Posted: 7 June 2008 12:26
This post actually covers two visits; that of a week last Friday as well as today.
I've been seriously drained the past few weeks and so have fallen behind on blogging and other activities.
Last week saw me continuing my drive through some Canadian diaries with some success; a minefield map of Newhaven and Tide Mills was the best find, as the Canadian files I'd seen hitherto contain very little in the way of defence scheme information and battle localities.
One problem I'd had was not being able to locate the files belonging to the HQs of the various infantry brigades. The TNA catalogue was not helpful, and I ended up having to browse through the relevant file series until I finally found the right references.
This done, I've returned today to get my teeth into these HQ diaries, and it's paying off already; I've found some useful map tracings of firing range areas, an anti-raid scheme and a brief defence scheme too.
I'll hopefully be finding more of the same this afternoon!
A military plan of defence for a specified area. Defence Schemes were issued at numerous levels. Defence Schemes were later known as Plans to Defeat Invasion on the orders of General Montgomery.
The National Archives (formerly The Public Records Office or PRO).
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