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Old 11th August 2020, 14:57
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this because official researchers at the N.A. don't response. Anyone willing to photograph two files about the 76. AA-Brigade being the wardiaries from mid-November '44 through mid April '45 (WO171/4889 and WO171/1084. These are not digitalized and are necessary for our volumes about the airwar over Zuid-Beveland to be published next year.
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Old 11th August 2020, 15:14
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Re: looking for researcher

Wim,

The National Archives (College Park and Washington) is closed because of Covid 19. Researchers cannot enter the building, and the archivist staff are working from home, and thus cannot copy anything. I have not seen any information on when it will reopen.

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Old 11th August 2020, 16:18
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Frank,

we learned that it's open from 22 July last though there are limits in force. Only one day visits for example and a max. of 6 files.
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Old 11th August 2020, 16:39
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Re: looking for researcher

Wim,
I guess I got confused here. The US National Archives is still closed. The National Archives/PRO in Kew has reopened to a certain extent. They have just announced further reopening steps, see https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/...avirus-update/

Since Covid-19 travel is probably not feasible (quarantine?) you will probably have to wait until research-contractors are willing to return.

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Old 14th August 2020, 03:16
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Re: looking for researcher

I have seen on Facebook someone offering copies of war diaries of British units in action in Europe in 1944-45. I have not used them but they may provide an alternative to waiting until the facility at Kew is fully operational.
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Old 14th August 2020, 16:41
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https://www.facebook.com/British-Arm...9324246138228/

I did not include the contact information in this previous post. Have no experience as to quality or cost.
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Old 14th August 2020, 20:22
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anyway both thank you for the info
best rgds - Wim
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Old 20th August 2020, 15:28
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Hi Wim,

Main problem is the TNA 'Time slots' are taking within minutes of being released, such is the demand.

Unfortunately the senior staff did not foresee the demand !

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