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WWII history and wargaming links
- 28 Maori Battalion
History, photographs, and music of the battalion. Maori Battalion march to victory!
- 28th (Maori) Battalion
Official website with the story of the 28th; Map; Battalion Roll; Photos, video, and audio.
- Achtung Panzer
A site dedicated to German armour with illustrations, tables of technical data, and a large number of links to other World War II sites.
- The Aerial Reconnaissance Archives
Some of the millions of photographs which were taken over occupied Western Europe by the Allies during World War II.
- Albert Park Air Raid Shelters
Plans, pictures, facts and figures about the tunnels under Auckland’s Albert Park.
- Australian War Memorial
Includes the Official Histories of the First and Second World Wars.
- Axis History Factbook
History of the Third Reich and its allies - Germany & Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Romania, Slovakia.
- Battalion Organisation during the Second World War
Unit organisation for all major combatants up to battalion level.
- The Battles of the Winter War
The Finnish-Soviet "Winter War" fought in 1939-1940.
- Canada in World War II
Info about the Canadians in WWII from the Juno Beach Centre.
- Chars et Blindes Francais
This site is devoted to the main tanks and AFVs either developed by the French war industry (or foreign vehicles used by the French army) from 1902 to the present day.
- Chemical Warfare in Australia
Information about the chemical weapons stored in Australia during the Second World War.
- Comando Supremo: Italy at War
All about Italy's army, navy and airforce from pre-war to 1945.
- Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library
Military documents, photographs and books from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
Links to lots of websites about Finland in WWII.
- Finnish WWII Armour
Assault guns, light, medium and heavy tanks.
- Forgotten Battles of the Second World War
This site is not intended as an overall review of the events of the Second World War. Quite the opposite, it is meant as a site for those who want to know about the aspects of WW2 that don't always make the history books.
- France 1940
A variety of topics relating to France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the BEF in 1940.
- The Great Patriotic War 1941-1945
The WWII section of a Russian military history website.
- H.R.S. WWII Historical Re-enactment Society
A New Zealand group that portrays NZEF (Auckland 21st Battalion 2nd N.Z.E.F.), Fallschirmjäger and Gebirgsjäger units.
- The Imperial Japanese Navy
The Japanese navy during World War II, and detailed histories of individual vessels.
- Kiwis In Armour
The history of armoured fighting vehicles in New Zealand during WWII and more recent times.
- Kursk - July, 1943
All sorts of information about the Battle of Kursk, right down to details of sun, moon and weather conditions.
- The Maginot Line
If you make a model of this you can play "The Big Push".
- Malta in WWII
Includes pictures of British, German and Italian forces.
- Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War
All fifty volumes of the Official Histories, initially edited by Kippenberger, which were published in the decades following the war.
- Order of battle of the United States Army - World War II - European Theater of Operations
US Army order of battle prepared at the end of the war by the deployed combat historians assigned to the History Section, United States Army European Theater of Operations (ETO) in Paris.
- Romanian Army in the Second World War
Organisation, Order of Battle, Aeronautics, Weapons, Decorations, Military Operations, Generals, Memoirs, Journals, Media Gallery, World War 1, Forum.
- Il soldato italiano dal 1909 al 1945
Italian website about uniforms and army organisation.
- Stone & Stone Second World War Books
The History webpages have an interesting collection of articles about some rather obscure WWII topics. The website also has an excellent collection of bibliographies, book reviews and guides to booksellers.
- Through a Lens: Dieppe in Photography and Film
German and Canadian newsreels of the Dieppe raid.
- U.S. Army Center of Military History - Bookshelf
US military history bookshelf.
- War Art Online
Archives New Zealand's collection of official war art commissioned by the New Zealand Government, including the well known works of the Greek, Crete, North African & Italian campaigns in WWII done by Peter McIntyre, as well as a range of other artists depicting scenes from New Zealand's involvement in WWI and WWII. These artists include: Moore-Jones (WWI), Barns-Graham (WWII - Pacific), Welch (WWI), Butler (WWI), Coe (WWII - Pacific), Longstaff (WWI), Crippen (WWII - North Africa) and Clark (WWII - Pacific). There is also a section showing portraits of the New Zealanders who have been awarded the VC.
- Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mr Hitler?
Just in case you need the lyrics of the Dad's Army theme song.
- World War II Military Situation Maps 1944-1945
Maps showing daily troop positions from D-Day 6 June 1944 to 26 July 1945.
- World War II Multimedia Database
Great source of photos and films.
- World War II Photos
Pictures of the Second World War from the US National Archives.
This page last updated 19 October 2012