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 CIAOPS World Guides - WWI Australian Battlefields
Australian troops were relieved by troops from the British 8th Division as previously arranged, from Villers-Bretonneux to the flank of the French at Hangard in the south.
The 9th Brigade of the Australian 3rd Division and the British 18th Division, which were holding the northern sector, are eventually driven back to the outskirts of Villers-Bretonneux.
The majority of these British troops were composed of boys merely 18 and 19 who had yet to fire a shot in the war.
www.ciaops.com /guides/battle/page3.htm

  
 Combat Chronicle- 8th Infantry Division
The 8th Division did not have battle experience in World War I; it returned to the United States and was inactivated in January 1919.
The Crozon Peninsula was cleared, 19 September, and the Division drove across France to Luxembourg, moved to the Hurtgen Forest, 20 November, cleared Hurtgen on the 28th and Brandenburg, 3 December, and pushed on to the Roer.
On 6 April the Division attacked northwest to aid in the destruction of enemy forces in the Ruhr Pocket, and by the 17th had completed its mission.
www.army.mil /CMH/lineage/cc/008id.htm

  
 GI -- World War II Commemoration
The first clash between British and Italian forces took place in the Western Desert in the early hours of June 11, before the Italian troops concerned had been told of the declaration of war.
At the beginning of May 1942, the British war cabinet was pressing for an early offensive in the Western Desert, and General Auchinleck made the necessary plans.
In Libya the Italian garrison was sandwiched between strong French forces in French North Africa and considerable British forces in Egypt; and Italy's other colonies were surrounded by potential enemies on all sides, although the forces arrayed against her were not very formidable in the early stages of the war.
gi.grolier.com /wwii/wwii_8.html

  
 Documents Relating to World War I
International Diplomacy from the Congo to World War I By E. Morel Excerpts from Truth and the War (London: National Labour Press, 1916).
British Documents on the Origins of the War, 1898-1914
Rosa Luxemburg, "The War and the Workers"-- The Junius Pamphlet (1916)
www.mtholyoke.edu /acad/intrel/ww1.htm

  
 World War 2 Timeline 1939-1945 - Worldwar-2.net
World War 2 involved every major world power in a war for global domination and at it end, more than 60 million people had lost their lives and most of Europe and large parts of Asia lay in ruins.
The modern world is still living with the consequences of World War 2, the most titanic conflict in history.
The British submarine Odin is sunk by the Italian destroyer Strale in Gulf of Taranto.
www.worldwar-2.net

  
 Chapter III: The Test -- World War I
Division, which had succeeded the War College Division, endorsed the creation of a Spanish-speaking square division (less the field artillery brigade), to be designated the 94th Division.
He assigned the 41st Division to the Service of the Rear (later the Services of Supply) as a depot division, which was to receive, train, equip, and forward replacements (both officers and enlisted men) to replacement divisions of the corps, and designated the 32d Division as the I Army Corps' replacement unit.
World War I, an unprecedented conflict, forced fundamental changes in the organization of United States Army field forces.
www.army.mil /Cmh-Pg/books/lineage/M-F/chapter3.htm

  
 Dad's War: Finding and Telling Your Father's World War II Story, by Wesley Johnston
Institute for World War II and the Human Experience : This is a university-backed effort to to preserve the experiences of the common soldier, sailor, marine who went to war.
World War II Troop Ship Crossings : I began this work, which is now being beautifully enhanced and maintained by Shayne Wallesch.
Australia in World War Two : This is not an official site, but it has useful historical information.
members.aol.com /dadswar

  
 British 54th (East Anglian) Division - Art History Online Reference and Guide
During the First World War the division fought at Gallipoli and in the Middle East.
The British 54th (East Anglian) Division was a Territorial Army division.
These reserves were committed as the battle progressed resulting in the British gaining a foothold in the Turkish defences but the British commander called off the attack as night fell.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/British_54th_Division

  
 World War II Links on the Internet
LoneSentry.com has photos, articles, and research on the European Theater in World War II, including unit histories, intelligence bulletins, and the G.I. Stories series of 53 booklets on the Ground, Air, and Service Forces in the European Theater of Operations published by the Information and Education Division, ETOUSA in Paris during 1944 and 1945.
War Letters is a database of correspondence from World War I & II B-Side-Museum is a virtual museum of 3D models, including aircraft from World War II.
World War II Through Russian Eyes from the Historical Achievements Museum, the traveling exhibit of artifacts from the Russian Central Armed Forces Museum in Moscow opened August 6, 1998 in the Ronald Reagan Building and Center for International Trade, Washington DC
history.acusd.edu /gen/ww2_links.html

  
 World War I, The Great War
When World War I began, she volunteered to serve as an army nurse.
Amongst these units, the 1st U.S. Division which, on the 5th April had been positioned in the region North of Paris, received on the 27th April, the responsibility for a sector to the West of Montdidier, in the 6th Corps of the French 1st Army.
This position formed a salient in the British line, and in order to preserve the integrity of that line (in other words to make it stronger), it was necessary to take the village of Neuve Chapelle.
www.rockingham.k12.va.us /EMS/WWI/WWI.html

  
 British Expeditionary Force
World War I and British Forces in Europe from 1939 -
On the outbreak of World War I, the BEF was sent to Belgium under the command of General Sir John French.
Before the war and at the immediate beginning of the war there was some debate in British military circles as to the best strategy in a war with Germany.
www.infoslurp.com /information/British_Expeditionary_Force

  
 WWII Page
who were, or would become, famous who fought in World War II.
World War II - Prisoners of War - Stalag Luft I
When it was all over, the division's artillery officer reported that 490,021 rounds of 105mm ammunition had been fired between D-Day and VE Day, more than any other division in the European theater.
www.geocities.com /ResearchTriangle/Facility/3991/ww2history.htm

  
 YANKEE DIVISION (26TH INFANTRY) WEB SITE.
In order to be fair about the U.S. Army in World War II you have to realize that the military forces of the U.S. were starved for money throughout the 1930's and they got next to no consideration from the Government.
When the division (the 4th Armored Division and not the 26th Infantry Division) started for Luxembourg it was short 713 men and 19 officers in the tank and infantry battalions and the cavalry squadron.
The so-called official history of the Yankee division is a white wash of the worst kind and some of the comments are ludicrous, the official history claims that everybody wanted to go into combat.
www.rinfret.com /ww2.html

  
 Resources
Japan: World War II And The Occupation, 1941-52
These web site links are all about World War II, and contain a wealth of information.
World War II The Greatest Battle In History
www.ww2nut.com /Links/Links.htm

  
 Battle Honors 25mm World War II Range - BATTLE HONOURS
Vickers mg's / at Rifles - British 8th army n.
All American: United States Expansion Pack for The Face of Battle - includes new rules for the American Army in World War II.
17lb anti-tank gun and crew - British 8th army n.
www.warweb.com /bath_wii.html

  
 3rd Parachute Brigade WWII British & Canadian Reenactors - Home
3rd Parachute Brigade WWII British & Canadian Reenactors - Home
www.6th-airborne.org

  
 Index of the Divisions of the British Army
Index of the Divisions of the British Army
History of the British 7th Armoured Division, by Ian A. Paterson
9th (Scottish) Division [WW2], by Scots at War Project.
www.regiments.org /formations/lists/ukdivxref.htm

  
 Wargaming World War II - Megablitz - Italy 1943 - Salerno
British 8th Army was to link up with the beachhead at Salerno and to assist in the capture of Naples and Benevento.
British 8th Army (advancing from Taranto and Calabria)
The Allies expected to meet serious opposition during the landings, and hopes that the advancing British 8th Army would divert the enemy's reserves away from the beach head.
www.users.dircon.co.uk /~warden/ww2/Battles/salerno.htm

  
 Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge Links Page
The 28th Infantry Division is the oldest division in the Armed Forces of the United States.
General Orders No. 1, dated 12 March 1879, officially established the 28th Division.
Mechanized cavalry units of World War II History of each of the 13 Cavalry Groups that served in the European theater
www.battleofthebulge.org /links.html   (589 words)

  
 Wargaming World War II - Megablitz - Italy 1943 - Salerno
British 8th Army was to link up with the beachhead at Salerno and to assist in the capture of Naples and Benevento.
The Allies expected to meet serious opposition during the landings, and hopes that the advancing British 8th Army would divert the enemy's reserves away from the beach head.
Wargaming World War II- Megablitz - Italy 1943 - Salerno
www.users.dircon.co.uk /~warden/ww2/Battles/salerno.htm   (589 words)

  
 1851559 Company Sergeant Major Ernest Nicholas Davey, Royal Engineers
Division was transferred at the beginning of May 1918 from the ANZAC Corps in the British Fourth Army and was sent south to form part of British IX Corps, attached to the Sixth French Army on the Aisne.
However, since 2 March the troops of the division had gone resolutely and rapidly forward, meeting and overcoming skillfully all the difficulties in their way, gaining steadily in knowledge and experience, and in confidence in themselves and their leaders without which the best work of any military unit is impossible.
British troops found themselves in occupation, for varying periods, of many parts of Europe, on the Rhine, in Silesia and in the late Austro-Hungarian Empire, under conditions that were those neither of war nor peace.
members.aol.com /reubique/1851559.htm   (589 words)

  
 Combat Chronicle- 8th Infantry Division
The 8th Division did not have battle experience in World War I; it returned to the United States and was inactivated in January 1919.
The Crozon Peninsula was cleared, 19 September, and the Division drove across France to Luxembourg, moved to the Hurtgen Forest, 20 November, cleared Hurtgen on the 28th and Brandenburg, 3 December, and pushed on to the Roer.
On 6 April the Division attacked northwest to aid in the destruction of enemy forces in the Ruhr Pocket, and by the 17th had completed its mission.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/lineage/cc/008id.htm   (485 words)

  
 The Story of 8th Division
Division who had fought so bravely and so well were ordered to cease fire — maintain their positions- and reluctantly become Prisoners-of-War.
Rather belatedly, the British and Indian Units from the North-East positions were brought into action, but now fresh Japanese troops were pouring across the repaired causeway bringing their tanks with them.
Division were given 13 miles of mangroves with orders to defend the beaches.
www.2-26bn.org /8th_div_story.htm   (485 words)

  
 Combat Chronicle- 8th Infantry Division
The 8th Division did not have battle experience in World War I; it returned to the United States and was inactivated in January 1919.
The Crozon Peninsula was cleared, 19 September, and the Division drove across France to Luxembourg, moved to the Hurtgen Forest, 20 November, cleared Hurtgen on the 28th and Brandenburg, 3 December, and pushed on to the Roer.
On 6 April the Division attacked northwest to aid in the destruction of enemy forces in the Ruhr Pocket, and by the 17th had completed its mission.
www.army.mil /CMH/lineage/cc/008id.htm   (485 words)

  
 8th_Sept.
US 36 Division was to land south of the Sele River, with the British landing on the northern side of the Sele river, from this point towards Salerno town the coastal plain is bisected by a number of rivers.
Clark although in overall command of the Allied Army, relinquished on the insistence of the British Divisional commanders, for a preliminary bombardment of their sector landing beaches, as this had proved devastatingly effective in earlier engagements in this war.
The plan required the British to break out of their beach head and advance through encircling hills by use of these passes while they were still in friendly hands.
www.oneofmany.btinternet.co.uk /html/8th_sept_.html   (485 words)

  
 Units & Organizations: British, Canadian, Polish
Unlike the US divisions, the British Reigment was identified only by its name-- not a number-- and the battalions of a regiment did not serve in the same division.
Towards the end of the war, the British converted to a system similar to the Americans that trained all replacments and assigned them to units as needed.
It was primarily consisted of the 3rd Carpthian Rifle Brigade of the 3rd Carpthian Division and the 4th Wolyn Infantry Brigade of the 5th Frontier Infantry Division.
members.aol.com /Custermen85/Units/BritishOrg.htm   (485 words)

  
 CIAOPS World Guides - WWI Australian Battlefields
Australian troops were relieved by troops from the British 8th Division as previously arranged, from Villers-Bretonneux to the flank of the French at Hangard in the south.
The 9th Brigade of the Australian 3rd Division and the British 18th Division, which were holding the northern sector, are eventually driven back to the outskirts of Villers-Bretonneux.
The majority of these British troops were composed of boys merely 18 and 19 who had yet to fire a shot in the war.
www.ciaops.com /guides/battle/page3.htm   (485 words)

  
 Wargaming World War II - Megablitz - Italy 1943 - Salerno
British 8th Army was to link up with the beachhead at Salerno and to assist in the capture of Naples and Benevento.
British 8th Army (advancing from Taranto and Calabria)
The Allies expected to meet serious opposition during the landings, and hopes that the advancing British 8th Army would divert the enemy's reserves away from the beach head.
www.users.dircon.co.uk /~warden/ww2/Battles/salerno.htm   (485 words)

  
 Society of the First Infantry Division - The Big Red One - History
Eighteen of the Divisions soldiers were killed in the war.
As the rest of the Division arrived, it was separated into five base areas: Division Headquarters and the Support Command were at Di An; the 1st Brigade, at Phuoc Vinh; the 2nd Brigade at Bien Hoa; the 3rd Brigade at Lai Khe; and Division Artillery at Phu Loi.
The Division's initial mission was to provide a covering force for the 1st Armored Division units returning to Germany, and then to continue to implement the military aspects of the General Framework Agreement for Peace.
www.bigredone.org /history/index.cfm   (5774 words)

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