Wilco Vermeer's WW2 and History Collection

August 25th, 2016



The sinking of the s.s. City of Manchester

- March 27th, 2016: American Lapwing-class Minesweepers
- April 16th, 2016: American Minesweeper USS Lark
- April 28th, 2016: American Jupiter-class Colliers
- May 21st, 2016: American Collier USS Jupiter
- May 22nd, 2016: American Carrier USS Langley
- May 23rd, 2016: Stephen Corner Stephenson Taws
- May 23rd, 2016: Ali Azam
- May 23rd, 2016: Guy Smith Roberts
- August 25th, 2016: Ernest Burnham
- August 25th, 2016: Bernard Egbert Berntsen


World War II History
The history of the Second World War

Military Power History
The history weapons and equipment

Units and Organisations in History
The history on Units and Organisations, both military and civilian

Persons in History
The history on individual persons

Awards and Decorations History
The history of Awards and Decorations

No country can maintain a defence without companies that manufacture, maintain and repair their weaponry and equipment

Bemmel's History
The history of the town I live in

WW2 and History Collection is a collection of historical articles with the Second World War as a main section and the Dutch Military History as a focal point. The Second World War is the historical framework from which this website starts, but it widens through the whole history of war and peace. The historical process of state forming cumulated as a final stage in the Second World War. After the Second World War the world seemed to be devided through the lines of East-West thinking, but after the collapse of the Soviet Union, it seems the whole process of state forming has started all over again. The forming of the Dutch state and its military history runs as a red line through al the worlds history as an example of this all.
Many of the pages will not be completed at the moment they go online. The data are part of ongoing projects of research and will be updated regulary.

WW2 and History Collection is an all volunteer project. Additions and help in any way is welcomed. This can either be by reasearching, contributing complete articles, sending additional information, but also fundraising, technical help and so forth. Do not hesitate to contact me. Funds, donations and requests for payed advertisements are welcomed. The money collected will be used for maintaining the website and conducting additional research. Most of the images on this website are in digital form owned by the makers of the website, owned by persons mentioned with the image or presumed to be public domain. We make great effords in trying to credit those persons who should be. When you think an image should be credited to you, do not hesitate to contact us.

One of my other hobby's is Model railway building, for those intrested, take a look here.

© WW2 History Collection - Wilco Vermeer, 2015 - 2016