National Archives of the UAE

Discussion in 'Research Material' started by Russell Phillips, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. This might be of interest to people here. I've just discovered that the National Archives of the UAE have freely-downloadable digital versions of thousands of documents that are only available in paper at the UK National Archives in Kew.

    I don't know how many (or even if any) are related to WW2, but I thought it worth sharing. Here's the link:
    Arabian Gulf Digital Archive
  2. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    Dear Russell, thank you so much for posting this up, a fantastic resource.

    Currently working my way through FCO 8/1862 (downloaded from same) "Military assault by South Yemen against armed forces of Oman"

    A real memory jogger, and sits very well with a tome I dug out of storage only this week.

    Kind regards, and again thank you.

    Always remember, never forget,


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  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    This is a good resource. Picked up a few post-war documents on Chindits that went on to serve in the Arab Legion. Nothing amazing, but useful nevertheless.
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  4. papiermache

    papiermache Well-Known Member

    Known as " Arabian Gulf Digital Archive Project " in Kew Annual Report 2019-20 and in minutes. Thanks for posting.

    It is very generous of the UAE to make the files available to all.

    Downloaded a picture of "Two RAF single-engine Pioneer aircraft side by side on the sands of the Liwa". Taken in 1958.

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  5. Thanks for that extra nugget of information.

    I'm really pleased that people found it useful :)
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