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Archival description
Sydney Wise fonds Subseries
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Archival research

The sub-series consists of a mixture of military documents regarding the Australian and Canadian armies. The sub-series also includes researched collected from the John Monash diary.

Canadian Corps research

The sub-series contains correspondence and war diaries primarily. Research collected from Sir Douglas Haig's diary, Du Cane memos as well as selections from the Bean and Monash collections. Rawlinson's diaries are also used.

Division records

This sub-series consists of war diaries that Sydney Wise had separated by division. The war diaries look at divisions 1 through 4. The war diaries consist of in-depth information such as, location, date, hour and a summary of events and information. Another component of the divisional records is the summary of intelligence as well as operating orders. The summary of intelligence looks at such military aspects as, attitude of the enemy, artillery, trench mortars, machine gun and rifle fire, patrols, sniping, enemy movement, enemy defence and aircraft.

Pre-December 1917

The sub-series consists of background information on World War I that Sydney Wise had collected. Included are articles, bibliographies, e-mail correspondence and groups and Internet articles relating to World War I. There are also clipped articles from original Military Affairs journals contained within this sub-series.

Chronology

The sub-series consists of war diaries collected between 1915-1918. Instead of being sorted by division, Wise had organized them in chronological order.