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  • Jo_an Utson
    Please note that your reply will now only go to the original sender ... http://www.afhs.ab.ca http://www.family-roots.ca
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 31, 2005
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      >>>this new website may be of interest to some on our list:

      >>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
      >>almost a
      >>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
      >>strove to
      >>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



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