Gommecourt | Boulogne | Executions | 15 Jun 1916

German East Africa: The Northern Railway No, this is not an extremely boring classic film for railway enthusiasts. A couple of weeks ago, with the Continue reading Gommecourt | Boulogne | Executions | 15 Jun 1916

Mine-laying submarines | Fort Vaux | 29 May 1916

Battle of Jutland Decision day for Admiral Scheer. For the full implications of the decision he must make today, skip back to yesterday. It’s a Continue reading Mine-laying submarines | Fort Vaux | 29 May 1916

Arsiero | Decimation | Italy | 27 May 1916

Battle of Asiago Picking up from yesterday. Arsiero has fallen, Asiago is about to go the same way. General Cadorna believes that the men are Continue reading Arsiero | Decimation | Italy | 27 May 1916

Decimation | Cadorna | Asiago | 26 May 1916

Battle of Asiago Let us begin with an update from the actual fighting at the Battle of Asiago. It’s still pretty much unmitigated bad news Continue reading Decimation | Cadorna | Asiago | 26 May 1916

War at sea | Eastern Front | 12 Jan 1916

Eastern Front General Joffre isn’t the world’s biggest fan of the Salonika expedition. However, he’s a practical man. Not only does it still have the Continue reading War at sea | Eastern Front | 12 Jan 1916

Gardeners of Salonika? | 12 Dec 1915

Salonika All Entente troops who had crossed the border into Serbia are now back in Greece, which is good news for precisely nobody. It’s not Continue reading Gardeners of Salonika? | 12 Dec 1915

Suvla Bay | Henry Pedris | 1 July 1915

Today’s entry takes in Namibia and Sri Lanka as well as Gallipoli and the skies over the Western Front. Battle of Otavi The German Empire Continue reading Suvla Bay | Henry Pedris | 1 July 1915

Boirault machine | Battle of Festubert | May 18 1915

It’s the turn of the French to trial a ridiculous impractical machine, the Ottomans prepare to attack ANZAC Cove, and a British sergeant has a Continue reading Boirault machine | Battle of Festubert | May 18 1915

Battle of Festubert | Singapore Mutiny | 15 May 1915

The Battle of Festubert begins, Louis Barthas isn’t completely pissed off about something, the Friendly Feldwebel goes back into combat, the May 14th Revolt continues. Continue reading Battle of Festubert | Singapore Mutiny | 15 May 1915

Suspension of Sentences Act | 16 Apr 1915

Desertion continues to be a major problem in the BEF, a recently-arrived cavalryman has what the paper might call a “Thrilling Adventure” at Hill 60, Continue reading Suspension of Sentences Act | 16 Apr 1915

Battle of Woevre | 30 Mar 1915

In a moment, let’s go to the Verdun area and get our map on. There’s been sporadic fighting there for months, mostly in conjunction with Continue reading Battle of Woevre | 30 Mar 1915

Nukhaila | 09 Feb 1915

Back to Mesopotamia for an update. I’ll try to do it without saying “The situation continues to deteriorate”, as well. Wish me luck. Basra The Continue reading Nukhaila | 09 Feb 1915