First World War and Army of Occupation War Diary - France, Belgium and Germany

The War Diaries of the battalions who fought the Great War on The Western Front

Utterly unique, we offer these important records in three formats – ONLINE, IN PRINT, and on CD-ROM. Each diary has a chronological index, including movements, listing each place, and where and when the battalion or unit was situated.

Without question, the most important source of information on the Great War

  • Chronological index to each volume
  • Contains vital information covering battalion and company actions, trench raids, casualty figures of the missing and wounded, officers' movements, localised trench maps and plans
  • Secret and confidential intelligence
  • Hand written-up and signed each day by the appointed officer, actually at the sharp end with his men in the trenches
  • Operational orders
  • Battalion and company orders
  • Timing of attacks and attack objectives
  • Discipline
  • Holding the line
  • Meteorological weather reports
  • Equipment diagrams and line drawings
  • Defence
  • Place names and map co-ordinates
  • Uniquely rich and full of military and historical information.
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No modern editing, opinions or poorly judged comments, just the war day by day, written by the men who fought this 'War to end all Wars'.

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See the Great War being fought day by day, by the men and units that hold an interest with your research.


ipadOur new website ‘The Naval & Military Archive’.

The N&M Archive includes the full data sets for;
Campaign Medal Rolls 1914-1919 6,527,684 records
British Officers Taken POW Aug. 1914 to Nov. 1918 8,317 records
De Ruvigny's Roll Of Honour 1914-1924 26,768 records
Distinguished Conduct Medal Citations 1914-1920 24,929 records
Ireland's Memorial Records 1914-1918 49,603 records
Naval Casualties 1914-1919 43,932 records
Silver War Badge 1914-1918 882,678 records
Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 703,806 records
The National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 111,825 records
Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945 171,214 records
POW Armies & Other Land Forces of the British Empire 1939-45 39,808 records
POW British Army held in German Camps 104,838 records
POW Naval & Air Forces of Great Britain & The Empire 1939-45 19,229 records
Boer War Casualties 1899-1902 54,931 records
Men of the Battle of Waterloo 1815 36,852 records
Victoria Cross 1854-2006
Plus the War Diaries

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In Print Available Summer 2015

BookOur 20-plus years’ experience of publishing both rare and important military history titles allows us to undertake the largest printed project ever covering the Great War.

We are publishing each War Diary in facsimile. Using the latest technology in commercial digital printing, the diaries will be printed in full colour on an OCE CS3500 web colour press and perfect bound with laminated covers.


The DVD-ROM version of this project will allow owners to download the War Diaries to their hard drive, giving full offline access to both the indices and diary pages.

* Ten-year software guarantee
* One-time purchase price – no subscription charge
* No limit to the number of diaries you can download
* Freedom to access whenever and wherever you choose
* Storage of files on your hard drive
* PC only

Included on the DVD-ROM is our smart index to the War Diaries collection. Each diary page has been chronologically indexed with place and date. In addition, all operational orders, map titles, title pages, and miscellaneous documents are indexed by date and title. Once you have selected a War Diary you can view its contents list and choose to download either individual page(s) or the entire diary.
The image files are downloaded from our cloud server and then permanently stored on your hard drive. Included in the program is a file management system allowing the easy removal of diary pages to free up hard disk space.
The image files are held within a database in encrypted format, they can only be viewed via the War Diary program and your original disk must be inserted in the DVD-ROM drive you installed from.
Images can be viewed on screen within the War Diary program, and they can be printed to a printer or virtual printer.
Diary images cannot be shared, copied or used in other applications or programs. They are licensed for private study or research for a non-commercial purpose.

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