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Secret order for Battle of Passchendaele

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  • Description
    Secret order giving the day and hour for the commencement of the attack by the New Zealand Division for the Battle of Passchendaele, issued by Divisional Headquarters on 3 October 1917. Signed by Captain [L.A. Newnham]. A hand-written note accompanying this item claims that the order was shown only to unit commanders who were to memorise it and then sign it. No copies were permitted.
  • Other Number
    70/37, MS-623
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  • Catalogue title
    Secret order for Battle of Passchendaele
  • Identifiers
    • MS-623  (Reference Number)
    • 70/37  (Registration Number)
  • Description
    Secret order giving the day and hour for the commencement of the attack by the New Zealand Division for the Battle of Passchendaele, issued by Divisional Headquarters on 3 October 1917. Signed by Captain [L.A. Newnham]. A hand-written note accompanying this item claims that the order was shown only to unit commanders who were to memorise it and then sign it. No copies were permitted.
  • Physical description
    1 folder (1 item)
  • Production
  • Medium
    Typescript
  • Subject
  • Citation
    Secret order for Battle of Passchendaele, 1917. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-623.

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