The Western Front
The First Phase: (Pre-war attitude of War Office towards Ordnance Service in war. Formation of depots in France. Change of base. Ordnance services at the front. Ammunition supply. Re-establishment of original Line of Communications. Daily rationing system. Mechanized transport repairs. Artillery repairs. Equipping Indian troops.)
Trench Warfare- General Outline: (Character of warfare. Novel types of equipment and enlarged scope of Ordnance functions. Special characteristics of earlier period. Of later period.)
Headquarters: (Division of duties between D.O.S. and D.D.O.S. G.H.Q. D.O.S. moves to G.H.Q. Technical artillery work. Defects of headquarter organization as compared with that of the War Office.
The Front: (D.D.O.S. of an Army. A.D.O.S. of a Corps. O.O. Corps Troops and Army Troops. Officers' shops. D.A.D.O.S. of a Division. Dumps and general repairs. Salvage. Gun Workshops and Gun Parks.
The Lines of Communication: (Installation of Calais base. Other depots. D.D.O.S. L. of C. Provision. Indents. Group system. Method of issue. Accountancy. Transportation. Salvage. Ordnance depot, Paris. Workshops. Recapitulation of base depot work.)
Ammunition Supply: (Inherent difficulties. Supply organization in 1915. Installation of additional depots. Decentralized supply system of 1916. Explosion at Audruicq. Creation of new depots of improved design served by fresh ports of entry, at amunition depots. Traffic and labour. Accounting. Defective ammunition and laboratories. Supply arrangements in forwards areas. Railheads and dumps. Ordnance Ammunition Units. Frontal Repairs. Salvage.
Appendices: (Tonnage by Categories of Materials Shipped to France During the War; Sample of Schedule of Correspondence. Q.M.G.'s Branch of the Staff, G.H.Q., France; Subdivision of Duties in the Office of D.O.S., France; Notes on Refitting a Division in France; Diagram Giving Tonnage of Ammunition Shipped to France; Ammunition Stock Returns France, 25th September, 1914, And 8th December, 1917; Post-War Ammunition Salvage Operations in France; Quantities of a Few Prominent Articles of Equipment and Clothing Provided by D.E.O.S. During the Course of the War; Honours and Awards; Roll of Honour)
Illustrations: Lieut. Genl. Sir Travers Clarke, G.B.E., K.C.B., K.C.M.G., Quartermaster General, France; Maj. Genl. Sir H.D.E. Parsons, K.C.M.G., C.B.; Maj. Genl. Sir C.M. Mathew, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.; Maj. Genl. Sir H.W. Perry, K.C.M.G., C.B., C.S.I.; The Author; Typical Mobile Workshop; Laying OUt Gun-Components For Issue; Hangar Q At Havre Fitted Up As A Barrack; Loading Ammunition Empties for England; Repairing Smoke Helmets; Wreckage of Audraicq Ammunition Depot; The Student's Nightmare; Maj. Genl. Sir J. Steevens, K.C.B., K.C.M.G.; Brig. Genl. W.H. Usher Smith, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O.; Brig. Genl. P.A. Bainbridge, C.B., C.M.G.; S.S. "Minnetonka" And Satellites; Ordnance Depot, Helles; Anzac Beach; Ordnance Depot, Salonika; Ordnance Depot, Kantara; Ludd Ammunition Store; Ordnance Workshops, Jerusalem; Ordnance Depot, Basrah; Wagon Park, Basrah; Indian Tent Repair Unit; Sorting Salved Small-Arm Ammunition; The Citadel, Baghdad; Right Bank Ordnance Depot, Baghdad; Brig. Genl. R.K. Scott, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.; Maj. Genl. A. Forbes, C.B., C.M.G.; Brig. Genl. T.W. Hale, C.B., C.M.G., C.B.E.; Italian Transporter Adapted for 6-Inch Howitzer; Muzzle Portion of 6-Inch Mortar As A Mule Load; Ammunition Shed, Onega, North Russia; Sleighs Leaving For the Front; Making Improvised Dial Sights During an Arctic Winter; R.A.O.C. War Memorial
Maps: Western Front; Gallipoli; Salonika; Palestine; Mesopotamia; East Africa; Italian Theatre
Great Britain. -- Army Ordnance Services -- History.
|Title||A History of the Army Ordnance Services, vol 3|
|Author||Forbes, Maj. Gen. A.|