Joffre’s temper | 3 Jul 1916

German East Africa In Tanzania, the Schutztruppe is now in full-on retreat from the north of the colony. Colonel von Lettow-Vorbeck’s clear instruction has been Continue reading Joffre’s temper | 3 Jul 1916

Intelligence on the Somme | 22 July 1916

Battle of the Somme Once again, let’s start today with Malcolm White. All up and down the sector, the battalions who will be attacking in Continue reading Intelligence on the Somme | 22 July 1916

Strafexpedition | American ultimatum | 19 Apr 1916

Strafexpedition Right then. Let’s go back to the Italian Front for the first time in a while, where something big is brewing. On the Italian Continue reading Strafexpedition | American ultimatum | 19 Apr 1916

Egypt | 19 Mar 1916

Egypt With everything that’s been happening continuing to happen, let’s drop in briefly on Egypt to see what’s happening. Generals Maxwell and Murray have spent Continue reading Egypt | 19 Mar 1916

Erzurum Offensive | The end of Gallipoli | 9 Jan 1916

Erzurum Offensive We open today in the Caucasus. You may recall that General Yudenich, the Russian commander, has been planning an audacious attack on eastern Continue reading Erzurum Offensive | The end of Gallipoli | 9 Jan 1916

Californian | 9 Nov 1915

SS Californian You may be familiar with the Californian if you’ve ever looked into the Titanic disaster in any detail. Californian was the passenger liner Continue reading Californian | 9 Nov 1915

Jackie Fisher | 20 Jan 1915

We’ve got another relatively quiet day; but disagreements between Winston Churchill and his First Lord of the Admiralty are beginning to sprout. Kenneth Best But Continue reading Jackie Fisher | 20 Jan 1915

Jasin | 13 Jan 1915

General Joffre formally suspends First Champagne today. Time for some official French navel-gazing. There’s also business afoot in Africa and Egypt. First Champagne Don’t worry, Continue reading Jasin | 13 Jan 1915

Givenchy | 21 Dec 1914

It’s mostly another “more of the same” day. The French Army continues flinging itself on the German guns. Enver Pasha’s cunning plan is about to Continue reading Givenchy | 21 Dec 1914

Artois | 18 Dec 1914

We’ll rejoin the Western Front and the First Battle of Artois in a moment; but first, off to Koprukoy to check in with the Ottomans’ Continue reading Artois | 18 Dec 1914

Bombing | 21 Nov 1914

Today is another important day in the story of military aviation. Sub-Lieutenant Herbert Dennis Cutler returns to the air in Africa, and a raid is Continue reading Bombing | 21 Nov 1914

Cocos | Emden | 09 Nov 1914

There’s far too much all happening at once right now. Germans attack north of Ypres! British land troops in Mesopotamia! Berbers in Morocco giving the Continue reading Cocos | Emden | 09 Nov 1914

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

Middle East | 2 Oct 1914

As the war continues to tick over, let’s have a look at the situation in the Middle East and the Mediterranean, with Italy and the Continue reading Middle East | 2 Oct 1914

Douai | Antwerp | 1 Oct 1914

The Germans step up their pressure against Antwerp, and continue pushing towards Douai and Arras. Arras 10th Army is ready to go into action and Continue reading Douai | Antwerp | 1 Oct 1914