Monthly Archives: May 2016

ENORMOUS CLASH ON THE HIGH SEAS

The Battle of Jutland Lasts Few Short Hours,  Thousands of Sailors Drown Special to The Great War Project (30 May-1 June) On the morning of 31 May a century ago, the great flotillas of Britain and German warships are on a collision course. “Over 250 British and German warships were steaming on convergent courses to…

RUSSIANS PLANNING HUGE OFFENSIVE

Bid to Break Stalemate on the Eastern Front Staking All on Doubtful Strategy; The Brusilov Offensive. Special to The Great War Project (26-29 May) For weeks a century ago, news is scarce from the Eastern Front. The Russians have withdrawn and are tending to their losses inflicted earlier in the war. But now on the…

TALES FROM THE BATTLEFIELD

Eyewitnesses to the Carnage. The Muck and Grime of Death. Special to The Great War Project (22-25 May) Vicious fighting resumes again at Verdun in northern France on the Western Front. On May 23rd a century ago, the French attack at Fort Douaumont, outside the town of Verdun. It looks at first like the French…