Guest Diarists

Arthur Hawes

Arthur HawesArthur Linfoot refers to “British troops in Antwerp” in his diary entries for Saturday 3 October and during the ensuing week.

The record left by Leading Seaman Hawes throws further light on British participation in the defence of Antwerp during these few days.

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Arthur Linfoot

Arthur LinfootIn the mid-­1970s, Arthur Linfoot produced a typescript transcription of the daily entries for 16 June to 23 August 1916 inclusive, together with a more continuous typescript narrative headed “Battle of the Somme” covering the period 16 June to 8 August.

Arthur Linfoot’s own transcription of his daily diary entries is reproduced on this site interwoven with the more literal contemporary transcription by his son, Denis.

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About ALL’s transcription.
All of ALL’s transcribed diary posts.
ALL’s continuous narrative.