Source Information UK, Wartime Records and Material, 1914-1918, 1939-1945 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2023.
Original data: Content relating to wartime. London, England: Imperial War Museums.

About UK, Wartime Records and Material, 1914-1918, 1939-1945

General collection information

Imperial War Museums has a broad collection of wartime materials, collected since 1917, and includes film, photographs and documents as well as maps, newspapers, journals and other miscellaneous printed materials, such as tickets, leaflets, and posters.

Collection in context

This collection contains contributions from journalists and photographers as well as those who served.

The collection shines a light on the experiences of men and women from all over the world during times of war and conflict, from the home front to the front line. The photographs, documents, newspapers, and journals, amongst other ephemera can add to our understanding of as well as offer new perspectives on war. For example, you may not find a photograph of your ancestor but images of their unit can help you to know a little more about their uniforms, equipment, the locations they served in and perhaps those whom they served alongside. Other items will help you to explore the contribution and sacrifices made by everyone during times of war.


British Broadcasting Corporation. "WW2 People's War: Fact File: Commonwealth and Allied Forces." Accessed March 7, 2022.

Imperial War Museums. "IWM Collections." Accessed March 7, 2022.

UK Parliament. "The Fallen." Accessed March 7, 2022.