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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.

Great War Digital - Revolutionary new Linesman Trench Map - GPS system.

Friends of the Lincoln Tank

World War Pictures: Posters, Photos, Poets & Artists.

Pierre's Western Front: excellent coverage of WW1 battlefields.

WAR MEMORIALS

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. 

Buckinghamshire Remembers - good coverage of war memorials. 

Cravens Part in the Great War - excellent site with much information. 

Kent Fallen - superb resource site with details of Kent War Memorials. Highly recommended!

 

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.

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. 

BOOKS - PUBLISHERS/DEALERS : WW1

Tom Morgan Military Books

Tommies Guides - Ryan Gearing's useful book service. 

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  

Ambrosia Hotel, Ypres - Belgian run Hotel in Ypres. 

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

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

Paul's Place: Gite At Zonnebeke, 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 - Facebook page.

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. 

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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