Pozieres Windmill | 29 Jul 1916

Pozieres windmill Between the ANZACs and Pozieres windmill, there is a very nasty interconnected trench system with two main fire trenches. The staff knows them Continue reading Pozieres Windmill | 29 Jul 1916

Caucasus | Koprukoy | 8 Dec 1915

Caucasus It’s been a while since last we checked in with the Caucasus front. Both Russia and the Ottoman Empire have had more pressing concerns Continue reading Caucasus | Koprukoy | 8 Dec 1915

The eve of battle | 24 Sep 1915

Third Artois With just 24 hours until the great autumn offensive on the Western Front, you may recall that the weather has broken and it’s Continue reading The eve of battle | 24 Sep 1915

Camouflage | St Mihiel | 12 Feb 1915

We’ve got a pretty stacked deck today. It’s all going on, so let’s get to it. First up, GQG at Chantilly, where General Joffre is Continue reading Camouflage | St Mihiel | 12 Feb 1915

Ypres salient | 21 Jan 1915

The wrangling between General Joffre and Sir John French over strategy continues, and not everyone in Germany is 100% behind recent war developments. Berliner Tageblatt Continue reading Ypres salient | 21 Jan 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

Lake Kivu | 15 Jan 1915

It’s an African day. About now, there’s a meeting between British and Belgian military representatives at Lake Kivu. (Today it’s on the border between DR Continue reading Lake Kivu | 15 Jan 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

Erzurum | Qurna | 10 Jan 1915

The Germans continue poking ineffectually at Soissons; the blokes on Mafia are still marching. Meanwhile, some events of actual interest in Mesopotamia and the Caucasus. Continue reading Erzurum | Qurna | 10 Jan 1915

Mafia | 08 Jan 1915

No, not the Cosa Nostra. The Mafia we’re interested in is a small island off the coast of German East Africa. Mafia More specifically, it’s Continue reading Mafia | 08 Jan 1915

Etaples | 06 Jan 1915

Another day of minimal happenings (the Caucasus excepted) affords us an opportunity to look at a small French town whose name is soon to be Continue reading Etaples | 06 Jan 1915

Rats, shells, corpses | 06 Nov 1914

Another day full of shells, shells and more shells on the Western Front. The last five days have been full of me writing variations on Continue reading Rats, shells, corpses | 06 Nov 1914