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World War 2 - 1939-1945. As this is such a large topic there are hundreds of websites listed here. To narrow down your search we recommend that you use the Keyword page.

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Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Pictures / Photographs, Ships
Title:All at Sea Website
Link:http://www.allatsea.co.za/
Description:All at Sea Website - Includes War Memorials
Extra Info:Mainly related to the Boer wars. Also includes some photographs of HMS Belfast.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Pictures / Photographs, Aircraft, Ships, Other Transport, Hospitals / Nursing, Academy / Training / Cadets, Information, Other
Title:British Pathe Film Archive
Link:http://www.britishpathe.com/
Description:British Pathe Film Archive 1896-1970
Extra Info:All sorts of social and military history on film.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Pictures / Photographs
Title:Colonial Film Database
Link:http://colonialfilm.org.uk/
Description:Colonial Film - Moving Images of the British Empire
Extra Info:The website holds detailed information on over 6000 films showing images of life in the British colonies. Over 150 can be viewed online. The archive can be searched by date, country, topic or keyword.
Classification:Navy, World War II, Other
Title:Global Shark Attack File
Link:http://www.sharkattackfile.net/
Description:Global Shark Attack File
Extra Info:List of shark attacks worldwide, fatal and non fatal, at least one Wren mentioned from an attack in WW2.
Classification:World War I, World War II
Title:HHA BMD COM Certificates, Wills, Photos and other vital documents
Link:http://hha-bmd.com/
Description:Online Certificates, Wills, Photos and other vital documents
Extra Info: A website which allows you to upload to the site copies of documents and files which you own, and could be useful to other family historians
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, World War II, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts
Title:Indian Cemeteries
Link:http://www.indian-cemeteries.org/
Description:Indian Cemeteries
Extra Info:Preserving the memory of historic cemeteries in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Burma. Regiment, surname and campaign index.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, World War I, World War II
Title:LUCY and LUCEY Genealogy
Link:http://www.ozlists.com/allluceys/
Description:LUCY and LUCEY Genealogy
Extra Info:Lists all the LUCY and LUCEY who fell during the first and second world wars.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, Navy, Army, Marines, World War II, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Ships
Title:Malta Family History
Link:http://website.lineone.net/~stephaniebidmead/
Description:Malta Family History
Extra Info:British men and women in Malta, including details of the military cemeteries and the army chapel school. Also has an index of men of the British Fleet in Malta in 1881.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, Navy, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts
Title:Maritime Memorials
Link:http://memorials.rmg.co.uk/
Description:Maritime Memorials
Extra Info:The National Maritime Museum memorial index includes records of monuments commemorating British people with maritime related work or careers and the victims of disaster at sea.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, World War I, World War II, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Ships, Information
Title:Maritime Quest
Link:http://www.maritimequest.com/
Description:Maritime Quest
Extra Info:A quest for the photographic history of the world's ships. Also includes many war memorials including the British cemetery in Buenos Aries.
Classification:World War II
Title:Melbourne Star - Blue Star Line
Link:http://www.melbournestar.co.uk/
Description:Melbourne Star - Blue Star Line
Extra Info:Includes details of the Malta convoys, operation pedestal. List Navy and Merchant vessels involved,
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Army, World War I, World War II, Napoleonic Wars, Service Records, Hospitals / Nursing, Medals / Awards, Other
Title:National Archives - Online Army Records and Indexes
Link:http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-...
Description:National Archives - Online Army Records and Indexes
Extra Info:Includes army campaign medals from WWI, service records for Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, prisoners of war reports and interviews and much more.
Classification:World War II
Title:National Archives - Online Merchant Navy Indexes and Records
Link:http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-...
Description:National Archives - Online Merchant Navy Indexes and Records
Extra Info:Online Merchant Navy indexes and records.
Classification:Navy, Marines, World War I, World War II, Service Records, Ships, Medals / Awards, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:National Archives - Online Navy Records and Indexes
Link:http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-...
Description:National Archives - Online Navy Records and Indexes
Extra Info:Includes navy and marine service records, medals awarded and much more.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, World War I, World War II, Service Records, Medals / Awards
Title:National Archives - Online RAF Records and Indexes
Link:http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-...
Description:National Archives - Online RAF Records and Indexes
Extra Info:Includes RAF service records, air combat reports, medal index cards and much more.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Army, World War I, World War II, Napoleonic Wars, Service Records, Hospitals / Nursing, Medals / Awards, Information, Other
Title:National Archives - Online Records and Indexes
Link:http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/our-onl...
Description:National Archives - Online Records and Indexes (UK)
Extra Info:Includes army, navy, air force, marines, merchant seamen and more. Many detailed records require payment.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Other
Title:National Archives - Selected Cabinet Papers
Link:http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/cabinetpapers/
Description:National Archives - Selected Cabinet Papers 1915-1979
Extra Info:Collection of cabinet papers, covering topics such as Ireland's independence, world war one, the cold war, marriage allowances in the Navy and much more.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, World War I, World War II, Aircraft, Ships, Newspapers
Title:Newspapers Online via Google
Link:http://news.google.com/newspapers
Description:Newspapers Online via Google
Extra Info:Many newspapers are being put online. Currently there are only a handful from the UK and Ireland, but this is growing. Many newspapers from USA and Canada that mention British ships and British events.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Ships, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Information, Other
Title:Open Library
Link:http://openlibrary.org/
Description:Open Library - Scanned Books Online
Extra Info:Use the search facility and select e books only. Can also search within book text easily. Includes many books about all aspects of British Military History. Includes lots of accounts of voyagers of exploration by naval ships.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Pictures / Photographs, Newspapers
Title:People's Network
Link:http://www.peoplesnetwork.gov.uk/discover/simple
Description:People's Network
Extra Info:Items from a range of libraries, museums and archives including images and audio. Includes photographs of war memorials, reminiscences of war and more.
Classification:World War I, World War II, Hospitals / Nursing, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:Scarlet Finders - British Military Nurses
Link:http://www.scarletfinders.co.uk/index.html
Description:Scarlet Finders - British Military Nurses
Extra Info:Includes the war diary of the Matron-in-Chief, British Expeditionary Force for 1914-1919. Also list of British general hospitals in WWII and nursing rolls from WWII.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Pictures / Photographs, Aircraft, Ships, Other Transport, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:Science and Society Picture Library
Link:http://www.scienceandsociety.co.uk/
Description:Science and Society Picture Library
Extra Info:Over 50,000 images including many images of war, poster campaigns, letters from the wars and more.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Napoleonic Wars, Officers' Records, Service Records, Muster / Militia Rolls, Medals / Awards, Information
Title:Search UK Military Records 1656-2005
Link:Search UK Military Records 1656-2005
Description:Search UK Military Records 1656-2005
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, World War I, World War II, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Muster / Militia Rolls, Information
Title:The Genealogist's Military Records
Link:The Genealogist's Military Records
Description:The Genealogist's Military Records
Extra Info:They currently have 92 Army Lists available ranging from 1661 to 1940 and 28 Navy Lists ranging from 1689 to 1944. Army Lists can contain rank and regiment of officers, details of those stationed abroad and recipients of the Victoria Cross.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Ships, Other Transport
Title:The Roll of Honour
Link:http://www.roll-of-honour.com/
Description:The Roll of Honour - Lest We Forget
Extra Info:As well as the main rolls of honour the site includes an overview of the Somme, information about tanks and submarines in WWI and much more.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, World War II, Prisoners of War
Title:The Story of the Taiwan POW Camps and the Men who were Interred in Them
Link:http://www.powtaiwan.org/
Description:The Story of the Taiwan POW Camps and the Men who were Interred in Them
Extra Info:The site contains descriptions of the former camps, as well as an honour roll of the prisoners of war.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Pictures / Photographs, Ships, Newspapers
Title:TROVE - Historic Australian Newspapers, Photographs and More
Link:http://trove.nla.gov.au/
Description:TROVE - Historic Australian Newspapers, Photographs and More
Extra Info:Fully searchable, many articles and notes about naval ships.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts
Title:UK National Inventory of War Memorials
Link:http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/search?utm_source=...
Extra Info:This site does not list every person mentioned on the memorials, however it does list individual memorials with details and sometimes photographs.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, World War I, World War II
Title:University of Glasgow Story
Link:http://www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/
Description:University of Glasgow Story
Extra Info:Includes all members of the university community who served in WWI, those who served and fell in WWII, many with biographies and more.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, World War I, World War II
Title:War Memorials Online
Link:http://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/
Description:War Memorials Online - Recording, Conserving and Remembering our war memorials
Extra Info:War Memorials Online is an unprecedented opportunity for the public to upload images of war memorials and log concerns for the conservation of these important community and historical sources for future generations.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Discharge / Pension Records, Officers' Records, Service Records, Pictures / Photographs, Aircraft, Ships, Other Transport, Hospitals / Nursing, Academy / Training / Cadets, Muster / Militia Rolls, Medals / Awards, Uniforms / Badges, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Newspapers, Maps, Information, Other
Title:Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia
Link:http://en.wikipedia.org/
Description:Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia
Extra Info:Comprehensive general reference for most military topics. Use its search box to find your areas of interest.

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