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#1 macrusk

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 07:04 AM

I've tried looking to see if a thread already exists for website links, but have not seen it. If there is one, perhaps, the moderators could put them together. We all link to various sites when corroborating or expanding on a post, but they can be hard to find once one tries to find it again. I thought I would add some of the sites that those doing information or family history requests might find useful. I've got 32 plus pages of sites and will add them here as I verify that the links are still live effective the date of the post.

General

http://www.cwgc.org/cwgcinternet

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
An excellent site where you can search for places of commemoration to the 1.7 million members of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars.

http://members.aol.com/dadswar/index.htm
This site by Wesley Johnston (husband of Lynn Johnston “The Better or Worse” cartoonist) is to military genealogy what Cyndi Howell’s links are to general genealogy research.

American

http://www.abmc.gov
American Battle Monuments Commission
Searchable database listing monuments to US Casualties.

http://www.archives.gov/research_room/arc/
US National Archives and Records Administration

http://www.accident-report.com/index.html
Accident Report.com
Offers accident reports and information on USAAF and USN. *Charges for service.

Australian

http://www.naa.gov.au/the_collection/family_history/armed_services.html
National Archives of Australia Armed services personnel records

http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/
World War II Nominal Roll of Australia

British

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/researchguidesindex.asp
UK Public Record Office Online Catalogue
Search for records, which can be viewed at Kew.

http://www.wartimememories.co.uk
Wartime Memories Project

Canadian

http://www.collectionscanada.ca/war-military/index-e.html
The National Archives of Canada

http://www.warmuseum.ca/
The Canadian War Museum Website

http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/newspapers/intro_e.html
An online database: During the Second World War, the staff of the century-old Hamilton Spectator newspaper kept its own monumental record of the war. This collection of more than 144,000 newspaper articles, manually clipped, stamped with the date, and arranged by subject, includes news stories and editorials from newspapers, mostly Canadian, documenting every aspect of the war.

www.mapleleafup.org
The Canadian Army Overseas in World War II

www.CanadaAtWar.com
Listings of book resources on Canada’s war and military history
http://www.civilization.ca/orch/www04i_e.html#army
Online resources for Canadian Heritage: Military and naval history – Canada (includes more than WWII military links)
http://lib74123.usask.ca/scaa/gallery/war/
Saskatchewan in Two World Wars

http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/CommonwealthCountries/CanadaHomepage.html
Canada and the Fleet Air Arm 1939-1945

http://www.junobeach.org/main.html
The JunoBeach Centre in Normandy

http://www.dnd.ca/hr/dhh/engraph/home_e.asp
DND Directorate of History and Heritage (This is the Department of National Defence)

German


http://www.lwag.org/index.php
Luftwaffe Archives & Records Reference Group
A co-operative resource for worldwide research on the German Air Force, 1933-1945.

http://www.volksbund.de/
The German Wargraves Commission

Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt)
for the notification of next-of-kin of members of the former German Wehrmacht who were killed in action

http://www.cannockchasedc.gov.uk/cannockchase/wargraves.htm
Cannock Chase - German Military Cemetery
The German Cemetery Near Broadhurst Green
The German Cemetery near Broadhurst green, on Cannock Chase is a memorial to some 5,000 German war dead, where the servicemen's graves are marked by headstones of Belgian granite, set in plots of heather and tended by gardeners.

The cemetery is a tribute to the spirit of co-operation existing between the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgraberfürsorge (German War Graves Commission).
Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery

http://www.bundesarchiv.de/
The German Public Records Office

http://www.feldgrau.com/
research on the German armed forces 1918-1945
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 08:09 AM

Stellar post Michelle, thank you.

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 08:23 AM

I do have links to other countries history, but I'm having to sift through the links and initially the preponderance may tend to be Canadian..... I hope you understand!:)

http://archives.cbc.ca/300c.asp?id=1-71-103
CBC Archives – World War II

http://www.legionmagazine.com/en/lastpost/
Since 1928, Legion Magazine has honoured those Canadians who have served their country by publishing in print short death notices for Royal Canadian Legion members with military backgrounds, Canadian war veterans and Legion members with police service. With the advent of the Internet, they created a historical archive for your free use a Last Post database that goes back to January 1989. It currently contains over 136,208 names, but this number will rise as further entries are published in print and added to the collection twice a year. They will gradually go back further in time as their resources permit


www.canadiansoldiers.com
A source, regarding the uniforms, traditions, and insignia of Canadian soldiers in the 20th Century. Over 5,500 images on 500+ pages dealing with history, equipment, literature and more are presented here for students of history, re-enactors, modellers, gamers, serious researchers and anyone interested in the Canadian Army between 1900 and 1999.

http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query
American Memory Collections: Library of Congress (500 hits for Military)


http://www.mala.bc.ca/history/letters/
Canadian Letters & Images Project (Canada's Military History told in the words of Canadians letters & Photos)

::: WELCOME TO THE CANADA WAR MUSEUM :::
The Canada War Museum in Belgium

Treasures Gallery: Military History items
Includes both WWII and non-WWII items


Canadian Military Medals and Decorations - Veterans Affairs Canada
Canadian Military Medals and Decorations

Courage Remembered: the world wars through Canadian eyes

Canadian Heroes

http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/hrp
The Heroes Remember Web site presents the personal recollections of ordinary Canadians who became heroes when confronted with extraordinary circumstances

Aboriginal Canadians in the Second World War - Veterans Affairs Canada
Aboriginal Soldiers (Canada) in the Second World War

Japanese Canadian Internment - Information at the University of Washington Libraries and Beyond
Japanese Canadian Internment

The Royal Canadian Dragoons
Royal Canadian Dragoons

The Lincoln and Welland Regiment
The Lincoln and Welland Regiment

The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s)
The Canadian Scottish Regiment

The Black Watch (RHR) of Canada
The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada - About Us

Harry Palmer Gallery: Royal 22nd Regiment Gallery - Je me souviens

Wings of Freedom: The history of the Royal Canadian Air Force


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Posted 22 March 2008 - 08:41 AM

I understand completely Michelle, especially since I'm a Canadian myself. :otto: :mapleleaf:

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 09:45 AM

This is perfect Michelle, I am always interested in Canadian casualties. I did not know some of these, sites thye look really interesting! More work for me now. I have probably hundreds of Canadians to identify.

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 02:38 PM

A Few More:

Canadian War Industry During the Second World War

A Real Companion and Friend: The Diary of William Lyon Mackenzie King

Through a Lens: Dieppe in Photography and Film
Victory Bonding: Wartime Messages from Canada's Government, 1939-1945
Canada at War: A Guide to Library and Archives Canada Websites Recalling the Canadian War Experience
From Colony to Country: A Reader's Guide to Canadian Military History
Military Records and Service Files
Faces of War
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 03:12 PM

Hey Michelle!

Wow, you must have been busy locating all of these sites! Thanks for the hard work! I love looking at things like this! It will help greatly with the letter I rec'd for Christmas, to identify this man!

Thanks again!!
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 03:49 PM

This is great, I don't know whether the same thing happened to other members, but several of these links appeared in purple instead of blue, so I immediatley knew which ones I had recently visited or not. Thanks again Michelle, some really useful sites here.

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 06:39 PM

Hmm, the blue/purple may be happening because I didn't resave my word document after confirming the links were live prior to adding them to my post. An oversight on my part. Depending on what happens for others, you might want to double check that you really did visit the ones appearing in purple. I've gone back made all the links read as blue, hopefully you will still have the benefit of them going purple when you visit the site.
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Posted 05 April 2008 - 05:59 AM

Some additional websites. These represent a variety of topics. (Please note the links were blue before I pasted them here! Could it be because the website is referred to elsewhere in the Forum?) I have tried to not repeat myself, and will edit out any that I discover were previously duplicated.

General

http://www.brainyhistory.com/years/1939.html
1939 in History

http://history.sandiego.edu/GEN/WW2Timeline/espionage.html
Codebreaking in World War II

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commanders_of_World_War_II#Finland
Commanders of World War II

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/w2frm.htm
Eyewitness accounts to World War II
http://militaryhistory.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=militaryhistory&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fhistory%2Fwar%2Fwwtwo%2Flaunch_ani_campaign_maps.shtml%23
The Women of the Special Operations Executive

http://www.islandnet.com/~kpolsson/ww2hist/ww21939sep.htm
Chronology World War II

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_Leaders_of_World_War_II#Canada
Allied Leaders of World War II

http://www.turing.org.uk/turing/scrapbook/electronic.html
The Alan Turing Scrapbook: Critical Cryptanalysis The Electronic War, 1943-1945

http://history.howstuffworks.com/world-war-ii/start-world-war-22.htm
World War II Timeline

http://worldwar2.smu.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&CNT=50&Search_Arg=world+war&Search_Code=GKEY&x=123&y=13
Historic Government Documents from World War II – A Digital Library

http://www.angelfire.com/sk2/scalemodeling/wehr3942.html


American

http://www.omaha-beach.org/US-Version/352/352US.html
The 352nd Infantry Division at Omaha Beach
Copyright © 2002, by Stewart Bryant , All Rights Reserved

British

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/war/wardens.htm
ARP Wardens

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:British_Army_World_War_II_generals
British Army World War II Generals

http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/H/history/browse/1900-2000a.html
Channel 4 History World War II

Canadian

http://webhome.idirect.com/~lhodgson/camp-x.htm
Camp X

http://www.calgaryhighlanders.com/history/groningen.htm
Gronigen 14-18 1945

http://www.wwii.ca/forums/index.php
Canada at War Forums

http://web.archive.org/web/20060902015125/http://www.forces.gc.ca/hr/dhh/history_archives/engraph/cmhq_e.asp?cat=1
Canadian Military Headquarters Reports 1940 – 1948

http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/CommonwealthCountries/CanadaHomepage.html
Canada and the Fleet Air Arm 1939 – 1945

http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/can/Canada.htm
Canadian Armor

http://www.cmhg.gc.ca/html/browse/search-en.asp?No=100&N=100228+20001&t=0&Ne=100000
Canadian Military History Gateway

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Tomb_of_the_Unknown_Soldier
Canadian Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

http://dfait-maeci.gc.ca/canada-europa/brussels/PDF/route9-en.pdf
Canadian Monuments in Belgium not included in the Routes of Remembrance

http://archives.cbc.ca/war_conflict/second_world_war/topics/636-3487/
Clips from CBC news broadcasts (newsreel & radio) by Matthew Halton

http://www.commelec.forces.gc.ca/organization/history/branch/chap5_e.asp
History Canadian Army Communications and Electronics Branch World War II

French



http://www.librarything.com/tag/french+resistance
Books about the French Resistance

German

http://www.archives.gov/research/captured-german-records/index.html
Captured German and Related Records on Microform in the National Archives (US)

http://www.kaisersbunker.com/glossary.htm
German-English Military Glossary

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 03:20 AM

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 01:59 PM

:eek::eek: Michelle!!
What a collection of sites!



Thanks at Toni, my friend and his website, for indicate this machine:


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Posted 12 April 2008 - 11:42 AM

Yesterday, I found an amazing resource: CEGESOMA


Welcome to the CEGES-SOMA The Centre for Historical Research and Documentation on War and Contemporary Society is a public federal research institution which collects documentation and carries out research on the wars and conflicts of the twentieth century and their impact on Belgium.
Since 1969, the Centre collects archives, books, periodicals, newspapers, photographs, interviews, posters and leaflets. This documentation is accessible through the Pallas integrated information system and can be consulted in the reading room of the monumental buildings at the Square de l’Aviation in Brussels.


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I hope if this site is not posted in other place of this Forum......


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Posted 13 April 2008 - 03:05 AM

Thanks for this one Jan. I hadn't seen this one before.
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 01:53 PM

Posting here as requested. Tons of WW2 links, enjoy.

World War Two - General - ww2

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 04:04 AM

:)**bump** I really have to get to adding some of the sites I've found recently.:)
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:09 PM

Thanks for the sites, Michelle! They should come in handy!
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Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:10 PM

Here's a few I found tonight

German
Central Page- Aktion Reinhard camps
http://www.sacred-de...s-of-europe.htm Foundation for the Memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe

French
www.cairn.info/revue.php?ID_REVUE=AJ - Archives Juives
http://www.memorialdelashoah.org- Shoah memorial

Dutch
www.annefrank.nl - Anne Frank House
Anne Frank - home Anne Frank & the Holocaust

American
http://www.usmm.org -US Merchant Marine at war

Edited by The_Historian, 06 June 2008 - 11:16 PM.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 11:55 AM

I would recommend:

http://www.history.army.mil/

Naval Historical Center Main Page

and

National Archives and Records Administration

as well as the sites in my sig.

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WWII Resources. Primary sources.
The Myths of Pearl Harbor. Demythologizing the attack.
Hyperwar. Hypertext history of the Second World War.
Pearl Harbor Attack Message Board
Veteran: USN, 1969-1989

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 09:37 PM

Hey Michelle!
I was looking for information on the Canadian troops and I cam across this site! It's pretty neat, didn't know if you had this on or not!
Here ya go!

The Canadian Encyclopedia
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Posted 08 July 2008 - 04:00 AM

This one is courtesy of Za on another thread:

Command and General Staff College Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library http://cgsc.leavenwo...tentdm/home.htm
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Posted 08 July 2008 - 04:02 AM

Hey Michelle!
I was looking for information on the Canadian troops and I cam across this site! It's pretty neat, didn't know if you had this on or not!
Here ya go!

The Canadian Encyclopedia


Thanks, Scott!
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Posted 08 July 2008 - 07:44 AM

Means other English Forum, WW2Talk, I found this:

The London Gazette website

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Welcome to the London Gazette. The modern London Gazette is a broad range of official, regulatory and legal information published in the form of individual notices which may vary in length from a single line to many pages. The longest notices often appear in publications of their own which are known as supplements. Most notices are specified in legislation.
We also carry a huge archive of historically important information published since the London Gazette was first published in 1665 when King Charles II was on the throne.






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Posted 08 July 2008 - 02:00 PM

Very nice!
Hey Michelle, earlier you asked about the blue/purple thing, Skipper answered it actually, your computer remembers which sites you have visited (purple) and which sites you haven't.
Just wanted to let you know, wasn't sure if you got the answer you were looking for!

Anyway thanks again for all these links!!
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Posted 18 August 2008 - 02:14 PM

Hi

Bit of self-promotion here (which I hope you don't mind!)

Recollections of WWII - Home Page is a site I'm working on.

It is a directory of oral history collections in the UK which hold recordings of personal accounts of the war. Quite a few of the collections have sites which include full transcripts, mp3s and videos.

There are still a lot of collections to add, and if anyone has any further suggestions, PM me!




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