Madness at Asiago | 16 Jun 1916

Battle of Asiago The writing has been on the wall for rather a while now concerning the Battle of Asiago. Today Conrad von Hotzendorf does Continue reading Madness at Asiago | 16 Jun 1916

Brusilov Offensive | 9 Jun 1916

Brusilov Offensive Another important day in the Brusilov Offensive. To this point I’ve been mostly focused on the fighting around Lutsk, at the very north Continue reading Brusilov Offensive | 9 Jun 1916

Erzurum, Mus, Findikli | 15 Feb 1916

Battle of Verdun The wind and the rain. The wind and the rain; it raineth every day. Verdun is still quiet, if rather soggy. What Continue reading Erzurum, Mus, Findikli | 15 Feb 1916

Boroevic | German japery | 16 Nov 1915

Fourth Isonzo General Boroevic is using the latest temporary pause to get out his megaphone and shout very loudly once again in Conrad von Hotzendorf’s Continue reading Boroevic | German japery | 16 Nov 1915

Rombon and Gallipoli | 29 Aug 1915

Doesn’t “Rombon and Gallipoli” sound like a crappy Sixties working men’s club comedy double act? If only. Battle of Hill 60 (Gallipoli) The battle ends Continue reading Rombon and Gallipoli | 29 Aug 1915

Russian Retreat | 26 Aug 1915

Time to rectify an oversight. I’ve been entirely short-changing events on the Eastern Front over the last couple of months; not something I wanted to Continue reading Russian Retreat | 26 Aug 1915

The Irony of Franz Ferdinand | 24 July 1914

The actual chronological events of today are contained in this post. However, I’d just like to take a moment here (well, okay, a few moments) Continue reading The Irony of Franz Ferdinand | 24 July 1914

The Joint Ministerial Council | 07 Jul 1914

A meeting of Austria-Hungary’s Joint Ministerial Council sees extensive debate on how they should proceed, now that they have the blank cheque secured. Count Tisza Continue reading The Joint Ministerial Council | 07 Jul 1914

The Blank Cheque | 06 Jul 1914

The Kaiser is persuaded to return to his sailing holiday today, as Germany assures Austria-Hungary of its support. The meeting The events of yesterday are Continue reading The Blank Cheque | 06 Jul 1914

Count Berchtold | 30 Jun 1914

Having yesterday looked at the most important Serbian figure of the crisis, prime minister Nikola Pasic, today we’ll head to Vienna and do the same Continue reading Count Berchtold | 30 Jun 1914