Chilembwe Uprising | Jan 25 1915

John Chilembwe’s efforts in Nyasaland continue, and there’s the fallout from the Battle of Dogger Bank to consider. Also, if you care about British generals, Continue reading Chilembwe Uprising | Jan 25 1915

Britain in 1915 | 3 Jan 1915

At the risk of being Anglo-centric, today is an excellent day to stop and consider what Britain will be doing this year in the war. Continue reading Britain in 1915 | 3 Jan 1915

Hartlepool | Scarborough | Whitby | 16 Dec 1914

The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on today.  “Today,” it says, “is big.  Really big…” Well, perhaps not, but we do Continue reading Hartlepool | Scarborough | Whitby | 16 Dec 1914

Messines | Menin | 19 Oct 1914

The pendulum is swinging back towards the Germans. Their latest major offensive begins today, from La Bassee, through Armentieres and Messines, to Menin and Roulers, Continue reading Messines | Menin | 19 Oct 1914

Antwerp | 7 Oct 1914

Back to Richard Tobin and his Royal Naval Division mates in the ‘trenches’ at Antwerp. Antwerp Antwerp is a lost cause. The Belgian field army Continue reading Antwerp | 7 Oct 1914

St Mihiel | Arras | 30 Sep 1914

Another bad day to be French. Or Belgian. Or a Navy reservist. Let’s go to St Mihiel first. St Mihiel/Verdun/Meuse Bad news for the French; Continue reading St Mihiel | Arras | 30 Sep 1914