4196new web site - Military genealogy
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>>>this new website may be of interest to some on our list:http://www.afhs.ab.ca
>>The Naval & Military Press are proud to announce the launch of a brand
>>website for military historians and family genealogists.
>>There can hardly have been a family in Britain which was not touched in
>>way by the tragedy of the First World War, the "Great War for
>>Great Britain, alone among the major European nations, went to war in
>>with an army based on voluntary enlistment, numbering just over 247,000
>>the outset with 486,000 Reserves and Territorials. By November 1918
>>further 5,000,000 had enlisted, over half of them volunteers. For the
>>time since Napoleon, Britain had become a nation in arms and, in
>>1916, for the first time in the country's history, conscription was
>>introduced. The war developed into one of attrition as the allies
>>break through the formidable enemy defences and, by the end, casualties
>>both sides were on a scale hitherto unparalleled.
>>In 1921, eighty one volumes were published embracing every regiment and
>>corps of the British Army listing almost 662,000 Soldiers and 41,000
>>Officers who died in the war, and it is this immense undertaking which
>>available within this website on a pay-per-view basis.
>>Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 to 1919, is available now and is
>>first searchable database to go online.
>>We invite you to have a look at this exciting new website