Ancestry - Free access to UK military records until Monday
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Ancestry - Free access to UK military records until Monday

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Found 21st Jul 2017
From today until the 24th, Ancestry has free access to UK military records.

Our military history is on our minds at the moment, with the Passchendaele centenary and the new Dunkirk film. Don't miss this chance to track down your ancestors who served their country in WWII, WWI and earlier conflicts. From 21-24 July, get access to millions of records and find the military men and women in your family—all completely free.


Small print states:
Access to the records in the featured collections will be free from 00:01 BST 21 July until 23:59 BST 24 July, 2017. To view these records you will need to register for free with Ancestry.co.uk with your name and email address. We will then send you a username and password to access the records. After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records in the featured collections using an Ancestry.co.uk paid membership
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Does this include service men and women who were not from the UK but fought for Britain?
Very nice find - cheers OP
I try not to think about Dunkirk too much. The most embarrassing moment in British military history.
tfish

I try not to think about Dunkirk too much. The most embarrassing moment … I try not to think about Dunkirk too much. The most embarrassing moment in British military history.


Somme
I think the whole British army being COMPLETELY whitewashed in Belgium and France then running away on tiddly fishing boats beats a singular battle in an earlier much different war.... by some distance. I recommend the History Channel.
tfish10 h, 48 m ago

I think the whole British army being COMPLETELY whitewashed in Belgium and …I think the whole British army being COMPLETELY whitewashed in Belgium and France then running away on tiddly fishing boats beats a singular battle in an earlier much different war.... by some distance. I recommend the History Channel.


Would you rather them all be slaughtered on the beaches then?

Idiot.
No its great they escaped of course. What isn't great is the sheer embarrassment of their total collapse when faced with a superior force. Keep fishing internet tough guy.
Or may have been when the the French President phoned Churchill and and said we have lost
dragonline7721st Jul

Does this include service men and women who were not from the UK but …Does this include service men and women who were not from the UK but fought for Britain?


that's what I want to find out as well!
What am I missing? I've signed up using name and email. Searched for records, think I found what I was looking for. Clicked on the name and it says "choose your membership" and start your free 2 weeks trial after giving credit card info.
From_the_Midlands14 h, 34 m ago

What am I missing? I've signed up using name and email. Searched for …What am I missing? I've signed up using name and email. Searched for records, think I found what I was looking for. Clicked on the name and it says "choose your membership" and start your free 2 weeks trial after giving credit card info.

Same here!
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