Monthly Archives: June 2015

TO THE LAST MAN STANDING

War of Attrition on All Fronts; Sickness a Deadly Enemy Millions More Troops Needed Special to The Great War Project (26-29 June) It’s nearly a year since this war broke out, and it’s clearer now than ever, it’s a war of attrition on all fronts, Western, Eastern, and in several areas of the Ottoman Empire.…

RUSSIANS SCORCH EARTH IN RETREAT

Countryside and Cities Plundered; Rape and Murder Widespread Bolshevik Propaganda Reaches Front Special to The Great War Project (21-25 June) The Russian Army in Poland continues to fall back, suffering heavy losses in the process. Disillusionment with the war begins to spread in Russia, on the battlefield, and on the home front. The Germans retain…

RUSSIAN ARMY COLLAPSES

Germany Takes Control of Eastern Front, Rescues Austrian Forces. Chaotic Russian Retreat Special to The Great War Project (10-12 June) The Eastern Front is seeing a dramatic reversal of fortune, with Russia losing much of the territory in Eastern Europe it seized earlier in 1915. Austria-Hungary, which looked to be on the brink of collapse…

SLAUGHTER AT GALLIPOLI

Allies Fail to Take Key Hill and Village Stiff Turkish Defenses; Great Losses on Both Sides Special to The Great War Project (4-6 June) June 4th a century ago: One of the bloodiest days of the war. Fighting is sharp and bloody on the Gallipoli peninsular in western Turkey. A major battle is shaping up…

ALLIES PRESS AMERICA TO ENTER WAR

Lusitania Sinking Forces Wilson to Ponder Joining Allies The President’s Advisers Are Split Special to The Great War Project (1-3 June) Ever since the sinking of the British ocean liner Lusitania on May 7th by a German submarine off the south coast of Ireland, the American President Woodrow Wilson is struggling with how to respond.…