French landings at Gallipoli? | 30 Aug 1915

Army of the Near East In a desperate attempt to hit a note that was something other than “utterly depressing” yesterday, I mentioned that Sir Continue reading French landings at Gallipoli? | 30 Aug 1915

Water at Suvla Bay | 11 Aug 1915

Same as yesterday; but this time, let’s take Gallipoli first. Suvla Bay The bungling continues unabated. General Stopford blithely describes the battalions thrown against Scimitar Continue reading Water at Suvla Bay | 11 Aug 1915

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

Gallipoli landings | 26 Apr 1915

It’s another stacked day, and it’s Day 2 of the Gallipoli landings. There are developments in almost all the sectors (excepting S Beach, which remains Continue reading Gallipoli landings | 26 Apr 1915

First day at Gallipoli | 25 Apr 1915

The title speaks for itself. Today the British Empire lands on Gallipoli, and that must be our focus. It needs so much space that for Continue reading First day at Gallipoli | 25 Apr 1915

Armenian Genocide | 24 Apr 1915

We’re checking in at Ypres and Gallipoli, where the troops have now set sail. However, today is usually recognised as the start of the Armenian Continue reading Armenian Genocide | 24 Apr 1915

The plan for Gallipoli | 11 Apr 1915

It’s time for another look at wider French strategy. The Friendly Feldwebel gets a new boss. But the most important thing to note is that Continue reading The plan for Gallipoli | 11 Apr 1915

The wedding man | 03 Apr 1915

We’ve got a great funny story from the British home front, while Sir Ian Hamilton’s diary continues to make fascinating reading as the anatomy of Continue reading The wedding man | 03 Apr 1915

Gramophone warfare | 23 Mar 1915

I believe this is the first day of the blog where the “Actions in Progress” column is empty. “Wastage” continues everywhere, mind you. The butcher’s Continue reading Gramophone warfare | 23 Mar 1915

Caterpillar tracks | 04 March 1915

All the usual war news, plus an update from the Landships Committee. First Champagne Still going badly for the French. Herbert Sulzbach notes laconically that Continue reading Caterpillar tracks | 04 March 1915

Souain | 26 Feb 1915

Preparations continue for the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, as does bombardment of the Dardanelles. But it’s time to go to Champagne first, where the French Continue reading Souain | 26 Feb 1915

Enver and the Armenians | 25 Feb 1915

With the weather finally clear, the Royal Navy (and their French mates) are finally able to start bombarding the Dardanelles again. Meanwhile, Enver Pasha is Continue reading Enver and the Armenians | 25 Feb 1915

Sedd el Bahr | 19 Feb 1915

The Royal Navy’s “extended operations”, beginning today with a forcing of the Dardanelles and ending with the landing of troops in Constantinople, are supposed to Continue reading Sedd el Bahr | 19 Feb 1915

Forcing of the Dardanelles | 18 Feb 1915

The British fleet sets sail for the forcing of the Dardanelles. Alea iacta est. First Champagne Herbert Sulzbach is feeling rather optimistic. The fighting continues. Continue reading Forcing of the Dardanelles | 18 Feb 1915