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As our “Military Hospitals Admissions and Discharge Registers WW1” collection reaches 250,000 records transcribed, increasingly customers are reporting that it’s helped them to make new discoveries about their soldier ancestors. Read on to find out what they’ve learned.
Forces War Records launching a new project to help restore British war memorials
Issue 2 of Forces War Records Magazine, our brand new monthly periodical aimed at helping you to get the most out of your family research
First flight of the Avro Lancaster Heavy Bomber on 9th January 1941, ready for 5 years of Royal Air Force service.
This Christmas one hundred years ago the Telegraph published ‘King Albert’s Book’ a compendium of tributes in honour of Belgium’s courage during the Great War. It brought to [...]
UNBROKEN (2014) BRANDED RACIST BY JAPANESE NATIONALISTS FOR SO-CALLED 'IMMORAL' DEPICTION OF JAPANESE WWII PRISON GUARDS.
Angelina Jolie has made her directorial debut with this new film based on the memoirs of Louis Zamperini who was an Olympic Distance Runner in the United States before joining [...]
Military medals have been awarded to soldiers for hundreds of years. This will help guide you through all the parts and descriptions of campaign medals.
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in the Year of our Lord 1918 the guns fell silent. The War to End all wars was over. It was now time to count th [...]
Have you still got your tin hat with you, Old pal who has gone before ? Do you still wear the dear old uniform That I knew in the days of war ? What's it like there acros [...]
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