Category Archives: Documents & Artwork

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

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The Road to Passchendaele – Enemy Dispositions Maps

Two maps you will, I think, find of interest.  These are British 1:40,000 scale maps, prepared by army intelligence and issued, stamped confidential, during the last weeks of the Battle of Passchendaele.  They show the progress made so far and, … Continue reading

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Nurse Jessie Morton’s Autograph Book Part Two

Believe it or not, it was nearly two years ago that I first showed you a few pages from this little autograph book.  At the time I promised that I would publish the remaining pages at some point, and being … Continue reading

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Trench Warfare – Notes on Attack and Defence

Seven months into the war, in February 1915, the War Office published this little pamphlet entitled Trench Warfare: Notes on Attack and Defence.

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Stretcher Drill (Illustrated)

A few pages for your scrutiny from a pre-Great War publication entitled ‘Stretcher Drill (Illustrated)’.

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Miss Pattie Cooper’s Autograph Book

Do you remember – and if you don’t here’s a link to remind you – that early last year I showed you some pages from a First World War nurse’s autograph book I had picked up, and promised you that … Continue reading

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Twenty Minutes After

A few years back now, I showed you a couple of pieces of artwork by Lieutenant Hugh Mossom Boyd of the Royal Engineers that I was kindly allowed to scan and publish, and I thought you might like to see … Continue reading

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