Rawa | Lanrezac | Sep 3 1914

It’s a rare quiet day for the men on the Great Retreat; the major bloodshed today is at Headquarters. However, it is a violent one Continue reading Rawa | Lanrezac | Sep 3 1914

St Quentin | 29 August 1914

A French offensive at St Quentin is our focus today; and there’s also big wins and losses for both sides in the East. Let’s get Continue reading St Quentin | 29 August 1914

Battles of the Frontiers | 21 Aug 1914

We’re now finishing the opening skirmishes and tipping headlong into the first major battles. In two days’ time, there’ll be heavy fighting on the Eastern Continue reading Battles of the Frontiers | 21 Aug 1914

Germans in Belgium | 19 Aug 1914

Western Front Aerial reconaissance proves its importance today, and not for the last time. French planes have been up all day, and both they and Continue reading Germans in Belgium | 19 Aug 1914

General Grierson comes to grief | 17 Aug 1914

Battle of Stalluponen A number of commanders in the German Eighth Army have had a rush of blood to the head. Their orders are to Continue reading General Grierson comes to grief | 17 Aug 1914

Battle of Cer | 16 Aug 1914

Battle of Lorraine The Germans evacuate Sarrebourg. 1st Army moves cautiously towards the city, and 2nd Army receives orders to keep in contact but begin Continue reading Battle of Cer | 16 Aug 1914

Trains and Lorraines | 15 Aug 1914

Well, to be fair, there’s only one Lorraine. I do hope you’re not disappointed by my false advertising. Battle of Lorraine The Germans continue to Continue reading Trains and Lorraines | 15 Aug 1914

Soixante-quinze | 14 Aug 1914

Battle of Lorraine Plan XVII, and the war on the Western Front, begins in earnest today. Two French armies are rumbling into action. 1st Army Continue reading Soixante-quinze | 14 Aug 1914

Invasion of Serbia | 12 Aug 1914

Naval news Karlsruhe has arrived at Curacao and starts coaling again. Meanwhile, in the Pacific, the Royal Navy has rocked up at Yap, in the Continue reading Invasion of Serbia | 12 Aug 1914