• Harry Oakes (AFPU)

    Sgt Harry Oakes, cine cameraman and photographer with No 5 Army Film and Photographic Unit, poses with his cine camera for a final picture before leaving the North West European theatre in June 1945.  7,385 total views

  • Sergeant Ian James Grant (APFU)

    Ian James Grant was born in Edinburgh in 1917 and was called up for military service in 1940, initially spending two and a half years with the Royal Scots as a Lance-Corporal.  5,531 total views

  • 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.  2,944 total views

  • Wynford Vaughan-Thomas

    Swansea-born journalist and presenter who came to prominence as a war correspondent for the BBC, reporting on events including the Battle of Anzio and the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.  5,437 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.  6,478 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.  5,968 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.  7,108 total views