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The Diary of Corporal Vince Schürhoff, 1914-1918

Schürhoff, V. and Beach, J. (2015) The Diary of Corporal Vince Schürhoff, 1914-1918. Stroud: History Press. 9780750966009.

Item Type: Book
Abstract: Corporal Vince Schürhoff came from a Birmingham business family that was German on his father’s side. He joined the British army in 1914 and served with 16/Warwicks until 1916. He was then seconded to signals intelligence work and later transferred to the Royal Engineers (Signal Service). Employed in a variety of intelligence roles, he was awarded the Military Medal in 1918. His diary provides an excellent window into the physical and mental worlds of a middle-class junior NCO on the Western Front, recording the nuances of life in the trenches and behind the lines. He also offers a rare contemporaneous account of grassroots intelligence work during the First World War.
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I (1914-1918)
Creators: Schürhoff, Vince and Beach, Jim
Editors: Beach, Jim
Publisher: History Press
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities > History
Faculties > Faculty of Education & Humanities > History
Date: 2015
Date Type: Publication
Series Name: Publications of the Army Records Society
Volume: 35
Place of Publication: Stroud
Number of Pages: 335
Language: English
ISBN: 9780750966009
Media of Output: Book
Status: Published / Disseminated

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