Saturday, November 12, 2011 remembers the fallen remembers the fallen with 20 Million Military Records

Armistice Day also known as Remembrance Day is on November 11 and commemorates the armistice signed between the Allied Forces and Germany for the cessation of hostilities on the western Front which took place at eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918.

It was said at the time that World War I was the war to end all wars, sadly every decade of the 20th century has seen conflicts since. has over 20,000,000 Military records online and growing, which makes it one of the largest online resources available.This year at Familyrelatives we will remember on the 11 of 11, 2011 at 11 those who perished.

The range and quality of information on those who perished is poignant - from the men who lost their lives in ships across the oceans to the soldiers who died in Flanders’ fields in the Great War and in Europe, Africa and the Far east in World War II. The Royal Air Force too suffered many losses in fact more than 61,000. Records now include Rolls of Honour, Army, Royal Air Force and Navy Lists as well as the official General Register Office Overseas indexes.

You can find out more about your ancestors through search facility which allows you to search for your past but also allows you to view those friends that fell with them or went down in the same ship. Some of the famous names of the Ships which were lost can easily be identified among the thousands listed. This search facility is available for

World War I 1914-1918 British Army Deaths, database covers 1913-1921 includes Royal Air Force Deaths and Royal Flying Corps (RFC).

As part of the collection we include 9 million soldiers who enlisted in the US Army with records of US Prisoners of war as well as sources from other countries including the Indian Army, Australian and New Zealand Army (ANZAC).
We released a few statistics which were garnered from the website in a quick search of the British Army Lists shows that between 1939 and 1945 the Army Officer Corps alone suffered the loss of:-

9 Major Generals
31 Colonels;
365 Majors
764 Captains
1630 Lieutenants

Similar to the British Army and the Royal Navy Records you will also learn that the Royal Air Force lost:-


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Thursday, November 10, 2011

'Second Paris' built towards end of First World War to fool Germans

Fascinating histories uncovered and those soldiers who took part were not allowed to talk and denied by the authorities here are some of these stories.

A second Paris, complete with a Champs-Elysées and Gard Du Nord, was built towards the end of the First World War to fool German bombers, it has emerged. More >>

Decoy towns, inflatable tanks and Ghost armies More >>

World War II Spitfire unearthed

A Spitfire has been unearthed 70 years after its American pilot crashed the plane into the Irish countryside. An excavation at the site of a 1941 Spitfire crash in a bog in the Irish Republic uncovered huge, remarkably preserved chunks of plane and six Browning machine guns. Read>>

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Excavating Tunnels from World War I

Heroic acts unearthed by soldiers of World War I and their belongings in pictures
Four miles of tunnels which were dug during World War I in the Somme battlefield, are now being excavated by a team of British and French archaeologists. More>>

Search for Military Records including Rolls of Honour for World War I & II

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ships, Shipwrecks & Cannons

It would appear that there are plenty of stories about treasure and treasure hunters lately.

Some of the stories we hear are about treasure hunters are intriguing and show us how fascinating history can be although some about memorial thefts and metal thefts show a complete disregard for our heritage and the brave men and women who took part in wars to protect our freedom.

Here are some stories of interest I have come across lately in the news;

Should ship wrecks be left alone?
Titanic Message in a bottle
Cannon raised from Blackbeard ship, & Blackbeard’s cannon salvaged
Admiral Lord Nelson letter
Stories of those we should never forget hosts over 800 million records including Military and Navy records where you can discover your ancestors past.