War Office: British Commonwealth Division of United Nations Force: War Diaries, Korean War

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War Office: British Commonwealth Division of United Nations Force: War Diaries, Korean War

This series contains war diaries which contain the daily record of events, reports on operations, intelligence reports, etc, of commanders of units which formed the British Commonwealth Division in Korea as part of the United Nations Force during the Korean War of 1950 to 1953, and until their subsequent disbandment.

There are two series of headquarters war diaries in the series: one of the Commonwealth Division Headquarters which was the operational headquarters; and another the British Commonwealth Forces in Korea (BCFK) Headquarters which was responsible for support services.

The official Korean War historian, General Sir Farrar-Hockley, whose history was published in 1990 (volume 1) and 1995 (volume 2), used documents found in the piece range 1207-1320, which partly duplicate earlier material in this series.

Date: 1950-1957

The series is arranged in the order: Headquarters, Areas, Brigades and Units in order of precedence.

Related Material: For further documents consulted by General Sir Farrar-Hockley see pieces 73-102 in
WO 308
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 1320 files and photographs
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated

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