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Air Force Records: A Guide for Family Historians

By: William Spencer

Price: $15.95

Publisher: The National Archives [United Kingdom]:

Seller ID: 162934

Condition: 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 recor... View more info

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Medals: The Researcher's Guide [Great Britain]

By: William Spencer

Price: $19.95

Publisher: The National Archives [United Kingdom]:

Seller ID: 615353

ISBN: 1905615353

Condition: 256 pages; 5" x 8", The National Archives [United Kingdom]


***Best-selling guide, unrivalled in breath and scope, covers military and civil awards, orders, decorations and medals, from 1793 to 1992***This unique approach to researching medals focuses upon tracing individuals and actions through the medal roll. Ranging from Java to New Orleans, Copenhagen to Egypt, it explores both campaign and commemorative medals to show how the awards system helps research into an ancestor, regiment, medal or campaign. Structured geographically for ease of use, the guide draws together information from the National Archives and the India Office records at the Br... View more info

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Family History In The Wars: How Your Ancestors Served Their Country

By: William Spencer

Price: $14.95

Publisher: The National Archives [United Kingdom]:

Seller ID: 365953

ISBN: 1903365953

Condition: 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 ho... View more info

Army Records: A Guide for Family Historians

By: William Spencer

Price: $24.95

Publisher: The National Archives [United Kingdom]:

Seller ID: 615100

ISBN: 1905615108

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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First World War Army Service Records: A Guide for Family Historians [Great Britain]

By: William Spencer

Price: $24.95

Publisher: The National Archives [United Kingdom]:

Edition: 4

Seller ID: 615261

ISBN: 1905615264

Condition: 160 pages; 7 1/2" x 9 3/4", paper, The National Archives [United Kingdom]


The National Archives’ celebrated First World War holdings include personal files of officers and other ranks, campaign medals, gallantry and meritorious service awards, courts martial and casualty lists. Its remarkable collection has records of Dominion forces and the Indian Army, the WAAC, the Royal Flying Corps and RAF, as well as auxiliary and nursing services.Over 10,000 individual unit war diaries cover all operational theatres of the British Army, while original trench maps illustrates areas from the Western Front to Salonica, Gallipoli to Mesopotamia, Palestine to Italy.... View more info