Operations: Bapaume-Bullecourt. Omitting comments on 1st attack on Hindenburg Line

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Accession Number RCDIG0000117
Collection number 3DRL/3376 12/1a
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 10
Object type Documents
Physical description 18 Image/s captured
Maker Various
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

This file contains ten items written or received by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood between May and October 1917. Included in this file are four copies of a report on the operations by 1st ANZAC Corps between 17 March and 13 May 1917. Each of these reports contains a map showing the Hindenburg Line dated 13 May 1917. The file cover states that copies of this report, covering the capture of Bapaume and attacks on the Hindenburg Line, were sent to Sirdar [Sir Reginald Wingate], George Foster Pearce, Walter Hume Long, Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Michael de Robeck and Admiral Sir Cecil Fiennes Thursby. Also included in this file are copies of several telegrams from George Foster Pearce as Australian Defence Minister and Andrew Fisher as High Commissioner of Australia.
This file contains:
Report written by Birdwood titled “Operations by 1st ANZAC Corps during the period 17th March to 13 May 1917”, n.d. [Includes map of Hindenburg Line, 13 May 1917 and telegrams re attacks on Hindenburg Line, April-May 1917]
Report written by Birdwood titled “Operations by 1st ANZAC Corps during the period 17th March to 13 May 1917”, n.d. [Includes map of Hindenburg Line, 13 May 1917 and telegrams re attacks on Hindenburg Line, April-May 1917. Duplicate – not scanned]
Report written by Birdwood titled “Operations by 1st ANZAC Corps during the period 17th March to 13 May 1917”, n.d. [Includes map of Hindenburg Line, 13 May 1917 and telegrams re attacks on Hindenburg Line, April-May 1917. Duplicate – not scanned]
Report written by Birdwood titled “Operations by 1st ANZAC Corps during the period 17th March to 13 May 1917”, n.d. [Includes map of Hindenburg Line, 13 May 1917 and telegrams re attacks on Hindenburg Line, April-May 1917. Duplicate – not scanned]
Telegram from Commander-In-Chief to Birdwood, 6 May 1917 [copy]
Telegram from Commander-In-Chief to Birdwood, 6 May 1917 [copy, duplicate – not scanned]
Telegram from Commander-In-Chief to Birdwood, 6 May 1917 [copy, duplicate – not scanned]
Cablegram from William Morris Hughes to Birdwood and reply from Birdwood, 28 September - 6 October 1917 [copies]
Cablegram from [George Foster Pearce] to Birdwood and reply from Birdwood, 6-7 October 1917 [copies]
Telegram from [Andrew Fisher] to General Officer Commanding AIF and reply from General Officer Commanding AIF, 11-12 October 1917 [copies]