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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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    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: No 4 Infantry Depot location Paul RM, Oct 18, 2018 at 10:45 PM
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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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      Latest: Maj. T.J. Arnott 15/19 KRH April 1940 battleofassche, Oct 18, 2018 at 3:17 PM
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    3. Theatres of War

      WW2 by theatre of operation and geographical area.
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      Latest: 267 Pegasus Squadron Greg Farrant, Oct 19, 2018 at 12:56 AM
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    4. The War at Sea

      Naval warfare in the period.
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      Latest: lci(s)512 sword beach Tricky Dicky, Oct 18, 2018 at 10:25 PM
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    5. The War In The Air

      Aerial warfare in the period.
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      Latest: lack of info on RAF servicemans record... KevinBattle, Oct 18, 2018 at 10:23 AM
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    6. Top Secret

      Intelligence, Bletchley, Interception, Cryptology etc.
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      Latest: What Job Does Sgt Freeston Have? Blutto, Oct 16, 2018 at 11:31 AM
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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: Arnhem 1945 (liberation) 2013 Then & Now Tricky Dicky, Oct 17, 2018 at 9:06 AM
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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: How did WW2 change the way people dressed? Ramiles, Oct 18, 2018 at 7:08 PM
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    9. The Third Reich

      Rise of the Nazis, Politics, Personalities etc.
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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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    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: Life after working with Jack & Joe m kenny, Oct 15, 2018 at 5:51 AM
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    12. Veteran Accounts.

      Specific accounts from veterans around the world.
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    13. All Anniversaries

      All anniversaries relating to WW2
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      Latest: Happy 100th Birthday to the RAF CL1, Oct 2, 2018
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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: Name that Vehicle von Poop, Oct 18, 2018 at 9:00 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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  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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    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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      Latest: Service Record deciphering question. timuk, Oct 18, 2018 at 1:06 PM
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    3. Geoff's Search Engine.

      The search engine for WW2 Commonwealth casualties commemorated by CWGC. Visit it at Geoff's Search Engine.
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    4. 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: Royal Navy War Grave Photos for reference Tricky Dicky, Oct 18, 2018 at 7:11 PM
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    5. 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: Brookwood Memorial chrisharley9, Sep 26, 2018
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    6. Prisoners of War

      POWs, individuals, camps, capture, escape & all matters therein.
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      Latest: Rosasco Italy Sarita Porter, Oct 17, 2018 at 1:18 PM
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    7. 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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      Latest: Ditherington Barracks SHrewsbury tsrplatelayer, Oct 15, 2018 at 7:22 PM
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    8. 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: National Archives - Kew Tips? Rich Payne, Oct 16, 2018 at 11:14 PM
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    9. 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: Mary Seacole StrangerHereMyself, Oct 18, 2018 at 1:17 AM
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    2. Postwar

      Cold war, military & political history of the period after World War 2.
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      Latest: Malaya '48: Photos & Weapon Analysis Charley Fortnum, Oct 14, 2018 at 12:54 PM
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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: Good insignia books? von Poop, Oct 18, 2018 at 11:20 PM
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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: Orkney Wireless Museum HA96, Oct 15, 2018 at 2:30 PM
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    3. Modelling

      Modelling, any material, any scale.
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    4. Gaming

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    5. 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: What a way to go CL1, Oct 18, 2018 at 10:20 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. Trux, Sep 13, 2018
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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: AOS for Signals units jamesguld, Sep 11, 2018
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    3. Arms

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      Latest: Survey Regiment von Poop, Nov 28, 2011
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    4. Services

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    5. Other Formations

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      Latest: Canadian forces Theobob, Jan 6, 2014
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    6. Equipment

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      Latest: Porpoise Ammunition Sledges Orwell1984, May 20, 2018
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