Erzrurum Fortress | 23 Jan 1916

Africa Well, I hope you weren’t getting too excited about Africa as a chance for a wronged man to restore his reputation after yesterday. General Continue reading Erzrurum Fortress | 23 Jan 1916

Armenian Genocide | 24 Apr 1915

We’re checking in at Ypres and Gallipoli, where the troops have now set sail. However, today is usually recognised as the start of the Armenian Continue reading Armenian Genocide | 24 Apr 1915

The Narrows | 16 Mar 1915

Change of command in the Dardanelles safely executed, Admiral de Roebeck opts not to tinker with the plan that Admiral Carden had developed before stepping Continue reading The Narrows | 16 Mar 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

Queen Elizabeth | 11 Jan 1915

Not a monarch or a consort, no.  This Queen Elizabeth is the Navy’s newest super-dreadnought. But first, back to Africa, and then the Caucasus. Mafia Continue reading Queen Elizabeth | 11 Jan 1915

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

Dardanelles | 02 Jan 1915

It happened, like so many other things in this war, because someone had to act on faulty or out-of-date information. Today marks the first step Continue reading Dardanelles | 02 Jan 1915

Wytschaete | Caucasus | 2 Nov 1914

Russia and the Ottoman Empire finally get round to formally declaring war on each other today. They’re about to open hostilities on a completely new Continue reading Wytschaete | Caucasus | 2 Nov 1914