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 A Midshipman's Journal: Alderson, B

This is the first extract of a journal compiled by Basil Alderson, a Surgeon Lieutenant and midshipman on board the aircraft carrier, HMS GLORIOUS, 1935-1936. The journal comprises manuscript entries, photographs, drawings and sketch maps detailing daily life on board ship, exercises and training involving…

 A Royal Flying Corps Trainee (Part 1): Bryant, A

This collection of letters from Arthur Bryant to his parents describes his experiences as a Royal Flying Corps trainee in Shoreham in Sussex in January 1918. Bryant describes visits to the theatre, amateur dramatics and other examples of daily life in the midst of war, along with frequent complaints…

 A Royal Flying Corps Trainee (Part 2): Bryant, A

This second selection of letters from Arthur Bryant to his parents provides further insight into the life of a Royal Flying Corps trainee in 1918. The letters include descriptions of visits to the theatre, life in Sussex and during training in Norfolk and Bryant's lament at the death of close friends.Ā 

 An Officer At Large (Part 1): Allenby, E

This first part of the photograph album Allenby 5/3 illustrates the travels of a young officer, Edmund Allenby, with revealing insights into his family life, military postings and manoeuvres in the late 1890s and 1900s. Allenby famously commanded the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in Palestine and Egypt,…

 Gallipoli In Close Up: Hamilton, I

A selection of official photographs of the Dardanelles Expedition, 1915-1916. These photographs, supplied by the Central News Agency, were each assigned a four digit agency number which follows the description. The photographs include views of daily life, action including explosions, prisoners of war,…

 Isacke Diaries, 1897 (Part 2): Isacke, H

This second selection of diary entries from February and March 1897 was compiled by Hubert Isacke (1872-1943). Isacke was an army officer who served on the North West Frontier of British India, 1897-1898. Following service in the Second Boer War, Isacke served as a staff officer and Director of Staff…

 Isacke Diaries, 1897 (Part 3): Isacke, H

This third selection of diary entries from April and May 1897 was compiled by Hubert Isacke (1872-1943). Isacke was an army officer who served on the North West Frontier of British India, 1897-1898. Following service in the Second Boer War, Isacke served as a staff officer and Director of Staff Duties…

 Isacke Diaries, 1897 (Part 4): Isacke, H

This fourth selection of diary entries from June and July 1897 was compiled by Hubert Isacke (1872-1943). Isacke was an army officer who served on the North West Frontier of British India, 1897-1898. Following service in the Second Boer War, Isacke served as a staff officer and Director of Staff Duties…

 Ismay Papers (Part 1): Ismay, H

Papers relating to Hastings Ismay at the Staff College Quetta, India and the RAF Staff College, Andover, Hampshire, 1922-1924.

 Ismay Papers (Part 2): Ismay, H

Notes by AVM Henry Robert Moore Brooke-Popham, RAF Staff College, Andover, Hampshire on enthusiasm and discipline. On the history of discipline and a transition from systems based on naked fear to more modern ones based on consent and esprit de corps. On morale, morality and psychology, with historical…

 Ismay Papers (Part 3): Ismay, H

Notes by Air Commodore Henry Robert Moore Brooke-Popham, RAF Staff College, Andover, Hampshire on morale, December 1923.

 Ismay Papers (Part 4): Ismay, H

Note by ECG, Staff College Quetta, Training lecture 3 and 4 on preparation and conduct of strategical, tactical and administrative exercises with bibliography, annotated by Ismay. With notes by Ismay on lecture. October 1922.

 Lawrence Of Arabia In France: Lawrence, T E

Thomas Edward Lawrence, later known as Lawrence of Arabia, read history at Jesus College Oxford. As part of his degree, he was required to submit a special thesis - Lawrence chose medieval military architecture as a subject. He embarked on a cycling tour of France in the summer of 1908 undertaking research…

 Polen Et Litauen: War Office Library

German army training booklet on Poland and Lithuania (1937) that provides an insight into preparations for war: Armeen diesfeits und jenfeits der Grenze. Includes potted histories and details of the countries' defence forces. Acquired by the War Office Library the same year.

 Ruhleben Camp Magazine (No 4)

IN RUHLEBEN CAMP magazine Issue 4, August Bank Holiday, 1915. This fourth edition of the magazine was published by Allied internees of the German internment camp situated on the outskirts of Berlin. It features articles and stories about daily life, culture and sport.

 Service In South Africa, Along The Nile And POW Life: Archer, J

A photograph album belonging to Captain John Archer covering service in the Boer War, in Malta, Crete, the Sudan, Egypt and as a prisoner of war in Germany. The album includes images of action against the Boers, life on the Nile and POWs.

 The Birth Of The Tank (Part 1): Fuller, J F C

This selection represents the first part of Fuller 1/1, a bound volume of correspondence, reports, memoranda, maps and plans, mostly relating to the early development, testing, training and tactics associated with the introduction of the tank in World War One. John Frederick Charles Fuller (1878-1966)…

 The Birth Of The Tank (Part 2): Fuller, J F C

This selection represents the second part of Fuller 1/1, a bound volume of correspondence, reports, memoranda, maps and plans, mostly relating to the early development, testing, training and tactics associated with the introduction of the tank in World War One. John Frederick Charles Fuller (1878-1966)…

 The Birth Of The Tank (Part 3): Fuller, J F C

This selection represents the third part of Fuller 1/1, a bound volume of correspondence, reports, memoranda, maps and plans, mostly relating to the early development, testing, training and tactics associated with the introduction of the tank in World War One. John Frederick Charles Fuller (1878-1966)…

 The Birth Of The Tank (Part 4): Fuller, J F C

This selection is the fourth part of Fuller 1/1 - a mainly typescript bound volume of reports, memoranda, notes, correspondence, sketches, plans and illustrations relating to the early history of the tank during World War One. John Frederick Charles Fuller (1878-1966) - later raised to the rank of Major…

 The Birth Of The Tank (Part 5): Fuller, J F C

This fifth part of the 'birth of the tank' sequence is taken from the papers of John Frederick Charles Fuller (1878-1966) - specifically Fuller 1/1, a bound typescript volume of reports, memoranda, correspondence, diagrams and drawings relating to the early history of the tank and its deployment in World…

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