Footballs on the Somme | 29 Jun 1916

Battle of the Somme This, of course, should have been Z Day, but due to the bad weather, Z Day’s been put back to the Continue reading Footballs on the Somme | 29 Jun 1916

Sir Douglas Haig | Wieltje | 19 Dec 1915

Sir John French The niceties and bureaucratic obligations have all been completed. Today it’s time for Sir John French to formally hand over command of Continue reading Sir Douglas Haig | Wieltje | 19 Dec 1915

Second Ypres | Gas | 22 Apr 1915

There is only one thing we can possibly talk about today. Let’s get to it. Second Ypres The relief of Ypres has been proceeding while Continue reading Second Ypres | Gas | 22 Apr 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