Lemon’s Wheel | 6 Nov 1915

Gallipoli Lord Kitchener’s farcical journey to Gallipoli continues. Admiral Keyes has failed to make it to Marseilles in time to take ship with him. It Continue reading Lemon’s Wheel | 6 Nov 1915

Isonzo goes ever on and on | 5 Nov 1915

Third Isonzo The battle has been suspended. Time to pick up the pieces. That first of all means looking at the casualties. For the Italians, Continue reading Isonzo goes ever on and on | 5 Nov 1915

The end of Third Isonzo | 4 Nov 1915

Third Isonzo The already-ridiculous rainfall continues with even greater intensity, and now the writing’s on the wall for the battle. Any hope of an Italian Continue reading The end of Third Isonzo | 4 Nov 1915

War Committee | 3 Nov 1915

The British government and Gallipoli The British government hocks up a giant hairball and attempts to do something to assert a little control over the Continue reading War Committee | 3 Nov 1915

Never work with children or animals | 28 Oct 1915

The King Before we get into things today, let’s start with an extended metaphor. As we know, George V of Britain is in France at Continue reading Never work with children or animals | 28 Oct 1915

Krivolak | 17 Oct 1915

Serbia The Germans and Austro-Hungarians continue making steady progress. The course of the rivers Sava and Danube form a large pocket around Belgrade, and the Continue reading Krivolak | 17 Oct 1915

Vranje | Sir Ian Hamilton | 16 Oct 1915

Serbia The weather has calmed itself a little, and the northern German/Austro-Hungarian offensive continues making slow, steady progress, never pausing for enough time to allow Continue reading Vranje | Sir Ian Hamilton | 16 Oct 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

Second Artois | 10 May 1915

General Haig would have liked to renew the Battle of Aubers Ridge today, but practical concerns (like not having any shells, and the large numbers Continue reading Second Artois | 10 May 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

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

Relieving the Ypres salient | 17 Mar 1915

The fleet in the Dardanelles is waiting for the weather. Having hurried from London, Sir Ian Hamilton has arrived to take a front-row seat. Meanwhile, Continue reading Relieving the Ypres salient | 17 Mar 1915

Admiral Carden | 15 Mar 1915

We’re down in the Dardanelles today. Active operations are on temporary hold, but there’s still plenty going on. Forcing of the Dardanelles To begin with, Continue reading Admiral Carden | 15 Mar 1915

Bois du Biez | Mauquissart | 11 Mar 1915

It’s the second day of the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, but that’s not all. We’re going to finish at the Dardanelles, but first we’re going Continue reading Bois du Biez | Mauquissart | 11 Mar 1915