Parcels for the dead | 30 Sep 1915

Autumn offensive Today is a mostly quiet day. Second Champagne is put on hold as it becomes apparent that news of a breakthrough was in Continue reading Parcels for the dead | 30 Sep 1915

Murdoch | Dawnay | Bulgaria | 6 Sep 1915

Bulgaria Bulgaria signs on the dotted line with the German ambassador. There’s a lot of fluffy and flowery twaddle about eternal friendship and alliance, and Continue reading Murdoch | Dawnay | Bulgaria | 6 Sep 1915

Mountain fighting in Italy | 14 Aug 1915

Second Isonzo Ye gods, it seems like years since we were watching the Italians battering their brains out against the redoubt at Cosich. It’s been Continue reading Mountain fighting in Italy | 14 Aug 1915

Stopford gets stopped | 13 Aug 1915

Italy The attacks that are about to be launched by the Italians are usually reckoned part of Second Isonzo, although a casual observer might suggest Continue reading Stopford gets stopped | 13 Aug 1915

Ginger at Suvla | 12 Aug 1915

Kasigau Mountain Kasigau is a mountain near Mbyuni, which you may recall the Germans are using as an advance post for raids against the Uganda Continue reading Ginger at Suvla | 12 Aug 1915

Water at Suvla Bay | 11 Aug 1915

Same as yesterday; but this time, let’s take Gallipoli first. Suvla Bay The bungling continues unabated. General Stopford blithely describes the battalions thrown against Scimitar Continue reading Water at Suvla Bay | 11 Aug 1915

Liberation of Chunuk Bair | 10 Aug 1915

Today’s fluff that jerks the curtain for the main event at Gallipoli is the squabbling generals on the Western Front. Battle of Loos More clashes Continue reading Liberation of Chunuk Bair | 10 Aug 1915

Tekke Tepe | 9 Aug 1915

Once again we have a couple of miscellaneous events to sweep up before returning the hell that they call Suvla Bay. Defence of Verdun General Continue reading Tekke Tepe | 9 Aug 1915

Capture of Chunuk Bair | 8 Aug 1915

There’s a couple of things to round up before we get stuck into the shambles at Gallipoli again. And, whisper it gently, but we’ve actually Continue reading Capture of Chunuk Bair | 8 Aug 1915

Shambles at Suvla Bay | 7 Aug 1915

This post is about the events of today on Gallipoli, at Suvla Bay. For the Battle of Sari Bair at ANZAC Cove, see this post. Continue reading Shambles at Suvla Bay | 7 Aug 1915

Lone Pine | 6 Aug 1915

Today begins the major summer offensive on Gallipoli. Very politely, there are no major actions, or at least no major developments, anywhere else. (The Battle Continue reading Lone Pine | 6 Aug 1915

Eleskirt Valley | 5 Aug 1915

Battle in the Eleskirt Valley In the Caucasus, the Ottoman forces are riding high, today returning to the streets of Van, with predictably brutal and Continue reading Eleskirt Valley | 5 Aug 1915

Landings at Suvla Bay | 1 Aug 1915

Attacks at Gallipoli: Landings at Suvla With just under a week to go before the men go into battle, let’s finally examine in detail the Continue reading Landings at Suvla Bay | 1 Aug 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

Logistics on Gallipoli | 22 July 1915

Kronborg Almost in passing, a small party of sailors from the Royal Navy drop in at Mansa Bay, the final resting place of the Kronborg. Continue reading Logistics on Gallipoli | 22 July 1915

End of the Konigsberg | Donkeys | 11 July 1915

Kenneth Best On Gallipoli, Kenneth Best hears some worrying news. No service possible owing to troop movements. Something big is impending. Staff men galloping about, Continue reading End of the Konigsberg | Donkeys | 11 July 1915

Sir Bryan Mahon | Buggins’ turn | 03 July 1915

Kenneth Best Kenneth Best has some new arrivals to talk to. New Brigade of Jocks arriving, most in kilts. They look a sturdy, cheerful lot, Continue reading Sir Bryan Mahon | Buggins’ turn | 03 July 1915