7 May 2019
A trial to this database is available until 28 May 2019

War, State and Society provides access to thousands of documents from UK government departments which dealt with the domestic situation in Britain during the Second World War and its aftermath.  It provides a uniquely comprehensive insight into the social, economic, political, and cultural affairs of wartime Britain. Highlights include:

  • Wartime collections of central government, including the Home Affairs papers of Churchill’s War Cabinet and Foreign Office policy papers on refugees and internment
  • Records of local wartime organizations and surveys from across the U.K., including histories and organizational records of Home Guard units, and recruitment and welfare records of local Women’s Land Army headquarters
  • Collections of government propaganda, including wartime film production documents from the Ministry of Information and Crown Film Unit

The trial is available for Lancaster University students and staff till 28 May 2019 at www.warstateandsociety.com.  Off-campus users can use the Lancaster University VPN to take advantage of the trial. 

We welcome your comments on this trial resource! Please email academicliaison@lancaster.ac.uk.