TNA reveals Battle of Loos diaries
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 discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk, 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