25 Apr 2017

Professor Michael Neiberg - America and the First World War

From Anzac Day, 8:40 am on 25 April 2017
Michael Neiberg, professor of history in the at the U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania.

Michael Neiberg, professor of history in the at the U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania. Photo: supplied

1917 was an extraordinary year that shaped 20th century history, and has had a profound effect upon the lives we lead in the 21st century. In 1917 revolution in Russia took that country out of the war and paved the way for the Soviet Union. And after three years watching anxiously from the sidelines, the US joined the war against Germany in 1917. Colin Peacock talks to Professor Michael Neiberg, the author of "The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America".

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