About this mission:
Wartime Press has been
created by Eric & Dave to provide a
historical reference site to a multitude
of original books, booklets, magazines,
manuals, newspapers and document
relating to wartime eras.
History of Wartime Press:
For many years we have vigorously
and still collecting materials relating
to all these areas. In the past we have
been contacted numerous times by news
publication companies and independent TV
broadcasting shows to help them find
facts from our collection of photos and
stories for their documentaries they
For the most part these inquiries still go on.
2005 prior to The Web Site:
We have had a life-long interest in collecting military publications and
items. So, we created this site because
we really wanted to share the
information and images of publications
that we have collected over the years.
We trade, sell, and buy from many
sources to build one of the largest
We thought it would be a great idea to sell, buy and trade these
publication images with everyone and
fill any or the very rare gaps in the
collection. It is one thing to preserve
history, and another to be able to then
Everyone understands that the WWII US personnel records burned destroying
a large section of them.
Not many people understand that numerous publications do have photos and names
listed with them. Also many names are
listed in company muster rolls, awards,
short stories and more.
If a person was not able to get any information because of missing
military records, they may have a chance
to get information from such a
WWII Military Preservation
We trade, sell, and buy from many sources to build our private
collections. Also, we do have many
second or third duplicates, that will be
made available for purchase through
We have been scanning "groups" and "sets" voluntarily for front, back and
special edition covers and also inside
texts and photos.
As each group is being scanned we upload the images to the site to let
people know they exist. The text scans
need to be processed for the web. Text
scans are converted and takes time to do
40 text pages vs. one image cover.
Searching and looking for
We have broken down publication types by Country, Service branch, then by
types like books, magazines, manuals,
newspapers, units and more coming! If a
category is blank, don't fret,
they will be there shortly because it is
We have both a Google search and a find free search. Find free
located on the top left is updated index
once a week and does capture 99% of the
Why Display everything from the
Either good or bad, about any war, these are just part of our history.
These publications contain great
historical value because they are a look
into the past.
Please feel free to enjoy what we thought would be a great idea to
allow many others a peak into the past.
Since we do have many wartime era
publications from all sides of the
conflicts, please be aware we do not
promote any indifferent viewpoints.
Many of these publications help us to not forget the reasons we were
Filling the Gaps:
With us covering such a broad range of materials and eras, we may
never be able to have it all. We will
continue to add new materials as we buy
and trade publications and such
If there are other collectors that can help to fill in any of the
gaps, or add a missing topic to this
site, it would be greatly appreciated by
us and others. All donated image
material (high resolution photos or
scans) will receive a credit to give the
donor recognition in their part of
preserving a bit of history.
And an acknowledgment of who add the
image or material.
operation of this site:
Our sponsors = 0
labor = been voluntary
website = been voluntary
2009 we added ads to generate something
to go towards operating costs and
SPONSOR US OPPORTUNITY
At this time we have no sponsorships,
awards or acknowledgments for our effort
but in time we hope to acquire sponsor
resources equipment, software, or funds
to aid us in our effort and that we can
return the favor with the end result in
web promotion back to all who request to
make a business effort in our project.
We are looking for ways to speed this
project up and to construct the design
and format right the first time through
the web access.
Please contact web
admin if you would
like to offer sponsorship to help us,
any business relations that could
benefit us both, we would be highly
appreciative of any offers or ideas..
Wartime Press Staff