Tracing Your Army Ancestors

Tracing Your Army Ancestors

Simon Fowler

 
Date Published :
October 2007
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Tracing your Ancestors
Illustration :
50 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781844154104
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 5.25 X 8.5 inches
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$19.95

Overview
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Whether you are interested in the career of an individual officer, researching medals awarded to a soldier or just want to know more about a particular battle or campaign, this book will point you in the right direction. Assuming that the reader has no prior knowledge of the British army, its history or organization, family historian Simon Fowler explains which records survive, where they can be found and how they can help you in your research.

The author also describes resources available online as well as books and campaign histories. Worked examples are included which show how the records can be used to discover the career of an individual or a specific action, and particular attention is paid to explaining the records and the reasons behind their creation - this information can be very important in understanding how these documents can help your research.

About The Author
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Simon Fowler is a professional writer, researcher and historian, specializing in family and military history. He has made a particular study of the First World War, and has long been interested in how Britain, and Europe, readjusted to post-war conditions. Daniel Weinbrens PhD concentrated on the impact of the First World War on British society. His historical publications include The Open University. A History and The Oddfellows 1810-2010. He has taught courses on war and society at several universities and currently teaches this subject at The Open University.

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