Artillery shells | 13 Mar 1915

The bill arrives at GHQ for the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, but it’s not the price in lives that Sir John French is objecting to. Continue reading Artillery shells | 13 Mar 1915

Layes Brook | 12 Mar 1915

German reinforcements arrive at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, and General Joffre’s “brutal” attack goes in at First Champagne. First Champagne The attack is indeed Continue reading Layes Brook | 12 Mar 1915

Bois du Biez | Mauquissart | 11 Mar 1915

It’s the second day of the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, but that’s not all. We’re going to finish at the Dardanelles, but first we’re going Continue reading Bois du Biez | Mauquissart | 11 Mar 1915

Neuve Chapelle | 09 Mar 1915

Eighteen hours to go until the start of the Battle of Neuve Chapelle. The heavy artillery is just arriving, right in the very nick of Continue reading Neuve Chapelle | 09 Mar 1915

Eren Keui Bay | 08 Mar 1915

We’re stopping by GQG, where you’ll be shocked to learn what General Joffre is thinking now, and then it’s back to Neuve Chapelle and the Continue reading Eren Keui Bay | 08 Mar 1915

Machine guns | 07 Mar 1915

Time for the fleet in the Dardanelles to try something different again. Arthur Agius and his men arrive at Neuve Chapelle. Forcing of the Dardanelles Continue reading Machine guns | 07 Mar 1915

Caterpillar tracks | 04 March 1915

All the usual war news, plus an update from the Landships Committee. First Champagne Still going badly for the French. Herbert Sulzbach notes laconically that Continue reading Caterpillar tracks | 04 March 1915

Sedd el Bahr | 19 Feb 1915

The Royal Navy’s “extended operations”, beginning today with a forcing of the Dardanelles and ending with the landing of troops in Constantinople, are supposed to Continue reading Sedd el Bahr | 19 Feb 1915

First Champagne | 16 Feb 1915

The winter lull is well and truly over, and the war is heating up once more on all fronts. First Champagne is renewed today. Herbert Continue reading First Champagne | 16 Feb 1915

Heavy artillery | 14 Feb 1915

British preparations for an attack at Neuve Chapelle are getting into high gear. The poilus are still shivering in the snowstorms at Perthes, waiting to Continue reading Heavy artillery | 14 Feb 1915