WW1 LINKS on the WWW

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Links to sites of interest connected with WW1, and visiting battlefields.

GENERAL WW1 SITES BOOK PUBLISHERS/DEALERS
RESEARCH/MUSEUM SITES BATTLEFIELD ACCOMMODATION
CANADIAN SITES WAR MEMORIALS
REGIMENTS/UNITS MAPS
FRENCH SECTOR WW1 EDUCATIONAL
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GENERAL WW1 SITES

Great War Discussion Forum – excellent place to discuss the subject. Recommended.

The Western Front Association

Hell Fire Corner

The British Army In The Great War – excellent WW1 resource site by Chris Baker. Recommended.

Old Contemptible

Iron Harvest – Casualty family histories, books maps and battlefield information.

The Regimental War Path – History of Regiments/Divisions

Kitchener’s Men – A 1914-18 Resource Site

The Diggers – Belgian WW1 Archaeology Group

First World War.com – A multimedia history of World War One.

Counter – Attack – WW1 war Poets

An Unfortunate Region – Dutch WW1 site [in English]

The “Archaeology” of the Western Front 1914-1918 – Excellent archaeology site by Nils Fabiansson.

Henry Williamson Society – key author who served in WW1 and wrote numerous books and novels.

Pipers Memorial, Longueval – Memorial commemorating Pipers who fought in WW1.

Picardie 14-18 – Excellent new French site dedicated to the Somme battlefields.

Hello Tommy – new site with much useful information on visiting the battlefields.

New Zealand in the Great War – lots of interesting material on the NZ Division.

Ypres WW1 pages – excellent site by Simon Farr on the battlefields in Flanders.

Salonika Campaign Society – organisation dedicated to the Salonika campaign.

Military Fortifications of the World – resource site for military fortifications with much WW1 material.

Silent Witnesses – A guide to the First World War cemeteries and memorials on the Western Front.

Ypres 1914-1918 – site devoted to the battlefields in Flanders.

The Diggers’ War – excellent new site describing the Australian contribution to the war on the Western Front. Recommended.

The Centre for First World War Studies, Birmingham University – new study centre which welcomes membership. Recommended.

Remembering The Great War: The Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association – nice history site for the RDF.

The Great War in Flanders Fields – excellent website covering the battlefields in Flanders. Recommended.

Cecil Slack and the Great War – site based around the letters of Cecil Slack, 10th East Yorks.

War Graves Photos – service offering photos of WW1 war graves, memorials and cemeteries.

World War 1: 1914-1918 – Dutch site in English, with good links.

Trench Maps – excellent site reviewing the Trench Map CD Rom and suggesting other possibilities.

Signallers in the Great War – information on Signals work and equipment.

Cross and Cockade – Society for those interested in the war in the air.

Your Loving Brother Albert – the letters of Albert French, killed at Ypres aged 16. Recommended.

The Last Post Committee – official website for the committee which organises the Last Post at the Menin Gate. Recommended.

ARHAM Website – French Association devoted to the battlefields between Armentieres and Loos. Recommended.

Salient Points – new WW1/WW2 website with battlefield information and books.

Front Line London – new WW1/WW2 website dedicated to London’s military history by Clive Harris.

World War One: Carte de Route – excellent site with guides to the battlefields.

Battle of Hamel – excellent site about one part of the 1918 Somme battlefields.

Wanted Death Plaques – site for those wishing to trace WW1 memorial plaques and medals.

World War One Battlefields – new website dedicated to WW1 battlefields.

Somme Battlefields – new and excellent site on the Somme by the local authorities. Recommended.

The Great War – excellent site dedicated to WW1 battlefields with much info on 2nd Ypres. Recommended.

Ploegsteert Memorial – site dedicated to the memorial in Belgium.

WW1 Cemeteries – useful site with details of all CWGC cemeteries in Belgium and France.

Paths of Glory – new website with a heavy leaning to trench maps. Recommended.

Pro Patria Mori: Gommecourt 1st July 1916 – excellent new site about the 56th (London) Division attack on the Somme.

Cambrai Battlefields Today – excellent site covering this part of the battlefields. new website!

WAR MEMORIALS

Friends of War Memorials.

Cartmel War Memorial.

Chailey 1914-18 – Sussex.

Cullompton War Memorial Project Website

Highland Archives – Caithness Roll of Honour 1914 – 1919 (Army)

‘Doomed Youth’ – The War Dead of the Woolwich Polytechnic 1914 – 1919

Sittingbourne Remembers

The Thin Blue Line – Sussex and Surrey police officers who fell in WW1.

Cambridgeshire War Memorials & Rolls of Honour

The Northallerton Memorials Project

Lincolnshire Village Memorials

Great War Churches – project to record war memorials in UK churches (mainly Sussex/Kent).

New Zealand Armed Forces Memorial Project – to record NZ memorials and cemeteries.

Lancing War Memorial – roll of honour of the men from this Sussex town.

South African War Graves Project – to record South African war graves, memorials and cemeteries from WW1 onwards.

Tadcaster War Memorials – excellent site listing details of war memorials in the Tadcaster area.

Isle of Wight War Memorials – good coverage with many photos. new website!

Buckinghamshire Remembers – good coverage of war memorials. new website!

Cravens Part in the Great War – excellent site with much information. new website!

RESEARCH/MUSEUM SITES

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Imperial War Museum

The National Archives (formerly Public Records Office)

Australian War Memorial

National Archives of Australia – AIF Service Records.

National Archives of Canada – WW1 records on-line.

Liddle Hart Centre for Military Archives

The National Army Museum

The Bovington Tank Museum

Dictionary of New Zealand Biography

Victoria Cross Reference – details of all VC winners including WW1. Recommended.

London Gazette – trace WW1 honours & awards.

Hooge Crater – excellent museum at Ypres.

Military Genealogy – new site making Soldiers Died In The Great War available on-line.

FRENCH SECTOR

Aisne: The Chemin des Dames

Verdun Project – German site – By Marcus Massing

Verdun – Swedish site

Butte de Vauquois

Verdun 1916

Ossuary – Douaumont

Memorial Museum – Fleury (Verdun)

The Lost Villages of Verdun
History of the village of SOUAIN

The Battle of Verdun – new Dutch site (in English).

Historique de Regiments – histories of French Regiments in WW1.

French War Dead – you can now trace WW1 French war dead on-line.

CANADIAN RELATED SITES

Canadian War Museum – Canadian equivalent of IWM. Much on-line information.

Veterans Affairs Canada

The Canadian Great War Homepage

The Canadian Books Of Remembrance

54th (Kootenay) Battalion Canadian Infantry

54th Battalion Honours & Awards –

85th Battalion Canadian Infantry

For King And Empire – excellent CEF site by author Norm Christie.

28th Bn Canadian Infantry – excellent battalion history site by Robert Lindsay.

Vimy Ridge: Canadian Victory – new site looking at the famous attack on Vimy Ridge.

CEF Study Group – news site and Forum for those interested in the CEF. Highly recommended.

REGIMENTS – UNITS

Royal Sussex Regiment Forum – mainly deals with 11/12/13th (South Downs) Battalions.

The Machine Gun Corps – Old Comrades Association

Regimental Museum of the Liverpool Scottish

16th (Irish) Division

Armed Forces in Kent – The Buffs, Royal West Kents, Kent Cyclists.

Tyneside Scottish & Irish – Northumberland Fusiliers

17th Welsh Regiment – War Diary 1916-18

1st Middlesex Regiment

The Black Watch Archive – not just about WW1, but good coverage.

Unofficial Lowther’s Lambs Web Site – 11th, 12th & 13th (South Downs) Bns Royal Sussex Regiment

7th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers – excellent site with much useful information.

1/5th South Staffs – mainly about trench raid in March 1917.

7th Wiltshire Regiment – history of the unit in Salonika.

15th West Yorks (Leeds Pals) – excellent web site about the Pals by Mike Wood.

Royal Berkshire Regiment – superb regimental museum website with all WW1 war diaries on line. Recommended.

The Accrington Pals – excellent site with much information. Recommended.

Labour Corps – site devoted to the history of the Labour Corps in WW1.

241st Brigade RFA – Royal Field Artillery study. URL Updated

Glorious Glosters – useful site for researching the Gloucestershire Regiment.

Veterinary Corps in WW1

8th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment

Royal Warwickshire Regiment in WW1

Royal Dublin Fusiliers

21st Division – excellent history of this British division.

Royal Naval Division – focus on the Somme 13th November 1916. new website!

BOOKS – PUBLISHERS/DEALERS : WW1

Tom Morgan Military Books

Salient Points – excellent guide to WW1/WW2 books plus battlefield info and much more! Recommended.

Pen & Sword Books Ltd

Naval & Military Press

After The Battle – Major publishers of ‘Then & Now’ format

Osprey – Superb selection of uniform and campaign books.

Books by author Michael Stedman

CEF Books – Books about Canada in WW1.

Tempus Publishing

Orion Publishing Group

The Military History Bookshop

The Great War Magazine – the magazine dedicated to the Great War and to those who perished and to those who survived.

Williams Books – good source for books on Canadian Military History.

The Armourer Magazine – website of the excellent bi-monthly militaria magazine.

Battlefront Books – books for the Military Enthusiast and Researcher.

Major & Mrs Holts Battlefield Guide Books and Maps

WW1 EDUCATIONAL SITES

Skylark Living History – by Andrew Spooner: ‘Everyday life in the trenches’ and ‘Changing technology on the battlefield.

Fallen Heroes – excellent WW1 school site by Tideway Community School in Sussex.

BATTLEFIELD ACCOMMODATION : YPRES/SOMME

The Shell Hole – Hotel & Bookshop in Ypres.

Camalou B&B – Ypres Salient (nr Dickebusche)

Varlet Farm B&B – Ypres Salient (nr Passchendaele)

Essex Villa – new English run B&B at Langemarck, near Ypres.

Cherry Blossom B&B – new British owned B&B at Brandhoek, near Ypres.

Woodside B&B – Belgium owned B&B near Bruges and close to Flanders Fields.

Town of Albert – the main town on the Somme with links to local accommodation.

Le Tommy Bar Pozieres

Bernafay Wood B&B – Somme (nr Montauban)

Les Alouettes B&B Hardecourt – Somme (nr Guillemont)

B&B Le Sars – Somme.

B&B ‘La Martinierre’ Courcelles au Bois – Somme.

Chavasse Farm – Somme.

Chambres d’Hote de Evelyne & Jacky – new French B&B in Albert.

Dinnaken House – house to rent in Flers (Somme).

MAPS – MAP SUPPLIERS

Institute Geographique Nationale: France – Producers of the ‘Green’ & ‘Blue’ series.

Institute Geographique Nationale: Belgium

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