Category Archives: Documents, Maps & Artwork

The Army Field Service Post Card

Army Form A. 2042.  The ubiquitous Army Field Service Post Card, this example posted in December 1916 (note the ‘Canadian Corps HQ’ written at the top of the card).  How many millions, and I mean millions, of these found their … Continue reading

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New Arrival

I’m very sorry about this.  I don’t normally do this sort of thing.

Posted in Documents, Maps & Artwork, Weaponry & Relics | 6 Comments

Disposition Maps – German Forces 1916-1918

A series of seven British maps, this first dating from February 1916, showing the known, or believed, distribution of German forces facing the Allies on the Western Front.

Posted in Documents, Maps & Artwork, French Flanders | 4 Comments

From the Men of 29th Division……

This understated 1918 Christmas card from the collection perhaps reflects the mixed emotions felt as the first peacetime Christmas for five years approached.

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Fourth Army Standing Orders: Adjutant-General’s and Quartermaster-General’s Branch 1917

Now this all sounds a bit dour, doesn’t it? 

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A Question of Headstones

The white Portland Stone British military headstone that can be seen in CWGC cemeteries across Europe and elsewhere has entered iconic architectural status, not least because of the genius of the simple curvature to the top of each headstone.  I … Continue reading

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German Dispositions at Ledeghem, Summer 1918

As we are looking at maps, and having read Filip’s comment on the previous post, this extract from a map dated 11th September 1918, a month or so before the British would capture the village, shows German dispositions in and … Continue reading

Posted in 1918 - The Advance East, Documents, Maps & Artwork | 6 Comments