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

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

Layes Brook | 12 Mar 1915

German reinforcements arrive at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, and General Joffre’s “brutal” attack goes in at First Champagne. First Champagne The attack is indeed Continue reading Layes Brook | 12 Mar 1915

Bois du Biez | Mauquissart | 11 Mar 1915

It’s the second day of the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, but that’s not all. We’re going to finish at the Dardanelles, but first we’re going Continue reading Bois du Biez | Mauquissart | 11 Mar 1915

Battle of Neuve Chapelle | 10 Mar 1915

The BEF takes its first serious offensive action in a long time today. Arguably since the start of the war, depending on how you feel Continue reading Battle of Neuve Chapelle | 10 Mar 1915

Neuve Chapelle | 09 Mar 1915

Eighteen hours to go until the start of the Battle of Neuve Chapelle. The heavy artillery is just arriving, right in the very nick of Continue reading Neuve Chapelle | 09 Mar 1915

Forcing of the Dardanelles | 18 Feb 1915

The British fleet sets sail for the forcing of the Dardanelles. Alea iacta est. First Champagne Herbert Sulzbach is feeling rather optimistic. The fighting continues. Continue reading Forcing of the Dardanelles | 18 Feb 1915