Monthly Archives: January 2015

THE SECRET GOALS OF THE WAR

For Allies,Total Victory is Necessary; For Germany It’s World Domination. Special to The Great War Project (19, 20, 21 January) Significant developments these days a century ago in several theaters of the war. On January 20th,1914, according to historian Martin Gilbert, “the Germans launched their first bombing raid on Britain, when two Zeppelins crossed the…

NEW OFFENSIVE IN WEST STALLS.

Now Largely a Defensive War. Casualties High, War Aims Hardening. Special to The Great War Project (16-17 January) Although the Western Front is mired in stalemate, there are still attempts, on both sides to break out of it. They are all futile. The mood is shifting in Allied capitals. A negotiated peace is now out…

NO END IN SIGHT;

‘Life in These Days Too Hideous to Write’ Special to The Great War Project (13, 14, 15 January) Many in Britain and France are still hoping the war will end soon. Many believe Germany is faltering, facing a debilitating stalemate on the Western Front, and a tightening naval embargo that is slowly strangling the German…

AWFUL — THE STATE OF THE WOUNDED

On the Battlefield, Conditions for the Wounded Are Appalling. Little Doctors Can Do. Special to The Great War Project (8-12 January) A warning — this report contains disturbing information and may be too graphic for some readers. A soldier lies wounded on the battlefield. Conditions are bad enough for the unwounded man. But “those who…

THE BIG PICTURE IN THE NEW YEAR

Stalemate in the Trenches; Enormous Ottoman Losses. A Prototype of the Tank. Special to The Great War Project (5-6-7) January) “The year 1915 opened with blood being poured out without respite.” That’s the way historian Martin Gilbert assessed the situation in the war at the start of the New Year. Typhus strikes both Austrian and…