Battle of the Ardennes | 22 Aug 1914

Japan Japan officially declares war on the German Empire, and immediately the Royal Navy prepares to allow the Japanese to take over operations at Tsingtao, Continue reading Battle of the Ardennes | 22 Aug 1914

Battles of the Frontiers | 21 Aug 1914

We’re now finishing the opening skirmishes and tipping headlong into the first major battles. In two days’ time, there’ll be heavy fighting on the Eastern Continue reading Battles of the Frontiers | 21 Aug 1914

Battle of Gumbinnen | 20 Aug 1914

Battle of Lorraine The Germans launch a heavy counter-attack from prepared positions, splitting the French 1st and 2nd Armies. The leading elements of both armies Continue reading Battle of Gumbinnen | 20 Aug 1914

Battle of Cer | 16 Aug 1914

Battle of Lorraine The Germans evacuate Sarrebourg. 1st Army moves cautiously towards the city, and 2nd Army receives orders to keep in contact but begin Continue reading Battle of Cer | 16 Aug 1914

Trains and Lorraines | 15 Aug 1914

Well, to be fair, there’s only one Lorraine. I do hope you’re not disappointed by my false advertising. Battle of Lorraine The Germans continue to Continue reading Trains and Lorraines | 15 Aug 1914

Soixante-quinze | 14 Aug 1914

Battle of Lorraine Plan XVII, and the war on the Western Front, begins in earnest today. Two French armies are rumbling into action. 1st Army Continue reading Soixante-quinze | 14 Aug 1914