Francis Orme | 07 Nov 1914

The British Official history notes that “The 7th November was misty and marked the definite commencement of winter weather. Henceforth, mud seriously interfered with operations, Continue reading Francis Orme | 07 Nov 1914

Messines | Coronel | 01 Nov 1914

Today we see the first instance of what will become a recurring theme. German intelligence takes the 2nd Worcesters’ vigorous counter-attack as evidence that the Continue reading Messines | Coronel | 01 Nov 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

Battle of the Ardennes | 22 Aug 1914

Japan Japan officially declares war on the German Empire, and immediately the Royal Navy prepares to allow the Japanese to take over operations at Tsingtao, Continue reading Battle of the Ardennes | 22 Aug 1914

Battle of Gumbinnen | 20 Aug 1914

Battle of Lorraine The Germans launch a heavy counter-attack from prepared positions, splitting the French 1st and 2nd Armies. The leading elements of both armies Continue reading Battle of Gumbinnen | 20 Aug 1914

Trains and Lorraines | 15 Aug 1914

Well, to be fair, there’s only one Lorraine. I do hope you’re not disappointed by my false advertising. Battle of Lorraine The Germans continue to Continue reading Trains and Lorraines | 15 Aug 1914

Kitchener’s Army | 6 Aug 1914

Serbia Austria-Hungary has nearly finished deploying forces along the River Drina, which marks the Serbian border. They’re going to hold in position briefly to guard Continue reading Kitchener’s Army | 6 Aug 1914

Austro-Hungarian railways | 31 July 1914

Austria-Hungary News has reached Vienna that a Russian general mobilisation is underway. Their army must now attempt to transition from their War Plan B (for Continue reading Austro-Hungarian railways | 31 July 1914