War Diaries Talk


  • erik.schaubroeckscarlet.be by erik.schaubroeckscarlet.be

    Which soldiers were qualified as guides or were the guides chosen at random?


  • cyngast by cyngast moderator

    That's a good question. I'm afraid I don't really know. I've looked on google and can't find anything.

    I know from some of the diaries I have tagged that the guides didn't always know the way themselves. I've seen numerous remarks about guides getting lost.


  • ral104 by ral104 moderator, scientist

    They were just detached from the unit currently occupying a particular area. So during relief operations, for example, men from the unit currently occupying the front might have been sent back to guide the relieving unit to the correct position. But, as Cynthia says, this didn't always work out as planned.