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Diary of E. Trevenna, Artilleryman 8th Army

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MS. Eng. e. 3768
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The diarist is with the 8th Army in Syria and Cairo in early 1944, and on the campaign through Italy from May 1944, passing through Naples, Rome, Perugia and Arezzo, ending with the attempt to break through the Gothic Line. The brief entries in the diary run almost daily until September 23rd, with few entries made thereafter. Trevenna describes the daily activites of the formation, and lists films, books and music which he has seen, read or heard. He mentions being awarded with the Africa Star and the 8th Army Clasp. Information at the back of the diary includes notes on his pay and a number of addresses.


  • Creation: 1944


1.0 volume

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. e. 3768, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Eng. e. 3768

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 6717


Diary of E. Trevenna, Artilleryman 8th Army

Biographical / Historical

E. Trevenna (fl 1944), Artilleryman 8th Army.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Ephemera City via Ebay, Nov. 2011

Sponsored by Dr Roger Highfield, Professor Richard McCabe and Bridget Walter, Duke Humfrey's Night, 12 Oct. 2013.

Physical Facet

Binding: brown leather

Diary of E. Trevenna, Artilleryman 8th Army
EAD version 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom