• Janet Vaughan

    Dame Janet Vaughan, (1899–1993) the well-connected daughter of the headmaster of Rugby, great great niece of Sir Henry Halford (1766–1844), president of the Royal College of Physicians, and second cousin of Virginia Woolf, was an expert on blood disorders, specifically pernicious anaemia.  305 total views

  • Alex Paton – Medical Student

    My friend Alex Paton, who has died aged 91, was a distinguished physician who never sought high office in medicine but did good quietly, mentoring junior doctors, influencing the profession, and using his knowledge of liver disease to improve alcoholism treatment. When still a medical student, he spent May 1945 assisting in the liberation of Belsen.  345 total views

  • Ian Forsyth and Julien Wieciech

    As a young soldier in April 1945, Ian Forsyth faced the gates of Belsen concentration camp from the confines of an army tank as allied troops prepared to liberate it and for the first time in his life he understood what he was actually fighting for.  425 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.  294 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.  295 total views

  • Roll of Honour

    The 113th Durham Light Infantry, Royal Artillery, Roll of Honour (Listed by date order) x19 KIA from July to November 1944 (x15 found) and x10 in Training accidents prior to June 1944 (x1 found)  1,381 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.  698 total views