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Tracing your Great War Ancestors : Ypres.

Author: Simon Fowler
Publisher: Pen and Sword, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Do you have an ancestor who served at Ypres in the First World War, during the four years in which the city was in the front line? Perhaps you have thought of visiting the battlefields nearby and the monuments that commemorate them, and want to find out exactly where your ancestor served and what part he played in the four great battles that took place there?

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Fowler
ISBN: 1322988706 9781322988702
OCLC Number: 903674391
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: List of Abbreviations; Introduction; The Western Front Association; Chapter 1 Getting Started; Chapter 2 Researching Soldiers; Chapter 3 Casualties; Chapter 4 Gallantry Medals; Chapter 5 Courts Martial; Chapter 6 Prisoners of War; Chapter 7 Pensions; Chapter 8 Personal Papers and Effects; Chapter 9 Other Useful Genealogical Records; Chapter 10 Researching Units; Chapter 11 Researching Actions; Chapter 12 The War in the Air; Chapter 13 Women in Flanders; Chapter 14 Researching the Dominion and Indian Troops; Chapter 15 Tourism; Glossary of Place Names; Timeline; Bibliography; Index.

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Do you have an ancestor who served at Ypres in the First World War, during the four years in which the city was in the front line? Perhaps you have thought of visiting the battlefields nearby and the monuments that commemorate them, and want to find out exactly where your ancestor served and what part he played in the four great battles that took place there?

So many British soldiers served in Flanders during the long struggle to defend the Ypres Salient and to break out of it that there is a good chance that your ancestor was there at some stage of the war. This practical and informative handbook is an ideal guide to the struggle for the city and the stories of the men who took part in it. It is also a fascinating introduction to researching the Great War as a whole.

Simon Fowler outlines the course of the fighting around the city and he introduces the most important historical resources that you can use to explore the history for yourself. The book identifies the key sources for family historians, including at The National Archives and the Imperial War Museum, together with the many resources online that researchers can turn to. There is also advice on the literature, archives, museums and monuments that may help you to gain an insight into your ancestor's story.

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So many British soldiers served in Flanders during the long struggle to defend the Ypres Salient and to break out of it that there is a good chance that your ancestor was there at some stage of the war. This practical and informative handbook is an ideal guide to the struggle for the city and the stories of the men who took part in it. It is also a fascinating introduction to researching the Great War as a whole.

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