Soissons | Mafia | 09 Jan 1915

British Empire troops in Africa make their landing on Mafia Island, and for a brief moment the French general staff nearly has a heart attack. Continue reading Soissons | Mafia | 09 Jan 1915

Noyon Salient | 20 Nov 1914

So, a couple of days ago we looked at the current situation on the Western Front. The Germans are mostly (but not entirely) digging in Continue reading Noyon Salient | 20 Nov 1914

Ottoman raid on Russia | 29 Oct 1914

Once again, the big news today is away from the Western Front. The Ottoman Empire is now fully committed to joining the war, and launches Continue reading Ottoman raid on Russia | 29 Oct 1914

Picardy | 23 Sep 1914

Move and counter-move on the Western Front; impatience in the East. Picardy The French have by far the better of the day in Picardy. They Continue reading Picardy | 23 Sep 1914

Noyon | Strategy | Sep 18 1914

Signs of life on the Western Front today, and an assessment of the wider strategic picture. Noyon General Manoury’s 6th Army looks to slide west Continue reading Noyon | Strategy | Sep 18 1914

Aisne | German efficiency | Sep 17 1914

The blokes on the Aisne are coming perilously close to settling down into some sort of routine, aided and abetted by some utterly hilarious stereotypical Continue reading Aisne | German efficiency | Sep 17 1914

St Nazaire | Aisne | Sep 11 1914

A pause on the Western Front; a pause is all it will be, before the Allies reach the Aisne. The Aisne The Germans now running Continue reading St Nazaire | Aisne | Sep 11 1914

Marne | Grand Couronne | 10 Sep 1914

A day of endings in the West, at the Marne and Grand Couronne, while battles continue to rage in the East. The Marne It’s reputed Continue reading Marne | Grand Couronne | 10 Sep 1914