TNA re­veals Bat­tle of Loos di­aries

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Records de­tail­ing the ac­tions of Army HQ dur­ing one of the most piv­otal bat­tles of the First World War have been re­leased on­line. The Na­tional Ar­chives has pub­lished more than 350 war di­aries via dis­cov­­tion­, pro­vid­ing be­hind-the-scenes ac­counts of the Bat­tle of Loos, which be­gan on 25 Septem­ber 1915. Writ­ten by com­mand­ing of­fi­cers, the di­aries of­fer a vivid in­sight into mil­i­tary tac­tics. View­ing cat­a­logue de­scrip­tions is free, but doc­u­ment down­loads are £3.30 each.

The cre­ation of the first pi­geon mes­sen­ger ser­vice is doc­u­mented in the war di­aries

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