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: Please use the Search Function. ozzy16, Apr 18, 2018
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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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    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: 9th Border Regt Charley Fortnum, Apr 21, 2018 at 2:15 PM
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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: Looking for help with these POWs roodymiller, Apr 25, 2018 at 10:05 PM
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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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    3. Theatres of War

      WW2 by theatre of operation and geographical area.
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      Latest: Orde Wingate book recommendation sought JungleJ, Apr 25, 2018 at 9:30 PM
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    4. War at Sea

      Naval warfare in the period.
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      Latest: Minesweeping badge James Harvey, Apr 22, 2018 at 4:17 PM
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    5. The War In The Air

      Aerial warfare in the period.
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      Latest: Lancaster ME474 Koala2, Apr 25, 2018 at 12:38 AM
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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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      Latest: Beds & Herts Retreat To Dunkirk Alex1975uk, Apr 24, 2018 at 8:39 PM
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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: Fife Home Guard aboode, Apr 24, 2018 at 12:23 PM
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    9. The Third Reich

      Rise of the Nazis, Politics, Personalities etc.
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      Latest: I need help Trux, Apr 21, 2018 at 3:51 PM
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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: Holocaust Memorial Day Smudger Jnr, Apr 22, 2018 at 8:51 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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    12. Veteran Accounts.

      Specific accounts from veterans around the world.
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      Latest: It happened on this day..... Seroster, Apr 19, 2018 at 4:02 AM
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    13. All Anniversaries

      All anniversaries relating to WW2
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      Latest: Anzac Day CL1, Apr 25, 2018 at 6:51 PM
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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: Sherman-Track Armour canuck, Apr 23, 2018 at 2:16 AM
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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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    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: Angelo Pedro Garcia Patino 1880626 1 SAS Atnomis, Apr 24, 2018 at 6:33 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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    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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      Latest: Southern Railway Memorial, Victoria Station,London CL1, Apr 25, 2018 at 6:41 PM
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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: New CWGC Commemoration 25th April 2018 chrisharley9, Apr 25, 2018 at 11:11 AM
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    6. Prisoners of War

      POWs, individuals, camps, capture, escape & all matters therein.
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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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      Latest: What got you interested? Seroster, Apr 17, 2018
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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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    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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      Latest: Abbreviations & Acronyms Richard Lewis, Apr 12, 2018
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    1. Prewar

      Military or political history of the period before World war 2
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    2. Postwar

      Cold war, military & political history of the period after World War 2.
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      Latest: Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy: 1945-1975 Dave55, Apr 22, 2018 at 4:07 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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      Latest: What are you reading at the moment? Seroster, Apr 25, 2018 at 9:32 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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    3. Modelling

      Modelling, any material, any scale.
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      Latest: Folkestone Harbour - A railway model Adventure Trux, Apr 24, 2018 at 11:47 AM
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    4. 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: Wars and battles of Middle Earth Seroster, Apr 25, 2018 at 5:09 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.
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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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    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: RN Ambulance Owen, Apr 21, 2018 at 8:48 PM
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