• Liberation of Bergen Belsen

    The Numbers

    113th LAA Regiment RA (Durham Light Infantry) arrived at Belsen on the 18th April. The Panzer Barracks at Hohne, a short distance from the Belsen camp, was converted into a hospital and a transit camp. The DLI Regimental Journal for October 1946 reported the battalion recorded the following personel (live).  7,808 total views

  • 75th Anniversary Press – John Gardiner

    A World War II veteran who was one of the first Allied soldiers to enter the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp at its liberation, and likely one of the last still living, died on May 4 at the age of 95.  5,030 total views

  • Benjamin (Benny) Edwards

    My father Benjamin (Benny) Edwards was in the military police and was also sent into liberate Bergen Belsen.  4,603 total views

  • Alexander Allan

    Alexander Allan was born in June 1910 in Scotland. In 1943 he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and joined the 113th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery. This unit had been formed out of the old 5th (Territorial Army) Battalion DLI at Stockton on Tees.  5,055 total views

  • Stanley Cruse

    Something that haunted my late Father very much near his life’s end in 2013.  7,372 total views

  • Liberation of Bergen Belsen

    American Field Service

      Shortly after liberation, a contingent of around seventy* American Field Service (AFS) ambulance drivers from C and D Platoons of the 567 Company (Coy) was called in to assist in what became a seven-week mission offering aid to the survivors of the camp. Ambulance drivers from the D Platoon under the command of Lieutenant Murray drove to Lübeck on the Baltic to retrieve 130 German nurses to assist with the evacuation of the camp. A section of the C Platoon under the command of W.J. Bell volunteered to assist with stretcher-bearing details and distribution of meals to the survivors. *(76) Ref. AFS deeply honors the seventy AFS Ambulance Drivers…

  • David Kane (SAS)

    My father, a German Jew, was there with the British SAS . He had just turned 23 and lost most of his family, including his mother, who had been deported to Łódź and murdered in Chelmno.  5,507 total views