Hunter-Weston | Serre | 27 Jun 1916

Battle of the Somme Not everyone in the BEF is entirely content with the plans for the Battle of the Somme. General Hubert Rees will Continue reading Hunter-Weston | Serre | 27 Jun 1916

Second Krithia | Lusitania | 07 May 1915

Lots to talk about today. Not least the sinking of a rather large ship. Let’s get to it. Second Krithia General Hunter-Weston doubles down, ordering Continue reading Second Krithia | Lusitania | 07 May 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

Second Masurian Lakes | 07 Feb 1915

Six months of war, and the Russians and Germans find themselves more or less where they’d started. It’s back to the Masurian Lakes, where the Continue reading Second Masurian Lakes | 07 Feb 1915

The Christmas Truce, and more | Dec 25 1914

We’ll get to the one thing everyone knows about in due course. However, before we do that, I’d like to set it in its proper Continue reading The Christmas Truce, and more | Dec 25 1914

Desertion | 02 Dec 1914

The lull in major events continues.  We’ll have a quick dekko at the general situation on the Eastern Front, and then go on to talk Continue reading Desertion | 02 Dec 1914

Jam-tin bombs | Landships | 1 Dec 1914

The Eastern Front is about to boil over again; both Russia and Austria-Hungary are shuffling men around near Krakow and the Carpathians. There’s also some Continue reading Jam-tin bombs | Landships | 1 Dec 1914

Menin | 18 Oct 1914

Flanders inches ever-closer to its fate.  German advance guards arrive in Roulers and Menin. 7th Division gets its orders. German infantry engages the Belgians all Continue reading Menin | 18 Oct 1914

Marne | Mackov Kamen | 9 Sep 1914

The tide has turned at the Marne, and there’s a highly interesting (but little-known) engagement at Mackov Kamen, that will have parallels again and again Continue reading Marne | Mackov Kamen | 9 Sep 1914

Miracle of the Marne | 6 Sep 2014

These are the days that will determine the future course of the war. Not for nothing is the popular title “Miracle of the Marne” applied. Continue reading Miracle of the Marne | 6 Sep 2014

Rawa | Lanrezac | Sep 3 1914

It’s a rare quiet day for the men on the Great Retreat; the major bloodshed today is at Headquarters. However, it is a violent one Continue reading Rawa | Lanrezac | Sep 3 1914

Galicia | Great Retreat | 2 Sep 1914

The Great Retreat is coming to an end, and the Battle of Galicia enters its final phase. Galicia Before we consider Galicia in detail, let’s Continue reading Galicia | Great Retreat | 2 Sep 1914

Samsonov | Great Retreat | 30 Aug 1914

The Battle of Tannenberg ends today, with severe consequences for General Samsonov. The Great Retreat continues in typically chaotic fashion. Samsonov & Tannenberg General Samsonov Continue reading Samsonov | Great Retreat | 30 Aug 1914

Austro-Hungarian railways | 31 July 1914

Austria-Hungary News has reached Vienna that a Russian general mobilisation is underway. Their army must now attempt to transition from their War Plan B (for Continue reading Austro-Hungarian railways | 31 July 1914