Unconditional surrender | Lt-Col Churchill | 28 Apr 1916

Siege of Kut Let’s go straight to Edward Mousley. It’s been an extremely busy day, and I feel I owe it to him to let Continue reading Unconditional surrender | Lt-Col Churchill | 28 Apr 1916

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

Very lights | 13 Nov 1914

We almost have a quiet day! There’s a fair amount of heavy fighting, to be sure, but nothing happens that hasn’t already been happening. The Continue reading Very lights | 13 Nov 1914

Nonneboschen | 11 Nov 1914

Well, this is it. Today the Prussian Guards are going into action at Ypres to spearhead the offensive. Behind the defenders is the artillery; behind Continue reading Nonneboschen | 11 Nov 1914

Hollebeke | 08 Nov 1914

Again denied useful intelligence by the atrocious weather, the Germans are still poking at various parts of the Ypres salient from Pilckem to Hollebeke, to Continue reading Hollebeke | 08 Nov 1914

Francis Orme | 07 Nov 1914

The British Official history notes that “The 7th November was misty and marked the definite commencement of winter weather. Henceforth, mud seriously interfered with operations, Continue reading Francis Orme | 07 Nov 1914

Messines | Coronel | 01 Nov 1914

Today we see the first instance of what will become a recurring theme. German intelligence takes the 2nd Worcesters’ vigorous counter-attack as evidence that the Continue reading Messines | Coronel | 01 Nov 1914

First Ypres | 30 Oct 1914

The day begins with French orders to renew the assault on Poelcappelle, sure that the Germans are about to crack.  The day ends with the Continue reading First Ypres | 30 Oct 1914

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