WW2Talk

  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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      Latest: Unsafe Not secure Robert-w, Mar 8, 2020
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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: 68th searchlight regiment Monmouthshire David Edwards, Mar 29, 2020 at 10:48 AM
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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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      Latest: Pioneer Corps, December 1944 CL1, Jan 29, 2020
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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: Digitizing amateur 9.5mm nazi films Dutchsteammachine, Mar 29, 2020 at 5:23 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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    3. Theatres of War

      WW2 by theatre of operation and geographical area.
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      Latest: Battle of Rethem 1945 (Aller river crossing) El-gordo, Mar 29, 2020 at 10:03 PM
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    4. The War at Sea

      Naval warfare in the period.
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      Latest: Frivilous question about Admiral Philip Vian Chris C, Mar 29, 2020 at 3:01 AM
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    5. The War In The Air

      Aerial warfare in the period.
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    6. Top Secret

      Intelligence, Bletchley, Interception, Cryptology etc.
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      Latest: HMS Anderson - Ceylon Charlie Ellis, Mar 28, 2020 at 5:33 PM
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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: Tour of Northeast Holland stolpi, Mar 27, 2020 at 11:49 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: Bombing Raids inc. V1&2 billgj, Mar 28, 2020 at 3:16 PM
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    9. The Third Reich

      Rise of the Nazis, Politics, Personalities etc.
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      Latest: ‘TRIUMPH OF THE WILL’ Analysis Maksym Chornyi, Mar 29, 2020 at 7:01 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: Belsen sign Nick P, Mar 12, 2020
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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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    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: On this day during WW2 stolpi, Mar 28, 2020 at 4:17 PM
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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: Bizarre unidentified pistol. (Now Identified) JDKR, Mar 29, 2020 at 8:11 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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      Latest: POW Service and Paybook's Craig Sutherland, Mar 30, 2020 at 6:30 AM
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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: 164 OCTU Barmouth Richard Hugh Thomas, Mar 29, 2020 at 8:23 PM
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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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    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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    5. Prisoners of War

      POWs, individuals, camps, capture, escape & all matters therein.
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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: Free War Diaries - Kind of ... Roy Martin, Mar 28, 2020 at 2:36 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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      Latest: Topographic Maps Richard Lewis, Jan 27, 2020
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    1. Prewar

      Military or political history of the period before World war 2
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    2. Postwar

      Cold war, military & political history of the period after World War 2.
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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: Looking for books on operations in NWE, 1945 stolpi, Mar 30, 2020 at 7:40 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: B-17 crash today in Connecticut Dave55, Mar 26, 2020 at 11:27 AM
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    3. Modelling

      Modelling, any material, any scale.
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      Latest: Before and After KevinT, Mar 24, 2020 at 2:52 PM
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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: The CV19 thread aka Anyone still alive? Buteman, Mar 30, 2020 at 4:50 AM
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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: Arms of Service numbers dml34, Dec 6, 2019
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    3. Arms

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      Latest: Counter battery surveying canuck, Nov 19, 2019
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    4. Services

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    5. Other Formations

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      Latest: Canadian forces 17thDYRCH, Dec 19, 2018
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    6. Equipment

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      Latest: Wireless training films? Ramiles, Mar 11, 2020
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