Rhodesia | 25 Jun 1915

Fresh plans afoot in Africa for Colonel von Lettow-Vorbeck, and on Gallipoli for ANZAC commander General Birdwood. Louis Barthas We begin with a quick moment Continue reading Rhodesia | 25 Jun 1915

First Isonzo | Jun 24 1915

Today we have a little French strategy, a lot of Italian failure, and another dose of the horrors of war from Kenneth Best. First Isonzo Continue reading First Isonzo | Jun 24 1915

Stealing wine | 11 Jun 1915

What do you know, a quiet day! I have no idea what even to do with these any more. Gallipoli Looking in at the Ottoman Continue reading Stealing wine | 11 Jun 1915

Neuville | 10 Jun 1915

The Italians stop to think again, and the French find success of a sort at Second Artois. River Isonzo General Cadorna has now received enough Continue reading Neuville | 10 Jun 1915

The Rocca | Monfalcone | 09 Jun 1915

We’re mostly in Italy and Artois today, with a soupcon of flavour from Gallipoli. Kenneth Best We’ll start on Gallipoli, where Kenneth Best has already Continue reading The Rocca | Monfalcone | 09 Jun 1915

Balfour and the Landships | 8 Jun 1915

There’s a big question mark over the fate of the Landships Committee. With Winston Churchill out at the Admiralty, will he be able to protect Continue reading Balfour and the Landships | 8 Jun 1915

Flamethrower | 7 Jun 1915

At Second Artois, Louis Barthas gets attacked by a horrific new weapon. There’s also an update from Herbert Sulzbach, and an important decision is taken Continue reading Flamethrower | 7 Jun 1915

Dallas Moor’s VC | 6 Jun 1915

Second Artois, Third Krithia, and not for the first time. Heyyyy! Second Artois Having advanced into Neuville, the French seek now to advance left and Continue reading Dallas Moor’s VC | 6 Jun 1915

Second Artois | 5 Jun 1915

Third Krithia continues, Second Artois resumes. Reader discretion is advised because two of our correspondents are right in the thick of it and we are Continue reading Second Artois | 5 Jun 1915

Doublethink | 2 Jun 1915

Martial law is declared in Sri Lanka, Sir Ian Hamilton isn’t making much sense, and Louis Barthas is being buggered around. Sri Lanka Riots The Continue reading Doublethink | 2 Jun 1915

Shell Crisis | Portugal | 14 May 1915

It’s a tempestuous time to be in government. The Times is giving the British government a good kicking, and Alessandro Salandra has just threatened to Continue reading Shell Crisis | Portugal | 14 May 1915

Second Artois | 10 May 1915

General Haig would have liked to renew the Battle of Aubers Ridge today, but practical concerns (like not having any shells, and the large numbers Continue reading Second Artois | 10 May 1915

Camouflage Committee | 08 May 1915

It’s the eve of the latest big push on the Western Front, and the French Camouflage Committee has been doing its bit for the Battle Continue reading Camouflage Committee | 08 May 1915

Vimy | 02 Apr 1915

Today we’re going to do the “In April 1915…” round-up of news without a specific date. The planning for Second Artois is also beginning to Continue reading Vimy | 02 Apr 1915

Ypres salient | 21 Jan 1915

The wrangling between General Joffre and Sir John French over strategy continues, and not everyone in Germany is 100% behind recent war developments. Berliner Tageblatt Continue reading Ypres salient | 21 Jan 1915

First Artois | 17 Dec 1914

Spot the Difference: The hour of attack has sounded. After having contained the attack of the Germans, it is necessary now to smash them and Continue reading First Artois | 17 Dec 1914

Vimy | Dec 10 1914

The straggling Austro-Hungarians begin to sight the Serbian border, and we’re taking a closer look at the planned French offensive in Artois. Battle of Kolubara Continue reading Vimy | Dec 10 1914