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  1. Links

    A miscellany of decent/useful/interesting sites.
    1. Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback

      News & Information pertinent to the day to day running of the forums.
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    2. User Introductions

      Introduce yourself! If you want to.

      Please try and keep the research queries in other sections of the forum.
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      Latest: Hello.. Lincolnshires/ 101st Anti-Tank Wobbler, Jan 20, 2022 at 1:23 PM
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    1. Unit Documents

      For links to, or transcriptions of Histories, War diaries & Accounts not covered under Unit History section. Please include in the title unit name and date. The aim is to get all such information into one easily searchable area.
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    1. General

      Forum for general World War 2 talk. Anything about WW2 that doesn't fit in any other category
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      Latest: What have you learned about WW2 recently? stolpi, Jan 21, 2022 at 10:27 AM
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    2. 1940

      The Campaign in Belgium, France and Holland' - 1940 and all that - Same war, but almost a different era.
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    3. Theatres of War

      WW2 by theatre of operation and geographical area.
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      Latest: White city stronghold mikky, Jan 22, 2022 at 9:12 AM
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    4. The War at Sea

      Naval warfare in the period.
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      Latest: The Obrestad line Ken Moore, Jan 20, 2022 at 9:22 PM
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    5. The War In The Air

      Aerial warfare in the period.
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      Latest: RAAF Air Accident Report 28.12.41? RAFCommands, Jan 22, 2022 at 9:49 AM
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    6. Top Secret

      Intelligence, Bletchley, Interception, Cryptology, MI6/Secret Intelligence Service, etc
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    7. WW2 Battlefields Today

      If you're planning a battlefield tour, or have one to report on, start here.
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      Latest: Battlefields of Ukraine Owen, Jan 21, 2022 at 8:01 PM
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    8. Home Fronts

      They also serve who 'only' stand and wait. Matters relating to the Home Fronts of the various combatants.
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      1. USA

      Latest: Whitby, Yorkshire, UK Tony56, Jan 22, 2022 at 9:43 AM
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    9. The Third Reich

      Rise of the Nazis, Politics, Personalities etc.
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      Latest: Wenn alle Brüder schweigen JDKR, Jan 17, 2022 at 8:15 PM
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    10. The Holocaust

      Area for discussion of things specifically relating to the Holocaust. No denialism, spam, or disrespect welcome.
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      Latest: Wannsee Conference, new TV production Ramiles, Jan 21, 2022 at 5:04 PM
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    11. The Women of WW2

      From combatant in the Red Army to Nurses and Munitions Workers. Women had countless roles in the war, this is the place to discuss them.
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      Latest: ATS 1Highland group Billy Allan, Jan 7, 2022
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    12. Veteran Accounts

      Specific accounts from veterans around the world.
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      Latest: David Niven Pat Atkins, Jan 7, 2022
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    13. All Anniversaries

      All anniversaries relating to WW2
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      Latest: 16th December 1944 Battle of the Bulge begins CL1, Jan 18, 2022 at 12:02 AM
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  2. Weapons, Technology & Equipment

    The machinery & artifacts of #WW2
    1. Weapons, Technology & Equipment

      From entrenching tools to radar, and all points between.
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      Latest: Ram Tank Ramiles, Jan 21, 2022 at 7:56 PM
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    2. WW2 Militaria

      Forum for discussing aspects of collecting WW2 militaria & sharing your own collections with the world at large.
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    3. Vehicle Names and Census Numbers

      This area is specifically for discussing specific British and Commonwealth individual vehicle details - names, turret numbers/callsigns, census numbers, vehicle marks etc. The results of this research is linked to the Warpaint series of books and so will be hosted by Mushroom Model Publications on their Direct Link to .PDF here)
      Please title each post clearly with the details known or requested: name, census number, callsign and of course unit or formation if known. The aim is to generate discussion and then allow the results to be collated and then shared by updating the spreadsheets available online (as read-only).
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      Latest: British tanks in NA in 1940. Ramiles, Jan 21, 2022 at 11:19 AM
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  3. Research

    The serious bit.
    1. Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy

      Tracking down a family member, specific serviceman or unit.Puzzled by paperwork or official terminology?This is the place to ask.

      Please at least place unit details in your thread title to attract attention from those who might best answer your questions.
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      Latest: MPD Dewar the Buffs 34749 davidbfpo, Jan 21, 2022 at 9:49 PM
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    2. Service Records

      Topics specifically relating to Service Records and the background to them.
      FAQs / related info can be found in the pinned threads
      Start a thread here to ask for help deciphering those abbreviations, etc.
      Add unit name to the title for best results.
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    3. War Cemeteries & War Memorial Research

      The inevitable result of war.From far-flung resting places to your local war memorial. Research and questions relating to cemeteries and memorials to the fallen of WW2.
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      Latest: Harry Lane: A Soldier of the 2nd World War CL1, Jan 22, 2022 at 10:31 AM
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    4. Non-Commemorated War Dead

      A forum for enquiries into those not listed on the CWGC, civilian & military, that have a case for inclusion & may hopefully be remembered there.
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      Latest: New CWGC Commemorations 27th July 2021 BarbaraWT, Jan 21, 2022 at 12:10 PM
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    5. Prisoners of War

      POWs, individuals, camps, capture, escape & all matters therein.
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      Latest: Indian POWs in Europe gmyles, Jan 21, 2022 at 4:12 PM
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    6. Historiography

      Area for historiographical issues - things relating to the whys & wherefores of historical study itself. Particular reference to WW2, but also anything to do with 'The Study of History' in general.
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    7. Research Material

      If you have access to a particular useful research source, documents, books, etc. and are willing to do look-ups for members this is the place to advertise.
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      Latest: Best mapping tool Millward0980, Jan 21, 2022 at 4:13 PM
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    8. WW2Talk Resource Manager - new uploads/updates.

      Place where threads created by new resource uploads will appear (Test - this may not be it's permanent form)
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    1. Prewar

      Military or political history of the period before World war 2
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      Latest: Family military photo's 1900s-1930s Mk3, Jan 20, 2022 at 5:18 PM
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    2. Postwar

      Cold war, military & political history of the period after World War 2.
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      Latest: FIRE! David Layne, Jan 22, 2022 at 10:52 AM
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  4. Other Stuff

    The less serious bit
    1. Books, Films, TV, Radio

      The written word and the moving image. Bibliophiles, telly addicts & Film critics, state your case here.
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      Latest: Interwar Vickers Medium Tank Mk2 Listy, Jan 22, 2022 at 8:35 AM
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    2. WW2 Museums. Events, & places to see.

      Been to any good museums lately? Or maybe a WW2 related show? Anything that's not strictly a battlefield visit, tell us about it or ask for information here.
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      Latest: Museum etc posts and opportunities Capt.Sensible, Jan 17, 2022 at 3:59 PM
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    3. Modelling

      Modelling, any material, any scale.
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      Latest: The Battle of Britain...in 1:72 scale ! Wobbler, Jan 18, 2022 at 9:24 AM
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    4. The Barracks

      Off topic stuff.Rattle on about whatever here.Rants & raves, general strangeness & anything else you'd like to share. Used to be a free for all. - Modern Religion is no longer welcome, and no Modern Politics whatsoever.
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      Latest: Meat Loaf Dies aged 74 Rich Payne, Jan 21, 2022 at 11:58 PM
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  5. Trux 21st Army Group

    21 ARMY GROUP 1944/45 - Units, organisation and equipment - Originally the Trux Models website. An excellent resource on 21AG now resting here by the kind permission of it's creator.
    1. Home

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      Latest: Crossing the Rhine. alberk, Jan 14, 2022
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    2. Trux Discussion Area

      This is the 'open' bit of the Trux area, all the other stuff should be closed. Things posted here will appear on the Portal.
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      Latest: Casualty Clearing Stations Trux, Jan 16, 2022 at 8:09 PM
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    3. Arms

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      Latest: 661 Air Observation Post Squadron - Mar 1945 Temujin, Jan 17, 2022 at 2:30 PM
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    4. Services

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      Latest: RASC trucks and odometers morrisc8, Jan 9, 2021
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    5. Equipment

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      Latest: Federal tanker Temujin, Oct 27, 2021
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