Pozieres Windmill | Battle of Romani | 4 Aug 1916

Pozieres The objectives on the Somme just keep getting closer and closer. First they shot for Bapaume. Then they shot for the Second Line so Continue reading Pozieres Windmill | Battle of Romani | 4 Aug 1916

The Middle East theatre | 1 May 1916

Battle of Verdun General Joffre’s command rearrangement officially takes effect today. General Nivelle now commands 2nd Army, with predictable results. Petain is now an army-group Continue reading The Middle East theatre | 1 May 1916

Evacuation of Suvla & ANZAC | Gallipoli | 20 Dec 1915

Evacuation of Gallipoli Time for the ANZACs to leave ANZAC Cove. Before we get into the details of what they’re doing, first we must take Continue reading Evacuation of Suvla & ANZAC | Gallipoli | 20 Dec 1915

Sapping at Kut | Elbasan | 17 Dec 1915

Siege of Kut The Ottomans, at least, are now doing the siege of Kut properly. Now that it’s been thoroughly surrounded, Field Marshal von der Continue reading Sapping at Kut | Elbasan | 17 Dec 1915

British strategy | 15 Dec 1915

British strategy Just about the last thing that General Archibald Murray will do before his official (and already settled) replacement by Wully Robertson as Chief Continue reading British strategy | 15 Dec 1915

Gardeners of Salonika? | 12 Dec 1915

Salonika All Entente troops who had crossed the border into Serbia are now back in Greece, which is good news for precisely nobody. It’s not Continue reading Gardeners of Salonika? | 12 Dec 1915