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  • Friends of Popski's Private Army
    PPA veterans' and historical research association and clearing house. Organises annual PPA Remembrance Events and maintains the PPA Memorial. Based in the UK.



  • Popski's Private Army by Allen Parfitt
    Allen Parfitt is a retired teacher. He has had a life-long interest in military affairs. He lives near Kalamazoo, Michigan with his wife and four cats. He is continually adding to his library of books on military history.



  • Desert Raiders Association
    WWII Special Forces historical research association and "Living History" club exhibiting authentic vehicles of the LRDG, SAS and PPA in the North African and Italian Campaigns. Based in the UK.



  • Long Range Desert Group Preservation Society
    LRDG historical research association and WWII Special Forces "Living History" club exhibiting authentic vehicles of the LRDG in the North African Campaign. Based in the USA



  • Special Forces Roll of Honour
    Website with many photos of Special Forces personnel from WWII onwards. Based in the UK.



  • Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove
    Founded and maintains the Allied Special Forces Grove within The National Memorial Arboretum, for Allied Special Forces from WWII onwards. Based in the UK.



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    War Cemetaries.

    The Brookwood Memorial
    P.P.A. fallen: T/129275 Driver GASKELL, WILLIAM SYLVESTER (Panel 16, Column 2)
    This large circular memorial commemorates 3,500 men and women of the forces of the British Commonwealth "to whom the fortunes of war denied a known and honoured grave". The memorial is situated within the Military Section of the cemetery, is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and was unveiled by HM The Queen on 25 October 1958.

    Cassino War Cemetery
    P.P.A. fallen: 2992997 Private HUNTER, JOHN (Panel 11)
    P.P.A. fallen: 217958 Lieutenant MACGILLIVRAY, DUNCAN BAXTER (Panel 1)
    The Cassino War Cemetery lies in the Commune of Cassino, Province of Frosinone, 139 kilometres south-east of Rome. There are now 4,271 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried or commemorated at Cassino War Cemetery. 289 of the burials are unidentified.

    Anacona War Cemetery
    P.P.A. fallen: 410258 Corporal CAMERON, JOHN EWEN (I.M.10)
    The War Cemetery lies in the rural locality of Tavernelle, in the Commune and Province of Ancona, 3 kilometres south of the town of Ancona. Ancona War Cemetery contains 1,019 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.

    Cesena War Cemetery
    P.P.A. fallen: 6516099 Private MACKMAN, WILLIAM HOLLIS (II.D.10)
    The Cesena War Cemetery lies in the Commune of Cesena, in the Province of Forli. The cemetery site was selected in November 1944 and burials were brought in from the surrounding battlefields. Cesena War Cemetery contains 775 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.

    Montecchio War Cemetery
    P.P.A. fallen: 1894174 Sergeant CURTIS, CHARLES HERBERT (II.B.12)
    The War Cemetery lies in the locality of Montecchio in the Commune of Montelabbate (Province of Pesaro). The Montecchio War Cemetery contains 582 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.

    Ravenna War Cemetery
    P.P.A. fallen: 7904917 Trooper CROGHAN, THOMAS JOHN (V.A.10)
    P.P.A. fallen: 2156419 Sergeant PORTER, DAVID J, DCM (V.A.9)
    The War Cemetery lies on a communal road 1 kilometre south of the SS16 from Ravenna to Ferrara near the village of Piangipane in the Commune and Province of Ravenna. The site for the cemetery was selected by the Army in 1945 for burials from the surrounding battlefields. Ravenna War Cemetery contains 955 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 63 of them unidentified.

    Argenta Gap War Cemetery
    P.P.A. fallen: 2067623 Sapper MACDOWALL, RICHARD (II.E.19)
    P.P.A. fallen: 299739 Lieutenant MCCALLUM, IAN WALLACE (II.E.20)
    The Cemetery lies in the Commune of Argenta in the Province of Ferrara and the town of Argenta is 2 kilometres south of the cemetery on the SS16 connecting Ravenna with Ferrara. Argenta Gap War Cemetery contains 625 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, eight of them unidentified.

    Udine War Cemetery
    P.P.A. fallen: 5381327 Private WHITE, ALBERT (II.A.7)
    The War Cemetery is in the locality of Adegliacco in the Commune of Tavagnacco, Province of Udine. The cemetery contains 414 Second World War burials, 14 of them unidentified.

    Padua War Cemetery
    P.P.A. fallen: 6467453 Trooper ROGERS, ARTHUR (IV.A.6)
    P.P.A. fallen: 162153 Private WATKINS, ERIC CHARLES (III.A.15)
    Padua War Cemetery lies in the zone of the Allied breakthrough in the spring of 1945 when, despite some resistance, the town was captured by Indian troops. The cemetery contains 513 commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 32 of them unidentified.

    Klagenfurt War Cemetery
    P.P.A. fallen: 3536135 Corporal SNAPE, JAMES (2.A.2)
    P.P.A. fallen: 6216293 Lance Corporal MCCULLOCH, DOUGLAS ALEXANDER (3.A.3)
    The Klagenfurt is the capital of the Austrian province of Carinthia. The War Cemetery lies 3 kilometres west of the city centre and to the east of the Woerther See. It contains 589 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.

    P.P.A. Memorial
    The PPA Memorial is located in the Allied Special Forces Grove within the National Memorial Arboretum. The Arboretum is situated in the centre of England on Croxall Road, Alrewas in Staffordshire. It is easy to reach from any part of the country, is close to all the Midlands motorways, and the website has excellent directions and map for finding it. The helpful and knowledgable staff and volunteers all know exactly where the PPA Memorial is located.

     
    Official organizations and museums.
  • WWII A British Focus
    World War Two greatest online stories.



  • Imperial War Musuem London
    At the outset of the Second World War the Museum’s terms of reference were enlarged to cover both world wars and they were again extended in 1953 to include all military operations in which Britain or the Commonwealth have been involved since August 1914

    Imperial War Musuem Duxford
    The Imperial War Museum had been looking for a suitable site for the storage, restoration and eventual display of exhibits too large for its headquarters in London and obtained permission to use the airfield for this purpose. Cambridgeshire County Council joined with the Imperial War Museum and the Duxford Aviation Society and in 1977 bought the runway to give the abandoned aerodrome a new lease of life.

    Commonwealth War Graves Commission
    Established by Royal Charter in 1917, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission pays tribute to the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars. It is a non-profit-making organisation that was founded by Sir Fabian Ware.

    Special Forces search Engine
    The Special Forces Search Engine has 9229 Military and Government Web Sites to choose from. This is a Not-For-Profit-Project brought to you by FOGs, all former Special Forces A-Team Members.

    Military History Online
    Different military online histories over the wolrd.

    War and Peace Show
    The largest military vehicle spectacular in the world.

    Wings and Wheels
    A military history show with a unique character which is conviviality. An encounter that means a pleasant weekend for both the enthusiast and collector for his family.

    For Freedom Museum
    The Battle of the Scheldtpocket, codename Switchback, is only a footnote in the history books disposed of as unimportant and inferior to well-known campaigns as Overloard, Market-Garden and the Battle of the Bulge. Operation Switchback was largely ignored by historians of all kind. We say the Canadians who fought here and lost there lives deserve better. Switchback was not a footnote. Switchback was a battle of life and dead and was crucial for the further campaign of the allied troops.

     
    WW2 renacting clubs.

    1st Belgian Field Battery
    Our association consists of enthusiasts who have a strong interest in the time of WWII artillery and especially the history of the Belgian 1st Field Battery, Brigade Piron.

    The Garrison
    The Garrison is a volunteer hobby group of historians whose passion is the Royal Regiment of Artillery. The group has three sub-sections: Field and Light Anti-Aircraft Artillery as well as a Searchlight unit and we undertake historical displays depicting all aspects of life in the Royal Artillery.

    Duty First
    A small band amongst us, members at that time in other re-enactment groups decided to go a step further in re-enacting living history. We wanted to recreate an infantry squad of the United States Army during World War II caring for the smallest details to become a “living museum”. We chose the BIG RED ONE, 16th Infantry Regiment, company E. This choice explains the name of our group, because « DUTY FIRST » is part of the Big Red One’s motto.

    Call of Duty
    Re-enactment group Call of Duty - United Soldiers (CODUS) is a group of friends who are passionate about the history of WW2 in all its aspects. The group has created a show from the front of the 82nd and 101st life Air Borne divisions.

     

    The Patrouilleurs
    The Patrouilleurs are a small group of people under the same name whp bring this elite group from 1914-1918 as' living history "to give more publicity to the general public and to present a picture of how the Belgian soldier looked during the Great War and setting up an encampment portraying everyday life.

     
    Military clubs.

    101st 326 Engineers
    Maintaining and restoring military vehicles of the period between 1940 and 1945.

    Patton Drivers
    Maintaining and restoring military vehicles of the period between 1940 and 1945.

    Historical War Wheels
    Maintaining and restoring military vehicles of the period between 1940 and 1945.

    Indian Head
    Maintaining and restoring military vehicles of the period between 1940 and 1945.

    82st - 101st Air Borne
    Maintaining and restoring military vehicles of the period between 1940 and 1945.

    Hell on Wheels
    Maintaining and restoring military vehicles of the period between 1940 and 1945.

    White Star Division
    Maintaining and restoring military vehicles of the period between 1940 and 1945.

    Geronimo
    Maintaining and restoring military vehicles.

    Allied WW2 Vehicles and Meetings
    Maintaining and restoring military vehicles of the period between 1940 and 1945.

    Spearhead
    Maintaining and restoring military vehicles of the period between 1940 and 1945.

    Badger
    Maintaining and restoring military vehicles.

    M.H.V.C.G. Yeomanry
    Maintaining and restoring military vehicles.

     
       

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