16 DIVISION Headquarters, Branches and Services Royal Army by WO95/1961/2

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No glossy enhancing, evaluations or poorly judged reviews, simply the good struggle daily, written via the lads who fought this ‘War to finish all Wars’. complete color facsimile of every and each web page. So – what precisely is a warfare Diary and why may still i need to learn one? 
Put easily, a conflict Diary documents what the actual unit used to be doing every day. It includes a wealth of knowledge that catalogues its a number of actions, if it is sour and expensive combating, or extra mundane initiatives akin to education. it's often the single checklist to point what squaddies most likely did in the course of the battle. Make no mistake – there by no means was once a close list saved of what every one soldier or officer did at any given time. That form of minutia list maintaining doesn't exist even at the present time. What have been stored have been the diaries of the unit the fellow belonged to. you could learn precisely what a unit did and, from that, infer what activities the lads assigned to that unit did. The warfare Diaries are one of the most well-liked files to be sought on the nationwide records. Chronological index to every quantity. mystery and private intelligence. Operational orders. Battalion and corporate orders. Timing of assaults and assault targets. self-discipline. Meteorological climate reviews. Trench raids and evening assaults. gear diagrams and line 
drawings. position names and map co-ordinates. Battalion and corporate activities. officials’ routine. Localised trench maps and plans. Casualty figures of the lacking and wounded. Hand written-up and signed on a daily basis through the appointed officer, truly on the sharp finish together with his males within the trenches. Uniquely wealthy and whole of army and historic information.

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