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World War Two

German Map of Reading showing Miltary Targets

Berkshire Record Office holds many records relating to emergency functions which were carried out locally during World War Two. These include the ARP, civil defence and the Government evacuation scheme.

Take a look at our World War Two Sources Guide below to find out what we hold in the collections.



World War Two Sources Guide (316KB)


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