Commitments and orders | 20 Aug 1915

Lord Kitchener Lord Kitchener is distracting himself from the Gallipoli situation with a bracing visit to the Western Front. Once more he finds himself in Continue reading Commitments and orders | 20 Aug 1915

Alpine war | 27 July 1915

Siege of Saisi The Siege of Saisi continues, with infantry raids now supporting the artillery duel. A 320-strong relief force is on its way, most Continue reading Alpine war | 27 July 1915

Inspection | 8 July 1915

Kenneth Best There’s a highly important happening in the trenches of the 4th and 5th East Lancs. Kenneth Best is there with them. Word passed Continue reading Inspection | 8 July 1915

Sri Lanka | 28 May 1915

The Italian army bumbles into action, General Nixon continues trying to get someone to sign off on his Baghdad scheme, and the BEF resolves not Continue reading Sri Lanka | 28 May 1915

Shell Crisis | Rolling barrage | 17 May 1915

The ructions in the British government are coming at an absolutely terrible time. Clear oversight and direction is needed from the Army’s political masters in Continue reading Shell Crisis | Rolling barrage | 17 May 1915

Nukhaila | 09 Feb 1915

Back to Mesopotamia for an update. I’ll try to do it without saying “The situation continues to deteriorate”, as well. Wish me luck. Basra The Continue reading Nukhaila | 09 Feb 1915