Smuts | Deserters at Verdun | 30 Jan 1916

Battle of Verdun The worst-kept secret on the Western Front continues to be terribly kept. There’s a steady stream of deserters coming across No Man’s Continue reading Smuts | Deserters at Verdun | 30 Jan 1916

Erzrurum Fortress | 23 Jan 1916

Africa Well, I hope you weren’t getting too excited about Africa as a chance for a wronged man to restore his reputation after yesterday. General Continue reading Erzrurum Fortress | 23 Jan 1916

Cape Helles | Mother | 7 Jan 1916

Housekeeping note: I’m currently having trouble with my internet connection. Entries may be a bit spotty through Sunday. Gallipoli The intermediate phase of the evacuation Continue reading Cape Helles | Mother | 7 Jan 1916

Smith-Dorrien | Africa | 30 Dec 1915

Africa Before we leave Africa for the year, there’s a few developments to report, of some importance. South Africans have begun arriving in Kenya for Continue reading Smith-Dorrien | Africa | 30 Dec 1915

Aubers Ridge | 30 Apr 1915

We’ve got to spend some time with British generals today, looking at some of the fallout from the fall (hahaha) of General Smith-Dorrien. There’s also Continue reading Aubers Ridge | 30 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

Treaty of London | 26 Apr 1915

Once again we’ve had to split today into two posts. For the second day on Gallipoli, see here. In other news, the situation at Ypres Continue reading Treaty of London | 26 Apr 1915

Second Ypres | Konigsberg | 25 Apr 1915

The major event of today is the Gallipoli landings. They’re so extensive that they get their own post. Here we deal with events at Second Continue reading Second Ypres | Konigsberg | 25 Apr 1915

Armenian Genocide | 24 Apr 1915

We’re checking in at Ypres and Gallipoli, where the troops have now set sail. However, today is usually recognised as the start of the Armenian Continue reading Armenian Genocide | 24 Apr 1915

Second Ypres | Gas | 22 Apr 1915

There is only one thing we can possibly talk about today. Let’s get to it. Second Ypres The relief of Ypres has been proceeding while Continue reading Second Ypres | Gas | 22 Apr 1915

Penang | 28 Oct 1914

A series of actions all across the Western Front today, but first we’re going to Malaysia to catch up with our old friend the Emden. Continue reading Penang | 28 Oct 1914

Polygon Wood | 25 Oct 1914

The German hammer comes down on the Yser again. They’re slowly expanding their bridgehead at Nieuport, and yet again they throw everything they have at Continue reading Polygon Wood | 25 Oct 1914

Great Retreat | 25 August 1914

Before we get into events on the road back from Mons, as the Great Retreat begins, today is the day that Japan declares war on Continue reading Great Retreat | 25 August 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