Bulgaria | 26 May 1915

Bulgaria is currently in the enviable position of entertaining diplomatic overtures from both sides, who are quite convinced that of only they can bring the Continue reading Bulgaria | 26 May 1915

Fokker | George Bemand | 23 May 1915

There’s a trailblazer in the Royal Artillery, and the Italian war machine is spluttering uncertainly into life. We’re starting in the skies above the Western Continue reading Fokker | George Bemand | 23 May 1915

The Diggers | 21 May 1915

With no developments anywhere worth talking about (the French continue marching up Vimy Ridge six inches at a time, etc and anon), most of the Continue reading The Diggers | 21 May 1915

Van | Tyrol | 16 May 1915

We’re away from the Western Front today. First we’re off to Armenia, then the Italo-Austrian border, and finally back to the Friendly Feldwebel by way Continue reading Van | Tyrol | 16 May 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

Goliath | U-boats | 13 May 1915

The sinking of Goliath has unsurprisingly dropped a massive bombshell into the situation at Gallipoli. We’re looking at the inevitable ructions. Meanwhile, things are even Continue reading Goliath | U-boats | 13 May 1915

Amara | Second Artois | 11 May 1915

Today we’re mostly catching up with more of our blokes, although we do also have quite a few developments. Let’s get away from the Western Continue reading Amara | Second Artois | 11 May 1915

Hermagor | Vimy Ridge | 03 May 1915

Oh great, we’ve got yet more goddamn battles starting. Not only do we have Second Ypres ready to heat up again, Gallipoli smouldering nastily, and Continue reading Hermagor | Vimy Ridge | 03 May 1915

Return to Ypres | Woevre | 12 Apr 1915

A look at what “taking over the Ypres salient” actually entails, the French try again for a breakthrough at the Battle of Woevre, and the Continue reading Return to Ypres | Woevre | 12 Apr 1915

The plan for Gallipoli | 11 Apr 1915

It’s time for another look at wider French strategy. The Friendly Feldwebel gets a new boss. But the most important thing to note is that Continue reading The plan for Gallipoli | 11 Apr 1915

Shaiba | 10 Apr 1915

It’s a busy day. Mesopotamia! Africa! Champagne! Landships! Diplomacy! St Mihiel! Off we go! Friendly Feldwebel The Friendly Feldwebel comes out of the line again, Continue reading Shaiba | 10 Apr 1915

Hand-to-hand fighting | 07 Apr 1915

We’re spending today on the ground with our pet Germans. First, the Friendly Feldwebel is preparing for a night attack out of the Devil’s Hole. Continue reading Hand-to-hand fighting | 07 Apr 1915

Les Eparges | 06 Apr 1915

Let’s see what the French managed to achieve yesterday at Les Eparges, shall we? Elsewhere, the German Sapper continues trying not to die, the Friendly Continue reading Les Eparges | 06 Apr 1915

Vimy | 02 Apr 1915

Today we’re going to do the “In April 1915…” round-up of news without a specific date. The planning for Second Artois is also beginning to Continue reading Vimy | 02 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

Split | 27 Mar 1915

Haggling continues between Italy, the Entente, and Austria-Hungary; the port of Split is proving a sticking point. The Friendly Feldwebel is still deep in the Continue reading Split | 27 Mar 1915

Shell-holes | 26 Mar 1915

We’re spending today with the blokes. There’s just space here for me to note that Sir Ian Hamilton has now arrived at Cairo and set Continue reading Shell-holes | 26 Mar 1915

Dalmatia | 20 Mar 1915

The senior officers at the Dardanelles are becalmed in their cabins as the storm rages outside their portholes. The Entente sends an official response to Continue reading Dalmatia | 20 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

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

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