Documents, however detailed, do not tell the full story of defence electronics. Oral histories – the stories of people who were there – both fill in the gaps and illuminate the facts with personal reminiscence. DEHS has already contributed to the Imperial War Museum’s collection over a hundred oral interviews, collected by CHiDE, of people concerned with defence electronics, whether scientists, engineers, technicians or operators.
We will process existing Oral History material and publish it appropriately. While DEHS will not continue its Oral History programme, we will be pleased to accept any new recordings or transcripts.
If you would like to offer such material, please contact our Archivist Phil Judkins.