This diary has pages 1 to 488. Diary pages and cover pages only equal about say 83 pages. The rest (over 400 pages) are mostly made up of orders, reports but mainly, many signal pads.
The signal pad messages give an interesting account of the situations the troops in the line were in – some more interesting than the diary pages themselves I thought. Quite different from many diaries.
These sorts of messages are often fascinating - they're the closest thing we have to a real-time account of what was going on at the time. They often give a real sense of how rapidly situations became confused and plans fell apart.