WW2Talk

  1. Remembering Today

    Link to CWGC record of a WW2 casualty from today's date. (Code courtesy of Geoff501)
  2. 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: Editing threads ? Deacs, Oct 15, 2017 at 7:04 PM
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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 all! Gareth J Hill, Oct 19, 2017 at 8:47 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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      Latest: Trooper 321908 Edward Benjamin Wiseman harkness, Oct 17, 2017 at 11:09 AM
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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 is town major Gary Kennedy, Oct 20, 2017 at 1:16 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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      Latest: Pre May 10 casualties in Dunkirk Memorial Rich Payne, Oct 19, 2017 at 10:35 PM
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    3. Theatres of War

      WW2 by theatre of operation and geographical area.
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    4. War at Sea

      Naval warfare in the period.
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      Latest: LCS(L) gunboats DannyM, Oct 16, 2017 at 11:45 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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    7. WW2 Battlefields Today

      If you're planning a battlefield tour, or have one to report on, start here.
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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: Paint schemes for Bomb disposable vehicles jonheyworth, Oct 19, 2017 at 6:07 PM
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    9. The Third Reich

      Rise of the Nazis, Politics, Personalities etc.
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      Latest: Joseph Goebbels Harry Ree, Oct 6, 2017
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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: New Book on Diana Rowden BarbaraWT, Oct 20, 2017 at 1:11 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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  3. 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: Steyr ADGZ armoured car Dave55, Oct 19, 2017 at 4:03 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: Favourite items in your WW2 collection Marcus H, Oct 18, 2017 at 8:06 PM
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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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  4. 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: RAF Rear Gunner ozzy16, Oct 19, 2017 at 11:55 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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      Latest: Service record contents ?? Bill F, Oct 17, 2017 at 12:46 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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      Latest: Update to WW1 search engine. geoff501, Sep 27, 2017
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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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    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, Oct 19, 2017 at 9:29 PM
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    6. Prisoners of War

      POWs, individuals, camps, capture, escape & all matters therein.
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      Latest: Captured at St Valery HGM, Oct 19, 2017 at 9:30 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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    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: Copying TNA Files Drew5233, Oct 18, 2017 at 8:22 AM
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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: Interwar visit to CWGC cemetery Mr Jinks, Oct 20, 2017 at 1:08 AM
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    2. Postwar

      Cold war, military & political history of the period after World War 2.
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      Latest: Exercise 'Surprise Packet' 1951 Tricky Dicky, Oct 16, 2017 at 5:53 PM
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  5. 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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    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 Lotus7, Oct 15, 2017 at 2:18 PM
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    3. Modelling

      Modelling, any material, any scale.
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      Latest: RMASG Centaur DannyM, Oct 19, 2017 at 10:44 PM
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    4. Gaming

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    5. The Barracks

      Off topic stuff.Rattle on about whatever you like here.Rants & raves, general strangeness & anything else you'd like to share. Pretty much a free for all.(Having said that, Modern Religion is no longer welcome, and take Modern Politics to 'Current Affairs'.)
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      Latest: How can we not have a jokes thread? Brian Smith, Oct 19, 2017 at 3:33 PM
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  6. 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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    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: Corps War Establishment Mistake? Gary Kennedy, Oct 18, 2017 at 6:56 PM
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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: Renault AHN Dave55, Sep 30, 2017
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