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Classification:World War II, Prisoners of War
Title:Find My Past's WWII Prisoner of War Records
Link:https://www.findmypast.co.uk/
Description:Prisoners of War 1939-1945
Extra Info:These records hold vital information about men taken prisoner of war during both World Wars.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Discharge / Pension Records, Hospitals / Nursing
Title:Genes Reunited
Link:Genes Reunited
Description:Genes Reunited' Military Records
Extra Info:Includes prisoners of war, medal rolls, some service records and more.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, Navy, Army, World War I, World War II, Prisoners of War, Discharge / Pension Records, Officers' Records, Service Records, Medals / Awards, Uniforms / Badges
Title:Military records
Link:Military records
Description:Ancestry.co.uk's Military records
Extra Info:Find the war heroes in your family in Ancestry.co.uk's millions of service records, medal records, casualty lists and other Army records and Navy records.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, World War II, Pictures / Photographs, Aircraft
Title:611 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force
Link:http://www.611squadronrauxaf.co.uk/
Description:611 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force
Classification:World War II, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Information
Title:A History of the Ministry of Information, 1939-46
Link:http://www.moidigital.ac.uk/reports/
Description:A History of the Ministry of Information, 1939-46
Extra Info:MOI Digital is the online home of 'A Publishing and Communications History of the Ministry of Information, 1939-46'
Classification:World War II, Prisoners of War, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:AJR My Story
Link:https://www.ajrmystory.org.uk/
Description:My Story - The Association of Jewish Refugees
Extra Info:The AJR's 'My Story' project tells the life stories of Jewish refugees and Holocaust survivors through the production of individual life story books
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, World War I, World War II
Title:Ancestry's Electrical Engineer WWI and WWII Rolls of Honour, 1924, 1949
Link:https://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/collections/engelecengwarrollhon/
Description:Electrical Engineer WWI and WWII Rolls of Honour, 1924, 1949
Extra Info:The Institution of Engineering and Technology was founded in 1871 as the Society of Telegraph Engineers and later became the Institution of Electrical Engineers.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, Army, World War II
Title:Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945
Link:Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945 from Find My Past
Description:Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945
Extra Info:The source is the Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945, an original document held under shelf reference WO304 at The National Archives.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, Army, World War II
Title:Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
Link:Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945 from Ancestry.co.uk
Description:Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
Extra Info:Information recorded on the Roll of Honour includes: Name of soldier : Initials, titles, and decorations : Birthplace : Residence : Enlisted rank : Rank at time of death : Enlisted Regiment : Regiment at time of death : Country where died : Death Date
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, World War II, Prisoners of War, Pictures / Photographs, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:BBC - WW2 People's War
Link:http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/categor...
Description:BBC - WW2 People's War
Extra Info:The BBC asked the public to contribute their memories of World War Two - this archive of 47,000 stories and 15,000 images is the result.
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, Marines, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Medals / Awards
Title:Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards
Link:Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards from Find My Past
Description:Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards
Classification:World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Maps, Information
Title:British History Online
Link:https://www.british-history.ac.uk/
Description:British History Online
Extra Info:A variety of records and documents relating to the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.
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:https://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, World War II, Prisoners of War, Pictures / Photographs, Medals / Awards, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Maps
Title:Burma Star Association
Link:https://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:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, World War II, Prisoners of War, Pictures / Photographs, Medals / Awards, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Maps
Title:Burma Star Memorial
Link:https://burmastarmemorial.org/
Description:Burma Star Memorial
Extra Info:The Burma Star Memorial Fund is a charity dedicated to the legacy and commemoration of all those who served in the Allied forces during the Burma Campaign of the Second World War.
Classification:World War II, Museums
Title:Cobbaton Combat Collection
Link:http://www.cobbatoncombat.co.uk/
Description:Military museum and tourist attraction
Extra Info:Located in Umberleigh, Devon.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War II, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Pictures / Photographs, Information
Title:Commando Veterans Archive
Link:http://www.commandoveterans.org/
Description:Commando Veterans Archive
Extra Info:Information and data on the Commandos from the time of their formation In 1940 to the present day.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, World War I, World War II
Title:England Data from Ancestry
Link:England Data from Ancestry
Description:England Data Collection from Ancestry
Extra Info:Includes National Roll of the Great War, 1914-1918, memorial books from WWI and WWII and more.
Classification:Army, World War I, World War II
Title:Find My Past's The Military Collection
Link:Find My Past's Military, armed forces & conflict
Description:Find My Past's The Military Collection
Extra Info:An extensive military collection to help you to locate your ancestors who served in World War One and World War Two.
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: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, Newspapers
Title:Guardian Newspaper
Link:https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/31/-sp-...
Description:Guardian Newspaper - How it Covered the Last Century
Extra Info:The newspaper articles cover the period 1899-1999.
Classification:World War II
Title:Hong Kong War Diary
Link:http://www.hongkongwardiary.com/
Description:Hong Kong War Diary
Extra Info:The site documents the 1941 defence of Hong Kong, the defenders, their families, and the fates of all until liberation. Includes a search for personnel based at the garrison from the dental corps to the royal artillery.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, World War I, World War II, Museums, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Aircraft, Ships, Information
Title:Imperial War Museum
Link:https://www.iwm.org.uk/
Description:Imperial War Museum - links to the museums at London, Duxford, IWM North, HMS Belfast and Churchill Museum
Extra Info:Located in London, Salford Quays & Duxford.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, World War II, Pictures / Photographs, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Information
Title:International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive
Link:https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/
Description:The IBCC Digital Archive focuses on people's stories of RAF Bomber Command and the bombing war in Europe, 1939-1945
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, World War II, Museums
Title:Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Hawkinge.
Link:http://www.kbobm.org/
Description:Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Hawkinge
Extra Info:Located in Hawkinge, Kent.
Classification:Army, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Museums, Officers' Records, Pictures / Photographs
Title:King's Own Royal Regiment Museum Lancaster
Link:http://www.kingsownmuseum.com/
Description:King's Own Royal Regiment Museum Lancaster
Extra Info:Located in Lancaster.
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:https://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: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:https://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:https://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:https://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:https://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:https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your...
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:https://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: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:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, World War I, World War II, Pictures / Photographs
Title:Netley Abbey Matters
Link:https://www.netleyabbeymatters.co.uk/
Description:At one end, the Ruins of a 13th century Cistercian Abbey; at the other, a Military Cemetery
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, World War I, World War II, Aircraft, Ships, Newspapers
Title:Newspapers Online via Google
Link:https://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:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts
Title:Officers Died Website
Link:http://glosters.tripod.com/index.html
Description:Officers Died Website
Extra Info:Includes many different battles, but includes specific details of the Gloucester Regiment in WWI and WWII.
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:RAF / RFC / RNAS, World War II, Museums
Title:RAF Digby's Sector Ops Museum
Link:https://www.raf.mod.uk/our-organisation/stations/r...
Description:RAF Digby's Sector Ops Museum
Extra Info:Located near Lincoln.
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:https://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 1760 to 20th Century
Link:Search UK Military Records 1760 to 20th Century
Description:Search UK Military Records 1760 to 20th Century
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
Title:Soldiers' Memorials Website
Link:https://www.angelfire.com/mp/memorials/memindz1.ht...
Description:Soldiers' Memorials Website
Extra Info:Includes some memorials by conflict and some by regiment.
Classification:World War II, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:SWWEC- Archive of WWII Memories
Link:https://war-experience.org
Description:The Second World War Experience Centre - Archive of WWII Memories
Extra Info:The Second World War Experience Centre, near Leeds in UK, exists to document the life in those times of anyone who lived through the 1939-1945 years.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, World War II, Pictures / Photographs, Aircraft, Information
Title:The Battle of Britain - The Few
Link:http://www.the-few.org.uk/
Description:Tribute to the men of the Battle of Britain - The Few
Extra Info:Includes Squadron lists, pilot signatures, crew lists and Battle of Britain history. Video clips of Spitfires and Hurricanes in flight.
Classification:World War II, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Information
Title:The Bevin Boys Association - The Official site founded 1989
Link:http://bevinboysassociation.co.uk
Description:The Bevin Boys Association - Archives and Information
Classification:World War II, Pictures / Photographs
Title:The British Evacuees Association
Link:http://www.evacuees.org.uk/
Description:The British Evacuees Association
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:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, World War II, Pictures / Photographs, Uniforms / Badges, Maps
Title:The Museum of World War II
Link:https://museumofworldwarii.org/
Description:The Museum of World War II
Extra Info:Located in the USA. The Virtual tour sections have many photographs and other 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:https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
Description:The National Archives - Collection of Digitised Public Records
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:World War II, Pictures / Photographs, Other
Title:The Second Air Division Digital Archive
Link:https://www.americanlibrary.uk/second-air-division...
Description:Digital Archive for the 2nd Air Division
Extra Info:A unique collection of over 30,000 images of original photographs, letters, memoirs and other documents.
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:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, World War I, World War II
Title:University of Glasgow Story
Link:https://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:World War I, World War II, Other
Title:Vickers Machine Gun
Link:http://www.vickersmachinegun.org.uk/
Description:Vickers Machine Gun
Extra Info:The site is about the Vickers Machine Gun and its use around the world in its many variations and forms.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, World War I, World War II
Title:War Memorials Online
Link:https://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, World War I, World War II, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Medals / Awards
Title:WILDGOOSE and Variants Website
Link:http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~willgooseweb/geneal...
Description:WILDGOOSE and Variants Website
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:World War II, Service Records
Title:WWII Royal Artillery Tracer Cards, 1939-1948
Link:https://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/collections/61820/
Description:Ancestry's WWII Royal Artillery Tracer Cards, 1939-1948
Extra Info:This collection comprises cards created to track the movements of soldiers between units within the Royal Artillery during WWII.
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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