Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Friday, July 22, 2022

Man o' War: the Ships of 14-18 —A Roads Collection


American Destroyer USS Chauncey

SMS Bodrog—the Ship That Fired the First Shots of the Great War—Has Been Restored

8 December 1914: The Battlecruisers Have Their Finest Hour at the Falklands

HMS Furious: From Battlecruiser to Hybrid to Fleet Carrier

Two Battleship Survivors of Jutland with Notable Service in World War II

The Ignominious Demise of SMS Ostfriesland

American Battleship at War: USS New York

Second Act: Potemkin in the First World War

HMS Dreadnought at War

The Wreck of Von Spee's Flagship SMS Scharnhorst Found

The Legendary Pursuit of the Goeben and Breslau

SMS Königsberg's Last Fight at Rufiji Delta

A Tribute to Australia's HMAS Sydney

Earlier Compliations

The Grand Sea Fleet at Sea

Our Battle of Jutland Library (Multiple Articles)


Scapa Flow Scuttle, 1919

Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War

The Wolf: The Mystery Raider That Terrorized the Seas During World War I

Scapa 1919: The Archaeology of a Scuttled Fleet


  1. One of my grandfathers served on a U.S. battleship 1911-16.

  2. A fascinating story showing how much Australia and New Zealand contributed to the war.