Posted by: mcfinder | January 15, 2010

WW1 Websites I Cannot Do Without – Part 2

Just before Christmas I posted about the CWGC website as one of half a dozen WW1 bias websites that I believe are invaluable for researchers and family historians interested in this conflict.

Next up is The Long, Long trail ( This site is a huge website jam packed with great detail about the British Army of the First World War. It is home to detailed and well illustrated  accounts of strategy, the formation of the regular, territorial and new armies, plus histories of corps, regiments and individual units. The site inlcudes descriptions and samples of records, including some transcribed unit war diaries.

The site is also home to the ‘Behind the Wire’ database, a searchable index of names and information culled from inteviews of escapees and returning prisoners of war, conducted by the Committee on the Treatment of British Prisoners of War in 1918.

A brilliant, brilliant website.



  1. Add Soldier’s Mail to the list for the perspective of a Yank and valuable information on the 26th Infantry Division during American involvement in the Great War.

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