The Forces War Records have made a number of documents free to view until the 28th August:
The 24th of August marks the 1st official and horrific air raid on London, when the Luftwaffe misjudged their bomb attack on oil deposits at the docks and hit civilians in East London instead.
The rest, as they say, is history!
To help you to find out more about your ancestor’s history during wartime, and discover what it was really like to live through the Blitz, we’re making 16 original publications from our Historic Documents Archive free to read from the 21st-28th of August.
The Protection of your Home against Air Raids
The King's Regulations and Air Council Instructions for The Royal Air Force, 1943
There's Freedom in the Air
R.A.F. Middle East - The Official Story of Air Operations
The Air Battle of Malta
We Speak from the Air - Broadcasts by the R.A.F.
The King's Air Force
Front Line 1940 - 1941
Roof over Britain - the official story of the A.A Defences, 1939 - 1942
Wings of Britain
The Battle of Britain, August - October 1940
The W.A.A.F. In Action
Bomber Command Continues
Updates and news direct from the Committee