Joffre and Haig | Tanks | 10 Aug 1916

Sixth Isonzo The Italian Army is now, three days too late, pulling its collective finger out for a jolly good bash at the Austro-Hungarians’ reserve Continue reading Joffre and Haig | Tanks | 10 Aug 1916

Erzincan | Haig & ANZACs | 25 Jul 1916

Battle of Erzincan Erzincan has surrendered. A second overwhelming Russian victory in 1916 is now complete. Vehip Pasha’s Third Army has, for the second time Continue reading Erzincan | Haig & ANZACs | 25 Jul 1916

Brusilov Overture | Fort Vaux | 4 Jun 1916

Brusilov Offensive The great summer offensive plays its overture today. Today is given over entirely to artillery barrages. The Austro-Hungarian generals remain unconcerned; if this Continue reading Brusilov Overture | Fort Vaux | 4 Jun 1916

Tank delivery | James McConnell | 26 Apr 1916

Tanks for the Somme The story of tanks on the Somme takes a considerable lurch to the left today. Regardless of what Colonel Swinton told Continue reading Tank delivery | James McConnell | 26 Apr 1916

Vehip and Izzet | 20 Apr 1916

Still too busy for my own good right now. Today, though, we have lots of little snippets to be catching up with. Siege of Kut Continue reading Vehip and Izzet | 20 Apr 1916

Haig, tanks, & Swinton | 14 April 1916

Tanks for the Somme Time to start exploring what General Haig might have been thinking when he decided that bite and hold was not going Continue reading Haig, tanks, & Swinton | 14 April 1916

The Bluff | More tanks | 17 Feb 1916

Battle of Verdun The Germans leave another note on the doorstep for the battle-man. “No battle today, please.” It’s still raining down there. The Bluff Continue reading The Bluff | More tanks | 17 Feb 1916

Tank Detachment | Swinton | 16 Feb 1916

Battle of Verdun Rain stopped play again. No battle today. Come back tomorrow. Tank Detachment The War Office continues its preparations to field the first Continue reading Tank Detachment | Swinton | 16 Feb 1916

Schneider | Civilians in Italy | 11 Dec 1915

French tank development If there’s one thing I’ll never understand about this war, it’s the comparative arc of British and French tank designs. Back at Continue reading Schneider | Civilians in Italy | 11 Dec 1915

Wully Robertson | 8 Nov 1915

Wully Robertson General Robertson is now making his play for high office. A paper written by himself (and, uncredited, his subordinate and friend General Frederick Continue reading Wully Robertson | 8 Nov 1915

Lemon’s Wheel | 6 Nov 1915

Gallipoli Lord Kitchener’s farcical journey to Gallipoli continues. Admiral Keyes has failed to make it to Marseilles in time to take ship with him. It Continue reading Lemon’s Wheel | 6 Nov 1915

Wepeaonised Spleeing Mitsakes [sic] | 28 Aug 1915

Don’t adjust your set, that’s quite intentional. We’ve also got a look at the BEF’s plans for the Battle of Loos, but first… Ministry of Continue reading Wepeaonised Spleeing Mitsakes [sic] | 28 Aug 1915

Gorizia | Lake Tanganyika | 21 Apr 1915

There’s been a lot happening on the Western Front recently. Today is a day where we can pause for a moment and widen our horizons Continue reading Gorizia | Lake Tanganyika | 21 Apr 1915