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Special Forces in World War 2

Welcome to Special Forces of World War 2

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Special Forces of World War 2 is a virtual museum dedicated to the special and specialised forces of World War II. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive overview of the units and formations employed during the Second World War. This includes the operations they were involved in, the equipment and tactics they used, and the stories of the men who fought in them. The WorldWar2-SOF Virtual Museum is an ongoing research project. If you have any additional information you wish to share with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Of course, we will credit you in the article.

“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” Winston Churchill

History of the site

The initial version of our website launched in 1998 under the name “Special Forces in Normandy.” By 2005, we evolved into “Special Forces in World War 2.” The site flourished, expanding to over 1,000 pages and attracting thousands of visitors daily. However, in 2012, a hacking incident resulted in the loss of most of our content. With no backups available, we were forced to shut down, marking the end of the website’s initial run.

In the following years, we maintained a modest presence through a small Facebook group called “World War 2 in Pictures and Videos,” but that was the extent of our online activity. The Covid Crisis, however, brought an unexpected opportunity. With an abundance of free time, the idea of reviving the old website emerged. Consequently, in March 2022, nearly a decade after our departure from the internet, our new site went live. Currently, it’s a work in progress and quite basic, but we’re committed to weekly updates. We invite you to explore and enjoy the evolving content.