Rawa | Lanrezac | Sep 3 1914

It’s a rare quiet day for the men on the Great Retreat; the major bloodshed today is at Headquarters. However, it is a violent one Continue reading Rawa | Lanrezac | Sep 3 1914

Galicia | Great Retreat | 2 Sep 1914

The Great Retreat is coming to an end, and the Battle of Galicia enters its final phase. Galicia Before we consider Galicia in detail, let’s Continue reading Galicia | Great Retreat | 2 Sep 1914

Samsonov | Great Retreat | 30 Aug 1914

The Battle of Tannenberg ends today, with severe consequences for General Samsonov. The Great Retreat continues in typically chaotic fashion. Samsonov & Tannenberg General Samsonov Continue reading Samsonov | Great Retreat | 30 Aug 1914

St Quentin | 29 August 1914

A French offensive at St Quentin is our focus today; and there’s also big wins and losses for both sides in the East. Let’s get Continue reading St Quentin | 29 August 1914

Heligoland Bight | 28 August 1914

A relatively quiet day on land, but in the Heligoland Bight, the naval war is about to heat up considerably. Heligoland Bight A large British Continue reading Heligoland Bight | 28 August 1914

Tannenberg | Etreux | 27 August 1914

Today, a well-known battle in the East (Tannenberg), a lesser-known one in the West (Etreux), and plenty else besides. Tannenberg Today is the crucial day Continue reading Tannenberg | Etreux | 27 August 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

Great Retreat | Cer | 24 August 1914

One well-known event today and one lesser-known happening.  On the Western Front, the Great Retreat from Mons begins, during which both sides will march over Continue reading Great Retreat | Cer | 24 August 1914