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.
      Discussions:
      772
      Messages:
      11,052
      RSS
    2. User Introductions

      Introduce yourself! If you want to.

      Please try and keep the research queries in other sections of the forum.
      Discussions:
      3,399
      Messages:
      41,996
      RSS
    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.
      Discussions:
      0
      Messages:
      0
      (Contains no messages)
      RSS
    1. General

      Forum for general World War 2 talk. Anything about WW2 that doesn't fit in any other category
      Discussions:
      5,976
      Messages:
      58,980
      RSS
    2. 1940

      The Campaign in Belgium, France and Holland' - 1940 and all that - Same war, but almost a different era.
      Discussions:
      1,645
      Messages:
      26,977
      Latest: Images of POWs, 1940 ltdan, Sep 21, 2020 at 8:58 AM
      RSS
    3. Theatres of War

      WW2 by theatre of operation and geographical area.
      Discussions:
      4,617
      Messages:
      60,028
      Latest: War Diaries India and Burma WW-II RobertBerry99, Sep 20, 2020 at 6:18 PM
      RSS
    4. The War at Sea

      Naval warfare in the period.
      Discussions:
      2,231
      Messages:
      19,636
      Latest: HMS Ringwood Murmanseld, Sep 20, 2020 at 10:36 PM
      RSS
    5. The War In The Air

      Aerial warfare in the period.
      Discussions:
      5,222
      Messages:
      54,966
      Latest: Can anyone identify this location? High Wood, Sep 20, 2020 at 10:13 PM
      RSS
    6. Top Secret

      Intelligence, Bletchley, Interception, Cryptology, MI6/Secret Intelligence Service, etc
      Discussions:
      239
      Messages:
      1,897
      RSS
    7. WW2 Battlefields Today

      If you're planning a battlefield tour, or have one to report on, start here.
      Discussions:
      718
      Messages:
      11,950
      Latest: Sicily after 65 years Korps Steiner, Sep 10, 2020
      RSS
    8. Home Fronts

      They also serve who 'only' stand and wait. Matters relating to the Home Fronts of the various combatants.
      Discussions:
      1,744
      Messages:
      15,547
      1. USA

      Latest: British Auxiliary Units davidbfpo, Sep 18, 2020 at 9:51 AM
      RSS
    9. The Third Reich

      Rise of the Nazis, Politics, Personalities etc.
      Discussions:
      122
      Messages:
      1,404
      Latest: Where did Adolf Hitler die? Tim L, Sep 20, 2020 at 1:46 PM
      RSS
    10. The Holocaust

      Area for discussion of things specifically relating to the Holocaust. No denialism, spam, or disrespect welcome.
      Discussions:
      423
      Messages:
      4,091
      RSS
    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.
      Discussions:
      338
      Messages:
      3,346
      Latest: WAAF from ESSEX alieneyes, Sep 13, 2020
      RSS
    12. Veteran Accounts

      Specific accounts from veterans around the world.
      Discussions:
      677
      Messages:
      10,032
      RSS
    13. All Anniversaries

      All anniversaries relating to WW2
      Discussions:
      521
      Messages:
      10,004
      Latest: 80 years on. Grasmere, Sep 20, 2020 at 10:54 PM
      RSS
  2. Weapons, Technology & Equipment

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

      From entrenching tools to radar, and all points between.
      Discussions:
      2,624
      Messages:
      39,969
      Latest: A34 Comet & other AFVs High Wood, Sep 21, 2020 at 9:02 AM
      RSS
    2. WW2 Militaria

      Forum for discussing aspects of collecting WW2 militaria & sharing your own collections with the world at large.
      Discussions:
      556
      Messages:
      5,232
      Latest: Found alot of cool stuff jonheyworth, Sep 21, 2020 at 5:49 AM
      RSS
    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).
      Discussions:
      126
      Messages:
      927
      Latest: 8th Rifle Brigade vehicle markings 8RB, Sep 20, 2020 at 10:18 AM
      RSS
  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.
      Discussions:
      3,755
      Messages:
      38,185
      RSS
    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.
      Discussions:
      904
      Messages:
      10,893
      Latest: Help please with RE, North Africa service record alib, Sep 20, 2020 at 7:53 PM
      RSS
    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.
      Discussions:
      3,267
      Messages:
      41,957
      RSS
    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.
      Discussions:
      395
      Messages:
      2,526
      Latest: New CWGC Commemorations 18th September 2020 jonheyworth, Sep 20, 2020 at 1:13 PM
      RSS
    5. Prisoners of War

      POWs, individuals, camps, capture, escape & all matters therein.
      Discussions:
      1,686
      Messages:
      18,502
      Latest: Hofuku Maru papiermache, Sep 21, 2020 at 9:47 AM
      RSS
    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.
      Discussions:
      106
      Messages:
      2,695
      Latest: European Civil War idler, Sep 21, 2020 at 9:29 AM
      RSS
    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.
      Discussions:
      988
      Messages:
      7,959
      Latest: National Archives - Kew Tips? Robert-w, Sep 10, 2020
      RSS
    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)
      Discussions:
      120
      Messages:
      252
      RSS
    1. Prewar

      Military or political history of the period before World war 2
      Discussions:
      1,374
      Messages:
      10,796
      Latest: Purple Primer Vintage Wargaming, Sep 20, 2020 at 1:36 PM
      RSS
    2. Postwar

      Cold war, military & political history of the period after World War 2.
      Discussions:
      1,002
      Messages:
      10,079
      Latest: Soviet soldiers leave Austria davidbfpo, Sep 20, 2020 at 11:56 AM
      RSS
  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.
      Discussions:
      2,562
      Messages:
      39,690
      Latest: Combat! Dave55, Sep 21, 2020 at 2:58 AM
      RSS
    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.
      Discussions:
      746
      Messages:
      6,993
      Latest: Bovington Visit 2020 SteveDee, Sep 15, 2020 at 5:49 PM
      RSS
    3. Modelling

      Modelling, any material, any scale.
      Discussions:
      486
      Messages:
      5,869
      Latest: Fordson WOT 6 X Type Machinery KevinT, Jul 28, 2020
      RSS
    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.
      Discussions:
      4,825
      Messages:
      86,635
      Latest: The CV19 thread SDP, Sep 20, 2020 at 10:44 PM
      RSS
  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

      Discussions:
      2
      Messages:
      4
      Latest: Crossing the Rhine. Trux, Sep 13, 2018
      RSS
    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.
      Discussions:
      61
      Messages:
      564
      RSS
    3. Arms

      Discussions:
      40
      Messages:
      63
      Latest: Counter battery surveying canuck, Nov 19, 2019
      RSS
    4. Services

      Discussions:
      21
      Messages:
      28
      RSS
    5. Equipment

      Discussions:
      25
      Messages:
      135
      Latest: Is this a Tilly decendent? Dave55, Aug 14, 2020
      RSS