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THE SECRET GOALS OF THE WAR

For Allies,Total Victory is Necessary; For Germany It’s World Domination. Special to The Great War Project (19, 20, 21 January) Significant developments these days a century ago in several theaters of the war. On January 20th,1914, according to historian Martin Gilbert, “the Germans launched their first bombing raid on Britain, when two Zeppelins crossed the…

NEW OFFENSIVE IN WEST STALLS.

Now Largely a Defensive War. Casualties High, War Aims Hardening. Special to The Great War Project (16-17 January) Although the Western Front is mired in stalemate, there are still attempts, on both sides to break out of it. They are all futile. The mood is shifting in Allied capitals. A negotiated peace is now out…

THE BIG PICTURE IN THE NEW YEAR

Stalemate in the Trenches; Enormous Ottoman Losses. A Prototype of the Tank. Special to The Great War Project (5-6-7) January) “The year 1915 opened with blood being poured out without respite.” That’s the way historian Martin Gilbert assessed the situation in the war at the start of the New Year. Typhus strikes both Austrian and…

DEVASTATION FROM FLANDERS TO SERBIA.

Nothing but Cruelty and Suffering. Kill them: the White Flag Be Damned. Special to The Great War Project (22-23 December) It keeps getting crueler and crueler. On December 22 a century ago, Winston Churchill, the First Lord of the Admiralty, lets it be known that orders now require… …British soldiers to bring “instant fire” to…

THE TERRAIN OF DEATH

Letters from the Frozen, Blood-Soaked Battlefield. Every Man Wants it Ended “At Once.” Special to The Great War Project. (4-5 December) In these days of freezing temperatures and mounting fatalities, an extraordinary exchange of letters takes place involving Winston Churchill, the British First Lord of the Admiralty and one of Britain’s most aggressively pro-war senior…