Strumica | Sava | Salonika | 23 Oct 1915

Serbia Before we get onto the events of the day, someone has just made me aware that 1,001 years ago (give or take a couple Continue reading Strumica | Sava | Salonika | 23 Oct 1915

Krivolak | 17 Oct 1915

Serbia The Germans and Austro-Hungarians continue making steady progress. The course of the rivers Sava and Danube form a large pocket around Belgrade, and the Continue reading Krivolak | 17 Oct 1915

von Mackensen | Belgrade | 7 Oct 1915

Oh, I hope you weren’t expecting good news. There’s precious little good news to go around at the moment. Let’s cut to the chase… Third Continue reading von Mackensen | Belgrade | 7 Oct 1915

Top Yol | 13 Dec 1914

Today it’s time to return to the Caucasus, and look at the Ottoman plans for a counter-attack in Anatolia.  We’ve also got naval excitement in Continue reading Top Yol | 13 Dec 1914

Covka | Alumni | 25 Nov 1914

The Austro-Hungarians are still advancing into Serbia; the Germans complete their escape from the Lodz pocket, and inconclusive fighting continues all along the Eastern line. Continue reading Covka | Alumni | 25 Nov 1914

Invasion of Serbia | 12 Aug 1914

Naval news Karlsruhe has arrived at Curacao and starts coaling again. Meanwhile, in the Pacific, the Royal Navy has rocked up at Yap, in the Continue reading Invasion of Serbia | 12 Aug 1914

The Schlieffen Plan? | 10 Aug 1914

The Schlieffen Plan? Right. Let’s buckle in. Let’s discuss whatever the hell it is the Germans think they’re trying to do. This will take a Continue reading The Schlieffen Plan? | 10 Aug 1914

Kitchener’s Army | 6 Aug 1914

Serbia Austria-Hungary has nearly finished deploying forces along the River Drina, which marks the Serbian border. They’re going to hold in position briefly to guard Continue reading Kitchener’s Army | 6 Aug 1914

Belgrade | 29 Jul 1914

The downward spiral continues. SMS Bodrog The Austro-Hungarian monitor (a naval ship with large guns designed to operate in rivers rather than at sea) Bodrog Continue reading Belgrade | 29 Jul 1914