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Collection RC0334 - World War, 1939-1945, British War Despatches and Casualty Lists collection

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World War, 1939-1945, British War Despatches and Casualty Lists collection

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RC0334

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  • 1939-1945 (Creation)

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34 cm of textual records

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The collection consists of communications from the War Office and other agencies during and after World War II. Box 1 contains a selection of British War despatches detailing troop movements and battle outcomes. These range from roughly mid-1941 to late-1942. Box 2 contains miscellaneous materials, including British casualty lists, special army orders, army council instructions, translated versions of the Fuehrer Conferences on Naval Affairs (from 1939-42, and 1944), documents from the Civil Aeronautics Administration exploring the state of the post-war British aviation industry, and a collection of radar bulletins from 1945. Several print periodicals are also included, such as the Egyptian Mail and the Supplement to the London Gazette. Finally, box 2 also contains numerous miscellaneous materials, ranging from items published by the British Ministry of Information during wartime to Air Ministry publications from during and after the war. Wherever possible, copies have been made of some of the more illegible material in an attempt to preserve readability.

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The collection was probably acquired in the 1970s.

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