Smuts | Kondoa | 4 May 1916

Smuts and Kondoa Just about the only news today is from Kondoa Irangi, where General Smuts has gone forward to see how utterly terrible things Continue reading Smuts | Kondoa | 4 May 1916

Kut surrenders | Easter Rising | 29 Apr 1916

Surrender of Kut General Townshend is apparently too sick to surrender personally. He is, however, apparently well enough to issue one last message to the Continue reading Kut surrenders | Easter Rising | 29 Apr 1916

Negotiating for Kut | Hulluch | 27 Apr 1916

Siege of Kut Today General Townshend attempts to open negotiations for his surrender. I say “attempts” advisedly, since he spends a great deal of time Continue reading Negotiating for Kut | Hulluch | 27 Apr 1916

Vaux | Souville | Baratov | 1 Apr 1916

Battle of Verdun The German Fifth Army has begun to focus large amounts of artillery fire on Fort Vaux and Fort Souville. Their next big Continue reading Vaux | Souville | Baratov | 1 Apr 1916

Tank Supply Committee | 13 Feb 1916

Battle of Verdun The rain continues. No battle today. Instead, another demonstration outside Frise, and one at Hooge Crater. Erzurum Offensive It’s yet another good Continue reading Tank Supply Committee | 13 Feb 1916

Flamethrowers at Hooge | 30 July 1915

Herbert Sulzbach Sulzbach is heading back to that lovely war with his new gun battery. Entrain for the Western Front. Our Battery Commander is Lt Continue reading Flamethrowers at Hooge | 30 July 1915

Haig gets it right | 29 July 1915

Battle of Malazgirt The Russian Army is evacuating Van. Some will retreat to the Eleskirt Valley, and others will head for Persia instead. The vast Continue reading Haig gets it right | 29 July 1915

Second Isonzo | 23 July 1915

Battle of Malazgirt General Oganovski’s meagre reserves are thrown right into the heat of battle today. Most of them are raw and green and are, Continue reading Second Isonzo | 23 July 1915

Ammonal at Hooge | 14 Jul 1914

Affair of Mbyuni In Africa, we’ll hopefully remember that General Tighe has just ordered an attack on Mbyuni, hoping to stem the tide of attacks Continue reading Ammonal at Hooge | 14 Jul 1914

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

Monfalcone | Bellewaarde | 24 May 1915

The Italian army marches across the border with its bootlaces tied together, the Germans make one final attempt to renew Second Ypres, someone in their Continue reading Monfalcone | Bellewaarde | 24 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

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

Gheluvelt | 31 Oct 1914

Sir John French would, in later life, rate the 31st of October 1914 as being the worst day of his life, containing the worst half Continue reading Gheluvelt | 31 Oct 1914

First Ypres | 30 Oct 1914

The day begins with French orders to renew the assault on Poelcappelle, sure that the Germans are about to crack.  The day ends with the Continue reading First Ypres | 30 Oct 1914

Polygon Wood | 25 Oct 1914

The German hammer comes down on the Yser again. They’re slowly expanding their bridgehead at Nieuport, and yet again they throw everything they have at Continue reading Polygon Wood | 25 Oct 1914