British officers' diaries from World War 1, 1914-1919

Volumes

5 volumes in British officers' diaries from World War 1, 1914-1919

Officers' Diaries, August 1914 - October 1919

These diaries feature a concerted focus on the Battle of the Somme between November 1915 and November 1916 with accounts of action in Beaumont Hamel, Flers-Courcelette, the Fricourt sector, Ginchy, Les Boeufs, and Transloy Ridges. They also contain a secondary focus upon the fighting around the town of Ypres between...

  • Contributor:  Imperial War Museum
  • Reference:  72733a
  • Keyword:  war warfare history british ww1

Non-commissioned Officers' Diaries, September 1914 - November 1918

These Diaries provide Non-commissioned Officers' perspectives on some of the same battles described by the Officers' diaries in previous documents. The battles these accounts share with the Officers' include the Somme and some of the battles around Ypres. In the Ypres area NCOs joined Officers in recording details of the...

  • Contributor:  Imperial War Museum
  • Reference:  72733b
  • Keyword:  war warfare history british ww1

Privates' Diaries, August 1914 - February 1919

These Privates' recollections provide both details of wars where their Officers have also provided accounts and forthright descriptions of events for which officers' diaries included here do not provide details. They add to the combination of voices included here which discuss the battles of Ypres and Ypres Salient with a...

  • Contributor:  Imperial War Museum
  • Reference:  72733c
  • Keyword:  war warfare history british ww1

Others' Diaries, May - September 1916

These narratives are the voices of two people in non-combat roles and yet living through all of the violence of a war which others had chosen to fight. The first, Canon E. C. Crosse, served as a Church of England Chaplain at the Battle of the Somme; part of his...

  • Contributor:  Imperial War Museum
  • Reference:  72733d
  • Keyword:  war warfare history british ww1
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