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Wartime West Sussex 1939-45


This section of the website contains more than 250 digital sources published by the County Library Service for anyone to view, download and print free of charge. They include photos, maps, official leaflets, and extracts from books, newspapers, letters and diaries, illustrating life in West Sussex during World War II.

Please contact us for permission if you wish to publish any of our content in print or online.

Further sources can be found in the Local Studies sections of public libraries, particularly the countywide collections at Worthing Library.

Canadians   Canadians

D-Day   D-Day

Dunkirk evacuations   Dunkirk evacuations 

Home Guard   Home Guard

Invasion   Invasion

POWs and refugees   Prisoners of war (POW) and refugees

Rationing   Rationing

VE Day and VJ Day   VE Day and VJ Day
(Victory in Europe and Victory over Japan) 

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