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There are a huge number of websites that focus on the Second World War & I’ve visited a lot myself; however, there is a small number that I find myself returning to again & again & I’d like to share some of those with you here.
Some will already have featured on the individual pages within this site, or on the Blog, but this is a convenient place to bring them together.
D-Day, Normandy and Beyond
The first of these has to be Frank Everards’ site: D-Day, Normandy and beyond. This is the first site that I came across that focused mainly on the Veterans & their stories. There is some awesome stuff here; Tales of Heroes, told by men… In fact, when I realised that perhaps the Internet was the place to put the details of the Men in The Shed, it was Frank’s site that gave me the inspiration… at one point, I was planning on listing them on his site, but then I thought that as they were in the same small shed in Normandy, it would be interesting to tell their stories on the same website focusing on that shed; hence the idea for www.menintheshed.com. Recently (June 2011), Frank has kindly featured this site on the Homepage of www.normandy1944.info; it’s a privilege to link back.
RCAF 434 “Bluenose” Squadron
This site is run by Alan Soderstrom. Alan is a contact that I made whilst researching one of the many intriguing stories concerning John Harder & a photo of a shot up Lancaster bomber that was in his collection of wartime photos. From the squadron markings, I was able to trace it to the 434 “Bluenose” squadron RCAF & through that I came across Alan’s site http://www.rcaf434squadron.com/ which in many ways has a similar theme to mine in that he’s researching in detail wartime memories, though in his case it’s specifically tied in to 434 Squadron. Alan has kindly added my theory of why John Harder had the Lancaster photo onto his website.