Lord Kitchener | Brusilov Offensive | 5 Jun 1916

Brusilov Offensive The Entente’s summer offensive is finally underway. We’ve been building up to this for at least six months. There have been a couple Continue reading Lord Kitchener | Brusilov Offensive | 5 Jun 1916

Moshi | Mines | 14 Mar 1916

Moshi Today General van Deventer and the South African Horse enter Moshi, on the Usambara Railway, and capture it unopposed. They’ve achieved their objectives, surely? Continue reading Moshi | Mines | 14 Mar 1916

The eve of Verdun | Deception | 20 Feb 1916

Battle of Verdun For the eighth day in a row, it’s no go for the German attacks. However, the rain does seem to be easing Continue reading The eve of Verdun | Deception | 20 Feb 1916

The Bluff | More tanks | 17 Feb 1916

Battle of Verdun The Germans leave another note on the doorstep for the battle-man. “No battle today, please.” It’s still raining down there. The Bluff Continue reading The Bluff | More tanks | 17 Feb 1916

The Battle of Verdun | The plan | 4 Feb 1916

Battle of Verdun Right then. There are eight days to go until the Germans launch the Battle of Verdun, a battle that will define 1916 Continue reading The Battle of Verdun | The plan | 4 Feb 1916

Ypres | 1 Jun 1915

We’re checking in with the situation at Ypres today. The Italians continue blundering around on Mount Mrzli, and the riots in Sri Lanka are spreading Continue reading Ypres | 1 Jun 1915

First Battle of Krithia | Tok Janggut | 28 Apr 1915

We’ve got the first major attack on Gallipoli since the landings, the BEF prepares to withdraw to the GHQ Line in the Ypres salient, and Continue reading First Battle of Krithia | Tok Janggut | 28 Apr 1915

Horace Smith-Dorrien | 27 Apr 1915

It’s man overboard at Second Ypres, the blokes on Gallipoli are still buggering on, the French Council of Ministers sticks its head over the parapet, Continue reading Horace Smith-Dorrien | 27 Apr 1915

Mezieres | 11 Dec 1914

Having looked at the preparations for First Artois yesterday, we’re now turning to First Champagne. Mezieres The town of Charleville-Mezieres seems to come up a Continue reading Mezieres | 11 Dec 1914

General Grierson comes to grief | 17 Aug 1914

Battle of Stalluponen A number of commanders in the German Eighth Army have had a rush of blood to the head. Their orders are to Continue reading General Grierson comes to grief | 17 Aug 1914