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

Others' Diaries, May - September 1916

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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 diary from the Somme and a copy of his essay on the work and achievements of Army Chaplains are included here. The records relating to the Battle of Arras, included in other groupings within this collection, lend extra meaning to this English translation of the diary written by a French Civilian living in the nearby occupied village of St Ledger. This 55 year old civilian writes of bombardments by both sides, gas attacks, air raids, and the treatment of prisoners of war, lending a rather different voice to the growing account of events in the area of Arras during this period.

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Crosse, Canon E.C.

  • Contributor: Imperial War Museum
  • Reference: d-01
  • Keyword:  war warfare history british ww1
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Hersent, N.

  • Contributor: Imperial War Museum
  • Reference: d-02
  • Keyword:  war warfare history british ww1
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