Italy declared war on Germany on August 28, 1916, fifteen months after declaring war on Austria. The strange story of how Italy came to join the Entente, and why they took so long to declare war on Germany, illustrates the complexity of the conflict and the differing motivations of the nations involved. The History Guy recalls one of the least understood and remembered fronts of the Great War.
The 1918 Influenza Pandemic was the deadliest in human history. But the virus was a part of the historical events of the time. The History Guy recalls the forgotten history of how the events of 1918 shaped, and were shaped by, the pandemic. It is history that deserves to be remembered.