War Office: Directorate of Military Survey and predecessors: Papers

Details of WO 181
Reference:WO 181
Title:
War Office: Directorate of Military Survey and predecessors: Papers
Description:

Unregistered branch files of the Directorate and its predecessors on a variety of subjects. Many pieces contain maps.

Date: 1887-1995
Related Material: Other reference material acquired by the Directorate, including maps, surveys etc, is held by the British Library under Section 4(1) of the Public Records Act 1958.
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record
Language: English
Creator: Ministry of Defence, Directorate of Military Survey, 1964-
War Office, Directorate of Military Operations and Intelligence, Geographical Section, 1922-1939
War Office, Directorate of Military Operations and Plans, Geographical Section, 1939-1943
War Office, Directorate of Military Operations, Geographical Section General Staff, 1908-1922
War Office, Directorate of Military Operations, Topographical Section, 1904-1908
War Office, Directorate of Military Survey, 1943-1964
War Office, Military Intelligence and Mobilization Department, Topographical Section, 1901-1904
War Office, Military Intelligence Division, Topographical Section, 1888-1901
Physical description: 678 file(s)
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition: Ministry of Defence , from 1968
Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

In 1943 the geographical section of the Directorate of Military Operations and Plans, which had its origins in the War Office Topographical Branch established in January 1855, became an independent directorate under the chief of the Imperial General Staff as the Directorate of Military Survey.

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