A Guide for Family Historians
By (author) William Spencer
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Army Records by William Spencer
Book DescriptionThe 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 material newly released, soon to become available and recently deposited in regimental museums.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781905615100
(246mm x 189mm x 13mm)
Imprint: The National Archives
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author William Spencer
Medals, Paperback (August 2008)
Now in paperback, this best-selling guide, unrivalled in breath and scope, covers military and civil awards, orders, decorations and medals, from 1793 to 1992
Family History in the Wars, Paperback (November 2007)
Gives advice on researching men's and women's service records. This work covers the three services - Army, Navy and Air Force - as well as shows how to trace individual careers through medals and gallantry awards, prisoners of war files and casualty lists.
Army Service Records of the First World War, Paperback (August 2001)» View all books by William Spencer
A guide to the records relating to army personnel during World War I. This third edition contains new chapters on: Army Nurses records; WAAC records; Indian Army records of service; Indian Army operational records; and casualties. It also expands the material on honours and awards.
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Author Biography - William Spencer
William Spencer has been the military specialist at London's National Archives since 1996. He formerly served in the Royal Navy and holds an MA in War Studies from the prestigious Department of War Studies at Kings College, London. He is the author of the successful Medals: the Researcher's Guide (2006), the bestselling Army Service Records of the First World War (now in its third edition), and the forthcoming Family History in the Wars (all published by the National Archives).
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