The British Army was engaged in numerous battles on numerous different fronts during the Great War. Some of these, such as the Battles of the Somme, Ypres and Gallipoli, are well known. This page will lead you to details of all of them.
The fighting fronts
|Campaign||For more information||Years during which this campaign was active|
|France and Flanders: the ‘Western Front’||More||1914 to 1918|
|Mesopotamia||More||1914 to 1918|
|East Africa||To be developed||1914 to 1918|
|Egypt and Palestine||More||1915 to 1918|
|The Western Desert of Egypt||More||1915 to 1916|
|Salonika||To be developed||1915 to 1918|
|Rebellion and war of independence in Ireland||To be developed||1916 to 1922|
|Italy||More||1917 to 1918|
|North Russia||To be developed|
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.
[Please note: I am gradually adding the despatches back into the site after conversion to the new site look. If the one you seek is not yet there, please bear with me]