The Second World War Experience Centre – SWWEC
A UK registered Charity which exists to collect and encourage access to the personal testimony of men and women who lived through the years of the Second World War and to promote the use of this material for education. The archive is frequently accessed by educators, authors, students, the media and individuals from all over the world.
For over 20 years now we collect and conserve memories and documents, letters, photos etc relating to the WWII period and the personal testimony of those who lived through it in whatever capacity, service or civilian, axis, allied or neutral. The Centre holds over 9,000 lives with almost 5,000 audio memories and over 100,000 thousand documents, photos, maps, artwork etc
Beyond collecting and conserving, the aim is ensure that different audiences have the opportunity to share and learn from the personal recollections conserved in the SWWEC collection – we are enhancing the possibilities by digitising the material and providing access where permitted via the internet to the widest possible audience.