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    List of Units at Belsen

    1 Vascular Injuries Research Team 10 Military Government Garrison Detachment 102 Control Section Early May 1945 102 Mobile Laundry and Bath Unit 104 Mobile Laundry and Bath Unit 11 Light Field Ambulance R.A.M.C. (Field Hygiene) 17/04/1945 113 LAA Regt Royal Artillery 18/04/1945 113 LAA Regt Workshops R.E.M.E. 18/04/1945 11th (British) Armoured Division Mobile Bath Section 12 Displaced Persons Assembly Team 14 Amplifying Unit, Intelligence Corps 15/04/1945 155 Detail Issue Depot 1575 Light Artillery Platoon R.A.S.C. 1576 Heavy Artillery Platoon R.A.S.C. 15th Scottish Division Mobile Bath Section 163 Field Ambulance R.A.M.C. 08/05/1945 166 DID R.A.S.C. 172 Battery, 58th LAA Regiment RA 174 Battery, 58th LAA Regiment RA 22 Field Transfusion Unit…

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    Brian Urquhart (Major) (Sir)

    I left the airborne business after the Battle of Arnhem because I was pretty unpopular there. It’s unpopular enough to be the one person who opposes something that everybody else wants to do. But if you turn out to be right, you get seriously unpopular, and I was seriously unpopular because I was right.  223 total views

  • John Crosbie (Jack) 113th LAA DLI

    This article was written by John J. Crosbie (known as Jack) in March 1964. Jack was born in Girvan in 1915 and after the war he lived in Giffnock with his wife and two sons until his death in 1995.  282 total views

  • Bill Millin Bergen Belsen

    Bill Millin

    Branko Lustig. As a 12/13 year old, the future producer of Steven Spielberg’s movie ‘Schindler’s List’, was in Bergen-Belsen and on the brink of dying when he all of a sudden heard a sound he thought might have been produced by angels. It was in fact British Army pipers playing as the camp was liberated.  528 total views

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    Leslie Hardman

    Reverend Leslie Henry Hardman MBE HCF (18 February 1913 – 7 October 2008) was an Orthodox Rabbi and the first Jewish British Army chaplain to enter Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, an experience “that made him a public figure, both within his community and outside it”.  337 total views

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    Pipers – Liberating Belsen?

    We are grateful to Bruce Hitchings MBE BEM, Kirknewton, Scotland and to Bob Shlaer of Santa Fe, New Mexico, for the following story. Last November, Bob read an obituary that appeared in American newspaper, The Week. The deceased was Branko Lustig (87) who, as a 10-year-old Croatian Jew, had been imprisoned at Auschwitz. The obituary describes how one day the youngster was ordered to stand in the front row at a hanging.  264 total views

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    Report on Belsen Camp by Lt. Col. Taylor

    REPORT ON BELSEN CAMP by Lt-Col. R.I.G. TAYLOR, DSO, MC.   Appendix ‘A’ attached is a short account of the condition of the camp as known before the entry on 15 April. Appendix ‘B’ is a copy of the agreement concluded between representatives of the Allied and German Armies on 12 April 1945.   PART I. On 13 April I received written instructions from B.G.S., 8 Corps that I was to assume control of the area as given in the agreement, that I was to command all enemy troops remaining in the area, and “in principle British troops were to be employed to give authority of enemy forces vis a…