Hunter-Weston | Serre | 27 Jun 1916

Battle of the Somme Not everyone in the BEF is entirely content with the plans for the Battle of the Somme. General Hubert Rees will Continue reading Hunter-Weston | Serre | 27 Jun 1916

Fleury | Souville | 18 Jun 1916

Battle of Verdun The French really could do with some good news from Verdun. No such luck, though. To the map! French reserves are now Continue reading Fleury | Souville | 18 Jun 1916

Brusilov Offensive | 9 Jun 1916

Brusilov Offensive Another important day in the Brusilov Offensive. To this point I’ve been mostly focused on the fighting around Lutsk, at the very north Continue reading Brusilov Offensive | 9 Jun 1916

Petain | Defence in depth | 27 Feb 1916

Douaumont village Douaumont village is still holding out. Every hour it holds is another hour for French reinforcements to arrive, for artillery to emplace on Continue reading Petain | Defence in depth | 27 Feb 1916

Smuts in East Africa | French politics | 19 Feb 1916

Battle of Verdun Not today, thank you. It’s still raining. Still no battle. As we saw yesterday, the Germans are now starting to get slightly Continue reading Smuts in East Africa | French politics | 19 Feb 1916

Tank Detachment | Swinton | 16 Feb 1916

Battle of Verdun Rain stopped play again. No battle today. Come back tomorrow. Tank Detachment The War Office continues its preparations to field the first Continue reading Tank Detachment | Swinton | 16 Feb 1916

Dogger Bank | Torpedo boats | 10 Feb 1916

Dogger Bank Admiral Scheer’s slow ramping up of operations in the North Sea continues, as he prepares for an important meeting with the Kaiser at Continue reading Dogger Bank | Torpedo boats | 10 Feb 1916

Henri Desagneaux | Intelligence for Verdun | 10 Jan 1916

Erzurum Offensive Time to see how good at war General Yudenich really is. On the face of it, everything’s set up to fail. He’s produced Continue reading Henri Desagneaux | Intelligence for Verdun | 10 Jan 1916

Falkenhayn | Belfort | Verdun | 3 Dec 1915

German strategy General von Falkenhayn’s determination to somehow take the initiative on the Western Front with a really, really big battle continues apace. As mentioned Continue reading Falkenhayn | Belfort | Verdun | 3 Dec 1915

Dallas Moor’s VC | 6 Jun 1915

Second Artois, Third Krithia, and not for the first time. Heyyyy! Second Artois Having advanced into Neuville, the French seek now to advance left and Continue reading Dallas Moor’s VC | 6 Jun 1915

Hartmannswillerkopf | 19 Jan 1915

A rare visit to the Vosges Mountains today as the Germans attack the Hartmannswillerkopf peak, and they also have Zeppelins in the air… Zeppelin raids Continue reading Hartmannswillerkopf | 19 Jan 1915

DIY weapons | 07 Jan 1915

With everything that’s been happening continuing to happen, it’s time for a quick dekko at the history and current situation of mortars. A brief history Continue reading DIY weapons | 07 Jan 1915

Field Punishment | 05 Jan 1915

On the Western Front, General Joffre is shuffling his cards again, and brings First Artois to an effective close. I’m also having a look at Continue reading Field Punishment | 05 Jan 1915

Soixante-quinze | 14 Aug 1914

Battle of Lorraine Plan XVII, and the war on the Western Front, begins in earnest today. Two French armies are rumbling into action. 1st Army Continue reading Soixante-quinze | 14 Aug 1914