Langemarck | Auguste Jaeger | 13 Apr 1915

The French face up to failure at the Battle of Woevre, the Ottomans come on strongly at Shaiba, and a young German private called Auguste Continue reading Langemarck | Auguste Jaeger | 13 Apr 1915

Vimy | Aubers | Mar 29 1915

There’s a four-way Entente conference today at GQG in Chantilly. Lord Kitchener and Sir John French have travelled to meet with General Joffre and war Continue reading Vimy | Aubers | Mar 29 1915

Nail figures | 06 Mar 1915

The Austro-Hungarians have just invented a rather interesting way for citizens to show their patriotism, and the actions at Champagne and the Dardanelles grind on. Continue reading Nail figures | 06 Mar 1915

Leaning Virgin of Albert | 26 Jan 1915

Yes, those four words belong together. I’ll explain them in a little while, but after we’ve checked in with Nyasaland and Mesopotamia. Chilembwe Uprising A Continue reading Leaning Virgin of Albert | 26 Jan 1915

Enver Pasha | 07 Dec 1914

Updates today from the Eastern Front, from Serbia, and Louis Barthas at Vermelles. Meanwhile, the Ottoman Empire prepares to re-ignite the campaign down in the Continue reading Enver Pasha | 07 Dec 1914

Kolubara | 05 Dec 1914

The Serbian counter-attack just keeps on going; and a turn of bad fortune for the British down in Africa. Konigsberg Today ends Herbert Dennis Cutler’s Continue reading Kolubara | 05 Dec 1914

Vermelles | 04 Dec 1914

The Western Front is beginning to warm up again; the other campaigns are still red hot. Not literally, obviously. It’s still freezing winter weather for Continue reading Vermelles | 04 Dec 1914

Blockade | Basra | 17 Nov 1914

The relief of Ypres continues. In a moment we’ll be turning to the high seas again, but there are developments in Poland, Mesopotamia and Africa Continue reading Blockade | Basra | 17 Nov 1914

Messines | Menin | 19 Oct 1914

The pendulum is swinging back towards the Germans. Their latest major offensive begins today, from La Bassee, through Armentieres and Messines, to Menin and Roulers, Continue reading Messines | Menin | 19 Oct 1914

Arras | 3 Oct 1914

Back to the Western Front, where there’s a serious development at Arras. Arras French troops are pouring hodge-podge into the line in front of Arras. Continue reading Arras | 3 Oct 1914