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).
M. Bier papers
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- ReferenceGB 206 Liddle Collection GE 08
- Dates of Creation1914-1940
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialGerman
- Physical Description2 boxes; manuscript, typescript, photographs with some negatives, and printed material. Includes many maps.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
M. Bier was a German Lieutenant serving on the Western Front.
Numbered in envelopes according to handlists with material.
Access is unrestricted.
Other Finding Aids
German catalogue (hard copy) and handlists with material. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm
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