The fighting fronts

CampaignFor more informationYears
France and Flanders: the 'Western Front'More1914 to 1918
MesopotamiaMore1914 to 1918
East AfricaTo be developed1914 to 1918
Egypt and PalestineMore1915 to 1918
The Western Desert of EgyptMore1915 to 1916
SalonikaMore1915 to 1918
Rebellion and war of independence in IrelandTo be developed1916 to 1922
ItalyMore1917 to 1918
North RussiaMore1918 to 1920

Field commanders’ despatches

A valuable source of contemporary, official information about the fighting – although we must be aware of the personal and political points that the author of the despatch was sometimes trying to score.

Field commanders’ despatches

Background articles

Why Britain went to war in 1914

Parliament commits Britain to war in France

Public proclamations of mobilisation of the army

The King’s Message to the Army (August 1914)

Lloyd George commits the army to an unwanted extension of the line in 1918

Manpower crisis in 1918 forces reorganisation of the army in France


Recommended reading for those new to the subject