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Trench Orders


Len Trim
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Some people might be interested in a 56 page copy of British Trench Orders 1917. Which covers everything from the number of rounds a sentry should have to latrine duties.

http://ia341021.us.archive.org/3/items/WW1...Orders_1917.pdf

or just search www.archives.org for ww1 material.

Len

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Looks good - but I can only view first page. My system frozen perhaps?

Geraint

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.....but I can only view first page. My system frozen perhaps?

Snap

Mine's frozen on first page too

Andy

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Snap

Mine's frozen on first page too

Andy

Ditto

funny though, I don't have a problem with the rest of the site...viewing or downloading, just seems to be this page. Perhaps one of you fellas could email us poor unfortunates a copy :rolleyes:

cheers, Jon

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For those of you that had a problem I found that it was just a case of waiting until the download had finished. Have downloaded a copy. PM me with your email address and I'll send a copy.

Len

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Len,

A great little document, Many Thanks for posting the link ;)

If anyone has had trouble downloading please go to this link:

http://www.archive.org/details/specimensofbriti00armyrich

Once it has opened, there is a box on the left hand side called: 'VIEW THE BOOK'

There are a series of download formats such as DjVu and PDF etc. (common being PDF). Right Click on the format required (e.g. PDF), then SAVE TARGET AS... [to a location on your computer]

Once you have downloaded it to your pc, open it up and away you go.

Hope this helps

Aye

Tom McC

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Tom

Thanks for the instructions. Got it now

Andy

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Here is some help from the colonies. We uploaded that from the CEFSG (Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group) along with a host of other documents, including nominal rolls contributed by GWF members.

We have found with Internet Archives that if you have your ADOBE Reader or Program set as an "Add In" so that the file opens inside your Internet Explorer, then there are problems. If you shut off that function, the download works fine. The simple solution is to RIGHT click on the file and SAVE it to your hard drive and then open it with your PDF viewer.

The original link from the CEFSG is here:

http://www.archive.org/details/WW1_TrenchOrders_1917

Note that the document is just an extract that was prepared for the U.S. Government and it contains examples of Canadian and British Trench Orders. Of interest, it also shows them at both the Battalion and Brigade Level.

If you have an interest in the other uploads for the CEFSG they are listed here:

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=rlaughton

We have found the Internet Archive to be a great way to share documents among the members, which includes all our pals at the GWF and many of us are members of both and visa versa. The most honourable Graham Stewart from the GWF was the lead on the Nominal Rolls collection which is now growing daily.

If you have documents that you want to post to the Internet Archives you will find detailed instructions, if you are ready for my scribbles, at this page:

http://www.cefresearch.com/phpBB2/viewtopi...ghlight=lessons

As always, help is only a posting away!

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Druid Ian: The website of manuals is fascinating. Thanks a million for the reference. I never cease to be amazed what can be found on the 'net when you are pointed in the right direction. PM

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Druid Ian: The website of manuals is fascinating. Thanks a million for the reference. I never cease to be amazed what can be found on the 'net when you are pointed in the right direction. PM

Its a great site isn't it

just a hint a lot of these sites are disappearing at the moment

I used to get a lot of stuff at another site (Dennis S Riemer memorial library or something like that)

anyway it has now shut down to all except the US military personel

so if you see somethig you think you may need download it now or it may well vanish

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Len, Laughton and Druid Ian

Many thanks for these links. At this rate I might never have to buy a book again!

They're all book-marked.

Chris

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