second world war

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13 February 2018

Sompting Abbotts Preparatory School worked with local and family historians to discover the identity of Donald James Macbride

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14 September 2017

The Battle of Britain could not have been won without support from the ground crew. Henry Buckton interviews the surviving personnel

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05 July 2017

The free online archive of 30,000 pages of Royal Voluntary Service reports offers an insight into women's contribution to the war effort

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01 June 2017

As we mark the anniversary of the Allied evacuation from France in 1940, Janet Dempsey explains how you can trace your family's involvement in Operation Dynamo

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11 May 2017

Plus: Ancestry acquires exclusive London cemetery registers; Findmypast adds over 4,000 records of London ironmongers; MyHeritage offers 50% discount on DNA test

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10 May 2017

The project, started on 12 May 1937, uses one-day diaries to create a record of ordinary people’s lives

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09 May 2017

As Mass Observation seeks new volunteers, Simon Fowler looks at how this giant anthropology project first came about 80 years ago

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