Shooting competitions | 12 Jun 1915

It’s a grisly day today; there’s civilian atrocities all over the shop, there’s fresh fighting being planned at Ypres, and living conditions on Gallipoli are Continue reading Shooting competitions | 12 Jun 1915

Ypres | 1 Jun 1915

We’re checking in with the situation at Ypres today. The Italians continue blundering around on Mount Mrzli, and the riots in Sri Lanka are spreading Continue reading Ypres | 1 Jun 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

Italy | Second Artois | 20 May 1915

The Italian parliament opens, the French Army begins slogging up Vimy Ridge, and there’s a new problem at ANZAC Cove. Second Artois The rain has Continue reading Italy | Second Artois | 20 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

Shell Crisis | Portugal | 14 May 1915

It’s a tempestuous time to be in government. The Times is giving the British government a good kicking, and Alessandro Salandra has just threatened to Continue reading Shell Crisis | Portugal | 14 May 1915

Gurkha Bluff | Goliath | 12 May 1915

It’s a busy day on Gallipoli. While most of the blokes get on with the serious business of trying not to die, the Gurkhas are Continue reading Gurkha Bluff | Goliath | 12 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

Second Krithia | Lusitania | 07 May 1915

Lots to talk about today. Not least the sinking of a rather large ship. Let’s get to it. Second Krithia General Hunter-Weston doubles down, ordering Continue reading Second Krithia | Lusitania | 07 May 1915

Second Krithia | 06 May 1915

If madness is doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different result…here comes the Second Battle of Krithia. Sir Ian Hamilton knows Continue reading Second Krithia | 06 May 1915

Windhoek | Hill 60 | 5 May 1915

These are busy days indeed. Today’s new developments, in addition to everything else that’s been happening, come in German South-West Africa (Namibia) and at Hill Continue reading Windhoek | Hill 60 | 5 May 1915

Mombasa | Italy | 04 May 1915

Everything that’s been happening continues to happen, and we’ve also got major developments in Africa and in Italy. Mombasa The Legion of Frontiersmen has landed Continue reading Mombasa | Italy | 04 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

Gorlice-Tarnow | The Nek | 2 May 1915

The tales of Gallipoli and Second Ypres continue, but for the first time in far too long, the main focus of a daily post puts Continue reading Gorlice-Tarnow | The Nek | 2 May 1915