Cassino was the most stubborn obstacle encountered by the Allies in their advance from the south of Italy to Rome. They reached it in December 1943, but it was a key point in the Gustav Line, and during the early months of 1944 some of the fiercest fight
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The Battle of Hong Kong 1941
The Battle of Hong Kong (8th –25th December 1941), also known as the Defence of Hong Kong and the Fall of Hong Kong, was one of the first battles of the Pacific War in World War II.
The Great War in Numbers
With Remembrance Sunday 2018 just days away, Forces War Records takes a look at the numbers behind the Great War 1914-18
Victory of the Allies in the North African Campaign as the Afrika Korps and Italian troops surrender
75th Anniversary – The North African Campaign of the Second World War began from the 10th June 1940 and continued for 2 years, 11 months and 3 days, as Axis and Allied forces pushed each other back and forth across the desert. READ MORE HERE:
On 21 March 1918, the German army launched its spring offensive with Operation Michael
One hundred years ago today the German Army on the Western Front unleashed a series of massive attacks on the exhausted French and British Allies. READ MORE HERE:
Forces War Records adds new army records
Records listing British soldiers in 1851 and 1861 are now available on Forces War Records. READ MORE HERE:
Service in the British Army
A broad and informal glimpse of the life of the common soldier 1800 – 1900 READ MORE HERE:
Helping you find your WWII Ancestor
Forces War Records now has 4 million WWII records available. Log on to find out more – there could be a war hero in your family just waiting to be discovered, and remembered.
An Englishman, Irishman, Scotsman and a Welshman.
The village cemetery at Nouvelles on the outskirts of Mons is like any other in this part of Belgium and yet within it, there are nine white headstones, which tell a remarkable story. READ MORE HERE:
Five Minute Tutorial – Find out which medals your military ancestor was entitled to wear
Find out which medals your military ancestor was entitled to wear