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

Shambles at Suvla Bay | 7 Aug 1915

This post is about the events of today on Gallipoli, at Suvla Bay. For the Battle of Sari Bair at ANZAC Cove, see this post. Continue reading Shambles at Suvla Bay | 7 Aug 1915

Landings at Suvla Bay | 1 Aug 1915

Attacks at Gallipoli: Landings at Suvla With just under a week to go before the men go into battle, let’s finally examine in detail the Continue reading Landings at Suvla Bay | 1 Aug 1915

Flamethrowers at Hooge | 30 July 1915

Herbert Sulzbach Sulzbach is heading back to that lovely war with his new gun battery. Entrain for the Western Front. Our Battery Commander is Lt Continue reading Flamethrowers at Hooge | 30 July 1915

Konigsberg | 6 July 1915

Gallipoli With the Battle of Gully Ravine over, the Ottomans take the opportunity to reshuffle their command structure at Cape Helles. The defence has been Continue reading Konigsberg | 6 July 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

Armenian Genocide | 24 Apr 1915

We’re checking in at Ypres and Gallipoli, where the troops have now set sail. However, today is usually recognised as the start of the Armenian Continue reading Armenian Genocide | 24 Apr 1915

The plan for Gallipoli | 11 Apr 1915

It’s time for another look at wider French strategy. The Friendly Feldwebel gets a new boss. But the most important thing to note is that Continue reading The plan for Gallipoli | 11 Apr 1915

Defence of Gallipoli | 24 Mar 1915

With silence from the fleet and reports of British troop convoys everywhere, the focus of the Ottoman defenders switches from Constantinople to Gallipoli. Meanwhile, French Continue reading Defence of Gallipoli | 24 Mar 1915

Gramophone warfare | 23 Mar 1915

I believe this is the first day of the blog where the “Actions in Progress” column is empty. “Wastage” continues everywhere, mind you. The butcher’s Continue reading Gramophone warfare | 23 Mar 1915

Bulair | 19 Mar 1915

In London, the War Council gathers to hear what’s been going on in the Dardanelles. First, we’re off behind the lines in France, to Bohain. Continue reading Bulair | 19 Mar 1915

Forcing the Dardanelles | 18 Mar 1915

The weather is fine over Gallipoli, Canakkale and the Dardanelles today. There’s a good firm wind to throw caution to. After nearly a month of Continue reading Forcing the Dardanelles | 18 Mar 1915

Relieving the Ypres salient | 17 Mar 1915

The fleet in the Dardanelles is waiting for the weather. Having hurried from London, Sir Ian Hamilton has arrived to take a front-row seat. Meanwhile, Continue reading Relieving the Ypres salient | 17 Mar 1915