Evacuation of Suvla & ANZAC | Gallipoli | 20 Dec 1915

Evacuation of Gallipoli Time for the ANZACs to leave ANZAC Cove. Before we get into the details of what they’re doing, first we must take Continue reading Evacuation of Suvla & ANZAC | Gallipoli | 20 Dec 1915

Separate peace | 30 Nov 1915

Separate peace With General von Falkenhayn cautiously optimistic that the Russian Empire might be persuaded to sign a separate peace at some point in the Continue reading Separate peace | 30 Nov 1915

Isonzo goes ever on and on | 5 Nov 1915

Third Isonzo The battle has been suspended. Time to pick up the pieces. That first of all means looking at the casualties. For the Italians, Continue reading Isonzo goes ever on and on | 5 Nov 1915

Crisis in Serbia | 14 Oct 1915

Bulgaria The Bulgarian government has its allies, and its fig leaf casus belli of two days ago. Today they declare war on Serbia and come Continue reading Crisis in Serbia | 14 Oct 1915

Baghdad | 4 October 1915

Mesopotamia In the wake of capturing Kut-al-Amara, General Nixon would dearly love to push on towards Baghdad as soon as possible. General Townshend has already Continue reading Baghdad | 4 October 1915

Kiretch Tepe | Medical facilities | 15 Aug 1915

Kiretch Tepe Sir Ian Hamilton has, I think it’s fair to say, now been robbed of whatever ability he might have had to judge a Continue reading Kiretch Tepe | Medical facilities | 15 Aug 1915

Murder at the Nek | 7 Aug 1915

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

Battle of Gully Ravine | 05 July 1915

Isonzo At Mount San Michele, the Austro-Hungarians’ mostest get there firstest. General Cadorna has waffled too long, and thrown away his only chance of having Continue reading Battle of Gully Ravine | 05 July 1915

The imam at Gully Ravine | 02 July 1915

More sailing adventures from Mesopotamia, the Battle of Gully Ravine continues, Herbert Sulzbach is still having a nice time of it on leave, and Louis Continue reading The imam at Gully Ravine | 02 July 1915

Battle of Aubers Ridge | Second Artois | 09 May 1915

Ye gods, this is a busy period of the war. The gathering storm bursts over Aubers Ridge and Carency as the latest Entente offensive goes Continue reading Battle of Aubers Ridge | Second Artois | 09 May 1915

Gas | 14 Apr 1915

There is, I think, nothing more evocative of the First World War in particular, than gas. Today is a natural time to have a little Continue reading Gas | 14 Apr 1915

Dalmatia | 20 Mar 1915

The senior officers at the Dardanelles are becalmed in their cabins as the storm rages outside their portholes. The Entente sends an official response to Continue reading Dalmatia | 20 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

Artillery shells | 13 Mar 1915

The bill arrives at GHQ for the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, but it’s not the price in lives that Sir John French is objecting to. Continue reading Artillery shells | 13 Mar 1915

Eren Keui Bay | 08 Mar 1915

We’re stopping by GQG, where you’ll be shocked to learn what General Joffre is thinking now, and then it’s back to Neuve Chapelle and the Continue reading Eren Keui Bay | 08 Mar 1915

Lake Kivu | 15 Jan 1915

It’s an African day. About now, there’s a meeting between British and Belgian military representatives at Lake Kivu. (Today it’s on the border between DR Continue reading Lake Kivu | 15 Jan 1915

Reinforcement | 15 Nov 1914

8th Division has arrived in strength; the horrific weather in Flanders continues, and the Germans are showing less and less willing to keep attacking with Continue reading Reinforcement | 15 Nov 1914

Nonneboschen | 11 Nov 1914

Well, this is it. Today the Prussian Guards are going into action at Ypres to spearhead the offensive. Behind the defenders is the artillery; behind Continue reading Nonneboschen | 11 Nov 1914

Polygon Wood | 24 Oct 1914

Polygon Wood is either a large wood or a small forest about four miles east of Ypres, located on undulating terrain between the Gheluvelt plateau Continue reading Polygon Wood | 24 Oct 1914

Ypres | 14 Oct 1914

The offensive spreads northwards, and the BEF marches into Ypres for the first time. Ypres In British memory, the Somme probably stands alone for outright Continue reading Ypres | 14 Oct 1914

Chagos Islands | Churchill | 5 Oct 1914

Today is a comedy day. Red noses and trick flowers all around! The Chagos Islands and Antwerp both receive unexpected visitors. Chagos Islands No, I Continue reading Chagos Islands | Churchill | 5 Oct 1914

St Nazaire | Aisne | Sep 11 1914

A pause on the Western Front; a pause is all it will be, before the Allies reach the Aisne. The Aisne The Germans now running Continue reading St Nazaire | Aisne | Sep 11 1914

Grand Couronne | Marne | 4 Sep 1914

The Great Retreat ends today. But, before we can turn to the Marne, there’s an important offensive somewhere else to be talked about. Grand Couronne Continue reading Grand Couronne | Marne | 4 Sep 1914