Deception | Flying Elephant | 19 Jun 1916

Deception on the Somme There are ten days to go until Z Day at the Battle of the Somme. We’ve seen the BEF and French Continue reading Deception | Flying Elephant | 19 Jun 1916

Deception for the Somme | Hill 304 | 6 May 1916

Deception for the Somme As the French continue throwing in more and more men at Verdun, preparations for the summer offensive continue to, ahem, continue. Continue reading Deception for the Somme | Hill 304 | 6 May 1916

Demonstrations for Verdun | 9 Feb 1916

Demonstrations and deceptions The Germans now initiate their main programme of deception to support the imminent Battle of Verdun. They’ve been very precisely designed to Continue reading Demonstrations for Verdun | 9 Feb 1916

Frise | Kornes | Durazzo | 27 Jan 1916

British conscription The Military Service Bill has completed its accelerated journey through Parliament and been to see the King. In two months the Army’s recruitment Continue reading Frise | Kornes | Durazzo | 27 Jan 1916

Deception | 17 Sep 1915

Deception One of the more persistent myths about the war, as General Melchett embodies, is the idea that the generals not only refused to believe Continue reading Deception | 17 Sep 1915

Preparation for battle | 15 Sep 1915

As we surely all know, proper preparation & planning prevents piss poor performance. Let’s see how that’s going, with the autumn offensive on the Western Continue reading Preparation for battle | 15 Sep 1915

Caterpillar tracks | 04 March 1915

All the usual war news, plus an update from the Landships Committee. First Champagne Still going badly for the French. Herbert Sulzbach notes laconically that Continue reading Caterpillar tracks | 04 March 1915