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  1. macrusk

    macrusk Proud Daughter of a Canadian WWII Veteran

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    I've tried looking to see if a thread already exists for website links, but have not seen it. If there is one, perhaps, the moderators could put them together. We all link to various sites when corroborating or expanding on a post, but they can be hard to find once one tries to find it again. I thought I would add some of the sites that those doing information or family history requests might find useful. I've got 32 plus pages of sites and will add them here as I verify that the links are still live effective the date of the post.

    General

    http://www.cwgc.org/cwgcinternet

    The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
    An excellent site where you can search for places of commemoration to the 1.7 million members of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars.

    http://members.aol.com/dadswar/index.htm
    This site by Wesley Johnston (husband of Lynn Johnston “The Better or Worse” cartoonist) is to military genealogy what Cyndi Howell’s links are to general genealogy research.

    American

    http://www.abmc.gov
    American Battle Monuments Commission
    Searchable database listing monuments to US Casualties.

    http://www.archives.gov/research_room/arc/
    US National Archives and Records Administration

    http://www.accident-report.com/index.html
    Accident Report.com
    Offers accident reports and information on USAAF and USN. *Charges for service.

    Australian

    http://www.naa.gov.au/the_collection/family_history/armed_services.html
    National Archives of Australia Armed services personnel records

    http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/
    World War II Nominal Roll of Australia

    British

    http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/researchguidesindex.asp
    UK Public Record Office Online Catalogue
    Search for records, which can be viewed at Kew.

    http://www.wartimememories.co.uk
    Wartime Memories Project

    Canadian

    http://www.collectionscanada.ca/war-military/index-e.html
    The National Archives of Canada

    http://www.warmuseum.ca/
    The Canadian War Museum Website

    http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/newspapers/intro_e.html
    An online database: During the Second World War, the staff of the century-old Hamilton Spectator newspaper kept its own monumental record of the war. This collection of more than 144,000 newspaper articles, manually clipped, stamped with the date, and arranged by subject, includes news stories and editorials from newspapers, mostly Canadian, documenting every aspect of the war.

    www.mapleleafup.org
    The Canadian Army Overseas in World War II

    www.CanadaAtWar.com
    Listings of book resources on Canada’s war and military history
    http://www.civilization.ca/orch/www04i_e.html#army
    Online resources for Canadian Heritage: Military and naval history – Canada (includes more than WWII military links)
    http://lib74123.usask.ca/scaa/gallery/war/
    Saskatchewan in Two World Wars

    http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/CommonwealthCountries/CanadaHomepage.html
    Canada and the Fleet Air Arm 1939-1945

    http://www.junobeach.org/main.html
    The JunoBeach Centre in Normandy

    http://www.dnd.ca/hr/dhh/engraph/home_e.asp
    DND Directorate of History and Heritage (This is the Department of National Defence)

    German


    http://www.lwag.org/index.php
    Luftwaffe Archives & Records Reference Group
    A co-operative resource for worldwide research on the German Air Force, 1933-1945.

    http://www.volksbund.de/
    The German Wargraves Commission

    Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt)
    for the notification of next-of-kin of members of the former German Wehrmacht who were killed in action

    http://www.cannockchasedc.gov.uk/cannockchase/wargraves.htm
    Cannock Chase - German Military Cemetery
    The German Cemetery Near Broadhurst Green
    The German Cemetery near Broadhurst green, on Cannock Chase is a memorial to some 5,000 German war dead, where the servicemen's graves are marked by headstones of Belgian granite, set in plots of heather and tended by gardeners.

    The cemetery is a tribute to the spirit of co-operation existing between the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgraberfürsorge (German War Graves Commission).
    Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery

    http://www.bundesarchiv.de/
    The German Public Records Office

    http://www.feldgrau.com/
    research on the German armed forces 1918-1945
     
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    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Stellar post Michelle, thank you.
     
  3. macrusk

    macrusk Proud Daughter of a Canadian WWII Veteran

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    I do have links to other countries history, but I'm having to sift through the links and initially the preponderance may tend to be Canadian..... I hope you understand!:)

    http://archives.cbc.ca/300c.asp?id=1-71-103
    CBC Archives – World War II

    http://www.legionmagazine.com/en/lastpost/
    Since 1928, Legion Magazine has honoured those Canadians who have served their country by publishing in print short death notices for Royal Canadian Legion members with military backgrounds, Canadian war veterans and Legion members with police service. With the advent of the Internet, they created a historical archive for your free use a Last Post database that goes back to January 1989. It currently contains over 136,208 names, but this number will rise as further entries are published in print and added to the collection twice a year. They will gradually go back further in time as their resources permit


    www.canadiansoldiers.com
    A source, regarding the uniforms, traditions, and insignia of Canadian soldiers in the 20th Century. Over 5,500 images on 500+ pages dealing with history, equipment, literature and more are presented here for students of history, re-enactors, modellers, gamers, serious researchers and anyone interested in the Canadian Army between 1900 and 1999.

    http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query
    American Memory Collections: Library of Congress (500 hits for Military)


    http://www.mala.bc.ca/history/letters/
    Canadian Letters & Images Project (Canada's Military History told in the words of Canadians letters & Photos)

    ::: WELCOME TO THE CANADA WAR MUSEUM :::
    The Canada War Museum in Belgium

    Treasures Gallery: Military History items
    Includes both WWII and non-WWII items


    Canadian Military Medals and Decorations - Veterans Affairs Canada
    Canadian Military Medals and Decorations

    Courage Remembered: the world wars through Canadian eyes

    Canadian Heroes

    http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/hrp
    The Heroes Remember Web site presents the personal recollections of ordinary Canadians who became heroes when confronted with extraordinary circumstances

    Aboriginal Canadians in the Second World War - Veterans Affairs Canada
    Aboriginal Soldiers (Canada) in the Second World War

    Japanese Canadian Internment - Information at the University of Washington Libraries and Beyond
    Japanese Canadian Internment

    The Royal Canadian Dragoons
    Royal Canadian Dragoons

    The Lincoln and Welland Regiment
    The Lincoln and Welland Regiment

    The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s)
    The Canadian Scottish Regiment

    The Black Watch (RHR) of Canada
    The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada - About Us

    Harry Palmer Gallery: Royal 22nd Regiment Gallery - Je me souviens

    Wings of Freedom: The history of the Royal Canadian Air Force

     
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  4. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I understand completely Michelle, especially since I'm a Canadian myself. :otto: :mapleleaf:
     
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    Skipper Kommodore

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    This is perfect Michelle, I am always interested in Canadian casualties. I did not know some of these, sites thye look really interesting! More work for me now. I have probably hundreds of Canadians to identify.
     
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    macrusk Proud Daughter of a Canadian WWII Veteran

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    Hey Michelle!

    Wow, you must have been busy locating all of these sites! Thanks for the hard work! I love looking at things like this! It will help greatly with the letter I rec'd for Christmas, to identify this man!

    Thanks again!!
     
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    This is great, I don't know whether the same thing happened to other members, but several of these links appeared in purple instead of blue, so I immediatley knew which ones I had recently visited or not. Thanks again Michelle, some really useful sites here.
     
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    macrusk Proud Daughter of a Canadian WWII Veteran

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    Hmm, the blue/purple may be happening because I didn't resave my word document after confirming the links were live prior to adding them to my post. An oversight on my part. Depending on what happens for others, you might want to double check that you really did visit the ones appearing in purple. I've gone back made all the links read as blue, hopefully you will still have the benefit of them going purple when you visit the site.
     
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    macrusk Proud Daughter of a Canadian WWII Veteran

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    Some additional websites. These represent a variety of topics. (Please note the links were blue before I pasted them here! Could it be because the website is referred to elsewhere in the Forum?) I have tried to not repeat myself, and will edit out any that I discover were previously duplicated.

    General

    http://www.brainyhistory.com/years/1939.html
    1939 in History

    http://history.sandiego.edu/GEN/WW2Timeline/espionage.html
    Codebreaking in World War II

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commanders_of_World_War_II#Finland
    Commanders of World War II

    http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/w2frm.htm
    Eyewitness accounts to World War II
    http://militaryhistory.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=militaryhistory&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fhistory%2Fwar%2Fwwtwo%2Flaunch_ani_campaign_maps.shtml%23
    The Women of the Special Operations Executive

    http://www.islandnet.com/~kpolsson/ww2hist/ww21939sep.htm
    Chronology World War II

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_Leaders_of_World_War_II#Canada
    Allied Leaders of World War II

    http://www.turing.org.uk/turing/scrapbook/electronic.html
    The Alan Turing Scrapbook: Critical Cryptanalysis The Electronic War, 1943-1945

    http://history.howstuffworks.com/world-war-ii/start-world-war-22.htm
    World War II Timeline

    http://worldwar2.smu.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&CNT=50&Search_Arg=world+war&Search_Code=GKEY&x=123&y=13
    Historic Government Documents from World War II – A Digital Library

    http://www.angelfire.com/sk2/scalemodeling/wehr3942.html


    American

    http://www.omaha-beach.org/US-Version/352/352US.html
    The 352nd Infantry Division at Omaha Beach
    Copyright (C) 2002, by Stewart Bryant , All Rights Reserved

    British

    http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/war/wardens.htm
    ARP Wardens

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:British_Army_World_War_II_generals
    British Army World War II Generals

    http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/H/history/browse/1900-2000a.html
    Channel 4 History World War II

    Canadian

    http://webhome.idirect.com/~lhodgson/camp-x.htm
    Camp X

    http://www.calgaryhighlanders.com/history/groningen.htm
    Gronigen 14-18 1945

    http://www.wwii.ca/forums/index.php
    Canada at War Forums

    http://web.archive.org/web/20060902015125/http://www.forces.gc.ca/hr/dhh/history_archives/engraph/cmhq_e.asp?cat=1
    Canadian Military Headquarters Reports 1940 – 1948

    http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/CommonwealthCountries/CanadaHomepage.html
    Canada and the Fleet Air Arm 1939 – 1945

    http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/can/Canada.htm
    Canadian Armor

    http://www.cmhg.gc.ca/html/browse/search-en.asp?No=100&N=100228+20001&t=0&Ne=100000
    Canadian Military History Gateway

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Tomb_of_the_Unknown_Soldier
    Canadian Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    http://dfait-maeci.gc.ca/canada-europa/brussels/PDF/route9-en.pdf
    Canadian Monuments in Belgium not included in the Routes of Remembrance

    http://archives.cbc.ca/war_conflict/second_world_war/topics/636-3487/
    Clips from CBC news broadcasts (newsreel & radio) by Matthew Halton

    http://www.commelec.forces.gc.ca/organization/history/branch/chap5_e.asp
    History Canadian Army Communications and Electronics Branch World War II

    French



    http://www.librarything.com/tag/french+resistance
    Books about the French Resistance

    German

    http://www.archives.gov/research/captured-german-records/index.html
    Captured German and Related Records on Microform in the National Archives (US)

    http://www.kaisersbunker.com/glossary.htm
    German-English Military Glossary
     
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    macrusk Proud Daughter of a Canadian WWII Veteran

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    Yesterday, I found an amazing resource: CEGESOMA
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    I hope if this site is not posted in other place of this Forum......


    Jan.
     
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    macrusk Proud Daughter of a Canadian WWII Veteran

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    Thanks for this one Jan. I hadn't seen this one before.
     
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    macrusk Proud Daughter of a Canadian WWII Veteran

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    :)**bump** I really have to get to adding some of the sites I've found recently.:)
     
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    Thanks for the sites, Michelle! They should come in handy!
     
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    Hey Michelle!
    I was looking for information on the Canadian troops and I cam across this site! It's pretty neat, didn't know if you had this on or not!
    Here ya go!

    The Canadian Encyclopedia
     

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