History podcast covering the events leading up to the World War One armistice.
Ludendorff begins to withdraw German armies to the Hindenberg line, withdrawing from Flanders and the land taken in the recent offensives.
British soldiers take Delville Wood on the Somme.
German troops withdraw about ten miles along a 55 mile length of the Western Front as Allied pressure mounts. Ludendorff rules out further withdrawals, fearing a German collapse.
Allied soldiers take Mametz Wood on the Somme.
General Wrisberg reports to the Reichstag Budget Committee that the German High Command is confident of victory. The committee laugh at him.
Allied soldiers take the Thiepval ridge on the Somme.
German divisions on the Somme outnumber the Allies 42 to 32.
Annoyingly the updates for the latest news from 100 years ago have been misbehaving between January 17 and October 17 and, quite frankly it’s been a bit of a puzzle!
The good news is that everything seems to be working again following a bit of a technical workaround. We will update the interim period with some “bulk” posts in the near future to fill in the gaps.
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— WorldWar1 Day by Day (@WW1TheGreatWar) January 12, 2017
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January 12, 2017 at 10:25AM
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