Capture of Chunuk Bair | 8 Aug 1915

There’s a couple of things to round up before we get stuck into the shambles at Gallipoli again. And, whisper it gently, but we’ve actually Continue reading Capture of Chunuk Bair | 8 Aug 1915

Logistics on Gallipoli | 22 July 1915

Kronborg Almost in passing, a small party of sailors from the Royal Navy drop in at Mansa Bay, the final resting place of the Kronborg. Continue reading Logistics on Gallipoli | 22 July 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

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

My pink half of the drainpipe | 29 Apr 1915

And breathe. With the failure of First Krithia, General Hunter-Weston orders the men at Cape Helles to dig in and rest. We’re also going outside Continue reading My pink half of the drainpipe | 29 Apr 1915

Landing craft | 19 Apr 1915

The Battle of Hill 60 (Belgium) continues, General Joffre pontificates again, and a closer look at the landing craft for Gallipoli. Hammer blows Many letters Continue reading Landing craft | 19 Apr 1915

Gallipoli | 18th Apr 1915

Final preparations for Gallipoli are now underway. The Battle of Hill 60 (Belgium), which I’m calling that to distinguish it from the Battle of Hill Continue reading Gallipoli | 18th Apr 1915

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

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