Haricot | Attrition | 21 Jun 1915

Battle of Bukoba General Tighe has managed to assemble a force of some 1,500 rifles (and their much larger entourage of deemed-expendable African porters) for Continue reading Haricot | Attrition | 21 Jun 1915

Battle of Bellewaarde | 16 Jun 1915

After yesterday’s day of final preparation, there’s an awful lot of attacks going off, and awfully little being achieved by them. To France! Second Artois Continue reading Battle of Bellewaarde | 16 Jun 1915

Triumph | Shell Crisis | 25 May 1915

The word “Triumph” in that title does not, sadly, refer to any kind of victory. Before we can decode that, it’s to Artois and London Continue reading Triumph | Shell Crisis | 25 May 1915

Boirault machine | Battle of Festubert | May 18 1915

It’s the turn of the French to trial a ridiculous impractical machine, the Ottomans prepare to attack ANZAC Cove, and a British sergeant has a Continue reading Boirault machine | Battle of Festubert | May 18 1915

Second Krithia | Lusitania | 07 May 1915

Lots to talk about today. Not least the sinking of a rather large ship. Let’s get to it. Second Krithia General Hunter-Weston doubles down, ordering Continue reading Second Krithia | Lusitania | 07 May 1915

Shaiba | 10 Apr 1915

It’s a busy day. Mesopotamia! Africa! Champagne! Landships! Diplomacy! St Mihiel! Off we go! Friendly Feldwebel The Friendly Feldwebel comes out of the line again, Continue reading Shaiba | 10 Apr 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

Landships Committee | 22 Feb 1915

A few days ago, we saw the establishment of an important committee in France, to develop military camouflage. Today sees the establishment of a different Continue reading Landships Committee | 22 Feb 1915

Jasin | Landships | 18 Jan 1915

Colonel von Lettow-Vorbeck fights a pitched battle in Africa. In London, one W. Churchill is bored with the War Office’s lack of urgency around building Continue reading Jasin | Landships | 18 Jan 1915

Landships | 28 Dec 1914

We’ve got a quieter day today, even down in the Caucasus. However, important events are still afoot! Nieuport The Belgians have continued attacking over the Continue reading Landships | 28 Dec 1914

Jam-tin bombs | Landships | 1 Dec 1914

The Eastern Front is about to boil over again; both Russia and Austria-Hungary are shuffling men around near Krakow and the Carpathians. There’s also some Continue reading Jam-tin bombs | Landships | 1 Dec 1914