Przemysl | 22 Mar 1915

Przemysl can’t hold out any longer, and the chaps in the Dardanelles continue drunkenly staggering onwards. Siege of Przemysl Przemysl surrenders. After holding out since Continue reading Przemysl | 22 Mar 1915

Bulair | 19 Mar 1915

In London, the War Council gathers to hear what’s been going on in the Dardanelles. First, we’re off behind the lines in France, to Bohain. Continue reading Bulair | 19 Mar 1915

Forcing the Dardanelles | 18 Mar 1915

The weather is fine over Gallipoli, Canakkale and the Dardanelles today. There’s a good firm wind to throw caution to. After nearly a month of Continue reading Forcing the Dardanelles | 18 Mar 1915

Relieving the Ypres salient | 17 Mar 1915

The fleet in the Dardanelles is waiting for the weather. Having hurried from London, Sir Ian Hamilton has arrived to take a front-row seat. Meanwhile, Continue reading Relieving the Ypres salient | 17 Mar 1915

The Narrows | 16 Mar 1915

Change of command in the Dardanelles safely executed, Admiral de Roebeck opts not to tinker with the plan that Admiral Carden had developed before stepping Continue reading The Narrows | 16 Mar 1915

Admiral Carden | 15 Mar 1915

We’re down in the Dardanelles today. Active operations are on temporary hold, but there’s still plenty going on. Forcing of the Dardanelles To begin with, Continue reading Admiral Carden | 15 Mar 1915

Artillery shells | 13 Mar 1915

The bill arrives at GHQ for the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, but it’s not the price in lives that Sir John French is objecting to. Continue reading Artillery shells | 13 Mar 1915

Bois du Biez | Mauquissart | 11 Mar 1915

It’s the second day of the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, but that’s not all. We’re going to finish at the Dardanelles, but first we’re going Continue reading Bois du Biez | Mauquissart | 11 Mar 1915

Battle of Neuve Chapelle | 10 Mar 1915

The BEF takes its first serious offensive action in a long time today. Arguably since the start of the war, depending on how you feel Continue reading Battle of Neuve Chapelle | 10 Mar 1915

Machine guns | 07 Mar 1915

Time for the fleet in the Dardanelles to try something different again. Arthur Agius and his men arrive at Neuve Chapelle. Forcing of the Dardanelles Continue reading Machine guns | 07 Mar 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

Gabrielle D’Annunzio | 05 Mar 1915

It’s a pretty loaded day with plenty going on. We’ll be paying another visit to Italy to take a look at a highly singular public Continue reading Gabrielle D’Annunzio | 05 Mar 1915

Ghadir | Achi Baba | 03 Mar 1915

Is there any good news today for the Entente? What do you think? Let’s start in Champagne. First Champagne I wonder what Herbert Sulzbach thinks Continue reading Ghadir | Achi Baba | 03 Mar 1915

Nukhaila | 02 Mar 1915

Back to Mesopotamia today, on top of everything else. There’s precious little good news for the Entente. First Champagne General Joffre decides to cancel the Continue reading Nukhaila | 02 Mar 1915

Italian Army | 01 March 1915

All the latest from Champagne and the Dardanelles, and a look at the Italian Army as it prepares to mobilise. First Champagne French attacks continue, Continue reading Italian Army | 01 March 1915

Dardanelles | 27 Feb 1915

Everything that’s been happening, continues to happen. Sound off! Forcing of the Dardanelles Having efficiently reduced the outer forts at the Dardanelles, the fleet now Continue reading Dardanelles | 27 Feb 1915

Souain | 26 Feb 1915

Preparations continue for the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, as does bombardment of the Dardanelles. But it’s time to go to Champagne first, where the French Continue reading Souain | 26 Feb 1915

Enver and the Armenians | 25 Feb 1915

With the weather finally clear, the Royal Navy (and their French mates) are finally able to start bombarding the Dardanelles again. Meanwhile, Enver Pasha is Continue reading Enver and the Armenians | 25 Feb 1915

The French Army at Gallipoli | 23 Feb 1915

Here’s one of the little-known facts that I love about this war. Did you know that, by some accounts, the French Army at Gallipoli lost Continue reading The French Army at Gallipoli | 23 Feb 1915

Nyororo Island | 20 Feb 1915

It’s a busy old day. Amiens to Asia via Africa. It’s time to make another attempt on Konigsberg, in the absence of Churchill’s plan to Continue reading Nyororo Island | 20 Feb 1915

Sedd el Bahr | 19 Feb 1915

The Royal Navy’s “extended operations”, beginning today with a forcing of the Dardanelles and ending with the landing of troops in Constantinople, are supposed to Continue reading Sedd el Bahr | 19 Feb 1915

Forcing of the Dardanelles | 18 Feb 1915

The British fleet sets sail for the forcing of the Dardanelles. Alea iacta est. First Champagne Herbert Sulzbach is feeling rather optimistic. The fighting continues. Continue reading Forcing of the Dardanelles | 18 Feb 1915

First Champagne | 16 Feb 1915

The winter lull is well and truly over, and the war is heating up once more on all fronts. First Champagne is renewed today. Herbert Continue reading First Champagne | 16 Feb 1915