• Josephine Bunting

    Known as Madge, she was born in December 1918 to parents Lionel and Bessie Bunting of Churchill Road Chipping Norton.  567 total views

  • Mike Flanagan

    Mike Flanagan, a warm-hearted Irishman who after liberating the concentration camp Bergen Belsen, fought in the British Army in the land of Israel/Palestine and deserted in order to join Jewish fighters in the war of Independence (1948).  387 total views

  • Les Hansell

    ‘The last great heave of war,’ according to Churchill, took place with the crossing of the Rhine on 24th March 1945.  428 total views

  • Ronald “Carl” Giles – Cartoonist. OBE

    Cartoonist,Ronald Giles,famous as simply “Giles” is remembered for his work published in the British daily newspaper, the Daily Express.In April 2000, he was voted ‘Britain’s Favourite Cartoonist of the 20th Century’.  432 total views

  • James Ernest Thompson (437 Sqn RCAF)

    My grandfather, F/O James Ernest Thompson (Ernie) of 437 sqn RCAF was there shortly after it was overrun by the Brits. His and two other Dakotas picked up Brass and Medical personell in Belgium and landed next to the camp in a field. They took some people of interest who had been prisoners there to a hospital in France before they realized the extent of the Typhus epidemic.  343 total views

  • Lt. T.D.J Finnie (13 Regt. RHA)

    My Grand-father is Maj.T.D.J.Finnie RA (Retd.) but not sure of the dates he would have been there. I’ll let you know what he says. He also wrote an article on the liberation that appeared in “Gunner” magazine, the RA magazine. He was in 13 Regt. RHA (Honourable Artillery Company).  290 total views