Desertion | 02 Dec 1914

The lull in major events continues.  We’ll have a quick dekko at the general situation on the Eastern Front, and then go on to talk Continue reading Desertion | 02 Dec 1914

Covka | Alumni | 25 Nov 1914

The Austro-Hungarians are still advancing into Serbia; the Germans complete their escape from the Lodz pocket, and inconclusive fighting continues all along the Eastern line. Continue reading Covka | Alumni | 25 Nov 1914

Padang | Mesopotamia | 24 Nov 1914

The escaped men of the Emden have somehow managed not to sink, and today they wash up at Padang. Meanwhile, the British are considering exactly Continue reading Padang | Mesopotamia | 24 Nov 1914

Festubert | 23 Nov 1914

We’ve got a relatively minor action on the Western Front; events in the East continue as they were. Lodz The Russians attempt to complete their Continue reading Festubert | 23 Nov 1914

Poland | 22 Nov 1914

Fighting continues around Lodz, at the Kolubara, and also near Krakow.  It’s an Eastern day as Germany, Russia and Austria-Hungary all squabble over Poland. Poland Continue reading Poland | 22 Nov 1914

Bombing | 21 Nov 1914

Today is another important day in the story of military aviation. Sub-Lieutenant Herbert Dennis Cutler returns to the air in Africa, and a raid is Continue reading Bombing | 21 Nov 1914

Rufiji Delta | Basra | 19 Nov 1914

Once again, we have a day light on action on the Western Front, and plenty to talk about elsewhere. Konigsberg There’s been a lot of Continue reading Rufiji Delta | Basra | 19 Nov 1914

First Ypres | 18 Nov 1914

The exact end date of the First Battle of Ypres is up for negotiation, but today’s as good a day as any to review the Continue reading First Ypres | 18 Nov 1914

Blockade | Basra | 17 Nov 1914

The relief of Ypres continues. In a moment we’ll be turning to the high seas again, but there are developments in Poland, Mesopotamia and Africa Continue reading Blockade | Basra | 17 Nov 1914

Reinforcement | 15 Nov 1914

8th Division has arrived in strength; the horrific weather in Flanders continues, and the Germans are showing less and less willing to keep attacking with Continue reading Reinforcement | 15 Nov 1914

The Man with the Tea | 14 Nov 1914

Another day much like yesterday, which means I’m going to take the opportunity to tell probably my favourite funny story from the “it may well Continue reading The Man with the Tea | 14 Nov 1914

Lodz | 12 Nov 1914

It’s still bloody hot in and around Ypres. In a great example of the effects of fog of war, General Haig is now more worried Continue reading Lodz | 12 Nov 1914

Nonneboschen | 11 Nov 1914

Well, this is it. Today the Prussian Guards are going into action at Ypres to spearhead the offensive. Behind the defenders is the artillery; behind Continue reading Nonneboschen | 11 Nov 1914