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Armistice - Conscientious Objectors & F.A. Unit. See also: Bainton - American Quaker, F.A.U. France; Dodd E.E.;Pollard R. - F.A.U. France; Smith H. - C.O. Wandsworth Prison; Stanton H. - C.O. Maidstone Prison; Armistice - Newspapers; British and German newspapers in Newspaper Catalogue/Card Index
Armistice - General References. See also: C.O.; Domestic Front; Peace and After in Domestic Front File; Egypt; Germany; India; Italy; Mesopotamia/Persia; Newspapers; Other Countries; Palestine; Paris Peace Conference - Miss J.Whitehead (Dorn.Front); Post Armistice Battlefield Conditions; P.O.W.; RFC/RAF; R.N. and RN/MN; Ruleben; Turkey; War Office; Western Front; Women Overseas
Armistice - Royal Navy. See also R.N./M.N. Armistice
Atrocities. See this catalogue under [Propaganda and Enlistment. Domestic Front and G.S. under Miscell: Churches (Dr.S.)
Attitudes/Opinions . Good letters on numerous topics e.g.in Fleming letters (GS), Shepherd/Chapman letters in Domestic Front:Munitions and Mitchison (GS).See under precise headings:- French, Americans, Germans etc.
Attitudes/Opinions - Towards Pacifists/Pacifism. See also Towards Conscientious Objection
Attitudes/Opinions - Towards Patriotism. See Joining Up/Patriotism
Attitudes/Opinions - Towards Politicians. See Politics
Attitudes/Opinions - Towards Religion. See Religion
Attitudes/Opinions - Towards the French. See under French in this catalogue.
Bairnsfather. See book section; Personalities; R.F.C.Catalogue
Bantams. See book section
Barges (Hospital). See wounds
Batman/Officer's Servant. See also Officer/Men Relationships
Belgian Soldiers and Civilians. See also attitudes towards
Belgium, Occupied. See Separate Catalogue: Germans in Belgium; Domestic Front: Propoganda; Propoganda: anti-German/Kaiser's Will in Domestic Front
Birdwood - Field Marshal Sir William. See Anzac section
Bombers - Infantry. See also Grenades
Burial. See also graves, cemeteries
Cambrai - November 20th - December 7th 1917. Ab inito, Cambrai placed under TANKS. This could with care, be revised; Map catalogue
Canadians/Canada. See also under Attitudes - Towards Canadians, see Vimy; "Divisional Units" and Propaganda (British).
Cavalry. See also this catalogue under Animals and Horses and Cavalry; other Cavalry and Yeomanry Regt. men in Regimental cross ref; Egypt/Palestine Catalogue.
Cemeteries, Graves and Commemoration. See also death
Christmas Cards - Italy. See Italy - Photos and Miscellaneous
Comforts. See also Domestic Front: Fundraising
Company Roll Books. See Also Officer/Men Relationships
Comradeship. See Also Officer/Men Relationships
Concert Party. See Entertainment for most concert party references
Courts Marshall. See Conscientious Objection section of the archive; see this catalogue for Executions, Field Punishment No.1 Order and Shell Shock
Death, Bereavement and Commemoration. For RFC/RNAS see RFC Catalogue & Reference System.
Deception, Ruses, Tricks. See also Booby Traps
Decorations - Distinguished Conduct - Decorations - Attitudes Towards. See the Soldier's War, attitudes chapter
Decorations - Distinguished Conduct - Distinguished Service Medal. See R.N. Catalogue under decorations
Decorations - Distinguished Conduct - Victoria Cross. See other sections of the Archives or the tape-recorded card index system for information on the Victoria Cross recipients.
Decorations - Distinguished Conduct - Victoria Cross - Section IV. See General Aspects: Jews
Demobilisation. For demobilisation difficulties see under Mutiny, this catalogue.
Discipline/Indiscipline. See also this catalogue under Courts Martial, Mutiny and Executions.
Employment Certificates. See under Demobilisation in this catalogue.
Entertainment/Recreation/Sport: Entertainment. See Concert Parties
Entertainment/Recreation/Sport: Programmes. Salonika: "Entertainment" for numerous examples
Exemptions. See Conscientious Objection Archives for exemption from conscripition.
Festubert. See Aubers Ridge and Festubert
Field Punishment No. 1. See Conscientious Objectors; Military Law - this catalogue; Courts Martial - this catalogue.
Food/Food Parcels/Canteens/Army Rations/Military Cooking. In addition to these references the letters, diaries and papers of many service-men contain constant references to the quality and availability of food and rations, contents of parcels and canteen facilities.
French. See also the French Section of the Archives as well as this catalogue under Attitudes to the French and under Propaganda.
Friendly Fire. See also Accidents, Wounds, Death, Attitudes towards other Units, Artillery.
Gas and use of Smoke. See also this catalogue under Instruction, Loos and 2nd Ypres, additionally the Museum Section of the Archives.
Germans/German Weapons and German POWs. See also under Domestic Front: Civilian Interment and POW in Britain; this Catalogue under Attitudes; German Section for Germans as fighting soldiers, and in certain individual folders; Maps (German); Ruhleben Section and P.O.W.; Newspapers: German
Germany - Occupation of. See in German Section: occupation of
Givinchy 1915 - 25th January and 15-16 June. See also this catalogue under Divisional Units; Aubers Ridge/Festubert.
Gouzeaucourt - 20/21 November 1917 and German counter attack. See under Bourlon Wood for German counter-attack
Grenades. See also bombers, infantry
Haig, Field Marshall Sir Douglas and G.H.Q.. See Photos: Personalities
Health, Fitness, Cleanliness and Disease. See also Lice and Fleas; this Catalogue under Entertainment: Sport; Salonika, for Malaria; Gallipoli and Mesopotamia, for disease material.
Horses and Cavalry. See separate section for Mules; Animals and Cavalry; papers in General Section of those in Cavalry or Yeomanry units; Egypt/Palestine and Salonika; card index of tape recordings; Photographs and Cards.
Hospital Ships. See RM/MN catalogue
Hospitals - War (BEF Hospitals in France mainly). See also Domestic Front and Women's Section
Humour and Pranks. See this catalogue under Art, Entertainment and Trench Magazines; Egypt/Palestine under Entertainment.
Indian Army. See under Mespotamia; under Tape recordings.
Infantry Training and Drill. See also this catalogue Bayonet Training; Bombers; Instruction Courses; Machine Guns; Rifle and Musketry; Tactics
Influenza. See many individual folders especially in Domestic Front.
Instruction Courses/Training. Bayonet training; Bombers; Enlistment/Training; Infantry Training and Drill; Machine Guns; Rifle and Musketry; Signalling and Communications; Tactics
Intercourse with enemy - verbal and visual. See also Live & Let Live, Fraternisation, Christmas Truce, Attitudes towards Germans, Germans including German;POWs.
Lagnicourt - German attack on 15.4.1917. See Anzac/ Australia W/F 1917 papers.
Landrecies. See also Mons
Leave. See this Catalogue under Passes and Tickets.
Le Cateau - 26th August 1914. See also this catalogue under Mons and Retirement.
Liberation of Tourcoing. See under French (General Aspects)
Lice and Delousing. See under Gen.Aspects: Health, Fitness & Cleanliness, Item 13.
Listening Posts. See also Outposts
Live and Let Live/Fraternisation. See also Intercourse with the enemy (verbal and visual)
Love Letters and Loving Family Relationships. Many examples in personal files
Lys - Battle of April 1918. See this catalogue under March 1918 Retreat.
Mascots. See also General Aspects: Animals.
Military Law. See also papers of Conscientious Objectors.
Mines/Booby Traps. See also Booby Traps
Mining and Messines. See Map Catalogue; Photographs.
Missing. See also Death
Mobilisation and Arrival of B.E.F. in France - August 1914. See individual folders in the GS; WF Recollections
Mons and Retirement - 1914, 23rd August - 5th September. N.B. See also Le Cateau/Cavalry/Horses; Map Catalogue; Domestic Front (Propaganda) for Angel of Mons; Landerecies
Morale. See also this catalogue under Shell Shock and Military Law.
Mutiny. See also this catalogue under Military Law; see under India - for Amritsar
Nature. See Poppies and Agriculture
Neuve Chapelle, Battle of, March 1915. See this catalogue under Orders and despatches - Special Orders of the day
Non-commissioned Officers. See this catalogue for Officers and Officer cadets
Officer Cadets. See Newspaper Section Catalogue for Officer Cadet Battalion Magazines; this Catalogue under Unit Magazines.
Orders and Despatches: Opeartion Orders and Movement Orders. See also this catalogue under Trench Raids; Operation Orders filed appropriately under battles, documented separately e.g Mining/Messines etc.
Padres. See Religion
Pals. Best to approach this subject through the Regimental Cross Reference to Pals Battalions and then check papers of men in those battalions because only in 1994 was "Pals" set up as a cross reference.
Parcels. See this catalogue under Food/Food Parcels
Passchendale. See this catalogue under 3rd Battle of Ypres
Patriotism. See under Attitudes
Patrols and Work in No Man's Land. See also this catalogue under Trench Raids (Nicholson)
Pay/Pay Books/Small Book/Kitchener's Message/Officer's Service Record: Miscellaneous. See also this catalogue under Demobilisation.
Pay/Pay Books/Small Book/Kitcheners Message/Officer''s Service Record: Soldier''s Pay Book. See also many Pay Books filed with individual folders.
Photographs. Apart from the many albums and sets of photographs in individual folders, contained in various sections of the Archives e g Maj Gen R ? Money (outstanding for the Western front 1914/15 and held in GS), photographs within this General Aspects section of the Archives are again sub-divided into subject classification. Where there are, in addition, documents for the subject e g Gas, Somme, Ypres, Health and Fitness, Tanks and where the subject is very specialised e g Flame-throwers, the photographs are placed in the folder for that class. Here under "Photographs" the sub-divisions are as follows:- For reference to official still and cine photographs see M ? Donald (GS) 11.4.17
Photographs: Camps/Bivouacs. See also this catalogue under Billets and Camps.
Piave, Battle of - Italy, June 1918. See Italy catalogue.
Pigeons. See signalling and communication
Pillbox. See 3rd Ypres
Ploegsteert Wood. See also Ypres
Politics. See Socialist/Pacifist documentation under the Conscientious Objection Section of the Archives.
Polygon Wood, Battle of, October 1917. See 3rd Ypres.
Poperinghe. See also Toc H.
Portuguese. See Attitudes: Towards Portuguese.
Postcards. See also Arts: pinups
Pozieres, Battle of the Somme 1916. See under Australian Section; Somme.
Prisoners of War: British Prisoners of War. For British P?Ws held in Germany see P?W section of the Archives; For POWs held in Turkey see Mesopotamia section of the Archives
Prisoners of War: German Prisoners of War. See Domestic Front - Internment and P.O.W.
Propaganda. See the German Section; Domestic Front under Propaganda; Salonika and Bulgarian documents; Ruhleben, Miscellaneous for anti-German and perhaps anti-Semitic humour "Mice Schitt"; Dansey-Fisher album No.2 "Committee for the increase of the Population"; Postcards and Arts - Published, this catalogue.
Psychic Phenomena/Premonition. See also: Morbidity, Religion, Propoganda and Domestic Front a) Propaganda including Angel of Mons, Bowmen of England etc. b) Psychic Phenemena.
Public Schools. See Domestic Front: Education
Rations: Army. See Food
Religion: Christian Pacifism. For Quakers, "Bible Students", Adventists and Jehovah see under Conscientious Objection in this Catalogue
Religion: General References. See also under Morale
Religion: Jewish 'Padre'. This Catalogue under Jews
RFC and Infantry Co-operation. See RFC catalogue
Rifles and Musketry. See also this catalogue under:- Infantry training and Drill, Instruction courses, Tactics
Roberts, Lord. See Fund-raising (DF)
Royal Army Medical Corps. See other catalogues for RAMC men
Rumours. See also under Domestic Front.
Russians. See Intervention in Russian Catalogue.
Sanitation. See also Trench Conditions; General Aspects: Latrines.
Scouts and Sniping. See under Sniping
Signalling and Communication. See also this catalogue under: Armistice (Signals); Infantry Training and Drill; Instruction Courses; Orders; Scouts and Snipers (Rev.Witty's notebook references to a "Pigeon man"); Tanks (File C)
Snipers and Sniping. See also Scouts
Somme - Artwork. See also under Artwork in this catalogue.
Strikers. See this catalogue under Attitudes towards.
Supply. See also transport
Tactics. See this catalogue under Infantry training and drill, also machine guns.
Toc H - Talbot House. See this catalogue under Entertainment
Training. See this catalogue under Instruction.
Trains - Ambulance. See Field Ambulance Unit Section (CO)
Verey Lights. See also Rockets.
Veterens' Re-Unions/Old Comrades Associations. See Gallipoli (Veterans); many individual folders
Vice and VD and Brothels. See also this catalogue under Health
Vimy/Arras 9th-14th April 1917. See this catalogue under Canadians for Vimy.
War Office Intelligence: German Publications and Documents etc.. See this catalogue under Armistice.
Weather - Extremes. See Trench conditions references
Wireless. See this catalogue under Signalling and Communication.
Woolwich R.M.A.. See all artillerists.
Wounds/Wounded: Provision for. See also this catalogue under Death.
Y.M.C.A.. See under Domestic Front - Y.M.C.A.
Ypres: General. See Map Catalogue
Yser Canal. See under March Offensive 1918, i.e. later months; Battle of the Lys.
Armistice. See also Peace
Belgian Refugees. See also under Fund Raising
Billeting of Soldiers. See also General, Womens and Domestic Front sections
Boy Scouts. See Recollections: Domestic Front
Clerical Work. See Censorship
Conscientious Objection. See also CO section
Defence. See also newspaper section
Education and Children. See in recollections of many men and women documented in the Archives on their war service and also in the DF Recollections Section
Hospitals, British Military. See also: "Gen. Aspects: Wounds", "Nursing", "WO e.g Milburn"
Household Economy. See also Rationing
Pacifism. See under CO/FAU Section
Patriotism / Propaganda / Morale Boosting. See also in General Aspects under Enlistment and under Propaganda
Politics. See General Aspects: Politics/Attitudes to
Discipline - Breaches of. The administration of general discipline in daily routine and in training establishments is covered in depth in other sections of this catalogue. Numerous Midshipmen's Journals contain this detail, similarly the section on Training provides such references.
Dummy Ships. See Gallipoli Photographs and Gallipoli RN
German - Koenigsberg and East Africa. See East Africa (AFE) Section for photocopied reconnaisance reports and reports of the final and decisive attack on the Koenigsberg.
Germany - Naval and Shipping. See also: Africa Section for destruction of Koenigsberg; and Scapa Flow
Hartlepool / Whitby / Scarborough Raid (16.12.14). See: Domestic Front: Defence; German Fleet Surrender: Submarines
Indian Ocean. See under Germany in RNMN General Aspects for Royal Navy operations in this area
Mediterranean. See Gallipoli Section
Merchant Marine: Officers and Ratings. See MN Miscellaneous
Mines: Minefields, Minelaying, Minesweeping. See Gallipoli Section: Photographs
Royal Marines: Papers and Documents. RNMN Recollections and GALL Recollections folders may contain relevant information, the same applies to RNMN and GALL Tape Recordings
Royal Naval Division. See Wettern, Davies and many more in GS (Regimental Cross Reference)
Sailing Ships/Sails. See several taperecordings
Ship: Formidable. See Memoirs of Men in ships of same squadron e.g E. L. Berthon
Ship: Monitor - M24, M31. See "Monitors" in General Aspects, eg Londen-Griffiths, Dickens etc
Ship: Monitor - M33. See "Monitors" in General Aspects, eg Londen-Griffiths, Dickens etc
A reprint of the original official publications - Navy Losses and Merchant Shipping (Losses) which was first published in August 1919 by HMSO London. For further references see sources and index in P. H. Liddles "The Sailors War" (Blandford, 1985)
Submarines: Anti. Various papers from PRO and IWM relating to convoys, shipping losses, defence etc and research papers (RUSI Journal). Papers from Cabinet and Admiralty sources.
Suez Canal. See also: Mediterannean and Dardanelles; For a list of drifters sunk on Dover Patrol, see Dover Patrol
Torpedo/Torpedoes. See all submarine references, and "Ships Sunk" reference