Falkenhayn | Belfort | Verdun | 3 Dec 1915

German strategy General von Falkenhayn’s determination to somehow take the initiative on the Western Front with a really, really big battle continues apace. As mentioned Continue reading Falkenhayn | Belfort | Verdun | 3 Dec 1915

Battle of Woevre | 30 Mar 1915

In a moment, let’s go to the Verdun area and get our map on. There’s been sporadic fighting there for months, mostly in conjunction with Continue reading Battle of Woevre | 30 Mar 1915

Defence of Gallipoli | 24 Mar 1915

With silence from the fleet and reports of British troop convoys everywhere, the focus of the Ottoman defenders switches from Constantinople to Gallipoli. Meanwhile, French Continue reading Defence of Gallipoli | 24 Mar 1915

Camouflage | St Mihiel | 12 Feb 1915

We’ve got a pretty stacked deck today. It’s all going on, so let’s get to it. First up, GQG at Chantilly, where General Joffre is Continue reading Camouflage | St Mihiel | 12 Feb 1915

Ypres salient | 21 Jan 1915

The wrangling between General Joffre and Sir John French over strategy continues, and not everyone in Germany is 100% behind recent war developments. Berliner Tageblatt Continue reading Ypres salient | 21 Jan 1915

Supporting attacks | 12 Dec 1914

With the French offensive soon to be launched, they’re eager to bring their allies onside with it as much as possible; we’ll rejoin the BEF Continue reading Supporting attacks | 12 Dec 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

St Mihiel | Arras | 30 Sep 1914

Another bad day to be French. Or Belgian. Or a Navy reservist. Let’s go to St Mihiel first. St Mihiel/Verdun/Meuse Bad news for the French; Continue reading St Mihiel | Arras | 30 Sep 1914

Albert | Lille | 29 Sep 1914

A day of endings. The hardest fighting is about to move away from Albert and towards Lille. Albert Like Picardy before it, the Battle of Continue reading Albert | Lille | 29 Sep 1914

Thiepval | 28 Sep 1914

Troops continue to head north, towards the general vicinity of Arras. Heavy fighting at Thiepval. Thiepval Outside Albert, the French are still just about in Continue reading Thiepval | 28 Sep 1914

Maricourt | Meuse | 27 Sep 1914

If in doubt, try another flanking move. Am I right? Am I right? Heavy fighting today around Maricourt and St Mihiel, on the River Meuse. Continue reading Maricourt | Meuse | 27 Sep 1914

Konigsberg | Albert | 26 Sep 1914

Have I said enough times yet how inaccurate “Race to the Sea” is? It’d be like calling a football match “Race to the Sideline”. Anyway, Continue reading Konigsberg | Albert | 26 Sep 1914

Reinforcements | 24 Sep 1914

Not such a good day to be French. We’re also going to take a look at the question of reinforcements; desperately needed, but where were Continue reading Reinforcements | 24 Sep 1914

Picardy | 23 Sep 1914

Move and counter-move on the Western Front; impatience in the East. Picardy The French have by far the better of the day in Picardy. They Continue reading Picardy | 23 Sep 1914

Flirey | Konigsberg | 19 Sep 1914

More action on the Western Front; and we return to Africa and SMS Konigsberg, last seen hiding from the Royal Navy at Salale. Konigsberg and Continue reading Flirey | Konigsberg | 19 Sep 1914

Noyon | Strategy | Sep 18 1914

Signs of life on the Western Front today, and an assessment of the wider strategic picture. Noyon General Manoury’s 6th Army looks to slide west Continue reading Noyon | Strategy | Sep 18 1914

Marne | Grand Couronne | 10 Sep 1914

A day of endings in the West, at the Marne and Grand Couronne, while battles continue to rage in the East. The Marne It’s reputed Continue reading Marne | Grand Couronne | 10 Sep 1914

Masurian Lakes | Marne | 8 Sep 1914

For once, this is a day when nothing new happens. It’s just a question of everything that’s been happening, continues to happen. We’ll go to Continue reading Masurian Lakes | Marne | 8 Sep 1914