Gardeners of Salonika? | 12 Dec 1915

Salonika All Entente troops who had crossed the border into Serbia are now back in Greece, which is good news for precisely nobody. It’s not Continue reading Gardeners of Salonika? | 12 Dec 1915

Louis Barthas’s Memorial | Gallipoli | 10 Dec 1915

Gallipoli Let us, at last, talk evacuation. The men on the ground have been preparing for it since General Monro recommended it; all they needed Continue reading Louis Barthas’s Memorial | Gallipoli | 10 Dec 1915

Caucasus | Kut | 9 Dec 1915

Siege of Kut With the Ottoman presence around Kut steadily increasing, one of their mid-ranking officers officers has a Good Idea. In the absence of Continue reading Caucasus | Kut | 9 Dec 1915

Never work with children or animals | 28 Oct 1915

The King Before we get into things today, let’s start with an extended metaphor. As we know, George V of Britain is in France at Continue reading Never work with children or animals | 28 Oct 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

John Kipling | 27 Sep 1915

Battle of Loos The BEF has one more card left to play as it searches for that elusive breakthrough of the German reserve line. The Continue reading John Kipling | 27 Sep 1915

Looking for Farbus | 26 Sep 1915

For the BEF at the Battle of Loos, see this post. Second Champagne Having achieved considerable success yesterday…the French Army comes to yet another ignominious Continue reading Looking for Farbus | 26 Sep 1915

Second Champagne | Third Artois | 25 Sep 1915

Sacre bleu, there’s so much to cover today that I’ve had to divide it into trois seperate posts! This is for the French Army at Continue reading Second Champagne | Third Artois | 25 Sep 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

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

Triumph | Shell Crisis | 25 May 1915

The word “Triumph” in that title does not, sadly, refer to any kind of victory. Before we can decode that, it’s to Artois and London Continue reading Triumph | Shell Crisis | 25 May 1915

Italy | Second Artois | 20 May 1915

The Italian parliament opens, the French Army begins slogging up Vimy Ridge, and there’s a new problem at ANZAC Cove. Second Artois The rain has Continue reading Italy | Second Artois | 20 May 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