Sannaiyat | Lolkisale | 6 Apr 1916

Apologies for the rather disjointed update schedule of late. Stick with it; hopefully we’ll get back on terms by next week. Anyway. Siege of Kut Continue reading Sannaiyat | Lolkisale | 6 Apr 1916

Submarines | Sussex | 24 Mar 1916

German submarines and Sussex When last we considered German submarine policy, we found a hilariously badly-conceived compromise. On the one hand we had General von Continue reading Submarines | Sussex | 24 Mar 1916

The Wadi | Durazzo | 11 Jan 1916

Siege of Kut We begin in Mesopotamia, where the weather has finally cleared enough to allow the Royal Flying Corps, after a prolonged period on Continue reading The Wadi | Durazzo | 11 Jan 1916

General Hunter-Weston | 20 Jul 1915

Second Isonzo The grand old Duke of Aosta has succeeded in marching his ten thousand men to the top of the hill. (Well, after disease Continue reading General Hunter-Weston | 20 Jul 1915

Legacy of the Konigsberg | 18 July 1915

Konigsberg Having finally succeeded in ending the Konigsberg, Admiral King-Hall has now found himself carrying the can for the failure to put her to bed Continue reading Legacy of the Konigsberg | 18 July 1915

Namibia | 9 July 1915

German South-West Africa The German Empire troops surrender. South Africa now takes control of Namibia and will spend the next 70-odd years squatting there and Continue reading Namibia | 9 July 1915

Malazgirt | 26 Jun 1915

Back to the Caucasus today. It’s not been quiet, as such; it’s just been full of large bodies of men concentrating, provisioning themselves, and then Continue reading Malazgirt | 26 Jun 1915

Haricot | Quadrilateral | 14 Jun 1915

It’s rather a French day, with Louis Barthas’s continued travails, an attack being planned on Gallipoli, and extensive underground efforts on the Western Front. Les Continue reading Haricot | Quadrilateral | 14 Jun 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

Bulgaria | 26 May 1915

Bulgaria is currently in the enviable position of entertaining diplomatic overtures from both sides, who are quite convinced that of only they can bring the Continue reading Bulgaria | 26 May 1915

Monfalcone | Bellewaarde | 24 May 1915

The Italian army marches across the border with its bootlaces tied together, the Germans make one final attempt to renew Second Ypres, someone in their Continue reading Monfalcone | Bellewaarde | 24 May 1915

Boirault machine | Battle of Festubert | May 18 1915

It’s the turn of the French to trial a ridiculous impractical machine, the Ottomans prepare to attack ANZAC Cove, and a British sergeant has a Continue reading Boirault machine | Battle of Festubert | May 18 1915

Gorizia | Lake Tanganyika | 21 Apr 1915

There’s been a lot happening on the Western Front recently. Today is a day where we can pause for a moment and widen our horizons Continue reading Gorizia | Lake Tanganyika | 21 Apr 1915

Shelling of Ypres | 20 Apr 1915

It’s a busy day in the Ypres salient. Ypres itself is about to take a pounding, and the Battle of Hill 60 (Belgium) continues. Defence Continue reading Shelling of Ypres | 20 Apr 1915

Hand-to-hand fighting | 07 Apr 1915

We’re spending today on the ground with our pet Germans. First, the Friendly Feldwebel is preparing for a night attack out of the Devil’s Hole. Continue reading Hand-to-hand fighting | 07 Apr 1915

Les Eparges | 06 Apr 1915

Let’s see what the French managed to achieve yesterday at Les Eparges, shall we? Elsewhere, the German Sapper continues trying not to die, the Friendly Continue reading Les Eparges | 06 Apr 1915

Disarming the Armenians | 05 Apr 1915

Today’s focus is on the Ottoman Empire, where we’re scratching the veneer away a little. Anti-Armenian efforts have recently been stepped up, with some amazingly Continue reading Disarming the Armenians | 05 Apr 1915

Trench newspapers | 01 Apr 1915

The first of a new month is always a busy day. We’re looking in detail at trench newspapers, but first we’re going to check in Continue reading Trench newspapers | 01 Apr 1915

Qurna | Mar 31 1915

Time to widen our focus again for a moment and get back to Mesopotamia, where things are starting to get rather hairy for Indian Expeditionary Continue reading Qurna | Mar 31 1915

Przemysl | 22 Mar 1915

Przemysl can’t hold out any longer, and the chaps in the Dardanelles continue drunkenly staggering onwards. Siege of Przemysl Przemysl surrenders. After holding out since Continue reading Przemysl | 22 Mar 1915

First Champagne | 16 Feb 1915

The winter lull is well and truly over, and the war is heating up once more on all fronts. First Champagne is renewed today. Herbert Continue reading First Champagne | 16 Feb 1915

Walvis Bay | 11 Feb 1914

We’re still mostly in Africa today. With the Boer rebellion in South Africa now thoroughly suppressed, they’re ready to start thinking about helping the war Continue reading Walvis Bay | 11 Feb 1914

Singapore | 27 Jan 1915

As the Chilembwe Uprising sputters and dies, more sparks are about to fly elsewhere in the Empire. Singapore On the outbreak of war, garrisons of Continue reading Singapore | 27 Jan 1915

Battle of Dogger Bank | 24 Jan 1915

So, to recap from yesterday; the German Navy thinks that the British fishing fleet is spying on them. They’re sending a raiding group to the Continue reading Battle of Dogger Bank | 24 Jan 1915

Lake Kivu | 15 Jan 1915

It’s an African day. About now, there’s a meeting between British and Belgian military representatives at Lake Kivu. (Today it’s on the border between DR Continue reading Lake Kivu | 15 Jan 1915

Jasin | 13 Jan 1915

General Joffre formally suspends First Champagne today. Time for some official French navel-gazing. There’s also business afoot in Africa and Egypt. First Champagne Don’t worry, Continue reading Jasin | 13 Jan 1915

Disease in Ypres | 12 Jan 1915

The confiscation of Mafia concludes in satisfactory fashion, and the situation at Ypres is about to get sadder still. Mafia Today the British Empire troops Continue reading Disease in Ypres | 12 Jan 1915

Queen Elizabeth | 11 Jan 1915

Not a monarch or a consort, no.  This Queen Elizabeth is the Navy’s newest super-dreadnought. But first, back to Africa, and then the Caucasus. Mafia Continue reading Queen Elizabeth | 11 Jan 1915

Erzurum | Qurna | 10 Jan 1915

The Germans continue poking ineffectually at Soissons; the blokes on Mafia are still marching. Meanwhile, some events of actual interest in Mesopotamia and the Caucasus. Continue reading Erzurum | Qurna | 10 Jan 1915

Oltu | Dixmude | 23 Dec 1914

The preliminary fighting in front of Sarikamis continues to proceed well for the Ottomans; and the Belgians are re-asserting themselves at Dixmude. Dixmude About 95% Continue reading Oltu | Dixmude | 23 Dec 1914