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Military heritage free and on-line publications

On this page there are links to free online research, leaflets, booklets, and guidelines on the subject of military heritage.

The Home Front (1914-1918) and its Legacies: a pilot study for a national public archaeology recording project of First World War legacies in Britain: 2014-2018

The Home Front (1914-1918) and its Legacies: a pilot study for a national public archaeology recording project of First World War legacies in Britain: 2014-2018

Published 30 April 2014

A pilot project into the methodology of recording the legacies of First World War sites, using the Lea Valley, (Essex and Greater London) and Staffordshire as trial areas. The pilot was commissioned by English Heritage from Bristol and York Universities.

East Coast War Channels in the First and Second World Wars

East Coast War Channels in the First and Second World Wars

Published 30 April 2014

This report covers the context and physical remains of the East Coast War channels that were established in the First World War and used again in the Second World War to attempt to provide safer routes for shipping providing vital supplies for Britain.

Conservation Bulletin 71

Conservation Bulletin 71

Published 1 November 2013

The remains of the First World War are all around us, but we do not always know how to see them - or how to connect with the millions of personal stories with which they are inextricably linked.

Suffolk’s Defended Shore: Coastal fortifications from the air

Suffolk’s Defended Shore: Coastal fortifications from the air

Published 15 July 2007

Presents an illustrated history of the development of military defences on the Suffolk coast using data collected as part of the English Heritage national survey. This survey included examination of modern and historic aerial photographs.

£25.00

Military Wall Art

Military Wall Art

Published 15 July 2004

Guidelines on its significance, conservation and management

Prisoner of War Camps (1939 - 1948)

Published 1 November 2003

Twentieth Century Military Recording Project. For the purposes of this report a Prisoner of War camp will be any site or building that has been used to house military prisoners captured by the Allies and which appeared in the numerical listing system used by the British authorities.

Twentieth-Century Military Sites

Twentieth-Century Military Sites

Published 30 June 2003

Twentieth-Century Military Sites. Current approaches to their recording and conservation 2003

Military Aircraft Crash Sites

Military Aircraft Crash Sites

Published 1 November 2002

Archaeological guidance on the significance and management of military aircraft crash sites.

Historic Military Aviation Sites

Historic Military Aviation Sites

Published 19 October 2016

This leaflet provides guidance on the management of historic military airfields and their associated buildings so that their special character and interest are preserved and enhanced.

Civil Defence - From the First World War to the Cold War

Civil Defence - From the First World War to the Cold War

Published 20 October 2016

This document looks at the range of civil defence buildings used in the Second World War through to the Cold War.

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