Nyasaland | 22 Jan 1915

We’re heading deep into the British Empire today, to Nyasaland (now Malawi). The regime in Nyasaland is an excellent subject to raise with anyone who Continue reading Nyasaland | 22 Jan 1915

Ypres salient | 21 Jan 1915

The wrangling between General Joffre and Sir John French over strategy continues, and not everyone in Germany is 100% behind recent war developments. Berliner Tageblatt Continue reading Ypres salient | 21 Jan 1915

Jackie Fisher | 20 Jan 1915

We’ve got another relatively quiet day; but disagreements between Winston Churchill and his First Lord of the Admiralty are beginning to sprout. Kenneth Best But Continue reading Jackie Fisher | 20 Jan 1915

Hartmannswillerkopf | 19 Jan 1915

A rare visit to the Vosges Mountains today as the Germans attack the Hartmannswillerkopf peak, and they also have Zeppelins in the air… Zeppelin raids Continue reading Hartmannswillerkopf | 19 Jan 1915

DIY weapons | 07 Jan 1915

With everything that’s been happening continuing to happen, it’s time for a quick dekko at the history and current situation of mortars. A brief history Continue reading DIY weapons | 07 Jan 1915

Dunkirk | 30 Dec 1914

The French Army has been going nowhere except slightly deeper into the mud for the last two weeks, but this apparently is no reason to Continue reading Dunkirk | 30 Dec 1914

The Christmas Truce, and more | Dec 25 1914

We’ll get to the one thing everyone knows about in due course. However, before we do that, I’d like to set it in its proper Continue reading The Christmas Truce, and more | Dec 25 1914

Hartlepool | Scarborough | Whitby | 16 Dec 1914

The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on today.  “Today,” it says, “is big.  Really big…” Well, perhaps not, but we do Continue reading Hartlepool | Scarborough | Whitby | 16 Dec 1914