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The Oral History and Sound Recording Collection at the Royal Naval Museum includes recorded interviews with men and women of the Royal Navy, focusing on their personal experience, both in war and peace, of naval life during the 20th Century. Subjects covered include: recruitment and training; equipment; war-time role; changes in the Navy's structure and requirements; ships; naval bases; naval operations; prisoners of war; uniform; accommodation; victualling; discipline; pay; working conditions; health and welfare; family life; and recreational activity.
The Collection includes life history interviews; project collections on such topics as the D-Day WRNS, the Gulf War 1991, Portsmouth Dockyard etc.; themed collections on medicine and welfare, training, etc; a sound archive collection; and video productions.
An introduction to the Collection has been published - Catalogue of the Oral History Collection at the Royal Naval Museum - and is available from the Curator of Oral History (price £7.50, excluding p&p;). Oral History Society
For more information contact :
Curator of Oral History and Sound Recording
Royal Naval Museum
HM Naval Base (PP66)
Telephone : 023 9272 7572 | Fax : 023 9272 7575
Outside UK - Telephone : 44 23 9272 7572 | Fax : 44 23 9272 7562
Created on the 25 June 1999
Last modified 28 April 2001