Official Documents

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Official Documents


A collection of digitized official documents from Special Collections at McFarlin Library, The University of Tulsa. These include diplomatic communications, officers' field manuals, and women's munitions factory employment contracts.

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Questions A Platoon Commander Should Ask Himself Before An Attack
This pamphlet serves to illustrate the way trench warfare was conducted by the British in 1918. By this point in the war, armies were as adapted as they would ever be to the conditions and problems that the trenches presented. Infantry units adjusted…

No. 2 R.A.F. Cadet Wing. Mid Term Examination. Nos. 1 & 5 Squadrons.
At the top of the document, a header indicates that the paper is a midterm examination for the 1st through the 5th Squadrons of the Royal Air Force (RAF). The document is undated, but because the test is authorized by the RAF, instead of the Royal…

Correspondence with the United States Ambassador Respecting the Execution of Miss Cavell at Brussels
This report details the correspondence between several ambassadors from the Allied countries who attempted to delay or prevent the execution of Edith Cavell, a British nurse who had been working in German-occupied Belgium. Cavell had been accused by…

William V. Lovell's Bonds
This is a bond allotment request form for Private First Class William V. Lovell on a Quartermaster Corps form. The form is actually quite small; it is only about 3 and a half inches tall and 8 inches wide. This particular copy is marked as a…

Austro-Hungarian Diplomatic Correspondence, July 29-30, 1914
During the July Crisis of 1914, Austria-Hungary became increasingly active in their plans for a war with Serbia over the recent assassination of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Ambassadors stationed throughout Europe, working in concert with…

British Trench Map, "Wytschaete," and Aerial Reconnaissance Photographs
British trench map of the area surrounding Wytschaete, Belgium. Edition 3.D, with trenches corrected to 22 June 1916. Detail of Sheet 28 S.W. 2. Scale: 1:10,000

Aerial Reconnaissance Photographs of portions of Sheet 28 S.W. 2 taken during the…
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