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

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Utterly unique, we offer these important records in three formats – ONLINE, IN PRINT, and on CD-ROM. Each diary will have 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 & 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.

Coming Soon! Online, In Print and on DVD ROM

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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.

Online Launching Summer 2014

ipadOur new website ‘The Naval & Military Archive’ is now well advanced.

The N&M Archive will include the full sets of data currently on our website, bolstered by an additional 6.5 million newly digitised WW1 soldiers’ records, plus the War Diaries.

Subscription to N&M Archive includes full and unrestricted access to all these data sets and collections, as well as the 4,700 separate War Diaries. These consist of 1.52 million full colour pages, from WO 95 held at the National Archives, Kew.

Pricing for subscriptions will be modest, starting from under £5 for a 24-hour period to a full year at a remarkable £50.

Please note. We will NOT operate an automatic recurring payment system for subscriptions that could trap the unwary into monthly charges.

In Print Available Summer 2014

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 matt laminated covers.

Pricing: As an example, a 300-page diary will cost in the region of £20 and an 800-page diary £35.

CD-ROM Available Summer 2014

The CD-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.

Pricing will be around £350.

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