Shaitan | Fourth Isonzo | 29 Nov 1915

Retreat from Ctesiphon General Townshend is determined to preserve his regatta, and so sends out his cavalry to clear the local Arab snipers from around Continue reading Shaitan | Fourth Isonzo | 29 Nov 1915

Working parties | 20 Nov 1915

Fourth Isonzo The Duke of Aosta continues his attempt to move his drinks cabinet six inches closer to Trieste. Again Mount San Michele is attacked Continue reading Working parties | 20 Nov 1915

Duke of Aosta | 19 Nov 1915

Fourth Isonzo The Duke of Aosta, commanding Italian troops on the Carso, has been only too happy to accept General Cadorna’s recent invitation to carry Continue reading Duke of Aosta | 19 Nov 1915

Colonel Viola | 2 Nov 1915

Third Isonzo There is good news, of a sort, for a given value of “good news”. The Italians have broken into the trenches at Monte Continue reading Colonel Viola | 2 Nov 1915

Never work with children or animals | 28 Oct 1915

The King Before we get into things today, let’s start with an extended metaphor. As we know, George V of Britain is in France at Continue reading Never work with children or animals | 28 Oct 1915

Belgian National Day | 21 July 1915

Battle of Malazgirt Yet more Ottoman troops are arriving at the Belican Hills. There’s more hard fighting, and again the Russians manage to hold fast. Continue reading Belgian National Day | 21 July 1915

General Hunter-Weston | 20 Jul 1915

Second Isonzo The grand old Duke of Aosta has succeeded in marching his ten thousand men to the top of the hill. (Well, after disease Continue reading General Hunter-Weston | 20 Jul 1915

Mount San Michele | 04 July 1914

We’ve got a real rarity today; a serious chance of a breakthrough on the Italian Front! Battle of Gully Ravine It’s another quiet day, with Continue reading Mount San Michele | 04 July 1914

Tehcir Law | 27 May 1915

General Joffre has found a new favourite word, and the Italians continue bumbling across the border.  However, our main focus today is the Ottoman Empire, Continue reading Tehcir Law | 27 May 1915

Fokker | George Bemand | 23 May 1915

There’s a trailblazer in the Royal Artillery, and the Italian war machine is spluttering uncertainly into life. We’re starting in the skies above the Western Continue reading Fokker | George Bemand | 23 May 1915