Telegram announcing the visit of King George V

Historical Background

The telegraph, along with carrier pigeons and radio, was a fast and effective means of communication between the Allies and the front line during the war. Messages were always sent in code to prevent the enemy intercepting the information. This message, encrypted using a highly sophisticated cipher, relates to the secret visit made by King George V to British troops in Rouen.

  • Date details

21 October 1915

  • Institution

Rouen – Archives départementales de Seine – Maritime

  • Original reference

10 RP 136/7

  • Period

Late Modern Period

  • Thematic


Politic and military links


Rouen – Archives Départementales

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