Parcels for the dead | 30 Sep 1915

Autumn offensive Today is a mostly quiet day. Second Champagne is put on hold as it becomes apparent that news of a breakthrough was in Continue reading Parcels for the dead | 30 Sep 1915

The eve of battle | 24 Sep 1915

Third Artois With just 24 hours until the great autumn offensive on the Western Front, you may recall that the weather has broken and it’s Continue reading The eve of battle | 24 Sep 1915

Third Artois | 4 Sep 1915

Iron Hindenburg On the home front, the Vienna-conceived fundraising exercise of building giant wooden nail figures to raise money for war widows is rapidly spreading Continue reading Third Artois | 4 Sep 1915

Haig gets it right | 29 July 1915

Battle of Malazgirt The Russian Army is evacuating Van. Some will retreat to the Eleskirt Valley, and others will head for Persia instead. The vast Continue reading Haig gets it right | 29 July 1915

Neuve Chapelle | 09 Mar 1915

Eighteen hours to go until the start of the Battle of Neuve Chapelle. The heavy artillery is just arriving, right in the very nick of Continue reading Neuve Chapelle | 09 Mar 1915

Antwerp | 7 Oct 1914

Back to Richard Tobin and his Royal Naval Division mates in the ‘trenches’ at Antwerp. Antwerp Antwerp is a lost cause. The Belgian field army Continue reading Antwerp | 7 Oct 1914