World War II ephemera

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A collection of World War II printed notices and pamphlets advising on various aspects of safety and security such as air raids, invasion scares, food production and the registration and evacuation of children. Most of the items relate to Colchester and district, and includes a leaflet in French explaining the purpose of allied bombing raids on occupied France.

Administrative / Biographical History

World War II, 1939-1945.

Conditions Governing Access

On restricted access in the Library's Special Collections section.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Dr. Adrian Bailey of the Department of History, University of Leicester


Prepared by Dr. A. Lacey. Special Collections Librarian, University of Leicester.

Other Finding Aids

'A handlist of the manuscript collection'. Compiled by Brian Burch and Jenny Clark. Leicester : Leicester University Library, 1998.