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

Armenian Genocide | Ostend | 25 Feb 1916

Today there were some goings-on at the Battle of Verdun. For reasons of space, they appear in a separate post over here. Meanwhile… Grigoris Balakian Continue reading Armenian Genocide | Ostend | 25 Feb 1916

Akaika Channel | 29 Jun 1915

We’re back with Grigoris Balakian in Cankiri, General Joffre is planning a big party, and the latest escapade in the Akaika Channel. First, an update Continue reading Akaika Channel | 29 Jun 1915

Shell Crisis | Rolling barrage | 17 May 1915

The ructions in the British government are coming at an absolutely terrible time. Clear oversight and direction is needed from the Army’s political masters in Continue reading Shell Crisis | Rolling barrage | 17 May 1915

GHQ Line | 01 May 1915

The BEF begins the process of retiring to the GHQ Line at Second Ypres. There’s also a major Ottoman counter-attack on Gallipoli; on the Eastern Continue reading GHQ Line | 01 May 1915