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Online books on fold3, a pay website (Ancestry owned)

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Maureene

Fold 3, which is owned by Ancestry, has many online books, most of which are digital copies of Naval & Military Press reprints.

Even if you don't regularly subscribe to fold3, there are sometimes days of free access, or you could try the trial week's access (but if the latter, remember to cancel before the end of the week)

 

You can find the Military Books category as part of  the World War II category, which however covers all periods, including WW1

https://www.fold3.com/browse/251/hTGb85NZ8

 

The titles can be quite brief, but you can check out the title on Naval & Military Press, although for some I was unable to be sure just what was there.

https://www.naval-military-press.com

 

Within fold3, the books are categorised according to country, so for British Army look in Britain, or the country where fighting took place, but some are mis-categorised. There are a number of regimental histories and books about Military operations.

 

For Indian Army regiments I saw books in both the categories for India and Britain.

 

There appear to be a number of books which aren't otherwise available online, such as the Official Histories, Operations in Persia, and Military Operations Mesopotamia.

 

You don't have to be a subscriber to check out what is there, just go to the fold3 link above.

 

Cheers
Maureen

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johntaylor

Hi Maureen, what an amazing discovery!  I don't know how you found these books, since they're well hidden away under World War II, but from a quick glance they do seem to have all the WWI unit histories republished by Naval & Military Press.

 

I've always been rather suspicious of Fold3, which seems to be slanted towards US records, and I resent the idea that despite having full Ancestry membership I should have to pay even more.

 

However after this, I may have to think again...

 

John

 

 

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hazelclark

I agree John. Did have Fold 3 but never found anything of interest before.

Thanks Maureen,

Hazel C.

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Maureene

The fold3 category WWI also includes some additional individual titles and a collection "Australia Military Book Collection" which contains both WWI and WWII books, and a few from other periods, which are set out in the following link

https://www.fold3.com/title/948/australia-military-book-collection/description

 

These books are  stated to be  from Gould Genealogy & History, which sells E Books and CDs, ("high quality scanned images of the original book")   and seem to be from a collection

https://www.gould.com.au/australian-and-states-military-collection/ which gives information about the titles on fold3, if you click further.

 

As mentioned in the original post, there are many regimental histories of the Indian Army in WWI on fold3, in the World War II category.

 

Cheers
Maureen

 

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Maureene

There have been a number of recent posts which indicate some of the records on fold3 are free at the moment, until 12 November 2018.

 

This seems to include all the online books mentioned above. You don't have to sign in, just click on the book links.

 

Cheers

Maureen

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johntaylor

You're right Maureen - I've already been on there rooting around.  Loads of interesting stuff.

 

John

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