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Notes on War Diaries


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Whilst going through one of the War Diaries at Kew last week I came across a double sided A5 piece of paper titled:-

Confidential

Notes on War Diaries

Paras 1 to 8 by Captain C.T. Atkinson, employed under Historical Section of Committee of Imperial Defence.

Para 9 by Director of Military Training.

Although undated I wondered if anyone can tell me where this comes from and is there more of it??

Andy

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Atkinson was one of the authors of the Official histories, which were written under the control/remit of the Historical sction of committee of imperial defence.

Whilst going through the war diaries of medical units, I have found quite a few "precis" and notes by people working on the official history. Proving quite useful!

Regards

Ali

PS You must read Andrew Green's book on writing the official histories- I think you'd find it interesting.

PPS. Atkinson wrote quite a few divisional and regimental histories

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Thanks Ali,

Should have known and given you a ring on this. Knew Atkinson's roll but I have never come across this before which makes interesting reading. Andrew Green's book is one that I must read, had it ordered some time ago but the order got cancelled for some reason, just need to find more room for all the books :D

Andy

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There is an article "Some Rambling Notes on War Diaries" in The Army Quarterly, 1924-25, Vol 9, pp 141-145. No author is given but it would appear to have been someone is the Historical section. Wonder if what you found is related?

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Charles,

Be interesting to see if it is. I have sent you a copy.

Andy

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