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

Fleury | Bras | Souville | 23 Jun 1916

Battle of Verdun Here we go again. It’s time once more for the Germans to move hell and high water outside Verdun. The map again. Continue reading Fleury | Bras | Souville | 23 Jun 1916

Smuts | Stewart | Fischer | 15 Mar 1916

Africa General Smuts is deeply, deeply unhappy that Colonel von Lettow-Vorbeck is sitting pretty at Kahe rather than walking into a gentleman’s captivity. When the Continue reading Smuts | Stewart | Fischer | 15 Mar 1916

Latema Nek | 10 Mar 1916

Latema Nek From a British Empire perspective, there is precisely one good thing about the latest development in the invasion of German East Africa. This Continue reading Latema Nek | 10 Mar 1916

Boroevic | German japery | 16 Nov 1915

Fourth Isonzo General Boroevic is using the latest temporary pause to get out his megaphone and shout very loudly once again in Conrad von Hotzendorf’s Continue reading Boroevic | German japery | 16 Nov 1915

Fourth Isonzo | Mitrovica | 11 Nov 1915

Fourth Isonzo Once more unto the breach, dear friends. Once more, or close the wall up with Italian dead. General Cadorna has at least restricted Continue reading Fourth Isonzo | Mitrovica | 11 Nov 1915

Little Willie | 9 Sep 1915

Little Willie No, we’re not casting aspersions on anyone’s manhood. Little Willie, currently known as the No. 1 Lincoln Machine, is usually cited as the Continue reading Little Willie | 9 Sep 1915

On the ground at Loos | 22 Aug 1915

Battle of Loos Having had certain facts explained to him by Lord Kitchener, Sir John French today informs General Joffre that the BEF will be Continue reading On the ground at Loos | 22 Aug 1915

Hill 60 (Gallipoli) | 17 Aug 1915

Battle of Scimitar Hill Sir Ian Hamilton is going off the deep end. Not only is he still convinced that one more push will achieve Continue reading Hill 60 (Gallipoli) | 17 Aug 1915

Africa in late 1915 | 3 Aug 1915

Herbert Sulzbach Herbert Sulzbach continues describing for us his new position at Evricourt. The trenches along the front are a model of how trenches should Continue reading Africa in late 1915 | 3 Aug 1915

Armin T Wegner | 2 Aug 1915

Second Isonzo The hell of living halfway up the Alps continues. Electric storms lash the mountansides. Freezing winds are accompanied by gargantuan hailstones. Hail and Continue reading Armin T Wegner | 2 Aug 1915

Landings at Suvla Bay | 1 Aug 1915

Attacks at Gallipoli: Landings at Suvla With just under a week to go before the men go into battle, let’s finally examine in detail the Continue reading Landings at Suvla Bay | 1 Aug 1915