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From: Battlefront Living History Group Malta - BLHG
Date: 02/03/2022 23:53 (GMT+00:00)
To: geoffpycroft@gmail.com
Subject: Lancashire Fusiliers Malta

Good morning,

I am contacting you on behalf of Battlefront Living History Group, a reenactment and historical society in Malta. We are always researching and looking to better our impressions to communicate the military heritage of the island in greater detail.

I am very impressed by the wealth of knowledge on your site concerning the Lancashire Fusiliers. For the above purposes, I would like to kindly ask you where one could access the documents relating to Malta (the war diaries and defense plan) made available on your site.

looking forward to hearing from you,

Nikolai.
BLHG


Good Morning Nikolai.

Many thanks for your email and your kind comments.

I am assuming that you refer in particular to the 11th Bn feature page and the embedded link regarding Jack Eastham and the information contained therein.

https://www.lancs-fusiliers.co.uk/feature/Jack_Eastham/Jack_Eastham1.htm

You will note that the Jack Eastham feature was submitted by one of our contributors Mr Rodney A Eastham MSc FRICs. He states at the start of the feature....the first paragraph, what the various sources of his information were. I believe you will agree that it is a commendable piece of research.

The War Diaries (144 pages ) as mentioned on the main 11th Battalion page (* link below) can be viewed directly from the Web Site feature page itself or downloaded from the National Archives at Kew.

* https://www.lancs-fusiliers.co.uk/gallerynew/11thBn/11thbnMalta.htm

Again, the various maps and battle plans shown in the Jack Eastham feature were sourced by the originator from the references mentioned in his introduction and of course from the material held by the National Archives and also various books relating to the Battle of Malta GC.

The 11th Bn page on the LF Web Site is a particularly large feature page and as you will note contains several embedded links within the feature page(s). Their is a lot to read and a host of cross reference! 😊

All information we have regarding Malta GC is contained within the dedicated Web Site Feature Page. All material is subject to copywrite but may be used for educational purposes subject to specific request.

If we can assist further please get back to us.

Regards
Geoff Pycroft
Researcher and Archivist
Lancashire Fusiliers Web Site

From: Battlefront Living History Group Malta - BLHG
Date: 03/03/2022 14:33 (GMT+00:00)
To: geoffpycroft
Subject: Re: Lancashire Fusiliers Malta


Good afternoon,

Many thanks for your reply, it is greatly appreciated.

The resources your website offers are vast and immensely interesting. I really commend your effort to safeguard the Lancashire Fusilier's history through such a resource.

Thank you for pointing out the location of the original source in Kew.

Nikolai.
BLHG-Secretary


Nikolai
Many thanks for your supportive comments.
I hope the information held on the Web Site proves to be of use to your group.
Regards
Geoff Pycroft
Researcher and Archivist
Lancashire Fusiliers Web Site
https://www.lancs-fusiliers.co.uk/contacts.htm



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