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: I like this forum because......... Red Jim, Jul 24, 2024 at 6:52 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: looking for 281st battery 85th AT Regiment timuk, Jul 24, 2024 at 5:14 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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    1. General

      Forum for general World War 2 talk. Anything about WW2 that doesn't fit in any other category
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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: Dunkirk 1940 photos. Some never seen before . morrisc8, Jul 23, 2024 at 8:10 PM
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    3. Theatres of War

      WW2 by theatre of operation and geographical area.
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      Latest: 3rd Kings Own Hussars Italy July 1944. DeB_ITA, Jul 24, 2024 at 6:30 PM
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    4. The War at Sea

      Naval warfare in the period.
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      Latest: Liberty Wreck - SS Richard Montgomery CL1, Jul 24, 2024 at 11:07 PM
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    5. The War In The Air

      Aerial warfare in the period.
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      Latest: J.F. Folger 354. FS 8. US AF ltdan, Jul 24, 2024 at 10:56 PM
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    6. Top Secret

      Intelligence, Bletchley, Interception, Cryptology, MI6/Secret Intelligence Service, etc
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      Latest: Typex Christian Luyckx, Jun 25, 2024
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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: Harrogate during WW2 Simon C, Jul 24, 2024 at 10:27 AM
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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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      Latest: THE HISTORY OF THE WARSAW ZOO IN WWII Maksym Chornyi, Jul 20, 2024 at 3:33 PM
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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: Women's land army, rejected list? Bruce92, Jul 21, 2024 at 10:48 PM
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    12. Veteran Accounts

      Specific accounts from veterans around the world.
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      Latest: Tom Canning 1924-2016 4jonboy, Jul 22, 2024 at 7:30 PM
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    13. All Anniversaries

      All anniversaries relating to WW2
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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: 3.7in AA gun NOT used as AT gun Nick the Noodle, Jul 18, 2024 at 1:40 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: Wooden Box En-jay, Jun 19, 2024
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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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      Latest: First Canadian Army AoS numbers? Rich Payne, Jul 24, 2024 at 10:20 PM
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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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      Latest: Lower Right Sleeve, Two White Stripes RPlatt2000, Jul 24, 2024 at 9:40 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: Help with abbreviations and meanings Mikey B, Jul 24, 2024 at 11:36 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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      Latest: Length of time from missing to dead lionboxer, Jul 24, 2024 at 12:14 PM
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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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      Latest: Creation and issuing of POW numbers Paul111, Jul 24, 2024 at 7:18 PM
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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: Missing in action reference numbers Tim Havard, Jul 18, 2024 at 9:06 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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    1. Prewar

      Military or political history of the period before World war 2
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      Latest: CWGC - WW1 Additional Awards and Decorations Marks, Jul 23, 2024 at 3:04 PM
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    2. Postwar

      Cold war, military & political history of the period after World War 2.
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      Latest: Books on the Vietnam war Half Track, Jul 24, 2024 at 8:48 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: My book-buying "problem" Wobbler, Jul 24, 2024 at 1:13 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: Cobbaton Combat Collection JimHerriot, Jul 12, 2024
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    3. Modelling

      Modelling, any material, any scale.
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      Latest: Trio of Tractors von Poop, Jul 24, 2024 at 10:35 PM
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    4. The Lounge Bar

      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: Pictures of Wildlife. Wobbler, Jul 24, 2024 at 11:34 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. EKB, May 27, 2024
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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: Close Support Tanks in 1945 Peasant, Jun 17, 2024
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    3. Services

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      Latest: R Sigs ranks Rod Burgess, Jan 28, 2024
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    4. Equipment

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      Latest: 1940 Searchlight Lorry No 1 Mk 11 Derek Barton, Jul 21, 2024 at 9:16 AM
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