• Bergen Belsen Memorial

    Despite the annual britishness tweets of the liberation of Belsen, there is no memorial at the site for all the nationalities who went to help.  311 total views

  • Bill Diack –

    Bill Diack, who received the Legion d’honneur in 2017, was among the Scots who strove to ease the suffering of the Belsen victims.  229 total views

  • Ian Forsyth, MBE. Points of Light

    Ian Forsyth MBE, aged 96, from Lanarkshire, was one of the first British troops to liberate the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945 and has since dedicated his life to helping others through his work as a teacher and wider Holocaust education.  128 total views

  • George Hanks (63 ATR)

    GEORGE Hanks was only a teenager when he and his colleagues from the Oxfordshire Yeomanry helped to liberate the notorious Belsen concentration camp, and the horrors he saw have never left him.  213 total views

  • Paul Wyand (Cameraman)

    Paul Wyand began his career as a motor mechanic at Brooklands, but was encouraged by his uncle Leslie Wyand , who worked for the American Pathe News, to combine this with taking news photographs to sell through the Sport and General Press Agency.  177 total views

  • Joseph Conerney RAMC

    My father Joseph Conerney was born in Co. Galway. As a young man he went to Witham (Essex) to train as a nurse. At the beginning of the war he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps and served in, Holland, Norway and Germany.  206 total views

  • Leslie Cole – War Artist

    Leslie Cole was born in Swindon on August 11, 1910, and was to become best known as an official artist of the Second World War – and one of the first Allies to witness the full horror of Nazi death camps after liberation.  249 total views