C0014

Instructions for the use of cipher in messages
Title
Instructions for the use of cipher in messages
Production date
c. 1914-1918
Additional Title information
A British First World War instruction notice regarding the use of cipher in messages conveying information from observation posts.
MATERIAL(s)
Paper.
Type
Document
DIMENSIONS
160 x 200 mm
Serial number(s)
Contributer(S)
British Armed Forces
COLLECTION NUMBER
C0014
CONDITION
Fair. Thin paper and with some creasing, so quite fragile in places.
Category / Subcategory (if applicable)
Location
Main collection (Durham, UK).
STATUS
In storage
provenance
Purchased from a British dealer.
Acquisition Date
Apr 2020
Associated object(S)
Record Last Updated
Aug 20, 2022
DESCRIPTION
A British First World War instruction document titled "Instructions for the use of cipher in messages transmitted by O. W. Wireless conveying information from O.P.s". The notice, which was to be posted in every observation post (O.P), details what information needed to be transmitted in cipher and what could be sent in clear. It states that information as to the movement and positions of troops, names of units and formations needed to be sent in cipher.
Notes
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