Kowel | Pozieres | 24 Jul 1916

Battle of the Somme The Battle of the Somme is congealing again. Not that it moved very far on the 23rd, mind you. A satirical Continue reading Kowel | Pozieres | 24 Jul 1916

Italian Front | Self-propelled guns | 22 Mar 1916

Italian Front The Italian Front is apparently settling back down into business as usual. General Cadorna’s headquarters in Udine is quietly picking up the pieces Continue reading Italian Front | Self-propelled guns | 22 Mar 1916

The bird in Mansell Copse | 17 Mar 1916

Kahe So, as we saw on the 14th, there’s a major problem for the men in German East Africa at Kahe. They’ve had a pause Continue reading The bird in Mansell Copse | 17 Mar 1916

Lukuga | Greece | 2 Dec 1915

Quick note: the gap back to the 28th should be filled in by tomorrow. It’s been a busy week. Anyway. Lukuga Back to Lake Tanganyika! Continue reading Lukuga | Greece | 2 Dec 1915

Battle of Es Sinn | 28 Sep 1915

Let’s try to break out from the Western Front a little, shall we? The other theatres of the war have obligingly kept quiet these past Continue reading Battle of Es Sinn | 28 Sep 1915

Legacy of the Konigsberg | 18 July 1915

Konigsberg Having finally succeeded in ending the Konigsberg, Admiral King-Hall has now found himself carrying the can for the failure to put her to bed Continue reading Legacy of the Konigsberg | 18 July 1915

End of the Konigsberg | Donkeys | 11 July 1915

Kenneth Best On Gallipoli, Kenneth Best hears some worrying news. No service possible owing to troop movements. Something big is impending. Staff men galloping about, Continue reading End of the Konigsberg | Donkeys | 11 July 1915

Konigsberg | 6 July 1915

Gallipoli With the Battle of Gully Ravine over, the Ottomans take the opportunity to reshuffle their command structure at Cape Helles. The defence has been Continue reading Konigsberg | 6 July 1915

Battle of Gully Ravine | 05 July 1915

Isonzo At Mount San Michele, the Austro-Hungarians’ mostest get there firstest. General Cadorna has waffled too long, and thrown away his only chance of having Continue reading Battle of Gully Ravine | 05 July 1915

Mount San Michele | 04 July 1914

We’ve got a real rarity today; a serious chance of a breakthrough on the Italian Front! Battle of Gully Ravine It’s another quiet day, with Continue reading Mount San Michele | 04 July 1914

Landship prototype | Hetherington | Jun 30 1915

Important trials in Britain today for both a prototype landship and the Stokes mortar, the French Empire troops on Gallipoli win another limited victory, and Continue reading Landship prototype | Hetherington | Jun 30 1915

Piet Pretorius | 18 Jun 1915

It’s the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, and a few of our British correspondents pause for a moment to make note of it, Continue reading Piet Pretorius | 18 Jun 1915

Severn | Mersey | 3 Jun 1915

Free of Churchill’s influence, the Royal Navy has resorted to a rather more sane solution to the Konigsberg problem than setting the entire river on Continue reading Severn | Mersey | 3 Jun 1915

Second Ypres | Konigsberg | 25 Apr 1915

The major event of today is the Gallipoli landings. They’re so extensive that they get their own post. Here we deal with events at Second Continue reading Second Ypres | Konigsberg | 25 Apr 1915

Vimy | 02 Apr 1915

Today we’re going to do the “In April 1915…” round-up of news without a specific date. The planning for Second Artois is also beginning to Continue reading Vimy | 02 Apr 1915

Adriatic | 28 Feb 1915

February judders to an end with little new occurring and little chance of anything getting better for the forseeable future. We’ll take a leisurely journey Continue reading Adriatic | 28 Feb 1915

Nyororo Island | 20 Feb 1915

It’s a busy old day. Amiens to Asia via Africa. It’s time to make another attempt on Konigsberg, in the absence of Churchill’s plan to Continue reading Nyororo Island | 20 Feb 1915

Mafia | 08 Jan 1915

No, not the Cosa Nostra. The Mafia we’re interested in is a small island off the coast of German East Africa. Mafia More specifically, it’s Continue reading Mafia | 08 Jan 1915

The Christmas Truce, and more | Dec 25 1914

We’ll get to the one thing everyone knows about in due course. However, before we do that, I’d like to set it in its proper Continue reading The Christmas Truce, and more | Dec 25 1914

Givenchy | 21 Dec 1914

It’s mostly another “more of the same” day. The French Army continues flinging itself on the German guns. Enver Pasha’s cunning plan is about to Continue reading Givenchy | 21 Dec 1914

Kolubara | 05 Dec 1914

The Serbian counter-attack just keeps on going; and a turn of bad fortune for the British down in Africa. Konigsberg Today ends Herbert Dennis Cutler’s Continue reading Kolubara | 05 Dec 1914

Bombing | 21 Nov 1914

Today is another important day in the story of military aviation. Sub-Lieutenant Herbert Dennis Cutler returns to the air in Africa, and a raid is Continue reading Bombing | 21 Nov 1914

Rufiji Delta | Basra | 19 Nov 1914

Once again, we have a day light on action on the Western Front, and plenty to talk about elsewhere. Konigsberg There’s been a lot of Continue reading Rufiji Delta | Basra | 19 Nov 1914

Menin Road | 10 Nov 1914

Back to Flanders. Back to First Ypres. And back, in the end, to the Menin Road. One more push here will surely break the stubborn Continue reading Menin Road | 10 Nov 1914

Francis Orme | 07 Nov 1914

The British Official history notes that “The 7th November was misty and marked the definite commencement of winter weather. Henceforth, mud seriously interfered with operations, Continue reading Francis Orme | 07 Nov 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

Konigsberg | Albert | 26 Sep 1914

Have I said enough times yet how inaccurate “Race to the Sea” is? It’d be like calling a football match “Race to the Sideline”. Anyway, Continue reading Konigsberg | Albert | 26 Sep 1914

Flirey | Konigsberg | 19 Sep 1914

More action on the Western Front; and we return to Africa and SMS Konigsberg, last seen hiding from the Royal Navy at Salale. Konigsberg and Continue reading Flirey | Konigsberg | 19 Sep 1914