Monthly Archives: December 2014

THE MURDEROUS BATTLE FOR SERBIA

The Suffering of Victors and Vanquished. Belgrade Now a City of Beggars, Cripples, and Orphans. Special to The Great War Project (6-7 December) Fighting in Serbia on these days a century ago seems first to favor Austria-Hungary. The Serbian government abandons Belgrade, and despite the incompetence and chaos within the Austrian forces, they appear to…

THE TERRAIN OF DEATH

Letters from the Frozen, Blood-Soaked Battlefield. Every Man Wants it Ended “At Once.” Special to The Great War Project. (4-5 December) In these days of freezing temperatures and mounting fatalities, an extraordinary exchange of letters takes place involving Winston Churchill, the British First Lord of the Admiralty and one of Britain’s most aggressively pro-war senior…

NEW FRONTS IN AN EVER-WIDENING WAR

Austria Attacks in Serbia; Russia in the Caucasus Special to The Great War Project (30 November-1 December) Austria takes Belgrade today a century ago. Since the beginning of the war in early August, Austria-Hungary has but one crucial goal – to occupy Serbia and extract revenge for the killing of Austria’s heir-apparent, the Archduke Franz…