6th June 2019 marks the 75th anniversaries of D-Day when Allied forces landed on Normandy’s beaches. We reveal some of the things you may not know about the greatest invasion in military history.
New Collection Release: Air Ministry – Casualty Communiques WWII
An exciting ‘new’ collection of records has been added to the Forces War Records database that may contain your WW2 Royal Air Force ancestor
D Day & The Funny Allied Tanks That Helped to Save Lives
When allied forces landed on the Normandy beaches on D-Day 6th June, 1944, they did so alongside a fleet of bizarre tanks with very special roles – brought into life by visionary Commander Percy Horbart.
The Battle of monte Cassino
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
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:
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:
The Silver War Badge & Kings Certificate Of Discharge WW1
The Silver War Badge was issued in the United Kingdom to service personnel who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness during World War I.
Stripes Given to Soldiers Returning Home From The Trenches
In the summer of 1916 injured soldiers who returned home for medical treatment were given bronze bars to signify that they have served. Find out why here.
WWI Wounded Records – WW1 Shrapnel Wounds & Injuries
World War I resulted in huge losses of life with an estimated 10 million military deaths and another 20 million injured. Cenotaphs remember nearly a million British soldiers who died in World War One and more than twice as many were injured — however, the