Maps of the Italian Front

erathwomen said... Today is March 12. It's been more than a week since he wrote any letters. I hope he's not been wounded.
March 12, 2008

West Riding 2 said... (Jono Wood) Re: the illustrative slides, it is a pleasure!

Readers might also wish to follow the military background to the British involvement in Italy. There is also written narrative covering the actual re-deployment of 23rd Division including 9 Y&L Regt from the Western Front to Italy in Autumn 1917.

By following the URL below, information concerning the journey; the move up into the Front Line; the Order of Battle of 23rd Div (all the military units involved); defensive dispositions plus a 'fly on the wall' description of what it 'might' typically have been like for Harry and the boys on overnight sentry duty and a night fighting patrol is covered. JW
Click here
March 11, 2008
Many thanks Jono - Wonderful work. BL

Julie said...Thank you, Jono for these slides. They certainly help to make Harry's situation more real. At times it has been hard to imagine his daily grind. Some of the activities that the Divisions are involved with in the late winter of 1918 have the appearance of "make work" - all the marching up the hill and back again. Typical though that the CO would make them clean the billets. Bill, any chance that you might make these slides more easily accessible once this post is buried deep within the site? Also, have you managed to find out anything more about infant Arthur - or can't you talk about that just yet?
March 10, 2008
I'm not sure whether you refer to any more than I've already posted. We know that Arthur died at a few months old - little more.

Anonymous said...Many many thanks to Jono Wood! (I've been trying to follow Harry in an old 1931 atlas, but these are great!)
-Gustav's great-granddaughter
March 10, 2008

Sunita said.. Many many thanks to Jono Wood! (I've been trying to follow Harry in an old 1931 atlas, but these are great
Leo F. Swiontek
March 29, 2008
Have I missed something here?

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Anonymous said...

How fantastic! you almost feel you are there. And the final 'well done lads.. stay safe' caught in my throat.