Friday, 18 December 2009

Britain's Small Wars

Family historians tend to be fascinated with the First and Second World Wars, due to their sheer scope and the fact that almost everybody has a connection. But what if your ancestor served in Korea, Northern Ireland, the Falklands or the Gulf?

A site I have been having a lot of fun on today, and which has many useful resources for more recent conflicts, is Britain's Small Wars at It is packed with photographs, lists of regiments involved, historical essays outlining the conflicts, and in many cases, rolls of honour listing those valiant Brits (and allies such as the Gurkhas) who laid down their lives for the cause. My father has a medal for naval service in Borneo, now I have a rough idea why he was there.

Thoroughly recommended.

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1 comment:

bbuissonniere said...

And second WW too, in real and in pictures !!!