[personal profile] dream_labyrinth
Anybody know where to find British Army documents that are not in the National Archives?
A patron (brigadier general, no less) is looking for a report and I came up blank. Anybody know anyone in the army? I hate not to have results to show. :-(

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Date: 2012-08-16 11:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shiv5468.livejournal.com
Have you tried the ministry of defence websites? They've a section for researchers that might help

Date: 2012-08-17 09:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dream-labyrinth.livejournal.com
I looked, but haven't been able to find anything.
I'm still trying to reach our nearest British liaison officer - in hopes he isn't on holiday...

Date: 2012-08-16 02:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pokeystar.livejournal.com
Have you googled it?

I've found many an interesting item in pdf that way.

Also, feel free to join the ILL listserve using Ill-l-request@webjunction.org (put "subscribe" as the subject) once you're a member, you can ask questions there and get help - members are international. I've received articles from Denmark, for example.


Date: 2012-08-17 10:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dream-labyrinth.livejournal.com
Thanks, I'll try the list. I only had German mailing lists available and they're not much help with such a specific topic. It seems the British liaison officer is on holiday, so I'll have to see if and when I can reach him, that would be the best way to go...

Google unfortunately did not come up with anything, I tried that already. But then I don't know whether the document title that the patron gave me is correct, and he doesn't have any additional information at all.

Date: 2012-08-16 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] martianmooncrab.livejournal.com
If you know the unit/organization that was involved, or the ranking officer, contact them directly.

I did the unit history summary for two years running, its a pain in the ass to format.

Date: 2012-08-17 09:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dream-labyrinth.livejournal.com
I wish.
The general (or rather his staff) couldn't even give me a date of publication or where he found the citation. Non-librarians are annoying. ;-)

Date: 2012-08-17 07:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] martianmooncrab.livejournal.com
thats because he doesnt have someone like you on staff! Most ranking officers know if they cite something, there will always be someone who wants to know the full story.



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