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Staff College 1908. Schemes - Indoor and Outdoor - and Notes issued (not including lectures): Senior Division.

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB CR/1908/2 JSCSC
Held at: Joint Services Command and Staff College
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Full title: Staff College 1908. Schemes - Indoor and Outdoor - and Notes issued (not including lectures): Senior Division.
Date(s): 1908
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume, bound, various pagination
Name of creator(s): Directing Staff, Staff College Camberley


Administrative/Biographical history:

Staff College, Camberley, was inaugurated in 1862 to provide Staff training to British Army officers, and remained in existence until 1997 when single-Service Staff training was ended. Staff Training for the British Army is now conducted by the Joint Services Command and Staff College.


Scope and content/abstract:

1 Outline of theatre of war, 1870, Lt Col Braithwaite. 2 Notes on strategy, by Col Henderson, Lt Col Braithwaite. 3 Books to read for study of Franco-German war, Lt Col Braithwaite. 4 Railway system, South Africa, Col Stopford. 5 Defence of United Kingdom during formation of Territorial army. 3 parties, Col Stopford. 6 Plates of relative strengths of fleets, and ships in commission in European waters, Lt Col Harper. 7 As CGS French army (1870), draw up memo dealing with possible altered strategical situation, and draft orders for Army & independent corps commanders (syndicates not shown in table), Lt Col Braithwaite. 8 Reconnaissance of Blackwater with view to defence from land side. Imperial strategy scheme No 1. 10 syndicates, Lt Col Harper. 9 Programme for 2 parties visiting battlefields, Lt Col Braithwaite. 10 With ref to theory of employment of strategic advanced guard, discuss occupation of Weisenburg by Douay's division, Lt Col Braithwaite. 11 Compare strategical and tactical lessons of 1815 etc with experiences of Manchurian War, The Commandant.

12 Outline of campaign of 1806, preliminary movements of French army and map, Lt Col Ross. 13 Railway exercise No 1, Col Stopford. 14 Weissenburg and march of III German army, Lt Col Ross. 15 Woerth. French obstns and attack of XI G corps, Lt Col Braithwaite. 16 Staff arrangements for over-sea expeditions, Col Stopford. 17 Railways across Canada, Lt Col Harper. 18 Capture of defended harbour (B'water). Orders for landing in Stratfieldsaye Bay etc. 4 syndicates, Col Stopford and Lt Col Harper. 19 Discuss action De Failly should have taken on 5.8.1870 on receipt of MacMahon's telegram, Lt Col Braithwaite. 20 Entraining a force of 3 divns and a cavalry Bde, Col Stopford. 21 Spicheren about 12.30pm, and position on evening of 5.8.70, and movements 6th and night of 6th-7th, Lt Col Ross. 22 Positions 13th August, 1870, E of Metz (Colombey lecture), Lt Col Ross. 23 Give opinion as to how far French criticism of handling of German cavalry 10-11th.3.'70 is justified, Lt Col Braithwaite. 24 Stocks of raw material held in this country and imported, Lt Col Harper. 25 Reconnaissance of position for attack after disembarkation of expeditionary force. Re-embarkation. 4 syndicates, Lt Col Harper. 26 Combined naval and military tours, No 1. 3 parties, The Commandant. 27 Embarkation scheme. 6 parties, Col Stopford. 28 Gravelotte. German movements during 16th August and 1st attack of IX corps, Lt Col Braithwaite. 29 Discuss action of v.Kamepe, v.d.Goltz and v.Alvensleben at battles of Spicheren, Colombey and Mars le Tour. 10 syndicates, Lt Col Braithwaite. 30 Scheme IV. 5 syndicates, The Commandant (Lt Col Harper). 31 Positions of both armies 24th and 28th August, Lt Col Ross. 32 Railway exercise No 3. 7 syndicates, Col Stopford. 33 i. Battle of Beaumont. ii. Positions evening of 31st August and German advance 1st September (Sedan), Lt Col Ross. 34 Attack on L of C. Red side - appreciation etc. Blue side - dispositions for convoy, etc. Lt Col Harper. 35 Combined naval and military staff tour, 2nd tour. Disembarkation, The Commandant. 36 Typical line of communication (both divisions), Lt Col Banon. 37 Tactical scheme. 1. Short appreciation. 2. Reconnaissance and operation orders (2 parties). 3 Further operation orders, Blue force, Lt Col Ross. 38 To illustrate campaign in valley of Po, 1859, Lt Col Braithwaite. 39 2 graphs showing supply arrangements to a force from a stationary advanced depot (both divns), Lt Col Banon.

40 Re intelligence reports and war diaries, Col Stopford. 41 Appreciation. Reconnaissance &c, opposing forces, Redland and Blueland, The Commandant. 42 Camping scheme for advance guard, Lt Cols Perceval and Ross. 43 Tactical scheme, Red (defending force). Reconnaissance, etc, 4 syndicates, Lt Col Ross. 44 Memoranda relating to Blue medical arrangements during Severn Balley staff tour, Lt Col Braithwaite. 45 Campaign scheme for division - 4 syndicates, Lt Col Perceval. 46 Tramways and light railways, Lt Col Perceval. 47 Part I Wales staff tour. Short minute from GOC to C-in-C in India, from all officers. Part II. Composition of columns and standing orders for forces. 3 parties and GOC expedition, The Commandant. 48 Combined scheme. 1st exercise (strategy), Red and Blue plans of campaign and special naval (Red) problem, Lt Col Braithwaite. 49 Combined scheme. 2nd exercise (staff duties). Disembarkation. 6 syndicated, Col Stopford. 50 Medical arrangements in the field, Col Stopford. 51 Combined scheme, III exercise (staff duties) Forward march of Normanian army to concentration area: supply system etc, Col Stopford. 52 Tactical scheme - advanced guard action. Two situations. 3 syndicates, Lt Col Ross. 53 Re writing report while attached to other arms, The Commandant.

54 Combined scheme. IVth exercise (staff duties). Organisation of L of C, advanced depot, etc. 4 syndicates, Col Stopford. 55 Prepare scheme for 'tactical fitness' examination. 5 syndicates, Col Stopford and Lt Col Braithwaite. 56 Combined scheme Vth exercise. Move of Normanian army to position selected by C-in-C for night of 13th/19th days, Lt Col Braithwaite. 57 Staff duties. Arrangements for carrying out a review. 3 syndicates, Col Stopford. 58 Inspection staff tour. Opposing forces. Individual appreciations and orders for movements written by 16th October, The Commandant. 59 Alterations in Army establishments 1908-9 as compared with 1907-8 (to all officers), Col Stopford. 60 Tactical scheme, opposing sides. 2 syndicates each, Red and Blue, Lt Col Ross. 61 Paper for DSD "What is best organization for independent cavalry." Syndicates of 3, Lt Col Braithwaite. 62 Army manoeuvres, detailed arrangements prior to carrying out. 4 syndicates, Col Stopford. 63 Trees of Japanese army administration in peacetime, etc (staff system), Lt Col Perceval. 64 Russian staff system, Lt Col Perceval. 65 1st set Russo-Japanese war. Forces at end of April. 2nd week in May and on 8th June, 1904, Lt Col Braithwaite. 66 SE Belgium, Lt Col Harper. 67 3 papers issued in connection with lectures on Russian and Japanese mobilization, Lt Col Perceval. 68 Staff duties. Preparation of scheme of training for troops. 2 parties, Col Stopford and Lt Col Braithwaite. 69 Home defence scheme, part I, Lt Col Harper. 70 Russo-Japanese war. NW corner of Korea, and form showing field rations carried by 1st Russian army, Lt Col Banon. 71 Russo-Japanese war. Battle of the Yalu, Lt Col Furse. 72 Continuation of No 69. War ships in commission, Lt Col Harper. 73 Home defence scheme, part II. 5 syndicates, Lt Col Harper. 74 Russo-Japanese war. 2 maps showing Japanese landing at Pi-tzu-wo, and one of battle of Nanshan, Col Perceval and Lt Col Ross. 74A [Map of] Te-li-su, Lt Col Furse. 75 Home defence scheme, part III, Lt Col Harper. 76 Belgian scheme, part I. 7 syndicates, The Commandant. 77 Russo-Japanese war. Situation 22.8.04, up to Liao-Yang, Lt Cols Furse and Ross. 78 Belgian scheme, Part II. Appreciations, orders, etc. Same syndicates as for part I, The Commandant. 79 Scheme for defence of NW frontier of India. 6 syndicates, The Commandant. 80 Set of 3 maps to illustrate battle of Liao-Yang, Lt Col Ross. 81 Russo-Japanese war. Mischenckos raid, Lt Col Barrow.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

81 folios arranged in a single bound volume

Conditions governing access:

The collection is open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of a letter of introduction.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Head of Library Services, Joint Services Command and Staff College.

Finding aids:

Contents listing at front of volume, OPAC at JSCSC, record on AIM25.

Archival Information

Archival history:

A lack of any proper records makes it difficult to write any history of the Staff College, including that of its archives. Created by the Army Staff College, Camberley (1862-1997) the collection was housed in the Library at Camberley. The collection consists of schemes of work, precis lectures, reports, notes, administrative instructions and other documents relating to the course of studies offered by Camberley during the period and covers the period 1903 to 1997. The collection is not continuous, in part due to the exigencies of war (the college was closed from 1914 to 1918) and the administrative decision made in 1940 to destroy records. Since 2000 the collection has been securely housed in the JSCSC.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Created for the 1908 course at Staff College, Camberley. Received at the JSCSC on the occasion of the closure of Staff College, Camberley in 1997.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Camberley 'Reds' collection, 1903-1913, 1919, 1923, 1929, 1933, 1935, 1937-1945, and 1947-1997.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Finding aid prepared Mar 2012

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