These posts link to my contributions (and only mine) to ABC New England's weekly podcast series 'The road to war', featuring discussions by historians from the University of New England about events in the First World War one century after they happened. The full series can be found here or on iTunes, and an introduction is here.
- 16-22 July 1914: King George V reviews the assembled British fleet
- 6-12 August 1914: Germany invades 'Little Belgium'
- 20-26 August 1914: The Battle of Mons
- 3-9 September 1914: The First Battle of the Marne halts the German advance towards Paris
- 8-14 October 1914: Pro-German rebellion in South Africa
- 10-16 December 1914: The German fleet bombards Hartlepool and Scarborough
- 17-23 December 1914: The first German air raid on Britain
- 14-20 January 1915: First German Zeppelin raids on Britain
- 4-10 February 1915: Germany's U-boat blockade is formally declared against the Allies
- 11-17 March 1915: Britain formally announces the naval blockade of Germany
- 25-31 March 1915: Neutral, Dutch ship is sunk by U-boat
- 15-21 April 1915: Second Battle of Ypres sees the use of poison gas against the Allies
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