Monthly Archives: October 2014

FIGHTING SHARPENS AT ANTWERP

 The Stalemate Hardens; “This War is the Greatest Insanity” Special to The Great War Project (3-4 October) The Germans crash through the first lines of defensive fortresses at Antwerp. The British are even more rattled. The key for the Germans, according to war historian John Keegan, is the battery of super-heavy guns brought to Antwerp…

IT’S SIEGE ON TWO FRONTS

British See Antwerp Forts Key to Defense of the Realm. Austrian Fortress Under Russian Siege in Poland. Supply Lines Stretched to the Limit. Special to The Great War Project (1-2 October) Two medieval fortresses now emerge as strategic siege points. In the West, the Battle of Antwerp in Belgium rages on. On the Eastern Front,…