WW2Talk Members' Websites.

Discussion in 'General' started by von Poop, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. LCplCombat

    LCplCombat Member

    I started this when Yahoo offered free webhosting using Geocities. When they shutdown the service I didn't bother transferring it. Some enterprising individual started to archive as many Geocties sites as he could and relaunched them on a different domain.

    Military Humour
  2. jacksun

    jacksun Senior Member

    Just another quick update on my site, I just completed putting all the POW and Escaper and Evader records I have (102,882) into a database.
    This database is now searchable by last name, soldier number, rank, or unit. Clicking on the soldiers last name gets you a single record for the soldier.
    Currently only covers Europe, without Italy and Japan. I need to have those transcribed.
    Incorporated into the design is the ability to attach liberation report and E & E report images or links to the record. I have very few of these at the present time so don't expect to see them.
    If you want to see one with a liberation report, this is my grandfathers.
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    On that note, if anyone has any E&E or LR images they'd like to share it would be appreciated, or if you are interested in working on this project with me any assistance would be welcomed.

    No where near the total number of records that exist, but a good start none the less. :)

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  3. ww2ni

    ww2ni Senior Member

  4. paulcheall

    paulcheall Son of a Green Howard

    I thought I'd give members an update on the companion web site I have built for Dad's published memoirs, Fighting Through from Dunkirk to Hamburg, published through Pen and Sword. The web site has had nearly 85,000 hits to the home page since I built it in 2009 and the book has sold nearly 1000 copies and continues to do well.

    Since I launched with a free read of chapter one of the book, together with numerous photos and other memories, I've had numerous poignant contacts all through the site from families of Dad's comrades which has produced a plethora of new stories and memories, all of which are posted under the News tab.

    The most memorable for me personally has been the discovery of my Dad's old Morris Ten which he owned and was driving when war was declared. I have even been to Oxford to drive it!

    Significant finds have been the memoirs from Wilf Smith who fought in many of the same battles as Dad and above all the discovery of Major Petch's letters and diaries from Dunkirk. All these items are up in the News tab.

    On the back of the publication, I've been lucky enough to speak at the Green Howards museum in Yorkshire together with various other venues and the National Army museum in London scheduled for 27 September. Topping all this lot was some talks I did recently at my local High school where the kids were completely enthralled with Dad's story.

    I'd encourage anyone else pondering a web site or publication to go for it but to be prepared fro some hard work!

    Anyway, do take a look at Fighting Through - From Dunkirk to Hamburg - War Diary and autobiography of Bill Cheall - WW2, Dunkirk, D-Day memoir and war diary


    Attached Files:

  5. CommanderChuff

    CommanderChuff Senior Member

  6. Son of POW-Escaper

    Son of POW-Escaper Senior Member

    Hi, this is my website. It is still in a beta stage, with some more to do content wise as well as minor design additions and changes. I also need to finish up some source citations.

    Any feedback, input, or constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated.

    I would also appreciate any contributions anyone has, I am searching for escape/evader reports to link to my list and a POW list with last camp information and of course stories.

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    Hi Wayne,

    Beautiful site with gobs of good info.

    A couple of points:

    The map location for Oflag XXIB is incorrect (it shows Stuttgart, Germany, when it should be Schubin, Poland)

    There are many missing details for Oliver Philpot (author of 'Stolen Journey' and one of 3 Wooden Horse escapers)

    If you'd like Philpot's info, let me know.

    Nice work!

  7. servicepub

    servicepub Junior Member

    My two sites are;
    http://www.servicepub.com - a website for Canadian military books that I publish, and
    http://www.RamTank.ca - a website that started on the Ram tank but just kept growing, and growing, and growing, and.....

  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I'm not sure I've seen your RAM site, Clive.
    But I've a funny feeling I may spend an hour or two on it later.
    KevinT round here might be rather interested in your T number lists too - though I imagine it's quite possible you've already met.

    In passing, as this seem to be an associated thread:
    Noting 'Member Submitted Links' Database here:
    (Also under 'Links' Tab above)
    Somewhere members can pop in their own links, whether to their site or otherwise.
    As much to form a big handy heap as anything.
  9. Joe Brown

    Joe Brown WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

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  10. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Hi All,

    My website has been online for about 18 months now. It is updated two or three times a month with new material usually obtained from family contacts and Longcloth relatives. Keeps me ever so busy.

    Still to come, some day soon:

    The Men of Rangoon Jail.

    1st Battalion the King's Liverpool in Burma 1944.

    Thanks to all who have helped, supported, contributed or simply paid a visit.


  11. temptage

    temptage I thought it would only take a few weeks......

    Well I will add my 5 pence worth

    The subject that possibly causes the most heated arguments between individuals on the Great War Forum is about the soldiers who were Shot At Dawn. I have been the 'target' of a lot of metaphorical bullying because of it, but all I am trying to do with the website is to show that even though their deaths were under different circumstances at the time, they were still treat the same as all the other casualties, being buried together in Cemeteries shoulder to shoulder.

    It is not a political statement, I am not trying to say what the soldiers did was right or wrong, or even what General Haig et al did was right or wrong, but purely that these, until relatively recently, forgotten nameless soldiers have actually been treated like all other War casualties.


    It is still 'work in progress' as I still have Cemeteries in France to complete.
  12. TijgerB

    TijgerB Member

    tijgerbrigade.com on the Dutch Tijger Brigade BUT work is in progress on the the Briti/Indian period from October '45 until May '46
  13. lightbobs

    lightbobs Junior Member

    Here's my little offering dedicated to my family regiment the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

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  14. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Here is mine.


    For fun, I run battlefield studies to Anzio, Monte Cassino and Salerno.

    All wonderful places to visit.


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  15. DawnMonks

    DawnMonks Junior Member

    My website is www.dawnmonksillustrations.co.uk
    (also in my signature, along with my drawing of a Befehlspanzer :) )

    I love drawing tanks and military bits & bobs - give me a subject with wheels, gears and levers and I'm in my element!

    Also enjoy drawing portraits of old soldiers, particularly the ones who never came back. There's something very poignant about capturing the long lost features of someone who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
  16. Rob King

    Rob King New Member

    I'm making an information resource on WW2, check it out at www.ww2info.co.uk
  17. NickFenton

    NickFenton Well-Known Member


    Here is my web site.


    I started putting this together when building my family tree, having all the names but no personal details.

    It was never intended to be published, it was only meant to be for my three boys as a record of their Grandfather who died in the 70's, well before they were born and is still certainly work in progress with a lot more information to go on, but all of it is being updated regularly as more information comes to hand.

    I have a lot more information to add about Stalag Luft's 3 and 6, as well as Stalag 357, both at Thorn and Fallingbostal. I also have a great deal to add about the men he trained with and who he spent time with in the POW camps, together with many pictures taken at Sagan and Heydekrug.

    The web site is intended for others to learn about what their relatives went through but also for others to add to, about their own families, who might have been involved through the story.

    Hope you like it and find it interesting but if anyone is able to add anything, please let me know.


  18. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Congratulations Nick, a nicely presented tribute to your father.
  19. NickFenton

    NickFenton Well-Known Member

    Thanks Steve,
    Your comments are much appreciated..
  20. Hi!
    New member here!
    Just started looking into my Grandad's role in Burma, and also run a militaria listings company, mainly working with dealers and collectors.

    Just getting started so would love to know your thoughts :)



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