Rombon and Gallipoli | 29 Aug 1915

Doesn’t “Rombon and Gallipoli” sound like a crappy Sixties working men’s club comedy double act? If only. Battle of Hill 60 (Gallipoli) The battle ends Continue reading Rombon and Gallipoli | 29 Aug 1915

Wepeaonised Spleeing Mitsakes [sic] | 28 Aug 1915

Don’t adjust your set, that’s quite intentional. We’ve also got a look at the BEF’s plans for the Battle of Loos, but first… Ministry of Continue reading Wepeaonised Spleeing Mitsakes [sic] | 28 Aug 1915

The Light Horse again | 27 Aug 1915

Battle of Hill 60 (Gallipoli) Apparently you can’t have a proper ANZAC bollocks-up on Gallipoli without somehow involving the 10th Light Horse, survivors of the Continue reading The Light Horse again | 27 Aug 1915

Battle of Scimitar Hill | 21 Aug 1915

Vote of confidence The French government seeks to put to bed any rumblings about General Joffre’s competency by calling a vote of confidence in itself. Continue reading Battle of Scimitar Hill | 21 Aug 1915

Commitments and orders | 20 Aug 1915

Lord Kitchener Lord Kitchener is distracting himself from the Gallipoli situation with a bracing visit to the Western Front. Once more he finds himself in Continue reading Commitments and orders | 20 Aug 1915

Sir Ian Hamilton’s optimism | 18 Aug 1915

Hamilton’s optimism I can’t help but find it fascinating, bizarre, and perverse that the worse things get for Sir Ian Hamilton, and the more evidence Continue reading Sir Ian Hamilton’s optimism | 18 Aug 1915

Hill 60 (Gallipoli) | 17 Aug 1915

Battle of Scimitar Hill Sir Ian Hamilton is going off the deep end. Not only is he still convinced that one more push will achieve Continue reading Hill 60 (Gallipoli) | 17 Aug 1915