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Tracing your Second World War Ancestors

Fowler, Simon (Book - 2006)
Tracing your Second World War Ancestors
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This is a comprehensive guide for those researching their ancestors in all three armed services - the Army, the Royal Navy, and the Royal Air Force.
Authors: Fowler, Simon
Title: Tracing your Second World War ancestors
Publisher: Newbury, England : Countryside Books, 2006.
Characteristics: 176 p. : ill., ports ; 21 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.Getting Started
Where to start
Identifying old photographs
Background reading
Where the records are
Undertaking research
Making use of your research
2.Common Sources
Service records
Medals and awards
Casualties
Prisoners of war
Other sources
3.The British Army
Service records
Medals
Army Roll of Honour
Operational records
Other sources
4.The Royal Navy
Service records
Medals
Casualties and prisoners of war
Operational records
Other naval services
5.The Merchant Marine
Service records
Medals
Casualties and prisoners of war
Operational records
6.Tracing Airmen and RAF Officers
Service records
Medals
Casualties and prisoners of war
Operational records
Other sources
7.Civilians
Aliens, refugees and internees
Bevin Boys
Civil Defence
Conscientious objectors
Firemen
Identity and ration cards
Medals
National Farm Survey
Contents note continued: Nurses and hospitals
Police
Women's Land Army
8.British Commonwealth and Empire Forces
Common sources
Australia
Canada
India
Irish Free State
New Zealand
South Africa
The Colonies
9.Allies and Enemies
Belgium
Czechoslovakia
France
Germany
Italy
Japan
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Soviet Union (Russia)
United States.
Local Note: 7
ISBN: 1853069361
Statement of Responsibility: Simon Fowler
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Headings: Great Britain. Army History 20th century. Great Britain. Royal Navy History 20th century. World War, 1939-1945 Archives Sources. World War, 1939-1945 Great Britain Sources. Great Britain History, Military 20th century.
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
LCCN: 2006462062
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