Planning the Brusilov Offensive | 18 May 1916

Brusilov Offensive Right, time now to return to the oft-neglected (on this blog; once again I’ll tell the story properly for the book) Eastern Front. Continue reading Planning the Brusilov Offensive | 18 May 1916

Smuts | Stewart | Fischer | 15 Mar 1916

Africa General Smuts is deeply, deeply unhappy that Colonel von Lettow-Vorbeck is sitting pretty at Kahe rather than walking into a gentleman’s captivity. When the Continue reading Smuts | Stewart | Fischer | 15 Mar 1916

Mount San Michele | Shelling | 14 Nov 1915

Fourth Isonzo After a murderous night of fighting, the Italians are still firmly installed in the trench system south of Mount San Michele that they Continue reading Mount San Michele | Shelling | 14 Nov 1915

Hohenzollern Redoubt | 2 Oct 1915

Western Front The Hohenzollern Redoubt is falling. Too many Germans with too many grenades, supported by too many Minenwerfers and too good a knowledge of Continue reading Hohenzollern Redoubt | 2 Oct 1915

DIY weapons | 07 Jan 1915

With everything that’s been happening continuing to happen, it’s time for a quick dekko at the history and current situation of mortars. A brief history Continue reading DIY weapons | 07 Jan 1915

Festubert | 23 Nov 1914

We’ve got a relatively minor action on the Western Front; events in the East continue as they were. Lodz The Russians attempt to complete their Continue reading Festubert | 23 Nov 1914

First Ypres | 18 Nov 1914

The exact end date of the First Battle of Ypres is up for negotiation, but today’s as good a day as any to review the Continue reading First Ypres | 18 Nov 1914