Monthly Archives: August 2015

CLOAK-AND-DAGGER IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Ottoman Officer Surrenders; Tells a Remarkable Tale Conspirators Plotting the Arab Revolt. Special to The Great War Project (22-23 August) War – overt and covert – spreads in the Middle East. In Mesopotamia (now Iraq) the British offensive to seize Baghdad from Ottoman forces bogs down. Elsewhere in the Middle East, the British are focusing…

A DIRE MOMENT FOR THE ALLIES

German, Ottoman Victories Yield Secret Peace Offer to Russia; Russian, British Defeats Force Strategic Shift on Western Front. Special to The Great War Project (18-21 August) With the collapse of the Russian army on the Eastern Front – coupled with the disaster for the British at Gallipoli in northwestern Turkey – the British are facing…

RUSSIAN ARMY IN FULL RETREAT

Discontent Spreading Among Russian Soldiers; Germans Seize More Than 1.4 Million Prisoners. Outbreak of Typhus Special to The Great War Project (15-17 August) Just as Turkish troops are inflicting great losses on the British and Allied forces on the Gallipoli Peninsula in northwest Turkey, Germany is busy making great gains against the Russians on the…

GALLIPOLI BATTLE FAVORS OTTOMANS

Allies Stopped Amid Confusion, Missed Opportunities. Leader of Turks Emerges, Rallies Stiff Turkish Resistance Special to The Great War Project (7-10 August) The battle for Gallipoli in northwestern territory is intensifying during these days a century ago. Both the British and Allied attackers and the Turkish defenders battle fiercely, understanding that this is a pivotal…

A YEAR OF WAR AND NO END IN SIGHT

War Spreads; Millions Die Fight to the End, Kaiser Vows Special to The Great War Project (1-3 August) Kaiser Wilhelm, the leader of Germany, uses the occasion of the first anniversary of the outbreak of the war on August 2nd a hundred years ago, to proclaim his support for Germany’s continuing the war until victory.…