Mahendra Pratap | 17 Apr 1915

The Germans have held out hope for quite some time now that they can forment revolution in India and tear the British Empire apart. We’re Continue reading Mahendra Pratap | 17 Apr 1915

Singapore Mutiny | 15 Feb 1915

We’re heading all the way to Singapore today to catch up with the 5th Light Infantry; but we’re going there by way of Champagne and Continue reading Singapore Mutiny | 15 Feb 1915

Battle of Sarikamis | 22 Dec 1914

The Ottoman troops start advancing towards Sarikamis. Time for Enver Pasha to find out how much of a military genius he is. Battle of Sarikamis Continue reading Battle of Sarikamis | 22 Dec 1914

Advancing without fighting | 30 Nov 1914

More arsing around in Africa.  The French preparations for attack continue; and they help us answer the question “how do you advance without fighting?” Dar-es-Salaam Continue reading Advancing without fighting | 30 Nov 1914

Dar-es-Salaam | Miranshah | 29 Nov 1914

The focus remains on India, Serbia and Africa, as the Western Front simmers nastily. Affair of Miranshah We’re still extremely diffy on information about this Continue reading Dar-es-Salaam | Miranshah | 29 Nov 1914

Afghanistan | 28 Nov 1914

Yeah, you heard me.  Afghanistan. There’s very little information available about today’s events in the North-West Frontier of India, but we’ll do the best we Continue reading Afghanistan | 28 Nov 1914

Trench foot | 27 Nov 1914

It’s another relatively quiet day, so I’m dipping into my Big Bag of Topics to Pull Out on Relatively Quiet Days. A quick rummage gives Continue reading Trench foot | 27 Nov 1914

Festubert | 23 Nov 1914

We’ve got a relatively minor action on the Western Front; events in the East continue as they were. Lodz The Russians attempt to complete their Continue reading Festubert | 23 Nov 1914

Kilimanjaro | Nov 03 1914

The Ypres salient broods ominously. German guns are firing all along it, hammering its defenders again and again. The Germans are rather unsportingly remaining in Continue reading Kilimanjaro | Nov 03 1914

Wytschaete | Caucasus | 2 Nov 1914

Russia and the Ottoman Empire finally get round to formally declaring war on each other today. They’re about to open hostilities on a completely new Continue reading Wytschaete | Caucasus | 2 Nov 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

Arras | 3 Oct 1914

Back to the Western Front, where there’s a serious development at Arras. Arras French troops are pouring hodge-podge into the line in front of Arras. Continue reading Arras | 3 Oct 1914

Middle East | 2 Oct 1914

As the war continues to tick over, let’s have a look at the situation in the Middle East and the Mediterranean, with Italy and the Continue reading Middle East | 2 Oct 1914

U-9 | Papeete | Madras | 22 Sep 1914

There’s a major action on the Western Front, but today is a Navy day. A Kaiserliche Marine day at that, as U-9 arguably changes the Continue reading U-9 | Papeete | Madras | 22 Sep 1914

Marne | Grand Couronne | 10 Sep 1914

A day of endings in the West, at the Marne and Grand Couronne, while battles continue to rage in the East. The Marne It’s reputed Continue reading Marne | Grand Couronne | 10 Sep 1914