Monthly Archives: September 2017

THE MURDEROUS STRUGGLE FOR PASSCHENDAELE

 Senseless Slaughter on Both Sides.  An Instance of Great Compassion: ‘The Wounded Highlander Survived.’ Special to The Great War Project. (late September) These are the days, a century ago, when the British launch an offensive in Belgian Flanders that comes to be called variously the battle of the Ypres Salient, or Third Ypres, or Passchendaele.…

RUSSIA: THE REVOLUTION SPREADS

Soldiers Throw Down Their Arms. Refuse Orders to the Trenches. Mutiny Favors the Bolsheviks. Special to The Great War Project. (10 September) The turmoil in Russia remains unabated. It is not yet clear who rules Russia in the aftermath of the revolution earlier in the year and the abdication of Tsar Nicolas the Second. But…

FIRST AMERICANS KILLED IN FRANCE

French Are Bled White, but Are Americans Ready? What A Way to Get Leave. Special to The Great War Project. Editor’s note: an earlier caption on a graphic in this report misidentified it. It is Marshal Foch, the French military leader, not the French president Raymond Poincare (4 September) Some of the first Americans arrive…