Singapore Mutiny | 15 Feb 1915

We’re heading all the way to Singapore today to catch up with the 5th Light Infantry; but we’re going there by way of Champagne and Continue reading Singapore Mutiny | 15 Feb 1915

First Artois | 17 Dec 1914

Spot the Difference: The hour of attack has sounded. After having contained the attack of the Germans, it is necessary now to smash them and Continue reading First Artois | 17 Dec 1914

Advancing without fighting | 30 Nov 1914

More arsing around in Africa.  The French preparations for attack continue; and they help us answer the question “how do you advance without fighting?” Dar-es-Salaam Continue reading Advancing without fighting | 30 Nov 1914

Padang | Mesopotamia | 24 Nov 1914

The escaped men of the Emden have somehow managed not to sink, and today they wash up at Padang. Meanwhile, the British are considering exactly Continue reading Padang | Mesopotamia | 24 Nov 1914

Lodz | 12 Nov 1914

It’s still bloody hot in and around Ypres. In a great example of the effects of fog of war, General Haig is now more worried Continue reading Lodz | 12 Nov 1914

Nonneboschen | 11 Nov 1914

Well, this is it. Today the Prussian Guards are going into action at Ypres to spearhead the offensive. Behind the defenders is the artillery; behind Continue reading Nonneboschen | 11 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

Penang | 28 Oct 1914

A series of actions all across the Western Front today, but first we’re going to Malaysia to catch up with our old friend the Emden. Continue reading Penang | 28 Oct 1914

Yser | 16 Oct 1914

It’s a big day in Flanders.  The Allies make several important gains, and the Germans begin their advance against the Belgian last-ditch positions on the Continue reading Yser | 16 Oct 1914

Chagos Islands | Churchill | 5 Oct 1914

Today is a comedy day. Red noses and trick flowers all around! The Chagos Islands and Antwerp both receive unexpected visitors. Chagos Islands No, I Continue reading Chagos Islands | Churchill | 5 Oct 1914

St Mihiel | Arras | 30 Sep 1914

Another bad day to be French. Or Belgian. Or a Navy reservist. Let’s go to St Mihiel first. St Mihiel/Verdun/Meuse Bad news for the French; Continue reading St Mihiel | Arras | 30 Sep 1914

U-9 | Papeete | Madras | 22 Sep 1914

There’s a major action on the Western Front, but today is a Navy day. A Kaiserliche Marine day at that, as U-9 arguably changes the Continue reading U-9 | Papeete | Madras | 22 Sep 1914

Austro-Hungarian Army | 13 Aug 1914

There are several interesting things to note about the Austro-Hungarian Army, which often gets a bum deal from historians looking to provide a general overview Continue reading Austro-Hungarian Army | 13 Aug 1914

Kitchener’s Army | 6 Aug 1914

Serbia Austria-Hungary has nearly finished deploying forces along the River Drina, which marks the Serbian border. They’re going to hold in position briefly to guard Continue reading Kitchener’s Army | 6 Aug 1914

Austro-Hungarian railways | 31 July 1914

Austria-Hungary News has reached Vienna that a Russian general mobilisation is underway. Their army must now attempt to transition from their War Plan B (for Continue reading Austro-Hungarian railways | 31 July 1914