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    Ken Allen – 58th Light Anti Aircraft Regiment

    “The stench of death could be smelt miles away – even before the concentration camp came into view. The horrible smell was so thick in the air, you could almost slice it with a knife and it made us gag.”  7,876 total views

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    Medical Students: At the Camp

    The first students arrived at Belsen at the end of April 1945, with the remaining students reaching the camp at the beginning of May 1945. Following a briefing by Meiklejohn on 2 May 1945, they began work at Camp 1 the following day.  6,829 total views

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    75th Anniversary Press – The Northern Echo

    WHILE the street parties were in full swing in streets festooned with bunting back home in Blighty, Victory in Europe was marked in a starkly contrasting way for many British soldiers serving in different parts of the world.  9,208 total views

  • Alison Wood

    My friend Alison Wood, who has died aged 98, dedicated her long life to the service of others. In 1936 she knew what was happening in Germany and “had the gumption to believe that Hitler would do what he said he would do”.  5,319 total views

  • Harold Pearsall

    My dad, Harold Pearsall, 97, landed on Juno beach during the D-Day landings as an anti-tank gunner and took part in the assault on Caen.  6,603 total views

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    James Gosling

    An extract from a 1986 interview with Norfolk born James Gosling, describing his memories of the Second World War. During his interviews, Mr Gosling shared his first-hand experiences of assisting with the liberation of Bergen-Belsen, a concentration camp in northern Germany.  7,988 total views

  • Dickie Atkinson (9 DLI)

    A VETERAN soldier, believed to the last member of Durham Light Infantry to have taken part in the D-Day landings, has died two days before celebrating his 75th wedding anniversary with his wartime sweetheart.  6,723 total views

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    No. 5 AFPU Ft. Norman Midgley

    The Army Film and Photographic Unit was a subdivision of the British armed forces set up on 24 October 1941, to record military events in which the British and Commonwealth armies was engaged. During the war, almost 23 percent of all AFPU soldiers were killed in action; the AFPU was disbanded in 1946.  7,366 total views