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Regimental Log Books and other personal records such as diaries and letters home provide an insight into the life that those in the services lived.

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Classification:Army, World War I, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:8th (S) Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Link:http://website.lineone.net/~eebo/8thbattn.htm
Description:8th (S) Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment - Abridged World War One Diary
Extra Info:The information on the site is taken from a small booklet, published after the First World War, and is an abridged diary of events involving the Battalion. Includes a list of commanding officers.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, World War I, Pictures / Photographs, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Newspapers
Title:A Multimedia History of World War One
Link:http://www.firstworldwar.com/
Description:A Multimedia History of World War One
Extra Info:A site with much information about WWI, details and dates of each battles, source documents, photographs, diaries and much more.
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, Pictures / Photographs, Ships, Other Transport, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:Britain's Small Wars
Link:http://www.britainssmallwars.co.uk/
Description:Britain's Small Wars - Forgotten Wars
Extra Info:Details of many of Britain's 'forgotten' conflicts, with details of memorials and stories.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, World War II, Prisoners of War, Pictures / Photographs, Medals / Awards, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Maps
Title:Burma Star Association
Link:http://www.burmastar.org.uk/
Description:Burma Star Association
Extra Info:The website is dedicted to all those who served in HM and Allied Forces or the Nursing Services in the Burma Campaign of the 1939-45 war. Includes a diary of the campaign and memories of thise who served.
Classification:Army, World War I, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:Diary of Lt Victor Edward Borgonon
Link:http://www.borgognon.net/VEBdiary.html
Description:Diary of Lt Victor Edward Borgonon 1918
Extra Info:The diary is the record of an ordinary junior officer's duties in the latter part of the WWI, after he was a gas casualty on the front, and subseqeuntly posted to Salonika, a suitable posting for soldiers returning to active service after convalescence.
Classification:Army, World War I, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:From Gallipoli to Baghdad - William Ewing MC DD
Link:http://archive.org/details/fromgallipolitob00ewinr...
Description:From Gallipoli to Baghdad - William Ewing MC DD, Chaplain to the Forces, Published 1917
Extra Info:Online book. William Ewing MC DD wrote a day to day account of what was happening and sent this weekly to his congregation back home, some letters were published in newsapapers and journals of the day.
Classification:Army, World War I, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:Gallipoli - John Masefield
Link:http://archive.org/details/gallipoli00maseuoft
Description:Gallipoli - John Masefield, Published 1916
Extra Info:Online book. John Masefield was asked so many times about his experiences that he decided to publish the book to answer all the question he kept being asked.
Classification:Army, World War I, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:Gallipoli Diary - Major John Graham Gillam DSO
Link:http://archive.org/details/gallipolidiary00gillric...
Description:Gallipoli Diary - Major John Graham Gillam DSO, Published 1918
Extra Info:Online book. Major John Graham Gillam DSO, explains in his preface how he came to publish his diary about Gallipoli, it includes illustrations and photographs.
Classification:Army, World War I, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:Gallipoli Diary - Sir Ian Hamilton
Link:http://archive.org/details/cu31924088057223
Description:Gallipoli Diary - Sir Ian Hamilton, Published 1920, Volume 2
Extra Info:Online book. Sir Ian Hamilton published his diary and account of Gallipoli soon after the war so that any challenges to what he had written could be made whilst he was still alive. Includes the index to volume 1 and 2.
Classification:Army, World War I, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:Harry's World War One
Link:http://www.harrys-ww1.co.uk/
Description:Harry's World War One - Trenches and Trees, War Memories.
Extra Info:Harry Wiliams' war, an account from his signing up, to the battlefields of world war one.
Classification:Army, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:Leinster Regiment Infomation
Link:https://web.archive.org/web/20160424150632/http://...
Description:Leinster Regiment Infomation
Extra Info:Click on site map, the scroll down to find information on the the Leinster Regiment.
Classification:Army, World War I, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:Letters of Lieutenant J N Wreford Brown during the Great War
Link:http://web.archive.org/web/20121011162306/http://w...
Description:Letters of Lieutenant J N Wreford Brown during the Great War
Extra Info:An archived copy of a site that seems to be no longer available. May take a few moments to load. The site includes the letters of Lieutenant J N Wreford Brown 12th Div. 9th Battalion Essex Regiment in 1917.
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:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, Navy, World War I, World War II, Service Records, Pictures / Photographs, Ships, Medals / Awards, Uniforms / Badges, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Information
Title:Naval-History.Net
Link:http://www.naval-history.net/
Description:Naval-History.Net
Extra Info:Comprehensive history of the British Navy with full search facility. Includes details of ships of the Royal Navy 1914-1919, some with log books details, service history of ships in WW2, timelines, casualties from WW1, and much more.
Classification:Army, World War I, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:On Two Fronts - Major H.M.Alexander DSO
Link:http://archive.org/details/ontwofrontsbeing00alexr...
Description:On Two Fronts - Major H.M.Alexander DSO, Published 1917
Extra Info:Online book. On Two Fronts are the adventures of an Indian mule corps in France and Gallipoli. Mostly written from memory and a few diary entries.
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:World War I, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:Russia, the Balkans and the Dardanelles
Link:http://archive.org/details/cu31924027947120
Description:Russia, the Balkans and the Dardanelles - Granville Fortescue Published 1915
Extra Info:Online book. Granville Fortescue was the special correspondent for the Daily Telegraph.
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:Army, World War I, Pictures / Photographs, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Information, Other
Title:Step Short 100th anniversary of World War 1
Link:http://www.stepshort.co.uk/
Description:Step Short 100th anniversary of World War 1
Extra Info:The English coastal port of Folkestone was the artery through which more than 10 million men poured between 1914 and 1918 and beyond, on their way to or from the Western Front.
Classification:Army, World War I, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:The Battles of the Somme
Link:http://archive.org/details/battlessomme00gibbuoft
Description:The Battles of the Somme, Philip Gibbs, Published 1917
Extra Info:Online scanned book. Includes maps and is a collection of articles written day by day over the months of battle. Easy to search contents.
Classification:Army, World War I, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:The Dardanelles Campaign - Henry W. Nevinson
Link:http://archive.org/details/dardanellescampa00neviu...
Description:The Dardanelles Campaign - Henry W. Nevinson, Published 1918
Extra Info:Online book. Henry W. Nevinson says he wrote the book to record events as they occurred with details of the history that was necessary or accessible to him.
Classification:Army, World War I, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:The Diary of Pte Mark Foreman
Link:http://www.markswar.co.uk/
Description:The Diary of Pte Mark Foreman 1916-1917
Extra Info:The diary is written by Pte Mark Foreman in the months between receiving the diary in October 1916, as a birthday present from Alma Harris, and the final entry in May 1917.
Classification:Army, World War I, Other Transport, Hospitals / Nursing, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Maps
Title:The Long, Long Trail
Link:http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/
Description:The Long, Long Trail - The British Army in th First World War
Extra Info:A site with a wealth of information, including war diaries, commanders despatches, details about the regiments and battalions, trench maps, list of prisoner of war camps and much more information.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Prisoners of War, Service Records, Muster / Militia Rolls, Medals / Awards, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:The National Archives Online Collections
Link:http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
Description:The National Archives - Collection of Digitised Public Records
Classification:Army, World War I, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:The New Zealanders at Gallipoli, Major Fred Waite DSO NZE
Link:http://archive.org/details/newzealandersatg00waitu...
Description:The New Zealanders at Gallipoli, Major Fred Waite DSO NZE, Published 1921
Extra Info:Online book. The book was written as part of the popular history series in New Zealand - to present inspiring stories of its sons and daughters overseas. It includes maps and illustrations and many references to British troop actions.
Classification:Navy, Marines, World War I, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Maps
Title:The Short Life and Assumed Death of Jack Clegg
Link:http://www.jackclegg.com/
Description:Barnsley's Royal Marines WW1
Extra Info:Includes the Plymouth Marines at the Dardanelles and Barnsley men who served with various branches of the Marines.
Classification:Army, World War I, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:The Truth About the Dardanelles
Link:http://archive.org/details/truthaboutdardan00moseu...
Description:The Truth About the Dardanelles - Sydney A. Moseley, Published 1916
Extra Info:Online book. Sydney A. Moseley was the official correspondent with the Mediterranean expeditionary forces. The book was written after he collected the evidence by speaking ti those involved and reviewing many documents.
Classification:Army, World War I, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:Trenching at Gallipoli
Link:http://archive.org/details/trenchingatgalli00gall
Description:Trenching at Gallipoli - Personal Narrative of a Newfoundlander, John Gallishaw, Published 1917
Extra Info:An online book, Trenching at Gallipoli is the personal narrative of a Newfoundlander with the ill-fated Dardanelles expedition. Easy to search contents.
Classification:Army, World War I, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:War History of the 18th (S.) Battalion, Durham Light Infantry
Link:http://archive.org/details/warhistoryof18th00lowe
Description:War History of the 18th (S.) Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, Lieut.-Col. W.D.Lowe DSO, MC
Extra Info:Online book. From its formation in 1914 to 1918 during the battles of the first world war, including the Somme.
Classification:Army, World War I, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:When the Somme Ran Red
Link:http://archive.org/details/whensommeranred00dugmri...
Description:When the Somme Ran Red, A Radclyffe Dugmore, Published 1916
Extra Info:Online book. A personal account of his experiences and observations from the early days of the war in Belgium to the Battle of The Somme, with photographs and maps.
Classification:World War I, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:With the Twenty-Ninth Division in Gallipoli
Link:http://archive.org/details/withtwentyninthd00crei
Description:With the Twenty-Ninth Division in Gallipoli, A Chaplains Experiences, Rev. O. Creighton CF, Published 1916
Extra Info:Online book, with illustrations and maps. Rev. O. Creighton managed to keep a diary for the six months he was with the 29th Division.
Classification:World War II, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:World War II, a British focus
Link:http://www.warlinks.com/
Description:World War II, a British focus - numerous war diaries and other histories
Extra Info:Click on the Site Map link.
Classification:Army, World War I, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Newspapers
Title:World War One
Link:http://ww1.osborn.ws/
Description:World War One - A Diary from Gallipoli
Extra Info:Includes the diary of Sergeant D Moriarty of the 1st Royal Munster Fusiliers, at Gallipoli.
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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