7 Infantry Battalion War diaries

(AWM Collection no. AWM52 8/3/44)

While on active service military units are required to keep diaries recording their daily activities.

The diaries generally consist of war diary or intelligence summary sheets located at the beginning of each diary. The sheets record the date of each entry, the unit’s location, a summary of events, and any remarks or references to appendices. The appendices, which make up the larger part of each diary, may include:

  • strength and casualty returns
  • routine orders and administrative instructions
  • operation orders and instructions
  • reports
  • messages
  • location statements
  • intelligence summaries
  • photographs, sketches, maps, and traces

 

December 1941 (PDF 4.92 MB)
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