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    Bob Smith
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      Do any of you know of a community or public history project concerning WW2 naval activity that uses oral history and whose archives are accessible? I want to carry out a case study report as part of an oral history module I am studying for an M.Litt.

      Bob Smith
      SNR member

      #16060
      Mark Barton
      Participant

        Bob

        Not completely directly but IWM has tapes that include RN personnel – some of those I think include WW2. Also BRNC Dartmouth, did Britannia’s Voices which includes the whole history they could track including WW2. Not directly just what you were after. But after a few days seeing no answer thought they might be helpful.

        #16064
        Thomas B
        Participant

          U.S. Naval Institute has an extensive oral history collection to include many prominent USN / USMC officers who served in WW II. See this page on the USNI website to determine if this is the kind of resource you would find useful: https://www.usni.org/heritage/oral-history.

          #16071
          Bob Smith
          Participant

            Thomas, thanks for this link. It’s exactly what I was looking for and will have a close look in the next few days. The only drawback I see is that access is not free so I might have to raid the piggy bank!

            Bob Smith

            #16122
            Stuart R
            Participant

              I have found the BBC site useful:
              http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/categories/
              and the Legasee veterans website:
              https://www.legasee.org.uk/oursecretwar/the-archive/

              Stuart

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