Lord Tweedsmuir of Elsfield was 13th Governor General of Canada (1935 - 1940). This official Canadian website carries his biography as well as accounts of previous Canadian Governor Generals, dating back to 1867.
Lorne Scots Church Parade
A VIDEO of the Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment) on Church Parade in Thursley on the day Lieutenant-Colonel Louis Keene and his Officers presented a brass plaque as a mark of their appreciation at St Michael and All Angels church. (You can read more about this service on this website.)
This Yale University website carries World War II Documents which make a fascinating read. Among other items included are, the Proclamation by Adolf Hitler dated 1 September 1939, Germany's Invasion of Poland, Comunique from the German Government to the British Government dated 3 September 1939, the Atlantic Charter and German Surrender Papers.
BBC Research Facts
A website full of in-depth facts about WWII. A very useful tool for capturing the broader picture of the Second World War.
Canadian Army Newsreels
The assault on Dieppe, although a military disaster, was regarded as one of the Canadian Army's heroic moments. Included in this collection of newsreels is one taken on the parade ground of Witley Camp in Surrey, England, during the presentation of colours to Dieppe Veterans by King George VI who was accompanied by his wife Queen Elizabeth.
Chronology of World War Two
Events of World War Two in chronological order.
'General Langfitt Group' Stories
A fascinating and thorough piece of work that chronicles stories of mainly women and children from Poland who settled in Australia in 1950. The accounts have been sensitively collated by Maryon Allbrook and Helen Cattalini, and are published on the world wide web by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Australian Government.
History of Thursley Society
The society is continually looking for new information about Thursley Village and Tweedsmuir Camp. Find out more about the society's work by clicking this link.
John Buchan Society
A website for anyone interested in the Scottish writer John Buchan. This resource carries information for researchers and for people who want to find out more about the man who later became known as Lord Tweedsmuir of Elsfield.
Milford Polish Parish
This link is in Polish, and serves the Polish community at Milford. The Milford Polish parish is what remains of the whole Polish community that once lived in camps Algonquin, Laurentide and Tweedsmuir, and Dunsfold barracks.
Poland in Exile
This website carries many interesting and broad elements of Poland's World War Two history. It is a worthwhile website to visit as it will add to readers' understanding of the subject matter.
Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum
Formed immediately after World War Two by the Polish community in exile, the institute and museum hold many important documents and artefacts pertaining to Polish history. Researchers should note that most of the documents are in Polish.
President Lech Kaczynski
'Lech' is an abbreviation for Leszek, which translated into English is Leslie. This link will take you to an excellent BBC web page that reports on the air accident that killed the President of the Third Polish Republic. The web page carries four informative video reports.
Rural Life Centre, Surrey
Founded in 1973, the Rural Life Centre in Surrey is an open air museum. As well as artefacts depicting rural life the museum has a Second World War collection that will be expanded over the next three years into a permanent exhibition about the local area's military history and will include artefacts related to Tweedsmuir Camp.
Surrey History Centre
The Surrey History Centre has a wide range of interesting archives relating to Surrey's past. It's supervised reading room is staffed by experts who are willing to help search for materials.
Surrey Industrial History Group (SIHG)
This prestigious Archaeological Society in Surrey has completed many impressive tasks. It is affiliated closely with the Association for Industrial Archaeology, which is a national organisation.
After WWII, Tweedsmuir Camp was one of many UK military camps occupied by Polish people who were part of the Polish Forces under British command. The answer to the question of why so many felt they were unable to return to Poland following the cessation of the war is explained by Dr Mark Ostrowski in his thesis.
The Lorne Scots Association
Read about the history and other associated accounts of the regiment that was responsible for adminstrating Tweedsmuir Camp during World War Two.
Thursley Camp (an interesting account of 1939)
This Open University page carries a very interesting account about 'The Murder of Mable Bundy at the Moorlands Hotel'. Suspects included soldiers stationed in Thursley Camp (later Tweedsmuir Camp).
Help for Heroes
We support the Help for Heroes charity, which was launched in October 2007. It has the backing of many celebrities, including Jeremy and Francie Clarkson and The Royal Family as well as the media and thousands of ordinary people. The charity has raised over £1m a month since its launch. Please give your support as and when you can.