Kowel | Pozieres | 24 Jul 1916

Battle of the Somme The Battle of the Somme is congealing again. Not that it moved very far on the 23rd, mind you. A satirical Continue reading Kowel | Pozieres | 24 Jul 1916

Fort Souville | Contalmaison | 11 Jul 1916

Battle of Verdun Time to assault Verdun again. Let’s have the map for this. This is just about the last German throw of the dice. Continue reading Fort Souville | Contalmaison | 11 Jul 1916

Deception for the Somme | Hill 304 | 6 May 1916

Deception for the Somme As the French continue throwing in more and more men at Verdun, preparations for the summer offensive continue to, ahem, continue. Continue reading Deception for the Somme | Hill 304 | 6 May 1916

Verdun | Petain | Noria | 3 Mar 1916

Verdun and the noria General Petain’s innovations and rearrangements at the Battle of Verdun continue. He’s started making a personal point of, at least once Continue reading Verdun | Petain | Noria | 3 Mar 1916

Verdun gathers steam | 22 Feb 1916

Battle of Verdun The MSPaint map at daybreak: Today the Germans push hard. The artillery’s continued firing at new targets all through the night. The Continue reading Verdun gathers steam | 22 Feb 1916

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