Fromelles | Pozieres | 20 Jul 1916

Battle of Fromelles The diversion at Fromelles has time for one last ignominy. During the evening, plans were made and orders were sent out at Continue reading Fromelles | Pozieres | 20 Jul 1916

War Committee | 3 Nov 1915

The British government and Gallipoli The British government hocks up a giant hairball and attempts to do something to assert a little control over the Continue reading War Committee | 3 Nov 1915

The end at Loos | 13 Oct 1915

Farce of Loos I refuse to call this a battle. As I may have mentioned before, a battle is something that you have at least Continue reading The end at Loos | 13 Oct 1915

Parcels for the dead | 30 Sep 1915

Autumn offensive Today is a mostly quiet day. Second Champagne is put on hold as it becomes apparent that news of a breakthrough was in Continue reading Parcels for the dead | 30 Sep 1915

Shooting competitions | 12 Jun 1915

It’s a grisly day today; there’s civilian atrocities all over the shop, there’s fresh fighting being planned at Ypres, and living conditions on Gallipoli are Continue reading Shooting competitions | 12 Jun 1915

Shell Crisis | Rolling barrage | 17 May 1915

The ructions in the British government are coming at an absolutely terrible time. Clear oversight and direction is needed from the Army’s political masters in Continue reading Shell Crisis | Rolling barrage | 17 May 1915

The Narrows | 16 Mar 1915

Change of command in the Dardanelles safely executed, Admiral de Roebeck opts not to tinker with the plan that Admiral Carden had developed before stepping Continue reading The Narrows | 16 Mar 1915

Enver Pasha | 07 Dec 1914

Updates today from the Eastern Front, from Serbia, and Louis Barthas at Vermelles. Meanwhile, the Ottoman Empire prepares to re-ignite the campaign down in the Continue reading Enver Pasha | 07 Dec 1914

Konigsberg | Albert | 26 Sep 1914

Have I said enough times yet how inaccurate “Race to the Sea” is? It’d be like calling a football match “Race to the Sideline”. Anyway, Continue reading Konigsberg | Albert | 26 Sep 1914

The war begins | 5 Aug 1914

Lord Kitchener Britain needs a War Secretary. A hundred years ago, governments were a lot less squeamish about what armies were for. Everyone has War Continue reading The war begins | 5 Aug 1914

Austro-Hungarian railways | 31 July 1914

Austria-Hungary News has reached Vienna that a Russian general mobilisation is underway. Their army must now attempt to transition from their War Plan B (for Continue reading Austro-Hungarian railways | 31 July 1914