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Old 28th September 2016, 21:23
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Are these a primary source material or secondary?
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Old 30th September 2016, 16:47
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Re: Award citations

I would of thought that they are primary source as they provide direct firsthand evidence of an event.
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Re: Award citations

Thanks for your input. But aren't the documents that a citation is based on (ie logbook, squadron diary or operations record book etc) the primary sources?
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Re: Award citations

I would say that in terms of primary source the citation and the record that provides the persons actions/recommendation are one and the same. They both provide direct evidence.
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Re: Award citations

Yes, agreed. And hard to argue with this: '...original documents and objects which were created at the time of study'.

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