The following documents are transcriptions of the war diary from the 2nd Bn Coldstream Guards. It represents a project I am working on to record both the diary and all cordinates within the diary: the latter part of which I have translated into latitude and longitude and put onto google maps which I have recorded here. If anyone needs any help tracing a family member in the second Battalion please do not hesitate to get in contact. Please note: (1) The following is a WORK IN PROGRESS. Its being continually updated, and as such includes notes to myself, spelling errors, and eroneous locations that are being re-worked. (2) A lot of these locations are not exact. Some were recorded erroneuously at the time, some locations are 4 digit grid squares, (so the locations cover an entire grid square), some I have had to estimate (in which case I have indicated them as being so). Even the most accurate cordinates are likely to be nearbye (to 100ft) rather then dead on the exact location; however I have still found them to be surprisingly accurate in a lot of cases (sometimes directly on the features, i.e. houses, in question) Map Nov 1942 to may 1943 (North west African conflict: note that the locations for 90% of this map were not given in co-ordinates in the hand written war diary: the Brigade diary for this period being missing from the national archives. As a result this one map involves estimated locations. Blue locations are roughly exact based on original war maps. Red are known areas.) Map Feb (Monte Orinito: Eastern Aurunci salient) War Diary article 1 Map March (Eastern slopes of Monte Ornito) War Diary article 2 Map April (Cassino) War Diary article 3 Map May (Monte Piccolo/Arce) War Diary article 4 Map June (Liri Valley and Perugia) War Diary article 5 Map July (L'Olmo Gap and Arrezo War Diary article 6 Map Aug (Advance to florence) War Diary article 7 Map Sep i (Operation OLIVE (San Godenzo Pass) War Diary article 8 Map Sep ii Operation OLIVE (San Godenzo Pass and the securing of Rout 67) Map Oct (Monte Battaglia)War Diary article 9 Map Nov (Monte Verro/Aqua Salanta) War Diary article 10 Map Dec (Monte Penzola) War Diary article 11 Map Jan* (Winter on Monte Penzola and Verre) War Diary article 12 Map Feb and March* (Amalgamation at SPOLETO) Map April part 1 (Spring Offensive, Argenta Gap) Map April part 2 (Battle for Chiesa Del Bando) Map April Part 3 (Battle for Portoverrara) Map April Part 4 (Push to the River Po) *The Maps for Jan/Feb/March are a little different as the static line and continuous rotation policy out of the front line atop Monte Penzolla meant that it has not been easy to map in this format. To make things easier I have included a map for the locations of the entire 1st guards brigade detailing the positions the Bn would have occupied when at the front.