Papers relating to Joseph John Talbot Hobbs, September - October 1918

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Accession Number AWM2018.19.101
Collection number 3DRL/2600
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 24
Object type Papers
Physical description 105 Image/s captured
Maker Bruche, Julius Henry
Hobbs, Joseph John Talbot
McColl, John Thomas
Place made France
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Papers relating to the Hindenburg Line offensive and the First World War service of Major-General Joseph John Talbot Hobbs, 5th Australian Division, 23 September - 20 October 1918.

This collection primarily contains official records written and compiled by Hobbs relating to the Hindenburg Line offensive during September and October 1918. The collection provides an insight into the detailed preparations and planning leading up to the battle, the integration of different combat arms associated with Allied Forces, and the close coordination of Australian and American troops.

This file contains:

Battle Instructions, Series 'E', No. 1 by Lieutenant-Colonel J.T. [John Thomas] McColl, 23 September 1918;
Battle Instructions, Series 'E', No. 2 by Lieutenant-Colonel J.T. [John Thomas] McColl, 24 September 1918;
Battle Instructions, Series 'E', No. 3 by Lieutenant-Colonel J.T. [John Thomas] McColl, 25 September 1918;
Battle Instructions, Series 'E', No. 4 by Lieutenant-Colonel J.T. [John Thomas] McColl, 25 September 1918;
Battle Instructions, Series 'E", No. 5 by Lieutenant-Colonel J.T. [John Thomas] McColl, 25 September 1918;
Battle Instructions, Series 'E', No. 6 by Lieutenant-Colonel J.T. [John Thomas] McColl, 25 September 1918 [diagram for 'Areas of Assembly for Y/Z Night' attached];
Battle Instructions, Series 'E', No. 7 by Lieutenant-Colonel J.T. [John Thomas] McColl, 25 September 1918;
Notes for 5th Australian Division Conference 26/9/18 [c. 26 September 1918;
Message relating to Battle Instructions No. 6 from 5th Australian Division, 26 [September 1918];
Battle Instructions, Series 'E', No. 8 by Lieutenant-Colonel J.T. [John Thomas] McColl, 27 September 1918;
Battle Instructions, Series 'E', No. 9 by Lieutenant-Colonel J.T. [John Thomas] McColl, 27 September 1918;
Amendment to Battle Instructions, Series 'E', No. 9 by Major [indecipherable] for Lieutenant-Colonel [John Thomas McColl] 27 September 1918;
Administrative Memorandum No. 99 by Colonel J.H. [Julius Henry] Bruche, Headquarters, 27 September 1918;
Battle Instructions, Series 'E', No. 10 by Lieutenant-Colonel J.T. [John Thomas] McColl, 28 September 1918;
Battle Instructions, Series 'E', No. 11 by Lieutenant-Colonel J.T. [John Thomas] McColl, 28 September 1918;
Battle Instructions, Series 'E', No. 12 by Lieutenant-Colonel J.T. [John Thomas] McColl, 28 September 1918;
Battle Instructions, Series 'E', No. 13 by Lieutenant-Colonel J.T. [John Thomas] McColl, 28 September 1918;
Order of Battle and Lists of [indecipherable] of II American Corps [c. 28 September 1918];
Book titled 'Description of the Siegfried* Line' issued by General Staff, September 1918 [Translation of a German document issued by the Second German Army in the Spring of 1917];
Battle Instructions, Series 'E', No. 16 by Lieutenant-Colonel J.T. [John Thomas] McColl, 1 October 1918;
Addendum to Battle Instructions, Series 'E', No. 17 by Lieutenant-Colonel J.T. [John Thomas] McColl, 1 October 1918;
5th Australian Division Situation Map pertaining to parts of northern France, 1 October 1918;
Administrative Memorandum No. 100 by Colonel J.H. [Julius Henry] Bruche, Headquarters, 2 October 1918; and
5th Australian Division Report on Operations 29 September - 2 October 1918 by Major-General J. [Joseph] Talbot Hobbs, 20 October 1918;