• Major-General James Alexander Deans Johnston

    Major-General James Alexander Deans Johnston, OBE, MC (28 February 1911 – 17 May 1988) was a senior British Army officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps and the Senior Medical Officer at the liberated Bergen-Belsen concentration camp towards the end of the Second World War. Known as Johnnie Johnston.  6,736 total views

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    Keith MacLellan (1SAS)

    Keith William MacLellan (1920-1998) (first left on photo) was a modest, quiet man who didn’t like to draw attention to himself.  6,816 total views

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    Father Michael Morrison

    Five years ago I was invited to give a series of lectures aboard The World, a luxurious ship owned by its super-rich residents which cruises (pace Matthew Arnold): “Round the world for ever and aye”. The day before I disembarked in Sicily, one of them asked me to lunch. “I’d like to give you a book,” he said.  6,556 total views

  • Helen Bamber

    Helen Bamber OBE

    Helen Bamber OBE was a psychotherapist and Human Rights activist. She was born in London in 1925 and joined the Jewish Relief Unit in 1944.  7,181 total views

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    Joy Taverner – Queen Alexandria’s Nurse

    My husband’s grandmother (now 82) was a nurse during the War and has a book-worth of stories to tell. The following are 2 letters that she has written to me describing her nursing work during the beach landings and entering Belsen…  7,428 total views

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    Johnny Cooper 1SAS

    Eighteen-year-old Johnny Cooper volunteered for the SAS in 1941. Johnny Cooper was one of the first two non commissioned soldiers to join L detachment of the SAS the regiment, and helped build the service up to the effective force it is today.  117 total views