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To get started, you can either use the search box on the left or click on the menu options. The Archive comes with a suite of search tools. You can browse it by collection, or explore starting from tags about concepts, events, military units, people and stations. Resources can also be retrieved through a timeline, while maps provide access for places and aerial photographs. An advanced search interface allows cross searching among specific fields. If you are lost, there is a User guide to ease your search for material.

For information on the type of material in the Archive and how it has been constructed, please visit About. For our Collection Policy, please see Preserving archival materials and for an explanation of what we have already published, go to Publishing archival materials.

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Recently Added Items

How we took the good news from Grosse Tychow to Fallingbostel


A diary of the forced march undertaken by prisoners of war 6 February 1945 to 26 April 1945

Mere Gen March 1944


a 29 page duplicated magazine produced by the personnel of Branston Mere Y station. All the items are original, mainly 'in' jokes consisting of…

Mere Gen 1st Birthday edition


A duplicated magazine, produced by the personnel of Branston Mere Y station. It includes 'in' jokes, stories, poems, cartoons and a
a crossword…

Mere Gen Christmas 1943


A duplicated magazine produced by the personnel at Branston Mere Y station. It contains 'in' jokes, stories, a quiz, poems and cartoons.

Mere Gen 1942


A duplicated magazine, produced by the personnel at Branston Mere. It includes 'in' jokes, poems, cartoons, and a ghost story.

Operators at Branston Mere Y station


Six RAF personnel, four of them corporals, head and shoulders or upper torso, in two rows all with wireless flash.

Additional information about…