Forts | Erzurum | Douaumont | 8 Feb 1916

Erzurum Offensive Back now to the Caucasus, where General Yudenich has been waiting for the right moment to attempt to capture Erzurum. Let’s recap: Erzurum Continue reading Forts | Erzurum | Douaumont | 8 Feb 1916

Fourth Isonzo | Mitrovica | 11 Nov 1915

Fourth Isonzo Once more unto the breach, dear friends. Once more, or close the wall up with Italian dead. General Cadorna has at least restricted Continue reading Fourth Isonzo | Mitrovica | 11 Nov 1915

Landings at Suvla Bay | 1 Aug 1915

Attacks at Gallipoli: Landings at Suvla With just under a week to go before the men go into battle, let’s finally examine in detail the Continue reading Landings at Suvla Bay | 1 Aug 1915

JRR Tolkien | 28 Jun 1915

This post deals with most of what happened on the 28th, except the beginning of the Battle of Gully Ravine. That’s covered in this separate Continue reading JRR Tolkien | 28 Jun 1915

Blooding the pups | 27 Jun 1915

A comedy interlude from Mesopotamia, and then a blood-boiling one from Gallipoli as the MEF prepares for yet another attack. Nasiriya The latest sailing expedition Continue reading Blooding the pups | 27 Jun 1915

The Devil’s Hole | 25 Mar 1915

Let’s catch up with our pet Germans. The Friendly Feldwebel is going back up the line and has drawn the shortest of short straws, but Continue reading The Devil’s Hole | 25 Mar 1915

Bois du Biez | Mauquissart | 11 Mar 1915

It’s the second day of the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, but that’s not all. We’re going to finish at the Dardanelles, but first we’re going Continue reading Bois du Biez | Mauquissart | 11 Mar 1915

Souain | 26 Feb 1915

Preparations continue for the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, as does bombardment of the Dardanelles. But it’s time to go to Champagne first, where the French Continue reading Souain | 26 Feb 1915