Pozieres Windmill | 29 Jul 1916

Pozieres windmill Between the ANZACs and Pozieres windmill, there is a very nasty interconnected trench system with two main fire trenches. The staff knows them Continue reading Pozieres Windmill | 29 Jul 1916

Erzincan | Haig & ANZACs | 25 Jul 1916

Battle of Erzincan Erzincan has surrendered. A second overwhelming Russian victory in 1916 is now complete. Vehip Pasha’s Third Army has, for the second time Continue reading Erzincan | Haig & ANZACs | 25 Jul 1916

The end of Third Isonzo | 4 Nov 1915

Third Isonzo The already-ridiculous rainfall continues with even greater intensity, and now the writing’s on the wall for the battle. Any hope of an Italian Continue reading The end of Third Isonzo | 4 Nov 1915

Battle of Sari Bair | 31 July 1915

Siege of Saisi General Wahle sends Major O’Sullevan a polite note suggesting that he might like to surrender and save everyone a lot of trouble. Continue reading Battle of Sari Bair | 31 July 1915

Suvla Bay | Henry Pedris | 1 July 1915

Today’s entry takes in Namibia and Sri Lanka as well as Gallipoli and the skies over the Western Front. Battle of Otavi The German Empire Continue reading Suvla Bay | Henry Pedris | 1 July 1915

Rhodesia | 25 Jun 1915

Fresh plans afoot in Africa for Colonel von Lettow-Vorbeck, and on Gallipoli for ANZAC commander General Birdwood. Louis Barthas We begin with a quick moment Continue reading Rhodesia | 25 Jun 1915

Boirault machine | Battle of Festubert | May 18 1915

It’s the turn of the French to trial a ridiculous impractical machine, the Ottomans prepare to attack ANZAC Cove, and a British sergeant has a Continue reading Boirault machine | Battle of Festubert | May 18 1915

Gorlice-Tarnow | The Nek | 2 May 1915

The tales of Gallipoli and Second Ypres continue, but for the first time in far too long, the main focus of a daily post puts Continue reading Gorlice-Tarnow | The Nek | 2 May 1915

My pink half of the drainpipe | 29 Apr 1915

And breathe. With the failure of First Krithia, General Hunter-Weston orders the men at Cape Helles to dig in and rest. We’re also going outside Continue reading My pink half of the drainpipe | 29 Apr 1915

First day at Gallipoli | 25 Apr 1915

The title speaks for itself. Today the British Empire lands on Gallipoli, and that must be our focus. It needs so much space that for Continue reading First day at Gallipoli | 25 Apr 1915

Przemysl | 22 Mar 1915

Przemysl can’t hold out any longer, and the chaps in the Dardanelles continue drunkenly staggering onwards. Siege of Przemysl Przemysl surrenders. After holding out since Continue reading Przemysl | 22 Mar 1915

French strategy | 21 Mar 1915

General Joffre is called to a meeting of the Council of Ministers to discuss French strategy, and two old friends meet again. Watch the Birdie Continue reading French strategy | 21 Mar 1915

Gabrielle D’Annunzio | 05 Mar 1915

It’s a pretty loaded day with plenty going on. We’ll be paying another visit to Italy to take a look at a highly singular public Continue reading Gabrielle D’Annunzio | 05 Mar 1915

Ghadir | Achi Baba | 03 Mar 1915

Is there any good news today for the Entente? What do you think? Let’s start in Champagne. First Champagne I wonder what Herbert Sulzbach thinks Continue reading Ghadir | Achi Baba | 03 Mar 1915