Monthly Archives: September 2016

REINFORCEMENTS IN THE DESERT

British Lick Their Wounds from Iraq Defeat, Prepare for a Baghdad Offensive; British War Cabinet is Cautious. Special to The Great War Project. (23-26 September) Despite defeats in Mesopotamia earlier in 1916 – the ignominious collapse at Kut on the Tigris River — the British are determined to reverse their losses in the desert. Some…

FORCED LABOR FOR BELGIANS IN GERMANY

Move Violates Laws of War; A Protest From the U.S. Wilson Running For Re-election; ‘He Kept Us Out of War’ Special to The Great War Project (18-22 September) Germany is dragooning hundreds of thousands of Belgian citizens into forced labor. According to historian Martin Gilbert, in these days in the war a century ago, Germany…

A NEW KIND OF WARFARE

German Airship Explodes Over London. Thousands Flock to See It Burn. German Ace Arrives. Special to The Great War Project. (1-4 September) The war in the skies comes to London. On September 2nd, precisely a century ago, German airships mount their deadliest air raid so far in the war. “Sixteen German naval and army airships…