Armistice - But Peace? I THE GREAT WAR Week 225
The Great War Series has just ended Here is its final episode Week 225

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On November 11 1918, the German delegation and the Allies reach an agreement for an armistice. At the 11th hour the guns go silent and the First World War is over, well at least the guns go silent but is it a peace already? Germany is struggling with revolution and civil war at home, the break up of the Austro-Hungarian Empire causes a lot of chaos. And in Romania, the men are taking up arms again. » HOW CAN I SUPPORT YOUR CHANNEL? You can support us by sharing our videos with your friends and spreading the word about our work.You can also support us financially on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thegreatwar You can also buy our merchandise in our online shop: http://shop.spreadshirt.de/thegreatwar/ Patreon is a platform for creators like us, that enables us to get monthly financial support from the community in exchange for cool perks. » WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WORLD WAR I AND WHERE ELSE CAN I FIND YOU? We’re offering background knowledge, news, a glimpse behind the scenes and much more on: reddit: http://bit.ly/TheGreatSubReddit Facebook: http://bit.ly/WW1FB Twitter: http://bit.ly/WW1Series Instagram: http://bit.ly/ZpMYPL » CAN I EMBED YOUR VIDEOS ON MY WEBSITE? Of course, you can embed our videos on your website. We are happy if you show our channel to your friends, fellow students, classmates, professors, teachers or neighbours. Or just share our videos on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit etc. We are also happy to get your feedback, criticism or ideas in the comments. If you have interesting historical questions, just post them and we will answer in our OUT OF THE TRENCHES videos. You can find a selection of answers to the most frequently asked questions here: http://bit.ly/OOtrenches » CAN I SHOW YOUR VIDEOS IN CLASS? Of course! Tell your teachers or professors about our channel and our videos. We’re happy if we can contribute with our videos. If you are a teacher and have questions about our show, you can get in contact with us on one of our social media presences. » WHAT ARE YOUR SOURCES? Videos: British Pathé Pictures: Mostly Picture Alliance Background Map: http://d-maps.com/carte.php?num_car=6030&lang=en Literature (excerpt): Gilbert, Martin. The First World War. A Complete History, Holt Paperbacks, 2004. Hart, Peter. The Great War. A Combat History of the First World War, Oxford University Press, 2013. Hart, Peter. The Great War. 1914-1918, Profile Books, 2013. Stone, Norman. World War One. A Short History, Penguin, 2008. Keegan, John. The First World War, Vintage, 2000. Hastings, Max. Catastrophe 1914. Europe Goes To War, Knopf, 2013. Hirschfeld, Gerhard. Enzyklopädie Erster Weltkrieg, Schöningh Paderborn, 2004 Michalka, Wolfgang. Der Erste Weltkrieg. Wirkung, Wahrnehmung, Analyse, Seehamer Verlag GmbH, 2000 Leonhard, Jörn. Die Büchse der Pandora: Geschichte des Ersten Weltkrieges, C.H. Beck, 2014 If you want to buy some of the books we use or recommend during our show, check out our Amazon Store: http://bit.ly/AmazonTGW NOTE: This store uses affiliate links which grant us a commission if you buy a product there. » WHAT IS “THE GREAT WAR” PROJECT? THE GREAT WAR covers the events exactly 100 years ago: The story of World War I in realtime. Featuring: The unique archive material of British Pathé. Indy Neidell takes you on a journey into the past to show you what really happened and how it all could spiral into more than four years of dire war. Subscribe to our channel and don’t miss our new episodes every Thursday. » WHO IS REPLYING TO MY COMMENTS? AND WHO IS BEHIND THIS PROJECT? Most of the comments are written by our social media manager Florian. He is posting links, facts and backstage material on our social media channels. But from time to time, Indy reads and answers comments with his personal account, too. The Team responsible for THE GREAT WAR is even bigger: - CREDITS - Presented by : Indiana Neidell Written by: Indiana Neidell Director: Toni Steller & Florian Wittig Director of Photography: Toni Steller Sound: Toni Steller Mixing, Mastering & Sound Design: www.above-zero.com Editing: Toni Steller, Julian Zahn Motion Design: Christian Graef Research by: Indiana Neidell Fact checking: Markus Linke The Great War Theme composed by Karim Theilgaard: http://bit.ly/karimyt A Mediakraft Networks Original Channel Based on a concept by Spartacus Olsson Author: Indiana Neidell Visual Concept: David van Stephold Producer: Toni Steller & Florian Wittig Social Media Manager: Florian Wittig Contains licenced Material by British Pathé All rights reserved - © Mediakraft Networks GmbH, 2018

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Stiggs1 : "I'm Indy Neidell, and that WAS the Great War." That hit me right in the feels harder than I thought it would.

hopekee : Old people: You can learn nothing about history from watching youtube all day The guys behind "The Great War": Hold my beer

Quidditch2888 : This series started when I was a Freshman in high school at 14, feels weird that it’s been a consistent part of my life now that I’m 19 and in college. Really puts it into perspective about how long the war was

Charolastra : "Dont cry because its over, smile because it happened."

AlternateHistoryHub : For four years you guys brought us on this journey. You contributed something to Youtube nobody else could. Can't believe its over.

Storm SLW : “That was the Great War” that line it sounds so unnatural now...

godofkings17 : *Try not to cry* *Cry a little* *Cry a lot*

León Maehlum Rykkja : I regret not following the chanel on constant basis, but what I have seen and learned as been amazing. Thanks alot.

Nick Wedyke : Wow, amazing run. This channel and series are truly one of the most important parts of YouTube history and world history in general. Thank you for an amazing few years full of knowledge.

I Saw A Bear : Well gents and ladies... the war was over before Christmas...

Liquid Bacon : I’ve been desperately trying to catch up for the past three years and finally did 5 minutes ago. Every night I would look forward to watching this great show that deserves to be televised. Words cannot express how much this show means to me. What you guys did was amazing. Thank you to indy, Flo, and everyone else involved with this series. And a happy birthday to Conrad

Chris D : Firing off your last belt, standing up, taking off your helmet, bowing to your enemy and walking away. What a way to end the war. And this video, what a way to cap a great series. Thank you Indy and the Team, you made sure we didn't forget.

Bikrant50 : I watched this back in 2014-2015 in my high school history class, and recently with the news about news about the memorial, I checked back here. It’s amazing what’s been accomplished here!

FlyHigh : It really is something special. Not only the project itself but the Event it marked, the real homage those man and woman who lived The Great War deserved. Thank you for all the happy and sad moments this channel gave me. I can honestly say many of the episodes brought me to tears and put a smile on my face. I don't write this lightly, The Great War channel really did change my view of the world and as a person. I thank you for that.

History Matters : I think it's important to take a couple of minutes to recognise just how monumental the Great War series is (was?). To spend four years of your life recording history in painstaking detail and making it easily digestible for a million people is a colossal achievement and the team here should be rightly proud of what they did. Most importantly, the team managed to do so whilst keeping the war's human face and cost at the forefront. It's a truly phenomenal undertaking and a was a wonderful journey to be a part of. Well done and thank you.

Thog : Stan lee dies 1 day after :(

Red Mustang 1976 : I only followed this back in 2014 and some times this last year such a shame i did not watch it more. I was just to busy.

M K : And on this Day 100 Hundred Years Ago my Great Great Grand Father begins his task like, so many others to walk back to Czechoslovakia from Verdun

Dimtri Mezzawi : There is an Arabic proverb says: it is time for the knight to dismount. Big thanks to you

Fifachamp1012 : Until 2039 guys

dillon burnes : Thank you for everything. This is an amazing channel that has done a great service to this often forgotten conflict. Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others - Marcus Tullius Cicero

MontanaMountainMen : My Great Grandfather fought in France in WW1, US Army 27th Div. He would be if still alive 123,he fought at Ypres and helped smash the Hindenburg Line.

Neal Hyde : Bravo! A truly epic production and one that will be worthy of being viewed and reviewed for many years to come!

jockellis : Glad you are not unemployed yet. I’m 70 and both before I started kindergarten and through about second grade I and several other children were looked after while our parents worked in the home of a woman whose husband had been an American soldier in WW I. He had a withered arm from a gas attack we were told. I don’t think he worked but I remember that I never saw him when he wasn’t wearing a tie. Thank you for bringing this history to life. I hope young people will learn it and learn from it.

karl bunnell : "I'm Indy Neidell, THAT was The Great War..." Cue tears 😢 Thank you for everything guys.

Stephen Sheedy : The series greatly contributed to my understanding of World War I. Thank you!

Philipp Habediehre : Matthias Erzberger, who was tasked with negotiating and signing the peace treaty by Paul von Hindenburg, was assassinated in 1921 by "Organisation Consul", a far right terror group, which became later a part of the SS.

Willy : Before catching this series, I thought ww1 was just another worldwide conflict that's been part of history. Now I know that it shaped the history even today.

Jacob : Thank you so much for this series. I watched this series from the beginning and have never left a comment I just enjoyed week in week out everything you do. I find myself in this last episode emotional reflecting on the war and all the excellent quality videos you guys released. I was wondering how I make a donation to you guys? Is it through Patreon or is there another way?

Gabriel : "I'm Indy Neidell that was The Great War" I'm not crying, you're crying.

Scott Bergquist : A surreal moment, cast one one hundred years forward. Print media has a lot of inches, and details, about this moment. One magazine mentioned the last American killed, right before 11 AM. He had fixed his bayonet, moved forward toward a German machine gun post. The men (in broken English) told him, "Go back, go back". But he wouldn't stop. So the Germans shot him! thanks Indy and crew ( Florian!!!) At first, almost any comment got a response from you guys, but soon the population of viewers was out of control. It was like a party, and at 8 PM, five people stand around drinking and expounding. By 11 AM, lights are dim, music punishingly loud, whoops and yelling, and a few drunken stunts. No body expounding now! But, a Great PARTY, to honor the stupidity and the unstoppable: The Great War of 1914-1918. Thank you (profusely) again!

Shiv Veer Singh : I'm following you guys since you had about less than 5k subs. I don't why I'm crying. The ending quote made me cry.😢😭 Love from INDIA for INDIANA.

Logan Ewart : On to World War Two, right?

Saarr : Top 10 Saddest Anime Endings

Mark Cotton : More than 4 years of outstanding work. Thank you for producing such an important series.

MdioxD : One one side, i wanted this war to stop since the beggining... One another, i would like it to last longer... So i can watch The Great War even more...

CoqPwner : This has been an incredible show to follow. I've only discovered this channel a few months ago, but I've already powered throuh the whole thing. Awesome work, I can't thank you enough for the entertainment, gentlemen.

Ciaran 54 : Indiana Neidell, you deserve an award for the work you have done these past few years

John Andrews : Listened to and watched the series at work the past month, I absolutely loved it. This was a wonderful production.

TwoHeavens : Possibly the most monumental history presentation ever produced. Bravo!

Thomas Olsen : I literally binged the entire series over the last couple of months. Thank you all for the great work.

KMTHAN : And here, gentlemen, is the root of WW 2.

Igor Viguini : He was fighting back the tears...

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Nodains : I'm not crying, it's the gas...

Thomzor : Thank you for everything! This was, by far, one of the most rewarding series I've ever watched! I look forward to more World War 2 and whatever you choose to undertake going forward! Got some goosebumps with that last line!

Un Bearable : Not since the concluding episode of MASH have I been this moved by a final installment of a production.

cubfan135 : Congratulations on an amazing series. One of the best I have ever seen on this platform. Thank you for the amazing amount of research, time, and care you have put into this project throughout the years. I am looking forward to seeing several more quality videos from you. Congrats again on an amazing project.

Nathan Claypole : Like so many other people, I've never commented before but just want to now share my appreciation with you. Tears in my eyes that this has ended, it's been an ongoing part of my life since 2014, around the time my daughter was born. To see how far she has come really puts into perspective how long this war went on for... It's been quite an adventure with you all! See you again in twenty years, I hope!