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stevebecker

Intell Corps Harrow on Hill UK

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Mates,

 

I was after any details you have on this place?

 

I have an AIF officer sent there in July 1918 from Palestine for an Intell officers course, but no details in his file?

 

MANNING Allan William  Lt 11 LHR 7R tos C Sqn ? Troop att DSqn/9 LHR 1-16 rtn 2-16 att school of Instruction (cavalry course) Zeitoun 1-17 (shown T/OC Capt Koch C Sqn Troop Lt's Clifford Hoffman Gordon Manning) on Auja raid 5-17 recom MID - for his work at Pt 960 4-7-17 to Bde Scout/Intell officer 4 LH bde HQ 10-17 MC & awarded GOC DMC congratuations - for his actions and patrol at Wadi el Sufi 2-10-17 recom MID - for his work as Intell officer between Oct to Dec 1917 to staff training Bde Maj 4 LH Bde 1-18 to staff training Aust MD HQ 5-18 to UK Intell course at Intell Corps Harrow on Hill UK 7-18 rtn 10-18 prom Capt Intell officer 4 LH Bde 10-18 rtn Aust MD HQ 2-19 Ex Cpl 5-15 to Sgt 8-15 prom 2/Lt 25-10-15 DNE
 

Any ideas here?

 

Cheers


S.B

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Here's another snippet;

 

The first cohort of U.S. Army intelligence officers was assigned to attend an eight week intelligence course, British School of Intelligence, Harrow: a course that provided a broad perspective on military intelligence, including aerial reconnaissance and aerial photography. About 30 officers attended the course (May through July 1918): six from the U.S., with the remainder from British and colonial services. The school was staffed by three British officers, with numerous guest lecturers from the War Office and the British Expeditionary Force, France. The course was dedicated to a comprehensive view of intelligence operations and analysis, primarily at the division level. The Harrow curriculum included organization of intelligence work, co-ordination of collection, and the plotting of information on maps and graphics

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Mate,

 

Thank you, just what I was after.

 

Cheers


S.B

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One of the final activities of the Harrow School intelligence course was that each student was sent to a PW Camp to interrogate a nominated PW and produce an interrogation report for the War Office.

 

 

Cheers,

Hendo

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Steve,

 

One of the officers, from memory on the course was a LT by the surname of Brossois(?), have a read of his file at the AWM. It has the instructions for him to interrogate an Austrian.

 

Chris

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Mate,

 

One would hope these officers had an understanding of German, but in Palestine he would need both German and Turkish?

 

Since few of our men understood this (Turkish), he would need to do via an interpreter, not an easy thing to do.

 

Added to that were the documents, where first action details from them can be discounted, because Old Ottoman script was very hard to read and would have to go to some who could read it.

 

All in all, an Intell officer in Palestine appears to be a thankless job?

 

S.B

 

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