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ForcesWarRecords.com

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Postby scottnsilky » November 9th, 2023, 11:48 am

Free access to centuries of armed forces records of service men and women.
Free this Remembrance Day weekend, until Monday, not sure if you have to register.
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Re: ForcesWarRecords.com

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Postby 88V8 » November 9th, 2023, 11:59 am


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Re: ForcesWarRecords.com

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Postby XFool » December 3rd, 2023, 7:40 pm

88V8 wrote:Here

Now the mystery here is.... Why did the Second World War last from 1939 - 1948, but only for the UK?

For everyone else it apparently lasted from 1939 - 1945. Check it out.

This despite my already having drawn their attention to it and them having confirmed receipt of my email. :?

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Re: ForcesWarRecords.com

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Postby ursaminortaur » December 4th, 2023, 12:39 am

XFool wrote:
88V8 wrote:Here

Now the mystery here is.... Why did the Second World War last from 1939 - 1948, but only for the UK?

For everyone else it apparently lasted from 1939 - 1945. Check it out.

This despite my already having drawn their attention to it and them having confirmed receipt of my email. :?


Could the date be when the demobbing process ended - it certainly went on through 1947 but might have extended into 1948.

https://www.quora.com/When-did-most-British-soldiers-return-home-once-World-War-2-ended

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Re: ForcesWarRecords.com

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Postby Lootman » December 4th, 2023, 12:42 am

ursaminortaur wrote:
XFool wrote:Now the mystery here is.... Why did the Second World War last from 1939 - 1948, but only for the UK?

For everyone else it apparently lasted from 1939 - 1945. Check it out.

This despite my already having drawn their attention to it and them having confirmed receipt of my email. :?

Could the date be when the demobbing process ended - it certainly went on through 1947 but might have extended into 1948.

https://www.quora.com/When-did-most-British-soldiers-return-home-once-World-War-2-ended

Rationing continued well into the 1950s.

I am fairly sure that I had a baby gasmask in the mid-1950s.

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Re: ForcesWarRecords.com

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Postby XFool » December 4th, 2023, 10:56 am

ursaminortaur wrote:
XFool wrote:Now the mystery here is.... Why did the Second World War last from 1939 - 1948, but only for the UK?

For everyone else it apparently lasted from 1939 - 1945. Check it out.

Could the date be when the demobbing process ended - it certainly went on through 1947 but might have extended into 1948.

Something like that crossed my mind. However, by an admittedly cursory look, it seems this dating is exclusively applied to the UK and to just WW2. I cannot see why the same principle ought not to apply to other nations and the UK in WW I. So I am far from sure whether it is deliberate or just a mistake. It is, AFAICS, the only exception and looks very odd.


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