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  1. First-hand stories, digital archive and database of airmen who lost their lives in the Second World War.
    Tags: by family_history (06 Jul 2017)
  2. Website of the QARANC Association (Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps). Includes a very useful section on researching British Army nurses.
  3. This site aims to commemorate the Commonwealth service men and women who lost their lives during the two World Wars but whose details were never recorded. It also identifies many civilian casualties.
  4. Searchable database of RAAF casualties from WW2 and other conflicts such as the Vietnam war. Photographs are included for some casualties.
  5. The original aim of The War Graves Photographic Project was to photograph every war grave, individual memorial, Ministry of Defence grave, and family memorial of serving military personnel from WWI to the present day. However, due to its popularity we have now extended our remit to cover all nationalities and military conflicts and make these available within a searchable database.
  6. This site has a searchable roll of honour with the names of over 1.7 million men and women who died in Commonwealth forces during the two world wars. The place of burial or commemoration is given. In July 2014 a large number of digitised records relating to deaths, burials and identifications were added to the website.
  7. Founded in 2001 with the aim of researching, remembering and recognizing the Polish citizens deported, enslaved and killed by the Soviet Union during World War Two. Includes a virtual "wall of names" with names and other information about Polish citizens affected by WWII. Accepts entries from all over the world.
    Tags: , by family_history (17 Jul 2013)
  8. About the project.
    The Bomb Sight project is mapping the London WW2 bomb census between 7/10/1940 and 06/06/1941. They will be able to explore where the bombs fell and to discover memories and photographs from the period. Click on individual bombs and find out information relating to the neighbouring area by reviewing contextual images and memories from the Blitz.
  9. This detailed website is full of information about military nursing during the two world wars. It includes a section on how to research a nurse, lists the recipients of medals, lists hospitals in the UK and more. There is also the World War One diary of the matron-in-chief of the British Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders.
  10. Peter Dunn's website has a wealth of information about World War Two in Australia. There is information on military aircraft crashes, prisoner of war and internment camps, the civilian war effort, overseas forces posted in Australia, military abbreviations and much more.
  11. This site has oral history recordings with 62 British Far Eastern prisoners of war imprisoned in camps in Japan, Borneo, Hong Kong, Java and Thailand.
    Tags: by family_history (01 Sep 2011)
  12. Background information on WW2. Countries involved, people, equipment, battles. Thousands of photographs.
    Tags: by family_history (28 Mar 2010)
  13. This website is dedicated to the several thousand Australians who served in the RAAF during World War Two. It includes a roll of honour, a history of the 467 and 463 squadrons, scanned operational record books, information on medals, photographs and much more.
  14. This website aims to photograph over 1.75 million war graves and memorials from World War One onwards and is being done in collaboration with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. High resolution copies of images can be ordered through the site.
  15. This website has oral histories of Jewish survivors of the Holocaust and is part of the British Library's Archival Sound Recordings site.
    Tags: , , by family_history (17 Jul 2009)
  16. An archive of memories of World War Two submitted by the public.
  17. Database of about one million Australians who served in the defence forces and the merchant navy during World War Two.
  18. Search for members of the Australian armed forces in a variety of databases including the Roll of Honour. Also included is a military glossary, information on Australian military units, war diaries and official war histories. Look under People - Family History for a really useful range of Information Sheets.
  19. Transcriptions from war memorials in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man plus background information on the Boer War and First and Second World Wars.
  20. Contains the names of about three million Jews who died in the Holocaust. Information was submitted by surviving family members and can include quite a lot of detail. There is also a smaller survivors' database.
    Tags: , , by family_history (31 Dec 2002)

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