World War Two

Royal Berkshire Archive 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.

If you would like to discover what we've got for your area, simply view or download our World War Two Source Guide.

To view the guide in plain text which should be suitable for screen readers, please see our plain text version page.

Discover more about Berkshire life during the Second World War in our online exhibition 'Through Their Eyes'.

You can also search thousands of WWII Berkshire records connected to evacuation, civil defence, the home guard and more on Ancestry. See the Ancestry website for details.

Don't forget that you can access Ancestry free of charge via our library subscription if you visit. You will need to book a computer session so please see our Planning a visit page for details and contact us.