The Diary of Corporal Vince Schürhoff, 1914-1918

Vince Schürhoff, Jim Beach, Jim Beach (Editor)

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Corporal Vince Schürhoff came from a Birmingham business family that was German on his father's side. He joined the British army in 1914 and served with 16/Warwicks until 1916. He was then seconded to signals intelligence work and later transferred to the Royal Engineers (Signal Service). Employed in a variety of intelligence roles, he was awarded the Military Medal in 1918. His diary provides an excellent window into the physical and mental worlds of a middle-class junior NCO on the Western Front, recording the nuances of life in the trenches and behind the lines. He also offers a rare contemporaneous account of grassroots intelligence work during the First World War.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherHistory Press
Number of pages335
ISBN (Print)9780750966009
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • 1914-1918
  • Military
  • World War One
  • WW1


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