Blooding the pups | 27 Jun 1915

A comedy interlude from Mesopotamia, and then a blood-boiling one from Gallipoli as the MEF prepares for yet another attack. Nasiriya The latest sailing expedition Continue reading Blooding the pups | 27 Jun 1915

First Isonzo | 23 Jun 1915

There’s yet more movement in Mesopotamia, and the Royal Navy deploys either a cunning and exciting new innovation or a dirty stinking sneaky war crime Continue reading First Isonzo | 23 Jun 1915

Amara | Second Artois | 11 May 1915

Today we’re mostly catching up with more of our blokes, although we do also have quite a few developments. Let’s get away from the Western Continue reading Amara | Second Artois | 11 May 1915

Second Ypres | Amara | 23 Apr 1915

The next few days are going to be, ahem, rather busy. Second Ypres isn’t the only game in town. Amara Having seen off the Ottoman Continue reading Second Ypres | Amara | 23 Apr 1915

Shaiba | 10 Apr 1915

It’s a busy day. Mesopotamia! Africa! Champagne! Landships! Diplomacy! St Mihiel! Off we go! Friendly Feldwebel The Friendly Feldwebel comes out of the line again, Continue reading Shaiba | 10 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

Leaning Virgin of Albert | 26 Jan 1915

Yes, those four words belong together. I’ll explain them in a little while, but after we’ve checked in with Nyasaland and Mesopotamia. Chilembwe Uprising A Continue reading Leaning Virgin of Albert | 26 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

Hill 60 | 09 Dec 1914

Qurna! Kolubara! Limanowa! And back to the Western Front, to the place known only as “Hill 60”. Battle of Qurna The Ottoman garrison surrenders itself Continue reading Hill 60 | 09 Dec 1914

Falklands | 08 Dec 1914

Quiet period of the war, my arse. There’s far too many treatments of it that would have you believe that the only thing of any Continue reading Falklands | 08 Dec 1914

Enver Pasha | 07 Dec 1914

Updates today from the Eastern Front, from Serbia, and Louis Barthas at Vermelles. Meanwhile, the Ottoman Empire prepares to re-ignite the campaign down in the Continue reading Enver Pasha | 07 Dec 1914

Warsaw | 06 Dec 1914

Big events on the Eastern Front (again; I’ve been saying it a lot, but there have been!) Meanwhile, the French Operations Bureau vacillates. Again. Lodz Continue reading Warsaw | 06 Dec 1914

Vermelles | 04 Dec 1914

The Western Front is beginning to warm up again; the other campaigns are still red hot. Not literally, obviously. It’s still freezing winter weather for Continue reading Vermelles | 04 Dec 1914

Limanowa | 03 Dec 1914

It’s another very important day in the East. Yet another major battle opens, as the Austro-Hungarians attempt to capitalise on a Russian mishap. And it’s Continue reading Limanowa | 03 Dec 1914

Padang | Mesopotamia | 24 Nov 1914

The escaped men of the Emden have somehow managed not to sink, and today they wash up at Padang. Meanwhile, the British are considering exactly Continue reading Padang | Mesopotamia | 24 Nov 1914

Noyon Salient | 20 Nov 1914

So, a couple of days ago we looked at the current situation on the Western Front. The Germans are mostly (but not entirely) digging in Continue reading Noyon Salient | 20 Nov 1914