British Society, 1939-1951 - Module Guide

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24 May 2022
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British Society, 1939-1951 provides access to thousands of documents from the collections of eleven U.K. government departments, each responsible for dealing with and reporting on the domestic situation in Britain during the Second World War and its aftermath. Its files document a wide variety of themes and topics relating to social, economic, political, and cultural affairs, providing a uniquely comprehensive insight into civilian life across the country, and the everyday impacts of total war. Each collection contains the reports of government departments, the records of local wartime organizations, and the voices of ordinary citizens living through the period.


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The National Archives

This downloadable dataset details over 32,000 German air raids on the United Kingdom between September 1939 and March 1945. The data includes information on all the attacks, including locations, dates …


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British Society, 1939-1951 contains records from collections such as: Records of central government departments and ministries; Records of Local Organizations and Wartime Bodies; Collections of government propaganda. Users can browse, …


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British Society 1939-1951 provides access to thousands of documents from the collections of eleven U.K. government departments, each responsible for dealing with and reporting on the domestic situation in Britain …


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The National Archives (U.K.) - Images reproduced by courtesy of The National Archives, London, England. History of Advertising Trust - Images from the Wartime Advertising Guard Books reproduced by courtesy …


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A list of ministers and other officials which constituted the government of the U.K. during the Second World War. Heads of the Cabinet; Treasury and Exchequer; Ministers for Domestic Affairs; …


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Some of the primary source materials within this resource may contain personal data about living individuals, including special category personal data, both as defined under the Data Protection Act 2018 …


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Dr Brett Holman - University of New England; Dr David Clampin - University of Liverpool John Moores; Dr Juliette Pattinson - University of Kent; Professor Daniel Ussishkin - University of …


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Content in British Society, 1939-1951 is arranged in collections corresponding to the archives from which they were sourced. You can read more about the archive materials selected for this resource …


Editorial Board members have written essays that contextualize the primary source material and highlight key themes, topics, and events discussed within British Society, 1939-1951. Facing Armageddon: British society and civil …


Teachers and students are invited to explore a range of downloadable resources and teaching packs through which to discover, analyze, and discuss the collections in British Society, 1939-1951