Salthouse
Fact checking: Markus Linke

The Great War Theme composed by Karim Theilgaard: http://bit.ly/karimyt

A Mediakraft Networks Original Channel
Based on a concept by Spartacus Olsson
Author: Indiana Neidell
Visual Concept: David van Stephold
Producer: Toni Steller & Florian Wittig
Social Media Manager: Florian Wittig

Contains licenced Material by British Pathé
All rights reserved - © Mediakraft Networks GmbH, 2017

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