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1 Air Force Records: A Guide for Family Historians

The National Archives [United Kingdom]
***Newly revised including expanded section on the interwar years including records of RAF actions in North and South Russia, Mesopotamia, Persia, Somaliland, India and Palestine***
This practical and accessible guide shows how to explore British air forces – and ancestors who served in them – through the wealth of material a tht eNational Archives and elsewhere. Thoroughly revised and updated, it covers air forces as varied as the Royal Engineers Balloon Section, the Royal Flying Corps, the RAF and WRAF,j Fleet Air Arm, Glider Pilot Regiment and Royanl Naval Air Service, in campaigns spanning the Boer War and two World Wars to Korea, Kenya and Suez. Written by a military specialist who served in the Fleet Air Arm, it considers all aspects of air force records, from operational record books and unit war diaries to individual service records, medal rolls, gallantry awards and casualty lists.


About Author
William Spencer is the military records specialist at The National Archives. He is the author of the bestselling "Army Service Records of the First World War" and "Air Force Records for Family Historians".

615254 
Price: 24.95 USD

 

 

2 Germany 1944: The British Soldier's Pocketbook
Edited by The National Archives
80 pages; 5" x 6", cloth, The National Archives [United Kingdom]
This soldier’s pocketbook from 1944, and the tale of its creation, reveal a fascinating moment of history: a snapshot of prejudices, expectations, assumptions and fears. It was created in conditions of secrecy to prepare British and Allied soldiers for entering and occupying Germany - but at a time when even victory was not guaranteed. What would they face? How would they be treated? How would they manage a population they were used to thinking of only as "enemy combatants"?
Part practical guide, part everyman’s history of the German people, part propaganda tool, it is an instantly absorbing window on an uncertain time. It shows how the Allied civilian and military command wanted to condition the ordinary serviceman’s thoughts about what he would encounter. Today’s reader will find here opinionated comment and crude stereotype, but also subtle insights and humor - intentional and unintentional. The pocketbook says as much about the mindset of its British compilers as it does about the German people or about the Nazi regime that eventually the soldiers would topple. An illuminating introduction, drawing on the National Archives’ unique original records, reveals the intelligence community’s misgivings and disagreements about the content of the pocketbook as it went through its various stages.

365915 
Price: 12.95 USD

 
 

 

3 Air Force Records: A Guide for Family Historians
William Spencer
160 pages; 7 1/2" x 9 3/4", The National Archives [United Kingdom]
This practical and accessible guide shows how to explore British air forces – and ancestors who served in them – through the wealth of material a tht eNational Archives and elsewhere. Thoroughly revised and updated, it covers air forces as varied as the Royal Engineers Balloon Section, the Royal Flying Corps, the RAF and WRAF,j Fleet Air Arm, Glider Pilot Regiment and Royanl Naval Air Service, in campaigns spanning the Boer War and two World Wars to Korea, Kenya and Suez. Written by a military specialist who served in the Fleet Air Arm, it considers all aspects of air force records, from operational record books and unit war diaries to individual service records, medal rolls, gallantry awards and casualty lists.


About Author
William Spencer is the military records specialist at The National Archives. He is the author of the bestselling "Army Service Records of the First World War" and "Air Force Records for Family Historians".



162934 
Price: 15.95 USD

 

 

4 Army Records: A Guide for Family Historians
William Spencer
160 pages; 7 1/2" x 9 3/4" , The National Archives [United Kingdom]
The National Archives’ exceptional collection of military material includes the personal files of hundreds of thousands of First World War soldiers as well as Army nursing services, the WAAC, prisoners of war from the Second World War and Korea, and a wide variety of orders, decorations and medal rolls—from the Napoleonic Wars to the Falklands. This practical and accessible guide to records in the Archives and the British Library’s India Office covers over four centuries of Army life. Written by a military specialist and adviser on family history, it provides an insider’s knowledge of material newly released, soon to become available and recently deposited in regimental museums.

Whether you are tracing an ancestor, auxiliary service, regiment or campaign, this is an invaluable guide to Britain’s military past.

About Author
William Spencer is the military records specialist at The National Archives. He is the author of the bestselling "Army Service Records of the First World War" and "Air Force Records for Family Historians".
615100 
Price: 24.95 USD

 
 

 

5 Family History In The Wars: How Your Ancestors Served Their Country
William Spencer
256 pages; 4 1/2" x 6 1/4", paper, The National Archives [United Kingdom]
Millions of lives were touched in half a century of conflict between 1899 and 1953. From the empire-building Boer War to Cold War hostilities in Korea, volunteers and conscripts swelled professional armies. The World Wars, the greatest conflicts ever known, had unprecedented impact. Over a million men and women enlisted and served in British armed forces alone during 1914-18, and the figure for the Second World War was even higher. Almost every family has ancestral links to the Services, but finding details on individuals has often proved a difficult task. This clear, accessible guide shows how to get the very best from all sources now available. Wide-ranging in scope and practical in approach, it shows how best to trace an individual’s career, including medals and gallantry awards, prisoner of war files, Home Guard records and casualty lists. Special techniques and tips are provided for tracing family members in the Commonwealth and Dominion forces and the Indian Army. Information from the official Gazetteer of the UK and Great Britain shows how to pinpoint American units as they served in Britain, and a special section draws on British and American sources to trace details of US service and GI brides.

About Author
William Spencer is the military records specialist at The National Archives. He is the author of the bestselling "Army Service Records of the First World War" and "Air Force Records for Family Historians".
365953 
Price: 14.95 USD

     


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