• Audio contentAnderson Shelter design, cat. ref. HO 205/207

    Necessity, the mother of invention: Britain’s response to the demands of total war 1939-1945

    This talk is about British invention and innovation during the Second World War – providing the tools to fight the war. Clive Hawkins is a Military Specialist at The National Archives, where he has worked for 35 years. View the […]

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    Exploding the mysteries of the Bomb Census

    Was your family or local area affected by air raids during the Second World War? This talk explains how you can research details of bombing incidents using the maps, photographs and other records originally made for the Ministry of Home […]

  • Video contentTNA(PRO)HO338-27-WORLD-WAR-II-BLITZ(Bomb-damaged-building-London)

    Hope and Glory

    ‘Hope and Glory’ tells the story of a young boy growing up in London during the Second World War. The film explores two themes that greatly affected the Home Front during the war, the Blitz and evacuation. This videocast is […]

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