The Battles of the First World War Podcast looks to go in-depth into the battles of the Great War of 1914-1918. The goal is to really go into the details of how and why these battles unfolded and happened as they did. In telling the narrative of these clashes we can revisit some of the stories of the men who lived, fought, and died during the first titanic struggle of the 20th Century, for these people have stories that deserve to be told.
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The story of the First World War in the Meuse-Argonne region of France cannot be told without talking about the Butte de Vauquois. So here, in an attempt to do a part-travelogue, part-history episode, I retell the story of this tortured and murdered hill. This scene of terrible mine warfare–where an ancient village and six … Continue reading "Episode SA10: Vauquois – “A Heap of Ruins Stuffed with Dead Men’s Bones.”". . .
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