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Post by Martin Månsson » 24 Oct 2004 05:02

Archives Normandie 39-45:
Only french, including searches - there's NO english.
Great photos, but hard to find. Mostly Overlord and later.
Many blanks.

Collections Canada: ... 502_e.html
Mostly of Canadian soldiers, operations etc. Some British and other paralell to Canadian interest are also there (German photos of Dieppe British tanks which fought alongside Canadian soldiers etc...).
Great photos, pretty good resolution.
50/50 blanks/photos.

NARA Collections (US Archives): ... hotos.html ... war_2.html
First link is WW2 history (simplified) in photographs. Second is photos of black american soldiers, many rarely seen photos, a nice "tribute".
Very high resolution, good photos!
All photos, no blanks - but only 300 photos in total, WW2 related.

NARA Search (US Archives)
A lot of stuff, very hard to find what you want - Choose a "Type of Archival Materials:" to avoid getting movies you can't download.
Very nice stuff, pretty high resolution on most.
No blanks, but 50% utter garbage to those of us who don't have access to the archives. Filter the crap out and you have a pretty nice archive.

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Post by JonS » 09 Aug 2005 05:58

NZ National Archives:

NZ National Library 'Timeframes':
This provides a searchable db of photos from NZ, incl a fairly substantial collection from WWII. Click 'search', the 'advanced search', and narrow it down as you wish. Indexing is not always accurate, but searching by year seems fairly reliable, if a bit painstaking.


Record Title: A soldier during manoeuvres on the Cassino battlefront, Italy
Reference No.: DA-05505
Display Dates: 5 April 1944
Quantity: 1; b&w original negative(s)
Restrictions: Unrestricted
Collection Record: War History Collection :Photographs relating to World War 1939-1945, the occupation of Japan, the Korean War, and the Malaysian emergency (PAColl-4161)
Scope and Contents: A soldier during manoeuvres on the Cassino battlefront in Italy. Taken by George Kaye on 5 April 1944.
Names: Kaye, George F, 1914-; as the photographer
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Italy
World War, 1939-1945 - Soldiers
Places: Cassino
Search Dates: 1944; 1944

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Post by kstdk » 24 Aug 2005 22:21

Hello all

Just found this one:

Link to US Army archives material. A lot on the German Army.


this one too:


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Post by JonS » 22 Nov 2005 21:50

Australian WWII Official Histories, complete as PDFs

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Post by Pips » 11 Mar 2006 22:58

Andy H provided a link for the RFC namely Sadly it's not working. :(

Would anyone know if it's just a temporary fault, or something more permanent?

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Russian arhives

Post by Rostislav » 07 Jun 2006 08:46

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Post by South » 30 Jan 2008 08:40

Good morning Martin and all,

For those needing to leave the research libraries and archives because it's so stuffy inside, sometimes the historical markers next to roads can allow for some fresh air.

At is a list of Virginia, USA markers. This site is run by a Jason Watson of Charlottesville, Virginia. Virginia's markers deal with colonial times to the recent. Operation Torch has a sign in Norfolk, Virginia. The small hotel where the operation was planned was torn down a few years ago to make way for more urban blight. All that's left is the road sign.

Warm regards,


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Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte

Post by Patzinak » 03 Apr 2008 03:46

The full run of the Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte (Quarterly Journal of Contemporary History), or VfZ, a publication of the Institut für Zeitgeschichte, is available for downloading in PDF format (1 file/issue) here

A table of contents and author index for the years 1953–2006 is also available ... gaenge.pdf

Although this important periodical is in German only, each issue contains an English-language abstract at the end.


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Re: Archives and Institutions Online

Post by catwoman » 22 Oct 2008 13:39

Hmmm ... no Australian ones here I see! :D

National Archives of Australia

Australian War Memorial

Libraries Australia (if you want to see if ANY Australian library holds your book or manuscript - try this site first!)

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Re: Archives and Institutions Online in Croatia

Post by Dr Eisvogel » 08 Mar 2011 21:37

1.) Hrvatski državni arhiv => Croatian State Archives
Marulićev trg 21
10 000 Zagreb

Funds and Collections of CSA
Virtual Walk through CSA

CSA Contacts
Regional State Archives ... vatska.htm

ARHiNET as a program solution encompasses all the functions of archives: keeping, protecting, processing and using archival records. Integration of archives' data and services gives users access to all information about registered materials, their holders and creators in one place.
ARHiNET Search engine ... eljId=135#

2.) National and University Library in Zagreb

The Croatian Web Archive

3.) Hrvatski memorijalno-dokumentacijski centar Domovinskog rata => The Croatian Memorial and Documentation Center for the Homeland War (1991-1995)
Marulićev trg 21
10000 Zagreb
e-mail: [email protected]
Definition of the timeframe of Homeland War ... ski(3).pdf

4.) Croatian Institute of History
Opatička 10
10 000 Zagreb
Phone: ++ 385 1 4851-721
Fax: ++ 385 1 4851-725
E-mail: [email protected]

5.) Hrčak - Portal of scientific journals of Croatia

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Re: Archives and Institutions Online

Post by Seckendorff » 05 Dec 2011 01:25

Large data collection is available,but only live in person at:
NARA College Park, Md--Record Group 242, Microfilm Pub A3343.
Storage Loc CAB 125 Dr4 & CAB 135 Dr3,
Series SSO--Officers,there is also NS series has permit to marry
with info on wife & children. Microfilm can be copied but only at
8601 Adelphi Rd,College Park, Md 20740-6001.
1 Mi West of Univ of Md campus.

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Re: Archives and Institutions Online

Post by pugsville » 12 Jan 2012 00:43

Two best on line archives I've found

the US combined arms research library

Has a lot of ww2 operational documents
(including the CIVIL affairs handbook in depth briefings on economics. Unfortunately mainly Japan and Germany.)

and the league of nations archive

had lots and lots economic and population data for between the wars

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Re: Archives and Institutions Online

Post by Gorque » 14 Jan 2013 00:11

I thought I'd let all know that JSTOR is now allowing free access to a limited number of its online journals.
The archives of more than 1,200 journals are now available for limited free reading by the public, JSTOR announced today. Anyone can sign up for a JSTOR account and read up to three articles for free every two weeks.

This is a major expansion of the Register & Read program, following a 10-month test, during which more than 150,000 people registered for access to an initial set of 76 journals. The new additions bring more than 4.5 million articles from nearly 800 scholarly societies, university presses, and academic publishers into the Register & Read offerings.

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