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Arnhem/Market Garden Sites, Airborne Sites, SS/Wehrmacht sites, General World War 2, Museums, Parachute Regimental Associations, Monuments, Living History Groups, Organisations, Battlefield Tours, People, Equipment, Other sites.

 

 

Arnhem/Market Garden sites

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The Arnhem Fighter Control Story

A report on the RAF Light Warning Units at Arnhem.

 

Arnhem Veterans 1989, MP3 Recordings

A number of MP3 downloads of Arnhem veterans and other speakers lecturing on Arnhem during the 1989 commemorations.

 

The Bridges To Arnhem

A Facebook group for veterans, relatives and researchers.

 

A site about the Battle from the German perspective.

 

Missing Soldiers in the Netherlands 1939-1945

 

The National WWII Museum, New Orleans

Excellent photos of US Airborne troops during Operation Market Garden.

 

Andries Hoekstra's long standing and award winning website about Market Garden. Includes a veterans memories section, and lists of all the Allied Market Garden dead.

 

Operation Market Garden - A Bridge Too Far

Contains many photographs of post-war Arnhem.

 

Operation Market Garden - The Complete Story

An excellent site describing the whole of Market Garden. Contains very detailed accounts of noteworthy actions, a wealth of equipment information, and also its own discussion forum.

 

Princess Irene Brigade

Dutch language site with some English translations. Contains a detailed history of the Brigade.

 

Society of Friends of the Airborne Museum Oosterbeek

 

 

Airborne sites

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Para Data

The archive of the British Airborne Forces.

 

3rd Bn Parachute Regiment - Palestine 1945-1948

Contains hundreds of photographs of the Battalion's service in Palestine.

 

4 Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers

An excellent site about the history of the 4th Para Squadron throughout World War 2.

 

The Assault Glider Project

Sister site of the above. Builders of life sized replica gliders.

 

www.atlantikwall.co.uk

Amongst many other things, maps and photographs of RAF bases in England, including RAF Broadwell.

 

The Glider Pilot Regiment 1942 - 1945

A history of the Regiment during the war.

 

Parachute Regiment War Dead, Buried in France

Contains names and basic details of all members of the Airborne Forces buried in France. Includes photographs of most headstones.

 

RAF WWII 38 Group Squadrons Reunited

Includes Roll of Honour, Squadron histories, veterans stories, and a message board for veterans.

 

The SNAFU Special

The extraordinary history of Dakota 19539, 440th US Troop Carrier Group, now on display at the Merville Battery.

 

Special Forces Roll Of Honour

A Roll of Honour website.

 

World War II Unit Histories and Officers

Lists and service details of all officers of the 1st Airborne Division.

 

 

SS/Wehrmacht sites

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www.feldgrau.com

The German Armed Forces, 1919-1945. Excellent site. Includes detailed unit histories.

 

 

General World War 2

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Aircrew Remembered

 

Center for Research, Allied POWs under Japan

Excellent site about Japanese camps. Includes a huge list of camps, veterans memories, and links to camp-specific sites on the web.

 

Chindit Chasing, Operation Longcloth 1943

 

A blog, compiled by James Daly, grandson of Henry Miller of the 11th Parachute Battalion, detailing military history items in the news.

 

Ecos da Segunda Guerra

Brazilian website about the Second World War.

 

Royal Artillery Units Netherlands 1944-1945

 

The Pathfinder Year - 97 Squadron at Bourn

 

Poland in Exile

The Polish contribution to the Second World War.

 

Militaria forum - Dutch language

 

Wartime Press

 

Polish language website.

 

World War 2 Photofinder

 

WWII Brazil

 

An excellent links site.

 

 

Museums

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Airborne Museum Hartenstein

The home page of the Airborne Museum at the Hartenstein Hotel, outside of Oosterbeek.

 

The Museum of Army Flying

Based in Hampshire. Contains a collection of gliders.

 

Wings of Liberation

Concerned with the liberation of Southern Holland, as a result of Market Garden.

 

 

Parachute Regimental Associations

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The Airborne Engineers Association

 

British Airborne Forces Association (Vic) Inc.

Contains many excellent and vivid accounts by members who fought at Arnhem. Also biographies of members who served during World War 2 and beyond.

 

British Airborne Forces (N.Z.) Inc.

 

Leicester Branch of the Parachute Regimental Association

 

Lothian Branch of the Parachute Regimental Association

Contains a number of veterans stories.

 

Parachute 2 Club

Membership is open to all Past & Present Parachute trained personnel who served at anytime in or with the 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment. Includes a complete 2 Para Roll of Honour.

 

Pudsey Paras

The Bradford Branch of the Parachute Regimental Association.

 

 

Monuments

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1939 Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 1945

Various photographs around the Cemetery.

 

www.groesbeek.net

Includes a 360 panorama picture of the Canadian War Cemetry in Groesbeek.

 

 

Living History Groups

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1st Canadian Parachute Battalion Headquarters Company

Includes a thorough history, Roll of Honour and equipment details.

 

3rd Parachute Brigade

Excellent website about one of the 6th Airborne Division's para brigades. Includes detailed histories, veteran's memories, and a lot of information about airborne equipment.

 

9th SS Hohenstaufen Reenactment Society

 

89th (Parachute) / 317th (Airborne) Field Security Sections

 

Airborne Battle Wheels Oosterbeek

Honours the Battle of Arnhem veterans by maintaining their vehicles in a historically correct and driving state. 

 

British and American Reenactment

Dutch re-enactors, mostly portraying the 2nd South Staffords.

 

Summer of 44 Living History Group

21st Independent Company and 1st Airlanding Light Regiment RA specialists.

 

 

Organisations

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3rd Parachute Battalion Palestine 1945-1948

Reuniting men of the 3rd Battalion who served in Palestine.

 

The Airborne March

Official website of the Airborne March.

 

The Arnhem 1944 Fellowship

 

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

 

Defence Postal & Courier Services Veterans' Association

 

Help For Heroes

Helping wounded veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

The Royal British Legion

 

 

Battlefield Tours

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Battle Honours

Battlefield tours of, amongst other places, Normandy, Pegasus Bridge, and Arnhem.

 

In The Footsteps, Battlefield Tours

 

Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books and Battlefield Maps

 

War History 1944 Battlefield Tours

Tours of the 1944 battlefields of France and the Low Countries, including Normandy, Market Garden, and the Battle of Bulge.

 

 

People

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Anthony Cotterell - A Newspaper Man in Service Harness

The War Correspondent, taken prisoner at Arnhem Bridge and killed during an escape attempt days later.

 

Colonel David Jebbitt

Run by the son of the Arnhem veteran, then a Private and medical orderly. Contains a number of documents.

 

Slawomir Kwiatkowski

A Polish veteran of Arnhem, written in Polish but including some English translations.

 

Theirs Is The Glory

Describing the exploits of Brigadier Hackett whilst in hiding.

 

 

Equipment

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The Enigma Machine

Links to numerous detailed websites.

 

The Military Wireless Museum

Contains details of a large variety of radio sets, including types used at Arnhem.

 

Signals Collection '40-'45

Details of Allied radio equipment throughout the war, including the airborne's Type 19, 22, and 68 sets.

 

The Stirling Project

Contains images and diagrams.

 

The Vickers Machine Gun

A great deal of information about the famous machine gun, used in various roles at Arnhem.


The Wireless Set No.19 Homepage

A large site about the military and civilian service of the Type 19 radio set.

 

WWII Aircraft

An article with links to detailed information on Second World War aircraft.

 

 

Other sites

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Army Clothing

Military Regimental Badges for T Shirts Caps Fleeces, vests, corporate shirts.

 

Hand & Lock

Chivalry badges, including the Civilian and Military Order of the Bath.

 

Historic Newspapers

A immense record of historic newspapers and a blog describing key events.

 

Hitler's Third Reich and World War II in the News

Second World War articles.

 

Military History Encyclopedia on the Web

Covers all theatres and periods of military history. Includes biographies and equipment.

 

Neil Barber

The author of numerous excellent airborne-themed books.

 

Nga Toa

Meaning "Many Warriors" in Maori. A project dedicated to preserving the oral histories of New Zealand's last remaining World War II veterans.

 

USAMilitaryMedals.com

Official US Department of Defense military medals and service ribbons.

 

Wear Your Poppy With Pride Campaign

 

World War II Connection sells signed World War Two books and prints.