Jump to content
Great War Forum

Remembered Today:

RussT

The National Archives - Digitised War Diaries etc

Recommended Posts

RussT

On the TNA website, the following attached information is provided:

 

It says that if you are on-site (in a reading room) you can view and download digital documents or email copies to your own device.

 

So if I were interested in a War Diary that has already been digitised, can I download the whole diary? Download it to what? Do I take a USB stick?

 

The alternative seems to allow me to email the document to myself - again, I assume the whole document - is that correct?

 

Regards

 

Russ

 

 

 

TNA.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
stiletto_33853
Posted (edited)

A lot of these digitised files are too large to e-mail them to yourself if you use an e-mail with restricted size per e-mail. TNA will not allow a USB stick to be used on their computers for fear of a virus. A lot take small laptops and download to their hard drives. Also the £3.50 a file is somewhat misleading as a units war diary may span over many files, the worst I have seen is one page but others will hold a considerable amount.

I have recently been downloading some Corps Diaries where regularly there are five to seven files for one month for just one branch say HQ, makes it expensive.

 

Andy

Edited by stiletto_33853

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RussT

Andy

 

Many thanks for the clarifications

 

Regards

 

Russ

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

I was at Kew a couple of years ago, and I took my own laptop.

You log into the TNA network and download whatever you want.

Any War Diary that's been digitised can be downloaded free.

Whole diaries, part diaries, whatever.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RussT

Got it, thanks

 

Russ

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...