Thursday, March 06, 2008

First World War and Army of Occupation War Diaries

The National Archives | DocumentsOnline | Selected First World War and Army of Occupation War Diaries: "The UK National Archives has been digitising selected War Diaries from the First World War. These files are some of our most frequently ordered documents.

The original diaries are held in the seriesLink to glossary - opens in a new window WO 95. They are for British and colonial units serving in theatres of operations between 1914 and 1922.

They contain daily reports on operations, intelligence summaries and other pertinent material.

Many maps and plans were included in the original diaries and particularly confidential material was removed before the files were made available. This accounts for the absence of some appendices referred to on the covers of many diaries.

For more on these diaries please see the free research guide, British Army War Diaries: First World War, 1914-1918."


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