War Office: Allied Expeditionary Force, North West Europe (British Element): War Diaries, Second World War
This series of war diaries pertains to the British element of the Allied Expeditionary Force which invaded North West Europe in the summer of 1944 (Operation Overlord). They contain the daily record of events, reports on operations, intelligence summaries, etc, of Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces and of Headquarters Formation and Unit Commanders.
The series is arranged in the order Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, 21 Army Group, Armies, Corps, Divisions, Brigades, Lines of Communication, Areas and Garrisons; followed by Units of the Royal Armoured Corps and other Arms of the service, not in order of precedence. Apart from Supreme Headquarters, whose branches' war diaries in some cases span the years 1944-1945, the series is grouped in years.
The war diaries of Special Forces, including those in Norway and the Channel Islands, will be found at the end of each yearly group.
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