D-Day 80: Four fathers and their D-Day stories – Part 1
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Stories from our community for the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings We’ve reached a major anniversary in the history of WWII: D-Day 80, 80 years since the launch of Operation Overlord ..read more
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D-Day 80: Four fathers and their D-Day stories – Part 2
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Stories from our community for the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings In part 2 of our D-Day 80 community stories series, we explore the fascinating story of Norman Davies, a Shropshire-man ..read more
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D-Day 80: Four fathers and their D-Day stories – Part 3
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Stories from our community for the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings In part 3 of our D-Day 80 community stories series, we tackle the difficulties of researching a family member who ..read more
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D-Day 80: Four fathers and their D-Day stories – Part 4
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Stories from our community for the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings In part 4 of our D-Day 80 community stories series, we meet James Tough Gibson, whose squadron was involved in ..read more
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The Normandy landings at 80: stories of courage from our military archives
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Discover the courage and bravery of the men and women who helped make the Normandy landings a success  The Normandy landings of 6 June 1944, known as D-Day, were a massive feat ..read more
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The D-Day rehearsal, codenamed Exercise Tiger, or Operation Tiger at Slapton Sands in Devon
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Slapton Sands in Devon seemed the perfect place for the American Forces to simulate practice landings for the D-Day assault on Utah Beach, France on 6th June 1944. Though the operation was ..read more
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Community Story: Tracing my ancestor’s military service – Part II
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Our ANZAC Walter prepares for the next offensive In Part I, we met ANZAC Walter Oscar Johanson, who lied about his age to enlist in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) during ..read more
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The Great Escape: a true story
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Researching the names of all 76 escapers during the real Great Escape. What does the term ‘great escape’ mean to you? For many, it conjures vivid images from the iconic 1963 prisoner-of-war ..read more
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Royal Canadian Air Force records: researching your air service ancestors
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Where to find Royal Canadian Air Force records and how to research Canadian air force ancestors. The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) achieved a huge milestone on 1 April, 1924: 100 years ..read more
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4 inspiring women’s stories from WWII
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Celebrating inspiring women’s stories from our collections: March is Women’s History Month, and 8th March is International Women’s Day. Inspiring women’s stories can be found throughout our vast world of collections on ..read more
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