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ADM223/464 Operation Tracer

    The following declassified text has been described from the original report on Operation TRACER as contained in ADM 223/464 held in the National Archives, Kew. For ease of analysis, it has been expanded and each sentence numbered. Footnotes have been added to expand on some details.

    Defence Heritage Record

      The following Historic Environment Division datasets are available for download. The dataset is supplied for use under an Open Government Licence (OGL) and has been converted and hosted by Frontline Ulster. You can view the DHR live on Google Maps (and save it to your maps) here. The dataset is… Read More »Defence Heritage Record

      Military Engineering, Volume II – Field Engineering, Part II – All Arms, Pamphlet 3 Obstacles 1974

        Published by the Ministry of Defence, 1st January 1974. This pamphlet supersedes Field Engineering and Mine Warfare Pamphlet No. 2A. Contents 1. General considerations 2. Barbed wire and anti-personnel obstacles 3. Wiring methods 4. Anti-tank obstacles 5. Road Blocks 6. Urban counter-revolutionary obstacles 7. Obstacles under special conditions Aim and… Read More »Military Engineering, Volume II – Field Engineering, Part II – All Arms, Pamphlet 3 Obstacles 1974

        Air-Raid Shelters, Leaflet No. 3

          This short information booklet was issued in 1939 by the Cement and Concrete Association and consists of 24 high-resolution pages. It summarises the design and construction considerations for splinter-proof shelters for private houses and small buildings.

          Raid Spotter’s Note Book

            This is a digital scan of the Raid Spotter’s Note Book. This small leatherbound volume consisting of 76 pages was sold privately to be a “concise, accurate and informative compendium of information required by all interested in aircraft recognition and particular those concerned with Raid Spotting.” It contains a breadth… Read More »Raid Spotter’s Note Book

            War Gases

              An early Second World War Air Raid Precautions (ARP) information wheel providing information on the variety of war gases that could have been expected to be released against the British population. You can download a high-resolution JPG copy of this collage showing all possible selections on the wheel. There are… Read More »War Gases

              Frontline Ulster Map Project

                This is the current map project KML file dated 22 January 2022 containing 1,089 markers covering pre-1900 fortifications through to those used during Operation Banner. The current version is displayed on the interactive page of this site. This is a long term project and there are still some teething problems,… Read More »Frontline Ulster Map Project