Daily Operational Narratives 1939-1954


Following the outbreak of World War II the RAN generated, in the form of a daily narrative, an appraisal of the evolving operational picture. These narratives have been, declassified, digitised and placed in the public domain as part of the Sea Power Centre - Australia's ongoing digitisation program. The aim of this program is to make historic records and information more readily available to members of the public to assist with historical research.

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Daily Operational Narratives - October 1939

October 1939


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Daily Operational Narratives - January 1940

January 1940


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Daily Operational Narratives - June 1940

June 1940


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pdf : 73.67 MB
Daily Operational Narratives - January 1941

January 1941


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pdf : 36.29 MB
Daily Operational Narratives - May 1941

May 1941


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pdf : 33.04 MB
Daily Operational Narratives - September 1941

September 1941


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pdf : 40.89 MB
Daily Operational Narratives - February 1942

February 1942


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pdf : 37.36 MB
Daily Operational Narratives - June 1942

June 1942


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pdf : 56.5 MB
Daily Operational Narratives - October 1942

October 1942


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pdf : 63.25 MB
Daily Operational Narratives - January 1943

January 1943


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pdf : 104.66 MB

July 1943


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Daily Operational Narratives - January 1944

January 1944


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pdf : 100.21 MB

July 1944


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pdf : 122.01 MB
Daily Operational Narratives - January 1945

January 1945


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pdf : 150.75 MB
Daily Operational Narratives - July 1945

July 1945


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pdf : 59.98 MB
Daily Operational Narratives - October 1945

October 1945


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pdf : 48.13 MB
Daily Operational Narratives - January 1946

January 1946


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pdf : 52.23 MB
Daily Operational Narratives - July 1945

July 1946


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pdf : 38.61 MB
Daily Operational Narratives - January 1947

January 1947


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pdf : 54.73 MB
Daily Operational Narratives - January 1948

January 1948


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pdf : 55.28 MB
Daily Operational Narratives - December 1948

December 1948


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pdf : 72.31 MB
Daily Operational Narratives - January 1950

January 1950


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pdf : 77.47 MB
Daily Operational Narratives - December 1950

December 1950


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pdf : 70.8 MB
Daily Operational Narratives - January 1952

January 1952


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Daily Operational Narratives - January 1952

January 1952


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Daily Operational Narratives - January 1953

January 1953


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Daily Operational Narratives - July 1953

July 1953


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Daily Operational Narratives - January 1954

January 1954


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pdf : 31.01 MB
Daily Operational Narratives - July 1954

July 1954


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pdf : 17.21 MB