#33: A World at War


Episode brief:

November 11th, 2018, marked the 100-year anniversary of the end of the conflict once known as the War to end War. In recognition of the Armistice centenary, on this episode of CTRL+D, Pedro will guide us through the buildup to, and major events of, The First World War.


Notes on A World at War (Part 1):

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Just listen.

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What if World War 1 was a bar fight?

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RIP, my unappreciated 1337 joke! (2018-2018) Still though, the statement is factual. Bulgaria’s founding year is 681 CE, which makes it exactly 1337 years old.

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When I say unexploded ordinance, I mean spent ordinance. Shells that hit and “did their job”, and continue to litter and poison parts the French countryside to this very day.

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A photograph for comparison. If you’re feeling adventurous, try and figure out who is who, without looking at the captions.