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George Edward Packman – British Red Cross

British Red Cross.George Packman Red Cross
Pic: George Packman is first left in the picture, helping to rescue a German Pilot in WW2

1911–2012
Birth 10 MARCH 1911 • Faversham, Kent
Death 12 MAR 2012 • Ramsgate, Kent, England

April 17, 1945, two days after the first British soldiers arrived, Medical units were at the scene. The first thing they did was to set up a hospital area in the barracks of the German Army training camp nearby. George was a Medic with British Red Cross.

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This archive has been established after my own relative, Reg Price, took part in the liberation and subsequent humanitarian effort of Bergen Belsen in April 1945. Reg produced this famous sign at Belsen. As part of the 113th DLI, Reg and his comrades were at Belsen for 5 weeks and left when the last hut was empty and ceremonially burnt down. This archive compiles all available resources to build a lasting tribute to all the men and women who helped - any unit, any nationality. If you have a relative, or any info, on the relief effort at Belsen, we’d love you to please get in touch. Email us: liberator@belsen.co.ukThank you Nick Price CreativesFacebookTwitter