are a list of links that I feel are worth a look at, even though some
of them make quite distressing reading. With this kind of information,
you could have an endless supply of links and I will continue adding to
them as I find them. If you wish to submit a link to your veteran
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at Calais discusses the QVRs efforts to ensure the rescue of troops
at Calais. (Now a subscription service)
|Operation Dynamo discusses the mass evacuation from Dunkirk
and the role of the QVRs in that.
|About the Queen
Victoria Rifles (QVR).
|Parliamentary discussion on value of Territorial Army quoting the QVRs at Calais
|There is a QVR museum at Zwarteleenstraat 40, 8902 Zillebeke,
|Royal Green Jackets Museum
Dedicated to The Oxford & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, The
Kings Royal Rifle Corp and The Rifle Brigade
War II (PoW and Experiences)
Second World War Experience contains diaries, memories, veterans,
bulletin board and links.
Ex-Prisoner of War Association promotes the welfare of those with
UK or Allied Service who were taken as POWs.
Dedicated to the experiences of PoWs of all nationalities during WWII.
War - Features memories, experiences, research, events and teaching
- PoW in Stalag XXIB, Poland. Features documents, letters, photographs,
concerts, maps and reunion information.
- History of George's capture and imprisonment in Italy and Stalag
XVIII C, Markt Pongau, Austria. George is nearly 95 so would probably
be on of the older prisoners in the camp who helped build the chapel.
Memories Project - Dealing with both WWI and WWII, photographs,
PoW lists, requests for help and general information.
Regiment - Detailing personal accounts of those who served with
the regiment, history, photographs and general information on "The
IV C - French site dedicated to this Stalag and those who were
PoWs or involved with it in some other way.
383 - PoW diary of Bill Clark whilst held prisoner in Hohenfels,
Day Diary - YouTube diary of two WWII veterans that were reunited
by CA Living History (3mins 38secs)
- Bill Cheall's story of his time during WWII
Diaries - 70 years on. May Hill’s previously quiet English
seaside village became an unwitting target for enemy aircraft, her
only son a young volunteer in the RAF, her husband a Coastguard, and
close family members early casualties.
- Video of grandfather's WWII memories, PoW at Stalag 8A.
59 Survivors - Blog detailing those who survived this Italian
PoW camp. Full of relative stories and useful information.
- Memories of a War. A.L. is a WWII veteran and Battle of the Bulge
- He was a child living in Sussex during WWII and shares his memories
on the BBC website.
Memory Project - The Memory Project will provide every living
Second World War veteran with the opportunity to share their memories
through oral interviews and digitized artefacts and memorabilia.
Through - A Green Howard's Wartime Memoir. Also features other
soldiers memories on the News page.
Every Step - Writing home, WWII Letters to relatives, friends
in the Block - by Don Edy, chronicling the historic WWII experiences
of a young RCAF Pilot Officer
of War - Photographs, oral history and personal memories of WWII
Oliver Brigden - Flying Officer from Edmonton, Middlesex, crew
on a Mosquito of "A" Flight, 605 (County of Warwick) Squadron.
His WWII story and photographs. WW2 Awards
he received and an eyewitness
account (translated by Google).
|National Archives (formerly Public Record Office), Ruskin
Avenue, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU.
Tel: 020 8876 3444
|Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ
Tel: 020 7416 5342
(Ministry of Defence)
is where I found my father's PoW record card. You need to
be either the serviceman/woman, their widow/er or dependent to obtain
this information. You will also need a Death Certificate.
Reunited. Site dedicated to all service personnel of the Army,
Navy and RAF.
War II General Information
|Codes and Ciphers
in the Second World War by Tony Sale. Includes information on
the Enigma, Lorenz and Colossus, and Bletchley Park museum
|Second World War
Armour, listing tanks from all the countries involved
Weapons Revealed. News article from the BBC
Cybrary of the Holocaust
and Museum, Auschwitz-Birkenau
Manvieu War Cemetary
to be primarily for those killed between June and July 1944.
information was found by a lady whose uncle served in the 2nd bn
Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow). Thank you Mary.
|Commonwealth War Graves Commision
of WWII Historical
Materials on the Internet
War II a British focus
II Pages featuring a variety of facts and figures, and articles.
by Spartacus Educational
Sentry - Photographs, articles and research on the European Theatre
- The D.C. Everest School District Oral History Project is a non-profit
student volunteer organization that works to chronicle the life experiences
of people involved in Twentieth Century and recent historical events.
The organization, founded in 1999, has been very active, producing
eight books on subjects including the Hmong, the Vietnam War, the
Korean War the Great Depression, and 2 books on WWII.
Camp is located in Malton, North Yorkshire and is a living museum
dedicated primarily to WWII history but expanded over the last few
years to cover the First Great War and post-1945 conflicts. They also
have war re-enactments and host reunions.
Royal Norfolk Regiment Museum, Market Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk NR1
3JQ. Telephone 01603 493650.
- Dilip is a recognised authority on the Spitfire, the Battle of Britain
in general and RAF fighter pilots 1939-45. He has written the only
family-authorised books on both Air Vice-Marshal Johnnie Johnson and
Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader, and is Honorary Historian to the
Douglas Bader Foundation. A variety of WWII RAF and Royal Navy research
Tours - Guided tours of the battlefields of North Africa
WWII - Directory of information on WWII
of Battle - Musings of a military historian
History 1935 to 1945 - Description: The primary focus of Wehrmacht
History is on all military vehicles planes, ships, and weapons from
1935 to 1945 used by Heer (army), Luftwaffe (Airforce), Kriegsmarine
(Navy), U-boats (Submarines), Waffen SS (Hitler's Elite), and secondary
- a new learning and teaching resource, lovingly made by professionals
and academics from Stanford, Berkeley, Harvard and other top universities.
It is an online study guide for books, literature, essays, poems,
US history, & quotes.
Project - A website dedicated to keeping documentation and the
history of WWII alive.
WWII Museum - Located in New Orleans, USA and dedicated to keeping
WWII information alive with exhibits and talks
Facts - Facebook and Twitter accounts remembering the history
in WWII - Facebook page with a huge amount of photographs detailing
Romania during WWII
WWII Museum - Located in Eldred, Pennysylvania, USA remembering
the service and sacrifice by those in WWII
Airfield Museum - Located in Suffolk and comprising the 390th
Bombardment Group Memorial Air Museum and the Museum of the British
History is on all military vehicles planes, ships, and weapons
from 1935 to 1945 used by Heer (army), Luftwaffe (Airforce), Kriegsmarine
(Navy), U-boats (Submarines), Waffen SS (Hitler's Elite), and secondary
and other war veterans experiences
provides details of Navy, Army and RAF units since World War II, both
in the UK and US.
||The WWII US Veterans Website includes forum, collectibles,
roll call, memory lane and links.
|World War II Oral History
includes photo gallery, poems, interviews, stories and links.
Arrow Military Research - information on what roles people had
during WWI, WWII and the Korean War
Evacuees Oral History - children, teachers and mothers who fled
Guernsey to mainland Britain in June 1940, just a few days prior to
the German Occupation of the Channel Islands.
Woolcock's experiences in "My Father - An Ordindary Hero"
written by his son. Available from CopyRight
Publishing or directly from Steve
K. Beaber, an American WWII PoW in Los Banos Philippines
Frontlines: To empower members of the armed forces, veterans,
family and friends through a network that provides resources, education,
and the ability to creatively share their stories from the frontlines.
The Greatest Invasion - A People's History - this book is written
by military historian Dan Van Der Vat with an introduction by John
Times: Information on WWII but also covering American Wars, Middle
East, history of war, spys and weapons of war.
- Primarily for those searching for relatives from the USA. Some UK
- Information for UK families.
Chest - Variety of information and links to help those researching
Guide to Air Warfare - Article written by Ronnie Hooten
- WWII Fiction -
Spoils is a fictional thriller set up during World War II and the
great Nazi loot of art carried across Europe, showcasing derring-do
and conscience struggles.
Theater : Hollywood at War - Excellent Blog all about what part
the stars took during WWII and more.
Tunnels - Deep beneath South Heighton, one mile north of Newhaven
in East Sussex, lie the forgotten remains of a once vibrant maritime
intelligence centre. Recent research revealed just how vital this
secret establishment was to the war effort.