Behaviour Modification | Petain’s worries | 12 Jun 1916

Behaviour Modification The Sunny Subaltern may not be around to participate, but the Battle of Mont Sorrel is due to go off tomorrow. Since the Continue reading Behaviour Modification | Petain’s worries | 12 Jun 1916

Kraljevo | 27 Oct 1915

Serbia Now in the face of a coordinated three-power assault, the Serbian line in the north is beginning to crack and give way. Zajecar is Continue reading Kraljevo | 27 Oct 1915

Deception | 17 Sep 1915

Deception One of the more persistent myths about the war, as General Melchett embodies, is the idea that the generals not only refused to believe Continue reading Deception | 17 Sep 1915

Unrestricted submarine warfare | 04 Feb 1915

There’s still activity at the Suez Canal, and then after that we’re going to go and look at the intricacies of maritime law! Isn’t that Continue reading Unrestricted submarine warfare | 04 Feb 1915

Nyasaland | 22 Jan 1915

We’re heading deep into the British Empire today, to Nyasaland (now Malawi). The regime in Nyasaland is an excellent subject to raise with anyone who Continue reading Nyasaland | 22 Jan 1915

Britain in 1915 | 3 Jan 1915

At the risk of being Anglo-centric, today is an excellent day to stop and consider what Britain will be doing this year in the war. Continue reading Britain in 1915 | 3 Jan 1915

Messines | Menin | 19 Oct 1914

The pendulum is swinging back towards the Germans. Their latest major offensive begins today, from La Bassee, through Armentieres and Messines, to Menin and Roulers, Continue reading Messines | Menin | 19 Oct 1914

Yser | 16 Oct 1914

It’s a big day in Flanders.  The Allies make several important gains, and the Germans begin their advance against the Belgian last-ditch positions on the Continue reading Yser | 16 Oct 1914

St Mihiel | Arras | 30 Sep 1914

Another bad day to be French. Or Belgian. Or a Navy reservist. Let’s go to St Mihiel first. St Mihiel/Verdun/Meuse Bad news for the French; Continue reading St Mihiel | Arras | 30 Sep 1914

U-9 | Papeete | Madras | 22 Sep 1914

There’s a major action on the Western Front, but today is a Navy day. A Kaiserliche Marine day at that, as U-9 arguably changes the Continue reading U-9 | Papeete | Madras | 22 Sep 1914

Marne | Grand Couronne | 10 Sep 1914

A day of endings in the West, at the Marne and Grand Couronne, while battles continue to rage in the East. The Marne It’s reputed Continue reading Marne | Grand Couronne | 10 Sep 1914