Britain in 1915 | 3 Jan 1915

At the risk of being Anglo-centric, today is an excellent day to stop and consider what Britain will be doing this year in the war. Continue reading Britain in 1915 | 3 Jan 1915

First Ypres | 18 Nov 1914

The exact end date of the First Battle of Ypres is up for negotiation, but today’s as good a day as any to review the Continue reading First Ypres | 18 Nov 1914

Penang | 28 Oct 1914

A series of actions all across the Western Front today, but first we’re going to Malaysia to catch up with our old friend the Emden. Continue reading Penang | 28 Oct 1914

Messines | Menin | 19 Oct 1914

The pendulum is swinging back towards the Germans. Their latest major offensive begins today, from La Bassee, through Armentieres and Messines, to Menin and Roulers, Continue reading Messines | Menin | 19 Oct 1914

Douai | Antwerp | 1 Oct 1914

The Germans step up their pressure against Antwerp, and continue pushing towards Douai and Arras. Arras 10th Army is ready to go into action and Continue reading Douai | Antwerp | 1 Oct 1914

Albert | Lille | 29 Sep 1914

A day of endings. The hardest fighting is about to move away from Albert and towards Lille. Albert Like Picardy before it, the Battle of Continue reading Albert | Lille | 29 Sep 1914

Reinforcements | 24 Sep 1914

Not such a good day to be French. We’re also going to take a look at the question of reinforcements; desperately needed, but where were Continue reading Reinforcements | 24 Sep 1914

Aisne | German efficiency | Sep 17 1914

The blokes on the Aisne are coming perilously close to settling down into some sort of routine, aided and abetted by some utterly hilarious stereotypical Continue reading Aisne | German efficiency | Sep 17 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

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

Tannenberg | Etreux | 27 August 1914

Today, a well-known battle in the East (Tannenberg), a lesser-known one in the West (Etreux), and plenty else besides. Tannenberg Today is the crucial day Continue reading Tannenberg | Etreux | 27 August 1914