Africa in late 1915 | 3 Aug 1915

Herbert Sulzbach Herbert Sulzbach continues describing for us his new position at Evricourt. The trenches along the front are a model of how trenches should Continue reading Africa in late 1915 | 3 Aug 1915

Battle of Sari Bair | 31 July 1915

Siege of Saisi General Wahle sends Major O’Sullevan a polite note suggesting that he might like to surrender and save everyone a lot of trouble. Continue reading Battle of Sari Bair | 31 July 1915

Barbed wire | 28 July 1915

Second Isonzo Individual Italian units are still pecking at individual strong-points, but all pretence at a coordinated offensive has fallen away. Meanwhile, a fateful decision Continue reading Barbed wire | 28 July 1915

Alpine war | 27 July 1915

Siege of Saisi The Siege of Saisi continues, with infantry raids now supporting the artillery duel. A 320-strong relief force is on its way, most Continue reading Alpine war | 27 July 1915

Reed and Stopford | 26 July 1915

Mimi & Toutou The expedition which will, in one crew member’s words, “make Fiction look like Truth’s shabby sister” to bring Mimi and Toutou from Continue reading Reed and Stopford | 26 July 1915

Siege of Saisi | 25 July 1915

Mesopotamia The Ottomans are falling back on Kut-al-Amara, home to a major garrison, as the more mobile ships of the British Empire flotilla head up Continue reading Siege of Saisi | 25 July 1915