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Documentation – Documentation

Welcome to Travel Guide Press. It is a new guidebook describing and providing directions to over one hundred World War II sites in Italy, including museums, monuments, cemeteries, and battlefields. The tours in each chapter focus on a particular city or region, following the Allied and German armies as they battled from southern to northern Italy.

My grandfather was with the 34th Infantry Division, 133rd Regiment during World War II in Italy from December 1943 to November 1945. In my quest for information about my grandfather's experiences with the 34th Infantry Division, 133rd Regiment during World War II in Italy from December 1943 to November 1945, I found I had accumulated a vast amount of resources and the organization of those items was greatly needed. As I put together this website it was not originally intended to be public; but I realized in surfing the web that I had collected material that was unavailable on the web. So I made it public.

A site dedicated to the Men of the 85th 'Custer' Division in WW2.

F Squadron – The site was born from the commitment of Daniel Battistella, nephew of Marshal Par. Modesto Danilo Dall'Asta, and thanks to the interest and help of Alberto Dell'Oro and the veterans of Squadron F. The web site about Squadron F has was created in collaboration with Daniel Battistella, the grandson of the Warrant Officer, Modesto Danilo Dall'Asta, and with the help and interest of Alberto Dell'Oro (Squadron's parachutist fiduciary) and of all the Operation Veterans. The aim of this site is to keep the Operation's memory alive and to thoroughly analyze and recall many of its forgotten aspects. Go to website – Go to website

The club “Highway Six” – Caesar Line (vintage military vehicles) was founded in December 2004 with the aim of organizing historical exhibitions of vehicles and crews, and of providing (to members) consultancy and services in tax, legal and insurance matters. The founding members, already part of the "History of Lazio 1943/'44" association, are united by an interest in research, recovery and conservation of historical evidence relating to the Second World War in Lazio. Go to website – Go to website

Mediterranean Association – Italian-Greek cultural association, non-partisan, apolitical and non-profit, founded in 1995, based in Argostoli, capital of Kefalonia, the largest of the Greek islands in the Ionian Sea. He takes care of the museum dedicated to the “Acqui” Division

Biography of a bomb – Site dedicated to the discovery of war devices

The 8th Evacuation Hospital – 8th EVAC of Pietramala – The University of Virginia in World War II

WW2 US Medical Research Centre The “WW2 US Medical Research Centre” started out as a private venture between two WW2 US medical collectors and re-enactors living in Europe. Using a variety of sources, primarily original WW2 documents, we were able to create an online database containing the list of all WW2 US Medical Department Item Numbers and their descriptions. We soon realized that this database was an invaluable research tool for anyone interested in the period. As a result, the database was further expanded, and the basic project grew to encompass a number of other resources for both collectors and re-enactors to use for their research. Go to website – Go to website

The Museum of the Second World War of the Po River it is a center of memory of the war events that occurred in the territories along the great river during the Second World War. – research on the German armed forces 1918-1945

Personal online museum of Military radios, spy radios and valves – Online Personal Museum of Military Radios – Spy Radios – Tubes By Antonio Fucci – Fano (Italy)

Denver Public Library: in the section “Western History and Geneology. You will find, among other things, a lot of material on the 10th Mountain Division. Go to the section “Western History and Geneology”. There are several links, follow them through. If you go to the photo or gallery link and get to the 10th Mountain photos, try it.

Remembering a Fallen Coloradan on Veterans Day

The Cars, Tanks and Airplanes of WWII – a collection of links about the main vehicles used by the allies during the Second World War – A collection of links about vehicles, tanks and airplane. Whether in the air or on the ground, the cars, tanks, and airplanes used during World War II had a great impact on a nation's ability to successfully campaign against the enemy. As Joseph Stalin said, “The war was decided by engines and octane.”

Important People of World War II – Plenty of information about World War II can be found in books and on the Web, including facts about battles, maps of territories and their control, and memorials to those who lost their lives. But one key thing to remember is that a war isn't fought by borders or governments or tanks: It's fought by people. This link is suggested by Bella, she found it during a webquest on WW2.  It's a list of important people of WWII.

12 Amazing Facts You Probably Didn't Know About WWII Jeeps  – Today Jeeps are one of the most popular vehicles of choice for off-roading enthusiasts. There are dozens of Jeep variants to choose from, but none are as iconic as the original WWII Jeep. Let's take a look at 12 facts you probably didn't know about these first Jeeps. This link is suggested by Kyle, he took a keen look at the evolution of Jeep models over the years

Re-enactment – Reenactors

The 514th QM Truck Regiment Re-enactment Group was born from the collaboration of a group of friends who started a few years ago collecting American military vehicles and equipment from World War II. In July 2004 at the Beltring War & Peace Show they had the idea of putting together a new re-enacting group dedicated to the 514th QM Truck Regiment and remembering how this regiment supplied Patton's army with fuel, ammunition, supplies and whatever else was necessary during the advance through northern France, the operation known as “The Red Ball Express”
The 514th QM Truck Regiment Reenactment Group is a group of friends who started collecting US military vehicles and equipment of World War II some years ago. In July 2004 at the Beltring War & Peace Show we came up with the idea to start a new WWII reenactment group to show the organization, hard work and bravery of the men of the 514th Quartermaster Truck Regiment, how they supplied Patton's army with fuel, ammo, rations and just about every thing else that was needed in their advance across Northern Franc. This operation was known as “The Red Ball Express”

To commemorate the liberation of the City of Mons, Belgium, the Royal Mons Auto Moto Club has been organizing an important concentration of WWII tanks since 1999. On August, Mons will be a living museum of WWII armored vehicles. Shermans, Chafees, Pershings, Tank Destroyers, Half Tracks, M8 and M10 will peacefully invade the historical center of the City of Mons. Tanks in Town is a world wide event. Overlord Returns is closely associated with the event.

There Compañía Histórica 2éme. DB: “La Nueve” is a reenactment group dedicated to the Republican Spanish soldiers who fought with the 2nd Free French Armored Division, also known as the “Leclerc Division”.- The Compañía Histórica 2éme. DB: “La Nueve” is a reenacting group that intends to remember the Spanish Republican soldiers that fought with the 2nd Free French Armored Division, also known as the “Leclerc Division”.

Vehicles – Vehicles

HMV Italia, History & Military Vehicles Italia, the new Club of historic ex-ordinance vehicles, with particular reference to those relating to the Second World War. The headquarters, for the first three years, is at the Historical Documentation and Research Center – Loc. Ponzalla, 47 – 50038 – Scarperia – FI.

Military Vehicle Preservation Association Established in 1976, the non-profit MVPA is dedicated to providing an international organization for military vehicle enthusiasts, historians, preservationists and collectors interested in the acquisition, restoration, preservation, safe operation and public education of historic military transport. Military Vehicle Preservation Association

Military Vehicle Trust In 1968 a small group of Military Vehicle enthusiasts on the South Coast formed the Military Vehicle Conservation Group. Its success was such that in 1987 it became the Military Vehicle Trust – a charitable organization that now has worldwide membership of over 5,500.



Associations – Associations

Winter Line Venafro (IS) – The history of the Winterline association was born from the friendship of Renato Dolcigno and Luciano Bucci who, since they were teenagers, shared a unique and original passion that led them to achieve an important goal, that of creating the first historical exhibition -permanent military called Winterline, concerning the war events that affected the municipality of Venafro and the surrounding lands.

Z Archive – cultural association for independent theater and cinema production. In 2003 the Gothic Line Project was inaugurated on the memory of the passage of the front and the civil war of liberation consisting of The Persians (2003) and Seven against Thebes (2005) by Aeschylus and Antigone (2006) by Sophocles at the German Military Cemetery of Futa Pass, the largest shrine of German victims of the Second World War on Italian territory.

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