M. Bier papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

18 printed maps (ca. 1916); 18 hand drawn maps (ca. 1916); Letter relating to a lack of beer (nd); Orders relating to Allied gas attacks (23 March 1916); 7 sets of orders (9 July 1916, 25 July 1916, 1 September 1916, 17 September 1916, 3 October 1916, 13 October 1916, 11 November 1916); Training programme (20 September 1916); Manuscript training programme (26 July 1916); Manuscript notes on the construction of fortifications (4 April-18 July 1916); Typescript notes for the training of infantry in mobile warfare (4 March 1916); Sketches and shorthand notes on trench construction and wiring (nd); Manuscript report (14 October 1916); Manuscript account describing German activity in the Lige area (nd); Message sheet (nd); Handbook on training recruits in replacement units (nd); Handbook on French offensive tactics (March 1917); 2 handbooks on the gasmark and gas protection, parts 2 and 3 (April 1917); Handbook for the training of infantry replacement troops in 8 weeks (February 1918); Photograph album (1917-1918, nd); 23 photographs of Champagne and the Somme (1915-1916, nd); 36 photographs of St Quentin (1915); 53 photographs of Sailly-Saillisel (1915); 63 photographs of Verschiedenes (1914/1915-1919); Negatives (1916, nd); 10 Second World War photographs of Lige and Fort Eben-email (1940).

Administrative / Biographical History

M. Bier was a German Lieutenant serving on the Western Front.


Numbered in envelopes according to handlists with material.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.


In German.

Other Finding Aids

German catalogue (hard copy) and handlists with material. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm

Alternative Form Available


Personal Names