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6th Airborne Division, British Airborne, Arnhem, SS/Wehrmacht, General World War 2, Museums, Parachute Regimental Association, Living History Groups, Organisations, Battlefield Tours, Equipment, Other Sites

 

 

6th Airborne Division

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The Merville Battery

A detailed account of the assault upon the Battery.

 

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.

 

 

British Airborne

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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.

 

196 Squadron

History and photographs of the Squadron.

 

Aircrew Remembered

Glider Pilot Regiment fatalities database

 

The Assault Glider Project

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

 

The Glider Pilot Regiment 1942 - 1945

A history of the Regiment during the war.

 

RAF WWII 38 Group Squadrons Reunited

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

 

Special Forces Roll Of Honour

A Roll of Honour website.

 

 

Arnhem

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Marketgarden.com

Andries Hoekstra's long standing and award winning website about Market Garden. Includes a veteran's memories section, and lists of all the 1st Airborne's dead.

 

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.

 

 

SS/Wehrmacht

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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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224 Airborne Medical Company

 

Aircrew Remembered

 

Chindit Chasing, Operation Longcloth 1943

 

Ecos da Segunda Guerra

Brazilian website about the Second World War.

 

Military History Encyclopedia on the Web

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

 

World War 2 Photofinder

 

 

Museums

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Airborne Assault

The Museum of the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces, at the Imperial War Museum Duxford.

 

The Museum of Army Flying

Based in Hampshire. Contains a collection of gliders.

 

 

Parachute Regimental Association

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The Airborne Engineers Association

 

British Airborne Forces (N.Z.) Inc.

 

Leicester Branch of the Parachute Regimental Association

 

 

Living History Groups

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89 / 317 Field Security Sections

 

No.2 Platoon, 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion

 

 

Organisations

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3rd Parachute Battalion Palestine 1945-1948

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

 

43rd & 52nd Old Comrades

A mailing list for veterans of the 43rd and 52nd (1st and 2nd Battalion The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry).

 

Commando Veterans Association

Contains a great deal of information on Commando units.

 

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

 

Defence Postal & Courier Services Veterans' Association

 

Help For Heroes

Supporting 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.

 

D-Day Normandy Tours

 

In the footsteps, Battlefield Tours

 

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

 

 

Equipment

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British WW2 Airborne Militaria

High quality pictures of the fighting knife carried by paratroopers and commandos. Also includes Airborne clothing.

 

The Enigma Machine

Links to numerous detailed websites.

 

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.

 

The Wireless Set No.19 Homepage

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

 

 

Other Sites

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British Modern Military History Society

 

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.

 

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 Zealandís last remaining World War II veterans.

 

USAMilitaryMedals.com

Official US Department of Defense military medals and service ribbons.