Wednesday, January 30, 2013

World War II Paperless Archives

To any historian, there's nothing quite like primary documents to get the heart pumping in excitement. Sometimes getting to those primary documents is a chore, especially when you're nowhere near any federal archive or library.

That's where it's handy to let someone else do the work. BACM Research - PaperlessArchives.com compiles a nice selection of World War II declassified government documents, all on a handy CD.

Here's just a small list of what you can find there:

  • FBI files on Adolph Hitler
  • Artwork done by U.S. Navy war artists for D-Day
  • Winston Churchill correspondence 
  • Military field manuals
  • German U-Boat captured documents 

Prices range from around $10 per CD, and you can also purchase complete sets at a discount. No matter which way you look at it, it's a heck of a deal, and just might save you a trip to the National Archives.

6 comments:

Alex said...

Thanks for posting this, it's good to know about.

Melissa Marsh said...

You're welcome!

Jess Zimmerman said...

Interesting! Have you ordered much from them? I'll have to look through their materials! Thanks!

Melissa Marsh said...

Jess - Yes, I've ordered some stuff from them and it was completely worth it. Can't beat how cheap the price is for the ton of source material you get!

awriterofhistory.com said...

What a fantastic resource! I could spend a lot of money here!!

Melissa Marsh said...

I could spend a lot of money, too! Fortunately, my bank account says no. LOL