Links to learn more about the Great War
The Great War Podcast – A chronological look at the origins and battles of the First World War from 1890-1920.
The Great War – A YouTube Channel – ‘The Great War’ shows you the history of the First World War in the four years from 1914 to 1918, exactly 100 years ago. Our host Indy takes you back week by week and shows you what was going on in the past. Learn more about the Allies and the Central Powers, emperors, Winston Churchill, Wilhelm II, soldiers, battles and of the life aside the battlefield. Subscribe to our channel to watch a new video every Monday, Thursday & Saturday!
The Great War Project – The World War, also called “The Great War,” devastated much of Europe, killed more than 10 million people, ended empires, gave birth to new nations, sparked conflicts from France to Persia, from Russia to the Pacific islands, and created the conditions leading to World War II a generation later
Yet it settled nothing, and many of the conflicts from Europe to the Middle East and beyond still simmer to this day.
This website will provide a richly detailed picture of the events of the war through the blog ” Catastrophe of War” written by Mike Shuster.
The Pershing Project – The Pershing Rifles and Pacific Film Foundations bring to the screen a very personal story of General of the Armies John J. “Black Jack” Pershing, Commander-in-Chief of the American Expeditionary Forces (A.E.F.) in World War I. It is important for the world to fully understand the motivating factors and events that shaped his exceptional life and career
Hill 80 – “A CROWD-FUNDED RESCUE EXCAVATION OF A THREATENED FIRST WORLD BATTLEFIELD – We are an international team of archaeologists and historians planning a crowd-funded rescue excavation to save a unique, well-preserved part of the Western Front being lost forever. With the site under threat our project will uncover the battlefield and reveal its secrets. Carried out to the highest scientific standards, the battlefield will be recorded in intricate detail and its artefacts saved, increasing our understanding of the trench war, a fitting remembrance of the men of both sides who fought there.” ~ From the website.
The Millionaires Unit – “The Millionaires’ Unit is the story of a privileged group of college students from Yale who formed a private air militia in preparation for America’s entry into World War One. Known as the First Yale Unit, and dubbed ‘the millionaires’ unit’ by the New York press, they became the founding squadron of the U.S. Naval Air Reserve and were the first to fly for the United States in the Great War.” – From the website