Berrington Hospital, autograph book of Mary Maria Squire, item 12

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 Left page: 

 Top left: black and white photograph of a man reading a book in between library stacks with the caption: 
The Liddle Collection closed access store


 Top right: black and white photograph of various papers, photographs, and objects including a pair of boots, with the caption: 

Archive materials of Dr W. S. Macdonald, MC


experience documentation of service in even the most remote regions

is included, with material relating to China (Tsing Tao), Aden, the

Cameroons, and all of the 'Minor Fronts'.

   Two distinctive elements characterize the holdings of the Collection.

The first is that the physical integrity of all the disparate elements of

the surviving record of a man or a woman's experience is consistently

maintained: no departmentalization destroys the inter-relationship of an

individual's photographs, correspondence, tape-recorded recollections,

or three-dimensional souvenirs, which are either kept all together or

can be assembled very quickly.

   The second distinctive element is that the content of each set of

papers has been thoroughly explored and the findings are readily

available by means of a topic cross-reference system. This enables the

enquirer to know precisely where there is evidence relating to a particular

battle or a given subject of research (for example, morale, or infantry

tactics at a certain stage of the war), and also where there are letters or

diary entries which indicate what individuals felt about the war and

their army service, their regimental officers, the Germans, Belgian

peasants, fundamental concerns such as food, comforts, or lice, and

about spiritual or philosophical matters. The close study of such evidence

is vital in any reappraisal of the many glib generalizations frequently

made about First World War experience.

   The Collection has long been widely known for its British and

Commonwealth holdings on the Dardanelles Gallipoli campaign. The

same is true also, at the level of junior regimental officer and of men

in the ranks, of the Mesopotamian, Macedonian and Egypt/Palestine

campaigns. There is outstanding coverage of the pilots, observers and

ground personnel of the Air Arm and of the sub-lieutenants, midshipmen


 Right page: 

and ratings of the Royal Navy. Peter Liddle's published trilogy,

The Sailor's War (1985), The Airman's War (1987), and The Soldier's War

(1988), indicates the range and fascination of the material available for

study.


 Black and white photograph of two men and a woman examining an object in a library, with the caption: 

HRH the Duchess of Kent, Chancellor of the University,

visits the Liddle Collection, March 1989


  In the General Section of the Collection are held the papers of men

who served on the Western Front or on more than one front. There are

further sections containing the holdings for Mesopotamia, Macedonia,

Egypt and Palestine, Italy, Aden, West Africa, the Sudan, East Africa,

Southern Africa, Persia, Russia, India, Burma, China and the Pacific.

The RFC, the RNAS and the RAF have their own holdings list and

topic cross-reference index, as does the Royal Navy and Merchant

Marine. There are separate sections also for Prisoners of War, British

civilian internees at Ruhleben, the Domestic Front, Women's overseas

service, Australians and New Zealanders, French and German service,

Friends Ambulance Unit work and Conscientious Objection. There are

catalogued map holdings for each front, a list of the extensive newspapers

and trench newssheets, a tape-recording card index system and

a card index system for those individuals whose material is solely that

of manuscript or typescript recollections. A regimental cross-reference

arrangement is the means by which unit-based research can be conducted;

there is a catalogue of the fascinating 'museum object' material,

and there are folders of typed transcriptions of some of the most

significant tape-recordings.

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 Left page: 

 Top left: black and white photograph of a man reading a book in between library stacks with the caption: 
The Liddle Collection closed access store


 Top right: black and white photograph of various papers, photographs, and objects including a pair of boots, with the caption: 

Archive materials of Dr W. S. Macdonald, MC


experience documentation of service in even the most remote regions

is included, with material relating to China (Tsing Tao), Aden, the

Cameroons, and all of the 'Minor Fronts'.

   Two distinctive elements characterize the holdings of the Collection.

The first is that the physical integrity of all the disparate elements of

the surviving record of a man or a woman's experience is consistently

maintained: no departmentalization destroys the inter-relationship of an

individual's photographs, correspondence, tape-recorded recollections,

or three-dimensional souvenirs, which are either kept all together or

can be assembled very quickly.

   The second distinctive element is that the content of each set of

papers has been thoroughly explored and the findings are readily

available by means of a topic cross-reference system. This enables the

enquirer to know precisely where there is evidence relating to a particular

battle or a given subject of research (for example, morale, or infantry

tactics at a certain stage of the war), and also where there are letters or

diary entries which indicate what individuals felt about the war and

their army service, their regimental officers, the Germans, Belgian

peasants, fundamental concerns such as food, comforts, or lice, and

about spiritual or philosophical matters. The close study of such evidence

is vital in any reappraisal of the many glib generalizations frequently

made about First World War experience.

   The Collection has long been widely known for its British and

Commonwealth holdings on the Dardanelles Gallipoli campaign. The

same is true also, at the level of junior regimental officer and of men

in the ranks, of the Mesopotamian, Macedonian and Egypt/Palestine

campaigns. There is outstanding coverage of the pilots, observers and

ground personnel of the Air Arm and of the sub-lieutenants, midshipmen


 Right page: 

and ratings of the Royal Navy. Peter Liddle's published trilogy,

The Sailor's War (1985), The Airman's War (1987), and The Soldier's War

(1988), indicates the range and fascination of the material available for

study.


 Black and white photograph of two men and a woman examining an object in a library, with the caption: 

HRH the Duchess of Kent, Chancellor of the University,

visits the Liddle Collection, March 1989


  In the General Section of the Collection are held the papers of men

who served on the Western Front or on more than one front. There are

further sections containing the holdings for Mesopotamia, Macedonia,

Egypt and Palestine, Italy, Aden, West Africa, the Sudan, East Africa,

Southern Africa, Persia, Russia, India, Burma, China and the Pacific.

The RFC, the RNAS and the RAF have their own holdings list and

topic cross-reference index, as does the Royal Navy and Merchant

Marine. There are separate sections also for Prisoners of War, British

civilian internees at Ruhleben, the Domestic Front, Women's overseas

service, Australians and New Zealanders, French and German service,

Friends Ambulance Unit work and Conscientious Objection. There are

catalogued map holdings for each front, a list of the extensive newspapers

and trench newssheets, a tape-recording card index system and

a card index system for those individuals whose material is solely that

of manuscript or typescript recollections. A regimental cross-reference

arrangement is the means by which unit-based research can be conducted;

there is a catalogue of the fascinating 'museum object' material,

and there are folders of typed transcriptions of some of the most

significant tape-recordings.


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  • April 8, 2017 05:01:00 Cheryl Ellsworth

     Left page: 

     Top left: black and white photograph of a man reading a book in between library stacks with the caption: 
    The Liddle Collection closed access store


     Top right: black and white photograph of various papers, photographs, and objects including a pair of boots, with the caption: 

    Archive materials of Dr W. S. Macdonald, MC


    experience documentation of service in even the most remote regions

    is included, with material relating to China (Tsing Tao), Aden, the

    Cameroons, and all of the 'Minor Fronts'.

       Two distinctive elements characterize the holdings of the Collection.

    The first is that the physical integrity of all the disparate elements of

    the surviving record of a man or a woman's experience is consistently

    maintained: no departmentalization destroys the inter-relationship of an

    individual's photographs, correspondence, tape-recorded recollections,

    or three-dimensional souvenirs, which are either kept all together or

    can be assembled very quickly.

       The second distinctive element is that the content of each set of

    papers has been thoroughly explored and the findings are readily

    available by means of a topic cross-reference system. This enables the

    enquirer to know precisely where there is evidence relating to a particular

    battle or a given subject of research (for example, morale, or infantry

    tactics at a certain stage of the war), and also where there are letters or

    diary entries which indicate what individuals felt about the war and

    their army service, their regimental officers, the Germans, Belgian

    peasants, fundamental concerns such as food, comforts, or lice, and

    about spiritual or philosophical matters. The close study of such evidence

    is vital in any reappraisal of the many glib generalizations frequently

    made about First World War experience.

       The Collection has long been widely known for its British and

    Commonwealth holdings on the Dardanelles Gallipoli campaign. The

    same is true also, at the level of junior regimental officer and of men

    in the ranks, of the Mesopotamian, Macedonian and Egypt/Palestine

    campaigns. There is outstanding coverage of the pilots, observers and

    ground personnel of the Air Arm and of the sub-lieutenants, midshipmen


     Right page: 

    and ratings of the Royal Navy. Peter Liddle's published trilogy,

    The Sailor's War (1985), The Airman's War (1987), and The Soldier's War

    (1988), indicates the range and fascination of the material available for

    study.


     Black and white photograph of two men and a woman examining an object in a library, with the caption: 

    HRH the Duchess of Kent, Chancellor of the University,

    visits the Liddle Collection, March 1989


      In the General Section of the Collection are held the papers of men

    who served on the Western Front or on more than one front. There are

    further sections containing the holdings for Mesopotamia, Macedonia,

    Egypt and Palestine, Italy, Aden, West Africa, the Sudan, East Africa,

    Southern Africa, Persia, Russia, India, Burma, China and the Pacific.

    The RFC, the RNAS and the RAF have their own holdings list and

    topic cross-reference index, as does the Royal Navy and Merchant

    Marine. There are separate sections also for Prisoners of War, British

    civilian internees at Ruhleben, the Domestic Front, Women's overseas

    service, Australians and New Zealanders, French and German service,

    Friends Ambulance Unit work and Conscientious Objection. There are

    catalogued map holdings for each front, a list of the extensive newspapers

    and trench newssheets, a tape-recording card index system and

    a card index system for those individuals whose material is solely that

    of manuscript or typescript recollections. A regimental cross-reference

    arrangement is the means by which unit-based research can be conducted;

    there is a catalogue of the fascinating 'museum object' material,

    and there are folders of typed transcriptions of some of the most

    significant tape-recordings.

  • April 8, 2017 04:53:10 Cheryl Ellsworth

     Left page: 

     Top left: black and white photograph of a man reading a book in between library stacks with the caption: 
    The Liddle Collection closed access store


     Top right: black and white photograph of various papers, photographs, and objects including a pair of boots, with the caption: 

    Archive materials of Dr W. S. Macdonald, MC


    experience documentation of service in even the most remote regions

    is included, with material relating to China (Tsing Tao), Aden, the

    Cameroons, and all of the 'Minor Fronts'.

       Two distinctive elements characterize the holdings of the Collection.

    The first is that the physical integrity of all the disparate elements of

    the surviving record of a man or a woman's experience is consistently

    maintained: no departmentalization destroys the inter-relationship of an

    individual's photographs, correspondence, tape-recorded recollections,

    or three-dimensional souvenirs, which are either kept all together or

    can be assembled very quickly.

       The second distinctive element is that the content of each set of

    papers has been thoroughly explored and the findings are readily

    available by means of a topic cross-reference system. This enables the

    enquirer to know precisely where there is evidence relating to a particular

    battle or a given subject of research (for example, morale, or infantry

    tactics at a certain stage of the war), and also where there are letters or

    diary entries which indicate what individuals felt about the war and

    their army service, their regimental officers, the Germans, Belgian

    peasants, fundamental concerns such as food, comforts, or lice, and

    about spiritual or philosophical matters. The close study of such evidence

    is vital in any reappraisal of the many glib generalizations frequently

    made about First World War experience.

       The Collection has long been widely known for its British and

    Commonwealth holdings on the Dardanelles Gallipoli campaign. The

    same is true also, at the level of junior regimental officer and of men

    in the ranks, of the Mesopotamian, Macedonian and Egypt/Palestine

    campaigns. There is outstanding coverage of the pilots, observers and

    ground personnel of the Air Arm and of the sub-lieutenants, midship-



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