You are welcome to download and use these documents for your own personal use, but not to upload them to another website etc. (be aware that each file and most of the pages are identifiable.)
I would recommend that you download the pdfs and view them with Adobe Acrobat as opposed to trying to view them with your web browser. All the files are computer searchable.
( = added in the past few months)
World War I
- Scans of "The War Illustrated" in pdf format for the first World War, most of these are around 200Mbytes each.
Between the wars (but war related)
- "War in the air". A series of 25 magazines published 1935/6. I would recommend that you download them to view with Adobe Acrobat as the bookmarks are enabled for quick links to the start of each part.
- Parts1-10 (456MBytes), Parts 11-20 (546MBytes) and Parts 21-25 (283MBytes). These are large files!
World War II
- Scans of the ATC gazette in pdf format (searchable, some with missing cover pages): (vary between 21Mb and 37Mb each)
- The Signals War. A brief history of No. 26 Group (December 1945).
- A summary of Operation Overlord. This document was originally Secret, then in 1967 downgraded to Restricted. It is now non-restricted.
- An American document "RADAR, a report on science at war" published in 1945.
- The Radar Bulletin - a Victory souvenir document issued by the RAF's 60 Group in 1945.
- German and Italian Aircraft and how to spot them. (1940)(28MBytes).
- R.A.F. Middle East. The story of Air Ops. 1942-1943. (99Mb - lots of photos.).
- Ark Royal: The Admiralty account of her achievement. added 21/5/23
- Bomber Command. September 1939 - July 1941.added 23/5/23
- Bomber Command Continues: Account of the rising offensive July 1941-June 1942. added 21/5/23
- Coastal Command: 1939 - 1942. added 21/5/23
- East of Malta, West of Suez: Naval War, September 1939 - March 1941. added 21/5/23
- Fleet Air Arm: The rise of Naval Air Power. added 21/5/23
- Target Germany: The U.S. VIII Bomber Command's first year over Europe. added 21/5/23
- The Battle of Britain: 8th August-31st October 1940. added 22/5/23
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