"Daddy, what did you do in the Great War?" This was the question asked by a little girl of her father in a World War One Parliamentary Recruiting Committee poster from 1915. The same question can also be asked of your ancestors today, and not just of those who fought in the Great War.
Your father or mother may have fought in the Second World War. Picture the airfields in the flatlands of East Anglia and the hills of the West Country and relive the action that took place through the words of books describing what was happening. The Normandy Landings are also covered - the battles of both sky and sea.
One of the saddest records is that of British and International War Graves since 1914. The graves in Burma and India are well covered here and cover deaths from both World Wars.
Armies have existed since time immemorial and Army Lists of officers are available from 1761 through to 1937. With Navy Lists spanning the years from 1777 to 1939 as well as the Air Force Lists and details of the Royal Flying Corps from 1913 to 1939, this is one of the most comprehensive supply of products you are ever likely to find.
Are you wanting to delve deeper into the past of British Army Regiments? Potted histories are available that cover infantry and the cavalry, as well as armoured regiments.
Have you ever discovered medals languishing at the back of a dusty drawer? You can bring them back to their full glory by attaching the relevant medal ribbons, available here.
Even further back in time, the Crimean War is covered as is Nelson's Navy on the high seas. So, whatever you ancestors did in the wars, you will be sure to find resources here to help you to discover more.