Kozincan-dag | 14 Jan 1916

Erzurum Offensive Yesterday we had a nice bit of tension going. General Yudenich’s slightly complicated plan is working, so far. The Ottomans have committed their Continue reading Kozincan-dag | 14 Jan 1916

Erzurum Offensive | The end of Gallipoli | 9 Jan 1916

Erzurum Offensive We open today in the Caucasus. You may recall that General Yudenich, the Russian commander, has been planning an audacious attack on eastern Continue reading Erzurum Offensive | The end of Gallipoli | 9 Jan 1916

Caucasus | Koprukoy | 8 Dec 1915

Caucasus It’s been a while since last we checked in with the Caucasus front. Both Russia and the Ottoman Empire have had more pressing concerns Continue reading Caucasus | Koprukoy | 8 Dec 1915

Erzurum | Qurna | 10 Jan 1915

The Germans continue poking ineffectually at Soissons; the blokes on Mafia are still marching. Meanwhile, some events of actual interest in Mesopotamia and the Caucasus. Continue reading Erzurum | Qurna | 10 Jan 1915

Turnagel | 29 Dec 1914

The year is drifting to an end. Enver Pasha’s chickens are about to come home to roost. Let’s get to it. Perthes Having stalled out Continue reading Turnagel | 29 Dec 1914

Lombartzyde | Sarikamis | 27 Dec 1914

The Belgians are getting their war on again at Lombartzyde, First Artois and First Champagne grind back into life, and fighting reaches Sarikamis itself. Lombartzyde Continue reading Lombartzyde | Sarikamis | 27 Dec 1914

Sarikamis | 26 Dec 1914

Back to that lovely war. Hurrah. Well, mostly. There are some areas of the Western Front where good feelings can’t be dispersed so easily with Continue reading Sarikamis | 26 Dec 1914

The Christmas Truce, and more | Dec 25 1914

We’ll get to the one thing everyone knows about in due course. However, before we do that, I’d like to set it in its proper Continue reading The Christmas Truce, and more | Dec 25 1914

Bardiz | 24 Dec 1914

This is one of the most important days of the Battle of Sarikamis, although there’s been very little actual fighting. On the Western Front, practicality Continue reading Bardiz | 24 Dec 1914

Oltu | Dixmude | 23 Dec 1914

The preliminary fighting in front of Sarikamis continues to proceed well for the Ottomans; and the Belgians are re-asserting themselves at Dixmude. Dixmude About 95% Continue reading Oltu | Dixmude | 23 Dec 1914

Battle of Sarikamis | 22 Dec 1914

The Ottoman troops start advancing towards Sarikamis. Time for Enver Pasha to find out how much of a military genius he is. Battle of Sarikamis Continue reading Battle of Sarikamis | 22 Dec 1914

Artois | 18 Dec 1914

We’ll rejoin the Western Front and the First Battle of Artois in a moment; but first, off to Koprukoy to check in with the Ottomans’ Continue reading Artois | 18 Dec 1914

Top Yol | 13 Dec 1914

Today it’s time to return to the Caucasus, and look at the Ottoman plans for a counter-attack in Anatolia.  We’ve also got naval excitement in Continue reading Top Yol | 13 Dec 1914