With more than 50 million military casualties from the two World Wars alone, the likelihood that someone in your family tree fought and died for their country is very high indeed.
Yet finding evidence of a heroic forebear’s activities – whether they faced action, supported the troops from behind the frontline, or volunteered on the home front – can prove difficult. Where did they fight? What records remain? How can I tell their story? These are just some of the questions Get Started in Military Family History will help you answer.
Whether through military rolls of honour, dispatches, war diaries or even classified reports, this bookazine equips you with the know-how to root out the truth about your ancestors military career, whichever the conflict. From the Napoleonic Wars to D-Day, each of the chapters gives clear, concise directions to obtaining information and using it to build a picture of your ancestor’s war-time deeds.
There’s information on how to identify war medals you might have as family heirlooms, and how to judge rank, service and even location from old photos – not to mention all of the background information for each major conflict and the records available to help you tell their heroic stories.
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