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Duration 28:53

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 This talk explains how you can research details of bombing incidents using the maps, photographs and other records originally made for the Ministry of Home Security’s Bomb Census, which are now held here at The National Archives. Important sources for researching Second World War bombing are also held in archives elsewhere and the talk shows how this additional information can help you to build up a much richer picture of an incident.

Andrew Janes has worked in the Advice and Records Knowledge department at The National Archives for three years, specialising in maps and related records.