French artillery | L19 | 1 Feb 1916

French artillery You might not think it, but the current state of French artillery is actually rather interesting. They’ve recently done a lot of reorganisation, Continue reading French artillery | L19 | 1 Feb 1916

Mother | Hanna | 20 Jan 1916

Battle of the Somme Today General Joffre pays one of his little visits to General Haig at GHQ in St Omer. You may recall that Continue reading Mother | Hanna | 20 Jan 1916

Second Artois | 10 May 1915

General Haig would have liked to renew the Battle of Aubers Ridge today, but practical concerns (like not having any shells, and the large numbers Continue reading Second Artois | 10 May 1915

Gorizia | Lake Tanganyika | 21 Apr 1915

There’s been a lot happening on the Western Front recently. Today is a day where we can pause for a moment and widen our horizons Continue reading Gorizia | Lake Tanganyika | 21 Apr 1915

Artillery shells | 13 Mar 1915

The bill arrives at GHQ for the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, but it’s not the price in lives that Sir John French is objecting to. Continue reading Artillery shells | 13 Mar 1915

Chilembwe Uprising | Jan 25 1915

John Chilembwe’s efforts in Nyasaland continue, and there’s the fallout from the Battle of Dogger Bank to consider. Also, if you care about British generals, Continue reading Chilembwe Uprising | Jan 25 1915

Messines | Menin | 19 Oct 1914

The pendulum is swinging back towards the Germans. Their latest major offensive begins today, from La Bassee, through Armentieres and Messines, to Menin and Roulers, Continue reading Messines | Menin | 19 Oct 1914