• 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.  134 total views

  • Bedford QLB

    The 113th LAA can be seen here on the VE Day Parade. We asked various forums to confirm the vehicles.  366 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.  112 total views

  • Bill Parkinson

    My grandfather, Bill Parkinson, was among the British soldiers who went into Bergen Belsen in 1945.  262 total views

  • Norman Turgel (53 FSS)

    Norman Turgel, a soldier in the British Army, met the woman whom he immediately knew he would marry. Just days later, they were engaged. (53 Field Security section of British Intelligence Corps)  373 total views

  • Reg McDonnell – Royal Engineers

    As the cold water of the English Channel lapped at his chest, a soldier near to Reg McDonnell stumbled and began to drown under the weight of his equipment.  255 total views