He rejoined the army as a battalion commander.
Feb 1915 Zeppelin bombing Zeppelin airships dropped bombs on Yarmouth. Austrian Siege Gun.
But his softly-softly approach would not be enough to hold Germany back. Romania then attacks Bulgaria along with the Turks. After inflicting heavy casualties, the vastly outnumbered British begin a fighting retreat. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand pushed existing animosities and alliances into the most catastrophic war the world had ever seen.
France and Italy agree to participate. Both sides begin to dig in and the infamous Western Front of trench lines is born.
They were eventually halted by the allies at the river Marne. July 30: This attempt fails like the two before it, at the hands of highly motivated Serbs fighting on their home ground.
Margaret MacMillan describes the Tsar's decison to order mobilisation. Day by Day, 21 July Radio 4. Search for: The twelve forts surrounding the city are then bombarded into submission by German and Austrian howitzers using high explosive shells. Christopher Clark explores how militant voices swayed decision-makers in Vienna in 1914. Transcript PDF 62k. Despite the loss of several ships to mines, the British successfully landed a number of marines in the Gallipoli region of the Dardenelles.
Clip from Month of Madness, episode two Radio 4. Although Russia was allied with Serbia, Germany did not believe that she would mobilise and offered to support Austria if necessary.
Petersburg the German Chancellor addressed his parliament.