• Hugh O Hara – 11th Armoured Brigade

    This is the horrifying image of young soldier Hugh O’Hara helping to bury thousands of death camp victims after liberating notorious Bergen-Belsen. Hugh, who served with the 11th Armoured Brigade, sits at the wheel of a bulldozer, a white hanky at his face, looking out over dozens of dead bodies.  1,356 total views

  • Albert Drew – Tank Regt.

    My Dad’s older half Brother, Uncle Albert. (Top right in the picture above the swastika flag) was at the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp.  1,621 total views

  • Military Government at Belsen

    The 224 Mil. Gov Det. was responsible for “the former concentration camp” and remained one month in Belsen (ie until the camp was completely evacuated).  692 total views

  • William Roach Account at Belsen

    William Roach, Troop Commander in the 58th Light Anti-Aircraft Regt, and Battery Commander Major Chapman were told to go to Belsen. With two troops, they arrived at the camp mid-morning on 15th April.  506 total views

  • Johanna Hogerzeil (Han)

    Dr Han Collis, was a courageous life-long champion of children particularly in Germany’s immediate post-war horror, later in Nigeria, India, and in her adopted country, Ireland.  144 total views

  • RAF at Belsen – Football!

    A couple of weeks or so after the liberation of the Belsen concentration camp, we had occasion to go into the camp — I don’t remember why.  390 total views

  • Tom Derek Bowden – Captured British Soldier

    The Israeli ambassador and Lord Dannatt, former head of the British Army, were among those who paid tribute at a memorial service to a Norfolk soldier who fought for Israel after witnessing the horrors of the Holocaust.  35 total views