There is an incredible amount of web sites dedicated to WW2 and WW2 battlefields. Here I have listed some of those I visit regularly. If you own a site not listed here contact me, and I will add it to the list.
I would also be grateful for a link from your site, if you maintain a WW2 web site. If you prefer to use a banner, then feel free to copy the image above. Many thanks.
Email: [email protected]
Last Updated: 14 May 2012
|BATTLE OF THE BULGE|
|HOME FRONT - NEW!|
|UNIT HISTORY SITES|
|WW2 RE-ENACTOR WEB SITES|
|WW2 BATTLEFIELDS - GENERAL|
|WW2 BOOK PUBLISHERS/DEALERS|
|WW2 INTERNET FORUMS|
|WW2 MILITARIA SITES|
|WW2 WARGAMING SITES|
Arnhem Battle Research Group
The Battle of Arnhem Archive
The Battle of Arnhem Monument Site
Hartenstein Hotel Museum
Market Garden Guide - useful guide to visiting the battlefields.
Market Garden Tour of former landing Zones & Battlefields
Operation Market Garden
Oorlogsgraven in Nederland - website in Dutch dedicated to war cemeteries in Holland.
Remember September '44
World War Two Battlefield Relics - A WW2 virtual museum.
BATTLE OF THE BULGE
American Experience: Battle of the Bulge
Ardennes Poteau 44 Museum - excellent museum devoted to the Bulge.
Ardennes 44: Battle of the Bulge - nice site with a mixture of information.
Association of Museums of the Battle of the Ardennes - details and links to all Bulge museums.
Bastogne Tourism pages - includes information on the battlefields.
Battle of the Bulge, Northern Shoulder - excellent site by Hans Wijers.
Battle of the Bulge: The Ardennes Offensive - useful overview.
CEBA Luxembourg - association which studies the Battle of the Bulge and runs Clervaux museum.
CRIBA - Belgian association for study into the Battle of the Bulge. Good links to US unit web sites.
German Experiences in Russia - US Army interviews with German Army veterans of the Russian front.
Kursk Page - superb site dedicated to the Battle of Kursk. Recommended.
Operation Barbarossa - excellent site with much info and maps. Recommended.
Ostfront - nice site about WW2 German/Russian militaria.
Stalingrad Battlefield Information
The Battle for Stalingrad
RKKA in World War II - excellent site for the Eastern Front.
Feldgrau.com - excellent resource about the German Army in WW2. Recommended.
The German War Machine - new magazine about the German Army in WW2.
Defence of Britain Project - home page of this important project.
Defence of East Sussex Project - superb website about anti-invasion sites in East Sussex. Recommended.
Study Group - excellent website about WW2 pillboxes in the UK.
Anzio 1944 - Centre of Military History site.
Battle of Anzio - Army site detailing the involvement of the KSLI.
Buffalo Soldiers Assault on the Gothic Line - article about the US 92nd Division.
Dal Vortuno A Cassino - excellent Cassino & Gustav Line site (in Italian).
Gemmano 1944 - the Gothic Line and Operation Olive.
Gothic Line - superb new website looking at the fighting around Rimini.
Historia - Italian site largely dealing with Cassino.
The Italian Campaign - excellent site dealing largely with 85th US Division.
Italian Front Group - web site dedicated to Italian Military History 1849-1944.
Monte Cassino - new Italian site.
Monte Cassino War Museum
NW Italy Bombardments - excellent site about the air war in NW Italy.
The Battle for Monte Cassino - account of German veteran Bob Frettlöhr.
WWII Anzio Battle - information page on Anzio with maps and links to books/viedos.
6th Airborne Division in Normandy - excellent site dealing with this division.
A Tour of The Normandy Battlefields - excellent web site by Professor Gerhard Rempel looking at Normandy form the perspective of 12th SS Panzer Division (Hitlerjugend).
American D Day - excellent new site in French/English which includes details of all US soldiers killed on Omaha.
Battle of Lingevres - excellent site about operations at Lingevres June 1944.
Carentan Historical Centre - new museum in Normandy.
D Day Ancestors - my other WW2 website which lists those who died on 6th June 1944.
D Day: Etat des Lieux - excellent French site by Patrick Elie, with some content in English.
D Day: History Revisted - well constructed site with much battlefield information.
D Day Museum, Portsmouth, UK - link to the excellent UK based D Day museum.
Hill 112 - site dedicated to the Churchill tank memorial on Hill 112 but with some great information.
John Crook's War - site dedicated to a veteran who served with the Hallamshires in Normandy.
Juno Beach - pages covering the Canadian operations on 6th June 1944.
Juno Beach Centre - site dedicated to new Canadian visitors centre at Courseulles-sur-Mer.
Normandie 44 - excellent French site with a page for every Normandy town and village. Recommended.
Normandie Memoire - D Day + 60 years. Details of the Ceremonies for June 2004.
Omaha Beach - official US Army publication on the fighting. Free to download!
Screaming Eagles - new museum in Normandy. new!
Spearhead Sussex - excellent website looking at the buildup to D-Day in Sussex. Recommended.
UNIT HISTORY SITES
- There are literally hundreds of these and I only includes ones that I have used for research.
7th (Armoured) Division - superb website with the history of this famous British division with Orders of Battle, photos etc.
9th Royal Tank Regiment - useful history of this tank unit with served in NW Europe.
59th Division 1939-44 - Excellent website devoted to this Staffordshire Division which fought in Normandy.
506th PIR - the unit made famous in Band of Brothers.
WildBillGuarnere.com - web site dedicated to the Easy Coy 506 PIR veteran.
The Coleraine Battery - History of 6 Light Anti Aircraft Battery RA. new!
Creuilly Club - web site of the 4/7th Dragoon Guards (NW Europe) Association.
Eighth Army - excellent site with much history and unique photos. Recommended.
One of Many - an excellent site detailing the history of the British 46th Division in WW2.
Royal Artillery 1939-45 - superb resource site for researching RA units in WW2. Highly recommended.
WWII Unit Histories - nice site with details of all sorts of military units that were in WW2.
Worcestershire Regiment - useful site which was WW2 War Diaries.
WW2 RE-ENACTOR WEB SITES
1st Canadian Parachute Battalion
2nd Panzer Division 'Das Reich'
2nd Bn Cameron Highlanders - good history articles for WW2.
No 4 Commando
6th Airborne Division
7th Black Watch
15th (Scottish) Division Research website - excellent site with much useful historical information.
25th Panzer Grenadier Division
Senitmental Journey - supplier of British uniforms, equipment & militaria, especially for re-enactors.
Summer of 44 - British based group.
WW2 BATTLEFIELDS - GENERAL
Achtung Panzer! - superb web site with technical details and photos of WW2 German tanks.
American Battle Monuments Commission - includes online database of Americans killed in WW2 and buried or commemorated in US Military Cemeteries.
Australian Forces Nominal Roll WW2 - online resources fro tracing WW2 Australian servicemen.
Canadian War Museum, Adegem - website of the museum in northern Belgium from the 1944 fighting.
Canadian Virtual War Museum - web site of the Canadian War Museum.
Commando Supremo: Italy At War - detailed site about the Italian Army in WW2.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission - online database of British & Commonwealth soldiers who died.
Dan's World War II Travels & Sites of Interest - nice site looking at WW2 in south-west England. Recommended.
Deutsche Kiregerdenkmaler - excellent German war memorial site with super photos (German text).
Forgotten Battles of the Second World War - now includes a forum.
German War Graves Commission - online database of German soldiers who fell in WW2.
Historical Battle Guide - useful website for planning battlefield visits; not just WW2.
Kilroy Was Here - WWII and Korean War. Unknown stories revealed and places rediscovered.
Liberation Children - website which renders assistance to the descendants of WW2 soldiers in the search for their family.
Maps of WWII: Western Front 1944 - useful site with maps of the major operations.
New Zealand Official Histories - all NZ WW2 official histories to download for free!
NgaToa - excellent site dedicated to New Zealand veterans accounts of WW2. new!
Panzer Ace Michael Wittmann - excellent Wittmann site with good account of his service.
Pillbox Study Group - web site for those who study WW2 pillboxes in the UK.
Second World War Experience Centre - centre established to preserve archival material connected with WW2.
Tanks in WW2 - good technical details site with useful links.
The Battlefields Today - photos of Arnhem, Battle of the Bulge & Normandy as it is today.
US Army Descendants Belgium - Belgian based association of those with connections to US servicemen. new!
World War 2 Battlefields - Good site covering the main ETO areas.
World War2.nl - new Dutch website about WW2.
WWII: Dare & Endure - nice site with good links to US Army unit sites and veteran memoirs.
WWII: A British Focus - good site, with excellent links and useful forum.
WW2.klup.info - major WW2 links site with much useful information and links.
WWII Maps - another travel site with good maps of Asia, Italy and ETO.
WW2 Network - good forums and resources, plus excellent links.
WW2 People's War - new and excellent BBCi site. Register and post for information and contacts.
Sites of WW2 - excellent site showing many WW2 battlefields and sites. new!
WW2 BOOK PUBLISHERS/DEALERS
The Armourer Magazine - the excellent UK based militaria magazine.
After The Battle
Militaria Magazine - the excellent French publication. Parts of the site also in English.
Naval & Military Press Ltd
The Military History Bookshop
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Major & Mrs Holts Battlefield Guide Books and Maps
World War Two Books
WW2 INTERNET FORUMS
Arnhem Battle On-Line Message Forum
Forgotten Battles of WW2 Forum
Tanks in WW2 Forum
Third Reich Forum
Treasure Bunker Forum - new and good forum covering WW2 militaria.
WW2 Forums - large WW2 forum area, with numerous topics for discussion. Recommended.
WildBillGuarnere.com - WW2 forum on the web site dedicated to the Easy Company veteran. Has good general WW2 content, including battlefields and unit histories. Recommended.
World War 2 Talk - excellent new WW2
forum with a British bias. Highly Recommended!
WW2 MILITARIA WEB SITES
Please note that the listing of a militaria dealer here is not a recommendation.
WW2 WARGAMING WEB SITES
Battlefront.com - Producers of Combat Mission and other PC wargames.
Combat Mission HQ - official website of the excellent tactical game.
Combat Mission Scenario Depot - superb downloads with hundreds of new scenarios. Recommended.
CMMC2 - Operations in the East - CMBB campaign website.
Grossdeutschland for Combat Mission - website dedicated to fighting CM2 with this elite German unit. Recommended.
Tommy: The British in Combat Mission - superb web site with extra material for running British scenarios. Includes historical info on British divisions in NW Europe. Highly recommended.
Combat Mission - The Med: The first website for the forhtcoming Combat Mission Afrika Korps (CMAK) game.
Combat Mission Africa Korps - official Battlefront page for the new game which will cover North Africa, Sicily and Italy.
Flames of War - website for the new set of WW2 wargame rules. Recommended.
Rapid Fire! - excellent site for the popular miniature rules set. Focuses on NW Europe. Recommended.
Rapid Fire! - the official site for this popular rule-set.
Battlefront WW2 - official website for the US designed rule set, proving popular for 15mm games.
Skirmish Campaigns - superb website for the Skirmish Campaigns books.
Society Of Twentieth Century Wargamers - site for the excellent society for those interested in 20th century gaming.
End of Empires: WW2 - An epic scale turn-based multiplayer strategy game of an Alternate Second World War.
Sudden Strike - official website of the PC game.
Close Combat World - Information portal, mods and maps for the Close Combat gamer.
GODs Close Combat Links - links to all the various versions.
Wargames Journal - new on-line Wargames magazine with plenty of WW2 coverage.
Frontline Observer - new WW2 on-line wargames magazine. Highly recommended!
Chris Kemp's Not Quite Mechanised - Operational Level fast-play war game rules for WWII and other 20th Century Wars.
Blitzkrieg Commander - interesting WW2 rule set for 15mm or smaller with excellent website. new!