• Brigadier Robert Daniell

    Having smashed through Belsen’s gates and the first building he came to, scattering guards in all directions, Daniell found a trench 150 yards long filled with naked bodies; he then broke down the door of the camp hospital, in which 90 per cent of the patients were dead.  1,193 total views

  • Michael Frey

    My grandfather, Michael Frey (1922-2006), fled from Vienna in 1938 to British Mandatory Palestine where he joined the British Army and became a part of what would soon turn into the Jewish Brigade Group, which in turn became a part of the 8th Army in 1944.  563 total views

  • Liberation Day

    Despite the camp being entered first on Sunday 15 April 1945, by eight men of the 6th SAS and then 1–3000 men of 11 and 29 Armoured Brigade, these troops stayed no more than a few hours and moved out to continue the war.  30 total views

  • Bedford QLB

    The 113th LAA can be seen here on the VE Day Parade. We asked various forums to confirm the vehicles.  1,748 total views

  • Conrad Wilson – AFS

    My grandfather, Conrad Wilson, was a Quaker and a conscientious objector. Although his pacifism steered him away from picking up a gun, his conscience told him he should contribute in some way to the war effort. AFS gave him the outlet he had been looking for.  1,224 total views

  • Bill Parkinson

    My grandfather, Bill Parkinson, was among the British soldiers who went into Bergen Belsen in 1945.  1,275 total views